Union Hotel

401 First Street , Benicia, CA 94510 USA (Show map)


Come enjoy this gracious 1882 hotel, in the heart of historic Benicia. The Union Hotel is nestled on the edge of a calm bay, close to nearby scenic attractions. The comfortable decor is reminiscent of California's past and is highlighted with touches of European elegance. Some suites feature spectacular water views and spacious bathrooms with whirlpools for two.



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  • Guest room4.0
  • Service3.8
  • Value4.0
  • Cleanliness3.9
  • Onsite Dining3.6

Unique place

3.0 on April 24, 2018

We enjoyed our stay. The bed was very comfortable. Very unique place.

Beautiful old-timey hotel

4.0 on March 30, 2018

The staff was very nice. I stayed in the Sea Lavender, which is a beautiful room with a view of the Carquinez Strait. A very nice getaway in a cute town.


1.0 on February 14, 2018

It was terrible ... the front desk boy , although very nice not helpful at all . No parking , room smelled liked wet gym socks, no view & the music down stairs was very loud . We were on the third floor & could here it clearly . We actually left & went home


5 on January 19, 2018

Great staff nice bar groovy place even if it is haunted

Union Hotel

2.2 on January 17, 2018

We stayed two nights at the Union Hotel. There was no one on premises when we arrived at 2 PM, so had to wait an hour until someone arrived. There was no breakfast served as promised the first morning. The Union is not nearly as nice as other places I've stayed in Benicia close by.

Love The Union Hotel

5 on October 04, 2017

I come to the Union Hotel annually for an event held locally. I love this hotel and all it’s charm. The convenient location and fantastic staff make it so enjoyable.

Wonderful historic stay

4.0 on August 28, 2017

My husband and I stayed for the weekend and the rooms were so fun and fascinating. They have antique furniture (awesome wardrobe) and it is right on the main street with tons of cool shops and places to eat. This was our second time staying and it won't be our last. We always have a great experience here!


3.8 on July 10, 2017

Had a very enjoyable stay at the Union Hotel. The room, the location, the staff were all just great. Thank you for a wonderful time. We will be back!

Awesome Bay View

4.4 on June 06, 2017

¿¿ Enjoyed our stay, so glad rooms are dog friendly, wish we could have stayed for a longer visit with our family!!!

Fun place to stay

3.8 on March 20, 2017

This is a fun, historic hotel. I wanted to get away in a one off type place that wasn't your typical generic hotel and this place delivers. It's right in the middle of downtown Benicia as well so it's really fun/lively on the weekends. Bed was comfortable and jetted tub was huge. Just make sure you email/call if you plan to check in after 6pm...they setup your access a little different after hours.

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Rooms & Rates

Beach Primrose

Beach Primrose features *soft rose and minst colors *a mohogeny four-rposter queen bed *comfortable sitting area with an oversized hotel couch * private bathroom with a whirlpool tub and a shower *spacious sitting and work areas views of the trretops and hills beyond

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen


Arrowgrass features * a yellow and green tones * a California King four-poster bed * comfortable loveseat that pulls out into a bed. * an elegant, spacious sitting area * views of Mount Diablo and Benicia waterfront * private bath with a Jacuzzi tub and a shower. *located on the third floor

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King


Marigold features: * Queen bed * soft tones and richly carved furniture * the view of the First Street towards the meadow and the bay beyond. * private sitting and desk area.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen


Stickseed features: * Queen bed * sitting area and a desk area by the bay window * elegant English fureniture in muted tones * partial view of the bay * bathroom with a Jacuzzi tub and a shower Queen bed

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Coast Lotus

Coast Lotus features: * view of the bay and Carquinez Bridge * a formal tiled and mirrored entry * an oak-carved King bed * 19th century furniture * huge bathroom with a whirlpool tub for two and a shower * perfect suite ffor special occasions, such as weddings, anniversaries, and birthdays.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King


Sundew features: * four-poster queeen canope bed * rose and lemon chiffon colors * antique furniture setthis * the views of Mount Diablo * bathroom matches the colors of the bedroom and includes a whirlpool tub and a shower.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Fawn Lily

Fawn Lily features: * queen bed * spacious sitting and desk areas * love seat that pulls out into a bed * view of the street and the bay *large bathroom with whirlpool tub and a shower

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Seaside Daisy

Seaside Daisy Suite features: * a formal entry * California King bed * view of the bay including the beautifully illuminated Carquinez Bridge. * soft blues and creams. * a large sitting area. * a huge private bathroom with a jacuzzi for two and a shower. Humphrey Bogart stayed in this room in 1936.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

Wild peony

Wild Peony features: * Queen bed * Bradbury and Bradbury wallpaper in cherry blossom colors * spectacular view of the Benicia Bay * rich country furnishings include rustic armoire, nightstands, and a elegant round table * a sitting area in the bay window. a tile bathroom with a Jacuzzi tub and a shower.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen


Victoriana features: * Queen size bed * Victorian furniture and decor * spacious sitting and work areas * first class view of the First Street parades * spacious bathroom with shower and tub..

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen


Lupine features: * soft cream and cornflower blue colors * queen bed * rustic pine furniture. * views of the bay * spacious sitting area with two oversized comfortable chairs by the bay window.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Sea Lavender

Sea Lavender features: * California King bed * Bradbury and Bradbury Wallpaper in blue tones * antiques and wide plank Brazilian cherrywood floors * views of Benicia Bay *elegant bathroom with whirlpool tub and a shower; safety bar * spacious sitting area

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

Check Dates


Location Type

Small town, Waterview, Wine country


Oakland, CA (OAK-Oakland Intl.)

Directions to property:

Hwy 80 to 780, 5 miles to 2nd St Benicia exit, left to Military, right 1 block to 1st, left to Corner 'D' St.

Area Attractions

Amusement Park, Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Beach, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Night life, Outlet Stores, Winery

Inn Details

Establishment type

Historic Inn, Pub

On-site amenities

Fax Machine, Wedding Facilities , Bay Views, free high speed internet in every room

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Amenities Basket, Coffee/Tea facilities, Fridge, Hairdryer, Hot tub/whirlpool tub, Ironing Board, Microwave, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Telephone, Wi-Fi

On-site activities

Boating, Winetasting, Marine World, Sailing, Shopping, Sight-seeing

Check Dates


  • Check In:: 3:00pm-6:00pm
  • Check Out:: 11:30am
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: Outside only
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided No
  • Suitable For Children: Yes
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: Yes Please call.
  • Disabled Access Limited

Terms and Conditions

  • Cancellations: 48 hour cancellation policy. (Cancel 48 hours prior to arrival date, there will be a charge for one night including tax) We do require a credit card on file at the time of booking in the event we must collect for incidentals.



Erica Ruddock & Diana Marroquen

Languages spoken


Check Dates




  • Time Served: 7:30-10:00am
  • Serving Location: Breakfast/dining area, Guest room

Special meal options