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 room4.2
  • Service3.8
  • Value4.1
  • Cleanliness4.1
  • Onsite Dining3.7

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!

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.

Hidden Gem

3.4 on June 11, 2016

Wonderful secret hideaway in a lovely location

Union hotel review

3.8 on June 04, 2016



4.0 on April 23, 2016

Great for single woman traveler with dog. Close to bay area locations.

Charming get away

4.2 on April 12, 2016

Old charming hotel. Comfortable bed, great bathroom, sunny room. My dog was treated very well. Perfect central location. Walk to shops and shore. The elevator is noisy so stay away from it. Breakfast is basic. This is a B and B not a "hotel". I will return. I was delighted with it. I didn't eat at the hotel.

A great one night stay

3.8 on April 05, 2016

I was very satisfied with my stay. Free WiFi and continental breakfast. Great accommodations. Very nice staff. Bars and restaurants within walking distance.

Very nice, classic & charming setting

5 on March 15, 2016

We only stayed for one night but the hotel exceeded our expectations. Very nice atmosphere and dining experience. Set in old town Benicia, anyone would have a great experience.

Charming historic hotel

4.8 on December 27, 2015

We love the Union Hotel, and will stay here again. Our room was large and comfortable, and the Jacuzzi tub is lovely to sink in to! We had the continental breakfast with was good, but did not have dinner in the dining room because we had an office Christmas dinner scheduled elsewhere. The dining room looked very inviting though, and the bar is beautiful. We would like to try the food here during our next stay. We highly recommend the Union Hotel, and thoroughly enjoyed our one night stay!

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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

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Location Type

Small town, Village, 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, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Outlet Stores, Winery

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Inn Details

Establishment type

Historic Inn

On-site amenities

Computer, Fax Machine, Private entrance, Secretarial services, Wedding Facilities , Bay Views, free high speed internet in every room

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Amenities Basket, Hot tub/whirlpool tub, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Telephone

On-site activities

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

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

Terms and Conditions

  • Accepted payments AMEX, VISA, Mastercard, Travelers checks
  • 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.
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  • Serving Location: Breakfast/dining area

Special meal options


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