$99 Avg/night
Rate based on Check-in: Jul 16, 2014 Check-out: Jul 17, 2014

Union Hotel

2 stars
401 1st Street, Benicia, CA 94510
Hotel Overview
Reviewer score
2.8
out of 5
13 reviews
Victorian Elegance: The Union Hotel, Benecia

I found the hotel, service, and room wonderful. Although the decor was nineteenth century, I... See full review

  • BillBAZ
  • Feb 18, 2013
Enchanted adventure.

I had requested a late check-in, got there at 7:30 and locked out. Restaurant staff no help, saw... See full review

  • 5150Bob
  • Mar 15, 2014
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 Californias past and is highlighted with touches of European elegance. Some suites feature spectacular water views and spacious bathrooms with whirlpools for two. Check-in is at 3 30 PM. Guests planning to arrive before or after this time must contact the property at least 48 hours prior to arrival to receive special check-in instructions. As a bed and breakfast property, the Front Desk hours will vary guests should contact the property to find out more information. To contact the property, use the number on the reservation confirmation received after booking.

Hotel Map

38.0476 -122.1605
Nearby airports
Oakland Intl Airport, (OAK), 12.75, MI, S;
Area description
City Center

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Union Hotel Rooms

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Fawn Lily
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Wild peony
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Marigold
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Seaside Daisy
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Arrowgrass
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Sundew
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Victoriana
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Sea Lavender
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Beach Primrose
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Coast Lotus

Amenities

General
Pet friendly
Services
Maid service
Security
Accessibility
Accessible facilities
Room
Television with cable
Radio
AM/FM alarm clock
Cribs available

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
03:30 PM
Check-out:
11:30 AM

Terms and conditions

Rates quoted in currencies other than the hotel's base currency are subject to the rate of the international exchange. Rate may change throughout stay. Rate may reflect average nightly rate. Extra charges may apply. Incidental charges, such as room service, are not included in the rate.

The amenities and/or facilities may not be located at the hotel, but within a reasonable distance, and additional charges may apply for use. All information has been provided by this hotel and not by Orbitz

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Guest Reviews (13)

Ratings and reviews for Union Hotel

Overall score

2.8 / 5
5.01.0
13 out of 13
Amenities:
2.8
Room cleanliness:
4.1
Hotel staff:
3.5
Room comfort:
3.8
Location:
4.5
Value:
3.1

54% would recommend to a friend.

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Review of Union Hotel

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
5150Bob
Coalingan, CA
Mar 15, 2014

Enchanted adventure.

I had requested a late check-in, got there at 7:30 and locked out. Restaurant staff no help, saw number to call and kind clerk came within 10 minutes. He couldn't find email from reservation website. He provided a quite non-smoking room and showed us how to use the key to the elevator. Parking in back limited, street parking crowded. Thursday great jazz band, dinner at downstairs restaurant excellent. Small 20-inch flat screen & slow wi-fi. Comfortable bed, toilet is quality. Furniture is period classic, each room is unique. We were -5 minutes late for breakfast (8:35), but 1 block away the First Street Cafe had excellent breakfast, just baked scones, chicken-apple sausage. Most shops not open till 11am on week days. My wife and I will be back loved the experience.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
5
Review of Union Hotel

Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
DT KT
UK
Sep 27, 2013

OK place to sleep

It was alright to sleep for a night.. Nothing too great..

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
2
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
3
Room comfort:
2
Location:
2
Value:
3
Review of Union Hotel

Reviewer score

1
5.01.0
No TP
Clayton, California
Aug 16, 2013

Go somewhere else

Stayed, August 2013, for a romantic weekend- Got bug bites from bed, dirty bathroom, no toilet paper, no cable, computer screen for TV, no service! At 7am called to request TP, left voice mail- kept calling til 11am, no response, ever! Heard housekeeping in corridor, she said she was busy making breakfast :( - Glad I didn't eat breakfast there! Checked out at noon, no one at front desk, still no response, left a comment card. Received a phone call 6 days later, person was rude and defensive and told me that I should have called the "after hours phone number posted on the wall at the front desk"- Gee, I guess I'm the stupid one! Inadequate staffing does not increase profits! Will never stay there again! Restaurant on the corner is awesome! Great food and service- will go there again. I wouldn't recommend eating in the hotel dinning room tho.....that's separate from the corner restaurant.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
1
Room cleanliness:
1
Hotel staff:
1
Room comfort:
1
Location:
5
Value:
1
Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

Not sure if the restaurant on the corner is part of the same ownership? Great food! There is a dinning "area" to the right of the front desk where "breakfast" is served- the restaurant is to the left- in fact, outside entrance only.

Review of Union Hotel

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
BillBAZ
Peoria, AZ
Feb 18, 2013

Victorian Elegance: The Union Hotel, Benecia

I found the hotel, service, and room wonderful. Although the decor was nineteenth century, I enjoyed twenty-first century convenience and comfort.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
4
Review of Union Hotel

Reviewer score

1
5.01.0
Timone
Palo Alto, CA
Sep 27, 2012

No key, no management, no room.

Attempted to check in at 7PM but no one on premises & door locked. Left messages at all available after-hours phone #s, but no calls returned. Per instructions at desk, went to onsite restaurant which claimed they have no association with hotel. No room, a complete bust. Drove 80 miles home with my girlfriend. Hotel refunded the money but absentee owner lives 150 miles away and staff is nowhwere to be found. The emergency line # goes to a housekeeper that does not speak English. Never again.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
1
Room comfort:
3
Location:
5
Value:
1
Review of Union Hotel

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Fred likes bread
Elkhart IN
Aug 29, 2012

Loved it

Sweet, rustic, old school, romantic, quaint ... It's an old hotel so dont expect flat screen TV's and all that stuff. If you like history and a fun travel experience i recommend it. Even getting into the room after hours was a fun little treasure hunt. We really liked it. Nice antique feel. Roadwork outside at 7:25AM was not good but certainly not any fault of the hotel. Would ditch the Holiday Inn Express and stay here again 100% of the time.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
3
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Review of Union Hotel

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Oster
Cambria, CA
Dec 24, 2011

great getaway

Very quaint and comfortable. Great bar and restaurant adjacent to hotel. Would certainly make a return visit.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
5
Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

Sailor Jack's Great view and wonderful food.

Review of Union Hotel

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
R2
Business
Modesto, ca
Jan 14, 2011

Union Hotel, Benicia, CA

The hotel is a throw back to the 18th century and very pleasant. Breakfast was cooked fresh by the hotel clerk and was just perfect.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Union Hotel

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
R2
Business
Modesto, ca
Jan 14, 2011

Union Hotel, Benicia, CA

The hotel is a throw back to the 18th century and very pleasant. Breakfast was cooked fresh by the hotel clerk and was just perfect.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Union Hotel

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Anonymous
Capay, CA
Oct 4, 2009

Old Hotel Needs Upgrading and Front Desk

Hotel was well located to see or visit Benecia, but when I attempted to check in, no one was at the front desk. I had to have someone from the restaurant next door, call to get a rather reluctant clerk to come and let us in (after 15 minutes). The reluctant clerk also turned out to be the maid. There was no warning in the reservation confirmation that check in time was so late. Hotel is locked up tight, unless you already have a key. Rooms were roomy, and once had been nicely furnished. Door on the antique cabinet, which had a TV on top, would not close properly, and kept swinging out into the room. Walls in the bathroom were thin and I could hear the occupants of the next room, when I was there. Hotel was an old hotel, and therefore,when amenities were added, such as the elevator, the rooms took on unusual shapes. Bed was ample, but very high off the floor. Elevator, in the center of the hotel, creaked loudly when it moved. On departure, no one was at the front desk, but all guests check-out documents were laid out on the desk, where anyone could have taken them all. Hotel claimed to have a continental breakfast, but we left too early to have it, so cannot comment on that. In summary, an old hotel, which seemed minimally managed, at a nice hotel overprice. Would stay there again only if I couldn't find another Hotel/Motel in Benecia, CA. Some guest might like the atmosphere.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
2
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
2
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
2
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