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Union Hotel

3.0 of 5 Bed and Breakfast   |   401 First Street, PO Box 874, Benicia, CA 94510
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Ranked #2 of 5 Benicia B&B and Inns
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 stars
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    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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33 reviews 33 reviews
19 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014 via mobile

Great location in town. Turn of the century building with antique historic atmosphere. Good food, especially a good dinner location for business. Rooms are well appointed and well maintained, but are a bit worn in.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2014

My BF & I stayed in the Marigold Room. A little different from the photos of the room on their website. Prior to writing this review, I emailed the hotel so that they had a chance to address these things, but they never replied. First red flag, we called the hotel to ask them a question before our arrival. They... More

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Orangevale, California
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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014

Well we got in after hours on a Saturday night close to midnight. There were folks on the street being very noisy, we assumed from bar across the street. The room had a jacuzzi tub that would not hold water. That in itself really ticked me off since I had just put some expensive lavender bath in only to find... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

The room was large with a nice view, but the furnishing were very tired. Antiques were in poor condition. The shower over the tub was awful. Strange operation with no manager in attendance most of the time. Very noisy until the early hours of the morning.

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Carrollton, Texas
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22 reviews 22 reviews
10 hotel reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2014

We checked into the Union Hotel on a Saturday in early for a short 1 night stay. The hotel is historical and has many quaint features, but the rooms are very tired and in need of update - the quaintness of the antiques is lost in that the furnishings are in pretty poor shape. The bathroom is private, which is... More

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Hillsboro, Oregon
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3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2014

We like older historic properties and wanted to like the Union more than we did. The building looks fine on the outside, but the interior was a mixed bag. Lots of deferred maintenance noted. Our room was nice & large, but needed a better cleaning and more amenities in the bathroom. The staff was nice. The breakfast was average. Another... More

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Rio Vista, CA
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22 reviews 22 reviews
6 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2013

My girlfriend and I stayed one night for my 30 year high school reunion. We were in the Arrowgrass room. I was born and raised in town and worked there for over 15 years. However, staying there for our event gave me a new appreciation for the local hotel. Room was fine, old small tv, no coffee for coffee maker... More

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Aliso Viejo, California
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26 reviews 26 reviews
14 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2013

I'm so glad we found the town of Benicia. It's a historic town that has been so well preserved. The small shops and restaurants are charming and the location is great right on the bay. The Union hotel is from the late 1800's and has an old world charm. It's a real bargain and includes a hot breakfast. Also the... More

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Kula, Hawaii
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3 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2013

So I had 2 stays here, the first stay was awesome! Stayed in the Seaside Daisy room. Great view, excellent accomodations, the 2 person jacuzzi tub was great!! My second stay was booked in the Arrowgrass room. Room had a musty smell, carpet is stained, and the jacuzzi tub didn't work. They transferred me to the Sea Lavender room, which... More

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Reno, Nevada
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20 hotel reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2013

First trip to Benicia and glad I found a gem and can't wait to go back. HOTEL: Rec'd keys to the place and old elevator to get to our 3rd floor room, ROOM: Arrowgrass, corner room, naturally lit, small couch, ample room, large bathroom, clean. Large bathtub but sadly the jets didn't work. Could hear elevator when in bathroom. RESTAURANT:... More

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Address: 401 First Street, PO Box 874, Benicia, CA 94510
Location: United States > California > Benicia
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Union Hotel 3*
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Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Wheelchair access
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The Union Hotel, a unique hotel in the San Francisco Bay area, is nestled on the edge of a calm bay in Benicia, California close to nearby scenic attractions of Northern California. The city of Benicia is home to a bustling marina, antique shops, art studios, restaurants, historic landmarks and shopping. Our Inn is in the Bay Area, located near the Carquinez Strait, which is part of San Francisco Bay. The comfortable décor of this Benicia, CA hotel is reminiscent of California's past and is highlighted with touches of European elegance. In the middle of the nineteenth century, this beautiful cream-colored hotel welcomed guests from all over the world with warm hospitality. The tradition continues today at the Union Hotel in lovely historic Benicia. Each luxuriously appointed guestroom features a private bathroom with Jacuzzi, distinctive amenities, private phone lines, and period interior. Some suites feature spectacular water views and spacious bathrooms with Whirlpool Jacuzzi tubs for two. Guests on business can enjoy wireless internet service, voicemail, private phone lines.A combination of beauty, history, and comfort has created a distinctive place to stay at The Union Hotel, a Northern California Inn. Whether you are visiting the San Francisco Bay Area for a romantic weekend getaway, honeymoon, anniversary, relaxing vacation, or business trip - we hope to see you at The Union Hotel. ... more   less 
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