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Union Hotel

401 First Street, PO Box 874, Benicia, CA 94510
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Ranked #3 of 5 Benicia B&B and Inns
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  • Location
    4.5 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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Arroyo Grande, CA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We had a great visit at the Union Hotel in Benicia. Our room was spacious, bright and full of charm. It is a hotel with lots of history yet well maintained....Need to mention the excellent dinner we enjoyed at the hotel. The service and dinner were perfect, delicious homemade bread as well. Lots shops and restaurants nearby the hotel....very fun... More 

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Elk Grove, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

we had a terrific stay a the union hotel - had 2 rooms on the third floor -there was an elevator !! one larger room with kingbed and sofa and street view - the other had a queen bed with bay view ... decorations were old fashioned and furniture antiques -- but the bed new and comfortable. Few goofy things... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

The Union Hotel is very old, and their furnishings transport you back into another era. It was clean, fun, and their employees were beyond good. We were visiting our adult child and her family, who live in Benicia. By staying downtown we could enjoy that Benicia offers and still feel like we were being pampered in our own vacation time

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Redding, California
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

It was one lie after another. We rented 3 rooms; the most expensive one was stripped down - no couches, no coffee machine, no fridge, two old crushed pillows, and a small space heater to warm the room because the wall heater/AC unit was disassembled, the pieces stacked against the wall. The Innkeeper was gone when we went to ask... More 

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Lidia W, Owner at Union Hotel, responded to this review

I would like you to know that since January 2015 we have placed a new AC Wall Heater in the room. In another room we replaced a rug with the new wood floor. Thank you for pointing out that by mistake our innkeeper handed you the master key. Immediately we checked all our keys and locked the master keys in... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

I'm all for staying in historic hotels. I always opt for the cute locally-owned B&B over the corporate chain hotels, and given that you are here reading this, I gather you are too. That said, historic should not mean dilapidated. This hotel has so much potential, and I wanted to like it so much, but it is the most poorly... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

This hotel is gorgeous. However, my wife and I had a terrible experience. We had a room booked for us by the sister of the bride (we were attending a wedding). We called a few days in advance to confirm our booking. We were told that there was no booking under our name. Not my wife's name, and not my... More 

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Girdwood, Alaska, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Vintage Hotels! No creepy corporatism....no Motel 6 ambience....personal, warm, beautiful rooms filled with antiques, views of downtown and the sea. Right in the heart of gentification..it was a little dusty but so much fun especially the high bed. Price is right. Restaurant and bar downstairs. Breakfast wasn't much but we brought it out to the sidewalk tables and met the... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

I had stayed at the Union several years ago, so when our last night of vacation brought us to the Benicia area, I was excited to suggest we stay there. I love vintage hotels, even though there are always small quirks! The Union has more than a few small issues though. To start, unless you arrive before 6pm you'll be... More 

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Lidia W, Manager at Union Hotel, responded to this review

: Thank you for your extensive comment and also for returning to the Union Hotel. We appreciate your concerns and hope that your next stay will be more successful. Your concern about parking is well taken. We followed your hint and added the information about public parking on our website. We checked all beds, replaced some mattresses and fixed the... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014 via mobile

I grew up in Benicia and appreciate its historical significance. My husband and I recently had to come back to the Benicia area for a family funeral and stayed at the Union Hotel. When making the reservation, I was clear that we would be arriving between 8-9pm due to our drive and I was assured that was not a problem.... More 

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Lidia W, Owner at Union Hotel, responded to this review

: It is always a pleasure to serve our guests who grew up in Benicia and appreciate its historical significance. Thank you for seeing a great potential in the hotel. I am pleased to inform you that we hired an experienced housekeeper and she maintains rooms and bathrooms in spotless condition. We advertise on our website www.unionhotel.com continental breakfast. I... More 

Scottsdale, Arizona
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

Overall pleased with the location and views. Great view of the sea from my bed, high bed so get ready to jump if you are short like me. the jetted tub was wonderful and the historical value of this location was great. One thing that would make me return again. The beds need under box spring bracing, this can be... More 

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