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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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014
Louis T Girdwood, Alaska, United States
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 stars
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    3 of 5 stars
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    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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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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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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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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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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Glendale, California
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 via mobile

I stayed here for 3 nights, Friday through Sunday. The first night the AC in my room kept me up because it was so loud. The second night I was awoken at 1 am by a fight outside my window. I believe it must have started in the bar that is below the hotel. Police were called. The third night... More 

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Goodyear, Arizona
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

Benicia is a charming city in the bay area. The town has a wonderful charm and fun stores to shop and eat at. Everything wonderful about this town is entirely missing from the poorly run hotel. This is an old beaten down hotel greatly in need of maintenance. Hope the wind does not blow at night, or the wind whistles... More 

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Tracy, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

Had lunch with friends at the Union Hotel so decided to stay there for a couple of days. This hotel is very old but that's what makes it cool. Lots of antiques in the room some attention to detail is needed but still a nice room comfortable room. We stayed in the Primrose Beach room and could see downtown and... More 

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