The Union Hotel - Benicia, CA
Contact Us
San Francisco Bay Area Lodging - The Union Hotel in Benicia in Northern California!
Contact Us
Area Attractions

Benicia, California is full of adventure – there are so many things to do in the San Francisco Bay Area! Make plans now to enjoy a Northern CA getaway at the Union Hotel in Benicia.  Our beautiful guestrooms and convenient location make it an ideal location to call home during your vacation.  When you travel to Benicia, California, you’ll find that this historic, waterfront town is located less than an hour from San Francisco (depending on traffic) near the Carquinez Strait of the San Francisco Bay.

Benicia has so many great things to do - sometimes it's just hard to choose! Many of the best activities in Benicia are within easy walking distance of The Union Hotel. Enjoy walking along the waterfront promenade right on First Street, the views are just great... Benicia is also famed for its special and unique boutiques, antique shops, and glass blowing studios. Some of the finest dining in the Bay Area is also just a short walk away. Our town is home to boating, the California Delta, houseboats, kayaking, biking, marina, fishing, and wineries!

Click here for Benicia Calendar of Events
Sightseeing Sailing Golfing Hiking, Biking,
Birding, Fishing
Racing Antiquing Art Health & Beauty
Restaurants, Bars, Cafes & Specialty Foods Nearby Touring Educational Institutions Corporations
Medical Facilities Industries

Benicia Walking Tour:
30 points of interests


Benicia Arsenal


Benicia State Capitol

First and West G Street   707-745-3385  
Benicia Historical Museum

2060 Camel Rd


Benicia Fire Museum 900 E 2nd Street 707-745-1688  
Clock Tower Fortress 1189 Washington Street



Historic Railroad Depot

Home of Benicia
Main Street
Masonic Temple, 1850
First Masonic Hall built by Masons in California; two-stories, gable roof


Union Hotel (Solano House)

Built in 1852, the oldest hotel in California. Heavy timber frame with horizontal siding, six-bay front, three stories, hip roof. Guests of the hotel included Captain Ulysses Grant, General William T. Sherman, Governor Ronald Reagan, Actor Humphrey Bogart.

      return to top

Benicia Marina and Yacht Club

266 East B Street
Benicia, CA 94510

Blue Rock Springs Golf Course

Hiddenbrooke Golf Club      
      return to top
Hiking, Biking, Birding, Fishing

Waterfront Promenade and First Street Green

Pedestrian and bike trails parallel to the waterfront, from Benicia Marina to West 14th Street


Benicia State Recreation Area

1.5 Miles of the outskirts of Benicia on I-780. Take the Columbus Parkway Exit. 707 648-1911  
Carquinez Straight      

Bay Area Ridge Trail: Vallejo Benicia Area


Mare Island

      return to top
Boat Races Benicia Marina    
Car Races      


Benicia Antique Shop           

305 First Street 707-745-0978  

Cooper’s Doll House

129 First St & B 707-745-9401  

Golden Horse Shoe Antiques

415 First St 707-745-2255  
      return to top

Arts Benicia

991 Tyler Steet 707-747-0131
Benicia Performing Arts Foundation   707-534-2277  

Avalon Arts Studio

Fine Photography

Bradbury and Bradbury Wallpaper      

Lindsay Art Glass


Nourot Glass Studio

Smyers Glass   707-745-2614  

701 Gallery

(Glass Studio)

      return to top
Health & Beauty

Benicia Fitness

  707 745-1511  
Courtyard Salon                         707 745-6788  
Bliss Salon and Spa   707-746 8983  
Earth Touch Wellness Ctr.   707-771-9588  
      return to top

Restaurants, Bars, Cafes & Specialty Foods

Cafe Voltaire 129 First Street 319-0876

Camellia Tea Room

828 First Street 

Captain Blyther's 123 First Street 707-745-4082  

Char's Hot Dogs

131 First Street #A 707-745-4476  


321 First Street 707-746-8466  
Double Rainbow Cafe 560 First Street 707-745-5000  

Duvall Coffee Roasting

129 First Street, Ste. L 707-745-9888
First Street Cafe 440 First Street   707-745-1400

Grand China Mandarin Szechuan Cuisine

718 First Street 707-745-1818  

Issy's Restaurant

1034 First Street 707-751-0103  

Java Point Cafe

366 First Street 707-745-1449  

Kaigan Sushi

560 First Street 707-747-1084  
Kinder's Meats-Deli-BBQ 333 First Street 707-745-4453
Matsuri Sushi 920 First Street 707-747-1084  

Mi Mexico

818 First Street 707-746-5024  

Mike & Gayle's

127 First Street 707-745-2418  

O'Leary's Pub

131 First Street #B 707-745-1888  

Pacifica Pizza

915 First Street 707-746-1790  

Pastime Club

726 First Street 707-745-9938  


639 First Street 707-748-5695  
Randy's Mexican Grill 727 First Street 707-751-1705  

Sahara Mediterranean Cuisine

907 First Street 707-746-0505  

Sala Thai

807 First Street 707-745-4331  


640 First Street 707-746-7830  


328 First Street 707-751-3864  

Szechwan House

500 First Street 707-745-4743  

The Chill - A Wine & Beer Bar

362 First Street 707-746-5530  

The Shoreline Restaurant

127 First Street 707-745-3364
Union Hotel Restaurant and Bar 401 First Street 707-746-7847  

Upstairs @ the Cafe

440 First Street 707-745-1400  


911 First Street 707-747-5263  

Wine Miles

242 First Street 707-751-0551
      return to top

Nearby Touring

Vallejo: Marine Six Flaggs World

2001 Marine World Parkway 707 643-6722

Martinez : John Muir National Museum of

4202 Alhambra Ave, Martinez 925 228-8860  

Fairfield: Jelly Belly Factory


Fairfield: Anheiser Busch


Fairfield: Scandia Family

      return to top
Educational Institutions

California Maritime Academy, Vallejo

Touro University, Vallejo      
Travis Air Force Base, Fairfield      
      return to top


Port of Benicia

Valero Refining Company      
Shell Refining Company      
Ultramar Refining Company of Martinez      
Chevron Texaco Corportation of Richmond      
USDA Forests Service      
      return to top

Medical Facilities

Kaiser Permanente Medical Center


North Bay Medical Center

      return to top


  • Tourism
  • Shipping
  • Oil refining
  • Medical
  • Government
  • Education
      return to top
The Union Hotel
401 First Street, PO Box 874, Benicia, CA 94510
Reservations: 866-445-2323 | Local: 707-746-0110 | | E-Mail | Site-Map | Links
Hosting and Promotion by
Acorn Internet Services, Inc.
Home Rooms & Rates Specials Area Attractions Directions Policies Contact Us