Union Hotel

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There is one sole ghost reported being at this location: a woman who reportedly hanged herself in the 1800’s and apparently appears to modern-day visitors peering through the windows of allegedly-vacant rooms.

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Geographic Information

Address:
401 1st St
Benicia, CA 94510
United States

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GPS:
38.0476122, -122.16034350000001
County:
Solano County, California
Nearest Towns:
Benicia, CA (0.2 mi.)
Port Costa, CA (1.3 mi.)
Martinez, CA (2.4 mi.)
Crockett, CA (2.9 mi.)
Mountain View, CA (3.6 mi.)
Vine Hill, CA (4.4 mi.)
Rodeo, CA (5.9 mi.)
Pacheco, CA (6.4 mi.)
Vallejo, CA (6.5 mi.)
Clyde, CA (7.3 mi.)

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  1. Stayed the night here on my wedding night, which just happened to be Halloween. Had a costume party at the old clock tower, also very spooky. That was the intention. The union hotel is very cute and clean and was a great place to stay and with my friends and family we took this place over. Nothing strange happened the night we stayed there. I woke up early the next morning, couldn’t sleep any longer. My husband decided to walk to the local liquor store sang I stayed behind. After he left I decided to walk around the hallways and knock on my friends doors and see if anyone was awake. As I walked around I felt as if someone was behind me. I kept turning around and calling out to see if anyone was there, but every time there was nobody. I’m not easily creeped out, but as I walked around I also heard the old floors creaking behind me. I’m as much as a sceptic as the next person, but I know for a fact that that morning I was alone, at least in the physical sense, but there was definitely some sorry if presence letting me know that we are never truly ” alone”!!

  2. My mother-in-law stayed there in early 2016. My wife and I picked her up the next morning, and she commented how she slept fitfully because she’d been arguing all night with the housekeeper, who was insistent on cleaning the room, but my mother-in-law was equally insistent that she could do it some other time. She described the housekeeper as Latina. To my mother-in-law this was all a dream, but how often do people dream of their hotel room while they’re sleeping in the hotel room? Of course it was all a dream…or was it?

  3. We had a late arrival to the hotel. Our room was on the third floor. We unlocked the door to the room. As we walked into the room, one of the antique clothes cabinet door opened. I thought it might be from us opening the front door. So I tried a number of times opening the front door but it never opened again.

  4. We’ve stayed a few times. One night there was scratching on the walls. Then later heavy noises like someone moved the bed upstairs 3 short movements like 2 ft. and this repeated about every couple hrs. for the remainder of the night. I spoke to the manager in the morning about the people upstairs and she said we could move but there was no one on either side OR on the floor above. That night we got a bottle of wine and began to talk to the 2 portraits on the wall trying to to make friends. That night we heard the light scratching but only once around 10 pm. At 6am my GF woke me up. I heard something in the bathroom but she is a light sleeper and said it was footsteps that began on her side of the bed next to the pictures.

    • I believe I was in the same room as you (2nd floor with the two large portraits of a man and woman facing 1st street). I stayed with my cousin and we experienced something very similar. At night we kept hearing scratching on the walls/windows. When I checked to see if it was possibly the tree in the front, the tree had no branches close enough to touch any of the windows. We also heard banging upstairs, like furniture moving. In the middle of the night, we also had a bag drop to the floor that was previously right in the middle of the table…not sure how it could have fallen.

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