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The Benson, a Coast Hotel

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9.0
Excellent
2,547 reviews
+1 503-228-2000

Top Amenities

Free Wifi
Free Parking
Pets Allowed
Fitness Center
A stay at The Benson, a Coast Hotel places you in the heart of Portland, within a 5-minute drive of Powell's City of Books and Pioneer Courthouse Square. This 4-star hotel is 0.5 mi (0.8 km) from Portland Saturday Market and 0.5 mi (0.8 km) from Portland Art Museum. Make yourself at home in one of the 287 air-conditioned rooms featuring iPod docking stations and minibars. Your Tempur-Pedic bed comes with Egyptian cotton sheets. 37-inch LCD televisions with satellite programming provide entertainment, while complimentary wireless Internet access keeps you connected. Private bathrooms with showers feature complimentary toiletries and hair dryers.Amenities Take advantage of recreation opportunities such as a 24-hour health club, or other amenities including complimentary wireless Internet access and concierge services. Additional amenities at this Beaux Arts hotel include a fireplace in the lobby and a banquet hall. Grab a bite at El Gaucho, one of the hotel's 2 restaurants, or stay in and take advantage of the room service (during limited hours). Snacks are also available at the coffee shop/café. Wrap up your day with a drink at the bar/lounge. Full breakfasts are available daily from 6:30 AM to 11 AM for a fee. Featured amenities include a business center, limo/town car service, and complimentary newspapers in the lobby. Planning an event in Portland? This hotel has 18000 square feet (1672 square meters) of space consisting of conference space and a meeting room. A roundtrip airport shuttle is provided for a surcharge (available 24 hours).
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Downtown
309 SW Broadway
Portland, OR 97205
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User Highlights
9.0
Excellent
Location
"Great meeting location" "Great places to eat"
Parking was ok, according to 66%.
97% liked the proximity to shopping.
Vibe
"Exquisite upscale hotel" "Beautifully appointed lobby"
93% enjoyed the lobby entrance.
96% said it was a stylish hotel.
Service
"Staff was amazing" "Superb room service"
96% found the staff to be very friendly.
79% said the reception staff was great.
Bar and Beverages
"To die for cocktails" "Great happy hour"
Lovely bar service, according to 100%.
Delicious alcoholic drinks, according to 92%.
Cleanliness
"Everything was clean" "Clean towels"
92% said rooms were clean.
85% thought it was clean.
Breakfast
"Perfect breakfast" "Great breakfast menu"
Room
"Updated ventilation system" "Excellent window view"
87% said the beds were comfortable.
Only 53% said rooms were big enough.
Amenities
"Beautifully appointed lobby" "Gorgeous wood work"
79% thought the building was wonderful.
93% enjoyed the lobby entrance.
Value for money
"Complimentary valet parking" "Exceptional value"
90% thought it was a great value.
The price was ok for 50%.
Comfort
"Updated ventilation system" "Luxurious blanket"
87% said the beds were comfortable.
Only 53% said rooms were big enough.
WiFi
"Lots of usb" "Nice modem"
71% said the wifi quality was bad.
90% thought it was a great value.
Wellness Area
"Fitness room was small"
For only 54%, the fitness area was satisfactory.

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Pleasant entrance area
Friendly service
Comfortable beds
Nice building
Expert Reviews
Forbes Travel Guide
The majestic Benson was designed and built to be the first world-class hotel west of the Mississippi River, and it remains one of Portland’s premier establishments today.
Travel + Leisure
This 14-story hotel with brick siding dates to 1913 in downtown Portland, featuring premium century-old elements like Italian marble, Austrian crystal chandeliers, and Russian walnut.
Rough Guide
The spot for visiting dignitaries and celebs, this classy hotel has a superb walnut-panelled 1912 lobby, and a wide range of rooms, suites and penthouses with modern appointments.
Hotel Information
Features
Air-conditioned
Airport Shuttle
Bar or Lounge
Business Center
Concierge
Fitness Center
Free Parking
Free Wifi
Handicap
No Smoking
Pets Allowed
Restaurant
Spa or Sauna
Details
Check-In
From 4:00pm*must be 18 or older to check-in
Check-Out
Until 12:00pm
# of Rooms
287
Fees
Required
  • Resort Fee: USD 28.83 per accommodation, per night
Add-ons
  • Rollaway Bed Fee: USD 15.00 per night
  • Parking Fee: USD 42 per night (in/out privileges)
  • Pet Fee: USD 25 per accommodation, per stay
  • Airport Shuttle Fee: USD 14.00 per person (one way)
  • Breakfast Fee: between USD 9.00 and USD 30 per person (approximately)
Handicap Accessible
Wheelchair Accessible