The Benson

Portland, Oregon

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The hotel

Dating back to 1913 this historic hotel with its Italian marble floors, Austrian crystal chandeliers and classic design, is a testament to timeless beauty and craftmanship. Enjoy the grandeur surrounds in the complimentary wine tasting on offer over Friday and Saturday or live music Wednesday to Saturday in The Palm Court restaurant. Known as The Residence for the U.S. Presidents, and home to dignitaries and celebrities, this hotel is an excellent choice with a great location in the heart of the city. Dining, tax-free shopping, entertainment, the trendy Pearl District, waterfront, museums and galleries are all steps away so you won't have to go far to discover the treasures of Portland, Oregon.

Amenities

  • Bar
  • Room Service
  • Valet parking
  • Safety Deposit Box
  • Fitness Centre/Gym
  • Laundry Service
  • Internet Access
  • Close to City Centre
  • Restaurant

Where is it

Downtown, city centre location, with the MAX light rail and the Portland Streetcar just 2 short blocks away.

Hotel information

287 rooms on 14 floors, in 1 building with 3 lifts, air-conditioning, 37" flat-screen TV, Tempurpedic or pillowtop mattresses, complimentary WiFi, mini bar*, coffee maker, iron and board, umbrella, robe and slippers. King Rooms with either 1 king-size bed, sleeping maximum 2 adults or Double/Double Rooms with 2 double beds, sleeping maximum 3 adults and 1 child.

The Palm Court (breakfast, lunch and dinner service, twice-nightly happy hour), El Gaucho (dinner). Fitness centre. Complimentary WiFi and daily newspaper. 24-hour room service*. Laundry/dry-cleaning service*. Business centre. Valet parking $31 plus tax per night (payable locally, subject to change).

Wheelchair accessible rooms available on request. Please note that these rooms are subject to availability and may be restricted to specific room categories and bedding arrangements. Rooms and facilities vary between hotels so please check at the time of booking. For more information and contact details please check out our Special Assistance page

*Denotes local charge.

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Image of the Tripadvisor rating Excellent stay at The Benson

May 13, 2022 cemajewski Sacramento, California

My husband and I travelled from Monterey and stayed at the Benson Hotel over Mother's Day weekend. We wanted to spend some quality time with our son, DIL and 6 mo old grandson who live in Portland. The highlight of the stay was having Sunday brunch in the beautiful Palm Court Restaurant and taking family photos in the classic lobby full of antique… Read more
My husband and I travelled from Monterey and stayed at the Benson Hotel over Mother's Day weekend. We wanted to spend some quality time with our son, DIL and 6 mo old grandson who live in Portland. The highlight of the stay was having Sunday brunch in the beautiful Palm Court Restaurant and taking family photos in the classic lobby full of antique furniture and decor. Our server John took very good care of us and provided some interesting history about the hotel. Personal touches like that made our stay even more special. We stayed in the penthouse handicapped access suite which was very comfortable and spacious for maneuvering my electric wheelchair between rooms.. Since I'm paralyzed its very important to have accommodations to make my stay hassle-free. Tracy Kalesse the asst general manager made sure I had everything I needed and could not have been more professional and kind when listening to my concerns pre checkin. The hotel entrance, lobby and restaurants also have full handicapped access. We were very impressed with staff at the front desk, valet services and in the restaurant and bar. We are looking forward to our next stay at this vintage luxury hotel and would highly recommend The Benson to our friends. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Fabulous stay at the Benson!

May 13, 2022 KarBag10

Everyone at the Benson was so welcoming and accommodating during our stay. It is truly a spectacular and historic hotel to experience. From the guest services staff to the valet to the bar staff, the Benson has great personnel on board! John at the bar will be sure to take care of you and share some of his experiences after working here for 43… Read more
Everyone at the Benson was so welcoming and accommodating during our stay. It is truly a spectacular and historic hotel to experience. From the guest services staff to the valet to the bar staff, the Benson has great personnel on board! John at the bar will be sure to take care of you and share some of his experiences after working here for 43 years! Truly a wonderful stay and looking forward to our next visit! Read less
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May 12, 2022 Kellie R

Breakfast was lovely in the cozy lobby restaurant and Bobby was a fantastic server! Bobby has been at the Benson for over 40 years and was so knowledgeable about the area and gave us several restaurant, winery and site-seeing recommendations. He was so helpful and nice!
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Bobby at Palm Court restaurant made our visit special!

May 12, 2022 margo_7323

My husband and I chose the Benson for our trip to Portland. The hotel has an amazing vintage charm combined with elegance and beautiful details like crystal chandeliers and wood floors. The highlight of our stay here was having breakfast at the Palm Court restaurant surrounded by all the original decor from the last century and feasting on… Read more
My husband and I chose the Benson for our trip to Portland. The hotel has an amazing vintage charm combined with elegance and beautiful details like crystal chandeliers and wood floors. The highlight of our stay here was having breakfast at the Palm Court restaurant surrounded by all the original decor from the last century and feasting on exquisite breakfast dishes. Bobby took care of us that morning and provided superb service. He shared some of the hotel history with us and made great recommendations for the food. I loved the Eggs Benedict - it was delicious, not too rich, with all the ingredients complementing each other. The coffee was absolutely superb too. Bobby took such a great care of us and made us feel very welcome and well taken care of! He also knows everything about Portland and the surrounding areas so can provide the best recommendation for any activities. Thanks to Bobby and the Benson team for our wonderful stay! Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Clean, comfortable & historic

May 12, 2022 MHollman Mountain View, California

The staff is great. From the valets to front desk. Super helpful and courteous. The hotel itself is beautiful and very clean. Room was comfortable and large. I’ll give a special shout out to Bobby in the restaurant. He’s worked here for 40 years. He told us some of the history of the hotel and gave us an amazing breakfast. This was my first… Read more
The staff is great. From the valets to front desk. Super helpful and courteous. The hotel itself is beautiful and very clean. Room was comfortable and large. I’ll give a special shout out to Bobby in the restaurant. He’s worked here for 40 years. He told us some of the history of the hotel and gave us an amazing breakfast. This was my first stay here and I will definitely come back. Downtown Portland has really come back alive. Read less