The Benson

Portland, Oregon

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 The Benson Hotel in Portland is the best in downtown Portland!

Aug 14, 2019 essanj2019

The Benson Hotel is EXCELLENT!!! The staff is OUTSTANDING and friendly and helpful and efficient!! The staff went out of their way to make our 38th wedding anniversary special and one to remember. Also, the El Gaucho restaurant is EXCELLENT!!
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Aug 13, 2019 PropertyPaws

The suite with the corner windows was amazing. The front desk/service was spectacular. The main lobby/entrance was gorgeous and so mesmerizing. I can’t wait for my next stay here. The location is right in the heart of downtown and only a few blocks from the food trucks.
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Aug 13, 2019 steveherrick46 Sacramento, California

The reception area is meticulously maintained in it's 1913 level of excellence. Smaller but reminiscent of the Fairmont in San Francisco. Our room was not spacious but it was well appointed with a hide-away fridge on a roll-out shelf (for easy access). The bathroom was not large but perfectly updated and functional. The original, elegant brass… Read more
The reception area is meticulously maintained in it's 1913 level of excellence. Smaller but reminiscent of the Fairmont in San Francisco. Our room was not spacious but it was well appointed with a hide-away fridge on a roll-out shelf (for easy access). The bathroom was not large but perfectly updated and functional. The original, elegant brass door plates are maintained on the bathroom and closet doors. The well maintained old windows actually open so you can avoid using the air conditioner. And the location is perfect . . . near great restaurants and the rapid transit system. Read less
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Aug 13, 2019 Travelbass Los Angeles

This otherwise nice hotel charges a $30 RESORT FEE (which they call an "Amenity Fee") of almost $30 per night. This is over and above your room rate. There are other very nice hotels in Portland that do not do this.
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Aug 12, 2019 ingacolson Olympia, Washington

If anyone needs a Hotel in Portland I totally recommend the Benson. Quaint, beautiful, friendly staff, good food and drink. The eggs Benedict was amazing. The room was clean and very comfortable. The price was reasonable. I was happy you had to use a room card to make the elevator move making my safety and security excellent. Thank you Benson!!