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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Traveller rating

  • Excellent (2006)
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Apr 6, 2020 Flyer787302

I have gone The Benson for several special events and stayed in the beautiful rooms including the Presidential Suite (which was amazing) and junior suites. Everything from the linens to the service was exceptional. The lobby is always gorgeous but especially so during the holidays. You've got to see it! I've also been to business meetings in… Read more
I have gone The Benson for several special events and stayed in the beautiful rooms including the Presidential Suite (which was amazing) and junior suites. Everything from the linens to the service was exceptional. The lobby is always gorgeous but especially so during the holidays. You've got to see it! I've also been to business meetings in many of the different meeting rooms as well as the gorgeous "Crystal Ballroom" with it's chandeliers and ornate ceilings to the large Mayfair Room with it's stage and ample seating. The food, the staff the attention to detail - all excellent. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Home away from Home, Beautiful Rooms.

Apr 3, 2020 deborahaD7549QG

I have stayed several times, and the service is always amazing, consistently amazing. The rooms are beautiful, clean, whatever need you may have the staff will try to accommodate. The food at the attached El Gaucho is absolutely amazing. Also other very close restaurants, coffee, desserts, all so close.
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Best Hotel in Portland

Mar 30, 2020 CrypticHero Philomath, Oregon

The Benson Hotel is my and my wife’s most favorite hotel ever. We only have great things to say about them. We have stayed there on multiple occasions, got engaged there, and recently eloped there in mid-March! When we got engaged during the Christmas season, we had the opportunity to stay in the Presidential Suite, which is as amazing as you… Read more
The Benson Hotel is my and my wife’s most favorite hotel ever. We only have great things to say about them. We have stayed there on multiple occasions, got engaged there, and recently eloped there in mid-March! When we got engaged during the Christmas season, we had the opportunity to stay in the Presidential Suite, which is as amazing as you could imagine. Christmas tree, fire place, three TV’s, and so many windows with amazing views. I wish I could afford it every time! The hotel is such a beautiful work of art that we decided we wanted to have our small wedding/elopement there. We contacted the hotel and were assigned to work with Kelly as our planner. She was a joy to work with, very attentive, friendly, and all around great. She booked us the private wine cellar for our wedding plans and had everything covered. With the coronavirus going around, we had started to get worried that we were going to have to cancel our wedding date (March 14th) but Kelly convinced us otherwise (since it was before stay at home orders and before everything in the city shut down). Our wedding/elopement day was amazing and made even better since the hotel was super duper quiet that weekend. We pretty much had the run of the place. They allowed us to take pictures all over the hotel. Everyone we worked with on that day was amazing. Kelly once again did a great job and helped us with a few last-minute dilemmas and tried to make the day as special as possible. Our banquet Captain, Truman, was awesome. Super friendly, professional, a class act. The night before the wedding, my wife and I ate at the Palm Court and had John as our server. He was one of a kind and just wanted us to be happy. The morning after the wedding we had breakfast at the Palm Court, with Bobby as our server. He had a million different stories to tell and was a treat to talk to. Then when leaving the hotel we had the pleasure of working with Cord who was great. We won’t forget about the coconuts! Thank you all for making our wedding day so very special and one we will never forget. We will definitely be staying at the Benson every time we go to Portland. Steve + Hannah Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Great hotel!

Mar 23, 2020 guttu33 Vancouver, Washington

Great service , Summer at the front desk was great and friendly. Will the valet took off running to get my car I’ve never seen hustle like that for a guest. The check out process was great, I actually forgot my nice coat and didn’t realize it till a week later and I called to see if it was there. I got a call back right away from The housekeeping… Read more
Great service , Summer at the front desk was great and friendly. Will the valet took off running to get my car I’ve never seen hustle like that for a guest. The check out process was great, I actually forgot my nice coat and didn’t realize it till a week later and I called to see if it was there. I got a call back right away from The housekeeping manager Liza saying they found my coat. It would be wait for me whenever I had time to pick it up. Just great. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Highly recommend staying here

Mar 18, 2020 Robyn F

Super clean. Very comfortable California king size bed. We stayed in a Jr suite and had lots of room to relax and enjoy our time. The room didn’t come with a fridge. We called the front desk to request one and they had one to us in less than 10 minutes. We will definitely stay here again.