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 Amazing check in!

Apr 22, 2019 Flymert

Just wanted to give kudos to Summer at the front desk. Not only was she professional and efficient she was the highlight of our day! It was my husbands Birthday and also retiring in the next couple months and she made sure to make him feel special ! We love your hotel and thank you for hiring someone as special as Summer
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Apr 21, 2019 firish Portland, Oregon

Big room, friendly staff and a great location. Summer was incredibly helpful and informative during check-in. We stayed here for one night and it was definitely a good experience. I would stay at the Benson again with no hesitation.
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Lovely hotel, superb service throughout

Apr 21, 2019 jeffrodman

Discovered this hotel a few years ago and it's been our go-to since. Classic wooden paneling, marble floor, with a full piano bar and full menus for excellent in-restaurant or room service breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Everyone on the staff is extremely helpful, haven't met a grouch yet! The hotel also has a good-sized ballroom on the first floor… Read more
Discovered this hotel a few years ago and it's been our go-to since. Classic wooden paneling, marble floor, with a full piano bar and full menus for excellent in-restaurant or room service breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Everyone on the staff is extremely helpful, haven't met a grouch yet! The hotel also has a good-sized ballroom on the first floor (Bel Canto society was there last night, having rented a Baldwin piano for their event as there is no resident piano other than the bar), and an event or small convention facility in the basement that looks well equipped and versatile. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Classic charm renovated with great style

Apr 21, 2019 CKRidge New Jersey

Beautiful lobby to greet guests. Check-in was quick. The carpeting in the halls was replaced and it was beautiful. Nice touch of happy hour drinks in London by. Would stay there again. The rooms are decorated beautifully and the bathroom shower was great!
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Outstanding hotel, location, amenities, and extras!

Apr 20, 2019 berniec2112 Glendale, Arizona

Decided to do a last minute stay at The Benson just recently as a way to celebrate my wife's and my 10th wedding anniversary. We were already going to be dining at El Gaucho, so the hotel was nearly a last minute addition. Very glad I did. I booked a junior suite and we ended up with a 6th floor room. The room itself was tastefully decorated,… Read more
Decided to do a last minute stay at The Benson just recently as a way to celebrate my wife's and my 10th wedding anniversary. We were already going to be dining at El Gaucho, so the hotel was nearly a last minute addition. Very glad I did. I booked a junior suite and we ended up with a 6th floor room. The room itself was tastefully decorated, with plenty of space (around 400 sq. ft.). Bathroom and furnishings were very nice too. The bed was billed as a king, but it was clear it was a California King. Still very comfy as it had a Tempurpedic mattress. The only problem I had was getting woken up by hearing someone yelling down from street level in the middle of the night. My wife slept through it all. When we arrived at the hotel, we were asked if we were there for a special occasion. After telling them about our anniversary, the hotel offered us sparkling wine and chocolate covered strawberries when to celebrate our visit. And, also gave us vouchers for a free desert at El Gaucho and an appetizer at the onsite bar. What a fantastic touch! Staff was friendly and attentive, and the lobby of the hotel is reason enough to visit, or at least just peek your head in. My wife has suggested we make this a yearly event. We live fairly close by, but I think it'd be worth staying again soon. Read less