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.


  • 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 Always a great stay

Nov 19, 2019 Derek-Mealoha

We love staying here when we are in Portland! It has a real old world charm to it! Staff in all areas are always friendly and helpful! Even if we are not staying here we at least stop by for a beverage or two in the lobby!!!
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Nov 19, 2019 Tina S Eugene, Oregon

My husband and I just stayed there for our 20-year wedding anniversary. The check in process was easy and both employees were friendly and helpful. Our upgraded room was a fantastic corner suite with the most comfortable bed ever. Love the lobby wine tasting and every employee we encountered went out of their way to make it a great visit.
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Nov 18, 2019 Melanie D Nashville, United States

This hotel has great old fashioned hospitality. It is also a beautiful historic hotel. We would definitely stay again! The location is walking distance to many interesting places and restaurants and the service was exemplary.
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Nov 18, 2019 danicxajr

Location is great right in the middle of downtown, if you have a vehicle there is multiple parking garages in the area. Also this hotel has a beautiful lobby classic and fancy. Perfect place to take some photos with your loved ones.
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Nov 18, 2019 danada13 Portland, Oregon

I had an event to attend on Saturday night, and I stayed at The Benson in Downtown Portland! The rooms look like they have had a refresh, the bend was super comfortable, and my room was immaculate! I loved this property!