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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Jan 5, 2021 Wander75964

We are a regular guest at the Benson Hotel and always enjoy or stay. The hotel is one of a kind in Portland with excellent staff and services. We like the location on Broadway Street where there are many places to walk to.
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Jan 5, 2021 Kekai_Cone Honolulu, Hawaii

This historic hotel is located in the heart of downtown Portland near excellent shopping and eateries. I love how their beds are the perfect balance of soft/firm to give you a great night's sleep. Resort fee gives a $10 credit toward hotel purchases which I used to get a delicious 1/2 bottle of red wine! It also includes a welcome beverage and… Read more
This historic hotel is located in the heart of downtown Portland near excellent shopping and eateries. I love how their beds are the perfect balance of soft/firm to give you a great night's sleep. Resort fee gives a $10 credit toward hotel purchases which I used to get a delicious 1/2 bottle of red wine! It also includes a welcome beverage and coffee in the morning. It's too bad they had to close for a few months, but when they reopen... I'll be looking forward to seeing Liza and crew smiling at the front desk again! Read less
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Jan 2, 2021 engrav2021

From the moment you walk into the lobby and see the amazing woodwork and ceiling artistry you know you are in a special hotel. Add to this grandeur the impeccable room and friendly staff and you have the closest thing to a perfect hotel as you can find anywhere.
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Dec 16, 2020 hollymG7702MZ

The best part of our stay was the super friendly and helpful staff. Sophie at the front desk was fun, entertaining, sweet and helpful! The companion fish was THE BEST! The entire hotel was very clean and quiet and comfortable. You can walk to anything~ the river, the bridges, food carts, great restaurants, and even VooDoo donuts!!! We would… Read more
The best part of our stay was the super friendly and helpful staff. Sophie at the front desk was fun, entertaining, sweet and helpful! The companion fish was THE BEST! The entire hotel was very clean and quiet and comfortable. You can walk to anything~ the river, the bridges, food carts, great restaurants, and even VooDoo donuts!!! We would definitely stay here again. Read less
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Dec 12, 2020 hollymW3225NK

Best stay, friendly people, super clean, and Miso, our Companion Fish! Good coffee and breakfast. Sophie is so helpful and friendly. The bed was very comfortable clean. The stairwell historical art was fun, informative and artistic!