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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Jun 16, 2019 richmisty03 Albany, Oregon

This was our second stay at The Benson and it was as outstanding as the first time. This is our go to sleep over spot while in Portland. Great location within walking distance of everything great in downtown Portland. Friendly accommodating staff, clean comfortable rooms with a comfy bed, pillows and linens.
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Old World Elegance!

Jun 15, 2019 Felicity B Berkeley, California, United States

The Benson hotel is a wonderful experience. The lobby is old world charm with amazing wood paneling and chandeliers from Europe. Great size rooms, good downtown location but the staff really out does themselves to be thoughtful and helpful. Bre at the front desk was terrific giving us restaurant ideas and yoga studios nearby and so sweet she… Read more
The Benson hotel is a wonderful experience. The lobby is old world charm with amazing wood paneling and chandeliers from Europe. Great size rooms, good downtown location but the staff really out does themselves to be thoughtful and helpful. Bre at the front desk was terrific giving us restaurant ideas and yoga studios nearby and so sweet she sent us a bottle of champagne to celebrate our reunion with our son who is going to school in Washington state. John the bartender is also delightful bringing me honey with my tea and a nightcap for my husband. Best staff ever!!! Read less
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Jun 15, 2019 279sally bletchingley

Booked this for my husband's birthday as something special. A bit disappointed to be frank. Valet parking was a nightmare, the bar was not what I had been led to believe, drinks were flat and bar had no atmosphere and I did not find the front desk staff helpful. That said it's a central location and the room was nice, roomy and comfortable though… Read more
Booked this for my husband's birthday as something special. A bit disappointed to be frank. Valet parking was a nightmare, the bar was not what I had been led to believe, drinks were flat and bar had no atmosphere and I did not find the front desk staff helpful. That said it's a central location and the room was nice, roomy and comfortable though the promised view was not anything special. Read less
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Jun 15, 2019 Quest03581133363

Love the staff!! Darcy, Cathy ,phone operator.....Richard in restaurant, Katherine too, Summerr front desk...Det, Matt, Eon, best staff anywhere!! Natalia, phone operator! Privyet! They all treat me like royalty
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Jun 14, 2019 386katherined Clarence, Australia

A wonderful well appointed Hotel. Great location. Good Breakfast. Lovely spacious room with comfortable bed & quiet aircon. Bree on Reception checked us in and out with friendliness & efficiency. Most welcoming . Would highly recommend this Hotel for a stay in Portland.