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 Five nights at a fabulous hotel

Jun 29, 2020 Journey31979

All real estate boils down to Location Location Location and this one hits the mark. The Benson is a great Historic Hotel that has been fabulously maintained and updated for the most discerning of clientele. It is located between the businesses of downtown and the Pearl district so walking anywhere in the Downtown/Pearl district is easy to… Read more
All real estate boils down to Location Location Location and this one hits the mark. The Benson is a great Historic Hotel that has been fabulously maintained and updated for the most discerning of clientele. It is located between the businesses of downtown and the Pearl district so walking anywhere in the Downtown/Pearl district is easy to accomplish. The Jr Suites are amazing in size for those looking for that extra room to stretch out. With that said by the end of the first day the staff knew our names. It was a great personal feeling to be treated so special in the times of covid. We would definitely stay here again. Read less
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Jun 24, 2020 evanluchaco Portland, Oregon

Absolutely wonderful evening at the Benson - the staff was fantastic... they even ever so graciously upgraded our room for our wedding night! We only wish we could have stayed another night or two to really enjoy the hotel and the downtown area.
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Jun 23, 2020 jcj452020

Great stay at the Benson. Great location, helpful staff, comfortable rooms! Front desk staff was extremely helpful. The fitness center was clean and had a good variety of equipment. Felt very safe and clean despite the pandemic.
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Wonderful, friendly staff

Jun 18, 2020 Kerrie J Bend, United States

Coming out of lockdown, staying at the Benson was a refreshing change of scenery. The staff genuinely seemed happy to be welcoming guests. We had a great price on a junior suite and really enjoyed ourselves. I've always adored the lobby of this hotel and was happy to see they were trying to accommodate guests (within COVID-19 boundaries) with… Read more
Coming out of lockdown, staying at the Benson was a refreshing change of scenery. The staff genuinely seemed happy to be welcoming guests. We had a great price on a junior suite and really enjoyed ourselves. I've always adored the lobby of this hotel and was happy to see they were trying to accommodate guests (within COVID-19 boundaries) with beer & wine in the lobby. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating The best hotel ever!

Jun 17, 2020 Excursion567199

The Benson had the best customer service of any place I have stayed. The Hotel was beautiful, downtown and close to everything. Everything was updated but they kept the original charm. Was an excellent stay.