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 The Benson Experience

Sep 26, 2020 Revilo101

The Benson hotel is a beautiful historic hotel with a completely modern motif. My family and I thoroughly enjoyed our stay at the Benson. The staff is incredibly friendly and helpful, and the rooms are amazing. I highly recommend staying at the Benson to anyone traveling to Portland. It is definitely my go to hotel when I’m in town.
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Best Hotel Stay We’ve Had

Sep 26, 2020 tammywisco

Everything was high class, yet warm and welcoming. We came with our two teenage daughters for a family night away and had an exceptional experience. Everyone was welcoming and focused on service, from arrival at the curb, through check in, during the stay and check out. We travel regularly and our rooms at The Benson were the nicest furnished… Read more
Everything was high class, yet warm and welcoming. We came with our two teenage daughters for a family night away and had an exceptional experience. Everyone was welcoming and focused on service, from arrival at the curb, through check in, during the stay and check out. We travel regularly and our rooms at The Benson were the nicest furnished rooms and cleanest we’ve seen. The stairwell is a gem - a walk down history on its own! Kudos to The Benson on a top notch job. We felt spoiled. Highly recommend to all ages. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Outstanding even for locals

Sep 23, 2020 Savvytraveler3550

We live only a few miles from The Benson and use it for personal celebrations such as anniversaries, birthdays, and staycations. In the past I hosted many business meetings there and lodged the participants, who invariably reported excellent experiences. The Benson is my go-to choice always.
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Excellent Service with Old Charm

Sep 23, 2020 joedU9924LT

This is one of the most elegant hotels I have stayed in. It was clean and warm with a ton of history and old charm. I am not sure how old the hotel is, but it had that first class feel to it. The staff was friendly and the service was impeccable. I highly recommend this hotel for any stay or event.
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Amazing Service and Accomadations

Sep 23, 2020 mxparks2000

Everytime I'm at the Benson Hotel in Portland, not only is it clean, but everyone is so friendly. They are truly a one of a kind faclity and staff. If your thinking about traveling to Portland anytime soon, stay at the Benson. Safe and very secure, I promise you, you will fall in love with it like I have.