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 Most Charming Property in Downtown Portland

Apr 14, 2021 JayTeeTravelz

The Benson is right in the heart of downtown with so many places to explore on foot nearby. The staff is warm and so welcoming, the ambiance of the building is very historic and charming. I have stayed here a couple of times, the bar is a highlight! It should be back open soon. I even got to chat with the GM one morning, such a nice individual! I… Read more
The Benson is right in the heart of downtown with so many places to explore on foot nearby. The staff is warm and so welcoming, the ambiance of the building is very historic and charming. I have stayed here a couple of times, the bar is a highlight! It should be back open soon. I even got to chat with the GM one morning, such a nice individual! I recommend strolling around the property, they have beautiful event spaces, a mini museum and so much more! Don’t miss out, definitely THE spot to stay in Portland! Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Charming Historic Stay in Downtown

Apr 14, 2021 820shanellem

As you enter the historic building, you’re greeted by an abundance of old school charm throughout the lobby. From the decor to the staff, the Benson has meticulously curated an ambiance that appeases all senses. I had the delight of meeting the General Manager, George, who took it upon himself to ensure our stay was up to standards. Sophie at the… Read more
As you enter the historic building, you’re greeted by an abundance of old school charm throughout the lobby. From the decor to the staff, the Benson has meticulously curated an ambiance that appeases all senses. I had the delight of meeting the General Manager, George, who took it upon himself to ensure our stay was up to standards. Sophie at the front desk provided great recommendations and knowledge of the area. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Wonderful Stay!

Apr 13, 2021 509jamil Thousand Oaks, California

The Hotel was booked through Amtrak Vacations so we didn't know what to expect form The Benson except form the pictures on their website and other reviews. We were very very pleased with The Benson. The staff was friendly and helpful. The hotel itself is beautiful! The room was spacious and clean and the location was great for my son who had a… Read more
The Hotel was booked through Amtrak Vacations so we didn't know what to expect form The Benson except form the pictures on their website and other reviews. We were very very pleased with The Benson. The staff was friendly and helpful. The hotel itself is beautiful! The room was spacious and clean and the location was great for my son who had a window to look out. I do commend them on how they handled COVID requirements. Although the restaurant was closed they offered a wide variety of food options-meals, drinks, snacks and more for purchase form the front desk. The hotel is centrally located to shopping and public transportation. We took the train and the hotel was less than a 5 minute Taxi drive. Dollar car rental is 2 blocks from the hotel also. I would highly recommend The Benson if you are going to need a hotel in downtown Portland. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Excellent besides house keeping

Apr 8, 2021 Daysiablades23 Tillamook, Oregon

Everything was amazing besides the house keeping they never come in once for are stay the front desk was amazing and extremely helpful and nice the Vala service was excellent as well the restaurant was great are overall stay was great this was the first time staying in a luxury hotel and it was great
Image of the Tripadvisor rating The Benson is a #WorkFromAnywhere location

Apr 6, 2021 WorkFromAnywhere Silverton, Oregon

I had the pleasure of working at The Benson earlier this week. This location offers great options for working remotely. If you must leave the hotel room you can work from the Mezzanine area which has low ceilings to help with ambient noise. The wi-fi speed is decent for basic meetings and presentations. I personally travel with a JetPack most… Read more
I had the pleasure of working at The Benson earlier this week. This location offers great options for working remotely. If you must leave the hotel room you can work from the Mezzanine area which has low ceilings to help with ambient noise. The wi-fi speed is decent for basic meetings and presentations. I personally travel with a JetPack most of the time so I have the speeds I need for higher levels of bandwidth. The hotel staff and management team are extremely accommodating! If you need an ice bucket to raise the angel of your camera they will be to offer help. I will be back soon to review some of the rooms to show you what is available and how you can set up a virtual office anywhere in the world! You can catch the live reviews on our YouTube Channel: Webinar Daily. Read less