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.

Rating summary

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Traveller rating

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Image of the Tripadvisor rating Excellent Hotel in Portland, OR

Oct 17, 2021 ASD28803 Cary, North Carolina

Excellent Hotel amenities, service, cleanliness. Excellent Covid safety, Beautiful hotel, One of a kind architecture, Excellent location in Portland. Very helpful Reception area. Beautiful clean rooms, Very historical property.
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Amazing staff and experience

Oct 15, 2021 A6677SPjessicab

My husband and I visited from Maryland, the staff here was absolutely wonderful. The hotel is so clean and so beautiful, the food is wonderful. We especially loved Bobby and Katherine. They were genuine and so kind. This could not have been a better experience. Easily the best hotel I’ve ever stayed in.
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Great stay and great location!

Oct 15, 2021 Paolo1605 San Francisco, California

Centrally located, the Benson is the best option in central Portland. Lots of stores, restaurants and transport nearby. Checkin was smooth and lots of extra perks like grab-and-go breakfast+coffee and drinks. Room is good in size, very clean, and sleep quality is great (no noise from outside even staying at 4th floor) . Matress and pillows where… Read more
Centrally located, the Benson is the best option in central Portland. Lots of stores, restaurants and transport nearby. Checkin was smooth and lots of extra perks like grab-and-go breakfast+coffee and drinks. Room is good in size, very clean, and sleep quality is great (no noise from outside even staying at 4th floor) . Matress and pillows where excellent quality, Bathroom is spotless and new. Internet very fast. Definitely will stay here in my next trip to Portland. Read less
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Oct 13, 2021 briannC6991FY Houston, Texas

Booked a reservation based on TA reviews and was not disappointed. The rooms were clean, though a bit on the small side. The first room we were given had a broken AC and Tyler at the front desk went out of his way to move us to another room the next day and even comp'd our 1st night. Wasnt necessary but a very nice and appreciated gesture. All… Read more
Booked a reservation based on TA reviews and was not disappointed. The rooms were clean, though a bit on the small side. The first room we were given had a broken AC and Tyler at the front desk went out of his way to move us to another room the next day and even comp'd our 1st night. Wasnt necessary but a very nice and appreciated gesture. All of the staff during our stay were friendly and helpful. Hotel is located in downtown area which looks a bit "rough" to say the least. First (and probably only) visit to Portland and was surprised to see how many boarded up or graffiti covered buildings were nearby and a substantial homeless presence as well. Alot of restaurants were still only take out or required proof of vax (just something to be mindful of) Was very disappointed that Pine Street Market basically no longer exists after all but one of the restaurants shut down due to COVID. But there are several other good options for eats nearby and I would highly recommend Ox if youre in a meat eating mood. I would not return for a 2nd visit to Portland but would highly recommend this hotel if you find yourself in the city. Cheers. Read less
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Oct 12, 2021 Opal10 Hawaii

As a couple on a road trip in Oregon, we decided to stay at the Benson for our last 2 nites before flying home. All arrangements had been made with Linda at the front desk, a couple months out from our stay. Upon informing her of what we wanted roomwise, she said I have just the accommodations that will suit you well. And she was spot on. And… Read more
As a couple on a road trip in Oregon, we decided to stay at the Benson for our last 2 nites before flying home. All arrangements had been made with Linda at the front desk, a couple months out from our stay. Upon informing her of what we wanted roomwise, she said I have just the accommodations that will suit you well. And she was spot on. And also working the front desk when we checked in. When she learned that we'd been on the Oregon coast for 5 nights she asked if we had searched for agates. Yes, and we had success in finding a few. The next day we presented her with an agate (as we learned from her of her own agate collection). When we checked out, Linda presented us with an agate from her collection. Not everyone at The Benson is a collector of agates, however they are just as personable and friendly and helpful in a genuine way. We thoroughly enjoyed our 2 nite stay (will stay longer next time) from the very comfy king bed to the large closet. Also the sitting area, desk, just everything; especially the views. We were blessed with nice sunny skies and saw Mt Hood looking East and Mt St. Helens looking out the North facing window. City view ok if one likes urban scenery. See attached pix. Read less