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 Benson hotel staff are the best.

Jan 24, 2022 B1172IElaurat

We are staying at the. Benson. My second time. My husband’s first time. I am here for a conference. My husband to enjoy Portland. The staff here are the best! This morning, we had breakfast at the Palm Court. We were taken good care of by Bobby, a friendly, knowledgeable and very charming man. Last night we were taken care of by Johnny. The… Read more
We are staying at the. Benson. My second time. My husband’s first time. I am here for a conference. My husband to enjoy Portland. The staff here are the best! This morning, we had breakfast at the Palm Court. We were taken good care of by Bobby, a friendly, knowledgeable and very charming man. Last night we were taken care of by Johnny. The Benson is magical and a very comfortable place. We will come here again and highly recommend it. Thank you! Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Portland Perfection

Jan 23, 2022 MrPresidential Portland, Oregon

We are locals and have loads of Staycays...this is the BEST suite in Portland. You must stay!!! Plus, you can get food delivered from the stalwart of old school dining perfection, El Gaucho. If it's good enough for the Presidents, it should be excellent for you. Plus, it has a bathroom that will make you want to remodel your home.
Image of the Tripadvisor rating A Wonderful Experience

Jan 16, 2022 christinabW3039RG

My daughter and I are staying at The Benson this weekend for a sports competition and this is our second night. I’ve been impressed from the moment we arrived. The hotel is gorgeous and has this timeless charm. Every part of the hotel has history and character. Well preserved but with modern updates. Everyone from the valet on has been so… Read more
My daughter and I are staying at The Benson this weekend for a sports competition and this is our second night. I’ve been impressed from the moment we arrived. The hotel is gorgeous and has this timeless charm. Every part of the hotel has history and character. Well preserved but with modern updates. Everyone from the valet on has been so welcoming, professional and helpful. We’ve eaten two dinners in the hotel dinning room so far and the food has been amazing. Our waiter both nights has been John and he has provided expectational service, going above and beyond to accommodate us. The food is delicious. The room is so clean and the beds are very comfortable. The bathroom is very nice too. I’m VERY picky about where we stay and we will definitely be staying here in March when we return to Portland. *** I have felt completely safe here with my daughter. I would recommend Benson for the location, service and safety in downtown Portland. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Okay stay at a historic hotel.

Jan 12, 2022 mattk805

We had an okay stay here. Pros: -Location -Cool, historic lobby Cons: -Carpet in room was straight up nasty -The grab-n-go breakfast was terrible, with multiple days where most items were simply unavailable, and staff were very weird about just substituting items which were available for items that were available. -The beds were way too… Read more
We had an okay stay here. Pros: -Location -Cool, historic lobby Cons: -Carpet in room was straight up nasty -The grab-n-go breakfast was terrible, with multiple days where most items were simply unavailable, and staff were very weird about just substituting items which were available for items that were available. -The beds were way too hard. All in all I had a fine stay, however it just isn't the best, either in value or quality of rooms, and I'll stay elsewhere next time. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Impeccable service at palm court/Hotel Benson

Jan 9, 2022 terrih2015 Tacoma, Washington

First of all, this place is beautiful. This was our first time here and we will definitely come back. The service in both the hotel and palm Court restaurant is epic. Bobby who works at the restaurant has worked there for 40 years and is knowledgeable, kind, friendly, and very diligent working with those with food allergies. I highly recommended… Read more
First of all, this place is beautiful. This was our first time here and we will definitely come back. The service in both the hotel and palm Court restaurant is epic. Bobby who works at the restaurant has worked there for 40 years and is knowledgeable, kind, friendly, and very diligent working with those with food allergies. I highly recommended both the hotel and the restaurant. And don't forget to thank Mr. Benson while your there. I'm sure he and the rest of the "residents " will appreciate it. 👻 Read less