The Benson Hotel - Portland

309 South West Broadway, Portland, United States, 97205  show map
 4 stars
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The Benson Hotel - Portland

 Free Wi-Fi

Free Wi-Fi in rooms

 Parking

Paid parking

 24-Hour

24-hour reception

 Fitness/Gym

Fitness center

 Breakfast

Continental breakfast

 Food/Drinks

Restaurant

Bar/Lounge

 Meeting facilities

Meeting room

 No Smoking

Non-smoking rooms

Editorial review:

This classy hotel was built in 1912 and has hosted every American president since Woodrow Wilson. The service is accommodating and there are TempurPedic beds in the renovated rooms. The bar is great as well. Critics feel that it's becoming outdated.

Verified Reviews:

  • Bathroom is very small and wasn't clean - Food was wonderful - Lobby was nice enough
  • Bed was large - Wireless internet is not complimentary - Large rooms
  • Staff was very knowledgeable - Breakfast was very good - Ballrooms are gorgeous
  • Free wine tasting - Bed was absolutely wonderful - Exhorbinant parking $29 a day
  • Bathroom was nice and clean - Bathrobes and towels were moderately fluffy - Location was great

Overview

Located in Portland city centre, luxury four-star property is within walking distance of shopping, sightseeing, galleries, museums and is close to famous Pearl District.

The hotel is fashioned in French Second-Empire style, with glazed terra-cotta and brick façade, arched windows and a French mansard roof.

All 287 rooms include high-speed wireless internet access, complimentary wired internet access, fully stocked mini-bars and Swedish Temper-pediatric mattresses.

London Grill serves international cuisine and presents tableside service and an extensive variety of wine. The Palm Court lobby restaurant is open in the evenings for tapas, wine and spirits.

The Benson Portland offers a business centre complete with fax and photocopy services.

Year renovated:   2011.  Number of floors:   14.  Number of rooms:   287.

Rooms

The hotel provides non-smoking rooms, as well as rooms and facilities for people with disabilities.

The hotel offers an impressive cast of accommodations that range from standard guestrooms to penthouses and presidential suites.

Each guest room features original artwork, brass lamps, and velvet throw pillows.

Up to two children under 18 years stay free of charge when using existing beds.

Maximum capacity of extra beds/baby cots in a room is 1.

Dining options

Substantial and fresh breakfast is served in a lovely breakfast room.

El Gaucho is a theatrical Argentinian steak and chop house with low lighting, dark wood, and an open kitchen. Open for dinner only.

El Gaucho also has a cigar lounge and a bar with live Latin guitar music nightly.

The Palm Court Restaurant and Bar offers an impressive collection of craft brews, fine wine, and spirits from around the world, plus a full menu from appetizers to dinner. Happy hour is held twice nightly, and live entertainment is offered Friday and Saturday evenings from 8pm until 11.30pm.

A full breakfast is served at affordable prices. 

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Facilities

General

  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Paid parking
  • Late check-in/-out
  • 24-hour reception
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Air conditioning in public areas
  • Children are welcome
  • Safe deposit box
  • Smoke detectors
  • Pets allowed (limited amount or weight)
  • Lobby
  • Sundry/Convenience store
  • Vending machines
  • Currency exchange
  • ATM/Cash machine
  • Luggage storage
  • Elevator
  • Rooms/Facilities for disabled

Guest Parking

  • private parking is possible at a location nearby at USD 40 per day.

Sports & Fitness

  • Fitness center

Services

  • Paid airport shuttle
  • Paid city shuttle
  • Valet parking
  • 24-hour room service
  • Bell staff/Porter
  • Dry cleaning
  • Laundry
  • Shops/Commercial services
  • Newspaper service
  • Shoe shine service
  • Wake up service

Dining facilities

  • Continental breakfast
  • Restaurant buffet
  • Bar/Lounge

Meeting facilities

  • Business center
  • Conference room
  • Meeting/Banquet facilities
  • Fax/Photocopying

Children's facilities

  • Cribs available
  • Babysitting/Child services

Leisure facilities

  • Spa center

Room view

  • City view

Room facilities

  • Free Wi-Fi in rooms
  • Air conditioning
  • Heating
  • Mini-Bar
  • Tea and coffee facilities
  • Sitting area
  • Dressing area
  • Rollaway/Extra bed
  • Ironing facilities

Bathroom

  • Hair dryer
  • Bathrobe

Bedroom

  • Down comforter

Media

  • Paid movies/Video
  • Cable/Satellite television
  • AM/FM alarm clock

Room decor

  • Carpeted floor

Policies

Check-In

  • from  3 am

Check-Out

  • until  12 pm

Children and extra beds

  • All children under the age of 2 may stay for free in a crib. 
  • All children under the age of 6 may stay for free in an extra bed. 
  • Maximum capacity of extra beds in a room is 1. 

Pets

  • Pets are allowed on request.

How to reach hotel

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Hotel Address:

309 South West Broadway, Portland, United States, 97205

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City Center
  • Portland
    300 m
Airports
  • Portland International (PDX)
    9.5km
Train Stations
  • Tigard Transit Center
    12.4km
  • Train Stations
    100 m
  • Bus stop
    200 m
Restaurants
  • El Gaucho (cuisine: American, Steakhouse, Argentinean)
    10 m
  • London Grill (cuisine: American, French, International)
    30 m
Parks
  • Tom McCall Waterfront Park
    290 m
  • Lan Su Chinese Garden
    550 m
Hotel information
  • Check-In:
    from  3 am
  • Check-Out:
    until  12 pm
  • Year renovated:
    2011
  • Number of floors:
    14
  • Number of rooms:
    287

Rooms and availability

The hotel provides non-smoking rooms, as well as rooms and facilities for people with disabilities.

The hotel offers an impressive cast of accommodations that range from standard guestrooms to penthouses and presidential suites.

Each guest room features original artwork, brass lamps, and velvet throw pillows.

Up to two children under 18 years stay free of charge when using existing beds.

Maximum capacity of extra beds/baby cots in a room is 1.

The Benson Hotel Classic
Classic
Bed type: Queen Size bed or Double Bed or 2 Single beds
Size: 37m2
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  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Air conditioning
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Spacious room offers a sleeping area and a small sitting area. Bathroom has all modern amenities.

Room facilities
    The Benson Hotel Benson Junior Suite
    Benson Junior Suite
    Bed type: King Size bed or 1 Super-King Size bed
    Size: 37m2
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    • Free Wi-Fi
    • Air conditioning
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    Spacious room offers a sleeping area and a cozy sitting area. Bathroom has all modern amenities.

    Room facilities
      The Benson Hotel Executive
      Executive
      Bed type: King Size bed
      Size: 32m2
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      • Free Wi-Fi
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      The room is more spacious than the Classic room. It offers a work desk and a bathroom with all necessary amenities.

      Room facilities
        The Benson Hotel Deluxe Room
        Deluxe Room
        Bed type: Double Bed or King Size bed or Double beds
        Size: 37m2
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        • Free Wi-Fi
        • Air conditioning
        • Private bathroom
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        Spacious room offers a work area, a sleeping area and a small rest area. Bathroom has all modern amenities.

        Room facilities
          The Benson Hotel Executive Junior Suite
          Executive Junior Suite
          Bed type: King Size bed
          Size: 41m2
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          • Free Wi-Fi
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          Spacious room offers a sleeping area and a cozy sitting area. Bathroom has all modern amenities.

          Room facilities
            The Benson Hotel Penthouse Suite
            Penthouse Suite
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            Luxurious room has a bedroom and a living room with a sofa, armchairs and table. The bathroom has all modern amenities.

            The Benson Hotel Grand Suite
            Grand Suite
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            It features a living/dining area with a half bath. The adjoining master bedroom is separated by French doors and offers a magnificent 8-foot pillow-top bed with a private bath that includes a double headed walk-in shower and oversized Jacuzzi tub.

            The Benson Hotel Presidential Suite
            Presidential Suite
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            This luxurious suite is a corner room located on a high floor, providing you with both a north and east Portland city view. It features a living/dining area with a half bath. The adjoining master bedroom is separated by French doors and offers a magnificent Tempur-Pedic bed with a private bath that includes a double headed walk-in shower and oversized Jacuzzi tub.

            How to reach hotel

            hotel The Benson Hotel - Portland Portland location
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            Hotel Address:

            309 South West Broadway, Portland, United States, 97205

            Get directions
            City Center
            • Portland
              300 m
            Airports
            • Portland International (PDX)
              9.5km
            Train Stations
            • Tigard Transit Center
              12.4km
            • Train Stations
              100 m
            • Bus stop
              200 m
            Restaurants
            • El Gaucho (cuisine: American, Steakhouse, Argentinean)
              10 m
            • London Grill (cuisine: American, French, International)
              30 m
            Parks
            • Tom McCall Waterfront Park
              290 m
            • Lan Su Chinese Garden
              550 m
            Hotel information
            • Check-In:
              from  3 am
            • Check-Out:
              until  12 pm
            • Year renovated:
              2011
            • Number of floors:
              14
            • Number of rooms:
              287

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            What's nearby

            Places of interest

            Shopping areas

            • Powell's City of Books - 300 m

            Amusement

            • Ground Kontrol - 400 m
            • MT Hood Skibowl America's - 400 m
            • Games Inc - 400 m

            Historical sites

            Museums

            • EF Education - 100 m
            • Oregon Symphony - 100 m
            • Oregon History Museum - 200 m
            • Chamber Music Northwest - 200 m
            • Portland Area Theater Alliance - 300 m
            • American Advertising Museum - 300 m
            • Literary Arts Inc - 400 m
            • Pica - 400 m
            • Oregon Jewish Museum - 400 m
            • Portland Regional Arts Council - 600 m
            • Lease Art Dot Com - 600 m

            Parks

            Halls

            Universities, Institutes

            • Heald College Schools-Business - 200 m
            • Information Technology Inst - 400 m
            • Beau Monde College-Hair Design - 500 m
            • University of Oregon - 500 m
            • Northwest Nannies Institute - 600 m

            Local Attractions

            • Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area - 1.8km
              50000 E. Columbia River Hwy, Portland
            • Oregon Museum of Science and Industry - 1.7km
              1945 SE Water Avenue, Portland
            • Oregon Rail Heritage Center - 1.7km
              2250 SE Water Avenue, Portland
            • Oneonta Gorge - 1.6km
              Portland, OR
            • Kidd Toy Museum - 1.7km
              1301 Southeast Grand Ave, Portland

            Near the hotelNear the hotel

            • U.S. Bancorp Tower - 230 m
              111 Southwest Fifth Avenue, Portland
            • Museum of Contemporary Craft - 290 m
              724 Northwest Davis Street, Portland
            • Pioneer Courthouse - 350 m
              555 Southwest Yamhill St, Portland
            • Oregon Maritime Museum - 400 m
              foot of SW Pine St, Portland
            • Tom McCall Waterfront Park - 290 m
              Front Avenue, Portland
            • Chinatown Gate - 310 m
              N.W. 4th Ave. and Burnside St., Portland
            • Pioneer Place - 370 m
              700 SW Fifth Avenue, Portland

            Restaurants Nearby

            • El Gaucho - 10 m

              Address: 319 SW Broadway
              Phone: 503-227-8794

              73% likes this, based on 185 reviews
              Cuisine: American, Steakhouse, Argentinean
              Price Range: GBP 19 - GBP 76

            • Saucebox - 80 m

              Address: 214 SW Broadway
              Phone: (503) 241-3393

              73% likes this, based on 149 reviews
              Cuisine: Sushi, Asian, Pacific Rim
              Price Range: GBP 24 - GBP 31

            • Bailey's Taproom - 70 m

              Address: 213 SW Broadway
              Phone: 503-295-1004

              73% likes this, based on 50 reviews
              Cuisine: Bar

            • London Grill - 30 m

              Address: 309 SW Broadway
              Phone: 503-295-4110

              75% likes this, based on 43 reviews
              Cuisine: American, French, International
              Price Range: GBP 24 - GBP 31

            • Little Bird Bistro - 110 m

              Address: 219 SW 6th Ave
              Phone: 503-688-5952

              77% likes this, based on 190 reviews
              Cuisine: American, French, International
              Price Range: GBP 24 - GBP 38

            Getting there.

            Portland International Airport is just in 9.7km.

            Located 20 minutes from the Portland International Airport, limousine and Town Car service can be arranged by either the concierge or the front door staff.

            Hotel information
            • Check-In:
              from  3 am
            • Check-Out:
              until  12 pm
            • Year renovated:
              2011
            • Number of floors:
              14
            • Number of rooms:
              287
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            The Benson Hotel Reviews

            Guest reviews are submitted by our customers after their stay at The Benson Hotel

            Average guest rating

            7.4out of 10
            Very good
            Based on 94 reviews

            Rating by category:

            Rooms
            2.0
            Service
            6.0
            Value
            7.0
            Location
            8.0

            Individual guest reviews

            • Group of friends
              8.8

              Loved the historical charm and decor

              We didn't find the concierge very helpful at all

            • Older travelers
              9.6

              Temper Pedic Bed was fantastic.

              Some street noise. Hotel should think about putting storm windows on old single pane glass windows to cut down on outside noise.

            • Older travelers
              10.0

              Wine tasting in the lobby was very fun! Location, the ability to leave the car parked & walked to shopping, theater, & fabulous dining.

            • Older travelers
              10.0

              Great old hotel (100 years) that's been nicely updated without loosing the historical aspects

            • Older travelers
              9.2

              Location and ambiance of lobby

              Parking rates and cold air in elevator shaft when entering and leaving

            • Couple
              7.4

              The hotel is old and our last stay at the Hotel Monaco was much nicer.

            • Single
              7.8

              The location at the junction of 3 districts Bathroom well furnished with body care stuff

              guestroom are poorly soundproofed.

            • Group of friends
              6.6

              Shopped, ate at a couple of good restaurants, boutght books/clothes/CD's ( Mario's/Powell's)

              I was under the impression that I was paying $159.00 per night....it weas more...did not despute it at time of check out due to time restraint....for the money it was no where as good as the Modera, The Klimpton 5th Ave Suites, or The Heathman ( on spcial rate )....would be my last resort next time I plan to visit Portland.

            • Older travelers
              6.2

              Great location, friendly staff

              The hotel is sorely in need of a face lift. Carpets are worn and old, room furniture is nicked and scratched, big crack in the bathroom sink. This is an old and elegant property that has not been maintained, in my view, to four star standards. A little work would return it to the gem I remember from 15 or 20 years ago.

            • Single
              6.2

              Loved the bed bolster. The lobby was lovely. Liked the bath/shampoo fixtures in the bath.

              Room service said meal would be delived in 30 min, was closer to an hour, but the food was good, and the server very polite. Found most of the staff to be rather cool, except for the lady who checked me in, and the young man who checked me out. Peeling ceiling paper in the room. Dirty shower stall, room 928. Looked like dried coffee grounds? Didn't like the towels on the chair in the room: should have been in the bathroom, and the glasses (see below) in the main room. No way to heat water in the room--most places have complimentary coffee/tea. I had brought my own chai and hot chocolate. Didn't like drinking glasses in the bathroom: E-coli? Also, the shelves were dusty. Had difficulty figuring out how to connect my computer, had to ask one staff member, and a second call to the desk. With such an exquisite menu, I would have liked to see some better options for breakfast. Not crab cakes, but fresh crab Benedict. Not Canadian Bacon for Eggs Benedict, but some sort of cured ham that was carmelized before service. (Have someone visit McKeowns in Seaside for the best Eggs Benedict.) When I got my bill, there was a (2) for Room Service, but I only got one meal. Maybe I didn't read the fine print well enough, but I paid $20 for a cheeze/bacon burger. When I arrived, had to wait for Valet Parking...nothing friendly there. I am not a complainer. But I have gotten used to the service at The Heathman, and think I'll probably go back there again. Guess I won't be back, and won't recommend your establishment, but won't bad-mouth you either.

            • Older travelers
              7.4

              Staff is friendly and service is exceptional! We enjoyed our stay and would return.

              We felt the hotel was lovely so was surprised to see the wallpaper coming loose at the seams - this is not up to Benson standards!

            • Older travelers
              9.2

              view and bed was comfy

              parking fees and a little pricey for what you get

            • Single
              8.8

              Considering the location and comfort the Benson Hotel was good value for money. Reception staff were very welcoming.

            • Couple
              6.6

              The gorgeous walnut paneling, the tempurpedic bed was fabulous as was the bedding!

              Some shabbiness showed - peeling paint. The shower was dark and not at all luxurious. My biggest complaint would be the noise - not just street noise but the beeping of the service elevator woke me up numerous times during the night.

            • Older travelers
              10.0

              I couldn't have asked for a better experience than what we had at The Benson. The afternoon of our stay, my partner was flying in from Baltimore, MD and the hotel was able to let us check in early. This allowed us to settle in before heading out and about downtown. Our experience at The Benson helped me to give him the best birthday he's ever had.

            How to reach hotel

            hotel The Benson Hotel - Portland Portland location
            Show big map »

            Hotel Address:

            309 South West Broadway, Portland, United States, 97205

            Get directions
            City Center
            • Portland
              300 m
            Airports
            • Portland International (PDX)
              9.5km
            Train Stations
            • Tigard Transit Center
              12.4km
            • Train Stations
              100 m
            • Bus stop
              200 m
            Restaurants
            • El Gaucho (cuisine: American, Steakhouse, Argentinean)
              10 m
            • London Grill (cuisine: American, French, International)
              30 m
            Parks
            • Tom McCall Waterfront Park
              290 m
            • Lan Su Chinese Garden
              550 m
            Hotel information
            • Check-In:
              from  3 am
            • Check-Out:
              until  12 pm
            • Year renovated:
              2011
            • Number of floors:
              14
            • Number of rooms:
              287