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

 Check-in/Check-out

Express check-in/-out

 Fitness/Gym

Fitness center

 Breakfast

Continental breakfast

 Food/Drinks

Restaurant

Bar/Lounge area

 Meeting facilities

Conference room

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 Critics feel that it's becoming outdated.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

The classic 4-star The Benson Hotel is a great place to stay in Portland. Offering accommodation in the 14-story building, the hotel combines French architecture and modern facilities.

This hotel is set in the center of Portland, just 300 meters from Museum of Contemporary Craft, Lan Su Chinese Garden and Pioneer Place. The property is set 5 minutes' walk from Portlandia, The Portland Building and The Brody Theater.

The hotel is situated near theaters, galleries and museums.

10 minutes' drive from Portland International airport and 5 minutes' walk to Portland Art Museum train station.

Rooms

This property has 287 comfortable guestrooms including Penthouse Penthouse Suite, Deluxe Quadruple Room and Deluxe Single Room that are appointed with Wi-Fi, a living area, a minibar, individual climate control and a kitchenette. Bathrooms are fitted with a shower, a bathtub and a hairdryer.

Eat & Drink

At the restaurant European dishes are served. A variety of refreshments, coffee and tea is offered in the lounge bar.

A full breakfast is served at affordable prices. 

Services

The on-site limousine rentals are also provided.

Relax

Guests with children at The Benson Hotel can take advantage of babysitting and cribs.

Internet

Wireless internet is available in the entire hotel for free.

Guest Parking

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

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

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Facilities

General

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

Sports & Fitness

  • Fitness center

Services

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

Dining facilities

  • Paid breakfast
  • Continental breakfast
  • Restaurant buffet
  • Lobby bar
  • Coffee/Tea in lobby

Meeting facilities

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

Children's facilities

  • Cribs/Baby cots
  • Babysitting/Child services

Leisure facilities

  • Spa center

Room view

  • City view

Room facilities

  • Free Wi-Fi in rooms
  • Air conditioning
  • Heating
  • Paid in-room safe
  • Mini-bar
  • Tea and coffee facilities
  • Sitting area
  • Dressing area
  • Rollaway beds
  • Ironing facilities

Bathroom

  • Shared bathroom
  • Hair dryer
  • Bathrobe
  • Bathtub shower combination

Bedroom

  • Down comforter

Media

  • Paid movies/Video
  • Cable/Satellite television
  • Voice mail
  • CD player
  • AM/FM alarm clock

Room decor

  • Carpeted floor

Policies

Check-in

  • from  4 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)
    9.5 km
Train Stations
  • Portland Art Museum
    800 m
  • Portland Union Station
    800 m
  • Bus stop
    200 m
Restaurants
  • El Gaucho (cuisine: American, 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  4 am
  • Check-out:
    until  12 pm
  • Year renovated:
    2011
  • Number of floors:
    14
  • Number of rooms:
    287

Rooms and availability

The Benson Hotel photos Room Classic
Classic
Bed type: Queen-size bed or Double bed or 2 Single beds
Size: 37 m²
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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 photos Room Benson Junior Suite
    Benson Junior Suite
    Bed type: King-size bed or 1 Super King-size bed
    Size: 37 m²
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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 photos Room Executive
      Executive
      Bed type: King-size bed
      Size: 32 m²
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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 photos Room Deluxe Room
        Deluxe Room
        Bed type: Double bed or King-size bed or Double beds
        Size: 37 m²
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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 photos Room Executive Junior Suite
          Executive Junior Suite
          Bed type: King-size bed
          Size: 41 m²
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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 photos Room Penthouse Suite
            Penthouse Suite
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            • Air conditioning
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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.

            Room facilities
              The Benson Hotel photos Room 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.

              Room facilities
                The Benson Hotel photos Room 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)
                  9.5 km
                Train Stations
                • Portland Art Museum
                  800 m
                • Portland Union Station
                  800 m
                • Bus stop
                  200 m
                Restaurants
                • El Gaucho (cuisine: American, 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  4 am
                • Check-out:
                  until  12 pm
                • Year renovated:
                  2011
                • Number of floors:
                  14
                • Number of rooms:
                  287

                The Benson Hotel Location

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                What's nearby

                Tourist attractions

                • Gerding Theater at Armory Building - 200 m

                Places of interest

                • Engineering Building: Maseeh College of Engineering and Computer Science - 200 m
                • Galleria Center Shopping Center - 200 m
                • O'Bryant Square - 200 m

                Shopping areas

                • Powell's City of Books - 300 m

                Amusement

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

                Monuments and Landmarks

                • Voodoo Doughnuts - 200 m
                • The Labyrinth - 200 m
                • Montage - 200 m
                • McMenamins - Blue Moon Tavern & Grill - 200 m
                • Rogue Ales Distillery and Public House - 200 m
                • Life Size Elephant Statue - 200 m
                • The Steepest Street In Portland - 200 m

                Historical sites

                • Benson Hotel - 100 m
                • Pioneer Courthouse Square - 200 m

                Museums

                • EF Education - 100 m
                • Oregon Symphony - 100 m
                • Museum of Contemporary Craft - 200 m
                • Chamber Music Northwest - 200 m
                • Portland Area Theater Alliance - 300 m
                • American Advertising Museum - 300 m
                • Oregon Jewish Museum - 400 m
                • Literary Arts Inc - 400 m
                • Pica - 400 m

                Halls

                • Roseland Theater - 200 m

                Universities, Institutes

                • Heald College Schools-Business - 200 m
                • Information Technology Inst - 400 m

                Public parking

                • Art Institute of Portland - 400 m

                Local attractions

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

                Near 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, Argentinean
                  Price Range: GBP 20 - GBP 81

                • Saucebox - 80 m

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

                  73% likes this, based on 149 reviews
                  Cuisine: Asian
                  Price Range: GBP 25 - GBP 32

                • Bailey's Taproom - 70 m

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

                  73% likes this, based on 50 reviews

                • 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 26 - GBP 33

                • 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 25 - GBP 40

                Hotel information
                • Check-in:
                  from  4 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

                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)
                  9.5 km
                Train Stations
                • Portland Art Museum
                  800 m
                • Portland Union Station
                  800 m
                • Bus stop
                  200 m
                Restaurants
                • El Gaucho (cuisine: American, 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  4 am
                • Check-out:
                  until  12 pm
                • Year renovated:
                  2011
                • Number of floors:
                  14
                • Number of rooms:
                  287