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The Benson Hotel - Portland

309 Southwest Broadway, Portland, Oregon, United States, 97205  show map
 4 stars
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The Benson Hotel - Portland

Wi-Fi
Parking

USD 40 per day

Luggage storage
24-hour services

24-hour reception

24-hour room service

Food/ Drinks

Bar/ Lounge area

Restaurant

Shuttle

Paid airport shuttle

Fitness/ Gym

Fitness centre

Spa and relaxation

Jacuzzi

Massage

Spa centre

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 Critics feel that it's becoming outdated.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 300 meters away from Museum of Contemporary Craft, a 4-star Benson hotel offers a luxurious accommodation within a 5-minute walk from Tom McCall Waterfront Park. After the renovation in 2011, the hotel features Victorian architecture in a 14-story building.

Its location next to a bus stop allows to see a theater and a gallery in Portland. Guests can get to Portland city center, which is 1 km away.

The hotel is surrounded by restaurants and a concert hall.

A 15-minute drive will take guests to Portland International airport.

Rooms

Benson is a classic hotel offering rooms with satellite television, heating, a private safe, a dressing room and a sitting area as well as tiled bathrooms with a bathtub, a hairdryer and a walk-in shower. The rooms look on to the city. Other comforts include coffee/tea makers and a stove for self-catering.

Eat & Drink

The night bar serves tea and coffee. The property is 5 minutes’ walk from Imperial offering dishes of American and Asian cuisine.

A full breakfast is served at affordable prices. 

Services

There are limousines for rent on site.

Relax

On-site fitness facilities include a gym and a fitness center.

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

  • Non-smoking property
  • Wi-Fi
  • No parking
  • Safe deposit box
  • 24-hour reception
  • Pets allowed
  • No wheelchair access
  • Rooms/ Facilities for disabled
  • Air conditioning in public areas
  • Children are welcome
  • Luggage storage
  • Lift
  • Currency exchange
  • ATM/Cash machine
  • Gift/Newsstand
  • Vending machines
  • Lobby
  • Smoke detectors

Sports & Fitness

  • Fitness centre

Services

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

Dining

  • Continental breakfast
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/ Lounge area

Business

  • Business centre
  • Meeting/ Banquet facilities
  • Business services
  • Fax/Photocopying

Children

  • Babysitting/Child services

Spa & Leisure

  • Spa centre
  • Jacuzzi
  • Massage

Room view

  • City view

Room features

  • Air conditioning
  • Individual heating
  • In-room safe
  • Mini-bar
  • Sitting area
  • Dressing area
  • Tea and coffee facilities
  • Turndown service
  • In-room desk
  • Ironing facilities
  • Rollaway beds

Bathroom

  • Bathtub shower combination
  • Hair dryer
  • Bathrobe
  • Slippers
  • Room toiletries

Media

  • Flat-screen TV
  • Internet television
  • Paid films
  • Voice mail
  • Radio
  • AM/FM alarm clock

Room decor

  • Carpeted floor

Policies

CHECK-IN / CHECK-OUT

Check-in from 4 pm FREE
Check-out until 12 pm FREE

Children and extra beds

Maximum capacity of extra beds in a room is 1. 

Pets

Pets are allowed on request.

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Hotel Address:

309 Southwest Broadway, Portland, Oregon, United States, 97205

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Airports
Train
  • Portland Union Station
    2700 ft
  • East Morrison Street Station
    3700 ft
Restaurants
  • El Gaucho (cuisine: American, Argentinean)
    100 ft
  • London Grill (cuisine: American, French, International)
    100 ft
Hotel information
  • Check-in:
    from  4 pm
  • 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
  • Max occupancy:

    6 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 Double bed, 2 Double beds, 2 Single beds

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Free Wi-Fi
    • Non-smoking
    • Bathtub
    • Air conditioning
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  • General:Individual air conditioning
  • Slippers
  • Work desk
  • Seating area
  • Ironing facilities
  • Dressing area
  • Carpeted floor
  • Trousers press
  • Telephone
  • Laptop safe box
  • Bathroom:Bathroom
  • Bath or shower
  • Hair dryer
  • Bathrobe
  • Guest toiletries
  • Toilet
  • Bedding:Cots available
  • Dining:Mini-bar
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Media:Flat-screen TV
  • VCR player
  • 220 V AC
  • Wake up service
  • In-house movie
  • Computer hookup
  • Radio
The Benson Hotel photos Room
King Room
  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 King-size bed

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Air conditioning
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  • General:Slippers
  • Work desk
  • Seating area
  • Ironing facilities
  • Dressing area
  • Carpeted floor
  • Telephone
  • Laptop safe box
  • Bathroom:Bathroom
  • Bath or shower
  • Hair dryer
  • Bathrobe
  • Guest toiletries
  • Toilet
  • Dining:Coffee/tea maker
  • Media:Flat-screen TV
  • Wake up service
  • Radio
The Benson Hotel photos Room
Penthouse Suite
  • Max occupancy:

    3 persons

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Air conditioning
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  • General:Slippers
  • Work desk
  • Seating area
  • Ironing facilities
  • Dressing area
  • Carpeted floor
  • Telephone
  • Laptop safe box
  • Bathroom:Bathroom
  • Bath or shower
  • Hair dryer
  • Bathrobe
  • Guest toiletries
  • Toilet
  • Bedding:Sofa
  • Dining:Mini-bar
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Media:Flat-screen TV
  • Wake up service
  • iPod docking station
  • Radio
The Benson Hotel photos Room
Benson Junior Suite
City view
  • Max occupancy:

    4 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 King-size bed, 1 Double bed, 1 Single bed

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Free Wi-Fi
    • Non-smoking
    • Air conditioning
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  • General:Slippers
  • Work desk
  • Seating area
  • Ironing facilities
  • Dressing area
  • Carpeted floor
  • Telephone
  • Laptop safe box
  • Bathroom:Bathroom
  • Bath or shower
  • Hair dryer
  • Bathrobe
  • Guest toiletries
  • Toilet
  • Dining:Coffee/tea maker
  • Media:Flat-screen TV
  • Wake up service
  • Radio
Room Description:

Junior Suite|Double Junior Suite (Double bed)

The Benson Hotel photos Room Deluxe Room
Deluxe Double Room
  • Max occupancy:

    4 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 Double bed, 2 Double beds, 1 Single bed

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Free Wi-Fi
    • Non-smoking
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  • General:Seating area
  • Dining:Coffee/tea maker
  • Media:LCD TV
Room Description:

Deluxe|Deluxe 2 Double Beds

The Benson Hotel photos Room Deluxe King Room
Deluxe King Room
  • Max occupancy:

    3 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 King-size bed

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Free Wi-Fi
    • Non-smoking
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  • General:Seating area
  • Dining:Coffee/tea maker
  • Media:LCD TV
Room Description:

KING DELUXE NONSMOKE

The Benson Hotel photos Room Executive
Executive
  • Max occupancy:

    3 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 King-size bed

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Free Wi-Fi
    • Non-smoking
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  • General:Seating area
  • Dining:Coffee/tea maker
  • Media:LCD TV
The Benson Hotel photos Room Executive Junior Suite
Executive Junior Suite
  • Room size:

    445 sq. feet

  • Max occupancy:

    4 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 King-size bed

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Free Wi-Fi
    • Non-smoking
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  • General:Seating area
  • Dining:Coffee/tea maker
  • Media:LCD TV
Penthouse
  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 Double bed, 1 Single bed, 2 Single beds

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Room Description:

Suite|Penthouse

Standard Single Room
  • Max occupancy:

    1 person

  • Bed type:

    1 Single bed

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Room Description:

Standard|Standard Room

Standard Triple Room
  • Max occupancy:

    3 persons

  • Bed type:

    Sleeping arrangements for 3 persons

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Free Wi-Fi
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  • General:Individual air conditioning
  • Trousers press
  • Bathroom:Hair dryer
  • Bedding:Cots available
  • Dining:Mini-bar
  • Media:Television
  • VCR player
  • Radio
Room Description:

Standard|TRIPLE STANDARD

Suite
  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 Double bed

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Free Wi-Fi
    • Jacuzzi
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Room Description:

Suite|Suite

Standard Quadruple Room
  • Max occupancy:

    4 persons

  • Bed type:

    Sleeping arrangements for 4 persons

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Free Wi-Fi
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Room Description:

Standard Room. ROOM ONLY. Standard rate

Standard Apartment
  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Free Wi-Fi
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Family Run Of House Room Assigned On Arrival
  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 Double bed

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Free Wi-Fi
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Room Description:

Standard|Run of House - Double (Family Plan)

Luxury Room
  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Free Wi-Fi
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Local attractions

  • Fremont Bridge 1.0 mi
    Connects Interstate Highway 5 with Interstate 405 and Highway 30
  • St. Johns Bridge1.2 mi
    U.S. Highway 30
  • Burnside Bridge3.0 mi
    Connects East and West Burnside streets
  • International Rose Test Garden1.3 mi
    400 SW Kingston Ave
  • Pittock Mansion1.8 mi
    3229 NW Pittock Dr

Near the hotel

  • Pearl District 1700 ft
    404 NW 10th Ave # LL1
  • Rogue Distillery and Public House 2300 ft
    1339 NW Flanders St
  • Steel Bridge1800 ft
    Connects Northwest Front Avenue and Northwest Flanders Street to Northeast Williams Avenue
  • Ira Keller Fountain Park3400 ft
    Southwest Third Avenue and Clay Street

Restaurants nearby

  • El Gaucho100 ft

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

    73% likes this, based on 185 reviews
    Cuisine: American, Argentinean
    Price Range: USD 26 - USD 101

  • Saucebox300 ft

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

    73% likes this, based on 149 reviews
    Cuisine: Asian
    Price Range: USD 32 - USD 41

  • Imperial300 ft

    Address: 410 SW Broadway

    73% likes this, based on 91 reviews
    Cuisine: American
    Price Range: USD 31 - USD 31

  • London Grill100 ft

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

    75% likes this, based on 43 reviews
    Cuisine: American, French, International
    Price Range: USD 33 - USD 42

  • Little Bird Bistro400 ft

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

    77% likes this, based on 190 reviews
    Cuisine: American, French, International
    Price Range: USD 32 - USD 51

Hotel information
  • Check-in:
    from  4 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  12 pm
  • Year renovated:
    2011
  • Number of floors:
    14
  • Number of rooms:
    287

The Benson Hotel Reviews

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

7.4
Very goodBased on94 reviews

Rating by category:

Rooms
2.0
Service
6.0
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 Southwest Broadway, Portland, Oregon, United States, 97205

Get directions
Airports
Train
  • Portland Union Station
    2700 ft
  • East Morrison Street Station
    3700 ft
Restaurants
  • El Gaucho (cuisine: American, Argentinean)
    100 ft
  • London Grill (cuisine: American, French, International)
    100 ft
Hotel information
  • Check-in:
    from  4 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  12 pm
  • Year renovated:
    2011
  • Number of floors:
    14
  • Number of rooms:
    287