The Benson Hotel - Portland

309 Southwest Broadway, Portland, 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

Late check-in/ -out

24-hour reception

24-hour room service

Food/ Drinks

Restaurant

Coffee/Tea in lobby

Lobby bar

Shuttle

Paid airport shuttle

Fitness/ Gym

Fitness center

Spa and relaxation

Massage

Spa center

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 Critics feel that it's becoming outdated.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 4-star classic hotel Benson offers a luxurious accommodation within easy reach of Portland Center City Park, which is about 20 minutes` walk. The building was renovated in 2011.

The property is about 10 minutes' walk of Portland Art Museum. The city center is 1 km away from the hotel.

Shoppers will enjoy close proximity to a market and shopping centers.

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

Rooms

The Benson Hotel provides guestrooms appointed with satellite TV, central heating, a private safe, a dressing area and a sitting area. The Benson Hotel offers rooms with the city view. The rooms have Italian decor.

Eat & Drink

Guests can savor coffee and tea in the night bar. Serving American and Asian meals, Imperial lies in a lively area, 100 meters from the venue.

A full breakfast is served at affordable prices. 

Services

The Benson Hotel offers 24-hour front desk, laundry and ironing service.

Relax

A gym and a fitness center are among the on-site facilities.

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
  • Paid parking
  • Safe deposit box
  • 24-hour reception
  • Late check-in/ -out
  • Express check-in/ -out
  • Pets allowed
  • No wheelchair access
  • Rooms/ Facilities for disabled
  • Public areas with access for disabled
  • Air conditioning in public areas
  • Children are welcome
  • Luggage storage
  • Elevator
  • Currency exchange
  • ATM/Cash machine
  • Sundry/Convenience store
  • Gift/Newsstand
  • Vending machines
  • Fireplace
  • Lobby
  • Multilingual staff
  • Smoke detectors

Sports & Fitness

  • Fitness center

Services

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

Dining facilities

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

Meeting facilities

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

Children's facilities

  • Babysitting/Child services

Leisure facilities

  • Spa center
  • Massage

Room view

  • City view

Room facilities

  • 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

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

Media

  • Flat-screen TV
  • Internet television
  • Paid movies/Video
  • 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

All children
0 - 2 years
Crib FREE
Maximum capacity of extra beds in a room is 1. 
Maximum capacity of cribs and extra beds depends on the room you book. Please check room details before you make a reservation.

Pets

Pets are allowed on request.

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Hotel Address:

309 Southwest Broadway, Portland, United States, 97205

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City Center
  • Portland
    1000 ft
Airports
Train Stations
  • Portland Union Station
    2700 ft
  • East Morrison Street Station
    3700 ft
  • Bus stop
    700 ft
Restaurants
  • El Gaucho (cuisine: American, Argentinean)
    100 ft
  • London Grill (cuisine: American, French, International)
    100 ft
Parks
  • Tom McCall Waterfront Park
    1000 ft
  • Lan Su Chinese Garden
    1900 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

Premium Queen Room
  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 Queen-size bed

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Free Wi-Fi
    • Shower
    • Private bathroom
    • Non-smoking
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  • General:Wi-Fi
  • Pets allowed
  • Slippers
  • Work desk
  • Two line phone
  • Bathroom:Bathrobe
  • Dining:Mini-bar
Room Description:

One queen bed with Tempur-Pedic mattress. 250 square feet. Oversized desk with lamp. Dual-line phone. Tiled bathroom with bathrobe, tub/shower combination. Bamboo bathrobes and slippers. Padded hangers. Minibar. Wired and wireless high-speed Internet access. Cable TV with premium channels. Non-smoking. Pet-friendly room.

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Double Room
  • Max occupancy:

    6 persons

  • Bed type:

    2 Double beds, 1 Double bed, 2 Double beds or 1 Queen-size bed

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Free Wi-Fi
    • Non-smoking
    • Air conditioning
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  • General:Individual air conditioning
  • Slippers
  • Work desk
  • Ironing facilities
  • Dressing area
  • Carpeted floor
  • Trouser/pants press
  • Telephone
  • Laptop safe box
  • Bathroom:Bathroom
  • Bath or shower
  • Hair dryer
  • Bathrobe
  • Guest toiletries
  • Toilet
  • Bedding:Cribs available
  • Dining:Mini-bar
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Media:Flat-screen TV
  • VCR player
  • 220 V AC
  • Wake up service
  • In-house movie
  • iPod docking station
  • Computer hookup
  • Radio
Room Description:

Run of House

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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
  • Ironing facilities
  • Dressing area
  • Carpeted floor
  • Telephone
  • Laptop safe box
  • Bathroom:Bathroom
  • Bath or shower
  • Hair dryer
  • Bathrobe
  • Guest toiletries
  • Toilet
  • Dining:Mini-bar
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Media:Flat-screen TV
  • Wake up service
  • iPod docking station
  • Radio
Penthouse
  • Max occupancy:

    3 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 Single bed, 1 Double bed, Sleeping arrangements for 3 persons

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

Suite|Penthouse

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
  • Trouser/pants press
  • Bathroom:Hair dryer
  • Bedding:Cribs available
  • Dining:Mini-bar
  • Media:Cable/satellite TV
  • VCR player
  • Radio
Room Description:

Standard|TRIPLE STANDARD

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Penthouse Suite
  • Max occupancy:

    3 persons

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

    2 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 Double bed, 1 Single bed

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

Suite|Suite

Standard Quadruple Room
  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

  • Bed type:

    Sleeping arrangements for 4 persons

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Free Wi-Fi
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  • Dining:Mini-bar
  • Media:Cable/satellite TV
Room Description:

Standard|QUADRUPLE STANDARD

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Junior Suite
  • Max occupancy:

    3 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
  • Bedding:Sofa
  • Dining:Mini-bar
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Media:Flat-screen TV
  • Wake up service
  • iPod docking station
  • Radio
Room Description:

Junior Suite|Benson Junior Suite

Standard Apartment
  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Free Wi-Fi
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Attic Attic Double Room
  • 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|Attic

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)

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

    4 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 Double bed or 1 King-size bed, 2 Double beds, 1 Single bed

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Free Wi-Fi
    • Shower
    • Non-smoking
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  • General:Wi-Fi
  • Pets allowed
  • Housekeeping
  • Bathroom:Bathroom
  • Bedding:Cotton sheets
  • Dining:Mini-bar
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Media:Cable/satellite 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
    • + More
  • Dining:Mini-bar
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Media:Cable/satellite TV
Room Description:

Deluxe|Deluxe King

Deluxe Triple Room
  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

  • Bed type:

    Sleeping arrangements for 3 persons, 2 Double beds

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

Triple room

Deluxe Quadruple Room
  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

  • Bed type:

    Sleeping arrangements for 4 persons

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

Deluxe|Deluxe 2 Double Beds (quad use)

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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  • Dining:Coffee/tea maker
The Benson Hotel photos Room Executive Junior Suite
Executive Junior Suite
  • Room size:

    445 sq. feet

  • 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
  • Media:LCD TV
Luxury Double Room
  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 Double bed, 1 Single bed

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

Deluxe|Double Luxury Room

The Benson Hotel Location

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What's nearby

Shopping areas

  • Powell's City of Books1000 ft

Amusement

Historical sites

Museums

  • EF Education400 ft
  • Oregon Symphony400 ft
  • Museum of Contemporary Craft700 ft
  • Chamber Music Northwest700 ft
  • Portland Area Theater Alliance1000 ft
  • American Advertising Museum1000 ft
  • Oregon Jewish Museum1400 ft
  • Literary Arts Inc1400 ft
  • Pica1400 ft

Halls

Universities, Institutes

  • Heald College Schools-Business700 ft
  • Information Technology Inst1400 ft

Public parking

Local attractions

  • Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area1.1 mi
    50000 E. Columbia River Hwy, Portland
  • Oregon Museum of Science and Industry1.1 mi
    1945 SE Water Avenue, Portland
  • Oregon Rail Heritage Center1.0 mi
    2250 SE Water Avenue, Portland
  • Oneonta Gorge5200 ft
    Portland, OR
  • Kidd Toy Museum1.0 mi
    1301 Southeast Grand Ave, Portland

Near the hotel

  • U.S. Bancorp Tower800 ft
    111 Southwest Fifth Avenue, Portland
  • Museum of Contemporary Craft1000 ft
    724 Northwest Davis Street, Portland
  • Pioneer Courthouse1200 ft
    555 Southwest Yamhill St, Portland
  • Oregon Maritime Museum1400 ft
    foot of SW Pine St, Portland
  • Tom McCall Waterfront Park1000 ft
    Front Avenue, Portland
  • Chinatown Gate1100 ft
    N.W. 4th Ave. and Burnside St., Portland
  • Pioneer Place1300 ft
    700 SW Fifth Avenue, Portland

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

  • Little Bird Bistro400 ft

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

    73% likes this, based on 197 reviews
    Cuisine: American, French, International
    Price Range: USD 32 - USD 51

  • 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

  • Portland City Grill800 ft

    Address: 111 SW 5th Ave
    Phone: 503 450 0030

    77% likes this, based on 632 reviews
    Cuisine: Asian
    Price Range: USD 32 - USD 41

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

Average guest rating

7.4out of 10
Very good
Based on 94 reviews

Rating by category:

Location
8.0
Rooms
2.0
Service
6.0
Value
7.0

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
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Hotel Address:

309 Southwest Broadway, Portland, United States, 97205

Get directions
City Center
  • Portland
    1000 ft
Airports
Train Stations
  • Portland Union Station
    2700 ft
  • East Morrison Street Station
    3700 ft
  • Bus stop
    700 ft
Restaurants
  • El Gaucho (cuisine: American, Argentinean)
    100 ft
  • London Grill (cuisine: American, French, International)
    100 ft
Parks
  • Tom McCall Waterfront Park
    1000 ft
  • Lan Su Chinese Garden
    1900 ft
Hotel information
  • Check-in:
    from  4 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  12 pm
  • Year renovated:
    2011
  • Number of floors:
    14
  • Number of rooms:
    287