The Benson Hotel - Portland

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

Free Wi-Fi
Parking

USD 40 per day

Luggage storage
24-hour

Late check-in

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

Reflex 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 Critics feel that it's becoming outdated.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 excellent The Benson Hotel is placed close to the beachfront. The hotel opened its doors in 1913 and was remodeled in 2011.

Offering direct access to Tigard Parks, Portland Japanese Garden and Oregon Holocaust Memorial, The Benson Hotel enjoys ideal setting in the heart of Portland. A 10-minute walk to the center of Portland.

Shopping centers and a market are minutes away from the hotel.

Guests will find SW Washington & 9th bus stop next to The Benson Hotel. The Benson Hotel is located within 10 km from Portland International airport.

Rooms

Rooms of The Benson Hotel are appointed with a private safe, a dining area, central heating, satellite TV and a sitting area. The Benson Hotel offers rooms with the city view. The rooms are designed with Italian décor and have marble floors.

Eat & Drink

The property features a lobby restaurant serving European dishes. Guests can try tea and coffee served in the lounge bar. Serving a wide range of dishes, Imperial and Saucebox can be reached within 5 minutes’ walk.

A full breakfast is served at affordable prices. 

Services

Business facilities include a meeting room, a business center and a banqueting hall to suit the needs of business travelers.

Relax

The property offers a gym and a fitness centre helping guests to keep fit.

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
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Paid parking
  • Safe deposit box
  • 24-hour reception
  • Late check-in
  • Express check-in/ -out
  • Pets allowed
  • Rooms/ Facilities for disabled
  • Public areas with access for disabled
  • Wheelchair access
  • 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
  • Paid city shuttle
  • Valet parking
  • 24-hour room service
  • Housekeeping
  • Laundry
  • Dry cleaning
  • Tours/Ticket assistance
  • Limousine 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
  • Reflex massage

Room view

  • City view

Room facilities

  • Air conditioning
  • Individual heating
  • Paid 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
  • Steam shower
  • 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

  • from  4 pm

Check-out

  • until  12 pm

Children and extra beds

  • All children under the age of 2 may stay for free in a crib. 
  • 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, 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

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                              Size: 445 sq. feet
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                                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

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                                What's nearby

                                Shopping areas

                                • Powell's City of Books - 1000 ft

                                Amusement

                                • MT Hood Skibowl America's - 1400 ft
                                • Ground Kontrol - 1400 ft
                                • Games Inc - 1400 ft

                                Historical sites

                                Museums

                                • EF Education - 400 ft
                                • Oregon Symphony - 400 ft
                                • Museum of Contemporary Craft - 700 ft
                                • Chamber Music Northwest - 700 ft
                                • Portland Area Theater Alliance - 1000 ft
                                • American Advertising Museum - 1000 ft
                                • Oregon Jewish Museum - 1400 ft
                                • Literary Arts Inc - 1400 ft
                                • Pica - 1400 ft

                                Halls

                                Universities, Institutes

                                • Heald College Schools-Business - 700 ft
                                • Information Technology Inst - 1400 ft

                                Public parking

                                Local attractions

                                • Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area - 1.1 mi
                                  50000 E. Columbia River Hwy, Portland
                                • Oregon Museum of Science and Industry - 1.1 mi
                                  1945 SE Water Avenue, Portland
                                • Oregon Rail Heritage Center - 1.0 mi
                                  2250 SE Water Avenue, Portland
                                • Oneonta Gorge - 5200 ft
                                  Portland, OR
                                • Kidd Toy Museum - 1.0 mi
                                  1301 Southeast Grand Ave, Portland

                                Near the hotel

                                • U.S. Bancorp Tower - 800 ft
                                  111 Southwest Fifth Avenue, Portland
                                • Museum of Contemporary Craft - 1000 ft
                                  724 Northwest Davis Street, Portland
                                • Pioneer Courthouse - 1200 ft
                                  555 Southwest Yamhill St, Portland
                                • Oregon Maritime Museum - 1400 ft
                                  foot of SW Pine St, Portland
                                • Tom McCall Waterfront Park - 1000 ft
                                  Front Avenue, Portland
                                • Chinatown Gate - 1100 ft
                                  N.W. 4th Ave. and Burnside St., Portland
                                • Pioneer Place - 1300 ft
                                  700 SW Fifth Avenue, Portland

                                Restaurants nearby

                                • El Gaucho - 100 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

                                • Saucebox - 300 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 Bistro - 400 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 Grill - 100 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 Grill - 800 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
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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 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