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

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 Critics feel that it's becoming outdated.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 Benson Hotel is a 4-star classic property offering a luxurious accommodation steps away from Portlandia, Portland Art Museum and Lan Su Chinese Garden. After the renovation in 2011, the hotel features French architecture in a 14-story building.

The Benson Hotel is located within walking distance to the award-winning local beach. It is about 1 km away from the center of Portland.

Quick access to bars, a concert hall and restaurants is provided.

It lies only 500 meters away from Portland Art Museum train station. It takes about 10 minutes to get to Portland International airport by car.

Rooms

The property offers 287 guestrooms appointed with a private safe, a dressing room, central heating, satellite TV and a sitting area. Some rooms overlook the city. For more comfort a hairdryer, a walk-in shower and a bathtub are provided.

Eat & Drink

European dishes are served in the lobby restaurant. Guests can savor tea and coffee in the night bar. The venue is set next to a bus stop and just 100 meters from Imperial and Saucebox with a broad selection of dishes.

A full breakfast is served at affordable prices. 

Services

Limousine rental services are available on site.

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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Cable/ Satellite 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. 

How to reach hotel

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Hotel Address:

309 Southwest Broadway, Portland, United States, 97205

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City Center
  • Portland
    300 m
Airports
Train Stations
  • Portland Union Station
    800 m
  • East Morrison Street Station
    1.1 km
  • 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 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
Classic
  • Max occupancy:

    6 persons

  • Bed type:

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

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  • Room Facilities:
    • 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
  • Wake up service
  • iPod docking station
  • Radio
Room Description:

Standard|Standard (2 beds)

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
  • 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 Double bed, Sleeping arrangements for 3 persons

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Room Description:

Suite|Penthouse

Triple Room
  • Max occupancy:

    3 persons

  • Bed type:

    Sleeping arrangements for 3 persons

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Room Description:

Standard|TRIPLE STANDARD

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
  • 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
Quadruple Room
  • Max occupancy:

    3 persons

  • Bed type:

    Sleeping arrangements for 4 persons

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Room Description:

Standard|QUADRUPLE STANDARD

The Benson Hotel photos Room
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:
    • Air conditioning
    • + More
  • 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
  • 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

Family Run Of House Room Assigned On Arrival
  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 Double bed

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Room Description:

Standard|Run of House - Double (Family Plan)

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

    4 persons

  • Bed type:

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

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Shower
    • Non-smoking
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  • General:Wi-Fi
  • Pets allowed
  • Housekeeping
  • Bathroom:Bathroom
  • Bedding:Cotton sheets
Room Description:

Deluxe|Deluxe 2 Double Beds

Deluxe King Room
  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 King-size bed

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Room Description:

Deluxe|Deluxe King

Deluxe Triple Room
  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

  • Bed type:

    2 Double beds, Sleeping arrangements for 3 persons

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Room Description:

Deluxe|Deluxe 2 Double Beds (triple use)

Deluxe Quadruple Room
  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

  • Bed type:

    Sleeping arrangements for 4 persons

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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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The Benson Hotel photos Room Executive Junior Suite
Executive Junior Suite
  • Room size:

    41 m²

  • Max occupancy:

    3 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 King-size bed

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The Benson Hotel Location

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What's nearby

Shopping areas

  • Powell's City of Books300 m

Amusement

  • MT Hood Skibowl America's400 m
  • Ground Kontrol400 m
  • Games Inc400 m

Historical sites

  • Benson Hotel100 m
  • Pioneer Courthouse Square200 m

Museums

  • EF Education100 m
  • Oregon Symphony100 m
  • Museum of Contemporary Craft200 m
  • Chamber Music Northwest200 m
  • Portland Area Theater Alliance300 m
  • American Advertising Museum300 m
  • Oregon Jewish Museum400 m
  • Literary Arts Inc400 m
  • Pica400 m

Halls

  • Roseland Theater200 m

Universities, Institutes

  • Heald College Schools-Business200 m
  • Information Technology Inst400 m

Public parking

Local attractions

  • Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area1.8 km
    50000 E. Columbia River Hwy, Portland
  • Oregon Museum of Science and Industry1.8 km
    1945 SE Water Avenue, Portland
  • Oregon Rail Heritage Center1.7 km
    2250 SE Water Avenue, Portland
  • Oneonta Gorge1.6 km
    Portland, OR
  • Kidd Toy Museum1.7 km
    1301 Southeast Grand Ave, Portland

Near the hotel

  • U.S. Bancorp Tower240 m
    111 Southwest Fifth Avenue, Portland
  • Museum of Contemporary Craft290 m
    724 Northwest Davis Street, Portland
  • Pioneer Courthouse350 m
    555 Southwest Yamhill St, Portland
  • Oregon Maritime Museum410 m
    foot of SW Pine St, Portland
  • Tom McCall Waterfront Park290 m
    Front Avenue, Portland
  • Chinatown Gate320 m
    N.W. 4th Ave. and Burnside St., Portland
  • Pioneer Place370 m
    700 SW Fifth Avenue, Portland

Restaurants nearby

  • El Gaucho10 m

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

    73% likes this, based on 185 reviews
    Cuisine: American, Argentinean
    Price Range: CAD 32 - CAD 124

  • Saucebox80 m

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

    73% likes this, based on 149 reviews
    Cuisine: Asian
    Price Range: CAD 39 - CAD 50

  • Little Bird Bistro110 m

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

    73% likes this, based on 197 reviews
    Cuisine: American, French, International
    Price Range: CAD 39 - CAD 62

  • London Grill30 m

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

    75% likes this, based on 43 reviews
    Cuisine: American, French, International
    Price Range: CAD 40 - CAD 51

  • Portland City Grill240 m

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

    77% likes this, based on 632 reviews
    Cuisine: Asian
    Price Range: CAD 39 - CAD 50

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
    300 m
Airports
Train Stations
  • Portland Union Station
    800 m
  • East Morrison Street Station
    1.1 km
  • 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 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  12 pm
  • Year renovated:
    2011
  • Number of floors:
    14
  • Number of rooms:
    287