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Benson Hotel
Ranked #16 of 146 Hotels in Portland
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 29 July 2011

During my research for a downtown Portland Hotel, I discovered The Benson and called directly for reservations. Luckily they were having a special rate at that time that included free valet parking - $99.00 per nt! We stayed 2 nts in our comfortable room with 2 Qn beds with TEMPERPEDIC Mattresses! The room had a large flat screen TV, fridge and a much appreciated 2nd mirror in the bedroom. The elegant lobby is a joy to experience as well as the excellent customer service that we enjoyed from everyone who seemed delighted to serve us. Due to it's location, we kept our car parked in the hotel garage and either walked or used public transportation to sightsee.

Room Tip: Our room was on the 7th floor facing the front of the hotel and was not noisy, except for an occassi...
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  • Stayed: May 2011, travelled with family
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Reviewed 28 July 2011

Great classic hotel with lobby bar and fireplace. Close to shopping and restaurants.

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Reviewed 27 July 2011

I stayed here with my parents, my first trip to the West coast, and it was a wonderful experience. The lobby is classically opulent, with a moulded ceiling, and crystal chandeliers. Unfortunately, the lobby bar fails to meet the grandeur of its setting. The cocktails, while well-conceived, are poorly executed--an unacceptable situation for a bar charging $11 in a city with excellent cocktails for $8. I'd check out the bar at the nearby Ace Hotel, instead.

But, I've digressed. The hotel itself is wonderful. The beds are exquisitely comfortable. However, the hotel's best feature is its staff, who offer a wealth of information on what to see, do, and eat in Portland and the surrounding area. From the concierge desk to Cordell, a bellhop who has been working for the Benson for decades, everyone was friendly, polite, and helpful, without being intrusive or saccharine. The location is very central. Overall, highly recommended for those looking for an easy stay. Not so much for those looking to be immersed in Portland weird, but all that's just across the bridge, on the east side.

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Reviewed 26 July 2011

We stayed at the Benson with a small group of friends. It was out first time in Portland, and the hotel's location was perfect. We were able to walk everywhere we wanted to go. The lobby is beautiful, and we really enjoyed the lobby bar with its great small plates. The rooms were fine, and clean, although nothing spectacular. We had Sunday brunch at the London Grill and it was amazing, and a great value for the huge selection of high-quality food. We will stay again if we ever get back to Portland.

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Reviewed 26 July 2011

The Benson is convenient to the waterfront and pearl district. Close to the MAX light rail.
Staff was very accommodating. Room was comfortable and clean but is ready for new paint, etc.

Room Tip: View is not such a big deal to me, but if it is to you, ask for it. Our room looked onto the blank...
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Reviewed 25 July 2011

The Benson Hotel is a lovely, elegant, comfortable hotel in an excellent location of Downtown Portland. The rooms were so beautiful. Decorated lovely! The hotel was spotless. The hotel was very classy. We arrived on a Friday afternoon and spent the weekend at the Benson. Had a junior suite which was very spacious and gorgeous. The staff at the hotel was very friendly and helpful. The concierge made some excellent recommendations for restaurants. The Benson was three short blocks to Pioneer Square and not too far from the Pearl District.

  • Stayed: July 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 19 July 2011

Very nice old school hotel feel in the lobby and lounge area. The rooms are a bit small and furniture and fixtures are a little dated, but not worn or dirty. I would stay here again. Great downtown location.

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Address: 309 Southwest Broadway, Portland, OR 97205-3794
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Region: United States > Oregon > Portland > Downtown
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #16 of 146 Hotels in Portland
Price Range: £125 - £214 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Benson Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 287
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Classic Landmark Hotel located in heart of business & financial district. ... more   less 
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