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The Benson, a Coast Hotel
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Reviewed 1 December 2009

Benson Hotel is at a great location, within walking distance to most of Portland's downtown attractions. There are lots of great restaurants within a block or two from the hotel. The hotel's lobby is fantastic. The staffs were very friendly and helpful. Our King Bedroom was more than sufficient for our trip. The bed was very comfortable. The only thing I thought could have been better was the bathroom. For the hotel's 4-star rating, the bathroom in our room was about a 3, but nothing to be concern about. This hotel was a great experience for us. You should try it. Oh, parking was a bit expensive at $30/day.

  • Stayed: November 2009, travelled as a couple
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Thank DBB1973
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Reviewed 1 December 2009

The hotel is not as horrible as some reviewers have suggested. I didn't find anything wrong with the attitude of the staff members. The door man helped me with carrying our stroller up the steps and was very courteous. The lady at the front desk chatted with me about tax free shopping in OR, and also offered to upgrade me from a queen room to a junior suite for $10.

However. The hotel is in desperate need of some modern upgrades. Everything in the room looked just old. Very old. And because everything was so old looking there might be the perception that things were dirty. It would've been nice to stay with a 4 star hotel with some clean & newer looking hardware.

  • Stayed: November 2009, travelled with family
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Reviewed 22 November 2009

very nice hotel, Staff was excellent and made sure you had an enjoyable experiance

Stayed: July 2009, travelled on business
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Reviewed 21 November 2009

nice service, free internet. convenient location in downtown. close to MAX light rail.

Stayed: November 2009, travelled on business
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Reviewed 7 November 2009

The Benson is beautiful, great service, definitely have a drink in the bar in the lobby & enjoy live jazz; it's close to eateries & Powell's Bookstore, too. Our room was a little small, but didn't matter since we weren't planning to spend much time indoors. Benefit is it was on the inside vs. street-side & was very quiet.

  • Stayed: September 2009, travelled as a couple
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