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Benson Hotel

4.0 of 5 309 Southwest Broadway, Portland, OR 97205
#22 of 132 Hotels in Portland
1,059 Reviews 4 of 5 stars
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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73 reviews 73 reviews
14 hotel reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

My wife and I have stayed at the Benson at least eight times over the past 15 years. When we first visited - and several times thereafter - it was the epitome of an elegant old hotel. The service was gracious, the surroundings maintained with pride. The wood, the floors, and the staff all glowed. A few years back Coast... More

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San Jose, California
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This is a beautiful, older hotel right downtown. It's an easy walk to Pioneer Square, the river, and many restaurants. The lobby is beautiful, and the bed is super comfy. My room was supposed to have a mini-fridge, but didn't. Otherwise, all good.

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13 reviews 13 reviews
9 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Beautiful hotel, great rooms, very comfortable bed (we stayed at their suite), spacious, good view, wine tasting at night, band on the weekend, great location, accommodating staff. Expensive parking but you can park on the street if you are leaving before 8 am (easy street parking).

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Palm Springs, California
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

From the moment you drive up to this impressive building your excitement grows. The lobby is enormous and takes you back in time. The staff is amazing and can't seem to do enough for you. The rooms are large and the hotel itself is located such that you can walk to many shops! We were so impressed, we booked our... More

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Seattle, Washington
12 reviews 12 reviews
7 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Second stay so far for me - always a great find. It's the perfect location (near Powell's, shopping, venues, etc.) for a start. Besides that the rooms are charming, the beds unbelievably comfortable, and the staff incredibly helpful. This last time the concierge gave some great recommendations for bars in the area. If you get the chance - stay here!

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Woodbury, MN
3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We spent four nites at the Benson in Sept 2014. The lobby is a movie set of old time elegance and classic furnishings. Warm mahogany woodwork is everywhere. There are several deluxe seating areas to relax. The restaurant provides satisfying meals with attentive staff. Our room was well-appointed and comfortable. The bathroom grout needed some cleaning, but overall the room... More

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Upland, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This was my first stay at the Benson. Centrally located and within easy walking distance of many of the cities best areas. Staff was warm and friendly. Our room was just like the pictures ( you wouldn't believe how many aren't). It was clean and very comfortable. The lobby itself is very beautiful and I will definitely stay there again.

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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We've now stayed at the Benson three times over the past four years. Convenient location, professional and friendly staff, and just a great overall experience. It's run how the classy hotels used to be operated, but still has the modern conveniences we've all come to rely on.

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15 reviews 15 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We were in Portland for a wedding and stayed at the Benson. Gorgeous lobby. Had coffee there every morning in a very elegant setting. Nice bar in lobby with piano player. The rooms are clean and elegant. We had an executive suite with comfortable king size bed. Bathroom is small with pedestal sink but nice and clean. We loved it.... More

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Was here for a business conference. The room was comfortable, clean, the WifI had no problems, the food was tasty and well prepared. No complaints for the 3 days I was here. It's within walking distances of Powell's books and a large number of good restaurants should you want to venture out (Mama's was heavenly).

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  • Very comfortable(5)
  • Pearl district(5)
  • Friendly and helpful(4)
  • Great location(3)
  • Valet parking(3)
  • Flat screen TV(3)

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Address: 309 Southwest Broadway, Portland, OR 97205
Location: United States > Oregon > Portland > Downtown
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Benson Hotel 4*
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