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Benson Hotel

4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   309 Southwest Broadway, Portland, OR 97205 (Downtown)
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Ranked #24 of 133 hotels in Portland
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The Benson Hotel is a classic in downtown Portland, Oregon, but what sets it apart from just another expensive hotel is the people. The friendly desk personnel we're very nice. My room was certainly adequate and nicely appointed. The tables in our meeting room were a bit narrow for working on but not a real problem. The food was actually... More

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Albany, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We were in Portland for our son's wedding a few weeks ago. We chose to stay at the Benson tho it was not in the same district as the wedding activities. The rooms were very clean, comfortable and well appointed. Check-in was smooth and the staff was very friendly and ready to answer any questions we had. The valet staff... More

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Rochester,Wa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

If you are planning a business trip or vacation and will to be in the beautiful city of Portland make THE BENSON HOTEL a destination stop. This lovely lady recently celebrated her 100 birthday under the gracious and attentive care of long time manager Mr. Ron Gladney. The Benson takes you back in time to the grand moments of opulence... More

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cleveland, ohio
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I agree with the generally good reviews on this hotel. I just completed a five-day stay, and give the hotel high marks on location, service, the lively lobby bar/restaurant, and the overall ambiance. The room itself was pretty basic but the bed and pillows were comfortable. They still use heavy duvet/comforters that I hate because they are too hot for... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I stayed here for two nights. We were in town for a wedding. It was our first time in Portland. The Benson was located in the perfect spot to explore downtown Portland by foot. We were within easy walking distance to the waterfront, tons of restaurants, shopping, and "must sees" like Voodoo Donuts and Powell's. The hotel... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Beautifully maintained Victorian style (cared for much better than the del in coronado)... wood polished to a turn ... everything sparkling ... waitstaff outstanding in every way ... bar is a fine meeting place ... cocktails made to perfection ...read the history: it makes the hotel come alive and gives a path to follow from the gold rush to the... More

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Greenfield, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Great loby. Decent food. Decent staff. Good location. Definitely would stay again if I had the chance. Used the lobby a lot for socializing with colleagues. Great look. The wait staff were friendly and attentive. The room was.. It was a room and I was never disturbed by noise or staff.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The Benson never ceases to please: lovely, old world style hotel, well-kept--it isn't the W, but it isn't supposed to be! The rooms are quiet and clean, the beds deliciously comfy, and the lobby/bar area is very inviting. Centrally located in downtown Portland, easy to find even when you are new in town and driving a rental car!

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Ron G, Manager at Benson Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for your wonderful five-star review! More

Goodyear, Arizona, United States
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I've stayed here on business a few times when I could get a rate that would fit my budget. Their prices vary greatly depending on demand (more than most hotels I think). This stay was for pleasure. We paid for an upgraded room, because the rooms can be small. Their staff is friendly and very professional. The bellman, Cordell, really... More

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San Francisco, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I stayed at the Benson first week of August for one night. We chose the Benson as it was well located and as it is a 4 star hotel we were expecting to have a nice stay. We were not there to spend much time in the room but nevertheless we were disappointed after checking in. The... More

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Ron G, Manager at Benson Hotel, responded to this review

While we appreciate you taking the time to write a review of your recent stay with us, I am disappointed we did not exceed your expectations. Please know I will share your review with our team in order to see where we may make improvements. Thank you. More

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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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