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Benson Hotel

4.0 of 5 309 Southwest Broadway, Portland, OR 97205
#21 of 132 Hotels in Portland
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    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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Washington, DC
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30 reviews 30 reviews
30 hotel reviews
87 helpful votes 87 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I only stayed here for one night, but my overall impression is that the Benson is a very charming old hotel in a good downtown location. The room was a decent size for having 2 double beds. I really liked the bathroom: I expected it to be really small given the hotel's age, but it was pretty spacious and cute... More

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Annapolis, Maryland
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29 reviews 29 reviews
3 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This was a perfect place to stop on our visit to Portland. Easy walking a few blocks to Pioneer Square, The Pearl District and Chinatown. The Bar in the lobby has great cocktails. The same area becomes the breakfast room in the morning. Delicious choices were available. Our waiter the first day was very helpful when he learned we were... More

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Bathgate, United Kingdom
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68 reviews 68 reviews
27 hotel reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Liked this hotel as room a good size and bed very comfortable. The room was ideal with nice bathroom, safe in room and robes etc. the only down side was we found it a bit noisy. We were on the 8th floor and could hear all the downtown noise of a city. Got wakened up by train horns, police sirens... More

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Sydney, Australia
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752 reviews 752 reviews
221 hotel reviews
298 helpful votes 298 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

With 100 years under its belt, this hotel has history and class in equal measures. It's in an excellent location within walking distance of all the city's attractions. The lobby is a standout with the huge Christmas tree and famed gingerbread townscape putting everyone in the festive mood. I stayed here for seven activity packed days and it became more... More

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Swedesboro, New Jersey, United States
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40 reviews 40 reviews
6 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This Hotel has been around for over 100 years. it has the Charm of years gone by. I read the reviews of a number of guest before I visited this hotel. Here is my take. Outstanding lobby! loved the wood work! My room was very clean, my bed was a king and was very comfortable! the furniture was aged a... More

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Eugene, Oregon
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75 reviews 75 reviews
14 hotel reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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 1 week ago

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 1 week ago

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 1 week ago

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 1 week ago

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

Thank you for your continued patronage, and strong recommendation. We hope to see you for a third time soon. More

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

Additional Information about Benson Hotel

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*
Number of rooms: 287
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