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Benson Hotel

4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   309 Southwest Broadway, Portland, OR 97205 (Downtown)
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Ranked #25 of 132 hotels in Portland
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 3 days ago
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    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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    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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New York City, New York
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16 reviews 16 reviews
5 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The lobby of the Benson is stunning, beautifully restored to its original glory. The rooms are small, as might be expected in an old city center hotel. They are working on upgrading their wireless network, which was free but inconsistent when I was there. My biggest gripe had to do with staffing. It seems inadequate, given the setting and price... More

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San Diego, California
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

My husband and I spent three nights in Portland in the Benson Hotel. We got a shuttle directly to the door of the hotel from the airport. Our room was clean and comfortable. The hotel is beautiful, all wood and large rooms. HoteLs aren't made like this one any more. The Benson is very centrally located, so if you choose... More

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Vancouver
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33 reviews 33 reviews
7 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed at the Benson for 3 nights in June and was amazed at this establishment. It opened in 1912 and has been lovingly restored over the years to the tune of several million dollars. The staff are all very pleasant and helpful without the insincerity that is prevelant in so many places. They really seemed to care. The hotel... More

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Vancouver, Canada
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Staff in this hotel are fantastic. The front desk staff are all girls, and are sweethearts. Very helpful and accommodating. The conceirge is also really nice and friendly and can help with any of your routes/suggestions/etc. The valets are very prompt and extremely nice! They will help you with all your bags, and will do the NYC "TAXXXXXIIIIIIIIII scream/whistle"... More

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

I appreciate your kind words regarding our staff and look forward to sharing your feedback with our front desk team and concierge. I am pleased to read you enjoyed our amenities and the view from your room. Portland has so much to explore, I hope to welcome you back soon! More

Bozeman, Montana, Usa
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24 reviews 24 reviews
10 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I often worry about room size at older, classic hotels but I needn't have worried at the Benson. I had a 2 queen room and we had plenty of room - and that included the bathroom that had to house all the beauty accoutrements of two women. Shelves galore! The location was perfect, right downtown and an easy walk to... More

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

Thank you for the five star feedback. I am so glad you found our historic hotel spacious and that you enjoyed the live music in The Palm Court. It would be our pleasure to welcome you back the next time you find yourself in Portland! More

London
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43 reviews 43 reviews
19 hotel reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was my favourite hotel on our 2 week journey along the west coast USA: we stayed in quite a few on the way, and The Benson was the best. We were there for 2 nights. It’s wonderfully old-fashioned, posh but friendly, beautiful, clean, spacious, quiet - everything a hotel should be. Our room was very clean, with a huge... More

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

I am honored that we were your favorite hotel during your visit to the West Coast. Your compliments regarding our breakfast are appreciated, and I look forward to sharing them with The Palm Court staff. I hope your travels bring you back our way again soon! More

Rockville, MD
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My wife and I enjoyed The Benson Hotel very much for our four night stay. The hotel was elegant, beautifully designed and well serviced by ample staff. We felt quite secure and all our requests were easily met. Access to TriMet transportation is excellent and there are some good neighborhood restaurants within short walking distances. We were very happy with... More

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

Thank you for choosing The Benson Hotel during your vacation to Portland. I am glad that you were pleased with our ambiance and accommodations. It was our pleasure to serve you and we certainly appreciate your feedback! More

Nashville, Tennessee
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Grand Old Hotel with amazing food in the heart of downtown Portland, OR. Amazing location. Piano bar. Wonderful food. If you're traveling to Portland for business or pleasure this is the place to stay. The staff has been there for years. It's always a pleasure to visit this hotel.

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

At The Benson Hotel, we appreciate your loyal patronage. I am glad you would recommend staying with us for both business trips and leisurely vacations. Thank you for your review! More

Burnaby, Canada
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This hotel is over a hundred years old and the only way youd know it is the fabulous old lighting and such It was bright clean and the staff were extremly friendly and helpful The room service was fast and the food arrived hot and tasty Other hotels in the area were 100.00 a night more so this hotel was... More

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

Thank you for providing a review. I am glad you enjoyed the quality and efficiency of our room service. Your comments will be shared with the rest of our team. It would be our pleasure to welcome you back to The Benson Hotel on future trips to Portland. More

Portland, OR
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47 reviews 47 reviews
11 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Everything is great for the Benson Hotel - the customer service, the great location, historic property. Only thing that holds the hotel back is something that has been commented on previously here on Trip Advisor. We were on the 9th floor and it sound like the traffic was right outside our window. Quite loud at night - time for some... More

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

Thank you for your compliments regarding our location, friendly team and historic accommodations. I appreciate your comments and will utilize your feedback in future planning. 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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Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style
#12 Luxury Hotel in Portland #16 Family Hotel in Portland #19 Business Hotel in Portland #21 Romantic Hotel in Portland
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Classic Landmark Hotel located in heart of business & financial district. ... more   less 
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