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The Benson Portland, Curio Collection by Hilton

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#3 of 153 hotels in Portland
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The Benson Hotel, in the heart of downtown Portland, is the city's only premier hotel that unites the charm and civility of the old world with the elegance of contemporary design and mindful service. In homage to the hotel’s namesake Simon Benson, guests are invited to experience legendary service, European design, 5-star dining and an acclaimed lobby bar. The Benson seeks to cultivate the best in all of us. The Benson Hotel is a short walk to the Pearl District, waterfront park, and countless shops, bars, and restaurants. Pioneer Courthouse Square and Powell’s Books are a five-minute walk from our doors. Our hotel is pet-friendly and features a 24-hour fitness center and over 13,500 sq. ft. of event and meeting space.
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Property amenities
Valet parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Bar / lounge
Children's television networks
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Taxi service
Business Center with Internet Access
Paid private parking on-site
Wifi
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Complimentary Instant Coffee
Complimentary tea
Vending machine
Conference facilities
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Photo copier / fax In business center
24-hour security
Baggage storage
Non-smoking hotel
ATM on site
Doorperson
First aid kit
Umbrella
24-hour check-in
24-hour front desk
Express check-in / check-out
Private check-in / check-out
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Ironing service
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Room features
Allergy-free room
Air conditioning
Desk
Housekeeping
Interconnected rooms available
Cable / satellite TV
Flatscreen TV
Walk-in shower
Safe
Telephone
VIP room facilities
Wardrobe / closet
Bottled water
Clothes rack
Iron
Laptop safe
Private bathrooms
Tile / marble floor
Wake-up service / alarm clock
On-demand movies
Radio
iPod docking station
Bath / shower
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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City view
Bridal suite
Non-smoking rooms
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Family rooms
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Languages Spoken
English, Spanish, Chinese
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The Benson Portland, a Curio Collection by Hilton hotel, receives high marks for its historic elegance, with many guests appreciating the luxurious atmosphere and attentive service, especially highlighting staff member Bobby's hospitality. While the prime location is a hit among travelers for its convenience and safety, some have noted occasional noise and cleanliness concerns in the rooms. The hotel's dining options come recommended, despite mixed feelings on overall value and minor housekeeping issues.
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mjref wrote a review Feb 17
Brisbane, Australia54 contributions
I stayed here for two nights as I was attending a conference on Tomahawk Island. Safety and close to Powell's were the two important points and, after checking with friends, I chose the Benson. I am a Diamond HHonors member so got a room upgrade but as work booked the hotel through a different site I didn't get the $15 food credit or points. Check-in was professional without being friendly. The room was very nice - spacious and the usual supercomfy bed and pillows. As it's an old hotel the windows do open. There was a bit of street noise at night but not enough to keep me awake. There wasn't much of a view but I was only there to sleep. Two things need improvement - the blockout curtains don't go the whole way and the tap in the sink is far too short, meaning that waters spills onto the floor. The doorman told me the best (safest) way to Powell's. It was a quick 5-minute walk. Downtown Portland is a sad sight - so many shops are boarded up and the sight of multiple armed guards in Target and Nordtrom Rack was quite confronting. I felt completely safe walking around Portland at night. There were lots of homeless people but I never felt unsafe. A few of them were friendly which was nice.
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Date of stay: October 2023
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Responded 2 days ago
Dear Guest, Thank you for choosing The Benson for your recent stay while attending a conference on Tomahawk Island. We're glad to hear that our location served your needs well, especially in terms of safety and proximity to Powell's. As a valued Diamond HHonors member, we're pleased we could offer you a room upgrade. We understand the disappointment regarding the $15 food credit and points; unfortunately, these benefits can be affected by the booking method. We're continually looking for ways to enhance the value and experience for all our guests, regardless of booking platform. We appreciate your feedback on the check-in experience, room amenities, and specific areas for improvement like the blackout curtains and sink tap design. These insights are invaluable, and we will certainly look into making necessary adjustments to improve our guest experience. It's reassuring to know you felt safe during your stay, and we're glad our doorman could provide helpful advice for your visit to Powell's. We share your sentiment about the challenges facing downtown Portland, and we remain committed to providing a secure and welcoming environment for our guests. Thank you again for sharing your experience. We hope to have the pleasure of welcoming you back in the future, aiming to provide an even more satisfying and comfortable stay. Warm regards, The Benson Hotel Team
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M2cute wrote a review Jul 2023
Woodbury, Minnesota52 contributions
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The cab dropped us off at The Benson and within a minute there was a staff person to take care of our luggage and delivered right up to our room while we checked in. The staff was very professional everywhere we encountered them. We ate several times at the restaurant downstairs and had room service, food was hot and very good. The room was a nice size AND loved the soaking tub..We can't wait to return to Portland and stay here again!! The r
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Date of stay: July 2023Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Responded Aug 8, 2023
Dear M2cute, Thank you for taking the time to provide your kind review of your recent stay with us. We are pleased to hear that you enjoyed your stay and excited to know our staff provided you with great service. They are truly a wonderful reflection of the level of service that our team is known for. We will be sure to share your kind words with them, they will be thrilled! We are honored that you chose to stay with us during your trip into Portland and we hope we get the opportunity to welcome you back! Kind Regards, Linda
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Bertie S wrote a review Feb 14
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We went to the Benson during the powercuts and couldn’t have felt more relieved. Clarissa made us feel safe and comfortable. Lovely hotel. Clarissa was very accommodating and flexible with our booking. The room was lovely and the room service food was great.
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Date of stay: January 2024
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Responded 1 week ago
We're so glad to know that during the unexpected power outage, you found solace and comfort at The Benson. Clarissa is indeed a gem, and it's heartening to hear how she played a pivotal role in ensuring your stay was both safe and enjoyable. Thank you for your appreciation of our hotel, the hospitality, and the dining experience. We strive to make every guest's visit exceptional, and it's wonderful to hear we succeeded with yours. Looking forward to welcoming you back under more regular circumstances for another pleasant stay. Best regards, The Benson Hotel Team
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Malia P wrote a review Feb 14
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We had the most wonderful anniversary staycation at the Benson. The hotel is so beautiful and truly feels like the Grande Dame of Portland. The morning we left we had the treat of meeting Bobby in the restaurant and he truly helped make us feel like we were VIPs. Thank you to everyone at the Benson.
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Date of stay: February 2024
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Responded 1 week ago
It's a delight to hear about your memorable anniversary staycation with us at The Benson. We're thrilled that the charm and elegance of our hotel contributed to your special celebration. Meeting Bobby and receiving the VIP treatment is indeed a wonderful way to complete your visit. We're grateful for your kind words and want to extend our thanks for choosing to spend such an important occasion with us. Our team looks forward to the opportunity to welcome you back for many more celebratory moments in the future. Warmest regards, The Benson Hotel Team
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Culture24242025370 wrote a review Feb 1
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The hotel is very beautiful. The lobby has stunning historic interior, but the rooms are modern chic. The hotel staff is very friendly, especially Bobby from the restaurant. It was our first time in Portland and he gave us a lot of recommendations. The breakfast here is very good, we especially loved the Oregon Omelette with foraged mushrooms and local cheese. The hotel is in walking distance from a lot of downtown attractions and there are many good food options around. Overall, a great experience 👍🏼
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Date of stay: January 2024Trip type: Traveled with family
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Responded 3 weeks ago
Thank you for sharing your thoughts on your first visit to Portland and your stay at our hotel. We are thrilled to hear you admired the blend of historic charm in our lobby and the modern chic of our rooms. It's wonderful to know that these elements contributed to the beauty of your experience with us. We're especially pleased that Bobby made such a positive impression during your visit. His dedication to providing friendly service and valuable recommendations truly embodies our commitment to guest satisfaction. We'll be sure to pass along your compliments to him! It's great to hear that you enjoyed starting your days with our breakfast offerings, particularly the Oregon Omelette. We take pride in showcasing local flavours and ingredients, and we're delighted that this was a highlight for you. We're also glad to know that our location enhanced your stay, providing convenient access to downtown attractions and a variety of dining options. Your feedback is greatly appreciated, and we're pleased to have provided you with a memorable experience. We look forward to welcoming you back to our hotel on your next visit to Portland, hoping to make it even more enjoyable than the last. Warm regards, The Benson Hotel Team
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OnAir45704490128 wrote a review Jan 2024
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My sister and I had to move my 90 year old parents to this hotel during a recent ice storm. The emoyees could not have been nicer. John Louie, Kathryn, Cassandra? think her name was? They were all great in accomodating the four of us when we were going through a stressful time. Thank you! PS: I want one of those mattresses too. : )
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Date of stay: January 2024
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Response from Danny Feist, Guest Services / Front Office at The Benson Portland, Curio Collection by Hilton
Responded 3 weeks ago
Thank you for continuing to choose The Benson Hotel during your visits to Portland. It's an honor to have guests like you who appreciate the unique character and history of our hotel, especially the charm of our lobby. We're pleased to know that our central location has consistently added convenience and enjoyment to your stays, providing easy access to downtown, the Pearl District, and NW Portland. It's wonderful that you've also had the chance to enjoy the ambiance of our lobby bar/restaurant, as well as the dining options nearby like El Gaucho. Your longstanding support means a great deal to us, and we're committed to maintaining the qualities of The Benson that you've come to love, while also striving to enhance your future experiences with us. We look forward to welcoming you back again soon for another visit filled with the charm and comfort you've come to expect from The Benson. Warm regards, The Benson Hotel Team
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INCOGNEETA wrote a review Jan 2024
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania15 contributions
We really enjoyed our visit. Everyone at the Benson was hospitable and made our stay amazing. You feel like you are visiting family when there. Breakfast was especially fun because Bobby treated us like family and shared so much history about the hotel. This would be a great retreat hotel. The hotel is just gorgeous and comfortable. The hotel is within walking distance of Powells Bookstore and Wailua shaved ice. But be sure to eat at the hotel the food and drink are great!!
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Date of stay: January 2024Trip type: Traveled with family
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Responded 3 weeks ago
Thank you for sharing your thoughts about your recent stay at The Benson Hotel. It's a joy to hear that you had such an enjoyable visit and felt the warmth of our hospitality, reminiscent of family. We're particularly pleased that Bobby's interactions and sharing of our hotel's history added a special touch to your breakfast experience. His passion for engaging with guests and highlighting our heritage is something we truly cherish. Your kind words about the hotel's aesthetics and comfort are greatly appreciated. We strive to create an atmosphere that is both elegant and inviting, and it's wonderful to know that this resonated with you. We're also glad to hear that our location provided convenient access to local favourites like Powell's Bookstore and Wailua Shaved Ice. And, of course, we're thrilled that you enjoyed the dining experiences at our hotel. Thank you for recommending us as a retreat hotel. We look forward to the opportunity to welcome you back for another memorable stay, whether for relaxation, exploration, or dining. Warm regards, The Benson Hotel Team
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Guide589695 wrote a review Jan 2024
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For many years I have stayed at the Benson whenever I go to Portland. I love that it retains it's old school charm embodied in its beautiful lobby. Great location too - walkable to downtown, the Pearl and NW Portland. The lobby bar/restaurant is good for a drink or snack and if you're in the mood for something more substantial, El Gaucho is right next door.
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Date of stay: January 2024
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Responded 4 weeks ago
Thank you for sharing your experiences at The Benson Hotel over the years. It's always a pleasure to welcome back familiar faces, and we're delighted that the historic allure of our lobby continues to be a highlight of your visits. Your appreciation of our central location is wonderful to hear. We are indeed fortunate to be situated in an area that offers easy access to some of Portland's most vibrant neighbourhoods. It's great to know that you find our proximity to both casual and fine dining options, including the nearby El Gaucho, convenient and enjoyable. We're also glad that our lobby & restaurant has been a pleasant spot for you to relax with a drink or snack. Our aim is always to provide a comfortable and inviting atmosphere for all our guests. Your continued patronage is deeply valued, and we look forward to upholding the traditions and qualities of The Benson Hotel that you've come to love, while continually striving to enhance your future stays with us. Looking forward to your next visit to Portland and welcoming you back to The Benson. Warm regards, The Benson Hotel Team
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Sean H wrote a review Jan 2024
Atlanta, Georgia2 contributions
Great breakfast, unbelievable staff. I could talk to Bobby all day, wonderful man. Hotel rooms were super clean. Will be staying here every time I’m in Portland. In the heart of downtown and walkable to many locations across the city. Park next to the hotel.
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Date of stay: January 2024Trip type: Traveled on business
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Responded 4 weeks ago
Thank you for taking the time to share your experience at The Benson Hotel. We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed our breakfast and found our location convenient for exploring the vibrant heart of Portland. Your kind words about Bobby and our team are greatly appreciated. It's wonderful to know that our staff's dedication to guest satisfaction contributed positively to your stay. We believe that having a friendly and engaging team is key to making our guests' experiences memorable. We're also pleased to hear that the cleanliness of our rooms met your expectations. Our housekeeping team works diligently to ensure that every aspect of our guests' accommodation is spotless and comfortable. Knowing that you plan to stay with us again when you're in Portland is the highest compliment we could receive. We look forward to welcoming you back and ensuring that each visit is as enjoyable as the last. Safe travels and see you soon! Warm regards, The Benson Hotel Team
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Rob A wrote a review Jan 2024
Charleston, West Virginia1 contribution
In this post-pandemic era where downtowns are trying to regain consistency, The Benson is what we want. Staff are professional, friendly and go out of their way to assist. I highly recommend the hotel restaurant. Bobby is fantastic!
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Date of stay: January 2024
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Responded 4 weeks ago
Thank you so much for sharing your experience at The Benson Hotel. We are thrilled to hear that our team, especially Bobby, made your stay memorable. Our staff strives to provide exceptional service, and it's heartening to know that their efforts resonated with you. Your recommendation of our hotel restaurant is greatly appreciated. We take pride in offering a dining experience that complements the overall ambiance and quality of our hotel. It's encouraging to hear that The Benson represents what you're looking for in this evolving era. We're committed to maintaining a standard of excellence and consistency in our services, and feedback like yours is invaluable in this pursuit. We look forward to welcoming you back for another visit. Until then, we wish you safe travels and wonderful experiences wherever you go. Warm regards, The Benson Hotel Team
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Benson Portland, Curio Collection by Hilton
Which popular attractions are close to The Benson Portland, Curio Collection by Hilton?
Nearby attractions include Powell's City of Books (0.2 miles), Living Room Theater (0.2 miles), and Domaine Serene Wine Lounge Portland (0.2 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at The Benson Portland, Curio Collection by Hilton?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
Which room amenities are available at The Benson Portland, Curio Collection by Hilton?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a desk.
What food & drink options are available at The Benson Portland, Curio Collection by Hilton?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at The Benson Portland, Curio Collection by Hilton?
Yes, a parking garage, paid private parking on-site, and paid private parking nearby are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to The Benson Portland, Curio Collection by Hilton?
Conveniently located restaurants include Mucca Osteria, Mothers Bistro, and Cheryl's on12th.
Are there opportunities to exercise at The Benson Portland, Curio Collection by Hilton?
Yes, guests have access to a fitness center during their stay.
Is The Benson Portland, Curio Collection by Hilton located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.4 miles away from the center of Portland.
Are any cleaning services offered at The Benson Portland, Curio Collection by Hilton?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Are pets allowed at The Benson Portland, Curio Collection by Hilton?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Does The Benson Portland, Curio Collection by Hilton offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers a business center, meeting rooms, and a banquet room.