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The Benson, a Coast Hotel

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309 Southwest Broadway, Portland, OR 97205-3794
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitized in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Floors marked for social distancing
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
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Updated 11/24/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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Updated 11/24/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

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#2 of 160 hotels in Portland
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Explore all Portland has to offer from one of the city's most treasured historic landmarks. Founded in 1913, The Benson features elegant European charm, quintessential elegance, and a host of modern amenities. For more than 100 years, The Benson has welcomed celebrities, CEOs, dignitaries and a majority of U.S. presidents. Come discover the timeless beauty of Portland's 4-diamond landmark hotel.
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Valet parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Breakfast available
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Taxi service
Business Center with Internet Access
Conference facilities
Paid private parking on-site
Wifi
Complimentary instant cofffee
Complimentary welcome drink
Special diet menus
Vending machine
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
24-hour security
Baggage storage
Concierge
Newspaper
Non-smoking hotel
ATM on site
24-hour check-in
24-hour front desk
Express check-in / check-out
Private check-in / check-out
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Ironing service
Shoeshine
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Room features
Allergy-free room
Bathrobes
Air conditioning
Desk
Housekeeping
Interconnected rooms available
Cable / satellite 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
Flatscreen TV
On-demand movies
Radio
iPod docking station
Bath / shower
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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City view
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Historic Hotel
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Languages Spoken
English, Spanish
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Paula O wrote a review May 14
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We stayed at the Benson Hotel, due to its prime location and historical significance. During these COVID times, we appreciated the way the front desk staff supplied us with both bagged breakfasts and lunches each day. These came in handy as we explored the city on electric bicycles rented from Cycle Portland, nearby on 2nd Avenue. Bre, at the front desk, encouraged us to participate in the hotel's "Historic Stairwell Scavenger Hunt," which was fun and informative!
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Thank you for the kind review. We are grateful! We are glad to hear you liked our location, To Go Breakfasts, lunch options and Historic Stairwell! It is great you were able to explore Portland on E-bikes. That is a fun way to see the city! Thanks for choosing The Benson. We hope to see you again in the future. Very, sincerely, George Schweitzer
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ljr88888 wrote a review May 11
Oregon coast700 contributions80 helpful votes
They had what I'm guessing was a COVID-bargain rate for a Sunday night and I've always wanted to see this place. The lobby has so much atmosphere with the wood finishings, chandeliers and high ceilings. Unfortunately we hit a shutdown week so we couldn't sit in there and have a drink. They charged their regular "amenity fee" even though they couldn't offer much in the way of amenities. Parking at $42 for the night is pretty steep but I guess that's what you pay in downtown Portland. You wouldn't want to leave your car on the street. Location great ... easy walk to Powell's Books or the Pearl.
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Date of stay: May 2021
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Thank you for taking the time to provide a Tripadvisor review to share your experience with others. We are glad to know you liked the atmosphere of our lobby and hotel. With regard to our amenity fee, you will find that the majority of downtown boutique hotels in Portland charge an amenity fee. Even with the amenity fee The Benson is viewed as a great value by the majority of guests. On average our room rates are less than competing national brand hotels. We offer a wide variety of amenities, including our daily sipping hour which provides two free drinks per night (wine or beer) , a ToGo Breakfast, $10 food/snack credit during during your stay, free access to local 24 Hour Fitness to augment our health club should you desire larger facilities, complimentary in-room water, complimentary upgraded high speed Wi-Fi, and more. I would welcome the chance to speak with you about our amenity fee to gain a better understanding of your concerns. The last thing we want is for you to be unhappy and not feel that it is a good value. Please just call the hotel at 503-228-2000 and ask for me. Thank you. Kindly, George Schweitzer
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Mai-and-mel wrote a review May 10
Placentia, California12 contributions21 helpful votes
My family of 4 stayed for two nights in May 2021 (Fri-Sun). Many areas were still boarded up but we were still able to enjoy/sightsee/visit a lot of places. There were also outdoor dining options. We booked through my points/rewards program; booked 2 rooms. Was able to call day before check-in to request adjoining rooms, and we were able to receive. Stayed on 10th floor - didn't get a good view :-( but wasn't a big deal. During Covid-time, so some extras were closed or modified. They did have cocktails (5-7pm) with 2 drinks per person (since it was a 2 night stay); we were in the city exploring so didn't get to use. They also provided to-go breakfasts until 10am (thank you Bre!) that gave you options: -cereal, yogurt, or hot instant oatmeal -choice of fruit -juices -granola bars -water There was also a coffee/tea station that was open during breakfast pick up. There were also two water bottles in each room that were complementary. Rooms were clean and nicely decorated. Beds were Tempur-pedic (which we loved!). Bathrooms were a little bit small but this is a historic hotel so that's a given. Having 2 bathrooms for the 4 of us was good. It would have been very tight if 4 were sharing. All Covid rules and regulations followed. There was a wedding party taking pictures in the main sitting/lobby area, and the staff were very good at monitoring them and reminding them of mask protocols. -Room doors are heavy and noisy, so don't plan on sleeping in if there are others occupying your same floor. -If you are able to do so, go down/up the stairwell! They are very nicely done (marble steps, white painted walls, well lit) and they have historical facts/pictures mounted on almost each floor. They also have a "directory" that tells you the 'theme" of each stairwell floor/pictures. Make sure to bring your room key to enter/exit too. -If taking Red line from airport, get off at Pioneer Square station, which is the closest stop to the hotel - just take Broadway to the hotel. (Going back to airport, make sure to get on from the EAST stop.) -Hotel was more towards downtown district, but definitely walk-friendly to all areas: Powell Bookstore, Pearl District, White Stag Sign, Saturday Market (only open Sat even though signs and some info say both Sat and Sun right now), Voodoo Donuts, Lan Su Chinese Garden (check website-Lansugarden.org to make reservations in advance!).
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Date of stay: May 2021
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Dear Mai and Mel, Thank you for much for the thoughtful review and advice for everyone using Tripadvisor. We really appreciate it. We are glad you liked our hotel, as well as our historic stairwell mini-museum. Thanks for taking the time to check it out! Hopefully we will get to see you again sometime in the future. In the meantime, best wishes for healthy and safe travels ahead. Kindly, George Schweitzer
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Nancy L wrote a review May 8
Green Bay, Wisconsin64 contributions32 helpful votes
Beautiful hotel, great location! Clean and comfortable rooms. Staff was very nice and helpful. Felt very safe as we were here during COVID-19. Easy to have food delivered as we had no in restaurant dining.
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Dear Nancy, Thank you for taking the time to provide a review on Tripadvisor and the 5 star rating. We really appreciate it! We are glad you felt safe during COVID with all of the precautions we take. It is also nice to know you liked our hotel. Hopepfully we'll get to see you in the future. In the meantime, we wish you safe travels! Sincerely, George Schweitzer
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mdmoreno22 wrote a review May 5
Norwalk, California1 contribution
I don’t think Portland Hospitality runs short here at the Benson. From the moment we walked in we were greeted with such warmth and hospitality to the moment we checked out. Even though i arrived late to check in, around 10pm, the customer service was top notch. We were even greeted with a complementary beverage. Room was great bed was amazing and pillows could be better. But the people working there were even better. Definitely will be back.
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Date of stay: April 2021
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Thank you so much for your kind remarks. We are grateful you chose to stay with us. We are also happy to hear you liked the hospitality you received. It will be great to have you return. In the meantime, we wish you good health and safety! Appreciatively, George Schweitzer
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$156 - $259 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
United StatesOregonPortlandDowntown
NUMBER OF ROOMS
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Benson, a Coast Hotel
Which popular attractions are close to The Benson, a Coast Hotel?
Nearby attractions include Powell's City of Books (0.2 miles), Portland Center Stage at The Armory (0.2 miles), and Domaine Serene Wine Lounge Portland (0.2 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at The Benson, a Coast Hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a fitness center, and a business center.
Which room amenities are available at The Benson, a Coast Hotel?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a desk.
What food & drink options are available at The Benson, a Coast Hotel?
Guests can enjoy breakfast, free instant coffee, and a free welcome drink during their stay.
Is parking available at The Benson, a Coast Hotel?
Yes, paid private parking on-site, paid private parking nearby, and paid public parking nearby are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to The Benson, a Coast Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Mucca Osteria, Mother's Bistro & Bar, and Cheryl's on12th.
Are there opportunities to exercise at The Benson, a Coast Hotel?
Yes, guests have access to a fitness center during their stay.
Is The Benson, a Coast Hotel 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, a Coast Hotel?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Are pets allowed at The Benson, a Coast Hotel?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Does The Benson, a Coast Hotel offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers a business center, meeting rooms, and a banquet room.