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The Benson, a Coast Hotel

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309 Southwest Broadway, Portland, OR 97205-3794
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  • 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 07/27/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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Updated 07/27/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

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#4 of 155 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)
Hot tub
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Bar / lounge
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Taxi service
Business Center with Internet Access
Paid private parking on-site
Wifi
Restaurant
Complimentary instant cofffee
Complimentary welcome drink
Special diet menus
Vending machine
Conference facilities
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Fax / photocopying
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
Wardrobe / closet
Bottled water
Clothes rack
Iron
Private bathrooms
Tile / marble floor
Flatscreen TV
Radio
Bath / shower
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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City view
Non-smoking rooms
Suites
Family rooms
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Historic Hotel
City View
Languages Spoken
English, Spanish
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Jim Beaver wrote a review Yesterday
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My wife and I were delighted to stay at the Benson during the pandemic. It was perfect for social distancing. The hotel has strict protocols to protect guests and staff, but at the same time provide exceptional hospitality. We felt absolutely safe, and pampered. We ordered dinner out from a great Thai restaurant (Portland is foodie heaven). It was delivered hot and delicious to the desk. The concierge gave us plates and utensils, and complimentary beers to go with our meal. Did I mention they also offer complimentary snacks, and "grab and go" breakfast? Need a place to stay in the heart of downtown Portland? The Benson can't be beat.
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Date of stay: August 2020
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Response from Luiza Hughes, Other at The Benson, a Coast Hotel
Responded yesterday
Thank you for the five star review and for sharing it on TripAdvisor. We are thankful you stayed with us and felt comfortable with the social distancing and sanitation protocols we have in place. Thanks, too, for recommending The Benson to others. We really appreciate it! Travel safe! Very sincerely, Luiza Hughes
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Dr_Port wrote a review Aug 1
Seattle, Washington61 contributions25 helpful votes
Hotel's Favorite
We have stayed here once or twice before; this one was a "get away from home after months of COVID isolation" visit. We felt quite safe, with staff following the face-covering expectations and us declining cleaning of the room during our stay. The room was spacious and felt very clean, with good air conditioning. Solid Internet, good TV. Nice perks with a glass of wine in the bar each night. We didn't eat at the restaurant, El Gaucho, this visit as we preferred to seek out restaurants with outdoor seating. We had a very nice stay though. Great hotel. PS. Check out the historical photo exhibition in one of the stairwells!
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Date of stay: July 2020Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Response from Luiza Hughes, Other at The Benson, a Coast Hotel
Responded 6 days ago
Dear Dr. Port, Thank you for your feedback and kind comments. We are grateful for your visit and that you stayed with us before. Thanks, too, for recommending our Historic Stairwell to others. We're glad you liked it. We wish you safe travels and hope to see you again soon. Very sincerely, Luiza Hughes
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Nicole M. RG wrote a review Aug 6
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The Benson is fantastic! The ambience is classy, yet casual, and the service is top notch. Front desk is welcoming, and Jeff in the bar area is so kind and helpful. He gave us excellent recommendations for things to do with a full day's itinerary. He helped us get around town, take a bus to the zoo, hiking trails and the rose gardens, plus excellent recommendations for places to eat. The hotel also has THE MOST COMFORTABLE BEDS - SERIOUSLY - BEST SLEEP EVER! And, they're pet friendly. They gave our puppy a warm welcome and her favorite new toy to enjoy and remember the visit. Highly recommend the Benson! It's our new go-to place to stay in Portland. We love it here.
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Date of stay: August 2020Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Response from Luiza Hughes, Other at The Benson, a Coast Hotel
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Dear Nicole, Thank you for your kind comments! We really appreciate it! We are glad you liked your stay and that you have chosen The Benson as your new go-to place. We are grateful and fortunate for your business. Jeff will be pleased to hear your feedback. He does a terrific job and we're glad you liked his recommendations. Thanks again! Safe travels. We hope to see you again soon. Best regards, Luiza Hughes
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David V wrote a review Aug 6
Vancouver4 contributions1 helpful vote
If you are going to the Portland area, this hotel is a must. Location is perfect, amenities are wonderful and the staff are the best ever. From the time we pulled up to the front door we were treated like royalty. The valets, the front desk, the bellmen were all extremely friendly and caring. Jeff the bartender took great care of us and spending time with George, the managing director, set a great example for every employee by truly caring about and for his guests. George directed us to the Benson historic stairway in which much of the Benson, as well as, Portland history is showcased. This is a must see for anyone staying there. The hotel is lavishly decorated with original turn of the century furnishings and the rooms are very comfortable and modern. It was sad when we had to leave this wonderful place.
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Date of stay: August 2020
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Response from Luiza Hughes, Other at The Benson, a Coast Hotel
Responded 2 days ago
Dear David, Thank you so much for your kind review and for sharing it with others on TripAdvisor. We are extremely grateful. We are glad to hear you enjoyed our hotel. Jeff and George will be especially delighted to hear your thoughtful comments. We hope to have you return in the future. In the meantime, we wish you safe travels. Sincerely, Luiza Hughes
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gregabecker wrote a review Aug 5
Chicago, Illinois1 contribution
Jeff the bartender was awesome. Front desk staff were super friendly and helpful. Really nice hotel. The bed and pillows were heavenly. Had a really nice and clean room but we weren't aware that we wouldn't receive housekeeping services during our stay.
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Date of stay: July 2020
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Dear Greg, Thank you for your kind comments and positive review of our hotel. We really appreciate it! We are glad to hear you liked our front desk staff. Jeff will also be pleased to hear your feedback. Thank you! Because of the pandemic, and for your safety and that of our housekeeping staff, stayover service is only provided upon request. Guests cannot be in the room at the time the service is provided, as a precaution. You should have been informed of this at check-in. I am sorry that is not the case. Rest assured this will be reviewed with our front office team, in order to circumvent any future occurrences of this nature. Thanks again for the review. We wish you safe travels. Sincerely, Luiza Hughes
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PRICE RANGE
$156 - $259 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
United StatesOregonPortlandDowntown
NUMBER OF ROOMS
287
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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, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
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 an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and free instant coffee 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, Cacao, and Mother's Bistro & Bar.
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.