We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“BENSON HOTEL”
Review of Benson Hotel

Best prices for -
Check In mm/dd/yyyy Check Out mm/dd/yyyy
Prices are for 1 room, 2 adults
Show Prices
Compare best prices from top travel sites
and 9 more sites!
Benson Hotel
Ranked #17 of 146 Hotels in Portland
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed November 5, 2012

The Benson Hotel is by far the best historic and service focused hotel in Portland, OR. The staff and the attention to every detail is sure welcome in this fast paced travel oriented society. The location is perfect, the SPANISH COFFEE made by the bartender "Jonah" is the best in town, don't waste you time trying others. If you want a memorable experience and if you are lucky enough to find yourself in need of accommodations in downtown Portland... don't miss the Benson!

Room Tip: Ask for a view of Mt Hood!
See more room tips
  • Stayed: October 2012, traveled on business
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Thank Leah H
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Ron G, General Manager at Benson Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded November 30, 2012

Thank you for choosing to stay at The Benson Hotel! We’re pleased you found our location and historic property ideal. Thanks for your comments about Jonah and his Spanish coffee; we appreciated you noticing his hand-crafted drinks and look forward to sharing one with you again during a future visit!

Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a ReviewReviews (2,323)
Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Language
  • More languages

1,760 - 1,766 of 2,323 reviews

Reviewed November 5, 2012

First time in Portland and was pleasantly surprised when arrived. The hotel was very beautiful and had a warm inviting feel to it. The concierge staff was very helpful in helping us navigate what we wanted to see and do. Brunch was delicious, complimentary happy hour was very enjoyable in the beautiful lobby. Comfortable beds, great location. Would stay again when we come back.

  • Stayed: November 2012, traveled as a couple
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
1  Thank luckygirl1130
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed November 5, 2012

Stayed a couple nights midweek. Chose the hotel because its location was close to where needed to be. It turned out to be a great experience. Room though not deluxe was spacious and comfortably furnished with everything you need. Bed was very comfortable. Only small drawback is the small old fashioned bathroom, but it's to be expected in an old hotel of this vintage. On the flip side, I appreciated being able to open a window and having natural ventilation.

The lobby is grand, room service is terrific and reasonable, the bar/restaurant in the bar is more than serviceable and the staff could not be more helpful. And you are only steps away from a large array of restaurants, shops and attractions.

Would definitely stay again without any hesitation.

Room Tip: Higher floors give you better views and though did not have a corner room, did happen to see one and...
See more room tips
  • Stayed: November 2012, traveled on business
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Thank Jemmapes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Ron G, General Manager at Benson Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded November 30, 2012

Thank you for your review of our hotel. We’re pleased to read you found your room spacious, comfortable and well ventilated! It’s our pleasure to provide superb service and we appreciated you noticing! Thank you again for the review. We’re looking forward to seeing you again soon.

Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed November 2, 2012

We stayed here for two nights while my daughter visited Reed College. Beautiful building, very pleasant staff, comfortable rooms with good WIFI, excellent location in downtown. Really couldn't have asked for more for the price.

Tip: If you book through TravelPortland.com you can get an excellent discount rate, free valet services, coupons for your breakfasts (free continental or $5 off hot), and a coupon book for many other Portland businesses.

  • Stayed: October 2012, traveled with family
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
2  Thank TimTopper
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed October 31, 2012

Stayed here for a Halloween party. Room was small. Shower was small. View was of a brick wall . Price was still over $200.00. For a place that boasts presidential stays I expected more but did not get it. Th

Room Tip: Ask for a good room
See more room tips
  • Stayed: October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Thank crimepays1229
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Ron G, Front Office Manager at Benson Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded November 30, 2012

Thank you for choosing to stay with us. We’re disappointed to hear of your unsatisfactory experience. We certainly have other room types with additional space that may have been more to your liking. It appears your review was cut off; we hope you will contact us offline to address the rest of your review! We hope to see you again in the future.

Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed October 30, 2012

The Benson was a nice, classic, old hotel. You can tell that this building is a bit older and probably a more historical hotel. The building is quite nice but there are some areas that could use improvement such as carpeting. The service was super friendly even though they were very busy. The location of the hotel is great for downtown conveniences. If you are looking for a quiet, peaceful getaway then this is probably not the place for you. If you are looking for something that is close to tons of restaurants and lots of activities or even a nice quiet stay while on business downtown then this is the hotel for you. Add an additional $20 to your expected cost per night to park a vehicle. (this is probably the case for any downtown hotel though). The rooms are nicely decorated and spacious with a nice view of the City. Overall, I really enjoyed my stay at the Benson!

  • Stayed: October 2012, traveled with friends
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Thank CharCharBinks
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Ron G, General Manager at Benson Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded November 30, 2012

Thank you very much for your comments about our property. Your feedback means a lot to us. We’re very pleased you found our location convenient and guestroom views ideal. We’re thrilled you enjoyed your stay and look forward to showing you a similar experience during your next trip to Portland!

Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed October 30, 2012

Great downtown hotel with terrific service. Traveled with a teen, we were impressed. Even on a rainy weekend we had a good time and felt safe and secure. Convenient to Powell's and shopping and easy drive to the airport.

  • Stayed: October 2012, traveled with family
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Thank Paula21497
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Hotels you might also like...
Travelers also viewed these Portland hotels
Downtown
Kimpton Hotel Monaco Portland
Hotel deLuxe
#7 of 146 in Portland
2,875 reviews
Downtown
The Heathman Hotel
The Heathman Hotel
#25 of 146 in Portland
2,229 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
Downtown
Kimpton Hotel Vintage Portland
Downtown
Hotel Lucia
Hotel Lucia
#15 of 146 in Portland
1,450 reviews
Downtown
The Nines, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Portland
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices

Been to Benson Hotel? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Benson Hotel

Address: 309 Southwest Broadway, Portland, OR 97205-3794
Phone Number:
Location: United States > Oregon > Portland > Downtown
Amenities:
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:
Ranked #17 of 146 Hotels in Portland
Price Range: $156 - $282 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Benson Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 287
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Classic Landmark Hotel located in heart of business & financial district. ... more   less 
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Booking.com, Expedia, Hotels.com, Travelocity, Orbitz, Priceline, HotelQuickly, Evoline ltd, Cancelon, getaroom.com and TripOnline SA so you can book your Benson Hotel reservations with confidence. We help millions of travelers each month to find the perfect hotel for both vacation and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing