The Benson, a Coast Hotel
A great place to stay
If you love character and warmth you will love The Benson. The location is amazing so close to everything in the downtown area. Staff is welcoming and friendly. My go to place whenever I stay in Portland.
- Andreana D
Gorgeous place to stay & epitome of hospitality
We booked this hotel for a “girls weekend getaway” and felt totally spoiled…which is exactly what we wanted. The hotel is classically gorgeous. Some of the room doors in the hallway are a bit dinged and could use some TLC but other than that, the staff went above and beyond to make us feel like honored guests. The beds…COMFY!!! Every detail in the room from the fancy toiletries to the old school pull down shade was just perfect. The location is great too…walking distance to some very unique shops as well as mainstream department stores, gourmet restaurants that were upscale northwest casual and funky yummy eateries too. No need for us to consider anywhere else for our next trip to Portland!
- Kelly G
Love the Benson
This is beautiful historic hotel right in the middle of downtown Portland. Hotel is wonderful, beds are comfortable and staff outstanding. Location is ideal, walk, lobby is stunning and relaxing. My “go to” hotel when staying in Portland
Needs a total refurbishment
I arrived here in November and I am so grateful I’m only spending one night here. This hotel offers so much promise and I suspect was once a luxurious destination in Portland. I arrived here at night with a young child having travelled all the way from Europe. We were exhausted. There was one lady at reception who spent the best part of 10 minutes giving someone directions. There were 2 people at the concierge desk that could have dealt with that enquiry. Not once did she acknowledge us and our several cases, just continued talking as if we were invisible.
When we finally got to our room. We were greeted with yellowed peeling wallpaper, filthy air vent, dirty unmodernised bathroom and a window which looked out to a brick wall and ugly air vent.
Suffice to say. We shall never stay at this establishment again.
Love the Benson!
This is beautiful historic hotel right in the middle of downtown Portland. Hotel is wonderful, beds are comfortable and staff outstanding. Location is ideal, walk, lobby is stunning and relaxing. My “go to” hotel when staying in Portland,