The Benson, a Coast Hotel
3 nights at The Benson for work and fun
My husband and I spent this last weekend at The Benson. I made our reservation the day before our trip. Most of the hotels in the area were listing the same nightly rate so we figured we’d splurge a few extra dollars and stay here. The front desk, valet and concierge staff were all very friendly and helpful with restaurant recommendations and things to do in the area. The hotel is very elegant, old school. The lobby and our room were very clean and tidied up every day. The hotel also upgraded our room upon our early check in the first day which was very nice. The hotel was centrally located in the downtown area and we were able to walk around easily to all the places we wanted to go over the 4 days we were there. Overall, I think the price (at least for the 3rd night when there were 8 weddings booked there) was a bit high but this was a nice treat for our first time to visit the city.
Benson is Awesome!
Hotel is beautiful with old school architecture look and feel. Room was spectacular!!!! I love the location for getting to everywhere downtown, we didn’t use are car once. I would highly recommend this hotel if you are staying downtown.
Best Hotel Ever!
Our first time in Portland. A great city and a great hotel right in the middle of everything. If you like classic and classy, this is the place. They welcomed us late at night after a rough flight from the east coast with an upgrade to a suite. I sure appreciated the grand piano and gas fireplace in our room! Everyone is not going to be this lucky, but easily my best hotel experience.
- Don C
An impressive and historic hotel in a good location
We booked this hotel through the Portland tourist site and by paying in advance got a very reasonable rate for an historic hotel conveniently located near the centre of Portland. The rooms were fine and the lobby area is very impressive. Apparently all the US Presidents since Truman have stayed here.
The Benson is very well situated if you plan on visiting Powell’s Book City (and why wouldn’t you?) and the Pearl District. It is a convenient few blocks from the light rail at Pioneer Square. I traveled there from the airport for $2.25. It takes about 40 minutes (same as the shuttle). The hotel is historic, genteel and has a pleasant slightly faded elegance. I had a corner suite; it was quiet and had more than adequate space to relax and work. I was attending a conference held offsite at the Portland Art Museum so did not spend much time at the hotel except in my comfortable room. I’d stay here again. There are good restaurants around the corner on Oak St. And a giant Doc Marten store nearby. What’s not to like?