The Benson, a Coast Hotel
dog friendly luxury
i love the Benson, warts and all. It is an old property and there are some street noise issues. Well, they can’t move the hotel and it is in the middle of a large city. The rooms are beautiful and comfortable, the lobby spectacular. The nicest thing was because we couldn’t leave our dog, they set up a dining table in the lobby so we could have a fine meal with our dog beside us. The staff are all charming and accomadating.
Amazing service and what character!
Experiencing the Benson is experiencing world class service within a hotel that exemplifies character. I would not stay anywhere else when visiting Portland. Great location in downtown and the rooms are beautiful. I was lucky enough to stay in December when they had the beautiful lobby decorated and the annual Ginger Bread House on display. This thing is amazing to behold.
A very pleasant night at The Benson
We spent one night in early December, and it met our memory of service and comfort at this Portland institution. The Benson is a grand old hotel, in the best sense of the word. Each staff member we dealt with was knowledgable and very pleasant.
Amazing hotel...great location...parking is pricey
Booked this hotel for a weekend trip to Portland. Super cute swanky hotel with a European feel. When you walk into the hotel you immediately feel like you are in a Parisian hotel…without the pretentiousness. Lobby is very cozy and even has a fireplace for you to sit around in comfortable chairs and couches. Staff was extremely friendly and helpful and allowed me to have late checkout at 2pm without a charge. The rooms are super cute and clean…and only downfall is that they have a full mini bar and coffee, but no water. Walking distance of shops and restaurants. only downfall is parking prices are 33$ per night, which is pretty standard for downtown hotels, but pricey none the less and only offer valet service. There is a usbank across the street that offers covered public parking, and costs about $25 per night, but no in and out priveleges. Loved this hotel and looking forward to my next stay when I visit Portland in the near future.
A blast from the past
The moment you walk into this hotel it’s like traveling back in time. The lobby is beautiful, the food service is quite inclusive for a hotel and the staff is helpful and pleasant. Now… The room. It was definitely the type if room I expected for my business travels-minimalistic and cozy. There was one point which was funny yet annoying when I went to pull down the light shade for the window and the thing flew off the frame and onto the floor. It looked as though it hasn’t been used since the Nixon era. Despite this flub, overall it was a nice room.