The Benson, a Coast Hotel
Wonderful Heritage Hotel Next to Fun District
This heritage hotel is next to the Pearl District. Lots of good restaurants, shops, and very close to Powell Books.The hotel itself has been totally restored. The lobby is beautiful, the lobby bar very comfortable. The rooms are surprisingly spacious for an older hotel. Staff were very knowledgeable and attentive.
A nice classic hotel
A classic hotel in Portland. The lobby and rooms are all very classic looking. This is a well maintained and run hotel. The staff was helpful and attentive. Pretty good location. Pro tip – be aware of the homeless people in the nearby park.
Fantastic experience in Portland!
The Benson offers great service – caring, warm, and personable staff who are eager and willing to help make your visit in Portland wonderful – as well as the most comfortable mattresses, pillows, and climate control anywhere. Quiet rooms, nice fitness facility, convenient location…and great dining options right in the hotel. We loved it!!
- M S
A nice few days in Partland
We have just come back from a few days in Portland. The hotel is in a great location, we walked the city and enjoyed every moment. For us the best part of the hotel was the concierge service. Tom Carlon was our man at the desk, we was outstanding. He has a great love and knowledge of the city, each night he recommended and booked wonderful places to dine at. He is a great asset to the hotel, put your time in his hands, you will not go wrong.
- Gary B
Great Historical Portland Hotel
Let’s face it, Portland is weird. Purposefully so. But, apart from the valets wearing sneakers, The Benson is…conventional. It is a charming, classic, has excellent staff, and seems more like a place I would find near Central Park than Voodoo Donuts. I did not set out to stay in such a hotel–I typically go for the ultra contemporary (next time I’ll try The Nines), however, a great deal was offered, so I took it.
Rooms: Spacious, comfortable king sized bed, and excellent amenities. My only complaint was that the bathroom was showing its age, and the windows let in a good amount of noise, but let’s be honest, it IS aged. A bit of age is to be expected in such a hotel.
Location: Like everything in Portland, it’s within walking distance of plenty. There’s a nice diner across the street, a great pizza shop a block or two over, close to bus/train stops.
Pleasant surprise: My wife and I shared some drinks in the lounge/bar area with some piano playing, debating how thick/wide the exceptional ceiling molding was. Just a nice area to sit, relax, and enjoy the craftsmanship.
Tips: If you can get a good deal that they offer occasionally for “run of the house”, grab it! Parking is $33/day (valet), but the next block over is $6-20/day depending on the in/out time, and there are others within a block which are cheaper as well.