The Benson, a Coast Hotel
old time grandeur, modern amenities
We spent four nites at the Benson in Sept 2014. The lobby is a movie set of old time elegance and classic furnishings. Warm mahogany woodwork is everywhere. There are several deluxe seating areas to relax. The restaurant provides satisfying meals with attentive staff. Our room was well-appointed and comfortable. The bathroom grout needed some cleaning, but overall the room was in great shape, quiet and comfortable. Location is great-we could easily walk to the Space Needle, Pike Market, and other attractions. Public transport is fantastic with buses, light rail, taxis, bicycles all available. Parking is pricey. Overall, the Benson provides a classic hotel environment in a good location at a fair price.
This was my first stay at the Benson. Centrally located and within easy walking distance of many of the cities best areas. Staff was warm and friendly. Our room was just like the pictures ( you wouldn’t believe how many aren’t). It was clean and very comfortable. The lobby itself is very beautiful and I will definitely stay there again.
- Nanette B
My Favorite Place to Stay in Portland
We’ve now stayed at the Benson three times over the past four years. Convenient location, professional and friendly staff, and just a great overall experience. It’s run how the classy hotels used to be operated, but still has the modern conveniences we’ve all come to rely on.
Old world charm
We were in Portland for a wedding and stayed at the Benson. Gorgeous lobby. Had coffee there every morning in a very elegant setting. Nice bar in lobby with piano player. The rooms are clean and elegant. We had an executive suite with comfortable king size bed. Bathroom is small with pedestal sink but nice and clean. We loved it. It is centrally located near the pearl district. Great food trucks and close to voodoo donuts. Fun place to visit would go back again!
No problem hotel
Was here for a business conference. The room was comfortable, clean, the WifI had no problems, the food was tasty and well prepared. No complaints for the 3 days I was here. It’s within walking distances of Powell’s books and a large number of good restaurants should you want to venture out (Mama’s was heavenly).