Great spot for getaway or wedding!
This was a wonderful spot for a family wedding weekend! The service was great, restaurant was great, location was great, price was great, lots of great going on there. Would love to come stay here again!
- David L
Christmas in Portland
Took my wife to Portland for a before Christmas getaway. The Benson is the perfect place. We were helped by a very welcoming Bre at the front desk. We loved the Christmas tree and enjoyed the historical photos on display in the marble stairway. Nice touch.
Christmas at The Benson
I am staying at The Benson this week and have been able to enjoy all their lovely Christmas decor and celebrations. Tonight they had an amazing violinist play at The Palm Court. Bre at the front desk, took great care of me, making sure all my needs were being met. Thank you again for another wonderful stay. There is no place like The Benson at Christmas!
I love this hotel every December! The decorations are beautiful. Staff goes far to make your stay pleasurable. Had dinner at El Gaucho, was perfect. We bought the couples package, parking included, 50 dollar food coupon, Champagne in room. See you next year!
One of the Good Old Ones
I first stayed here as a young child in 1959 and I’ve been coming back ever since. The Benson is one of the Grand Old Hotels I treasure: courteous, helpful, quiet, dignified… A wonderful relief from the rush and noise and chrome of too many new hotels.
Room as spacious, the lobby is lovely with all its wood paneling and coffered ceilings, an everyone seems to go out of their way to help and make you welcome. The bar is good, the lobby and mezzanine are areas that are comfortable and beautiful to relax in, the rooms are quiet and well appointed. What more can one want?
Well, to be frank,I regret the passing of the restaurant, which used to be wonderful – the cafe in the lounge is good, but the food is unmemorable and the selection limited. Happily, if you can afford it, there is an El Gaucho next door to the main entrance.
That said, the Benson is a hotel I always look forward to visiting again for all the reasons that make a hotel a rewarding experience, typified by a conversation I had with a lobby attendant who had been at the hotel since 1971 – a hotel team that can keep staff that long has something going for it!