Excellent People and a great lobby
I stayed for four nights with a friend just for a getaway. The lobby is old and made of a Russian wood that is beautiful along with all the metal work and antique items. This extends into the bar and the stairwell and mezzanine. Its very beautiful, clean and relaxing to have a drink in or read a book. The staff at the bar and the dining area are also great. Jonah and Darren at the bar were friendly and joking around a lot and poured a good variety of drinks and knew the local area well with tips on where to eat and drink. The restaurant had Bobby serving food and jokes. For a high end place these three did a great job and I believe all are very long term employees as in an average of twenty years. The rooms are clean and well kept. The attached restaurant (El Gaucho) that serves oysters, sea food and steaks had great service and the food was delicious as well.
Beautiful hotel, had a pleasant stay at the Benson. Corner Suite was big with a gorgeous view of portland. Staffs are friendly, and love the evening cocktails in the lobby bar. Walking around outside at night was a bit scary though. Overall excellent!!
The Benson what great Hotel in Downtown Portland!!! Highly recommended ....
What a great Hotel in downtown Portland! The Benson Rocks!! We highly recommend this great place to anyone that is visiting Portland and its surroundings for the first time. Its a historical building built in 1912. Very classy, well kept with friendly staff and great comfortable rooms. The staff is amazing from the cleaning room staff all the way to the front desk personnel. They made us feel very welcome in Portland. Special thanks to Mike in concierge for all of his great suggestions, recommendations and knowledge of the great city that Portland is !!! We will be back for sure!!
- Ernie D
Newly renovated top floor and awesome breakfast!
We stayed in The Benson on the top floor and it was jut very recently renovated. The rooms and bathroom were so clean and spacious. Big bath tub, nice rain shower with additional head. Everything was so comfortable and everybody is super friendly. My special thanks is for the memory foam mattress, really made it so much more comfortable for me. Also the breakfast selection, not just your usual hotel selection. The garden veggie pancakes were just super nice and tasty. Thank you so much!
- Zoya K
A wonderful place to stay!
An excellent hotel that has become a mainstay for my frequent trips to Portland. Professional and caring staff, beautifully appointed rooms, and convenient check-in and check-out, I feel at home here and in good hands.