the benson

a coast hotel - portland, oregon

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The Benson, a Coast Hotel

Traveler Rating

Sleep Quality
Very Good

Most Recent Traveler Reviews


Nice historic hotel. We were there on the weekend, and it was packed to the gills with a wedding, but pleasant other than that. Nice sized rooms, outlets in lamps next to bed for charging, which is often overlooked. Easy walk to many parts of town, very close to Pioneer Courthouse Square, and tons of restaurants. Palm Court nice place to grab a drink. Lovely wood paneling. Valet very fast. Would stay here again.

- Sheryl B

Luxury stay within walking distance of many downtown locations

We wanted a location close to the Waterfront and Pearl District so we could walk to many shopping and dining locations. Room was very large and had all the amenities you might want. No coffeemaker in the room but coffee was available in the lobby each morning.

- IronLenny

Stay in the city

Nice “Downtown” hotel. Rooms a little small for what we paid ( $330) Great bed, modern bath, door wouldn’t shut, generous on towels, bathroom items. Negatives: A/C down on one of the hottest days, but was working the next day, tray of food lingering in hallway for 8 hours until I mentioned it to the front desk and breakfast service downstairs poor. Long waits and indifference. Valets were prompt and friendly. Would def stay here again, get a room with a view and maybe skip out and have breakfast down the street.

- Travel_bum2013

A week at the Benson

Very nice old hotel, comparable to some old gems of Europe. The location was the key factor, as well as safe and clean, which were not disappointing. Value for dollar was not terrible but at the price we paid per night many more amenities would have been nice: no breakfast (*other than room service), no access to fridge unless you pay for it, sound buffering curtains (our room was facing Broadway) etc. We enjoyed our stay but compared to what you can get in other cites (for this price) I expected a bit more effort towards complete customer satisfaction. The Benson was crazy busy during our stay (overlapped a weekend) and the place works hard to satisfy all.

- Billy C

Super Olde World Elegance

This hotel boasts and amazing lobby filled with Olde Worlde charm. Friendly staff, easy check-in, check-out. The room was impecably clean and well furnished with nicely updated bathroom.
Wi-fi is free for guests. Bed, pillows and linens all very comfy and cozy.
Excellent location for exporing downtown Portland.
I will happily come back to stay here anytime.
Easy access from the airport via a Shuttle service (not the hotel’s).
The room rate was not cheap, but it seemed all Portland city hotels were very pricey at this tme of year.

- Marie O