Always love to stay here
Great location, warm elegance from lobby to rooms, and El Gaucho restaurant right next door! Also has great bar and food in the hotel. Staff are great and attentive. Wine tasting in lobby every evening.
This is a grand, old hotel that has been nicely refurbished. Our room was especially roomy for a downtown location. The restaurant, actually a lounge, had excellent food and service (omelette was tops). The hotel’s most striking feature is the lobby with its beautiful wood, high ceilings, and grand fireplace, a most inviting spot. What a pleasant contrast to the standard American chains with their unimaginative design, cramped lobbies and rooms that all look the same. We’ll be back.
Beautiful hotel in the heart of Portland
Unfortunately I only spent one night in this lovely hotel. The lobby of The Benson is spectacular, the staff are very helpful, considerate and kind. Check in, valet parking were a breeze. The rooms are well maintained, the bathrooms are modern. The rooms lack coffee and tea facilities, though coffee (not tea) is available in the lobby.
We arrived in Portland mid-afternoon which allowed time for a brief stroll, before settling on a lovely restaurant on the waterfront for happy hour and dinner. The hotel is very close to the food truck park, multiple restaurants, cinemas, the water front and associated markets.
Very nice and historic
Beautiful property, comfortable bed, nice bathrooms, very friendly and helpful staff. The only reason I am knocking it from 5 to 4 stars is the windows are drafty and I had to sleep in my long underwear even with the thermostat set to 72 (it got down into the teens outside). Not a big deal but I did wish they had more channels on TV as well as I retired early that night.
- Jeremy C
I had a reservation at Benson hotel for a new year with my friends and they like it! The place is so comfortable & beautiful! I would recommend anyone to reserve it on their social events, meeting, etc. Amazing!