Feels like home
Stayed here for a big family wedding in town. The Valets were very helpful (even though I didnt have a car). The concierge staff took good care of me and had some great suggestions. The front desk staff were very helpful all had smiles on every time I passed by. The modern room rocked! I felt very at home and comfortable.
The Benson is Back!
I stayed here just one night for work. I wish it could have been more! I have stayed at this hotel probably five times during past visits to Portland. The lobby has always been beautiful but the rooms seemed in need of an update. Well…fast forward to this stay and that update has happened. Room was beautiful and large. I had a wonderful nights sleep in the bed. Highly recommend the Imperial restaurant across the street in Hotel Lucia for dinner or breakfast. I will now opt for The Benson rather than The Nines or Monaco which had been my more recent favorites.
- Amy P
We chose this hotel because of its historical background, close proximity to places we wanted to go/metro lines and desirable location. The place is very grand the antiques are amazing but overall i was really disappointed especially for the price. The view was horrendous from the room, just brick walls and i don’t recall being offered any choice. The elevators worked weirdly- usually just one out of three and hard to punch in the floor. Perhaps this was the infamous ghost we’ve read about. The bed was really comfy and everything was sound proof. Bath water was not very hot but the real frosting was the free coffee bar in the lobby every morning which constantly was out of coffee. Despite notifying front desk, nothing would be done about it! This happened not just once or twice. The restaurant however was fantastic and i would go back again just for that (and i usually avoid hotel restaurants because they tend to be overpriced) and the service impeccable. Otherwise i
The Place To Stay
If this hotel is in your price range then just stay here.
Rooms are clean, a bit on the smaller side (but big enough), well appointed with an overall European feel to them. Very comfortable foam style mattress. The bathroom is very nice with a tile walk in shower but there is no place to put a cosmetic bag.
The bar has great cocktails, food and music.
Checkout their specials which can include the parking along with additional discounts. The parking is $40 but the valet parking guys were great.
Think the only negative is that there is a larger than normal space under the room doors so a lot hallway noise carries in. We put a towel along the bottom of the door which worked well.
Good location for walking to restaurants as well.
- Rick K
John Wicks like, in the best way
Very good. You will enjoy staying at this place. Old timely with a bit of feel of a John Wicks movie. Staff was over the top friendly, like I had those gold coins. Lobby is old timie, but rooms very modern. I enjoyed it and will stay again!