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Welcome to the benson, a coast hotel

Experience historic charm in our downtown Portland hotel

The Benson, a Coast Hotel welcomes you to the heart of downtown Portland with historic charm, impeccable service and unique amenities. Guests have visited this iconic hotel for over 100 years – and as soon as you enter our elegant lobby, with crystal chandeliers, walnut wood and Italian marble floors, you’ll understand why. Step onto our Historic Stairwell and celebrate Portland’s rich history through over 160 photos and stories, displayed within a 12-story “mini-museum” that is unlike anything you’ve ever seen. 

Updated rooms and suites offer a wide range of thoughtful perks – from deluxe bedding to free basic wi-fi and organic plush bathrobes and slippers. Pamper yourself in one of our suites, which boast sweeping city views and luxurious details. 

Savor steaks and cigars at El Gaucho, Northwest’s iconic steakhouse, or host a private event in The London Grill.

Meetings and special occasions flourish in our one-of-a-kind venues, which include expansive ballrooms, flexible conference space and even a private wine cellar. We hope you’ll take time to discover Portland during your visit too; our prime location makes exploring easy.

During your time with us, you’ll enjoy the amazing hospitality and attention to detail that sets us apart. Allow our team to assist with everything from Notary Public services to event tickets, shoeshines and even companion fish in your room.

A visit to The Benson, a Coast Hotel is more than just a hotel stay. It’s an immersive experience that you won’t soon forget.

Mandatory Mask: Masks are required in all public spaces within Coast Hotels properties. Many municipalities have mask protocols in place. Please ensure you are aware of, and observe, all local requirements. For more information on our COVID-19 response, click here.

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Coast Cares

essential workers relief rate

The Benson recognizes that essential workers are working hard every day across a variety of industries including healthcare workers, first responders, hospitality staff, grocery workers and delivery service drivers. We want to ensure that these heroes get the rest they deserve.

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Coast Flex Rate

Book an exciting weekend break with friends, a romantic getaway with your sweetheart or your next business meeting accommodations. Wondering whether you’re getting the best deal? Don’t worry.

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Coast Rewards Member Rates

Save money & time when you join Coast Rewards. What’s better than that? Our Member Only Rates are exclusively available when you belong and book with us. Savings start at 15% off Coast Flex Rate.

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AAA & CAA Membership Rate

Welcoming all AAA & CAA Members with this special rate! Must present current membership card at check in.

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Senior & AARP/CARP Rate

Life gets better after 55… Applicable for guests at least 55 years young, or members of AARP or CARP.

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Pile Up the Points This Fall

Aeroplan members get triple the Points

Earn 3X the Aeroplan Points when you book direct and stay at any participating Coast Hotels location from October 1 to November 30, 2020! Plus join Coast Rewards, continue earning Aeroplan Points and enjoy even more perks like priority check-in and exclusive member rates!

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rooms

Unwind in Elegance

Our beautifully appointed accommodations offer an urban retreat in vibrant downtown Portland.

services & amenities

Feel right at home
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    pet friendly
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    free wi-fi
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    fitness facility
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    business center
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our location

Explore Your Surroundings

Portland is one of the country’s most interesting cities – and our hotel offers easy access to everything you want to see and experience here.

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History of the Benson Hotel

We welcome you to visit the Historic Stairwell, and to learn more about the storied history of Portland’s landmark hotel, the city of Portland, and its many iconic treasures!

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History of the Benson Hotel

We welcome you to visit the Historic Stairwell, and to learn more about the storied history of Portland’s landmark hotel, the city of Portland, and its many iconic treasures!

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Inspire and Innovate

Discover 18,000 square feet of venue space for everything from small seminars to grand receptions – complemented by delicious catering and comprehensive planning services.

Round tables set up in ballroom for event

Inspire and Innovate

Discover 18,000 square feet of venue space for everything from small seminars to grand receptions – complemented by delicious catering and comprehensive planning services.

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Portland Wedding Venue

With historic heritage and a selection of unique and versatile venues, our hotel provides a magical setting for your special occasion.

 

Interior of the Crystal Ballroom

Portland Wedding Venue

With historic heritage and a selection of unique and versatile venues, our hotel provides a magical setting for your special occasion.

 

Stairway to Benson

A group of friends stayed at the Benson to usher in my birthday week. I couldn't have asked for a better beacon in Portland to introduce me to the city. Aside from the obvious historical significance of the hotel and modern room accoutrements that led to a stress free and comfortable stay, the staff and management went above and beyond to accommodate our requests. Definitely worth a repeat stay when I get a chance to explore Portland again. Be sure to visit their stairwell and descend from the top. You may find my picture and name on a plaque there someday...

- c+c

Put the Benson on your list of must see Hotels!

The property has fantastic architecture and history highlighted by a very friendly staff. The location was great. Within a short walk, you have fabulous restaurants, shops and the beautiful Portland river walk!

- DLM

The Benson Experience

The Benson hotel is a beautiful historic hotel with a completely modern motif. My family and I thoroughly enjoyed our stay at the Benson. The staff is incredibly friendly and helpful, and the rooms are amazing. I highly recommend staying at the Benson to anyone traveling to Portland. It is definitely my go to hotel when I’m in town.

- Revilo101

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