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The Benson, a Coast Hotel

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309 Southwest Broadway, Portland, OR 97205-3794
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  • All linens sanitized in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Floors marked for social distancing
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
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Updated 24/11/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

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#2 of 160 hotels in Portland
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Explore all Portland has to offer from one of the city's most treasured historic landmarks. Founded in 1913, The Benson features elegant European charm, quintessential elegance, and a host of modern amenities. For more than 100 years, The Benson has welcomed celebrities, CEOs, dignitaries and a majority of U.S. presidents. Come discover the timeless beauty of Portland's 4-diamond landmark hotel.
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Valet parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Breakfast available
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Taxi service
Business Center with Internet Access
Conference facilities
Paid private parking on-site
Wifi
Complimentary instant cofffee
Complimentary welcome drink
Special diet menus
Vending machine
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
24-hour security
Baggage storage
Concierge
Newspaper
Non-smoking hotel
ATM on site
24-hour check-in
24-hour front desk
Express check-in / check-out
Private check-in / check-out
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Ironing service
Shoeshine
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Room features
Allergy-free room
Bathrobes
Air conditioning
Desk
Housekeeping
Interconnected rooms available
Cable / satellite TV
Walk-in shower
Safe
Telephone
VIP room facilities
Wardrobe / closet
Bottled water
Clothes rack
Iron
Laptop safe
Private bathrooms
Tile / marble floor
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Flatscreen TV
On-demand movies
Radio
iPod docking station
Bath / shower
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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City view
Non-smoking rooms
Suites
Family rooms
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Historic Hotel
City View
Languages Spoken
English, Spanish
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Robbie B wrote a review Yesterday
Saint Louis, Missouri4 contributions5 helpful votes
The Benson is back! I’ve been using this hotel for the last 17 years. PRECOA started 17 years ago and this was the first hotel I chose in Portland. It’s been my home away from home for so long. When I heard they had closed for a bit I was worried. But having our first meeting for 2021 there I’m feeling great! They rolled out all the stops for us. Even had us spread out 10 ft apart and COVID proofed everything. Some of my group was a little nervous but the Benson and all there precautions made everyone feel safe. So safe we are back there in two weeks. Even the lunch and snacks were presented safely. Can’t thank the Staff and Management enough! Long live this great historic icon of Downtown Portland! Rob Meredith VP Precoa
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Date of stay: April 2021Trip type: Traveled on business
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Dear Rob, Thank you for your kind comments. It was our pleasure to host you and your guests. We are privileged and grateful to have your business and look forward to your return! Very sincerely, George Schweitzer
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Aussieozzzie wrote a review 15 Apr
Las Vegas, Nevada1 contribution
Comfy spot to spend the week/weekend with your s/o ! Suggestions were made on where to eat and list was given. Really helpful since we came in the night of restrictions due to covid. Day time is perfect to walk down a few blocks for amazing breakfast, great local coffee! Including all the great breweries and bars. Everything about the stay was great. Plan your adventures and be back before 8-10 since that's when majority of spots close down and night time walking can be a little eerie . Valet pass is a plus and useful service honestly! Thanks again to The Benson Hotel!
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Date of stay: April 2021
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Thank you so much for the review and sharing your experience with others! We really appreciate it! Hopefully we will see you again in the future. In the meantime, we wish you safe travels! Kindly, George Schweitzer Managing Director
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JayTee wrote a review 14 Apr
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The Benson is right in the heart of downtown with so many places to explore on foot nearby. The staff is warm and so welcoming, the ambiance of the building is very historic and charming. I have stayed here a couple of times, the bar is a highlight! It should be back open soon. I even got to chat with the GM one morning, such a nice individual! I recommend strolling around the property, they have beautiful event spaces, a mini museum and so much more! Don’t miss out, definitely THE spot to stay in Portland!
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Date of stay: April 2021Trip type: Traveled on business
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Dear JayTee, Thank you for recommending The Benson to others on Tripadvisor! It means the world to our team! We really appreciate your comments and are glad to hear you liked the welcoming nature of our staff and the ambiance of our hotel. Thanks, too, for your kind comments about me......I have to be careful so my head doesn't swell! :) We hope to see you again in the future! Stay safe! Kindly, George Schweitzer Managing Director
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shanelle m wrote a review 14 Apr
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As you enter the historic building, you’re greeted by an abundance of old school charm throughout the lobby. From the decor to the staff, the Benson has meticulously curated an ambiance that appeases all senses. I had the delight of meeting the General Manager, George, who took it upon himself to ensure our stay was up to standards. Sophie at the front desk provided great recommendations and knowledge of the area.
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Date of stay: April 2021Trip type: Traveled on business
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Thank you for the 5 star rating and taking the time to share your thoughts with others on Tripadvisor. We are extremely grateful and feel fortunate to have had you as a guest in our hotel. We are glad you like the lobby and our staff. Sophie will be thrilled to hear your comments, just as I am. You are too kind! We hope to have you visit us again in the future. In the meantime, we wish you safe travels! Very sincerely, George Schweitzer Managing Director
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Jami L wrote a review 13 Apr
Thousand Oaks, California29 contributions23 helpful votes
The Hotel was booked through Amtrak Vacations so we didn't know what to expect form The Benson except form the pictures on their website and other reviews. We were very very pleased with The Benson. The staff was friendly and helpful. The hotel itself is beautiful! The room was spacious and clean and the location was great for my son who had a window to look out. I do commend them on how they handled COVID requirements. Although the restaurant was closed they offered a wide variety of food options-meals, drinks, snacks and more for purchase form the front desk. The hotel is centrally located to shopping and public transportation. We took the train and the hotel was less than a 5 minute Taxi drive. Dollar car rental is 2 blocks from the hotel also. I would highly recommend The Benson if you are going to need a hotel in downtown Portland.
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Date of stay: April 2021
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Thank you for your kind remarks and recommendation of The Benson to others. We really appreciate it! It is great to hear you were pleased with your stay and enjoyed the service you received. We hope you will stay with us again in the future. In the meantime, we wish you safe travels! Sincerely, George Schweitzer Managing Director
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PRICE RANGE
US$156 - US$259 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
United StatesOregonPortlandDowntown
NUMBER OF ROOMS
287
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Benson, a Coast Hotel
Which popular attractions are close to The Benson, a Coast Hotel?
Nearby attractions include Powell's City of Books (0.3 km), Portland Center Stage at The Armory (0.3 km), and Domaine Serene Wine Lounge Portland (0.3 km).
What are some of the property amenities at The Benson, a Coast Hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a fitness centre, and a business centre.
Which room amenities are available at The Benson, a Coast Hotel?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a desk.
What food & drink options are available at The Benson, a Coast Hotel?
Guests can enjoy breakfast, free instant coffee, and a free welcome drink during their stay.
Is parking available at The Benson, a Coast Hotel?
Yes, paid private parking on-site, paid private parking nearby, and paid public parking nearby are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to The Benson, a Coast Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Mucca Osteria, Mother's Bistro & Bar, and Cheryl's on 12th.
Are there opportunities to exercise at The Benson, a Coast Hotel?
Yes, guests have access to a fitness centre during their stay.
Is The Benson, a Coast Hotel located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.6 km away from the centre of Portland.
Are any cleaning services offered at The Benson, a Coast Hotel?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Are pets allowed at The Benson, a Coast Hotel?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Does The Benson, a Coast Hotel offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers a business centre, meeting rooms, and a banquet room.