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309 Southwest Broadway, Portland, OR 97205
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Great Sunday brunch very elegant!!!

Amenities

Bar
Fitness Center
Spa Services
Free WiFi
Internet Access
Laundry Services
Meeting Rooms
Business Center
Airport Transfer
Cribs Available
Childcare
Pets Allowed
Air conditioning
Connecting Rooms
Room Service

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San Francisco, CA, USA

Beautiful interior. Rooms are somewhat small but well maintained. Enjoyed the complimentary happy hour. Don't go to the concierge. Not very helpful. Extremely pushy. Believe he makes a commission on tours he sells.

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San Francisco, California, USA

Very classy hotel. The dark wood and chandeliers are lovely! The hotel and rooms are very clean. There is a free wine tasting from 4:30pm-6:30pm every night.

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Local from Portland, Oregon, USA

Perhaps the best-known hotel in Portland, the historic Benson is an elegant, old-fashioned alternative to the slew of more modern, sterile hotels in downtown Portland. The older part of the building was constructed in 1912 and a second half was seamlessly added on in 1959. Both sides feature similarly priced and appointed rooms, although the older ones are a bit creakier and have trim and mold-work. The whole place is lightly fragranced with an orange scent. There’s also a small workout room (with a window that actually opens for those who want some fresh air while they exercise). The restaurants here are fantastic—the Palm Court serves a buffet breakfast every morning and El Gaucho, an upscale Argentinean Steakhouse, has jazz performances on Wednesday evenings.

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Seattle, Washington, USA

Great pet friendly option in Portland when the Hotel Monaco rates are high. This is in an old building with charm and class. Walking distance to downtown attractions.

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San Francisco, California, USA

Benson was a really important guy in Oregon. You even see his face at the Multnomah falls on a plaque. This hotel has a lot of history, and actually, the front
desk can provide you a two page guide on the history of the hotel. All i remember is that the wood they used is now extinct and most importantly: THEY HAVE TEMPURPEDIC BEDS! Our sleep was amazing.

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Local from Portland, Oregon

“Grand”, “detailed”, “perfect” are just a few of the adjectives I used when I first walked through this hotel. An informed concierge seeing my awe, informed me the dark wood throughout the hotel  is made from an almost extinct Russian wood and that the chandelier was imported from Austria. Apparently Mr. Simon Benson was a timber baron and spared no expense when his hotel was being built in the early 1900’s. The rooms are nice, clean, and well sized, and yet very comfortable- not too stiff. I think Mr. Benson would be proud of his hotel today, I know I would if I could see how even the towels are presented (in the shape of duck, origami style, if you must know). The concierge is very friendly and  willing to help, and as I mentioned, very informed. Being located on Broadway, the epicenter of downtown Portland’s sites, shopping, and restaurants only adds to the appeal.

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This is probably the most famous hotel in Portland, and really sets the standard for Portland's bigger hotels.

Built around 1912, the Benson has an old feel of luxury and elegance set in the subdued shades of a bygone age. In fact you can have a room in the old part or the new part of the hotel, both parts beautifully maintained to period style. I was only a little disappointed the floor boards in the old part didn't creak, but then the hotel is only one hundred years old!

Located in Portland on SW Broadway, the Benson is in easy reach of all the attractions and shopping of the downtown area, but if your priority is to seek rest, enjoy the hotel amenities and your room (and room service), then the Benson is a wonderful place to stay.

Locally, the Benson was always known for its teas and the London Grill, the latter now unfortunately only a private dining facility. The casual guest does have other dining facilities available in the hotel.

Highly recommended if you like the formality of an old style hotel.

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Eugene, Oregon

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Sunnyside, Washington, USA

Great Sunday brunch very elegant!!!

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Local from Portland, Oregon, USA

the old man of Portland hotels. classy.

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Mountain View, California

Tempurpedic beds and a lot of history. Benson did a lot for Oregon.

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Amenities

Internet Access
  • Free WiFi
  • iPod docking station
Dining & Drinks
  • Bar/lounge
  • Breakfast available (surcharge)
  • Coffee shop or cafe
  • Coffee/tea in common areas
Fitness & Recreation
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Concierge services
  • 24-hour fitness facilities
  • 24-hour health club
  • In-room massage available
Transportation
  • Airport transportation (surcharge)
  • Limo or Town Car service available
Parking
  • Valet parking (surcharge)
Accessibility
  • In-room accessibility
  • Accessible bathroom
  • Roll-in shower
Traveling with Children
  • Free cribs/infant beds
  • In-room childcare (surcharge)
Pets
  • Maximum number of pets per room 2
  • Pets allowed
Services & Conveniences
  • Luggage storage
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Smoke-free property
  • Elevator/lift
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Multilingual staff
  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • One meeting room
  • Business center
  • Conference space
  • Porter/bellhop
  • ATM/banking
  • Fireplace in lobby
Bath
  • Private bathroom
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer
  • Shower only
Bed
  • Premium bedding
  • Hypo-allergenic bedding available
  • Egyptian-cotton sheets
  • Tempur-Pedic mattress
  • Turndown service
  • Rollaway/extra beds (surcharge)
In-Room Dining
  • Room service (limited hours)
  • Minibar
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Refrigerator (on request)
Media & Technology
  • Phone
  • Satellite TV service
  • Premium TV channels
  • LCD TV
Housekeeping
  • Daily housekeeping
Other Room Amenities
  • Air conditioning
  • In-room climate control (air conditioning)
  • Slippers
  • Bathrobes
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available
  • Iron/ironing board
  • Desk
  • In-room safe (laptop compatible)
Property Info
  • Total number of rooms - 287
  • Number of floors - 14
  • Year Built 1913
  • 24-hour check-in
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