$199 Avg/night
Rate based on Check-in: Mar 17, 2015 Check-out: Mar 18, 2015

Benson Hotel, A Coast Hotel

4 stars
View map of 309 SW Broadway, Portland, OR 97205

Hotel Overview

Reviewer score
4.2
out of 5
215 reviews
manly get away

Book this hotel as a last minute get away... overall great hotel, very close to numerous... See full review

  • AJV1320
  • Jan 28, 2015
Romantic

We had a little staycation...very nice hotel. Great service. See full review

  • Naomi F.
  • Jan 14, 2015
Explore all Portland has to offer from one of the citys most treasured historic landmarks. Founded in 1913, The Benson features elegant European design with a host of modern amenities. See why U.S. Presidents and CEOs have made The Benson their home away from home for a hundred years and why The Oregonian voted us Best Portland Hotel in 2012. Our superb location puts you within walking distance to all of the shopping, dining, and entertainment of the Pearl District, Pioneer Square, and downtown. Famous boutiques, bookstores, breweries, and performing arts are just steps away. While retaining their luxurious Continental feel, our rooms were refreshed in 2011 to capture the perfect blend of aesthetics and comfort. Our exceptionally friendly, service oriented staff is one of the reasons youll find so many four-star reviews on our property. Looking for some hints on where to go or what to do in Portland Lets chat. The Benson features two of the most beautiful ballrooms in all of Portland perfect for weddings, conferences and other events. We also have a range of meeting and private dining rooms to fit your needs. Our catering and events staff are always available to lend their expertise and help you create the perfect gathering that will be remembered by all your guests and attendees.

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Benson Hotel, A Coast Hotel Rooms

Deluxe Double Double
Two double beds with TempurPedic mattress. Larger than standard room. 350 square feet. Armchair and ottoman. Executive desk with lamp. Tiled bathroom with two bathrobes, tub/shower combination. Bamboo bathrobes, slippers. Padded hangers. Minibar. Dual line speakerphone. Wired and wireless high speed Internet access. Cable TV with premium channels. Complimentary weekday newspaper delivery. Turndown service. Twice daily housekeeping. Nonsmoking. Pet friendly room
Deluxe King
One king bed with TempurPedic mattress. Triple sheeting. 350 square feet. Armchair and ottoman. Executive desk with lamp. Tiled bathroom with with two bathrobes, tub/shower combination. Designer toiletries. Bamboo bathrobes, slippers. Padded hangers. Minibar. Dual-line speakerphone. Wired and wireless high speed Internet access. Cable TV with premium channels. HBO. ESPN. Complimentary weekday newspaper delivery, turndown service, and twice-daily housekeeping. Private bathroom. Nonsmoking. Pet friendly room. City view.
Deluxe Queen
One queen bed with TempurPedic mattress. 250 square feet. Oversized desk with lamp. Dual-line phone. Tiled bathroom with bathrobe, tub and shower combination. Bamboo bathrobes and slippers. Padded hangers. Minibar. Wired and wireless high speed Internet access. Cable TV with premium channels. Complimentary weekday newspaper delivery. Turndown service. Twice daily housekeeping. Private bathroom. Nonsmoking. Pet friendly room.

Amenities

  • Free internet
  • Non Smoking
General
Non Smoking
Concierge
Pet friendly
Activities
Fitness Center
Dining
Restaurant
Room service
Services
Business center
Conference facilities
Internet
Free internet
Accessibility
Handicapped rooms/facilities

Nearby points of interest

  • Living Room Theater: 0.1 mi
  • The Gerding Theater at Armory Building: 0.2 mi
  • Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall: 0.4 mi
  • Lan Su Chinese Garden: 0.4 mi
  • Portland Art Museum: 0.4 mi
  • Oregon Histrorical Society: 0.5 mi
  • Tom McCall Waterfront Park: 0.5 mi
  • PGE Park: 0.6 mi
  • Ira Keller Fountain Park: 0.6 mi
  • Jeld-Wen Field: 0.6 mi
  • Keller Auditorium: 0.6 mi
  • Hawthorne Bridge: 0.7 mi
  • Oregon Holocaust Memorial: 0.8 mi
  • Peter W. Stott Center: 0.8 mi
  • Moda Center: 0.9 mi
  • Living Room Theater: 0.1 mi
  • The Gerding Theater at Armory Building: 0.2 mi
  • Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall: 0.4 mi
  • Lan Su Chinese Garden: 0.4 mi
  • Portland Art Museum: 0.4 mi
  • Oregon Histrorical Society: 0.5 mi
  • Tom McCall Waterfront Park: 0.5 mi
  • PGE Park: 0.6 mi
  • Ira Keller Fountain Park: 0.6 mi
  • Jeld-Wen Field: 0.6 mi
  • Keller Auditorium: 0.6 mi
  • Hawthorne Bridge: 0.7 mi
  • Oregon Holocaust Memorial: 0.8 mi
  • Peter W. Stott Center: 0.8 mi
  • Moda Center: 0.9 mi
  • Oregon Museum of Science and Industry: 1.1 mi
  • International Rose Test Garden: 1.3 mi
  • Portland Japanese Garden: 1.4 mi
  • Pittock Mansion: 1.8 mi
  • Hoyt Arboretum: 2 mi
  • Oregon Zoo: 2 mi
  • Washington Park: 2 mi
  • Portland Children's Museum: 2.1 mi
  • Laurelhurst Park: 2.6 mi
  • Bagdad Theatre: 2.7 mi
  • Crystal Springs Rhododendron Garden: 3.7 mi
  • Mount Tabor Park: 4.2 mi
  • Chiles Center: 4.4 mi
  • St. Johns Bridge: 6.1 mi
  • Forest Park: 7.8 mi
  • Willamette Valley: 8.7 mi
  • Sauvie Island Wildlife Area: 15 mi
  • Columbia River Gorge: 16 mi
  • Oneonta Gorge: 29.6 mi
  • Mt. Hood Ski Bowl: 46.5 mi

Dining

Room Service
Whether you arrive late or greet the day early, Room Service is available 24 hours a day limited overnight menu. Enjoy a wide selection of freshly prepared menu items for your satisfaction and convenience.
El Gaucho
El Gaucho is a nostalgic dining event that takes you back to a special time. Experience the mouth-watering menu of Portlands steakhouse, located directly adjacent to The Benson Hotel. Tableside preparations like Chateaubriand and Bananas Foster are paired with extensive, world-class wine lists. The restaurant also features an intimate lounge, a dramatic cigar lounge, beautiful private dining rooms, happy hour, and nightly live music.
The Palm Court
Located in the gorgeous lobby of The Benson, the Palm Court is the classic lobby restaurant and lounge. Rich wood trim glistens from the flood of natural daylight that flows through the leaded, beveled glazed window treatments, adding a cozy feeling to comfortable seating areas. The ambiance is second to none for comfort and atmosphere, offering a warm environment for drinks, food, and conversation with some of the friendliest and most experienced servers in Portland.

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
4:00 PM
Check-out:
12:00 PM

Terms and conditions

Rates quoted in currencies other than the hotel's base currency are subject to the rate of the international exchange. Rate may change throughout stay. Rate may reflect average nightly rate. Extra charges may apply. Incidental charges, such as room service, are not included in the rate.

The amenities and/or facilities may not be located at the hotel, but within a reasonable distance, and additional charges may apply for use. All information has been provided by this hotel and not by Orbitz

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Guest Reviews (215)

Ratings and reviews for Benson Hotel, A Coast Hotel

Overall score

4.2 / 5
5.01.0
215 out of 215
Amenities:
3.9
Cleanliness:
4.3
Hotel staff:
4.5
Comfort:
4.3
Location:
4.7
Value:
4

89% would recommend to a friend.

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Oleksandr K.
Business
Long Beach
Feb 23, 2015

Perfect downtown location

If you want to spend your vocation/business trip in heart of Portland, then this is the best choice. Hotel location is just in the centre of everything. Maybe it not the newest one, but definitely worth it's money.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
3
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
AJV1320
Business
San Jacinto
Jan 28, 2015

manly get away

Book this hotel as a last minute get away... overall great hotel, very close to numerous attractions. will definitely book again.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Naomi F.
Business
Tigard
Jan 14, 2015

Romantic

We had a little staycation...very nice hotel. Great service.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Sightseeing tip: In Hotel

Ask about the companion fish program. Very nice!

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Review of Benson Hotel, A Coast Hotel

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Irwin L.
Business
N/A
Jan 12, 2015

Side trip before we visited family.

All around great place to be. Great location, staff is great, security excellent (you can't get onto the floors without a room card to use for the elevator). It rained and they provided us with huge umbrellas. Concierge VERY helpful. The building is very upscale and elegant. Highly recommend it! R&I from Pittsburgh, Pa.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Sightseeing tip: Short drive from hotel

Waterfalls . . .all though there are many . . .it is well worth the daily excursions to see them!

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Review of Benson Hotel, A Coast Hotel

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Josh P.
Business
Lees Summit
Jan 7, 2015

Great Getaway hotel

Girlfriend and I stayed at the hotel for a weekend. Rooms were very clean, although we didn't stay long, it was a great experience.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Travel queen monique
Business
N/A
Dec 30, 2014

Ok stay

Great location. Nice rooms and nice staff. parking is 33$ for the night nd only valet. you can park across street for $23 per night at the us bank, but parking is limited. Extremely loud at night. Lots of homeless in the area yelling and drinking below my room made it unpleasant and unable to sleep. Asked for water from front desk...waited an hour....had to call again to have someone bring it to me room....for a second time! And the water is not complementary. Needs to have complimentary water in room and soundproof windows.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

Shopping tip: Short walk from hotel

Lots of shopping, restaurants and near famous food trucks.

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Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
hannah w.
Business
silt
Dec 29, 2014

Awesome trip!

What a beautiful experience! Hotel was amazing, staff was wonderful. I would definitely recommend this hotel to any of my friends and family. A+

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Entertainment tip: Short walk from hotel

Go to the Stars Theater and see a concert. Great venue!

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Review of Benson Hotel, A Coast Hotel

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
hannah w.
Business
silt
Dec 16, 2014

Awesome trip!

What a beautiful experience! Hotel was amazing, staff was wonderful. I would definitely recommend this hotel to any of my friends and family. A+

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

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Review of Benson Hotel, A Coast Hotel

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
GusD
Business
Portland
Nov 18, 2014

Loved this place...

Great room, aswesome costumer service. Will be back again.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
4
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

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Review of Benson Hotel, A Coast Hotel

Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
MarjB
Business
Montclair, CA
Nov 8, 2014

poor customer service

We stayed two nights, the first night a wasp was in the bathroom, we called front desk and a guy came in, he killed the wasp using my tour brochure that I have left inside the bathroom, how inconsiderate! He didn't come prepare and used a guest's item. Poor service. The next morning we left the room before 8am and did not come back until 2:50 pm. We arrived in the room and found it as we left it: beds unmade, towels on the floor to be replaced, nothing was made!. We called the front desk and we were given a poor excuse "they usually clean the rooms that check out first". Huh? so if we stay for a week we expect a dirty room each day? That doesn' t make any sense. Anyways, we waited in the lobby, no complimentary coffeer or tea for our wait, nothing! We had to wait without an apology or anything. Poor service again. The value of the hotel is not worth the hotel. Carpets are dirty, old furniture and smelly cushions in the lobby as well as in the bedroom. Location was decent, walking distance to most restaurants, the pearl district, Powells book store, etc. The parking at the hotel not worth $33 when you can park next door for $20 and is as safe and close. We do not recommend this hotel for its value. It doesn't offer what you would expect.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
1
Cleanliness:
1
Hotel staff:
1
Comfort:
2
Location:
2
Value:
1
Trip purpose:

Business

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