$189 Avg/night
Rate based on Check-in: May 31, 2015 Check-out: Jun 1, 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
228 reviews
Awesome staff, great location

Loved the staff and enjoyed my stay there. Meals there are great, only second to the staff. See full review

  • Lee W.
  • Mar 10, 2015
Great time!

I walked into the lobby and said, "I didn't pay for this!" Swanky! See full review

  • Anne H.
  • Mar 10, 2015
Elegant hotel in downtown Portland, on the National Register of Historic Places
Boasting elegant European design and modern conveniences, Benson Hotel has been voted as Best Portland Hotel in 2012 by The Oregonian. Founded in 1913, this Portland hotel is considered as one of the city's most treasured historic landmarks and has served as a home-away-from-home to U.S. Presidents and CEOs for a hundred years. Due to its vantage location, The Benson is within walking distance of the shopping, dining, and entertainment opportunities of the Pearl District, Pioneer Square, and downtown Portland. Tourists can check out the boutiques, stop by the breweries, spend time at the bookstores and enjoy the performing arts. 

The Benson Hotel Portland features a luxurious continental feel and seamlessly fuses aesthetics and comfort. The hotel takes pride in its exceptionally friendly, service-oriented staff and offers two beautiful ballrooms ideal for hosting weddings, conferences, and other social gatherings. Also on offer at the hotel are several meeting and private dining rooms, as well as a helpful catering and events staff.
Highlights
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi access
  • Guest rooms feature organic bamboo robes and slippers
  • 24-hour fitness center
  • Situated in the heart of downtown Portland
Benson Hotel Rooms
The stylish rooms at The Benson are designed to be welcoming, starting from the moment the guests slide the key card into the hotel room door. The rooms are tastefully furnished and appointed with comfort in mind. Relax in the pillow-top and Tempur-Pedic luxury beds while watching shows on the flat-screen TV. Lounge around wearing plush bathrobes and enjoy the in-room Starbucks coffee and refreshments from the mini bar and refrigerator. 
Dining
Diners at Benson Hotel savor an array of sumptuous culinary specialties in the elegant atmosphere of The Palm Court. The Palm Court restaurant and lounge is found in the beautiful hotel lobby and features rich wood trim that reflects the natural daylight from the beveled glazed window treatment. The adjacent El Gaucho, an award-winning steakhouse and cigar room, serves mouth-watering steakhouse and an extensive and exquisite wine list. El Gaucho also offers a lounge, private dining rooms, cigar lounge and nightly live music.

For convenience, The Benson Hotel offers 24-hour room service with limited overnight menu.
Transportation
  • 1.5 blocks to MAX light rail station
  • Portland International Airport (12.4mi)
  • Hotel/airport shuttle service available
Attractions
  • Powell's Book Store (0.3 mi/ 0.5 km)
  • Pearl District (0.3 mi/ 0.5 km)
  • Portland Art Museum (0.6 mi / 0.96 km)
  • Oregon Museum of Science & Industry (1.4 mi / 2.24 km)
  • Rose Garden Arena (1.6 mi / 2.56 km)
  • Oregon Zoo (1.9 mi / 3.04 km)
  • Portland Japanese Garden (2.2 mi / 3.52 km)
Business
24 hour Business CenterComplimentary high-speed Internet access18 Meeting Rooms with over 18,000 sq. Feet of meeting spaceBanquet space for up to 450 in the Mayfair Ballroom

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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.
Executive Junior Suite
Either an 8-foot pillow top or a Tempur-Pedic King Bed. City View. Sitting area with couch, 2 chairs & coffee table 42 LCD TV 375 - 450 Sq. Ft. Our Portland accommodations also feature flat-screen TVs, windows that open, plush organic bamboo bathrobes and slippers, mini-bars, in-room safes and in-room complimentary coffee and tea bring the comforts of home to your travels. Pet friendly room. Cot permitted for additional fee.
Penthouse Suite
Exclusively located on the top floor of the hotel. Suite has an 8-Foot Pillow Top or Tempur-Pedic King Bed in a separate bedroom, separated by French doors Living room with sofa, 2 sitting chairs & coffee table; dining table for four Bathroom with separate vanity area 42 LCD HD TV in living room, 37 LCD HD TV in bedroom iHome clock/radio with docking station Wet bar. 500 - 600 Sq. Ft. NOT pet friendly.

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.

Ratings and reviews for Benson Hotel, A Coast Hotel

Overall score

4.2 / 5
5.01.0
228 out of 228
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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Review of Benson Hotel, A Coast Hotel

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Mary L.
Business
Eugene
Mar 17, 2015

good stay

Good hotel. Neighbors noisy otherwise great. Supposedly haunted which is fun. We didn't experience anything paranormal though.

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

Business

Review of Benson Hotel, A Coast Hotel

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Lee W.
Business
N/A
Mar 10, 2015

Awesome staff, great location

Loved the staff and enjoyed my stay there. Meals there are great, only second to the staff.

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

Business

Review of Benson Hotel, A Coast Hotel

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Anne H.
Business
Little Rock
Mar 10, 2015

Great time!

I walked into the lobby and said, "I didn't pay for this!" Swanky!

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

Business

Review of Benson Hotel, A Coast Hotel

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

Review of Benson Hotel, A Coast Hotel

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

Review of Benson Hotel, A Coast Hotel

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!

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!

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

Review of Benson Hotel, A Coast Hotel

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.

Review of Benson Hotel, A Coast Hotel

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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