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The Benson, a Coast Hotel

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309 Southwest Broadway, Portland, OR 97205-3794
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitised 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 sanitiser available to guests & staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
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Updated 20/11/24 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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Updated 20/11/24 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

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#2 of 165 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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Property amenities
Valet parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Free breakfast
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Taxi service
Business Centre with Internet Access
Conference facilities
Paid private parking on-site
Wifi
Breakfast available
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 / wardrobe
Bottled water
Clothes rack
Iron
Laptop safe
Private bathrooms
Tile / marble floor
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Flatscreen TV
On-demand films
Radio
iPod docking station
Bath / shower
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Room types
City view
Non-smoking rooms
Suites
Family rooms
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Historic Hotel
City View
Languages Spoken
English, Spanish
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Unknown322 wrote a review 19 Jul
Salem, Oregon339 contributions108 helpful votes
We visited during covid, and they were very prepared to keep everyone safe. The place is immaculate, and the staff is very friendly. One of the things I like in a hotel is a shower. Their shower was perfect.
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Date of stay: June 2021
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Response from George Schweitzer, General Manager at The Benson, a Coast Hotel
Responded 4 days ago
Thank you for your kind remarks. We appreciate the fact you chose The Benson for accommodations in Portland. Hopefully we will have the good fortune to see you again in the future. Best wishes for a safe and wonderful summer, in the meantime. Best regards, George Schweitzer
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railsoz wrote a review Mar 2021
railsoz22 contributions15 helpful votes
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Looking for location, looking for service, looking for awesome, updated rooms in classy accommodations? Experience a stay at the Benson... Never disappointed, and the memory foam beds are top quality... Enjoy the Gaucho next door for some of the highest quality cuisine in the city. I've traveled to 74 countries, stayed in the finest hotels across 6 continents, and the Benson ranks up there with the true, go to classics...
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Date of stay: March 2021Trip type: Travelled solo
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Response from George Schweitzer, General Manager at The Benson, a Coast Hotel
Responded 30 Mar 2021
Thank you so much for your kind comments and for recommending The Benson to others on Tripadvisor. We are extremely grateful. We wish you continued safe & healthy travels to even more countries! We also look forward to your next stay! Kindest regards, George Schweitzer
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biedy143 wrote a review 18 Jul
College Station, Texas1 contribution
The a/c in the building was out due to the heat wave but we were completely comfortable. We would have never known the a/c was out of service as the hotel was very cool and comfortable. There was a portable a/c in our room which worked perfectly fine. Beautiful property and staff were very welcoming.
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Date of stay: July 2021
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Responded 6 days ago
Thank you for taking the time to review us on Tripadvisor. It means a lot!!! We are grateful for your kind comments. The air conditioning issue is unfortunate. The problem was unexpected and due to a major mechanical failure. A rooftop chiller that feeds all of our guest rooms broke. The good news is we have purchased a new chiller which is to be installed the first week of August (it is a huge undertaking and requires getting a crane to remove and replace equipment on our 13th floor rooftop). In the meantime, we have restricted our inventory of available rooms and placed portable AC units in the limited rooms we are making available. We are glad you were able to get one of them. Thanks again for sharing your experience. We wish you safe travels. Sincerely, George Schweitzer
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Francesca W wrote a review 16 Jul
Novato, California44 contributions6 helpful votes
We selected The Benson for our getaway, as we were able to use timeshare points through RCI. Although downtown Portland is definitely still struggling to recover from the past year plus of pandemic and social unrest, the staff at The Benson are definitely maintaining the welcoming atmosphere and level of service Mr. Simon Benson would have expected. This beautiful building is a site to behold, and has many lovely touches to be enjoyed, including the "Historic Stairwell" that was fun to visit. The Palm Court Restaurant was not yet open, but Linda provided us with our satisfactory Grab & Go breakfast each morning, and there's a great kiosk across the street, Oak Street Coffee, if you want a latte or other espresso beverage rather than brewed coffee in the lobby. Many places to visit are within walking distance, including Powell's City of Books, Stumptown Coffee Roasters and the waterfront. Portland also has a pretty nice public transit system, which includes light rail that will transport you between airport and hotel for $2.50 - just keep in mind it's about a 45-minute ride.
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Date of stay: July 2021
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Responded 1 week ago
Dear Francesca, We are honored you chose to stay at The Benson. Thanks for sharing your experience with others on Tripadvisor. We are glad you enjoyed your stay and got a chance to visit our "Historic Stairwell". It is also nice to hear you appreciated the Grab & Go breakfasts Linda provided. She will be pleased to hear your comments. Hopefully we'll get a chance to see you again in the future. In the meantime, we wish you good health and safe travels. Sincerely, George Schweitzer
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lcmartien wrote a review 07 Jul
Edgewater, Maryland1 contribution1 helpful vote
The Benson is a beautiful historic building that was clean and welcoming when we arrived. We were informed a week prior to arriving that the A/C was broken, but with a fan, windows open, and cool nighttime temps it was bearable. The hotel offered several discounts to make up for the lack of A/C. Maybe because it was the tail end of Covid, but the bar/restaurant area was closed. So while the hotel was nice enough, the city of Portland is in a state of crises with drug/alcohol and homeless populations living through the area in tent cities. Many stores and restaurants are boarded up. We wondered if we had stumbled onto the set of the Walking Dead. Glad we only stayed one night and moved on.
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Date of stay: June 2021
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Response from George Schweitzer, General Manager at The Benson, a Coast Hotel
Responded 2 weeks ago
Thank you for your kind remarks about our hotel. The air conditioning issue is unfortunate. The problem was due to a major mechanical failure. A rooftop chiller that feeds our guest rooms shut down. Please accept my sincere apology. The good news is we have purchased a new chiller which is to be installed soon. In the meantime, we have restricted our inventory of available rooms and placed portable AC units in the limited rooms we are making available. I am sad to read your comments about Portland. I assure you there are many things city leaders have going on behind the scenes that will bring back Portland's welcoming and positive image. I will be happy to discuss and fill you in, if you'd like to give me a call. Just contact the hotel operator and ask for me. I would like to regain your confidence in the great city of Portland. In the meantime, I wish you safe and healthy travels. Very sincerely, George Schweitzer
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US$156 - US$259 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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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 (0.4 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, free breakfast, and a fitness 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 free 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 on12th.
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 centre?
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.