The Benson Hotel

The Benson Hotel

Downtown Portland, Portland
  • Linda C.
    "robes too."(3 Tips)
    Hotel Tonight
    "grand staircase to the fireplace."(2 Tips)
    Kenzie R.
    "Great service, fancy rooms and AMAZING crab cake benidict"(4 Tips)
    Jen C S.
    "Old hotel but bed is comfy."(3 Tips)
45 Tips and reviews
  • happy hour
  • fancy
  • fireplaces
  • comfortable
  • wine
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  • Kenzie R.
    Kenzie RobertsDecember 7, 2017
    Great service, fancy rooms and AMAZING crab cake benidict
  • George A.
    George AdamidisAugust 7, 2017
    Great location and super clean rooms!
  • Andre R.
    Andre RochaDecember 10, 2016
    Been here 5+ times
    Very nice historic hotel. Rooms could use a renovation, but they were clean and comfortable. Free and fast wifi.
  • Alejandro R.
    Alejandro RojoAugust 24, 2016
    The rooms are just right, the bathroom can be a little bigger but other than that is good, the best thing is its location. Really good to walk around and meet the city.
  • Ted C.
    Ted CoppockJune 19, 2016
    Been here 5+ times
    Old school charm, Great food, Awesome room. Very friendly.
  • Marisa M.
    Marisa MoranJanuary 23, 2016
    Rooms are super tiny and smell like old casino (smoke scent is penetrated through all rooms)
  • Denis V.
    Denis VladimirovSeptember 26, 2015
    Horror movies has to be filmed in this hotel. Nevertheless, it was cool staying here!
  • Justin M.
    Justin MatthewSeptember 11, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    The architecture
  • Adriana B.
    Adriana BezerraJune 25, 2015
    Beautiful hotel !!! Classic old style, makes you feel in a movie ... The Wednesdays has a very good piano show with Bill Beach ... I liked a lot because he sings Brazilian music, MPB!
  • Mai G.
    Mai GussMay 19, 2015
    If you call down to the front desk or housekeeping, they will lend you a "companion fish" betta for the duration of your stay, free of charge.
  • Kelly G.
    Kelly GonzalesNovember 15, 2014
    LOVEY! I feel so fancy.
  • meredith k.
    meredith kerekesOctober 7, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Slowest elevators in Portland. Lobby may be nice but rooms need an update.
  • Iain M.
    Iain MJune 22, 2014
    Avoid this hotel - mediocre and. It worth the price for the service. Noisy halls with slamming doors, lack of modernization in the rooms. Lobby looks nice but otherwise I give it 2.5 of 5 at best.
  • Erik G.
    Erik GranlundMay 3, 2014
    Not sure what others were saying about small rooms. I got the junior suite and it's ginormous.
  • Ty H.
    Ty HildebrandNovember 23, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Great happy hour..
  • Bruce S.
    Bruce SchneiderJune 23, 2013
    Quite possibly the friendliest staff I've ever encountered. Kathryn, in the restaurant (breakfast) will make your day brighter no matter what! She's THAT good!!!
  • Forest M.
    Forest MarsMay 20, 2013
    It's a good thing the Benson has a fitness center, the breakfast buffet is very well apportioned.
  • chelsy w.
    chelsy wMay 5, 2013
    Really great location, service, accommodations and price. Santeria (hole in the wall)great mexican food. Super close. Kenny and Zuke's deli AWESOME. Close as well.
  • Monique J.
    Monique JessieMarch 31, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    They don't have microwaves so be ready to not be able to eat left overs!
  • Samuel A.
    Samuel ArakiMarch 21, 2013
    There are some really tiny rooms here... Stay away from room numbers ending in - 10, - 15
  • Kimanh M.
    Kimanh MoreauJanuary 10, 2013
    Free wifi for hotel guests
  • Jacquie R.
    Jacquie RooneyOctober 14, 2012
    The breakfast buffet is dynamite. Quality food paired with top notch service!
  • Gary L.
    Gary LuskAugust 25, 2012
    Great hotel, but If you require Internet access - you might consider other options. It is free (via AT&T wifi) but it was slow and unreliable the week I was there.
  • Room 77
    Room 77August 13, 2012
    Each room has organic bamboo robes... yeah, you heard it, organic bamboo robes. See for yourself! Read more
  • Earl B.
    Earl BlessAugust 4, 2012
    Ask Jonah for a manhattan with the special italian cherries he hides in the fridge
  • Merredith B.
    The restaurant has great happy hour fare and fun cocktails -- the "deep fried egg" with truffle oil and charred asparagus" is fantastic. Thank me later.
  • Matthew P.
    Matthew PfliegerApril 14, 2012
    In n out man it's take the somehow day izzoff.cheetahpuppies.calm
  • PDXHappyHour G.
    PDXHappyHour GuidebookMarch 6, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    A Happy Hour favorite -- such an impressive place! International tapas-style menu. GORGEOUS and fancy lobby and restaurant! Find more Happy Hour BESTS in the Happy Hour Guidebook!
  • Hotel Tonight
    Hotel TonightNovember 9, 2011
    The opulent lobby is Portland at its poshest, with marble covering everything from the grand staircase to the fireplace.
  • MusicTherapy Services of P.
    Ummm...beautiful piano in a cozy setting...
  • arKsocial
    arKsocialOctober 29, 2011
    Beautiful restaurant beneath the hotel! Ask for a tour of the secret wine room! Bet you can't find the entry door - it really IS secret!
  • Jen C S.
    Jen C SimpsonOctober 29, 2011
    Old hotel but bed is comfy. Continental breakfast is simple but gd - fresh fruits in a bowl, toast, juice, and coffee. Unfortunately, no cell phone reception on the bottom flr where the restaurant is.
  • amy D.
    amy DubinOctober 27, 2011
    Gorgeous lobby with an awesome fireplace. If you're walking around downtown and it's chilly, stop in to warm up and have a drink in their handsome lounge.
  • AT&T
    AT&TSeptember 13, 2011
    Another great reason to stay here: AT&T Wi-Fi is one of the many amenities here for guests. It’s fast and easy to connect.
  • Nikorp M.
    Nikorp MAugust 17, 2011
    I found the staff to be very pleasant and witty. Yeah, that's right! Witty
  • Sherman L.
    Sherman LeibowJuly 7, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Classic old-school swankiness in Downtown Portland. A short walk from the Pearl.
  • Derek P.
    Derek PhillipsJune 19, 2011
    Benson looks nice but don't bother..... Inept desk loses big reservations, keycards don't work, room service won't pick up the phone.... WTF?
  • Larry G.
    Larry GadeaMay 30, 2011
    Make sure to try the Benson Bubbler out front!
  • Tim C.
    Tim CDecember 1, 2010
    Check out the Gingerbread display (Thanksgiving through Christmas)
  • Linda C.
    Linda CollinsOctober 24, 2010
    bed and pillows were amazingly comfy! robes too.
  • naomi l.
    naomi larbiAugust 7, 2010
    I used the bathroom here. The bell hop was super cute
  • Scott A.
    Scott AbernethyApril 6, 2010
    Beware of the valet parking rip-off! My vehicle was parked for about 14 hours, and $29 was added to the room bill, plus the tip for retrieving my vehicle!
  • Shrtfatwhiteguy
    ShrtfatwhiteguyMarch 23, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    Enjoy your stay! While you are there check out the beautiful marble floors from the 1920's that we have been maintaining for over 4 years. WOW!
  • Traver W.
    Traver WallFebruary 6, 2010
    If you are having dinner in either London Grill or El Gaucho, stop into the lobby bar for a drink as well. It's beautiful and has nice live music.
  • Olesya
    OlesyaNovember 7, 2014
    Ну очень красивый отель! Вкусный завтрак, отличнейшее расположение. Номера могут сильно отличаться от малюсеньких угловых, до больших
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