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In the heart of downtown Portland
The Benson is located in the heart of downtown Portland, a short walk away from Pioneer Square and the Pearl District. Pioneer Square is also home to multiple museums, urban parks, and residential condos. Portland State University borders Downtown to the south. Forest Park, 5,000 acres of pure nature, can be found in the northwest hills of Downtown Portland. It's one of the nation's largest urban parks, and has plenty of biking and hiking trails for adventurous travelers.
The Benson is a landmark hotel with the classic elegance and grandeur of a historic property. Though this hotel first opened in 1913, the spacious rooms have updated features such as big flat-screen TVs, free Wi-Fi, and bathrooms with modern fixtures. The Benson offers a big, cozy lobby with plenty of space for informal meetings, as well as the Palm Court for a relaxed meal. Additional hotel features include a nice fitness center and a 24-hour business center. This historic property has a convenient central location for exploring the Pearl District and Pioneer Square.