The Benson, a Coast Hotel Rating: 4.0 Pearls
Downtown Portland, Portland, Oregon

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Pros

  • Landmark hotel with a historic atmosphere
  • Spacious, simple rooms with flat-screen TVs
  • Updated bathrooms with modern fixtures
  • Big, ornate lobby with leather furniture
  • Classy ambiance in the Palm Court Bar
  • Modern fitness center and 24-hour business center
  • Pet-friendly hotel with free Wi-Fi
  • Convenient historic downtown location

Cons

  • Rooms aren't as upscale as hotel's common areas
  • Bathrooms in some rooms are on the small side
  • Pricey parking

Bottom Line

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.

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 Location

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.

  • 20-minute drive to Portland International Airport (PDX)
  • 2-minute walk to Pioneer Square (including various restaurants and bars)
  • 5-minute walk to Pioneer Place for great shopping
  • 5-minute walk to Portland Art Museum
  • 10-minute walk to Old Town/Chinatown
  • 5-minute drive to Portland State University
  • 8-minute drive to Portland Opera
  • 10-minute drive to the International Rose Test Garden

 Bottom Line

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.

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Address

  • 309 SW Broadway, Portland, OR, 97205, US

Room Types

  • Benson Junior Suite
  • Classic Room
  • Deluxe Double Room
  • Deluxe Room
  • Executive Junior Suite
  • Executive Room
  • Grand Suite
  • Penthouse Suite
  • Penthouse Suite - Broadway Suite
  • Presidential Suite

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Hotel Features

Number of Rooms: 287
Fitness Center: Yes
Internet: Yes
Pets Allowed: Yes
Cribs: Yes
Jacuzzi: Yes
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Hotel Information

Location: Downtown Portland, Portland
Address: 309 SW Broadway, Portland, OR, 97205, US
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