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The Benson, a Coast Hotel

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


#2 of 160 hotels in Portland
Travellers' Choice
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
Breakfast available
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Taxi service
Business Centre with Internet Access
Conference facilities
Paid private parking on-site
Complimentary instant cofffee
Complimentary welcome drink
Special diet menus
Vending machine
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
24-hour security
Baggage storage
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
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Room features
Allergy-free room
Air conditioning
Interconnected rooms available
Cable / satellite TV
Walk-in shower
VIP room facilities
Wardrobe / wardrobe
Bottled water
Clothes rack
Laptop safe
Private bathrooms
Tile / marble floor
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Flatscreen TV
On-demand films
iPod docking station
Bath / shower
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Room types
City view
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
Good to know
Historic Hotel
City View
Languages Spoken
English, Spanish
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Chris B wrote a review Yesterday
1 contribution
Thanks to Mother Nature and no power, we had a wonderful reason to check into the Benson. The hotel and staff are always on point. There was one employee at the front desk that was a stand out - Joseph (he is the kind of employee/person I would have on my team). Huge thanks to the Benson for making my first time in a hotel in 11 months feel safe and COVID clean. I miss travel...
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Date of stay: February 2021
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Dr_Port wrote a review Aug 2020
Seattle, Washington59 contributions26 helpful votes
Hotel's Favourite
We have stayed here once or twice before; this one was a "get away from home after months of COVID isolation" visit. We felt quite safe, with staff following the face-covering expectations and us declining cleaning of the room during our stay. The room was spacious and felt very clean, with good air conditioning. Solid Internet, good TV. Nice perks with a glass of wine in the bar each night. We didn't eat at the restaurant, El Gaucho, this visit as we preferred to seek out restaurants with outdoor seating. We had a very nice stay though. Great hotel. PS. Check out the historical photo exhibition in one of the stairwells!
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Date of stay: July 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Response from Luiza Hughes, Other at The Benson, a Coast Hotel
Responded 2 Aug 2020
Dear Dr. Port, Thank you for your feedback and kind comments. We are grateful for your visit and that you stayed with us before. Thanks, too, for recommending our Historic Stairwell to others. We're glad you liked it. We wish you safe travels and hope to see you again soon. Very sincerely, Luiza Hughes
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portland2021 wrote a review 24 Feb
2 contributions
Great people who do right by the customer; helped out with a few concerns and made sure to make-good on any shortcomings. can definitely recommend the staff and appreciate their attention to taking care of their tenants.
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Date of stay: February 2021
Priscilla E wrote a review 24 Feb
11 contributions5 helpful votes
We live in Portland and ended up staying at the Benson Hotel, because our home in the West Hills lost power for five days in an snow/ice storm.This hotel became a home away from home because the staff were all so helpful. The doorman Vid fixed my only pair of waterproof shoes when one sole peeled off. This hotel would also be a lovely place to stay in better times. The lobby is huge and grand with chandeliers and dark carved wood, built in 1912. All US Presidents visiting Portland have stayed in The Benson. We had a very comfortable spacious room with a great view down Broadway. The hotel is located right in the center of Portland, only a few blocks from Pioneer Square and Powell's bookstore.
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Date of stay: February 2021
Sleep Quality
Room Tip: Upper floors have good views and are quiet.
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karinnek wrote a review 24 Feb
Lake Oswego, Oregon1 contribution
Great stay at the Benson hotel! The staff was wonderful, attentive and very accommodating. Sophie in particular was incredibly helpful and made it a great stay. The hotel is beautiful and the rooms were spacious and comfortable. We will definitely be staying there again. I highly recommend it!
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Date of stay: February 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
US$156 - US$259 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
United StatesOregonPortlandDowntown
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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 (0.3 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, a fitness centre, and a business 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 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 Tasty n Alder.
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.