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The Benson, a Coast Hotel, Portland

4-star4 stars
309 SW BroadwayPortlandOR97205United States of America

4-star hotel with 2 restaurants, near Pioneer Courthouse Square
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  • Free WiFi
  • Luxury Hotel
  • Excellent Food
Bar and Beverages
Bar is awesome
Awesome vibe
Great amenities
Wellness Area
Wellness & sports facilities could be improved
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The Benson, a Coast Hotel, Portland

from $147
  • Deluxe One Queen
  • Deluxe King
  • Deluxe Two Doubles
  • XXSingleValueQueen
  • Benson Junior Suite
  • Penthouse
  • Presidential Suite
  • Grand Suite
  • Grand Suite, 1 Bedroom, Fireplace, City View
  • Presidential Suite, 1 Bedroom, Fireplace, City View

About The Benson, a Coast Hotel, Portland

With a reputation for timeless elegance in vibrant downtown Portland, Ore., the Benson Hotel has been in operation since 1913 and is currently listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Carefully nurtured for 11 decades and now thoughtfully restored, this Beaux Arts style 14-story Benson Hotel features a glazed terra-cotta and brick façade, with arched windows and a French mansard roof. One Meeting room. This hotel is conveniently positioned near the Chinese Gardens and Pioneer Square and within walking distance of shopping, sightseeing, galleries, performing arts theaters, and museums. Located 20 minutes from the Portland International Airport, limousine and Town Car service can be arranged by either the concierge or the front door staff.

Hotel Features.
Guests can begin their day with coffee around the lobby fireplace. 24-hour room service available. Other hotel amenities include banquet halls, conference rooms, and a 24-hour fitness center, and massages. Valet parking is available for a fee.

The Benson Hotel offers an impressive cast of accommodations that range from standard guestrooms to penthouses and presidential suites. With reproduction period furniture and revival Italian Renaissance décor, each arrangement is an adventure in taste and sophistication. Modern amenities include complimentary wireless Internet access, fully stocked minibars and Swedish Temper-pedic mattresses topped with Egyptian-cotton linens. All rooms are nonsmoking.

At a glance

Key facts

Hotel size

  • This hotel has 287 rooms
  • This hotel is arranged over 14 floors


  • Check-in time 4:00 PM-midnight
  • Check-out time is noon
24-hour airport shuttle service is available on request. Contact the property in advance to make arrangements.

Required at check in

  • Credit card or cash deposit required

  • Government-issued photo ID required

  • Minimum check-in age is 21

Travelling with others


  • Children (17 years old and younger) stay free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding


  • Pets allowed *

  • Restrictions apply *

  • 2 per room (up to 25 lb)


  • Free WiFi in public areas

  • Free WiFi in rooms



  • Airport shuttle (available 24 hours) *


  • Valet parking *

Other information

  • Smoke-free property
* See small print for additional details or extra charges

In the hotel

Food and drink
  • Breakfast daily (surcharge)
  • 2 restaurants
  • Bar/lounge
  • Coffee shop/café
  • Room service (during limited hours)
  • Coffee/tea in a common area
Things to do
  • 24-hour fitness facilities
  • Bicycle rentals nearby
  • Golfing nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
Working away
  • Business center
  • Conference space
  • Conference space size (feet) - 18000
  • Conference space size (meters) - 1672
  • One meeting room
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Limo or Town Car service available
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Luggage storage
  • Multilingual staff
  • Porter/bellhop
  • Number of buildings/towers - 1
  • Year Built 1913
  • Elevator/lift
  • ATM/banking
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Fireplace in lobby
  • Accessible bathroom
  • In-room accessibility
  • Roll-in shower

In the room

Home comforts
  • In-room climate control (air conditioning)
  • Air conditioning
  • Minibar
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Bathrobes
  • Slippers
  • Iron/ironing board
Sleep well
  • Hypo-allergenic bedding available
  • Premium bedding
  • Tempur-Pedic mattress
Things to enjoy
  • In-room massage available
Freshen up
  • Private bathroom
  • Shower only
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer
Be entertained
  • 37-inch LCD TV
  • Premium TV channels
  • IPod docking station
Stay connected
  • Desk
  • Free WiFi
  • Phone
Food and drink
  • Refrigerator (on request)
  • Microwave (on request)
  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe (laptop compatible)
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available

Special features


The Palm Court - This restaurant serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar. Happy hour is offered.

El Gaucho - This steakhouse serves dinner only. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar. Happy hour is offered.

The Benson, a Coast Hotel, Portland’s small print

Also known as

  • Benson Coast Hotel
  • Benson Coast Hotel Portland
  • Benson Hotel
  • Benson Hotel Coast Hotel
  • Benson Hotel Coast Hotel Portland
  • Hotel Benson
  • Benson Coast Portland
  • Benson Coast


The property has connecting/adjoining rooms, which are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation.

Pet-friendly rooms can be requested by contacting the property at the number on the booking confirmation.

Optional extras

Valet parking costs USD 40.00 per night with in/out privileges

Rollaway beds are available for USD 15.00 per night

Breakfast costs between USD 9.00 and USD 30 per person (approximately)

Pets are allowed for an extra charge of USD 25 per accommodation, per stay

Airport shuttle service is offered for an extra charge of USD 14.00 per person (one way)

Airport shuttle service for children up to age 18 costs USD 14.00 (one-way)

We have included all charges provided to us by this hotel. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the room you book.

What’s around The Benson, a Coast Hotel, Portland

Top spots nearby

Recommended by this property

  • Powell's City of Books (3-minute walk)
  • Pioneer Courthouse Square (3-minute walk)
  • Lan Su Chinese Garden (5-minute walk)
  • Portland Saturday Market (5-minute walk)
  • Portland Art Museum (6-minute walk)
  • Tom McCall Waterfront Park (8-minute walk)
  • Oregon Museum of Science and Industry (18-minute walk)
  • Portland Japanese Garden (21-minute walk)
  • Pittock Mansion (29-minute walk)
  • Oregon Zoo (32-minute walk)

Getting around

  • Portland, OR (PDX-Portland Intl.) - 18 min drive
  • Portland Union Station - 11 min walk
  • Beaverton Hall-Nimbus Station - 16 min drive
  • Tigard Transit Center Station - 21 min drive
  • Galleria-SW 10th Avenue Station - 7 min walk
  • Union Station-NW 6th and Hoyt Street Station - 9 min walk
  • Rose Quarter Transit Center - 23 min walk
  • Valet parking (surcharge)
  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)

Recent reviews

Fabulous 8.8 From 1,120 reviews

The Benson, a Coast Hotel, Portland
Old beauty
Only one elevator worked during the busy weekend, the waits were long and the rides uncomfortably full, we were on 6th floor, we took the stairs several times. There was one front desk attendant that was a bit snobby, everyone else was great
Patricia, us1 night trip
The Benson, a Coast Hotel, Portland
Very Good8.0
Was not in the hotel very long, as we were in town for a show. However, loved every single inch of it. Beautiful, convenient location, and very friendly staff.....even the doorman working at 2:30am was super friendly. Loved it and will definitely stay here again.
A Traveler, us1 night trip with friends
The Benson, a Coast Hotel, Portland
Very Good8.0
The hotel is amazing. Staff and everything to do with the hotel I have no complaints. But the area around this hotel is getting a little more rough lots of homeless around. You might not want to walk alone in the dark.
Don, us2 night trip
The Benson, a Coast Hotel, Portland
Very Good8.0
3.5/5 with the potential of a higher rating
The hotel is beautiful and has a lot of character and charm, and all of the staff were very friendly and helpful. My room was clean and comfortable, and there were many restaurants and shops within walking distance of the hotel. During the my stay, they were doing renovations. There was only 1 working elevator, and many times waited in the excess of 5 minutes for an available lift; and the wifi was fairly unreliable as I was able to connect, but had difficulty staying connected. Hopefully, once renovations are complete, these concerns will be resolved.
A Traveler, us3 night trip
The Benson, a Coast Hotel, Portland
Hotel amd food were great. Mike tj5e concierge was superb.
Anne, us3 night trip

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