THE BENSON HOTEL

THE BENSON HOTEL

309 SW Broadway, Portland, OR 97205 United States (USA)
View Map 1-800-230-4134
4.0 Star Downtown Hotel in Multnomah County
45.522-122.67824
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Very Good
4.0/ 5

Based on 1016 guest reviews

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  • Shuttle from airport available
  • The Avg. Group Discount is 19.2%!
  • Gym / Fitness Center Available
  • Hotel has 287 rooms
  • 14 floors in hotel
  • Check out time: 12:00pm
  • Hotel has an eco-friendly policy
  • Groups/Meetings rating of 10.0/10
  • Hotel has 18 meeting rooms

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Room Types

Check RatesBenson Junior Suite
Non-Smoking
Check RatesBenson Junior Suite Free Valet Parking
Non-Smoking
Check RatesDeluxe
Non-Smoking
Check RatesDeluxe 1 Queen
Non-Smoking
Check RatesDeluxe 1 Queen Free Valet Parking
Non-Smoking
Check RatesDeluxe 2 Double Beds
Non-Smoking
Check RatesDeluxe 2 Double Beds Free Valet Parking
Non-Smoking
Check RatesDeluxe King
Non-Smoking
Check RatesDeluxe King Free Valet Parking
Non-Smoking
Check RatesDeluxe Room 1 King Bed
Non-Smoking
Check RatesDeluxe Room 1 Queen Bed
Non-Smoking
Check RatesDeluxe Room 2 Double Bed
Non-Smoking
Check RatesDouble Guest Room
Non-Smoking
Check RatesDouble Guest Room Breakfast Included
Non-Smoking
Check RatesPenthouse Suite
Non-Smoking

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Our Hotel Planner Expert Reviews of The Benson Hotel

Our expert hotel planners periodically visit and review the hotels we represent in person. This is the most recent visit:
"Downtown Elegance "
Overall Score4.0/ 5
The Benson is a lovely, elegant, and historic hotel that perfect for very formal events, luncheons, and private dinners. They have a prime location, right in the heart of Downtown bordering the trendy Pearl District. The lobby has impressively high ceilings and beautiful columns, and could be looked down upon by a balcony on the second floor. The hotel’s only active restaurant is right to the left of the main entrance, and seems more of a fancy café than a real restaurant, with no real separation between the café and the lobby. The hotel used to have a second restaurant which was more of a proper, separated space, but it has closed down and is now a very cool, sultry meeting space used only for private dinners (one of the prime private dinner venues the Benson offers). The main ballroom was my favorite part of the property. It is large but feels intimate due to their very high ceilings and massive hanging crystal chandeliers. The walls were pretty and large windows made up the whole back wall. There was also a small balcony attached to the front wall that overlooked the whole room, which the sales team said was a very popular place for toasts and for brides to throw their bouquets. One warning - This hotel is not a good option for children-heavy groups.
Aria T., a local HotelPlanner Portland expert from US flag
07-Jun-2013 Verified Review

Verified Reviews of The Benson Hotel

Below are the verified reviews from guests that we have booked recently:
"Wonderful!! Service, food, hotel - just wonderful."
Overall Score5.0/ 5
It is a beautiful hotel but the staff is what made our stay and our meeting a success. They were gracious, friendly, helpful, and always had a smile. It was wonderful!
(Group coordinator, booked 10 rooms), from US flag
14-Nov-2013 Verified Review, stayed from Sun Nov 03 to Tue Nov 05 2013 at a $149.00 group rate.
"The event planners were wonderful. The food was wonderful.The servers were wonderful."
Overall Score5.0/ 5
It was lovely. I had a couple complaints from some of the attendees about their rooms. Two said their rooms were very noisy. One said the wallpaper was peeling on the wall in their room. And actually, the grout in the bathroom tub/shower in my room was very moldy. Other than those things everything was wonderful. My room was beautiful and 98% of it was very clean and fresh. Our meeting was wonderful and everyone that worked at the hotel was friendly and gracious. Everyone was quick to help and did it cheerfully - from the people that cleaned our rooms or served our food to the Sales Manager. I couldn't have asked for better service. Very personal. You have a wonderful group working at the Benson! They all deserve raises!
(Group coordinator, booked 10 rooms), from US flag
07-Nov-2013 Verified Review, stayed from Sun Nov 03 to Tue Nov 05 2013 at a $149.00 group rate.

Customer Reviews of The Benson Hotel

4.0 out of 5.Based on 1016 guest reviews, Very Good

Property Description

Celebrating its 100th birthday in 2013, the historic Benson Hotel features 287 guestrooms/suites with Tempur-pedic Sleep System beds, Palm Court restaurant/bar and El Gaucho steakhouse (both offering an impressive selection of Northwest wines), 24-hour room service, Les Clefs d’Or USA Concierge, fitness room, business center and event space for up to 400 people. There are a variety of meeting and banquet rooms, ranging from 320 square feet to 5,850 square feet.

Green Sustainability

Guestrooms•Guestroom Bathrobes and Slippers made from biodegradable bamboo, the world’s fastest growing renewable resource•Linen and towel re-use program•Amenity dispenser units •Consumable amenities replaced only as requested by guests•Energy conservation via management of guestroom heat/ air conditioning and lights while unoccupiedFood & Beverage•Emphasis on locally grown, organic, and sustainable ingredients•Partnerships with local farmers, vineyards, and breweries•Custom-made menus catering to vegetarian and vegan diners•Recycling program for produce and food waste, including cooking oil used to power local biodiesel vehicles•Comprehensive Composting ProgramMeetings & Events•Reduction of all disposable products through emphasis on cloth napkins, glassware and silverware•Overall reduction of paper, glass, aluminum items during events•Energy conservation through use of compact fluorescent bulbs and lighting•Customization of sustainable offerings as requestedGeneral•Use of recycled materials for all employee uniformsCommunity Outreach•Donation of unused non-perishable food items to local food banks•Sponsorship and support of local sustainability-focused groups, such as Oregon’s SOLV program and Oregon Food Bank, as well as countless non-profit and charitable events

Details / Other Expenses

Check In:4:00pm
Check Out:12:00pm
Year of Last Renovation:2010
Floors:14
Rooms:287
Corridors:All Rooms Have Interior Hallways
Non Smoking Rooms:287
Handicap Rooms:10
Suites:57
Room Windows:Windows Do Open
Cleaning Frequency:Daily
Meeting Rooms:18 View Spaces
Meeting Space:18000 sq. feet
Banquet Space:Holds 400 people
Dist. to Food/Bars:On-site
Dist. to 24hr Restaurant:0.5 Mi
Dist. to Nearest Gym:On-site
Lounge/Bar Hours:noon to midnight+
Policies / Expenses
Cancellation:
24 hours for individual reservations, group cancellations as per the group contract
Nightly Parking:$31
Typical Group Deposit:varies
Total Taxes:14.50%
Total Misc Fees:$0.00 USD
(mandatory resort fees/taxes)
Occupancy Tax:12.50%
Resort/Hotel Fee: 2.00%
Parking Fee:31.00 Per Night
Porterage Fee: 3.25 Per Item (optional)
Additional Person Fee:15.00 Per Person (additional adults)
Rooms Wireless Internet Fee: 0.00 Per Day
Meeting Wireless Internet Fee:25.00 Per Item
Meeting Wired Internet Fee:25.00 Per Item
Food and Beverage Service Charge:20.00% (on catered F&B only)
Banquet Bartender Fees:25.00 Per Hour (minimum 3 hours)
Avg. Continental Breakfast Cost:18.00 Per Person
Avg. Plated Breakfast Cost:20.00 Per Person
Avg. Buffet Breakfast Cost:32.00 Per Person
Avg. Plated Lunch Cost:27.00 Per Person
Avg. Buffet Lunch Cost:28.00 Per Person
Avg. Boxed Lunch Cost:25.00 Per Person
Avg. Plated Dinner Cost:50.00 Per Person
Avg. Buffet Dinner Cost:60.00 Per Person
Morning Break Cost:10.00 Per Person
Afternoon Break Cost:10.00 Per Person
Banquet Gallon of Coffee:40.00 Per Item
Banquet Soda: 3.75 Per Item
Banquet Bottled Water: 3.75 Per Item

Amenities / Features


Pet Friendly? Yes! Pets are allowed.
$25 per stay


  • Air conditioning
  • Airport Shuttle
  • Alarm clock
  • ATM
  • Baggage storage facilities
  • Breakfast in room
  • Central location
  • Charge for early check out
  • Complimentary newspaper
  • Concierge service
  • Conference facilities
  • Credit card accepted: Mastercard/Visa
  • Credit card accepted: American Express
  • Credit card accepted: Discover
  • Credit card accepted: Diners Club
  • Credit card accepted: JCB
  • Dinner available
  • Electronic key card
  • Elevator
  • Facilities for the disabled
  • Fax available
  • Fitness and health center
  • Garage
  • Hairdryer available
  • Handicap accessible
  • Central heating
  • Ice Maker
  • Internet - wireless
  • Internet is Complimentary
  • Ironing facilities
  • Laundry valet service
  • Licensed bar
  • Mini bar
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • 24 hours opened
  • Office or business center
  • Pets allowed
  • Private bathroom in room
  • Private car parking
  • Radio in room
  • Restaurant
  • Safe in rooms
  • Self controlled heating/cooling system
  • Shower
  • Shows or evening entertainment
  • Tea and coffee making facilities
  • Telephone
  • Telephone in all rooms
  • Television
  • TV - Free Cable
  • TV - Free HBO
  • Travellers cheques accepted
  • Valet Parking
  • Voicemail

Airport & Shuttle Information

Portland International 12 miles away. Taxi $35, Max lightrail $2.50.

Local Shuttle Info: Airport Shuttle is run by Blue Star Aiport Express. Shuttle runs every 30 minutes. One way $14 per person; Round Trip $24 per person.

Airport Shuttle? Yes! There is an airport shuttle.
Previously known as:
Benson Hotel

Seasonality and Projections at The Benson Hotel

Rate fluctuations of The Benson Hotel

The chart above shows fluctuations of prices for both our group prices and the best individual traveler prices our system could find at the time the group/meeting bid was submitted. The best group discount displayed is 84.6% in the month of February 2015 and the highest average individual rate is $1239 in the month of February 2015. This chart will show past seasonality and also project future months. If you are flexible with dates, you may want to consider staying at The Benson Hotel in a month when rates are lower.

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Meeting Rooms and Banquet Rooms at The Benson Hotel

Below are the meeting, banquet, conference and event spaces at The Benson Hotel.

Feel free to use the The Benson Hotel meeting space capacities chart below to help in your event planning. Hotel Planner specializes in Portland event planning for sleeping rooms and meeting space for corporate events, weddings, parties, conventions, negotiated rates and trade shows.

Meeting Room Name L x W x H
(Feet)
Size
(sqft.)
Banquet
5'/6'
Banquet Space Layout
Crescent
Crescent Tables Layout
Classroom
Classroom Meeting Layout
Hollow
Square
Hollow Square Table Layout
U-Shape
U Shape Meeting Layout
Boardroom
Boardroom Meeting Space
Convention
8'/10'
Convention Booth Layout
Theater
Theater Layout
Reception
Reception Desk for Meeting
Regist.
Desk
Registration Desk for Meeting
Mayfair Ballroom78 x 75 x 125850320/400341300140167--37/29600585--
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Mayfair Ballroom

Renovated in September 2007, The Mayfair Ballroom offers state-of-the-art sound and lighting, luxurious axminster carpet, rich wall coverings and new moveable wall to divide the room into two sections, The Mayfair and Kent rooms.
Room Type:
Ballroom
Total Size:
5850 Sq. Feet
Dimensions:
78 x 75 x 12 Ft.
Floor Level:
1
Power Outlets:
25+
Columns:
4
Windows:
0
Natural Light?:
No
Obstructions?
No
Built In Screens?
Yes
Built In Stage?
Yes
Built In A/V?
No
Amenities Available
  • Coffee/Tea Setup
  • Food/Beverage
  • Projection Equip.
  • TV/VCR/DVD
  • WIFI Internet
  • Podium
  • LAN Internet
  • Microphone
  • Teleconferencing
  • White Board
  • Video Conference
  • Flip Chart
  • Air Conditioning
  • Computer Rentals
  • Simultaneous Interpretation
  • Sound System
Half Day Rental:
$4000.00 USD
Full Day Rental:
$8000.00 USD
Evening Rental:
$3000.00 USD
24 Hr. Hold Rental:
$12000.00 USD
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The Crystal Ballroom76 x 28 x 182128144/1601241005161--13/11250250--
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The Crystal Ballroom

This beautiful space was the original dining room of The Benson Hotel repleat with balcony for string quartet. This stunning space also features ten Austrian crystal teardrop chandeliers, axminster carpet and magnificent hand carved design details throughout.
Room Type:
Ballroom
Total Size:
2128 Sq. Feet
Dimensions:
76 x 28 x 18 Ft.
Floor Level:
Ground Level
Power Outlets:
16
Columns:
0
Windows:
3
Natural Light?:
Yes
Obstructions?
No
Built In Screens?
No
Built In Stage?
No
Built In A/V?
Yes
Amenities Available
  • Coffee/Tea Setup
  • Food/Beverage
  • Projection Equip.
  • TV/VCR/DVD
  • WIFI Internet
  • Podium
  • LAN Internet
  • Microphone
  • Teleconferencing
  • White Board
  • Video Conference
  • Flip Chart
  • Air Conditioning
  • Computer Rentals
  • Simultaneous Interpretation
  • Sound System
Half Day Rental:
$3000.00 USD
Full Day Rental:
$5500.00 USD
Evening Rental:
$3000.00 USD
24 Hr. Hold Rental:
$8500.00 USD
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Cambridge/Oxford58 x 18 x 11104480/10061602530----/--120120--
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Cambridge/Oxford

Room Type:
General Meeting Room
Total Size:
1044 Sq. Feet
Dimensions:
58 x 18 x 11 Ft.
Floor Level:
2
Power Outlets:
12
Columns:
0
Windows:
8
Natural Light?:
Yes
Obstructions?
No
Built In Screens?
No
Built In Stage?
No
Built In A/V?
Yes
Amenities Available
  • Coffee/Tea Setup
  • Food/Beverage
  • Projection Equip.
  • TV/VCR/DVD
  • WIFI Internet
  • Podium
  • LAN Internet
  • Microphone
  • Teleconferencing
  • White Board
  • Video Conference
  • Flip Chart
  • Air Conditioning
  • Computer Rentals
  • Simultaneous Interpretation
  • Sound System
Half Day Rental:
$500.00 USD
Full Day Rental:
$1000.00 USD
Evening Rental:
$2000.00 USD
24 Hr. Hold Rental:
$1500.00 USD
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Windsor43 x 15 x 1164540/503830151815--/--6065--
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Windsor

Room Type:
General Meeting Room
Total Size:
645 Sq. Feet
Dimensions:
43 x 15 x 11 Ft.
Floor Level:
2
Power Outlets:
10
Columns:
0
Windows:
3
Natural Light?:
Yes
Obstructions?
No
Built In Screens?
No
Built In Stage?
No
Built In A/V?
Yes
Amenities Available
  • Coffee/Tea Setup
  • Food/Beverage
  • Projection Equip.
  • TV/VCR/DVD
  • WIFI Internet
  • Podium
  • LAN Internet
  • Microphone
  • Teleconferencing
  • White Board
  • Video Conference
  • Flip Chart
  • Air Conditioning
  • Computer Rentals
  • Simultaneous Interpretation
  • Sound System
Half Day Rental:
$300.00 USD
Full Day Rental:
$500.00 USD
Evening Rental:
$1000.00 USD
24 Hr. Hold Rental:
$750.00 USD
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Brighton36 x 17 x 1161232/402830151815--/--5060--
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Brighton

Room Type:
General Meeting Room
Total Size:
612 Sq. Feet
Dimensions:
36 x 17 x 11 Ft.
Floor Level:
2
Power Outlets:
10
Columns:
0
Windows:
6
Natural Light?:
Yes
Obstructions?
No
Built In Screens?
No
Built In Stage?
No
Amenities Available
  • Coffee/Tea Setup
  • Food/Beverage
  • Projection Equip.
  • TV/VCR/DVD
  • WIFI Internet
  • Podium
  • LAN Internet
  • Microphone
  • Teleconferencing
  • White Board
  • Video Conference
  • Flip Chart
  • Air Conditioning
  • Computer Rentals
  • Simultaneous Interpretation
  • Sound System
Half Day Rental:
$300.00 USD
Full Day Rental:
$500.00 USD
Evening Rental:
$1000.00 USD
24 Hr. Hold Rental:
$750.00 USD
Parliament69 x 24 x 8165680/1007060404740--/--120140--
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Parliament

Room Type:
General Meeting Room
Total Size:
1656 Sq. Feet
Dimensions:
69 x 24 x 8 Ft.
Floor Level:
1 Below Ground
Power Outlets:
16
Columns:
0
Windows:
0
Natural Light?:
No
Obstructions?
No
Built In Screens?
No
Built In Stage?
No
Built In A/V?
Yes
Amenities Available
  • Coffee/Tea Setup
  • Food/Beverage
  • Projection Equip.
  • TV/VCR/DVD
  • WIFI Internet
  • Podium
  • LAN Internet
  • Microphone
  • Teleconferencing
  • White Board
  • Video Conference
  • Flip Chart
  • Air Conditioning
  • Computer Rentals
  • Simultaneous Interpretation
  • Sound System
Half Day Rental:
$500.00 USD
Full Day Rental:
$750.00 USD
Evening Rental:
$2000.00 USD
24 Hr. Hold Rental:
$1250.00 USD
Regency Boardroom36 x 18 x 10648--/----------20--/--------
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Regency Boardroom

Room Type:
Boardroom
Total Size:
648 Sq. Feet
Dimensions:
36 x 18 x 10 Ft.
Floor Level:
2
Power Outlets:
10
Columns:
0
Windows:
4
Natural Light?:
Yes
Obstructions?
No
Built In Screens?
No
Built In Stage?
No
Built In A/V?
Yes
Amenities Available
  • Coffee/Tea Setup
  • Food/Beverage
  • Projection Equip.
  • TV/VCR/DVD
  • WIFI Internet
  • Podium
  • LAN Internet
  • Microphone
  • Teleconferencing
  • White Board
  • Video Conference
  • Flip Chart
  • Air Conditioning
  • Computer Rentals
  • Simultaneous Interpretation
  • Sound System
Half Day Rental:
$300.00 USD
Full Day Rental:
$500.00 USD
Evening Rental:
$800.00 USD
24 Hr. Hold Rental:
$750.00 USD
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