The Benson Hotel

309 SW Broadway,Portland, OR 97205 United States (USA)
View Map Reservations: 1-800-760-7718
4 Star Downtown Hotel in Multnomah County
45.521853-122.67842

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Local Attractions

Powell's City of Books, VooDoo Doughnuts, Lan Su Chinese Garden, Portland Art Museum, The Pearl District, Pioneer Square, Waterfront Park andWillamette River.

Our Hotel Planner Expert Reviews of The Benson Hotel

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"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:
"Beautiful Classic Hotel"
Overall Score5.0/ 5
We loved our stay at The Benson. The staff are extremely courteous and helpful. Our room was well appointed with everything we needed for a comfortable stay. The location is convenient and within walking distance of shopping, restaurants and theaters.
(Individual traveler, booked 1 room), from US flag
12-Dec-2019 Verified Review, stayed from Tue Dec 10 to Wed Dec 11 2019 at a $84.87 average nightly rate.
4.5 out of 5. Based on 3124 guest reviews

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: 2012
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: 7 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: $40
Typical Group Deposit: varies
Total Taxes: 15.30%
Total Misc Fees: $25.00 USD
(mandatory resort fees/taxes)
Occupancy Tax: 13.30%
Resort/Hotel Fee: 25.00 Per Night
Parking Fee: 42.00 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
  • Express Check-Out
  • Facilities for the disabled
  • Fax available
  • Fitness and health center
  • Garage
  • Hairdryer available
  • Handicap accessible
  • Central heating
  • Ice Maker
  • Internet - wireless
  • Free WiFi Internet
  • 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
  • Spa
  • Tea and coffee making facilities
  • Telephone
  • Telephone in all rooms
  • Television
  • TV - Free Cable
  • TV Channel: HBO
  • Travellers cheques accepted
  • Valet Parking
  • Voicemail

Airport & Shuttle Information

Portland International- 12 miles away. Taxi $47, Max light rail $2.50.

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

Internet / WiFI

Complimentary wi-fi access (basic level) in all guest rooms and suites, as well as public spaces. Premium level wi-fi service available for a nominal fee.

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 19.9% in the month of January 2019 and the highest average individual rate is $253 in the month of May 2019. 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 Ballroom 78 x 75 x 12 5850320/400341300140167--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. Mi
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
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The Crystal Ballroom 76 x 28 x 18 2128144/1601241005161--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. Mi
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
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Cambridge/Oxford 58 x 18 x 11 104480/10061602530----/--120120--
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Cambridge/Oxford

Room Type:
General Meeting Room
Total Size:
1044 Sq. Mi
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
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Windsor 43 x 15 x 11 64540/503830151815--/--6065--
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Windsor

Room Type:
General Meeting Room
Total Size:
645 Sq. Mi
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
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Brighton 36 x 17 x 11 61232/402830151815--/--5060--
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Brighton

Room Type:
General Meeting Room
Total Size:
612 Sq. Mi
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
Parliament 69 x 24 x 8 165680/1007060404740--/--120140--
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Parliament

Room Type:
General Meeting Room
Total Size:
1656 Sq. Mi
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
Regency Boardroom 36 x 18 x 10 648--/----------20--/--------
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Regency Boardroom

Room Type:
Boardroom
Total Size:
648 Sq. Mi
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
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FAQs about The Benson Hotel

What time is check in?

Check in time is 4:00pm based on the hotel's local time. Early check in may be available if requested at the front desk on the day of check-in.

What time is check out?

Check out time is 12:00pm based on the hotel's local time. Late check out may be available if requested at the front desk during your stay.

How many rooms does The Benson Hotel have?

There are 287 sleeping rooms in the hotel.

Is there any meeting space at The Benson Hotel?

Yes, they have 7 meeting rooms that can support various table layouts.

How much does internet cost?

Complimentary wi-fi access (basic level) in all guest rooms and suites, as well as public spaces. Premium level wi-fi service available for a nominal fee.

Is there a gym at The Benson Hotel?

Yes, there is a gym/fitness area available on-site at the property.

Is there room service at The Benson Hotel?

Yes. Enjoyed fabulous room service. Room service is perfect. The majority of guests were happy with the room service.

Is there valet service?

Yes. Great valet service. Almost all guests were impressed by the valet service.

Is there shopping nearby?

Yes. Great shopping and nice reception. Close to restaurants, bars and shopping areas. Great shopping. Almost all guests liked the proximity to shopping.

Are there good dining options at The Benson Hotel?

Great dining experience. Most guests loved the dining experience.

Is there a WiFi internet?

Yes. Free Wifi.

Is there a bar?

Yes. Good bar service. Lovely bar service, according to 100%.

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