The Benson Hotel, a Coast Hotel

AAA Inspector Rating
8.7
Excellent
300 Guest Ratings
309 SW Broadway
Portland, OR 97205- Map It
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AAA Inspector Rating Details (scale 1-5)
3.7
Overall
Room3.5
Bath3.5
Public Areas4.0
AAA Inspector Notes
This landmark hotel in the heart of the city offers many upscale appointments. Most guest rooms have Swedish memory-foam mattresses and a few have custom-made 8-foot king-size beds. Ornate, molded-plaster ceilings, Austrian crystal chandeliers, Italian marble floors and Circassian walnut woodwork from the Imperial forests of Russia are among the standout decorative elements of this 1812 hotel. Smoke free premises. 287 units. 14 stories, interior corridors.

Amenities & Services

WiFi
Swimming Pool
Pets Allowed
Fitness Center
ECO Friendly
Electric Charging
Accessible
Business Center
Type
Historic Hotel
Location
At SW Broadway and Oak St. 309 SW Broadway 97205. Station: SW 6th Ave/College St.
Parking
valet only.
Dining & Entertainment
El Gaucho, see separate listing, full bar, entertainment.
Business Services
Available on premises
Room Amenities
coffeemakers, wireless Internet, safes. Some: refrigerators, microwaves.
Sports & Recreation
exercise room.
Guest Services
valet laundry, room service.
Terms
check-in 4 pm, 3 day cancellation notice-fee imposed, pet friendly (call for restrictions/fees.).

Guest Ratings

OVERALL GUEST SCORE
Excellent
Based on Ratings from 300 guests
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10.0
Anonymous
Exceptional
07-21-2017
Pros: Super staff wine reception. Nice lobby.
Cons: Yÿ
6.0
Anonymous
Pleasant
07-21-2017
Pros: perfect location in a beautiful, historic buildingbeds comfortable - tempurpedic-like toppers for a firm, comfortable restknowledgeble, friendly concierge staff & bellmennice toiletries (Gilchrist & Soames) in both pump style in shower + mini bottles
Cons: 1) lobby was overtaken by a trade show set up so no way for regular guests to enjoy the beauty of the space/archtecture or sit and chat/relax, etc. 2) shower wall was covered with someone's (not mine) long black hair - a huge amount of hair!! gross!!
10.0
Anonymous
Exceptional
07-21-2017
Great staff.
Pros: The location was incredible. Withing walking distance of Voodoo Doughnuts, Powell Books, Providence Park, etc.
Cons: Hotel alarms ringing in the early morning.
5.0
Anonymous
Fair
07-21-2017
Pros:
Cons: The woman at the front desk said $35 to park or you can try street parking (plugging the meter every 3 hours) or paid lots that are $20.We went with the hotel parking. When we left for dinner we noticed a paid lot just down street for $5!! Not happy!
9.0
Anonymous
Wonderful
07-21-2017
Pros: Such a spectacular space and location, fast internet, every need attended to (I especially like the low-cost items in the honor bar).
Cons: They were unable to check me in early (7am), felt like a policy decision and not a case of being fully booked. Not the biggest deal, but was looking for a more private space for an important call.
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