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The Benson Portland, Curio Collection by Hilton

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309 SW Broadway, Portland, OR 97205
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#3 of 160 hotels in Portland
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The Benson Hotel, in the heart of downtown Portland, is the city's only premier hotel that unites the charm and civility of the old world with the elegance of contemporary design and mindful service. In homage to the hotel's namesake Simon Benson, guests are invited to experience legendary service, European design, 5-star dining and an acclaimed lobby bar. The Benson seeks to cultivate the best in all of us. The Benson Hotel is a short walk to the Pearl District, waterfront park, and countless shops, bars, and restaurants. Pioneer Courthouse Square and Powell's Books are a five-minute walk from our doors. Our hotel is pet-friendly and features a 24-hour fitness center and over 13,500 sq. ft. of event and meeting space.
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Valet parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Bar / lounge
Children's television networks
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Taxi service
Business Centre with Internet Access
Paid private parking on-site
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Restaurant
Breakfast available
Complimentary Instant Coffee
Complimentary tea
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Conference facilities
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Photo copier / fax In business centre
24-hour security
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Non-smoking hotel
ATM on site
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24-hour front desk
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Allergy-free room
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Bob S wrote a review Yesterday
Portland, Oregon
My wife and I had the pleasure of an overnight stay November 30th at the Benson Hotel in Portland, Oregon. The staff greeted and took care of our every whim; Det handled our car and luggage – Kathryn and Bobby kept us well fed. The Front Desk assigned us a beautiful deluxe corner room with a comfy king size bed. Our dinner of shrimp scampi in the Palm Court was delicious If you are visiting Portland, Oregon this season, you must see the Benson Hotel’s lobby where countless poinsettias are on display all over the lobby and mezzanine, plus a giant decorated Christmas tree. Sparkle is everywhere and that sets the scene for the Gingerbread reveal display that is scheduled thru December 30. This year’s theme features Multnomah Falls and the Lodge. The mood was very festive that evening with an excellent duo playing holiday music. The Benson is our hotel of choice whenever we stay overnight in Portland.
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Date of stay: November 2022
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Francesca W wrote a review Jul 2021
Novato, California44 contributions24 helpful votes
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We selected The Benson for our getaway, as we were able to use timeshare points through RCI. Although downtown Portland is definitely still struggling to recover from the past year plus of pandemic and social unrest, the staff at The Benson are definitely maintaining the welcoming atmosphere and level of service Mr. Simon Benson would have expected. This beautiful building is a site to behold, and has many lovely touches to be enjoyed, including the "Historic Stairwell" that was fun to visit. The Palm Court Restaurant was not yet open, but Linda provided us with our satisfactory Grab & Go breakfast each morning, and there's a great kiosk across the street, Oak Street Coffee, if you want a latte or other espresso beverage rather than brewed coffee in the lobby. Many places to visit are within walking distance, including Powell's City of Books, Stumptown Coffee Roasters and the waterfront. Portland also has a pretty nice public transit system, which includes light rail that will transport you between airport and hotel for $2.50 - just keep in mind it's about a 45-minute ride.
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Date of stay: July 2021
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Response from George Schweitzer, General Manager at The Benson Portland, Curio Collection by Hilton
Responded 16 Jul 2021
Dear Francesca, We are honored you chose to stay at The Benson. Thanks for sharing your experience with others on Tripadvisor. We are glad you enjoyed your stay and got a chance to visit our "Historic Stairwell". It is also nice to hear you appreciated the Grab & Go breakfasts Linda provided. She will be pleased to hear your comments. Hopefully we'll get a chance to see you again in the future. In the meantime, we wish you good health and safe travels. Sincerely, George Schweitzer
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John K wrote a review 1 Dec
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Spent the night in an amazing suit the room was flawless. The designer was so creative in this renno of a historic hotel. The Benson has people who have been there over 40 years and clearly take pride in making your stay a really excellent experience. Everyone was so friendly. We will definitely be back!
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Date of stay: November 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Breana Guaderrama, Guest Services / Front Office at The Benson Portland, Curio Collection by Hilton
Responded yesterday
Thank you for your kind review and rating regarding your recent stay at The Benson. We are honored you chose to stay with us! We pride ourselves on our friendly and accommodating staff, so we will definitely share your kind words with all of our team so they each receive the recognition they deserve. Our goal is always to not only meet, but to exceed a guest's expectations, so to learn that we have created a memorable stay for you, is extremely gratifying. We thank you for your review and your loyalty! We look forward to your return visit. In the meantime, we wish you good health and safe travels! Kindest regards, Breana Assistant Front Office Manager
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Amanda P wrote a review Nov 2022
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In all honesty, I was a bit nervous to stay downtown in Portland for a Conference we had for work. But in the end, it turns out this was one of the BEST decisions we ever made. The hotel was always clean with tons of history within. It was built in 1912 but the rooms are so updated and modern you wouldn't even notice. The lobby is grand and inviting, the staff is incredibly friendly and attentive. The hotel restaurant had amazing food. Hello to John and Bobby! They were some of the best waiters we could have asked for. They single handedly made us feel like welcomed, old friends and their stories have become apart of my experience as well. The HOTEL ROOM! Wow. It was amazing. I had an upgrade for my hotel room to a suite and the view was still stunning. The bed was incredibly comfortable and clean. The bathroom is not large, maybe some would say small, but for me, it was perfect. For food, there is an amazing pizza place just three blocks down (across the street from the sports bar, go left three blocks) and it's next to Powell's famous bookstore. I only learned of this amazing location the last day so we didn't get to do. Don't miss your chance to check it out! I felt very safe walking during the day, even with the location having a few homeless around if you venture too far passed the sports bar. If you're staying at the hotel for the Convention Center, get an Uber. Don't try to walk it or use the metro. Uber pickups during the day weren't badly priced at all. Overall, it was a great stay and I wouldn't want to stay anymore else when I do go back. You won't regret staying here either! PS - Don't forget to check out their stairwell museum if you can. It made me appreciate The Benson even more with its rich history right there at your fingertips.
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Date of stay: October 2022
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Response from Linda Zakrzewski, Revenue Management at The Benson Portland, Curio Collection by Hilton
Responded 3 days ago
Dear WaywardTexan26, Thank you for taking the time to provide your kind review of your recent stay with us! We are pleased to know that you enjoyed the hotel and were able to get time to explore Portland. That is great that you were able to visit our Historic Stairwell and hopefully you were able to see some of Portland's landmarks while you were out and about in the city. Thank you for your kind words about John and Bobby, we will be sure to pass along your words to them they will be thrilled! We are grateful that you chose to stay with us during your conference, hopefully we will get the opportunity to welcome you back! Kindest Regards, Linda Zakrzewski
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Dot R wrote a review Nov 2022
The Benson is a gracious old hotel situated in downtown Portland. Location makes access to downtown venues convenient. Our waiter Bobby made our experience special. Bobby was very gracious, knowledgeable informative and friendly. We definitely understand why he is a valued employee. Valet parking can be a problem. A two hour valet park was billed as the overnight rate of $49 per night rather than the nine dollar hourly rate as advertised. Our room was not fully stocked upon arrival. However, after requested housekeeping services half way through our 7 day stay, we had to follow up twice in order to receive service. However, the manager graciously handled our request upon learning of the problem. Overall a very nice hotel to visit.
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Date of stay: November 2022
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Response from Linda Zakrzewski, Revenue Management at The Benson Portland, Curio Collection by Hilton
Responded 5 days ago
Dear Dot R, Thank you for taking the time to provide your feedback and kind review of your recent stay with us. We are pleased to know that you enjoyed the location of the hotel and the service provided by Bobby, we will be sure to pass along your kind words to him, he will be thrilled! We are grateful that the manager was able to quickly resolve the lack of follow through with our housekeeping team. We hope that we were able to adjust the valet parking charge, if not please reach out to me directly at the hotel and we can ensure you have the proper billing. Please know we are grateful that you chose to stay with us during your first visit to Portland, and we hope we get the opportunity to welcome you back! Safe Travels! Linda Zakrzewski Revenue Manager
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Stephanie O wrote a review Nov 2022
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Loved our leisurely breakfast in the Benson. Service was wonderful, especially Bobby. Hotel ambience is of a more gilded era. Staff was most helpful. Room was spacious and comfortable. Loved the location. Easy walk to waterfront, market, and downtown locations. Loved our stay here.
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Date of stay: November 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Linda Zakrzewski, Revenue Management at The Benson Portland, Curio Collection by Hilton
Responded 6 days ago
Dear Stehpanie O, Thank you for taking the time to provide your kind review of your recent stay with us. We are pleased to know that you enjoyed your stay and the service provided by Bobby during breakfast. We will be sure to pass along your kind words to him, he will be pleased. We are grateful that you chose to stay with us during your recent visit to Portland, and we hope we get the opportunity to welcome you back! Kindest Regards, Linda Zakrzewski
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907blaked wrote a review Nov 2022
Tampa, Florida1323 contributions391 helpful votes
Our family of 5 really enjoyed our stay here in November 2022. The hotel itself is beautiful and well-located (walkable) near the Pearl District, Powell's bookstore, and lots of restaurants and shopping. The building is charming and has fantastic architecture. The staff was incredibly friendly and helpful, particularly the wait staff in the restaurant, and particularly our morning server, Bobby. All of the servers in the restaurant went out of their way to make us feel welcome. Many of the staff have worked there for literally decades. The check-in process was easy. The rooms were very clean and had everything we needed. Valet was easy to use. Would definitely recommend this hotel if you're staying in Portland.
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Date of stay: November 2022
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Response from Linda Zakrzewski, Revenue Management at The Benson Portland, Curio Collection by Hilton
Responded 1 week ago
Dear 907blaked, We appreciate you for taking the time to provide your kind review of your recent stay. We are pleased to know that you and your family enjoyed the hotel and the proximity to the local shopping and restaurants that Portland has to offer. We hope you had the chance to visit our Historic Stairwell as that offers more history of the hotel as well as the city. We will be sure to pass along your kind words to our restaurant staff and Bobby, they will be thrilled! We are grateful that you chose to stay with us while on your recent trip to Portland, and we hope we get the opportunity to welcome you and your family back! Safe Travels, Linda Zakrzewski
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mkj1980 wrote a review Nov 2022
Little Rock, Arkansas28 contributions54 helpful votes
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Was really impressed with the staff and the overall upkeep of the hotel. The lobby, bar, restaurant area was really nice. So many old hotels need renovation in the worse way, not the Benson. Rooms are dark, safe and quiet. Will go back next time in Portland.
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Date of stay: November 2022
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Response from Breana Guaderrama, Guest Services / Front Office at The Benson Portland, Curio Collection by Hilton
Responded 2 weeks ago
Thank you for your kind review and rating regarding your recent stay at The Benson. We are honored you chose to stay with us! We are very proud of our legacy and have worked diligently over the years to maintain the beauty and historic ambiance of The Benson, while still providing the modern touches that our guests have requested during their visits. Our friendly and accommodating staff are the cornerstone of our success and we are pleased to hear that you experienced just that. Thank you once again for choosing The Benson, we look forward to your return visit! In the meantime, we wish you good health and safe travels! Kindest regards, Breana Assistant Front Office Manager
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Mollysmom0429 wrote a review Nov 2022
Sherman Oaks, CA76 contributions2 helpful votes
I was here visiting my daughter at college and checked into the charming Benson Hotel with it's lovely turn of the (20th) century lobby. Just gorgeous. The room was clean, bed super comfy and staff was excellent. On initial check-in, I found the view to be just awful, looking out on the rooftop next door with all its industrial equipment. When I complained, the desk clerk immediately moved me and upgraded me into an accessible room that was much larger with a much better view. My one complaint is that the TV offered no movie channels at all, even for pay. I was a single woman traveling alone and really didn't want to pass my time sitting in the bar or lobby so this was a drawback. One evening I chose to dine in the hotel by myself and went to the lobby restaurant. The servers really took excellent care of me, were very personable and friendly. Many of them had worked there for decades and really took pride in their work. Vic, the bell captain, was also very helpful and kind. I can't say enough about the terrific staff.
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Date of stay: November 2022Trip type: Travelled on business
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Response from Linda Zakrzewski, Revenue Management at The Benson Portland, Curio Collection by Hilton
Responded 2 weeks ago
Dear Mollysmom0429, Thank you for taking the time to provide your kind review of your recent stay with us. We are pleased to hear that the front desk was able to accommodate a better view so you could enjoy your stay more. It is wonderful to know that you were able to enjoy the restaurant, and the service our team provided. We will make sure to pass along your kind words to them and to Vid, they will be thrilled. We are grateful that you choose to stay with us during your visit to Portland, and we hope we get the opportunity to welcome you back! In the meantime, Safe travels! Kindest Regards, Linda
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Riki D wrote a review Nov 2022
I absolutely adore this hotel, the entire staff gave us amazing service. The Penthouse is great and I would recommend PH 4! If you are looking for good food you won't need to leave as they have breakfast, lunch, and dinner room service or dining downstairs. If you decide to book here ask for John Louie he will take care of you!! Best service ever! Thanks John and entire Benson staff for giving us a great experience:)
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Date of stay: November 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Linda Zakrzewski, Revenue Management at The Benson Portland, Curio Collection by Hilton
Responded 3 weeks ago
Dear 527rikid, Thank you for your kind review and rating of your recent stay with us. Penthouse 4 sure does offer one of the best views in Portland. We are pleased to hear that you enjoyed your stay and the service provided by John Louie, We will pass along your kind words to him, he will be thrilled. We are grateful that you chose to stay with us during your recent visit to Portland, and we hope we get the opportunity to welcome you back! Kindest Regards, Linda
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US$156 - US$197 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
FORMERLY KNOWN AS
The Benson, a Coast Hotel
LOCATION
United StatesOregonPortlandDowntown
NUMBER OF ROOMS
287
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Benson Portland, Curio Collection by Hilton
Which popular attractions are close to The Benson Portland, Curio Collection by Hilton?
Nearby attractions include Powell's City of Books (0.3 km), Portland Center Stage at The Armory (0.4 km), and Living Room Theater (0.3 km).
What are some of the property amenities at The Benson Portland, Curio Collection by Hilton?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
Which room amenities are available at The Benson Portland, Curio Collection by Hilton?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a desk.
What food & drink options are available at The Benson Portland, Curio Collection by Hilton?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at The Benson Portland, Curio Collection by Hilton?
Yes, a parking garage, paid private parking on-site, and paid private parking nearby are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to The Benson Portland, Curio Collection by Hilton?
Conveniently located restaurants include Mucca Osteria, Mother's Bistro & Bar, and Cheryl's on12th.
Are there opportunities to exercise at The Benson Portland, Curio Collection by Hilton?
Yes, guests have access to a fitness centre during their stay.
Is The Benson Portland, Curio Collection by Hilton 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 Portland, Curio Collection by Hilton?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Are pets allowed at The Benson Portland, Curio Collection by Hilton?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Does The Benson Portland, Curio Collection by Hilton offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers a business centre, meeting rooms, and a banquet room.