The Benson

The Benson

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Iconic historic hotel in the heart of Portland

Experience old-world charm at the historic Benson Hotel, situated at the heart of Portland’s downtown sector. Built in 1912 with the aim of being one of the world’s most luxurious hotels, The Benson continues to offer a sumptuous stay, enhanced by technological benefits from the 21st century. An upscale exercise room, a great signature dining experience and a location moments from O’Bryant Square ensures that this is a prime option for your Portland break.

  • Stay active at the on-site fitness centre
  • Dine in style at The Palm Court
  • Historic hotel built in 1912
  • Experience a prime location moments from attractions

Hotel Features

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  • 287 rooms
  • Minimum age: 21

Board Basis Options

  • Room Only
Location Highlights

The Benson

2327 Reviews 80% of travellers recommended this hotel

Traveller ratings

  • Excellent 1236
  • Very Good 695
  • Average 237
  • Poor 104
  • Terrible 55

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Jan 22, 2018

Portland Benson


I would not arrive before or around 7am - there was no valet (we waiting 15 min)we had to park a block away and haul a lot of luggage in the pouring rain, also there was no one in concierge to check our luggage with. At 7:15am the employee came strolling in with a Starbucks and when we asked where our conference was he said that he had just got there and hadn't looked yet. His shift started at 7am- we were late for our conference. The elevators are so slow that you should request a lower floor and plan on using the stairs. When I told the front desk that we had waited 10 and still not elevator she said it must be a buy day. it didn't look like they were all running. We went to relax after our conference because we had an awards banquet later that night but the protestors were so loud screaming obscenities for 35 minutes it was impossible to rest. That wasn't the hotels fault though and neither were was the trash and needles in the back side street of the hotel. Other than that the staff was great, the food was great and the housekeeping department was great!
Jan 22, 2018

Great hotel with some challenges

This hotel was fantastic for a business conference. Being historical property, this building had a few challenges during our stay, but made up for it in other areas. I would recommend it and will stay there again.
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