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The Benson Hotel

309 S.W. Broadway, Portland, OR 97205
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The Benson Hotel is located in the neighborhood of Chinatown in Portland . They can be reached by calling (503) 228-2000 or going to their website . The Benson Hotel is ranked #10 on Mojopages for French Restaurant. The Benson Hotel has a total of 32 reviews, 20 positive reviews and 6 negative reviews.
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tommymc59

tommymc59

Friday, October 30, 2009
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Overrated, Overpriced
I recently had out-of-town visitors - as my loft is too small to accommodate them, I reserved two rooms at the Benson Hotel for them to stay in. These are dear friends of mine and I wanted them close to me and I wanted them to be pampered.
Regretfully, I made the reservation based on the Benson's reputation and their impressive lobby. I really should have done more research.
My friends did not really complain, but, when I went to viist them, I was appauled by the size of the room - it was just large enough to fit the bed. We couldn't really visit there and went down to the lobby which had plenty of room.
Several times, we asked to have some service there and felt we were treated poorly because we were dressed somewhat casually.

While I really enjoyed the visit from my friends, I definitely will consider another hotel in the future.

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Pros: Nice lobby and location
Cons: Small rooms, stuffy service, poor value
Recommended: Yes
pdxgregory

pdxgregory

Tuesday, September 29, 2009
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the benson is a dump
this hotel is a dump my recomendation stay at another hotel for your own sake
this hotel is a 2 star hotel maybe 3 star on a good day if if your lucky
looking for a 4 star hotel? then this is not your place
if looking for a 2 or 3 star hotel then maybe you will be ok with the place however the service is lame and the doe eyed desk people are of little to no help and the rooms have a noxious chemical smell so i dont recomend taking a room service meal i did and it made the food taste like insecticide or cleaning chemicals im not sure which
old crt tv poor picture old lumpy mishapen pillows faded bed cloths devoid of color dinge ripped curtains really poor room anyway i suggest you just keep looking for a good experience when visiting portland
good luck !

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Pros: nice lobby
Cons: filthy hotel dirty rooms terrible service
Recommended: Yes
Timbersfan

Timbersfan

Monday, June 8, 2009
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Brunch Perfections
I've never been to a better brunch, including the Hilton in SF that was supposed to be the best. Large selection of seafood, outstanding Eggs Benedict, best waffle syrup I've ever tasted, endless champagne and orange juice, and their creamed potatoes are to die for. Pace yourself!!

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Pros: Huge Selection, Attentive Wait Staff, Elegant
Cons: Not Hungry for a Week
Recommended: Yes
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Tuesday, January 6, 2009
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Its ok! by Desirae Y. at InsiderPages
Faded 'grande dame' - needs a rooms and dining room remodel! Concierge as excellent! nice evening wine tasting. rooms are a little on the noisey side.

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Recommended: Yes
ambrtd1234

ambrtd1234

Thursday, December 25, 2008
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Horrible service for Christmas Dinner
We had family in town for Christmas and were so excited to bring them to the Benson for Christmas dinner. We heard the Jazz piano player was wonderful (which she was) and the holiday decorations were beautiful (which they were). Sadly the service was horrible and the food less than mediocre. We had made reservations in advance for dinner in the lounge. We sat down wondering if we were in the wrong place and inquired with our server. We explained we were there for Christmas dinner. For some reason she was immediately rude and did not want to share a wine/beer/drink menu. In addition she did not want to be bothered explaining the set 'Christmas Dinner' with us. So, while we were figuring out the menu for ourselves we asked for bread. She said she could not bring bread unless we ordered food first. (I could not believe this since we had already ordered and were served drinks, and we were obviously ordering dinner) We ordered soup, salad and entrees. Everything came at once. The crab salad was good as was the corn chowder. However, the prime rib (for $50) was not good. It was dry...like it had been sitting under a heat lamp for hours.. Huge waste of money! Still, the most disheartening part of the whole experience was not the food, but the waitress. She was beyond rude. She totally ignored our table. We could barely even get her to give us the time for our check. Too bad for her and The Benson, because it was Christmas and we were more than ready for spend a few more dollars on drinks and dessert. We finally got our check and had to request someone else process it as she continued to ignore us. Without a word we left a 10% tip and walked out the door. I have heard great things about The Benson, and I know it has a wonderful history in Portland. Unfortunately, I will not eat there again nor would I recommend any family or friends to eat there. I know it was only one experience...but come on, it was Christmas.

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Recommended: Yes
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Secondary Number: (503) 278-323,
Primary Phone: (503) 228-2000