The venerable Benson Hotel, currently listed on the National Register of Historic Places, is a Portland landmark, and a timeless tribute to its founder and designer. Carefully nurtured for eight decades, the stately hotel retains the opulence for which it is world-famous. A.E. Doyle's architectural talent reflective of a golden era combined with Simon Benson's tenacity, business savvy and impeccable taste, live on as the foundation of The Benson Hotel, an American classic. Some things never go out of style. (0408/KC)
The hotel is located in the heart of downtown Portland, convenient to sightseeing, shopping, the Pearl District, Performing Arts Center and museums.
This is a Historic hotel, built in 1912 by local lumber baron Simon Benson. Glazed terra cotta and brick exterior, arched lobby windows and French mansard roof with dormers.
The lobby is adorned with Circassian walnut paneling and pillars from imperial Russia, Austrian crystal chandeliers and Italian marble staircase. Complimentary cookies,tea each afternoon by the fireplace. Live jazz Tuesday to Saturday.