Blending modern amenities like Tempur-Pedic mattresses and free high-speed internet with step-back-in-time elegance the Benson Hotel a Coast Hotel charms our guests. Since opening its doors in 1913 this 14-story non-smoking hotel with 287 rooms has welcomed the likes of Hollywood celebs top CEOs and U.S. presidents. Famous or not guests are impressed with the craftsmanship of the ornate lobby with Italian marble floors Austrian crystal chandeliers and Circassian walnut from imperial Russian forests. European elegance extends into the rooms with ample natural light windows that open organic bamboo robes and slippers an umbrella for those drizzly Portland days luxurious bedding and free wired internet. The hotel also has two restaurants a 24-hour gym and business center and a bend-over-backwards concierge. Valet parking is available for an additional daily fee with in and out privileges. Pets are welcome for an additional fee. The hotel is in the center of Portland within easy walking distance of countless restaurants theaters museums and entertainment. The trendy Pearl District is about a seven-minute stroll away Powell's Books is a five-minute walk and department store shopping is four blocks from the hotel. Attractions such as the Oregon Zoo the Museum of Science and Industry the Rose Garden and the Japanese Garden are easily accessible by MAX light rail two blocks from the hotel. It's a 12-mile ride to Portland International Airport. our guests find a "wonderful historic and beautifully preserved Portland hotel" when they come to The Benson where the "friendly staff" "old-world charm" and "amazing location" are among its much-appreciated features.