We came into Portland to see my cousin and his band and wanted to find a hotel within walking distance of the jazz club. Came across the Benson on Expedia and although it was a busy weekend, we were able to acquire a room. We were pleasantly surprised. We began our stay with wine tasting in the lobby - which was exactly what we needed following the drive from Seattle. The bed was very comfortable and we slept like rocks! Although the bathroom was a little small, the shower was great and did the trick.
Would highly recommend this hotel and we will definitely be back!
My kids will never want to go anywhere else in Portland to stay after the warm reception with a stuffed animal gift. They certainly don't need another stuffed animal but it made them feel special and excited to be there. The location was great for us as we prefer to park the car and walk. We walked to a nice dinner at Rogue Brew pub.
I have always wanted to stay at the Heathman, and was excited to give it a try. It is a nice hotel with charming rooms. The staff is not of the quality one would expect at a 4star or better hotel. I would say they were unresponsive but that would not be totally fair. I could not find anyone to ask a question of. No one answered the phone, and on two occasions, one in the evening and another at check out there was no one at the front desk. I waited for about 5 min and then left.
The internet connection was bad. They gave me the password and there was more to it to connect, could not figure it out and could not find any assistance.
West of the Willamette River, downtown offers a celebrated skyline, walkable streets, and a lively arts scene. Visitors shop tax-free at Powell’s Books and Portland Saturday Market, a craft lover’s paradise. Area festivals include Cinco de Mayo and the Oregon Brewer’s Festival. The Oregon Zoo, the swank Pearl District, and the inviting Pioneer Courthouse Square are other noteworthy attractions.
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