Until teleportation technology advances to the point at which entire houses can be beamed without tampering with the DNA of chimneys or turning the sofa into a Minotaur, a stay in a hotel will have to do. Enjoy the comforts of home without fear of mythological man-bulls with today’s Groupon: for $124, you get a one-night stay in a junior suite, plus overnight valet parking and $35 toward dining at the London Grill, the Palm Court Lobby Bar, or room service at The Benson Hotel (a $323 average value, room rates vary), located in the heart of downtown Portland, near attractions such as the Rose Garden, the Portland Art Museum, and Lan Su Chinese Garden. This deal is not good for December 31, 2010 or February 12–14, 2011.
Opened in 1913, The Benson Hotel has been an opulent lodging destination for celebrities, CEOs, and every U.S. president since William H. Taft. Become the commander-in-chief of a lavish junior suite as you rule the roost of the 400-square-foot space and enjoy golden slumbers atop a king Tempur-Pedic or an 8-foot pillow-top mattress. Each room comes with a flat-screen TV, complimentary Internet access, a clock radio with an MP3 dock, comfy organic bathrobes and slippers, and (upon request) nightly turn-down service with chocolates. After enjoying complimentary morning coffee and tea in the lobby, guests can stop by The Benson Hotel’s savvy concierge for directions or dinner reservations to some of the city’s finest restaurants. Burn a few calories in the 24-hour fitness room, or get your shoes shined before a night of strutting through the town, a la John Travolta in Saturday Night Battlefield Earth.
This deal gives you a $35 credit toward cuisine and drink at one of The Benson’s fine dining establishments, including the award-winning London Grill, where you and a date can share the seafood paella ($33 per person) or sip on one or 437 of the restaurant’s 6,000 bottles of wine. Lodgers can also choose to snack on the internationally diverse tapas at the Palm Court, or order room service. You’ll also receive complimentary overnight valet parking ($29 value), where attendants will cheerfully park your Porsche-pulled chariot. Feel like European royalty staying near the glorious Austrian chandeliers, the Italian marble floors, and the stately Russian walnut fixtures with today’s Groupon to The Benson Hotel.
This Groupon includes Oregon lodging tax.
- The Benson Hotel is the Grande Dame of Portland hotels...We were treated royally from the time the cab pulled up until the time we checked out. The staff was friendly and professional. – Mike P. Yahoo! Travel
- My girlfriend and I loved this hotel. The attached London Grill had great food. We stayed down here to Christmas shop and the location on Broadway was perfect for that. – Shad B., Hotels.com