Benson Hotel MAX light rail train located 3 short blocks away, with fareless travel through downtown and to the Convention Center. Passes start at $2.30 for train transportation to the Airport. The Benson Hotel in the heart of downtown Portland, Oregon, provides travelers a truly unique experience among even the most distinct Portland hotels. Benson hotel accommodations feature the ultimate in rest and comfort with Tempur-Pedic sleep system beds in our guestrooms. The Benson Hotel...a tradition of affordable luxury and exceptional service since 1912.