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Vancouver, United States
Reviewed 1 week ago

Heavy snow began to fall in the Portland area and my family and I were scheduled to attend an annual banquet at a hotel. I knew that driving home after the banquet might be difficult because of the bad weather, so I decided to stay overnight.The hotel hosting the banquet was booked full, but I was able to find the...

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Ryan H, Guest Relations Manager at Mark Spencer Hotel, responded to this review

I'm glad we were able to provide a stay-cation experience for you during the recent snow flurry. It's moments like these where our staff really shines. I hope you were able to take advantage of our complimentary wine tasting that evening and complimentary breakfast the following morning. It's our goal to provide exceptional service and accommodations and it sounds like...

Mount Vernon, Washington
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Mark Spencer has the charm of an old hotel but with nicely upgraded rooms. It is within short walking distance of Powells, many restaurants, food trucks, and streetcar and MAX. Continental breakfast is ok, and Kenny and Zuke's is across the street if you want more. Rooms are comfortable and quiet. Staff are great. all in all, excellent.

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Ryan H, Guest Relations Manager at Mark Spencer Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for reviewing your recent stay at our boutique hotel in downtown Portland. You're description is spot on! We're the oldest, continuously operating hotel in Portland and have recently renovated each guest room from the floor to the ceiling. I'm glad you enjoyed our central location were able to explore the city using our many forms of public transportation....

Vancouver
Reviewed 1 week ago

Excellent friendly staff. Rooms were clean and very cozy. The passport idea was great as we used the businesses surrounding the Mark Spencer for dinner, snacks, and ice cream. Would definitely come back again.

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Ryan H, Guest Relations Manager at Mark Spencer Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for reviewing your recent experience with us. I'm happy to see that we provided the exceptional service and accommodation for which we're known. The Spencer Court Passport is such a great amenity for guests of our hotel and I'm happy see that you took advantage of those exclusive discounts. Thank you for choosing the Mark Spencer Hotel on...

Windsor, California
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great stay in Portland! The Mark Spencer is within walking distance of terrific restaurants, breweries and shopping as well as theatres and art galleries. Loved our room with kitchen and the self laundry was so convenient for our multi day visit with family.

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Ryan H, Guest Relations Manager at Mark Spencer Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for such a wonderful review. As you mentioned, we're in a great location with so many wonderful places nearby. Our Spencer Court Passport provides guests with exclusive discounts to Bamboo Sushi, Cheryl's on 12th and Wild Fang, just to name a few. I'm happy to see that we provided your family with a great experience while visiting our...

Surrey, Canada
Reviewed 1 week ago

The location is perfect. Close walking or transit to everything. The rooms and bathrooms are beautifully done. Enjoyed all the breakfast and the afternoon treats. I would definitely come back. I would recommend this hotel to my friends. thank you

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Ryan H, Guest Relations Manager at Mark Spencer Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you reviewing your stay at the Mark Spencer Hotel. I'm so happy that you enjoyed your accommodations. Our newly renovated rooms have great old world charm while also providing modern comforts and luxuries. I'm glad that you were able to join us for our complimentary breakfast as well as our complimentary tea and cookies in the afternoon. It's a...

Lawndale
Reviewed 1 week ago

A great home away from home when I travel to Portland. The location is perfect and makes everything I want to do easily accessible and most things are in walking distance. I return every year and the hotel gets better every time a come.

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Ryan H, Guest Relations Manager at Mark Spencer Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for your continued patronage to our boutique hotel and for taking the time to share your experience with us. I'm glad that you've enjoyed the upgrades we've made throughout our renovation. Each guest room has received new carpet, furnishing, linens, mattresses and bathrooms. We've maintained our historic charm while adding modern comforts and luxuries. Thank you again for...

San Francisco
Reviewed 1 week ago

We booked this hotel for its location and were extremely happy and surprised by the beautifully furnished room with full kitchenette, what seemed to be newly refurbished bathroom, very comfortable bed, excellent breakfast, coffee and cookies, wine tasting, newspaper, helpful clerks, etc etc. Compared to the big brand hotels just a few blocks away where you have to pay for...

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Ryan H, Guest Relations Manager at Mark Spencer Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for such an outstanding review! It sounds like you had a wonderful experience while staying with us. Our maintenance team has done an outstanding job during our top-to-bottom renovation while preserving the old world charm of our historic building. The bathrooms, as you mentioned are absolutely wonderful and feature blue, Italian tile in addition to large shower heads...

Spokane
Reviewed 1 week ago

This place has a great feel and the staff was very nice. Good location with lots of walkable stuff to do. comfortable bed and spacious room. Relatively cheap parking and very clean. I would definitely recommend

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Ryan H, Guest Relations Manager at Mark Spencer Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review your experience with us. We're in a great location to explore the city by foot and I'm glad our central location suited your needs during this trip. Our parking is much cheaper than many of the big box hotels in downtown. We also have security cameras for our parking lot as well...

San Jose
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stayed here for one night, but I'll definitely be back. Friendly staff, beautiful hotel, wonderful amenities. Very clean and they upgraded our room when we asked to be moved away from the elevator. Wine/cheese tasting was great, too!

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Ryan H, Guest Relations Manager at Mark Spencer Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for providing a review of your recent stay. I'm so happy that you had a great time while staying with us. We're the oldest, continuously operating hotel in the city of Portland. Our doors opened in 1907 have remained open ever since. How cool?! Our maintenance team has done a superb job at preserving our old world charm...

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This was a great place to stay. They are currently remodeling their rooms and its spectacular. The room I got this time was a suite and well worth the $. I wish I could have stayed longer to enjoy. Great downtown location, had a full service kitchen in the room and free (decent) breakfast in the morning. I've stay here...

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Ryan H, Guest Relations Manager at Mark Spencer Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you so much for such a great review! We've concluded renovations on all guest rooms and are doing some touch-up work in the hallways which will be completed in the near future. I'm happy to hear that you enjoyed one of our suites! Those rooms are absolutely beautiful and I will be sure to pass along your sentiments to...

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Breakfast included
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
About the property
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
Things to do
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Room types
  • Kitchenette
  • Suites
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
  • Family Rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator in room
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Paid Wifi
  • Paid Internet
  • Public Wifi
Services
  • Breakfast included
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Laundry Service
  • Concierge
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Self-Serve Laundry
  • Conference Facilities
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
In the world of hospitality, there are a few unexpected places in which timeless European flair, cultured style and Old World courtesy are vibrantly alive. These lasting impressions are also accompanied by a profound respect for another very precious aspect: your comfort. Welcome to The Mark Spencer Hotel, an exceptional value in the hub of the city. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Mark Spencer Hotel

Address: 409 SW 11th Ave., Portland, OR 97205
Region: United States > Oregon > Portland > Downtown
Price Range: $235 - $485 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Mark Spencer Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 101
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#22 Romantic Hotel in Portland
#22 Family Hotel in Portland
#25 Business Hotel in Portland
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  • Can tickets for local attractions be purchased at the front desk?
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  • At what time does the pool open each day?

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“We had a corner king, and although the street car was below us, didn't keep us awake!”
  • Sitting area of room
  • You do have a great view and visa versa into other rooms!
  • Little kitchen area
 of 5 bubbles Krisinseattle, 23 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Then suites are super nice. Ask for one that faces the street.”
 of 5 bubbles deborahk0, 19 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Corner suites on 3rd floor or above are large, well appointed and have great views.”
 of 5 bubbles georgehU7462FG, 3 Jan 2017 | Read review
“View would be better from an outside room. Inside room windows only look at other rooms.”
 of 5 bubbles robertgC3191EM, 12 Dec 2016 | Read review
“Courtyard rooms are most quiet.”
 of 5 bubbles cstiles, 28 Nov 2016 | Read review
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