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The Mark Spencer

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Tokyo
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Staff is very friendly and kindness, location is so good. I always stay at this hotel when I have business trip in Portland. Parking lot is under grand at hotel, very convenience and safety. I recommend this hotel.

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

Thank you for sharing your experience with us. We love our repeat guests and are so happy to become your home away from home! Thank you for your kind words regarding our staff. They truly enjoy being a part of the guest experience and it sounds like they take good care of you. We appreciate your loyalty and look forward...

Niles, United States
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great hotel. Courteous staff, outstanding room and loved that you all have gone to lengths to maintain the original building architecture. Excellent location near restaurants and coffee houses. Ryan was very helpful in directing us to a number of places for dinner and coffee. Staff went above and beyond to make sure our stay was memorable. We will definitely return...

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

Thank you for such great review! I'm so happy you're family was able to share the holidays with us. We consider our guests to be an extension of the Mark Spencer family and we're glad to have been your home away from home during this time. Thank you for the kind words regarding our staff. They're remarkable people and I...

Olympia, Washington
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The room was well appointed newly renovated with light colors and finishes. Having stayed over a few years the remodel has made a ton of improvement. The room we had was spacious and comfortable. The bed was comfy. My husband was happy with the shower being set up for some one who is over 6 foot.

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

Thank you for taking the time to review your experience with us. Our newly renovated rooms have preserved the original character and charm of our 100+ year old hotel while adding modern comforts and luxuries. As a guest who has been a part of the transition, we thank you for your continued loyalty to the Mark Spencer Hotel and we...

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great location near Powell's City of Books and several restaurants and pubs. Room was spacious and well decorated. Unfortunately mattress quality was poor - our family of 4 slept poorly for the 5 days we were there. Breakfast quality was unimpressive, although complimentary evening wine was welcome.

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Thank you for taking the time to review your stay at the Mark Spencer Hotel. You're correct when describing our location in the West End neighborhood. We're so close to many wonderful places in downtown Portland including Powell's Books, Bamboo Sushi and many retail outlets as well. I'm sorry you didn't find our brand new mattress to be comfortable. We...

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

What a wonderful experience! John went above and beyond to help us get parked and settled in with busy traffic and road closures of New Years. Room was updated, clean and fresh. Espresso in the lobby was a delight as was the yummy cookie. Didn't partake in wine tasting and breakfast as so much to do in that part of...

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

Thank you for such a great review! John is one of our shining stars and is truly a hospitality professional. He knows so many wonderful places in Portland and I am not surprised at the level of service he provided. We hope you're able to enjoy our complimentary wine tasting and complimentary breakfast on your next visit. Quite often you...

Roseburg
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The staff was courteous and helpful the rooms were large with kitchen facilities including dishes flatscreen TV we had large queen beds and had a good nights sleep I would recommend this also a good location downtown !

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Thank you for taking the opportunity to review your experience at the Mark Spencer Hotel. Some of our newly renovated rooms feature a sleek kitchenette with a beautiful back splash and comes fully equipped for our guests. These are perfect for those who wish to stay with family and/or for an extended period. Personally, my favorite addition to our new...

Bellevue
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had the King suite, it was beautiful. Great bed, linens and comforter so cozy, shower was a dream. Very clean, old building charm. Would recommend this hotel very highly. One thing is that reservations.com charged $15 and we booked through the hotel site, a bit sketchy so buyer beware.

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Thank you for reviewing your recent stay with us at the Mark Spencer Hotel. I'm happy that you enjoyed your time with us. It sounds like our newly renovated rooms really hit the mark with you! Just as you mentioned, our new beds are so cozy and comfortable. They're my favorite additions to our new rooms! The Mark Spencer Hotel...

Santa Barbara
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The hotel is in the best location for walking to plenty of excellent restaurants, shopping, the art museum, theatre ... everything. Our room was clean, comfy, spacious, and had all sorts of amenities. The staff were warm and welcoming. Breakfast was quite substantial for a continental. Wine in the evenings was a nice extra. We used the small (but jut...

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Thank you for taking the opportunity to review your recent stay with us. We're in a great downtown neighborhood known as the West End, just on the edge of the Pearl District. To better help our guests enjoy their time in downtown Portland we now provide the Spencer Court Passport at check-in. The Passport allows guests of the Mark Spencer...

Reno, Nevada
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

An elegant hotel with a boutique feel. Our room was beautifully renovated and the beds were super comfy and fluffy. Loved that there was convenient parking just across the street. Nice breakfast and and attentive staff. Loved it and will be back. A really good value.

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Thank you for sharing your recent experience with us. Our top to bottom renovation has infused old world charm with modern comfort and luxuries and it sounds like it really suited your needs. We offer great parking options for our guests and at a much lower price than our downtown competitors. For our guests who drive hybrid vehicles we offer...

Bellingham
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I'm not all that keen on telling the world what an amazing place this is. That it is reasonably priced is practically incidental to how good the Mark Spencer is in all ways a traveler to PDX would value. Oh, and you can bring your dog, who will be welcomed with nearly open arms!

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Thank you for such a great and creative review! We strive for exceptional service and accommodations at the Mark Spencer Hotel and it sounds like we nailed it on your recent stay. We love our four legged guests as much as bi-pedal guests! Thank you for choosing the Mark Spencer Hotel for your downtown getaway. We appreciate your patronage and...

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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
  • Laundry Service
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Concierge
  • 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 The Mark Spencer

Address: 409 SW 11th Ave, Portland, OR 97205-2603
Region: United States > Oregon > Portland > Downtown
Price Range: $226 - $497 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — The Mark Spencer 3*
Number of rooms: 102
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Also Known As:
The Mark Spencer Hotel Portland
Mark Spencer Portland
Hotel Style:
#22 Romantic Hotel in Portland
#22 Family Hotel in Portland
#25 Business Hotel in Portland
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“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
“super quant, cozy, beautiful decoration, comfortable bed”
 of 5 bubbles katielain, 28 Nov 2016 | Read review
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