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The Mark Spencer

#19 of 135 Hotels in Portland
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409 SW 11th Ave., Portland, OR 97205
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Kailua-Kona, Hawaii
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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This hotel is downtown Portland, great location! I was treated very warmly and was checked in right away. I would call this a vintage boutique hotel, very recently remodeled. The room was beyond fabulous, it felt way more expensive than I paid for, especially for the location. We had numerous questions throughout our stay, the front desk was always helpful,... More 

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

Thank you for such a wonderful review! Our newly renovated rooms have been designed to keep the vintage, boutique feel while offering modern comfort and amenities. The wood beams you mentioned are part of the original structure built in 1907 and our maintenance staff has done a superb job of integrating them into our elegantly designed rooms. Our new beds... More 

Seattle
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112 reviews
27 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you are not really looking closely you will drive right by the entrance. It's smashed between buildings. It's a small quaint hotel that is close to the Pearl District , NW area , Downtown and easily to all the freeways and walking. They offer complimentary coffee & breakfast every morning which is nice and they also have a small... More 

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

Thank you for such a cozy review! We're on the edge of the Pearl district just one block away from Powell's Books. It's a great location as you have easy access to Pioneer Square, Portland Center Stage, shopping and the Waterfront. Our new beds and linens are so comfortable it does feel like a dream! They are absolutely wonderful. I... More 

Albuquerque
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6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Although it looks like there is still renovation going on, the disturbance is kept to a minimum and entirely during work hours. Great old hotel, very friendly staff, with character. I'm pleased to report that, unlike most hotels that end up replacing all the bath towels even if they say they are "green," this hotel actually practices what they claim... More 

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

Thank you for such a fantastic review! I'm glad to hear our renovation was of no disturbance as we take great lengths to ensure it doesn't affect the guest experience. Later this year we plan to renovate our lobby as well. As a Green Seal Certified property we're always looking for ways to lessen our carbon footprint and reusing towels... More 

Seattle, Washington
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57 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Mark Spencer is an old-school fine hotel that offers great value. The location cannot be beat: it's one block from world-famous Powell Books and from the Ace Hotel and its restaurant (Clyde Common--wonderful) and bar (Pepe la Moka). The beds are heavenly, and some rooms offer a kitchenette. A complimentary small self-serve breakfast in the mornings and wine tasting... More 

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

Thank you for such a great review! I'm glad you liked our location and you'll be happy to know it's about to get better. As Spencer Court further develops guests will have easier access to new eateries and shopping, including Bamboo Sushi! Our evening wine tasting is such a fun experience and it gives our guests the opportunity to mingle... More 

Portland, Oregon
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8 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2016

Stayed there Jan 2nd.The room was very nice the bed was so comfy, nice kitchen, the shower was cool even the waterfall bathroom sink, You would think the hotel was new. Staff was friendly. I will stay there again. Highly recommend.

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

Happy New Year! Thank you for staying with us and for such a kind review. Our hotel is going through a top-to-bottom renovation and we're so happy to hear you enjoyed one of our newly remolded rooms. Our new beds are my absolute favorite. I will be sure to share your positive remarks with our staff. Thank you for staying... More 

Tucson, Arizona, United States
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83 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2016

This historical (older) property is in a perfect location for events and great restaurants. It sits on Burnside and is on the edge of the Pearl District with easy access. It is also very close to Jake's Crawfish and the Crystal Ballroom. Staff were great. Reasonable wine tasting in the evening and reasonable sort of breakfast.

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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. I'm happy to hear you were able to enjoy some of the great sites just a few steps out our front door. Jake's Crawfish is amazing and it's one of our favorite recommendations. The staff will be thrilled to hear your positive remarks. Thank you for your review... More 

Calgary, Canada
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25 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2016 via mobile

What a great place! Such a good price for an amazing hotel room, cool view, comfy beds, tea and cookies in the afternoon and wine tasting in the evening! The staff was incredible and we thoroughly enjoyed everything about our stay! My parents had their dog and they accommodated him so well! If we go back to Portland we will... More 

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

Thank you for your perfect review! We absolutely love getting reviews like yours and we're so happy you had a perfect experience. Our newly renovated rooms include super comfy beds, large bathrooms and feature an elegant design. Four-legged family members making traveling so much more fun and I'm glad to hear the staff took such great care of him. Our... More 

oregon
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65 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2016

Coming from out of town for New Years' Eve we could only think of a return to the Mark Spencer for nice accommodations and proximity to our places of interest. This time we stayed on the sixth floor with a north facing window. The room is newly remodeled from head to toe. Designer bathroom, nice room, more pillows than a... More 

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

Thank you for such a positive review! It's true that every room at the Mark Spencer Hotel has been completely renovated from the floor boards to the ceiling. I'm happy to hear you enjoyed our new accommodations and I'll be sure share your comments with our maintenance supervisor. Thank you for the positive comments regarding our staff. They take great... More 

Seattle, WA, USA
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33 reviews
30 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2016

I would have given this hotel a great review even if it hadn't had so many extras: the room was comfortable, the decor is stylish, the staff could not have been more welcoming, and the location is pretty much perfect. And, considering all this, it was a remarkably good price. But then you can add the afternoon cookies, happy hour... More 

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Tumwater, Washington
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5 reviews
5 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2015

We chose The Mark Spencer because it was close to the Pearl District for walking. Our room was beautiful appointed with stunning details; wood work, fixtures, bedding, etc. I particularly loved the layout with a small walk-through closet area between the main room and bath. The staff were amazingly friendly and extremely helpful. Best of all was their on-site 24-hr... More 

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