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The Mark Spencer

#23 of 133 Hotels in Portland
Certificate of Excellence
409 SW 11th Ave., Portland, OR 97205
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Ranked #23 of 133 Hotels in Portland
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 4 days ago
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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Vancouver, Canada
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58 reviews 58 reviews
14 hotel reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The hotel was in the process of being completely renovated. We had one of the guest rooms (bedroom and living room) that had been completed. It was very nice with windows that actually open. The hotel provided cookies in the afternoon and wine and cheese between 5 and 6 pm in addition to a continental breakfast. The hotel is close... More 

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Kennewick
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We made reservations at the Mark Spencer Hotel in October on their submit bid process and we accepted their counterbid. I had a relative also make reservations. The reservations were for March 20 and 21. I got a call from the Mark Spencer a few days prior to March 20 asking if we had any special requests. I asked that... More 

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Bandon, Oregon
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Location is everything with this place! Walking distance to great restaurants and shopping. Check and see how the remodeling is going. I needed to stay in the room during the day and was in the thick of it. We requested to be moved and it was perfect after that. The new rooms are upgraded with new windows, so it was... More 

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Abbotsford, B.C.
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We spent a great long weekend here! Lovely updated room. Great deal through Travelzoo. Tea and cookies in the afternoon, wine reception from 5-6. Breakfast was okay. -enough to fill you up. Close to everything!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is my second stay at the Mark Spencer hotel. It is charming, clean, and you can tell they take pride and honor about their hotel. Checkin is professional. The lobby offers a nice wine hr and a complimentary breakfast. The rooms are very comfortable and clean, with a comfortable and clean bed, free wifi and a nice bathroom. The... More 

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Freeland, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed here last May. We got an awesome apartment-almost room with a kitchen. This was great because we could make meals and cut some prices while feeling more like home. We ended up getting a deal through Trip Advisor for about 90$ a night compared to the 220$ listed on their site. When leaving, they gave us a 20%... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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60 reviews 60 reviews
14 hotel reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Central location, close to everything is the USP of this hotel. Rooms are decent, nothing fancy but decent. A room with a kitchenette is available on request. The breakfast buffet area is cramped, and serves a basic continental breakfast. The staff is very friendly at the front desk, and ready to patiently answer all your touristy queries. We were there... More 

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Mercer Island, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I stayed for two nights on a travel zoo promo. The Mark Spencer has always been a good value in Portland-great location, nice rooms and nice staff. At reservation I asked for a peaceful room and got just that. I went down to breakfast with the NYT-both complimentary, was gone for 30" and my room was completely serviced by the... More 

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34 reviews 34 reviews
19 hotel reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

I hesitate to write anything bad about this hotel because it truly is a wonderful place. But we did have an issue on our recent stay. My daughter and I have been traveling for a week. When we arrived in Portland my daughter was not feeling well. We decided to spend a bit more money and stay in a nice... More 

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45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

To preface: the hospitality industry is a tough one, with many people employed at barely living wages who do their best to provide good, friendly service. Many depend on the jobs these businesses offer. So I am very careful to post a review that is less than flattering. As a student of organizational culture, it is unconsciousness, and blindspots, not... More 

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