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The Mark Spencer

3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   409 SW 11th Ave., Portland, OR 97205 (Downtown)
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Ranked #16 of 132 hotels in Portland
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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3 of 5 stars reviewed 2 days ago
Heidi L Olympia, Washington
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Olympia, Washington
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Smallish room, average décor, but very comfortable bed. We didn't hear anyone else through the walls, and slept well. Professional staff- not overly friendly, but a smile with competent service. Breakfast was fine- after reading reviews I thought it would be hot eggs and bacon, but there were hardboiled eggs, along with yogurt, granola, bananas, and rolls, etc. I understand... More

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Seattle, Washington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

My family stayed in three different rooms this past weekend, having come down to Portland for the Timbers game. We chose the hotel for its location in the heart of the Perl district and we surprised at just how nice it was. In addition to the very well appointed room there is continental breakfast, afternoon wine tastings, and a cozy... More

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Berkeley, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We enjoyed our stay at the Mark Spencer. The location is great - walking distance to Powell's; VooDoo Doughnuts; Whole Foods; and a ton of great shops, cafes, and restaurants. The little retro style kitchen was perfect for our needs. The view was beautiful. This definitely not a luxury style hotel; the furniture and fixtures are a little dated, the... More

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Bellingham, Washington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We've previously stayed elsewhere in the neighborhood and will be rebooking at The Mark Spencer. Our remodeled room had a great bed, stylish kitchenette, and a comforting swish of the Max transportation. We appreciated the mix of guests which included children, the parking, and staff, especially Josh. The Pearl area of Portland can be quite hip and fresh but this... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Loved staying there. Great location. An older hotel with small rooms, but the charm and the relaxing library, and the breakfast, and cheese and wine in the evenings in the beautiful brick room make this hotel so worth the stay. We will stay there again.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had an absolutely amazing time at the Mark Spencer. The staff was friendly and knowledgeable. Josh, the bellhop/concierge gave us a great list of areas to check out as well as got us in to a really nice bar that is unusually hard to get into, even on a Wednesday. The rooms were comfy and helped us feel as... More

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Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stayed at The Mark Spencer on a friend's recommendation while travelling down to California this past Christmas. Check in was a breeze, on-site parking was very reasonable ($18). Front Desk staff were very helpful and gave lots of great advice on things to do in the neighborhood. Room was a bit dated, but king size bed was very comfortable. TV... More

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Geneva, Switzerland
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95 hotel reviews
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I think the condition of a room and its furniture says a lot about the hotel; while the Mark Spencer had a lot going for it, including the amenities (wine and cheese during Happy Hour) and the super location, I would have liked to have seen furniture in better condition and for there to have been less of a tired,... More

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Pam-Coser, General Manager at The Mark Spencer, responded to this review

Thank you for your recent review of The Mark Spencer Hotel. We truly appreciate your feedback as it allows us to improve what we do. You and your family traveled a long way and I'm happy to hear you enjoyed Portland. So many fun things to do for families! The room you occupied has not been renovated yet and, while... More

Veneta, Oregon
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Located in a perfect location with a wonderful famly feel in the middle a very busy city, the Mark Spencer is the perfect place to spend an overnight or even more delightful would be a week of exploration. A bus will pick you up very near the hotel for a free ride to many exciting places free. A small fee... More

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Pam-Coser, General Manager at The Mark Spencer, responded to this review

It sounds as if your trip to Portland was a success! We do have a great location being right in the middle of the city and only one block from the Pearl District, Powell's Book Store and so many excellent dining choices. With short city blocks and easy to use public transportation, getting around is a breeze! I hope you... More

Monterey, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I highly recommend staying at the Mark Spencer. It will certainly be the only place I will stay at in Portland. This charming hotel is under renovation; however even the pre-renovation rooms (where I stayed) are clean, comfortable, and a pleasure to come home to. Even more applaudable is the friendly staff who always greeted me with a smile and... More

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Pam-Coser, General Manager at The Mark Spencer, responded to this review

Thank you, Sandy, for such a kind review! Each member of my staff is dedicated to providing the service you described and looks for ways to enhance your stay each day. So happy you were able to join us for our evening wine reception. It's the perfect place for us to get to know you as you sample some of... More

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Also Known As:
The Mark Spencer Hotel Portland
The Mark Spencer Hotel
Mark Spencer Hotel
Mark Spencer Portland
Mark Spencer
Address: 409 SW 11th Ave., Portland, OR 97205
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Location: United States > Oregon > Portland > Downtown
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Room Service Suites
Hotel Style:
#10 Romantic Hotel in Portland
#12 Business Hotel in Portland
#29 Family Hotel in Portland
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — The Mark Spencer 3*
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 
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