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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 #23 of 132 Hotels in Portland
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Sedona, Arizona
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110 reviews 110 reviews
11 hotel reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Stayed here prior to a river cruise and it was very good for the two of us. This was priced higher than we would ordinarily choose, but we didn't bother to rent a car and that kept the visit affordable. Our room was terrific with very little noise from other guests or the streets. Not a complaint, but the sink... More

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Port Moody, Canada
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The Mark Spencer is right downtown Portland, walking distance to many interesting areas, and the food trucks. The hotel is a renovated older building, quite charming. In suite kitchenette with dishes etc... if you want to cook a meal. Staff is friendly, courteous, and helpful. Bed was comfortable and doesn't creak. The hotel has all the amenities you would expect... More

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

Thank you for choosing to stay with us! We get many comments on the comfort of our beds with many guests asking to purchase our bedding package. I appreciate your kind mention of my staff and I will be happy to pass along your comments to them. As for the in-room safes, we will be installing these in all guestrooms... More

Vancouver, Canada
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Very nice boutique hotel close to downtown and The Pearl district. We liked the central location. The staff were very helpful, and the room, though dated, was comfortable and clean. Free tea and cookies in the afternoon and wine at happy hour.

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

You have touched on all the amenities our guests love - afternoon tea and fresh baked cookies, evening wine reception and our location! We are close to most Portland attractions, as well as award winning dining, tax free shopping and Portland coffee cafes. I would love to hear which ones became your favorites. Thank you for being our guest -... More

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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We used the "place a bid" system to get a room at the Mark Spencer at less than the posted rate. The 1 bedroom executive suite was very comfortable and had good natural light. The space was small for four adults (two on a pull out couch) but the kitchenette worked well and it was nice to be able to... More

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

I'm happy you were able to secure a room using our "Bid Your Own Price" option on our website. This is a great way to reserve a room at our hotel with the possibility of saving money. Depending on our occupancy, it's not always the way to go, but worth a try on any given day. I would like to... More

southampton
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11 reviews 11 reviews
9 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

When this is fully refurbished this hotel will get 5 stars. We had a corner suite which was bright, roomy and comfortable with a great little kitchen and proper windows you could open. We loved the location between the pearl district and downtown and right next to the brewery block. We loved breakfast and the wine tasting and made full... More

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

I appreciate your honest review and am happy you enjoyed your corner suite. These particular rooms have not been remodeled yet, but I'm working toward a 5-star review before your next visit! We will be installing safes in all rooms as we get closer to renovation completion. We realize this is a "must have" in hotels rooms and we are... More

Portland, OR
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20 reviews 20 reviews
7 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We invited friends to visit us for so we popped for their room. Hotel rooms in Portland are quite spendy these days. We met them before going to a play and we were favorably impressed by the room, for Portland a very good value. Will recommend.

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

Being a Portlander, we appreciate your endorsement of the Mark Spencer. I invite you to come down anytime to see the progress on our renovations. I would love to personally take you on a tour! Thank you for your review! Warm Regards, Pam More

bath, United Kingdom
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Although we enjoy staying in the big chains such as Best Western this hotel has a very American feel to it being friendly and personal with its own particular 'Portland' charm. It has an excellent location for wandering around by foot or using the excellent public transport system, which we used quite easily to get from and to the airport.... More

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

Glad you made note of our public transportation system. It is one of the best in the world as we have many international travelers come to study Portland's layout. It makes exploring the city and surrounding areas easy and affordable. And with our city blocks being quite short, you can easily get around the city on foot. I'm happy you... More

Sydney
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38 reviews 38 reviews
24 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We really enjoyed our stay at the Mark Spencer. We had two rooms, both were spacious and nicely decorated; one had a little kitchenette. Comfy beds, and very quiet. The hotel is located close to plenty of shops and restaurants, and the trolley/tram thing is not too far away either; we found some great restaurants literally just around the corner.... More

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

Such nice comments coming all the way from Sydney! I will be sharing your kind words with my staff - and they love to share the cookies they bake! So happy to hear you liked them. If you ever find yourself in Portland again, we would love to have you as our guest. Safe travels, Pam More

Surrey, Canada
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18 reviews 18 reviews
10 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Previously stayed here& was disappointed in the Jr. Suite & room moved to. Received a complimentary room that was upgraded on our recent trip. WHAT A CHANGE. Great new large bed, bedding, etc.. A complete make-over. My wife fell in love with the bathroom tap & spout. We will be definitely be back now. Also love the coffee room. Also... More

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

Thank you for the kind words and for the reference to the old and new rooms. It's such a beautiful change that merely stating the fact that we're renovating doesn't do justice to the rooms. I would be happy to share the specs on the bathroom fixtures with you - we love tjhem, too! We look forward to having you... More

London, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This hotel is in a great downtown location and has covered parking for an extra fee. It is minutes from the famous street food area, Powell's the huge book shop and endless attractions and bars/restaurants. Our room was spacious, it had a fridge, cooker, oven, tea and coffee making facilities and all the usual extras. They include tea/coffee and cookies... More

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

It's no secret that Portland has the best food carts around and I hope you were able to narrow your choice down within a short period of time! Then strolling down to Powell's is the perfect way to spend an afternoon. We feel very fortunate to have both of these Portland icons only blocks away from our hotel. I hope... More

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Address: 409 SW 11th Ave., Portland, OR 97205
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Location: United States > Oregon > Portland > Downtown
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — The Mark Spencer 3*
Number of rooms: 102
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