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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 #20 of 132 hotels in Portland
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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4 of 5 stars reviewed yesterday
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    5 of 5 stars
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Colorado City, Colorado
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50 reviews 50 reviews
8 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Hotel has underwent some renovations I do have to say I've never seen a stove that old! It was like eclectic charm rapped up in a newer room. Price was right stay was clean, room was quite what else could you ask for!

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chico, california
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

we were booked at a Best Western on the north end of the city near the racetrack (the answer to your question is "I do not know why..."), and after battling the sold out crowds for the poodle show and taking the 40 minute train ride to downtown, we were walking by the Mark Spencer and thought, let's just see... More

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

So glad you found us! We're always happy to accommodate travelers! You were, indeed, in one of our newly renovated rooms which offers additional soundproofing, beautiful glass and marble bathrooms, luxurious linens and windows that open! Our wine tasting in the evening is quite popular, serving local Oregon wines. A nice treat before dinner! With award winning restaurants to choose... More

Minneapolis
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51 reviews 51 reviews
8 hotel reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We stayed in town 2 nights in early July, and thought the location was great for first-time visitors. 2 or 3 blocks from Powell's Books, the food carts on Alder, and Blue Star donuts. Stumptoen Roasters coffee was half a block away. It was like 10 blocks from Voodoo donuts. The staff was very helpful, service was good. Parking available... More

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

What a fun review! We could agree with you in saying we're trying to "keep Portland weird", but the truth is, the room you were in has not been renovated yet. I am happy you found all the wonderful places mentioned in your review - Stumptown Coffee (a local Portland roaster), the food carts, Powell's books and Blue Star Donuts... More

Sydney, Australia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Seriously comfortable beds, if you like them soft (as I do!). Other than that, it's a basic hotel. No bell boys, limited services (no on-site room service so the hours are limited) but great girls on the front desk. They couldn't do enough to help you. My room was on the fourth floor and it was seriously old. It reminded... More

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

I would like to thank you for your review - so happy you loved the beds! I would like to apologize if our bellman missed you at check-in. He may have been with another guest and not out front when you arrived. I appreciate hearing your comments as this helps us to improve our service to you. During our renovation,... More

Boise, Idaho
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I stayed in a renovated room on the 6th floor. The bed was great, huge flat screen, shower and bathroom was all new and spacious. The room was above average size, estimate it to be 700 sq/ft. Staff was great, breakfast was 7/10 as it was basic. Self serve coffee machine was the real deal. Parking lot parking for $20... More

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

It sounds as if you found a few of Portland's unique places, which are some of our favorites, as well! The food carts are only 2 blocks from the hotel - choosing what to eat is the difficult part! Henry's 12th Street Tavern is also within 2 blocks of the hotel - a lovely restaurant in the old Henry Weinhard... More

Grand Junction, Colorado
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70 reviews 70 reviews
12 hotel reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The hotel is located close to bars, restaurants, things to do, shopping and transit. Loved the location. That being said, the hotel itself was not great. The rooms were spacious and comfortable, but kind of dated. It's seems they took an old apartment building and they did not do a whole lot of updating when they turned it into a... More

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

I hope you enjoyed your visit to Portland. I would like to personally thank you for choosing to stay with us. We truly have the best location in town and I'm sure you found many favorite places to eat and shop! While the size of our rooms won't change during renovation (still spacious), the new look becomes a beautiful blend... More

Peoria, Arizona
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23 reviews 23 reviews
12 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

What a neat hotel and yet one with several contradictions. We had an updated room & it us so cool with original brick of this 100 year old hotel but with modern look & amenities. Our room had a small kitchen with everything but the coffee for next morning! Had to go down to the lobby. Bathroom was tiny (only... More

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

I loved your description of the hotel! We are a "gem that is getting polished each day" with rooms being renovated, beautifully remodeled corridors and new designs for our lobby and public areas. We are exposing and preserving much of the original brickwork and wooden beams in the guestrooms. This is truly a labor of love and the finished product... More

Piscataway, New Jersey
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116 reviews 116 reviews
12 hotel reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

First the pros 1. Excellent location!- we were able to walk to almost everything (Downtown and Pearl District)and had easy access to public transportation. Also a block away from Ruby Jewel Scoops- very delicious ice cream! 2. Very nice and helpful staff 3. Room was comfortable and had a kitchenette (stove and full size fridge) As far as negatives, as... More

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

We love our location, too! We are in the heart of the new West End District and only a block or two from amazing dining, tax-free shopping and Powell's Bookstore! I'm so happy you found Ruby Jewel's Ice Cream right around the corner. It's so nice on a hot summer day. I was a bit concerned about noise waking you... More

Victoria, Canada
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26 reviews 26 reviews
22 hotel reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We arrived much earlier than expected but they allowed me to park which was nice. Check in went very well and professional staff. The room was a bit dated and my Wife did not like the smell for it was a bit funny. Our view was another window across from us so not much to say other than you must... More

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

I would like to thank you for staying with us and would love to have you back to experience one of our beautiful, renovated rooms. Unfortunately, the room you were in during your stay has not been remodeled yet. As we complete more rooms, the entire look of the hotel is changing and I hope that you will come back... More

SLC, Utah
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27 reviews 27 reviews
9 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stayed for four nights with teenage daughter, destination Portland for a fun summer road trip. Found this hotel by looking for downtown location, Trip Advisor recommendations, and price. Many great things about this hotel, not in any particular order: 1. Location -- this is walking distance from anything downtown. We had a car but only needed for a visit the... More

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

What a wonderful way to spend the summer on a road trip with your daughter! I'm sure you both found many things to do in Portland with our Farmer's Markets, theatres. Rose Garden, Chinatown, tax-free shopping and the many events happening all over the city. I hope you found your way to Powell's Bookstore! I appreciate all your comments listing... 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*
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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
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#12 Romantic Hotel in Portland #22 Business Hotel in Portland #32 Family Hotel in Portland
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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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