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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 #21 of 132 hotels in Portland
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 2 weeks ago
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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Saint Simons Island, Georgia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Christina was fabulous! The staff, especially John and Michael, could not have been more helpful. Suggesting places to eat and side trips, printing maps for us, and being genuinely friendly....... This certainly was noted by four women traveling together from the south. It was wonderful having plenty of room to spread out and the location was perfect for walking. Loved... More

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

Greetings from the Pacific Northwest! I'm so happy you enjoyed your visit to Portland coming all the way from Georgia. We loved having you and your friends stay with us and I will be sure to pass along your kind comments to Christina, John and Michael. Thank you for staying with us and we hope to see you again soon.... More

Redford, Michigan
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8 reviews 8 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I was in Portland for 4 days on a solo adventure and wanted to stay downtown so I didn't have to worry about driving in an unfamiliar city. The Mark Spencer accommodated my budget with their Washington Plaza studio apartments, which was only 2 doors down from their secure parking garage. Nice, simple breakfast each morning. The only con was... More

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

Happy to hear you enjoyed your visit to Portland. The city is very pedestrian friendly with short blocks so walking around is quite easy and enjoyable. I know downtown parking can be expensive, but we do offer one the the least expensive options in town. I truly appreciate getting your feedback and hope to see you again soon. Thank you... More

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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We checked in late at night after a very long train ride, and we were tired and grumpy. The two staff at the desk could not have been more welcoming -- not only the young man who hurried away to find us a plate of cookies, but the young woman next to him who was enthusiastically describing sightseeing options to... More

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

We love to welcome guests to our beautiful city and eagerly await the chance to share what it has to offer. Each staff member seems to have a few favorites, from dining to shopping, and are happy to make suggestions and give directions to you so that you can experience what the locals enjoy. Thank you for sharing your breakfast... More

Athens, Georgia
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I would highly recommend this hotel. The rooms were nice and spacious. And the staff was fantastic. Christina, Michael and John are some of the names that come to mind. They were so helpful in giving advice on places to go and see. Went out of their way to make our stay fabulous. Would definitely go back there!

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

It was so nice of you to remember some of our staff. They take pride in their complete knowledge of the city and are always happy to share that with our guests. They love telling you about their favorite places! Thank you for kind review and we hope to see you again soon. Have a wonderful summer! Pam More

San Jose, California
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54 reviews 54 reviews
11 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We wanted to be in the heart of Portland, and the Mark Spencer Hotel didn't disappoint! This is an old building with character, and great rooms. The ground floor reception was a very nice, as were the staff at check in. Try to be there for the evening wine and cheese mixer! The elevator is tired and slow, but the... More

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

Thank you for staying with us. We do have one of the best locations - right in the center of this beautiful city. There are so many wonderful things to experience in Portland, from award winning dining to show stopping theatre to tax free shopping. I hope you enjoyed it all! We would love the opportunity to be your hosts... More

oregon
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44 reviews 44 reviews
6 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This time we booked the combination Jimmy Maks nightclub show, meal and room combo. Check in went fine but we had room on the lower floor that was a little noisy with the trolly and rapid transit. Fortunately it was Friday night and Saturday morning and didn't bother us hardly at all. Some one mixed up our tickets for the... More

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

Thank you for your time in reviewing the Mark Spencer Hotel. I would like to apologize for any confusion with your Jimmy Mak's tickets and am happy we were able to secure the correct tickets for you. I hope you enjoyed the show! The next time you find yourself in Portland, we would love to have you as our guests... More

Seattle, WA
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I've been staying at the Mark Spencer in Portland for many years. Its almost a home away from home. I wouldn't call it luxurious but it is classy and the staff is always friendly and helpful. The rooms are simple but nicely appointed. The hotel has been slowly renovated over the last few years and some rooms have been freshened... More

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

I would like to personally thank you for your many years as a guest of the Mark Spencer Hotel. We love to hear from you and the changes you see taking place within the hotel and the city. It seems you have several favorite places you like to share and some you like to keep a secret! It's always nice... More

Albuquerque, New Mexico
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I loved this hotel. The staff were so nice, and the room just great. They serve cookies and coffee in the afternoon, and a wine paring with cheese and crackers around 4 pm - lovely. The staff were exceptionally friendly and helpful. And an outstanding feature of the room were the unbelievably soft bed linen. I asked the receptionist and... More

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

Thanks for your kind review! We do get many inquiries regarding our linens. They're certainly something to look forward to after a day of sightseeing! So glad you could join us for our evening wine reception. The 5-6pm wine tasting has become one of our favorites. We get to chat with you as well as showcase some of Oregon's finest... More

Vancouver, Canada
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

After an 8 hour car drive we arrived at the entrance to the Mark Spencer Hotel. There is no private entrance only two on road designated parking spots which were filled. After driving around the hotel about six times we eventually gave up since there was no sign of the driver of either car or any employee from the hotel... More

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

Thank you for your feedback. I would like to apologize for any service issues you experienced as our guest. We do have several parking spots in front of the hotel, which is only a 15 minute zone to unload your luggage and check in. Unfortunately, our bellman was unavailable as he was helping another guest with their arrival. We had... More

San Francisco, California
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14 reviews 14 reviews
3 hotel reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I visit Portland quit a bit and stay at various hotels. Recently I was in Portland and booked this hotel for a 3 night stay and I found it to be a very nice choice. Old fashion charm and best of all was it's location. Right in the heart of town with good restaurants and places to shop. The Mark... More

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

I'm so glad you found us! Our location is ideal for the traveler who wants to experience every corner of downtown Portland. Our city is remarkably easy to maneuver around and our staff is always available to recommend dining, shopping, theatre, etc. options for you. We hope to see you again soon! Thank you for choosing the Mark Spencer Hotel.... 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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#13 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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