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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 #24 of 132 Hotels in Portland
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We enjoyed our 2 night stay at the Mark Spencer. It is located in the center of the Pearl District which has great stores and restaurants and is within easy walking distance of downtown. The staff at the Spencer were very friendly. The continental breakfast was good - cereals, breads, coffee/tea and fruits like bananas. Parking was $20 in a... More

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San Francisco, California
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5 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This traditional hotel is superbly located and has attractive, pleasant rooms. Mine was quiet, my bed comfortable. I appreciated the well-equipped kitchen, although a microwave would seem more suitable than a stove for on-the-go travelers (altho I can sense management rolling their eyes thinking, "If we give them microwaves, they want stoves." A couple of areas to note. So far... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband and I spent a week at the Mark Spencer in Portland. We were very pleased with our choice. It's in a perfect location for touring Portland by foot or by public transportation. It's an excellent value, providing a continental breakfast, afternoon beverages and cookies and an early evening wine tasting. Our room, which had a very handy kitchenette,... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Having seen this hotel recommended in the Lonely Planet guide, I called from out of town and, with a little communication difficulty (!), succeeded in getting a room for two nights on our way through from the coast to Crater Lake. It was dead easy to locate, ideally located in the centre of everything, comfortable, spotless and well priced. Our... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Me and my family (me, wife, 2 young kids) stayed here for one night. We mainly chose The Mark Spencer for its location and for the price. With my AAA discount, I was able to get the Executive Suite for about $130. Pretty good deal. The hotel itself is kinda funny. The public areas of it have that retro yet... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stay here overnight before catching a flight out of Portland. The hotel was recommended by another hotel in a nearby town. The room was quite spacious and clean and the toiletry products were quite good quality. The reception staff were exceptional and I even overheard them deal amazingly with some quite belligerent customers. If you need to park a car,... More

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Depoe Bay, United States
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is an older building that prides that character as it updates and upgrades to total green status. It is already top notch in location - the Pearl district; staff - the friendliest and most helpful, (especially patient with older patrons); wi-fi - "free" and the speediest I have encountered in 4 other downtown hotels. amenities - continental breakfast, tea... More

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

I love to hear about your favorite places in Portland. So glad you enjoyed Cheryl's! Our corner rooms do offer great views of the city with lots of light streaming in the windows. I hope you will return to see these wonderful corner suites with the newly renovated look. Thank you for being our guest! Warm Regards, Pam More

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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Mark Spencer is a very well maintained older building. The location is great, near Downtown and the Pearl District with lots of coffee shops and bars close by. The room was very clean and comfortable, the staff was very friendly and my wife and I really enjoyed the coffee/breakfast in the lobby. One night I needed help connecting to... More

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

I always love to hear how much our guests love Portland! Our location is one of the best in town with unique brewpubs, great coffee and interesting shops around every corner. I look forward to having you as our guest once again and thank you for choosing to stay with us. All the best, Pam More

Downers Grove
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3 reviews 3 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We chose the Mark Spencer because of it's location and the kitchenette. We were very happy with our choice. Our room was at the front on the 4th floor. Even with the street cars passing it was very quiet. This hotel is undergoing a renovation but we neither saw nor heard any disruption. We booked a Jr. Queen Suite and... 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! As you describe one of our unrenovated rooms, I can't wait for your return to see the beautiful new guestrooms and public spaces. These areas are being thoughtfully updated with our guests comfort in mind. I appreciate your time in reviewing the Mark Spencer Hotel and look forward to your next visit... More

Ottawa
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70 reviews 70 reviews
21 hotel reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

As other reviews say, great location near the Pearl District and two short blocks from Powell Books and lots of restaurants. The room was a comfortable size; none too big, and had good amenities. A good base for exploring Portland

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

We would love to have you repeat! It looks as though you've visited many cities and we appreciate your kind words and for choosing to stay at the Mark Spencer. Safe travels and we hope to see you again soon! Warm Regards, Pam 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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