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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 133 Hotels in Portland
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 5 weeks ago
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Lawrence, KS
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This hotel is very close to public transportation, Powells Bookstore, Whole Foods, car rental (Enterprise), and a short walk to NW 23rd as well as downtown shopping. Walk 2-3 blocks to catch the light rail to the airport (about 40 minutes) or Lloyd Center (5-8 minutes).The staff are very friendly and helpful, and their free breakfast is nice. The room... More 

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Wellington, NZ
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59 hotel reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014 via mobile

I was looking forward to staying here. The end of a cross continent trip and a bit of a splurge on a good hotel. How disappointed I initially was. But how satisfied and happy I left. The walkway from the street was positive- the big bd flags, grand building, modern design sleek, glass and planting. In a great neighbourhood. In... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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27 hotel reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

Older renovated building. Formerly a residence, The Mark Spencer has been adeptly converted into a pleasant hotel. The decor is far from modern, but it is clean, well kept, and nestled in a prime downtown location. Room prices are very reasonable, and you can easily get a suite with kitchenette, private bathroom, bedroom, and living room, for a price similar... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

My wife and I went to Portland to catch Bob Dylan at the Keller auditorium in downtown Portland. The Mark Spencer met all of our expectations. The Jr. Suite was excellent and remodeled with a living room, very nice kitchenette and separate King size bedroom. The bed was like sleeping in a cloud. Quality bedding and pillows. Parking garage in... More 

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

I hope you enjoyed the Bob Dylan concert! We had many guest going to that concert which I'm sure was sold out. After a great concert, it's always nice to come back to a comfortable bed. Our luxurious linens are like sleeping on a cloud! Portland offers so many wonderful festivals, music and theatre, especially during the holidays. If you... More 

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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

Placed in the city center English style hotel with squeaky stairs and narrow spaces. Although the rooms were relatively small they were equipped with kitchen including stove and cutlery. Place with a soul definitely. Service exceptionally courteous and helpful. Parking spaces available. Plus a great price deal for an extended stay. Driving to Hilsboro takes you half an hour and... More 

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

As we do get many comments regarding our location, I'm glad you mentioned how easy it is to get to other places away from the city center. We are located near many of the major highways that can take you to all the wonderful attractions outside the city limits. I hope you enjoyed your Portland visit and I look forward... More 

Kerhonkson, New York
20 reviews 20 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

Arrived early a day later than anticipated due to weather and airline issues. Had to cancel first night's stay and the desk was very understanding. When I arrived on what should have been day 2, I was very early, yet the desk went out of its way to accommodate me. Gave me a suite than a standard room. Clean and... More 

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

We are always happy to greet our guests - even a day later than anticipated! I'm happy you enjoyed the suite as we knew you would be travel weary and ready to relax. I hope if you find yourself in Portland again, you will allow us to be your host. It was our pleasure to have you as our guest!... More 

Vancouver, BC
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118 reviews 118 reviews
56 hotel reviews
122 helpful votes 122 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

Pros: Location (walk to much you're likely to want to see or do or eat or drink); friendly and helpful staff; bedroom windows that open; fairly comprehensive continental breakfast and other snacks and goodies later in the day. Not really cons, just "be awares": old hotel characteristics such as small rooms, slow elevators, thinnish walls.

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

Thank you for your comments. We are very proud of the fact that we are the oldest hotel in Portland. The building dates back to 1907 and still retains many of the historic characteristics of that era. We are, however, renovating many parts of the hotel, along with all guestrooms, to make it more comfortable and spacious for our guests.... More 

Surrey, United Kingdom
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70 reviews 70 reviews
44 hotel reviews
87 helpful votes 87 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

We stayed here for 3 nights and though it was not the cheapest hotel, its location and quality of accommodation made it worth the money. The hotel is centrally located and we found it very convenient for bars, restaurants and city attractions e.g. the Pioneer Courthouse and Portland Art Museum. We received a warm welcome from Mike who was on... More 

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

I'm happy to hear you enjoyed your visit to Portland as one stop on your 30 day trip. The Portland Art Museum is one of the country's finest and the seventh oldest in the nation. It is a "must see" while visiting the city. I would like to thank you for choosing to stay at the Mark Spencer Hotel. I... More 

North Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

We arrived 1hr early for our check-in, as our plans to tour The Pearl District after driving from Seattle were cancelled b/c of the overly long drive through a torrential rain storm, and arriving to torrential rain! Our hope was simply to be able to check-in, change and then walk under covered awnings here & there. Sitting outside in the... More 

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

Thank you so much for your review. I'm happy you enjoyed your stay with us. We want each and every one of our guests to enjoy being in Portland and especially enjoy staying with us - even in a torrential downpour! I will be happy to pass along your kind remarks to my staff. They, too, love Portland and are... More 

Lenexa, Kansas, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

Love the Mark Spencer Hotel in Portland, Oregon! I had a conference 2 blocks away and rates here are much better. My room is great. Glad to have a frig & stove for restaurant left-overs. Great location. Friendly general manager! Chatting at the free happy hour in lobby and then she showed me 2 rooms they are remodeling. Exposed brick,... More 

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

I had such fun chatting with you at the evening wine tasting! I love to show our guests the renovations and how beautiful our new guestrooms have become. It was my pleasure to take you on a tour to see some of the newest rooms. Thank you for choosing to stay with us. I hope you will return on your... 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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#15 Romantic Hotel in Portland
#24 Business Hotel in Portland
#31 Family Hotel in Portland

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