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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 #19 of 132 hotels in Portland
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 2 weeks ago
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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San Francisco, California
14 reviews 14 reviews
3 hotel reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 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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22 reviews 22 reviews
4 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This place has some history but our room smelled and our only window opened into a central channel above the atrium to give the rooms some light. Great location! The staff were good, as was the breakfast and happy hour!

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Bangor, Maine
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173 reviews 173 reviews
20 hotel reviews
109 helpful votes 109 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Mark Spencer, an older hotel with renovated rooms, served our needs well during a three night stay in early June. Lower floor rooms were dark but quiet and spacious. Service was excellent. Price was competitive. Sound proofing was surprisingly good. Location was ideal for walking, access to the good and inexpensive public transportation system, and closeness to the entertaining... More

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Columbus oh
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Stayed for a week last week and couldn't have had a better stay. The service was great, the staff incredibly friendly, location was close to great sites and restaurants and highways for driving. The breakfast was good but cappuccino machine in the lobby was even better! Loved it and would return without question. Beds very comfortable. Mike

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Lander, Wyoming
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29 reviews 29 reviews
18 hotel reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The staff really made the difference in this great location downtown hotel. Spent a working weekend there and appreciate the help while I had incredible back spasms. The room was surprisingly large and had a kitchen area. Appreciate the included breakfast.

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

Thank you for your kind words regarding our staff. I hope you had a successful working weekend with no more back spasms. We love Kenny & Zukes, too! It's a fun deli experience with delicious sandwiches! I hope your next visit to Portland will bring you back to The Mark Spencer Hotel. We look forward to seeing you again. Have... More

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118 reviews 118 reviews
15 hotel reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Mark Spencer has very comfortable rooms, quiet and spacious. We'd have been even happier if the room had been ready for us at 3:30 p.m., and in fact we had to expostulate firmly even an hour later to get our room. But they certainly redeemed themselves by allowing us the next day to check out early with no penalty,... 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. I'm so sorry you had to wait for your room. We typically have all rooms ready by our 4pm check-in time. We are always happy to accommodate our guests with early check-out, as well. Sometimes events arise that you didn't count on. We appreciate your choosing to stay with us... More

Omaha, Nebraska
1 review
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This hotel is on a great location and the public spaces and staff are top notch. But the rooms are another matter. My room was one of those that had been renovated. It was surprisingly small. The furnishings were shockingly sparse: A bed with nightstands, a desk and chair, a small dresser, and a tv hanging from the wall. That's... More

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

Thank you for your candid review. I'm sorry you were disappointed in your guestroom. We try to make each room as comfortable as we can with added amenities such as 50" HD flat screen TV's, extra chairs (where appropriate) and luxurious bed linens from Ireland. We truly appreciate your comments and look for ways to implement any suggestions from our... More

Surrey, Canada
14 reviews 14 reviews
5 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Three girlfriends and I just came home from a 4 day stay at this wonderful hotel. We loved so many things about our visit here - the fabulous, delicious coffee machine that was available all day long, the warm, home baked cookies in the afternoon, the wine tasting every day complete with crackers and cheese - and all of it... More

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

I'm so happy to hear you felt like you were at home during your stay with us. We strive to make each and every one of our guests feel comfortable and have an enjoyable experience. Our complimentary wine tasting in the early evening is one of our favorites. We get to visit with you and hear stories of your adventures... More

New York City, New York
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The hotel was a delightful surprise. Full refrigerator, stove, and sink along with the utensils. New York Times at your day on weekdays. The streetcar passes the front of the building. Close to the famous food carts where I had most of my tasty meals.

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

I'm so happy you enjoyed your stay with us. The food carts are amazing and I'm sure you found a few favorites! I've eaten a few meals there myself! I hope you were also able to join us for our complimentary wine tasting each evening. We choose a variety of local and regional Oregon and Washington wines to sample each... More

Sydney, Australia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

stayed here for 4 days the rooms were great the hotel staff were excellent it's in a great location for just about everything would recommend this hotel and would be willing to stay here again the only thing which I would recommend is that they put in a ramp or some form into the foyer, although it only has a... More

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

Thank you for visiting us all the way from Australia! I hope you enjoyed Portland as much as we enjoyed having you as our guest. I would like to apologize for any struggles you had getting your luggage into the lobby. We do have a bellman on duty to assist our guests with luggage as well as a second entrance... 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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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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