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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 133 Hotels in Portland
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 4 weeks ago
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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 4 weeks ago

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
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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
1 review
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

Vancouver, Canada
1 review
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

My husband and I haven't been to Portland and had heard wonderful things about it and thought that we would give it a try. Loved the city,from the food trucks to the Micro Breweries everywhere.Our hotel was in a perfect location for walking around the city.The room was quite small and on the older side.But was clean and the desk... More

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

I'm happy you enjoyed your visit to our beautiful city. We have so many award winning restaurants, tax free shopping and local brew pubs - I'm sure you left with several favorites! I would love to have you experience one of our renovated rooms on your next visit. Thank you for choosing to stay with us - we love to... More

Seattle, Washington
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20 reviews 20 reviews
18 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

I spent this past Saturday night at the Mark Spencer Hotel in Portland. We had two rooms for one night, both were newly renovated rooms with single king sized beds. One of the two rooms had a full kitchen, complete with fridge, microwave, toaster, two burner stove-top, and coffee maker. The renovations are just beautiful - got me thinking about... More

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

Thank you so much for your kind review. We love our newly renovated rooms and are happy you did, too! As renovations progress, more of these beautiful rooms are being made available. As we are doing such extensive renovations - removing everything from each room, including the ceilings, walls and flooring, replacing all plumbing and electrical, adding extra insulation into... More

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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

My husband and I took a road trip from SF to Portland with our chihuahua terrier. I found this hotel on Booking.com and cross referenced it with Trip Advisor. It was a great choice. Not knowing anything about Portland, we were happy to be co centrally located - walking distance to almost everything. The staff was very friendly, and they... More

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

We love to have you and your pet visit with us! I hope your sweet terrier enjoyed the special treats we reserved just for him, as well as the comfy dog bed. Our wine tasting in the evening always brings our guests together to sample some of Oregon's finest wines. I'm happy you were able to join us. Thank you... More

Bend, Oregon
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

The staff members were great- helpful, courteous. The place was clean, newly remodeled. The location between downtown and the Pearl District is fabulous. A quick breakfast is available and hits the spot. The coffee/ hot chocolate/ tea machine is available around the clock and is a nice feature. I called the hotel directly for my reservation and received a better... More

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Seattle
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

We stayed at the Mark Spencer last weekend and were delighted. Yes, it's a little worn, but it's clean and charming. We don't like chain hotels, preferring those with character and personality. The room was wonderful, the service excellent. We slept well and enjoyed a terrific breakfast around the corner at Cheryl's. Then, we walked a short block to Powell's... More

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Freehold, New Jersey
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

The Room, while not renovated, was very comfortable for 2. The Bed and excellent linens were exceptional and provided great nights sleep. The morning breakfasts were super, and offered a good assortment of food. We cannot say enough good things about the front desk and, the valet Michael. My wife became ill on our trip to Portland, and the front... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014 via mobile

I was welcomed like family late into the evening (with family at a local hospital) and quickly checked in. Although at first I didn't like having to pay for parking, but I could see my car from the hotel, it was safe, convenient and worth the $20. The room was clean and cute. AC and appliances worked well. The bed... 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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