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“Kitchen in room, central location, good price.” 4 of 5 stars
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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
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60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
“Kitchen in room, central location, good price.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2009

Clean, older style hotel. The room even had a completely equipped kitchen with a stove, including oven, but no microwave. Spacious closet, many drawers; iron & board. Friendly, attentive staff, especially Onielia. Good start continental breakfast. Afternoon "tea" in a cosy setting. I'm glad I stayed there.

  • Stayed August 2009, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2009

the hotel is good, however the location could have been better. breakfast was great.

  • Liked — breakfast
  • Disliked — location
  • Stayed February 2006, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2009

We enjoyed our stay at the Mark Spencer! The room was nothing special, but it did have a mini kitchen and that suited us perfectly because we were traveling with a young child. The rate included a continental breakfast and afternoon coffee with some treats. We liked the location and proximity to public transportation perfect and the staff was very nice.

  • Stayed July 2009, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Oregon
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2009

I've stayed at the Mark Spencer more than other hotels when visiting Portland. The price to stay was good for the experience until now. Although they have added a underground parking addition, the money spent to stay, does not match the quality of the hotel. The last few times I've stayed, the rooftop deck was not opened (the best feature of the hotel). It's a great location, breakfast bar, but, there are better rooms for the money.

  • Stayed August 2009, traveled with friends
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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WA state
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2009

The location of this hotel was perfect. We parked our cars and didn't move them for two days. The light rail is just a block or two away and most of the rides we took were in the free zone. The hotel is beautiful. I like the fact it is pet-friendly. The employees were all very hospitable. The downside is the room. We had a junior suite. One slept on the bed in the bedroom, the other on the sofa bed in the main room. The second night we switched. The sofa bed was horrible for both of us.The bed in the bedroom was just fine. Also, there was no coffee in the room, There was a coffee maker in the cupboard but nothing to make coffee with. Even the cheapest hotels put the little coffee, cream and sugar packets in your room. Finally, we thought the bedroom should also have a TV. Most suites do. All in all a decent place, clean, and most of all, convenient. I got a special from their website, giving 20% off of what other travel websites were offering. Now, I notice they even have a name your own price on the hotel website. I like that idea.

  • Stayed August 2009, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Minneapolis MN
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2009

I'm so glad to have chosen this hotel from the list of 5 provided by the Sock Summit website. The staff were all very friendly & accommodating, the room was spotless, comfortable & well appointed, and the complimentary personal products were wonderful! In addition, the location was perfect. Four blocks from the train, 1 block from KnitPurl and the excellent restaurants of every sort so nearby. This is my new favorite hotel. I hope the rooftop garden renovation is complete next time I come to visit Portland. Thank you!

  • Stayed August 2009, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Seattle
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2009

The staff is very friendly. Good place for pets. New energy efficient windows with central heat and air. New breakfast room. We have stayed here four or five times and we are always satisfied.

  • Stayed August 2009, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 409 SW 11th Ave., Portland, OR 97205
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Location: United States > Oregon > Portland > Downtown
Amenities:
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
Hotel Style:
#15 Romantic Hotel in Portland
#24 Business Hotel in Portland
#31 Family Hotel in Portland
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — The Mark Spencer 3*
Number of rooms: 102
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
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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