The Mark Spencer is a little funky, but still provided a good place to stay. Its location is prime: the streetcar line right in front, one block from Powell's City of Books and walking distance from lots of great restaurants and the Saturday Market. The included breakfast is quite adequate.
The rooms, however, were a bit more downscale than I had expected. Although we liked the sitting space in the junior suite, the closets were oddly placed and the bedroom was miniscule: barely enough room for the queen bed and one nightstand. My husband had about 12" clearance between his side of the bed and the wall. The curtains were dark enough but not generous enough to completely block out the very bright street lights (we were on the 2nd floor). The carpet in the sitting room was torn.
Still, for a very good bargain, I would recommend it with those caveats. The rooms were clean and the service very helpful.
- 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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- Also Known As:
- The Mark Spencer Hotel Portland
- Mark Spencer Portland