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Mark Spencer Hotel

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Seattle
Reviewed yesterday NEW

We attended the wedding of our son and needed a room that had an area for guest to visit, a kitchen to make our own food on the run or late at night and room enough for us not to feel boxed in after four hectic days. The master suite provided all of that. The new remodel is great with...

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Seattle
Reviewed yesterday NEW

Love the remodel of this hotel. The rooms are clean, the beds are very comfortable, and the bedding is crisp, clean, fresh feeling and very soft. The pillows were heaven. The space was well setup and the kitchen nicely equipped. We loved the location. We were thankful for the helpful staff.

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Vancouver, Washington
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Walking distance to theaters, shopping, Powell's, Pearl district, with personality (old hotel, modern amenities). Fun place to stay! And a free (cheap) wine reception with live jazz guitar on Friday 5-6. De-stressed immediately!

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Camarillo
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Never mind the chain big names or the boutique choices, this is the place to stay when you come to Portland. It's central to what you want to do and see, short walk to Powells (key) and the staff is geared to the guest like few other hotel staffs I've encountered. GREAT choice!

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Ryan H, Guest Relations Manager at Mark Spencer Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for sharing your experience. The Mark Spencer Hotel is such a unique place and what really sets us a part is our staff. They're genuine in the service they provide and we're all committed to providing exceptional service and accommodations for our guests. I'm so happy we delivered on this during your recent stay. Thank you for choosing...

Vancouver, United States
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Heavy snow began to fall in the Portland area and my family and I were scheduled to attend an annual banquet at a hotel. I knew that driving home after the banquet might be difficult because of the bad weather, so I decided to stay overnight.The hotel hosting the banquet was booked full, but I was able to find the...

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Ryan H, Guest Relations Manager at Mark Spencer Hotel, responded to this review

I'm glad we were able to provide a stay-cation experience for you during the recent snow flurry. It's moments like these where our staff really shines. I hope you were able to take advantage of our complimentary wine tasting that evening and complimentary breakfast the following morning. It's our goal to provide exceptional service and accommodations and it sounds like...

Mount Vernon, Washington
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The Mark Spencer has the charm of an old hotel but with nicely upgraded rooms. It is within short walking distance of Powells, many restaurants, food trucks, and streetcar and MAX. Continental breakfast is ok, and Kenny and Zuke's is across the street if you want more. Rooms are comfortable and quiet. Staff are great. all in all, excellent.

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Ryan H, Guest Relations Manager at Mark Spencer Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for reviewing your recent stay at our boutique hotel in downtown Portland. You're description is spot on! We're the oldest, continuously operating hotel in Portland and have recently renovated each guest room from the floor to the ceiling. I'm glad you enjoyed our central location were able to explore the city using our many forms of public transportation....

Vancouver
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Excellent friendly staff. Rooms were clean and very cozy. The passport idea was great as we used the businesses surrounding the Mark Spencer for dinner, snacks, and ice cream. Would definitely come back again.

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Ryan H, Guest Relations Manager at Mark Spencer Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for reviewing your recent experience with us. I'm happy to see that we provided the exceptional service and accommodation for which we're known. The Spencer Court Passport is such a great amenity for guests of our hotel and I'm happy see that you took advantage of those exclusive discounts. Thank you for choosing the Mark Spencer Hotel on...

Windsor, California
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Great stay in Portland! The Mark Spencer is within walking distance of terrific restaurants, breweries and shopping as well as theatres and art galleries. Loved our room with kitchen and the self laundry was so convenient for our multi day visit with family.

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Ryan H, Guest Relations Manager at Mark Spencer Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for such a wonderful review. As you mentioned, we're in a great location with so many wonderful places nearby. Our Spencer Court Passport provides guests with exclusive discounts to Bamboo Sushi, Cheryl's on 12th and Wild Fang, just to name a few. I'm happy to see that we provided your family with a great experience while visiting our...

Surrey, Canada
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The location is perfect. Close walking or transit to everything. The rooms and bathrooms are beautifully done. Enjoyed all the breakfast and the afternoon treats. I would definitely come back. I would recommend this hotel to my friends. thank you

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Ryan H, Guest Relations Manager at Mark Spencer Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you reviewing your stay at the Mark Spencer Hotel. I'm so happy that you enjoyed your accommodations. Our newly renovated rooms have great old world charm while also providing modern comforts and luxuries. I'm glad that you were able to join us for our complimentary breakfast as well as our complimentary tea and cookies in the afternoon. It's a...

Lawndale
Reviewed 1 week ago

A great home away from home when I travel to Portland. The location is perfect and makes everything I want to do easily accessible and most things are in walking distance. I return every year and the hotel gets better every time a come.

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Ryan H, Guest Relations Manager at Mark Spencer Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for your continued patronage to our boutique hotel and for taking the time to share your experience with us. I'm glad that you've enjoyed the upgrades we've made throughout our renovation. Each guest room has received new carpet, furnishing, linens, mattresses and bathrooms. We've maintained our historic charm while adding modern comforts and luxuries. Thank you again for...

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Breakfast included
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
About the property
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
  • Wheelchair access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
Things to do
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Room types
  • Kitchenette
  • Suites
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
  • Family Rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator in room
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Paid Wifi
  • Paid Internet
  • Public Wifi
Services
  • Breakfast included
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Laundry Service
  • Concierge
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Business Center with Internet Access
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Self-Serve Laundry
  • Conference Facilities
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 

Additional Information about Mark Spencer Hotel

Address: 409 SW 11th Ave., Portland, OR 97205
Location: United States > Oregon > Portland > Downtown
Price Range: $167 - $352 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Mark Spencer Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 101
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The Mark Spencer Hotel Portland
Mark Spencer Portland
Hotel Style:
#22 Family Hotel in Portland
#22 Romantic Hotel in Portland
#25 Business Hotel in Portland
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“Then suites are super nice. Ask for one that faces the street.”
 of 5 bubbles deborahk0, 5 weeks ago | Read review
“Corner suites on 3rd floor or above are large, well appointed and have great views.”
 of 5 bubbles georgehU7462FG, Jan 3, 2017 | Read review
“View would be better from an outside room. Inside room windows only look at other rooms.”
 of 5 bubbles robertgC3191EM, Dec 12, 2016 | Read review
“Courtyard rooms are most quiet.”
 of 5 bubbles cstiles, Nov 28, 2016 | Read review
“super quant, cozy, beautiful decoration, comfortable bed”
 of 5 bubbles katielain, Nov 28, 2016 | Read review
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