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The Mark Spencer

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Mercer Island, Washington
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74 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We booked the master suite a couple months before our visit. The reason was, it has two rooms. I called, discussed with reception and she understood we needed two rooms. We received a call the day of our arrival that our room would not be available, however they had two other options(not two rooms). The manager told me he was... More 

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Chicago IL
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We had a great stay. Good breakfast to start the day and perfectly timed happy hour to end a day of sightseeing. Great location. Close to Pearl District and many other popular restaurants. Our room was big with a nice sized bathroom that was fully stocked with the essentials.

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

Thank you for such a great review! We're in a great location as you mentioned, just where the West End meets the Pearl District and close to so many great restaurants and shopping outlets. Some of my personal favorites nearby are Kure, Bamboo Sushi and TIMBUK 2, all of which are located on our same block. I'm happy to hear... More 

Columbus, Wisconsin
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27 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Right in the middle of downtown. Easily walkable to Portland's sights. Staff was super friendly and helpful. Room was clean and the beds were outstanding. Had wine tasting happy hour and decent breakfast.

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

Thank you for reviewing your recent stay with us. I'm happy to see we delivered an exceptional guest experience for you. We're located in a part of downtown known as the West End and in close proximity to so many wonderful things in the downtown area. I'm glad you enjoyed our complimentary wine hour from 5PM - 6PM each night... More 

USA
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75 reviews
18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Stayed at this charming boutique hotel for 7 nights while visiting family in Portland. Location was excellent - an easy walk or tram everywhere, only 2 blocks from Powell Books! Hotel was clean, bed was super comfortable - the best I have come across in my travels around the world! Nice, modern bathroom. Free breakfast provided was sufficient. Enjoyed the... More 

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

Thank you for such a great review! The Mark Spencer Hotel is the oldest operating hotel in the city of Portland and is a family owned boutique hotel. Just as you described, everywhere in Portland is easily accessible from our front doors. The light rail system, street car and even free bike rentals are just a short walk. Our new... More 

Scottsdale, Arizona
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15 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

room with view of the street. Booked through work but very reasonable on a Saturday night in Portland. Close to all the restaurants and breweries downtown. As usual, got to watch for the weirdos on the streets....but that exists always in Portland in the summer.

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

Thank you for taking the time to review your experience with us at The Mark Spencer Hotel. We're in a great location where the Pearl District meets the West End in downtown. Our new Spencer Court Passport allows our guests to receive exclusive discounts to select nearby restaurants and retail outlets. We've also partnered with Fat Head Brewery and each... More 

Salem, Massachusetts
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14 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We bid our own price and were given a "corporate apartment" in a separate building. The price was about half what most downtown hotels cost. The apartment entrance was very secure and felt safe. The feel of the early 1900s building was pretty cool. The apartment itself was spacious and had a great view of the street below. The bed... More 

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

Thank you for taking the time to review your experience with us. Here at The Mark Spencer Hotel we have a very unique "Bid Your Own Price" feature which allows guests an opportunity to negotiate for a lower price. Often times our guests who use the Bid Your Own Price will opt for our Washington Plaza Apartments just as you... More 

Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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108 reviews
44 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 112 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had a 45 days stay and everything went preety fine. The location is perfect, the rooms renovated and the rates very competitive. But the best of the Mark Spencer is it's wonderful team! Nikki, Ryan, Odayma and everyone else were our family during this stay! Stop looking everywhere: when travelling to Portland, stay here!

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

Hi Arnaldo! We enjoyed having you with us so much that we feel as if part of our family is in Brazil! Thank you for allowing us to be apart of such a special occasion. Little Sophie is such a beauty and was just a perfect angel. The staff still talks of your visit and how incredible it was to... More 

Seattle, Washington
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11 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a centrally located hotel in the pearl district, walking distance to literally everything. We had their master executive suite which was very nice and spacious. The downside is the walls are paper thin and the a/c in the bedroom was not working on our last night. I don't think the room is worth what is being charged.

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

Thank you for taking the time to review your experience with us. We're in a great location, where the West End meets the Pearl District and just a block from Powell's Books. You can easily spend an entire afternoon looking through their incredible selection. I'm glad you liked your room and wish your A/C trouble had been brought to our... More 

Preston, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a boutique hotel so expect smaller rooms than in mainstream US hotels. Room space was still good, bed was comfortable and wifi was fine but there were some niggles especially lack of drawer space in the open plan closet area- we stayed for a week so this was definitely a problem. Blind next to bed was broken and... More 

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

Thank you for reviewing your recent experience with us. I'm happy to see that you enjoyed your stay and that our staff delivered the exceptional service level our guests have come to expect. Our new beds are my favorite additions to the rooms. They're absolutely dreamy and it makes browsing on our complimentary wifi that much more enjoyable! I'll be... More 

Seattle, WA
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45 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is *the* place to stay if you want to be close to Powell's. It's literally two blocks away. It's also close to the food trucks on 9th. If you happen to be a knitter, there's a yarn shop right around the corner as well! The good: Location, friendly staff, wine reception, cookies. I stayed here with my teen daughter... More 

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

Thank you for taking the time to review your experience with us. We're in a great section of downtown known as the West End and just a couple blocks away from the Pearl District where Powell's Books is located. It sounds like you explored quite a bit and found some really great places. I wanted to let you know that... More 

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Amenities

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

Address: 409 SW 11th Ave, Portland, OR 97205-2603
Location: United States > Oregon > Portland > Downtown
Price Range: $221 - $362 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — The Mark Spencer 3*
Number of rooms: 102
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Also Known As:
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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