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Everett
1 review
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We stayed here for Thanksgiving and enjoyed it very much. The location is wonderful, we were able to step out of our room to grab dinner, stop across the street at Stumptown in the morning, and walk over to Patagonia and Powell's Books. With great location, comes parking annoyances. We weren't sure where to go at first, then the parking... More 

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Bonney Lake, Washington
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We have stayed at the Mark Spencer six times and have enjoyed it each time. The staff is friendly and helpful. The breakfast, wine hour and cookies are a great bonus! We like the location. It is an easy walk uptown and around the Pearl District. Also, an easy walk to and from the train station. There are many great... 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. I'm happy that we've become your home away from home! It sounds like you get the most out of your time with us by enjoying the wonderful complimentary amenities the Mark Spencer Hotel has to offer. You're absolutely correct when mentioning great places to eat nearby. From Bamboo... More 

Boston
1 review
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Hotel staff were very flexible and welcoming to accommodate my last minute booking when I extended my trip after a friend's wedding. The room was excellent with a very comfortable bed and a delightful shower. My partner even liked the fragrance from the complementary conditioner. Front desk staff also provided several great recommendations on where to grab drinks and find... More 

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

Thank you for reviewing your stay at the Mark Spencer Hotel. Weddings are a great reason to travel and I'm glad you enjoyed your time at our family owned, boutique hotel. Our newly renovated bathrooms feature blue, Italian tile and ample space to get ready for the day. Thank you for your kind words regarding our staff. They're incredible people... More 

Daly City, California
2 reviews
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Convenient Pearl District location and perfect for a Romantic Thanksgiving weekend. The Front-Desk immediately found us a parking spot in the garage once they realized we had drive 10+ hours from San Francisco. Pretty room - with a full kitchen.

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

Thank you for your review. I'm happy to hear our location suited your needs while visiting the area and that our front desk staff was able to find you a parking spot quickly. After a 10+ hour drive I hope you were able to join us for complimentary wine hour! Thank you for choosing the Mark Spencer Hotel while visiting... More 

Centennial, Colorado
2 reviews
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

What a gem to find this lovely hotel in downtown Portland. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay in this remodeled hotel. Rooms are huge and inviting. The staff is efficient and caring. We will stay again when we're in town.

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

Thank you for taking the time to share your experience with us. It's true, each guest room has been completely renovated from floor to ceiling and I truly believe we have the best rooms in the city of Portland. Thank you for your kind words regarding our staff. They're remarkable people with a passion for hospitality. I'm glad they added... More 

Eastsound, Washington
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I have stayed at the Mark Spencer 3 times in the past 2 months and my stay last night was the crowning glory and warranted a review. I'm not one to write reviews for the most part but my experience last night with Ashley the night manager demands one . I checked in to my stylish, corner king with super... More 

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

Congratulations! We're so excited for your family! Ashley shared with me how much she enjoyed your conversations and how kind and understanding you were. I consider myself very lucky to have someone as capable as Ashley on our staff. She's so warm and caring and was excited to read your review! Thank you for taking the time to share your... More 

Santa Cruz, California
1 review
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This hotel is everything in one! It is in an awesome location, is beautifully decorated and the staff is OUTSTANDING. I have never felt so taken care of at a hotel before, ever. They were kind, humorous and took great care of us throughout our entire stay. Thanks to Krit also who was super helpful from the minute we checked... More 

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

Thank you for sharing your experience with us. We've recently renovated each guest room from the floor, to the bathroom, to the beds and the ceiling! Our engineering team has done a masterful job infusing old world elegance with modern features and amenities. Krit is an absolute all-star for us. I'm not surprised to hear how well took care of... More 

Klamath Falls, Oregon
1 review
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The room was beautiful and the staff friendly. We were less than one block away from Powell's bookstore, one of our favorite places in Portland. My wife and I loved our stay and will definitely be booking again.

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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. We're in an excellent location, known as the West End, just on the edge of the Pearl District. Thank you for your kind comments about our staff. They're exceptional people and love adding to the guest experience. We look forward to having you as our guest again on your next visit... More 

Sacramento, California
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Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

My older son and I are up visiting the youngest living in Portland. The two of us each have rooms in the hotel for 2 nights. Friday night we attend the youngest's concert and are out to 2 AM when we show up back at the hotel. Now we mis-communicate - he expects to stay with with one of us... More 

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Seattle, Washington
1 review
Reviewed 1 week ago

Older hotel with updated rooms. Continental breakfast, afternoon cookies and evening wine for guests are a nice touch. Low key, comfortable and good location near Powell Bookstore. Hotel staff are friendly and helpful.

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

Thank you for taking the time to share your experience us. I'm happy to see you enjoyed some of the wonderful complimentary amenities our hotel has to offer. In addition to breakfast, cookies and our evening wine hour - we also have free wifi and the Spencer Court Passport which gives our guests exclusive discounts at nearby eateries and retail... More 

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Amenities

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Breakfast
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
  • Room Service
About the property
  • Wheelchair access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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
  • Free Breakfast
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Laundry Service
  • Room Service
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Business Center with Internet Access
  • 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
Location: United States > Oregon > Portland > Downtown
Price Range: $157 - $306 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — The Mark Spencer 3*
Number of rooms: 102
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Mark Spencer Portland
Hotel Style:
#22 Romantic Hotel in Portland
#22 Family Hotel in Portland
#25 Business Hotel in Portland
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