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The Mark Spencer

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San Diego, CA
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28 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was a great hotel in Portland. It was our first time to the city and I'm so glad we chose to stay here. Location is fantastic. You are right in the middle of tons of restaurants. Powell bookstore is a 2 minute walk which was cool to check out. Deschutes brewery also about a 5 minute walk with lots... 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! We hope the rest of your experiences in Portland were just as enjoyable! We're just a short walk from so many great eateries and retail outlets such as Bamboo Sushi, Wild Fang and TIMBUK 2. Deschutes Brewery is a local favorite and the staff often recommend it for visitors who are looking for... More 

Seattle, Washington
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was a short holiday without our vehicle. We arrived in Portland by Amtrak. Our plan was to spend most of one day at Powell's City of Books (leave space in your luggage for several great discoveries), dine quietly in our hotel room with food obtained at the Food Trucks and then consume another day seeing the city via Tri-Met... More 

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Phoenix, Arizona
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57 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

GREAT hotel- location, staff, rooms and oh those afternoon cookies. This was my third time staying here and cannot wait to return. This hotel offers a continental breakfast which is OK. Kenny and Zukes (across the street from this hotel,) has TERRIFIC bagels and cream cheese as well as a full breakfast which is good.

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

Thank you for continued patronage to The Mark Spencer Hotel. We love returning guests and I'm happy to see that you've had great experiences while staying with us. I hope in addition to our tea and cookies that you were able to enjoy our complimentary wine hour each evening from 5PM - 6PM. Kenny and Zukes is a great breakfast... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We loved this small hotel. The room was perfect. It was somewhat small but we didn't spend much time there anyway. Beds were super comfy! Everyone we dealt with at the front desk was great. They were quick with check in and check out and even held our bags for a couple hours after check out before our train left.... More 

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

Thank you for such a fantastic review! Our new beds are absolutely dreamy and their my personal favorite addition to our newly renovated rooms. I spoke to a guest this morning that raved about them as well! We're in an excellent location, just one block from Powell's Books and close to so many great restaurants and retail locations. Thank you... More 

Ogden, Utah
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had a great time. The bed was so good and the sheets were so soft I found the tag and snapped a picture and am going to order some. There was no coffee maker in the room but a awesome coffee maker and and bagels and muffins in a free cafe downstairs. We would stay here again.

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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 recent stay with us. I'm happy to hear how much you enjoyed our new beds. Personally, the beds are my favorite addition to our newly renovated rooms. Our lobby espresso machine is complimentary for guest use 24 hours a day and is a great addition to our complimentary breakfast. It makes... More 

Austin, Texas
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were upgraded to a large, corner room with sitting area and kitchenette. We had a couch, coffee table, chairs and a small dining table with 2 chairs. Enjoyed having some wine and cheese in our nicely decorated room. Wish we had been staying more than one night! Friendly staff. Great location to Pearl District. Had some local wine to... 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! It sounds like the staff went above and beyond during your stay. Based on your pictures and room description, it sounds like you really enjoyed one of our Corner Kings with a Kitchen. They're great rooms with lots of space and a view overlooking SW 11th Ave in front of the hotel. I'm... More 

Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Location was great close to many restaurants and shopping. Bed was so comfortable room was very clean. The coffee machine was down our 2 days there and that was one of their selling points for this hotel

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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 glad that you enjoyed one of our newly renovated rooms. The new beds are my personal favorite! How dreamy?! I apologize for the espresso machine being down during your recent stay. It is up and running again and we'd love for you to have this experience on... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 213 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Wonderfully accomodating check in. Beautiful remodeled room. Fabulous location. Great European style breakfasts,Would stay here again in a moment. Good safe parking as well!!! Try to get a room on a higher floor if possible.

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

Wow! Thank you for such a great review. Our location is ideally located in the West End of downtown, right on the edge of the Pearl District and close to so many different retail and food options. I'm glad you enjoyed our complimentary breakfast and that the room was to your liking. We've designed our new rooms to infuse European... More 

Honolulu, Hawaii
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

The Mark Spencer is an older hotel in need of an update. The entry to the hotel is awkward and there seemed to be no bell service. Some of the staff were well trained and helpful. They serve a decent continental breakfast & their evening cookies are yummy. A very small coin laundry is available on site. The elevators were... 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 recent stay with us. As the oldest operating hotel in the city of Portland our building has some truly unique qualities and design. Our cat walk from the curb to the main entrance is one of my favorite features of the property. It overlooks our courtyard which has tables and chairs... More 

Phoenix, Arizona
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8 hotel reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2016

We recently stayed at the Mark Spencer Hotel on our trip to Portland. As the title of my review says, there was nothing wrong with the hotel, but there also was nothing very special about it either. Has a great location in the Pearl District. Portland is a great walking or biking city so most things are within walking distance... More 

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Pam-Coser, General Manager at The Mark Spencer, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. We appreciate hearing from our guests as it allows us to improve our service to you. As a service to our guests, we offer wine tasting each evening, fresh baked cookies during afternoon tea and a continental breakfast each morning - all complimentary. I hope you were able to join us for these daily events... 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
Location: United States > Oregon > Portland > Downtown
Price Range: $223 - $378 (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 Romantic Hotel in Portland
#22 Family Hotel in Portland
#25 Business Hotel in Portland
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