Our first trip to Portland and we arrived by train so we wanted to stay somewhere close to Downtown so we could explore the city. The location of the Mark Spencer is excellent. Streetcar is on the hotel street, light rail a block away and all transit is fareless within the downtown zone. They do charge for parking so we were glad we didn't come with a car and you really don't need one to explore this city.
The hotel is definitely older but we can tell they have been regularly upgrading/renovating it...newer carpets, fresh paint, installing new windows on upper floor. Some of the furniture may look a bit worn and dated but the positives to staying here far outweightnot having the fancy decor (that you'd be paying for with a higher room rate!) The bathroom was spotlessly clean, I've stayed in other more expensive hotels and wouldn't say the same about their cleaning!
The service of all the staff we met was friendly and extremely helpful in giving us tips for around the city.
If you're looking for a good price, clean hotel and excellent location this is a great place to stay.
- 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