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Mark Spencer Hotel
Ranked #8 of 146 Hotels in Portland
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed February 17, 2011

great location to check out old town and the breweries. Room was just ok, nothing fancy.

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Reviewed February 15, 2011

We had the pleasure of staying at the Mark Spencer again this year. The hotel is very clean and quiet. Front desk is always very cordial. The afternoon wine tasting is a very nice perk. The rooms are clean and comfortable. Beds are great. I would recommend this hotel as a place to stay when visiting Portland. It is within walking distance to all the great shopping and restaurants and even Whole Foods.

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Reviewed February 15, 2011

This is a great downtown hotel, right in the pearl district close to everything. My wife and I had a great time! It started with the free wine and cheese in the hotel, then off to dinner at one of the many great resturants close by, then followed up with a movie. The room was clean, the staff was friendly, and we had a very relaxing, good time. I can't wait to do it again!

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1  Thank Mdcaron
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Reviewed February 13, 2011

My husband and I stayed at the Mark Spencer for five nights while attending a medical conference across the street at the Governor Hotel. The room is a small apartment, complete with full kitchen, nice living room, dining table with four chairs, big bedroom with comfortable bed, spacious dressing room, and adequate bathroom with plenty of hot water and great water pressure. Only problem was the aforementioned paper-thin walls, and ceilings, which was only a problem for one night, when a young child was racing back and forth in the room above, for a long time. Outside noise wasn't a problem in our courtyard-facing room The double-paned windows that open do a nice job of blocking noise.

The Mark Spencer is very conveniently located in downtown Portland, close to Powell's and a couple of great grocery stores, walking distance to all the fabulous restaurants in NW Portland. And the neighborhood is safe. And the price is extremely reasonable.

The Mark Spencer is definitely a good choice for anyone looking for a nice place, for not too much money, in a good location.

  • Stayed: February 2011, traveled on business
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1  Thank arachne
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Reviewed February 13, 2011

Never having stayed in Portland we had no idea where to stay, while not trying to break the bank. Seeing this hotel in a guidebook we stopped by to enquire and were pleasantly surprised by the warmth of the decor and pleasantness of the staff. All in an affordable price. Staff were knowledgeable of the area and provided a great resource to explore the city. Clean, quiet rooms. A location which made walking around downtown easy. Try Kenny and Zukes lunch deli across the street, fabulous food.

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Reviewed February 10, 2011

My son and I stayed in the executive suite with separate bedroom for me for four nights. The bedroom very nice and private allowing freedom for son to venture out until wee hours and not disturb the sleeping mom. The kitchenette came in handy ,though not really needed because of the generous fare in the lobby. The subtantial breakfast and afternoon tea kept us well fed. Location is perfect- everything within walking distance. The staff is extremely helpful and friendly (Thank you Lena, best employee ever!) We will be staying here again- frequently as Portland is our new favorite! Mark Spencer Hotel is perfect in every possibly way. Wonderful stay!

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Reviewed February 9, 2011

We used their name your price option on the advice of someone here and put in $69 for a basic room. They accepted the bid and we were happy. Parking is $18/night but it is in a secure parking garage. They have pet friendly rooms ($15 fee). Their location is great; we were in town for a concert at the Crystal Ballroom which was only about a 2 block walk from the hotel. Staff was very friendly and accommodating. Room was clean and bed was comfortable (no sore backs or necks). We had a room on the street side and the noise didn't bother us a bit. I suppose that could change during the summer if one had the window open and you weren't used to sleeping with street noise. The room had a small upright refrigerator, stovetop, microwave, and toaster. Am sure they provide a coffee maker as well. They also provide dishes and utensils, and table and chairs. The room also has an ironing board and iron as well as a blow dryer. Breakfast is provided in the morning (we didn't partake so can't comment on it), and checkout time is noon (very nice!). Would definitely return and recommend.

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Additional Information about Mark Spencer Hotel

Address: 409 SW 11th Ave, Portland, OR 97205-2603
Location: United States > Oregon > Portland > Downtown
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#16 Family Hotel in Portland
#22 Romantic Hotel in Portland
#25 Business Hotel in Portland
Price Range: $135 - $342 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Mark Spencer Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 101
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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