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Mark Spencer Hotel

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Yakima, Washington
Reviewed yesterday NEW

I stayed here with my husband and our puppy. The location can't be beat, their rooms are thoughtfully and elegantly designed and their service is very good. They gave us a small bag that contained treats for our puppy, as well as tips on dog-friendly places around town. They also provided us with water and food bowls for our puppy....

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Seattle, Washington
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We came to Portland for a wedding and stayed here upon the recommendation of friend's. The entryway is a little awkward (narrow and uncovered in the rain) and the lobby small and crowded, but once upstairs the hallways are full of old movie star pictures and momentos. The rooms have been nicely remodeled and include a small efficient kitchen. Wish...

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Seattle
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We attended the wedding of our son and needed a room that had an area for guest to visit, a kitchen to make our own food on the run or late at night and room enough for us not to feel boxed in after four hectic days. The master suite provided all of that. The new remodel is great with...

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Seattle
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Love the remodel of this hotel. The rooms are clean, the beds are very comfortable, and the bedding is crisp, clean, fresh feeling and very soft. The pillows were heaven. The space was well setup and the kitchen nicely equipped. We loved the location. We were thankful for the helpful staff.

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Vancouver, Washington
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Walking distance to theaters, shopping, Powell's, Pearl district, with personality (old hotel, modern amenities). Fun place to stay! And a free (cheap) wine reception with live jazz guitar on Friday 5-6. De-stressed immediately!

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Camarillo
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Never mind the chain big names or the boutique choices, this is the place to stay when you come to Portland. It's central to what you want to do and see, short walk to Powells (key) and the staff is geared to the guest like few other hotel staffs I've encountered. GREAT choice!

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

Thank you for sharing your experience. The Mark Spencer Hotel is such a unique place and what really sets us a part is our staff. They're genuine in the service they provide and we're all committed to providing exceptional service and accommodations for our guests. I'm so happy we delivered on this during your recent stay. Thank you for choosing...

Vancouver, United States
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Heavy snow began to fall in the Portland area and my family and I were scheduled to attend an annual banquet at a hotel. I knew that driving home after the banquet might be difficult because of the bad weather, so I decided to stay overnight.The hotel hosting the banquet was booked full, but I was able to find the...

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

I'm glad we were able to provide a stay-cation experience for you during the recent snow flurry. It's moments like these where our staff really shines. I hope you were able to take advantage of our complimentary wine tasting that evening and complimentary breakfast the following morning. It's our goal to provide exceptional service and accommodations and it sounds like...

Mount Vernon, Washington
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The Mark Spencer has the charm of an old hotel but with nicely upgraded rooms. It is within short walking distance of Powells, many restaurants, food trucks, and streetcar and MAX. Continental breakfast is ok, and Kenny and Zuke's is across the street if you want more. Rooms are comfortable and quiet. Staff are great. all in all, excellent.

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

Thank you for reviewing your recent stay at our boutique hotel in downtown Portland. You're description is spot on! We're the oldest, continuously operating hotel in Portland and have recently renovated each guest room from the floor to the ceiling. I'm glad you enjoyed our central location were able to explore the city using our many forms of public transportation....

Vancouver
Reviewed 1 week ago

Excellent friendly staff. Rooms were clean and very cozy. The passport idea was great as we used the businesses surrounding the Mark Spencer for dinner, snacks, and ice cream. Would definitely come back again.

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

Thank you for reviewing your recent experience with us. I'm happy to see that we provided the exceptional service and accommodation for which we're known. The Spencer Court Passport is such a great amenity for guests of our hotel and I'm happy see that you took advantage of those exclusive discounts. Thank you for choosing the Mark Spencer Hotel on...

Windsor, California
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great stay in Portland! The Mark Spencer is within walking distance of terrific restaurants, breweries and shopping as well as theatres and art galleries. Loved our room with kitchen and the self laundry was so convenient for our multi day visit with family.

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

Thank you for such a wonderful review. As you mentioned, we're in a great location with so many wonderful places nearby. Our Spencer Court Passport provides guests with exclusive discounts to Bamboo Sushi, Cheryl's on 12th and Wild Fang, just to name a few. I'm happy to see that we provided your family with a great experience while visiting our...

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Breakfast included
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
About the property
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
Things to do
  • Fitness Centre 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
  • Breakfast included
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Laundry Service
  • Concierge
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • 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 Mark Spencer Hotel

Address: 409 SW 11th Ave., Portland, OR 97205
Region: United States > Oregon > Portland > Downtown
Price Range: $218 - $463 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Mark Spencer Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 101
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Hotel Style:
#22 Romantic Hotel in Portland
#22 Family Hotel in Portland
#25 Business Hotel in Portland
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“We had a corner king, and although the street car was below us, didn't keep us awake!”
  • Sitting area of room
  • You do have a great view and visa versa into other rooms!
  • Little kitchen area
 of 5 bubbles Krisinseattle, 23 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Then suites are super nice. Ask for one that faces the street.”
 of 5 bubbles deborahk0, 19 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Corner suites on 3rd floor or above are large, well appointed and have great views.”
 of 5 bubbles georgehU7462FG, 3 Jan 2017 | Read review
“View would be better from an outside room. Inside room windows only look at other rooms.”
 of 5 bubbles robertgC3191EM, 12 Dec 2016 | Read review
“Courtyard rooms are most quiet.”
 of 5 bubbles cstiles, 28 Nov 2016 | Read review
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