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The Mark Spencer

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Chicago, Illinois
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Nice location. Near pretty much everything downtown, Good food nearby. Comfortable, clean, very pleasing hotel. Staff were pleasant. The room was very nice and clean. The location is a great place to walk to many good restaurants, bar, etc.

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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 to read that our downtown location suited your needs during this trip. We're in a great neighborhood known as the West End, just on the edge of the Pearl District and two blocks from Powell's Books. In addition, the Mark Spencer Hotel provides our guests with...

Whistler, Canada
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A fabulous stay at this lovely property and Portland. Started with a smooth check-in and helpful team at the desk, amazing room. Bed was extra comfy, great shower setup, very quiet. Received earplugs for street cars which are everywhere in Portland but did not need them. Breakfast was very nice and appreciated - suggest a bit of fresh fruit would...

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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 at the Mark Spencer Hotel. I'm so happy to hear that you enjoyed your accommodations. Our newly renovated are a great mix of old world elegance with modern comforts and luxuries. Our new beds are my absolute favorite additions and the amazing bathrooms feature blue Italian tile. I'm glad you...

Eagle River, Alaska
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Great hotel. Wonderful staff. Good amenities. Great bathrooms. Close (2 blocks) to Powells Books! Short walk to almost anything in downtown Portland. Discounts at nearby restaurants and shops. Close to light rail to airport. Will be back!!

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

Thank you for reviewing your experience with us at the Mark Spencer Hotel. You touched on so many of the great things about our hotel. Our central location is perfect for those who wish to explore the city by foot or public transportation. The Portland street car goes right past our front doors and we're just two blocks from the...

Charleston, South Carolina
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Admittedly, this is not a five star hotel, but it is a wonderful place for a small group or family to be central to everything you might want to do in Portland. Right off Burnside, so you can find everything north, south or east or west. East you're only 10 min from the Japanese/Rose gardens and Washington Park; only 10...

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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. Here at the Mark Spencer Hotel traveling families are considered an extension of our own! When people come together for such special occasions it's a reminder of why we get into the business of hospitality. It was truly our pleasure to host your family during this special time....

Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

We were back packing through Seattle, Victoria, Cannon Beach then we planned our Portland stay at Mark Spencer. Ryan, the Manager, was the BEST! He made sure we were taken care of, informed us of all the hotel offerings, and the accommodations were awesome. The room was beautiful and so very comfortable. I looked at the brand of pillows so...

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

Hi Rennee! Thank you so very much for your kind words. The best part of my job is being able to interact with our guests and share the wonderful things that make our hotel truly unique. Thank you for the comments regarding your accommodations as well. Our maintenance staff has done an incredible job renovating our property from top to...

Grand Rapids, Michigan
Reviewed 31 October 2016

Location made it easy to walk to restaurants, and shopping (Powells). Room spacious and comfortable although as noted bed was soft. Loved the afternoon tea and cookies and the wine and cheese hour 5-6. This was in addition to included breakfast. Only drawback was getting into the hotel. There is no doorman and you have to go up 3 steps...

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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 at the Mark Spencer Hotel. We're in a great downtown location known as the West End, just on the edge of the Pearl District and in close proximity to so many wonderful places. We do have bell staff seven days a week and I apologize one wasn't available...

San Jose, California
Reviewed 29 October 2016

Loved the room, the bed was crazy soft. A bit too soft, people which back problems might need to watch out. The first night we had the fluffiest towels ever but the second day, even though we hung them up they were replaced with rough towels. It was disappointing since we'd have liked to keep our towels from the day...

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

Thank you for taking the time review your experience with us. Our newly renovated rooms are a perfect mix of old world elegance with modern comforts and luxuries. I'm so glad that you enjoyed the room and our new beds. The new beds are my personal favorite addition to the rooms and they're absolutely dreamy. I apologize that you didn't...

Herndon, VA
Reviewed 27 October 2016

The Mark Spencer's location was perfect for us, the room was spacious and comfortable and the included breakfast was good.. The people at the front desk were very friendly and helpful. We would definitely stay here again if we return to Portland.

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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 stay with us at the Mark Spencer Hotel. I'm so happy to hear that our location and accommodations suited your needs during this recent trip to Portland. We're in an area of downtown known as the West End, just a few short blocks from the Pearl District. Our complimentary breakfast also...

Reviewed 26 October 2016

I actually stayed at the Mark Spencer apartments managed by the Mark Spencer hotel. The apartments are right next door from the hotel and you have access to all hotel facilities . If you are going to stay longer in Portland, this is the place you got to stay. The place provides you peace in mind and homely feeling. It...

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

Thank you for such a wonderful review! It's true! The Mark Spencer Hotel also manages the Washington Plaza units and guests who choose to say there have access to all the wonderful things at the main hotel. The rooms at Washington Plaza are more economical and were originally designed as long stay corporate apartments. I too find our Washington Plaza...

Palm Springs, California
Reviewed 26 October 2016

We stayed at the Mark Spencer for 5 nights on our first visit to Portland and it was perfect. The location was great: on the border of "downtown" and "the Pearl district", Easy walk to China town and the Saturday morning market. We had an immaculate, newly renovated 2 room suite: a living room with kitchenette and a bedroom. There...

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Thank you for taking the time to review your experience with us at the Mark Spencer Hotel. Your description of both our location and accommodations is spot on! Our neighborhood is called the West End and we're in close proximity to so many wonderful things that make Portland such a special place. Thank you for the compliments regarding our brand...

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Amenities

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Breakfast
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Room Service
About the property
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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
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  • Free Breakfast
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Laundry Service
  • Room Service
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Business Centre 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 97205-2603
Region: United States > Oregon > Portland > Downtown
Price Range: $207 - $408 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — The Mark Spencer 3*
Number of rooms: 102
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#22 Family Hotel in Portland
#22 Romantic Hotel in Portland
#25 Business Hotel in Portland
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