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Mark Spencer Hotel

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New York City, New York
Reviewed 21 May 2014

Located in the heart of Portland, this older building is a great location. You can walk everywhere. The executive suite included a combo living room/kitchen. The staff was helpful. Breakfast was easy. Parking is available. A good value for the price especially in a big city.

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

We get many comments on our location, but it's certainly worth mentioning again! Portland is such a walkable city with short city blocks, easy to use public transportation with shops and restaurants everywhere! And who doesn't love tax-free shopping? We would love to welcome you back again the next time you visit our beautiful city. Thank you for staying with...

White Rock, Canada
Reviewed 19 May 2014

This old girl was typical of older renovated hotels but very clean and the a/c worked very well . You have to expect a smaller bathroom an older kitchenette and slow elevators . My only quibble was there was no signage for the ice machine but after a brief search I consulted the front desk to discover it was in...

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

I enjoyed reading your comment about "the old girl" - she is definitely in the process of getting a refresh! Portland has so many beautiful older buildings and The Mark Spencer is proud to be in their company. As we move forward with renovations, we are conscious of keeping the beauty of the building intact. We have many exciting plans...

San Francisco, California
Reviewed 19 May 2014

I make work trips out to Portland on a regular basis and Mark Spencer is my go-to hotel of choice. It's in a terrific location downtown (SW side, walking distance to my work, metro, Powells, plus a Whole Foods and lots of restaurants). I've never had anything but a positive experience there. There's a wonderful, home-y feel to the place....

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

Wow! We couldn't have asked for a nicer review or a better endorsement. The things you mentioned that you appreciate as a guest are important to us as well. We want to make your stay enjoyable and stress-free - right down to the fresh baked cookies in our library! Thank you for your past, present and any future stays with...

british columbia, canada
Reviewed 14 May 2014

As others have said - great location, good pricing relative to competition including breakfast and parking cost, friendly staff. Booked a king suite and got a 'executive king' suite which had two rooms on a corner so lots of windows and light. No noise. Perfect for a Portland long weekend.

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

It's always nice to hear when one of our guests has enjoyed their stay at our hotel. My staff will enjoy reading your review as they truly feel "at their best" when assisting our guests! Thank you for choosing to stay with us and for your kind review. We hope to see you again soon. All the best, Pam

Boston, Massachusetts
Reviewed 14 May 2014

We selected the Mark Spencer for our stay in Portland because of its location and reasonable price. It is easy walking distance to Powell's Books, great coffee, restaurants and shopping. We found it easy to find by car from the airport, and were able to park out front in order to check in before moving the car to underground parking...

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

We always love to hear how much our guests love Portland - and our location! Powell's Books draws in many visitors just to see one of the biggest book stores in the world - and only 1 block from our hotel. So happy you enjoyed your stay with us. I'll be sharing your review with my staff as they, too,...

Vancouver, Canada
Reviewed 13 May 2014

Sourced from Ireland; just shows how much this thought and care go into your stay. Also greeted by a Birthday treat in the room - sweet. Location: perfect, within walking distance of the best stuff. Rooms: a little retro - which was fun - and quiet enough. View was fine as we were there to explore, not peer out the...

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

We love our sheets, too! As a matter of fact, our entire bedding package (sheets, duvet, mattresses) are all carefully chosen for comfort. On your next visit, I encourage you to request a renovated room so you can see all the added amenities in these beautiful guestrooms - new carpeting, bathrooms, kitchens, furnishings, artwork and large HD TV's. Thank you...

Toronto, Canada
Reviewed 13 May 2014

Full of images from the show Portlandia, and the crime novels of Alafair Burke, our family was looking for an unpretentious hotel in Portland with a great location and we found it in The Mark Spenser. We were a block from Powell's a book lover's dream, and an easy walk through the Pearl District, and to the Saturday Market past...

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

With the show "Portlandia" in mind, I'm happy we didn't disappoint you! Portland is so full of history with many areas retaining their original structures, it makes exploring the city an adventure. Add to that the many popular attractions that are Portland born and bred, and you have a very vibrant city that welcomes every visitor! I hope you will...

Saint Louis, Missouri
Reviewed 12 May 2014

This was a great experience. The rooms were very comfortable, the staff outstanding. The location was close and convenient to many of the local stores/restaurants/bars. Parking was safe and secure. I would highly recommend this hotel for any travelers.

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

Thank you for taking time to review the hotel and for your kind comments. I'm happy you enjoyed your visit to Portland and for allowing us to be your host. It was our pleasure to have you as our guest! Warm Regards, Pam

Pendleton, Oregon, United States
Reviewed 7 May 2014

I had a great stay at The Mark Spencer! My friend and I stayed three nights. The newly remodeled room was great! The bed comfy, the bathroom nice, the room great!. The complementary breakfast was more than enough...oatmeal, cereal, croissants, muffins, bagels, toast, yogurt, hard boiled eggs, and the espresso machine!!! Lovely! The staff was friendly and helpful. Location, location,...

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

We're so glad you found us! Our location is one of the best in town with many Portland attractions within blocks of the hotel - and the trolley runs right outside our front door. Thank you for your kind comments regarding our staff. I will pass them along as they are always happy when they have been of service to...

Mount Vernon, Washington
Reviewed 4 May 2014

Chose this hotel for an overnight stay in Portland on business. Received a room upgrade from a standard queen to a king room with kitchenette. Everything was very clean, but small. The bed was exceedingly comfortable, yet the view from the only window in the room was unappealing, as it faced the over side of the "U" shaped building. The...

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

Thank you for choosing The Mark Spencer Hotel for your visit to Portland. We receive many comments on our beds, so I'm happy you found it comfortable too! As more and more of our guestrooms are renovated, I would love for you to see the difference in the new rooms. Everything has been replaced right down to the plumbing and...

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Amenities

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  • 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
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Microwave
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  • 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 97205-2603
Region: United States > Oregon > Portland > Downtown
Price Range: $235 - $445 (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 Family Hotel in Portland
#22 Romantic Hotel in Portland
#25 Business Hotel in Portland
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“Apartment rooms at Washington Plaza annex are excellent for longer stay and more space. Inner rooms there are much quieter”
 of 5 bubbles Rebecca_travelsaway, 13 Mar 2017 | Read review
“The hotel has a variety of room sizes to choose from.”
 of 5 bubbles F7631BYjimh, 9 Mar 2017 | Read review
“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
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