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The Mark Spencer

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Vancouver
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91 reviews
46 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 April 2013

Had a nice 3 nights in this hotel last month. Hadn't stayed in Portland for 36 years, always driven through and wanted to spend some time on the Columbia Gorge and in and around the city. Chose the Mark Spencer after reading reviews and found it to be as reported. Staff extremely polite, friendly and helpful. Quite a busy place... More 

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Jeri R, General Manager at The Mark Spencer, responded to this review

Hello friends from Vancouver, Thanks so much for sending in this review to TripAdvisor and for staying with us. So glad to know we met your expectations. The staff here is exceptional and they take pride in its spotless condition. I share all comments with them and they appreciate hearing first-hand from our guests. Our location is prime for anyone... More 

Carlsbad, California
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63 reviews
31 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 April 2013

In the Pearl; booked a king suite for a couple of days; perfect room & perfect location. Powell's is a block way, shopping, coffee places and lots of places to eat within blocks. Try Sizzle Pie for a late, inexpensive pizza. Wifi was pretty fast, fee parking under the building - come and go as you please, no valet. breakfast... More 

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Jeri R, General Manager at The Mark Spencer, responded to this review

Hello GK Metal, Thanks so much for posting a review about your stay with TripAdvisor and for the 5-star rating! Our location is perfect for those who want to explore Portland's best known 'playground': the Pearl District, and of course, Powell's Books. Since you mentioned late night Pizza, just wanted to let you know that we bake fresh, local pizza... More 

Hartford, Connecticut
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11 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 April 2013

My first visit to Portland and I didn't want a traditional impersonal high rise. What a great choice in the Mark Spencer. Perfect location to walk everywhere and perfect accomodations. Comfortable queen, fridge and stove, very clean, quiet and wine and cookies in the afternoon. What else is there? Breakfast was great too. Not like there aren't dozens to place... More 

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Jeri R, General Manager at The Mark Spencer, responded to this review

Hi Beau, Thanks so much for sending in this review and for the 5-star rating! You did a great job summarizing for me why people should stay here....location, value, clean and those are the reasons we have so many return guests. Add to your list that our staff is exceptional - why would anyone stay anyplace else! Looking forward to... More 

Vancouver, Canada
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5 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 April 2013

We had such a wonderful stay at this hotel. We were very fortunate to have a newly renovated room, it made all the difference to us. The location was perfection itself as we walked to the shops, dinner and the market. Many thanks for having "Happy Hour" and introducing local wines, what a fantastic way to relax, mingle, and bond... More 

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Jeri R, General Manager at The Mark Spencer, responded to this review

Good evening friends from the northern border, Not sure what time (or what day) this will transmit to the public, but its 8:30pm Saturday evening right now and I'm enjoying a wonderful after dinner port with friends. They decided to look us up on TripAdvisor for a little trivia talk about the hotel and the newest review that popped was... More 

Burnaby, Canada
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4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 April 2013

Great little hotel in the Pearl District! The room was neat and clean when we arrived. The building and rooms are old, but are being renovated currently. We were never bothered with the renovations, and the age of the building did not bother us as the building was very clean. The breakfast, coffee/mocha machine and afternoon wine and cheese were... More 

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Jeri R, General Manager at The Mark Spencer, responded to this review

Hi friends from the north, Thanks so much for sending in this review about your stay. We're so glad you chose to stay with us and even better, that you found our location and value appealing. Our best feature is being old (..you don't hear that one often!), but it's true. We're a historical buildling; we're steps away from Portland's... More 

Vancouver, Canada
1 review
Reviewed 2 April 2013

We were looking for a Hotel central to Downtown & the Pearl District during Easter weekend that had parking without the need to use a valet and decided to book online after reading mostly positive reviews. We arrived in Portland quite early and thought we would just check out the Hotel to know where we were going, when we returned... More 

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Jeri R, General Manager at The Mark Spencer, responded to this review

Greetings Happy Hikers from Vancouver, I can't thank you enough for sending in this great review about your stay. I respond to all replies and I share comments with the staff. They hear from me that they're doing a great job, but what counts at the end of the day is your opinion and it sounds like we're doing it... More 

Castletownshend, Ireland
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3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 April 2013

We're out on tour. It's the beginning of April and we started in January, a tour that won't be all done until December. We typically stay in motels, a different one day after day but they're all sort of similar. The Mark Spencer is different, and it has become my favorite place to spend the night. It's a slight step... More 

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Jeri R, General Manager at The Mark Spencer, responded to this review

Dear M G, All I can say is WOW! Thanks so much for taking time while you're on tour to send this review to TripAdvisor. We love being different and non-snobby. Our staff is exceptional and they hear it from me all the time, but when they hear it from our guests, it really hits home. Glad to know you... More 

Washington
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423 reviews
54 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 147 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 March 2013

We payed for a queen room but asked for an upgrade to a king and they generously obliged. We did get a remodeled room by the front desk. I don't know what the un-remodled rooms are like. It was by the street but I didn't hear any traffic. The room has new windows. They were meticulus on the remodel. The... More 

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Jeri R, General Manager at The Mark Spencer, responded to this review

Wow - it's Monday morning and I can't think of a better way to start the week off. Your review and 5-star rating is as good as it gets. Thanks so much for taking time to include details. We are proud of our spotless hotel and exceptional employees who try hard every day to make our guests comfortable and at... More 

Bend, Oregon
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5 reviews
Reviewed 30 March 2013

The Mark Spencer is a good hotel with friendly staff, centrally located and clean. Logan the bellboy should get a raise. I was somewhat surprised to find out that the cost of our Friday night lodging was 60 dollars more than the Thursday night's charge. We had a "Junior Suite" on the 6th floor and it was very nice. Breakfasts... More 

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Thank Bi0guy
Jeri R, General Manager at The Mark Spencer, responded to this review

Good afternoon Bi0guy in Bend, Thanks so much for sending in your review, for the 4-star rating and for recognizing Logan! He's new to our team so I know he'll be pleased to see your comments. I share all guest letters and reviews with the employees, as they appreciate hearing first-hand from our guests. Logan is already showing that he's... More 

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Amenities

Highlights
  • 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
  • Public Wifi
Services
  • 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
Region: United States > Oregon > Portland > Downtown
Price Range: $209 - $407 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — The Mark Spencer 3*
Number of rooms: 102
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Also Known As:
The Mark Spencer Hotel Portland
Mark Spencer Portland
Hotel Style:
#22 Family Hotel in Portland
#22 Romantic Hotel in Portland
#25 Business Hotel in Portland
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