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Mark Spencer Hotel

PricelineUS$129*
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#8 of 140 Hotels in Portland
Certificate of Excellence
04/06/2017 05/06/2017
1 room 2 adults 0 children
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Vancouver
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

First time staying at this hotel. Great location, but about $100 cheaper then the hotel we usually choose. Loved the full kitchenette, (minus the lack of coffee filters). I believe the beds were memory foam and very comfortable! Overall the room was very spacious and would be great if you were planning on an extended stay in Portland.

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

Thank you for reviewing your recent stay with us. I'm so happy that you enjoyed your first visit to our downtown boutique hotel! We're a historic property unlike any other in the downtown area. We're the oldest, continuously operating hotel in the city (1907) and have maintained the historic charm of our building. Our new beds are my absolute favorite...

Bothell
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Enjoyed a corner room with extra couch and kitchen. The bathroom could have used a hook to hang your clothes on. Loved the grey and gold decor and the bare side beam in the wall as well as the painted brick.

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

Thank you for taking the time to review your experience with us. Our Corner Kings with a Kitchen are my favorite rooms. They offer ample space, lots of natural light and the best views. As we've renovated our historic property, we've been mindful of preserving the old world charm such as the original beams and exposed brick work. All the...

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great old hotel that has been beautifully refurbished. Great location. Very nice staff. Skip breakfast and go across the street to an excellent deli and Stumptown coffee just behind that. You'll be glad you did.

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

Thank you for reviewing your recent stay. I'm happy to hear that you enjoyed our newly renovated historic property. We're the oldest continuously operating hotel in the city of Portland and our maintenance team has done a world class job maintaining the charm of the building while adding modern comforts and luxuries. We offer a complimentary breakfast featuring fresh fruit,...

Salem, Oregon
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Graduation trip with family. Very efficient. Awesome location in downtown. Few complaints: cleaning services never came, no hand soap in bathroom and room was a little hot at night. Would stay here again for price and location

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

Thank you for reviewing your experience with us. I'm glad your family enjoyed your time at our historic property in the heart of the city. We have some many great restaurants and retail locations within a short walk and we're close to all forms of public transportation as well. I apologize for the housekeeping issues. We will address this directly...

Albany, Oregon
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Everything about the MS was delightful...the one thing that could be a pinch for some people is the parking...a perennial problem in any city. Other than that, I thoroughly enjoyed my stay there...convenient to everything I wanted to see.

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

Thank you for reviewing your recent stay with us. I'm glad you had delightful experience while staying in our unique, downtown boutique hotel. We're in a great central location, where the West End meets the Pearl! We have two parking options available for guests and we offer some of the most economical parking in the downtown area. Thank you for...

Ashland, Oregon
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were coming from a fund raising event and had to check in late. The staff seemed to be very put out that we were arriving after 10 p.m. even though we had arranged this in advance. There was a very drunk and loud wedding party in the hotel that took over most of the space. We were placed in...

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

Thank you for reviewing your stay. I'm glad we were able to touch base regarding your experience and I hope you take me up on the offer to return as I will personally ensure a quite, comfortable accommodation and high service level throughout your stay. Our staff are accustomed to guests arriving late and I apologize if you didn't receive...

Sunnyvale, California
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Mark Spencer is a true find! An older property, it's been recently redone to perfection. My room had all the modern conveniences, yet retained a historic feel, with one wall the original brick. The room was done in chic colors and furnishings, with unique touches such as mirrors with an art deco feel. The artwork on the walls was...

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

Thank you for such a fantastic review! I'm glad you enjoyed your accommodations and had such a good time. Your description of our family owned, boutique hotel is spot on. Our maintenance team has done incredible job with the renovation and our housekeeping staff works diligently to ensure our guests receive the highest levels of cleanliness. Thank you for choosing...

Sammamish, Washington
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The room was nice but the air conditioning unit was not working. It was 85F outside that day. We asked the front desk to address the problem and despite promise that this would be done quickly nothing was done and we had to spend the night in a stuffy room. At check out we mentioned again the problem but just...

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

Thank you for taking the time to review your stay. I'm glad that you enjoyed one of our newly renovated rooms. We've maintained the historic charm of the property while adding modern comforts and luxuries such as new beds, sleek kitchenettes and beautiful new bathrooms. I apologize for the A/C issue. We are investigating the issue and it appears to...

Bozeman, Montana
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great location. Great amenities. But have never slept well here. Other guests very noisy. Walls must be thin. Good breakfast and nice wine tasting. Comfortable and spacious rooms. Parking is not good -- anything bigger than a compact car won't work.

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

Thank you for reviewing your stay. I'm happy to hear our central location has suited your needs. We're in a great downtown neighborhood known as the West End. I apologize if some of our other guests were noisy. Please feel free to call the front desk and we'll be happy to investigate and report back. We offer two different parking...

Xxxxx
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Wonderful and quiet place to stay. Rooms were large and modern. Decor was chick and updated. The location was perfect, right in the heart of Portland. Five minutes from Portland State University, and a short walk to Whole Foods and Powell's.

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Thank you for taking the time to review your stay. I'm glad you enjoyed our newly renovated room! Our maintenance team has done an outstanding job of keeping our old world charm while adding modern comforts and luxuries. We're in a great location, where the West End meets the Pearl! I hope you were able to take advantage of our...

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Highlights
  • Breakfast included
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Microwave
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  • Public Wifi
  • Paid Wifi
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • 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: RM778 - RM1,637 (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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