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Mark Spencer Hotel

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Malabar, Florida
Reviewed 22 March 2014

Three friends and I found this hotel through a TravelZoo deal, and I am so glad we did. Every single hotel staff member we encountered was friendly, knowledgable and happy to help. Josh always seemed to be on call for anything we needed. The location is perfect, right in the part of town we loved most and easy to walk...

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

I'm sure you had quite a long cross-country trip from Florida! So glad you found your guestrooms comfortable. You can't beat Kenny & Zuke's for a deli experience. They make the best pastrami sandwich in town! You also said you found Cafe Theobroma. I hope you tried one of their delicious breakfast crepes. Their lunch salads are also quite good!...

Chicago, Illinois
Reviewed 19 March 2014

I lucked into one of the recently renovated rooms. It had a queen sized bed, a seating area, a desk, and a completely outfitted kitchen. I mean a kitchen with everything: stove, microwave, coffee maker, plates, glasses, cups, pots and pans, a cutting board, kitchen utensils, you name it. You would never guess that the hotel is under renovation. Somehow...

1Thank Joseph P
Pam-Coser, General Manager at Mark Spencer Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for your time in reviewing the Mark Spencer Hotel. I'm happy you enjoyed one of our new rooms. As the year progresses, you will see not only our guestrooms getting a new look, but almost every area of the hotel. Each space has been well designed for the comfort and enjoyment of our guests. My entire staff truly...

Vancouver, Washington
Reviewed 13 March 2014

My company was having their Christmas partyand we stayed at the Mark Spencer in December 2013. We were upgraded to a suite and given an early check in. It was wonderful, clean and so spacious, we had a mini kitchenette and a full walk in closet. The bed was awesome, so comfortable with lots of pillows. Free tea and cookies...

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

Thank you for spending part of your holidays with us. Portland is so festive in December - I'm sure you found many places to visit and events to see. Every holiday season we turn one of our guestroom suites into a complimentary gift wrapping room for our guests. I hope during your stay you were able to stop by for...

Reviewed 12 March 2014

Incredible value, especially with the travelzoo promotion we used (probably only available during low season), but a value at any price nonetheless with the inclusion of free wifi, decent small breakfast, great coffee/tea all day (loved that coffee machine, where can I get one?), mid-afternoon cookies, and a wine hour with cheese/crackers -- and good Oregon wines at that! Service...

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

We love it when our guests get excited about Portland! Believe it or not, some people come to Portland just to see Powell's Bookstore. It is one of the largest in the world! Along with our wonderful museums, festivals, award winning dining and tax-free shopping, who wouldn't love Portland? Thank you for your kind words - It will be my...

Welwyn Garden City, United Kingdom
Reviewed 6 March 2014

Well where do I start we had 2 hectic days in New York before arriving at the Mark Spencer so were pretty tired.Check in easy and painless gave last name and keys handed over straight away we stayed in room 406 as we opened the door we saw the biggest most comfortable looking bed ever with loads of pillows and...

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

Wow! Thank you so much for your review. You just described one of our beautifully renovated rooms which we are very proud of! We are extremely happy with the decor and comfort these rooms offer and are glad you felt the same. The energy of the city will draw you in and before you know it, it's time to leave....

Reviewed 3 March 2014

Our experience at the Mark Spencer was close to perfect. I like particularly hard beds and they found another acceptable room for us. The rooms were quiet, clean, airy, and comfortable. The location was perfect. The breakfasts, which were included, were plentiful. Best of all, the service the staff provided was outstanding.

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

What a nice review! Thank you for your time in reviewing our hotel. The Mark Spencer is extremely proud of the service we deliver. The entire staff is grateful for your kind words and happy to hear they've made your stay an enjoyable experience. Thank you for being our guest. It was our pleasure and we look forward to seeing...

Olympia, Washington
Reviewed 3 March 2014

For travelers like us this place has it all. Brilliant location; upbeat helpful staff; remarkable amenities; and a price one can't beat. Actually it was a deal for the M. S. we saw on some "deal" email that reminded us we have been talking about how we need to get back to wonderful Portland, so we booked. Both Portland and...

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

I'm so glad you found your way back to Portland! I would have liked to welcome you back in person. When traveling, most guests appreciate the comfort of the bedding. We receive many comments on the luxurious sheets and pillow-top mattresses. It's something nice to look forward to after a long day of sight seeing! I'm happy you were able...

Seattle, Washington
Reviewed 27 February 2014

This is about the 5th time I have stayed here in the last 20 years. I enjoy it every time. We had a junior suite so 2 separate rooms. I slept on the hide-a-bed, not exactly comfortable, but I like the privacy. Our room was on the 6th floor facing west so we had a lot of morning light and...

1Thank Ellen B
Pam-Coser, General Manager at Mark Spencer Hotel, responded to this review

I'm so happy you were able to visit during the Portland Jazz Festival and enjoyed the live music in the lobby. Portland has many wonderful festivals throughout the year that I hope you'll return to attend some of your favorites! Thank you for your review of our hotel. We appreciate each one as it allows us the opportunity to improve...

Austin, Texas
Reviewed 24 February 2014

While we enjoyed the somewhat quirky, historic ambience, we were disappointed. We had an Executive King room for one night. When we checked in we were told we had to pay $18 for valet parking, but there was no valet service available. We still had to still pay the $18, park and unload the car ourselves. No discount was offered...

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

I would like to offer my apologies for any miscommunication you experienced while a guest in our hotel. While we do offer extrememly reasonable parking fees for downtown Portland, it is self-park with no valet. This does offer you the freedom to come and go as you please, but if this was not told to you at check-in, I apologize...

Ashland, Oregon
Reviewed 23 February 2014

Love the quirky rooms, always unusual. Sometimes loud from the street, sometimes no view. Perfect location - across from Kenny and Jukes, a block from Powells, the Brewers Building, Whole Foods, and on the tram line.

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

Thank you for your time in reviewing The Mark Spencer Hotel. With the many renovations that are taking place, I believe you will always be pleasantly surprised each time you return. Our location is perfect for all the places you mentioned which are some of our favorites, too. Kenny and Zukes even had a feature on The Food Network! I'm...

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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
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Paid Wifi
  • Paid Internet
  • Public Wifi
  • 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: RM775 - RM1,510 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Mark Spencer Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 101
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#22 Romantic Hotel in Portland
#22 Family Hotel in Portland
#25 Business Hotel in Portland
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“Nice views from the 5th floor”
 of 5 bubbles cherylvu, 26 Mar 2017 | Read review
“if view is important, Ask. otherwise, you'll be looking at brick or into another window”
 of 5 bubbles 786joshc, 26 Mar 2017 | Read review
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“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
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