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Mark Spencer Hotel

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Cambridge, Massachusetts
Reviewed 6 January 2014

Reasonably priced hotel very near Portland tram. Walkable to many city areas / restaurants. Was given a ticket to overflow parking across the street, which is a little cramped but serviceable. Hotel is an older property, but clean and well-kept. You will be satisfied if you are not expecting luxury. Breakfast is quite nice, and staff is very friendly and...

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

I'm so pleased you enjoyed your stay with us. We love hearing from our guests and appreciate your time in reviewing The Mark Spencer Hotel. I will be sure to pass along your kind comments to the staff. The hotel is one of the oldest in Portland and has a rich history with many stories, including one of a talking...

Vancouver, Canada
Reviewed 3 January 2014

Booked this hotel for a family getaway and the reservations and front desk staff went out of their way to be helpful and book us 2 very suitable rooms across the hall from each other. They could not have been nicer in answering my innumerable questions and even made an excellent restaurant suggestion when we couldn't get a reservation where...

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

Thank you for your review! I will be happy to pass along your kind comments to our front desk staff. You mentioned many of the complimentary amenities that our guests have come to love and enjoy - afternoon tea and fresh baked cookies, an espresso machine available 24 hours a day that makes lattes, mochas and cappuccinos plus an evening...

New Jersey
Reviewed 2 January 2014

This is not a luxury hotel and clearly an older property, but it's extremely clean and in a great location within walking distance of most of center-city Portland. Also close to all of Portland's many tram lines. Staff were friendly and helpful. Probably because it off-season, we got a very good price through Expedia. Our bed was very comfortable, and...

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

I'm so happy to hear you enjoyed your stay with us. We do have one of the best locations in town with many Portland area attractions within a few blocks - Powell's Bookstore, Portland Center Stage, Portland Timbers Soccer, The West End and Pearl District for dining and shopping and we're only a short trolley ride to the Portland Art...

Duluth, Minnesota
Reviewed 31 December 2013

This is a fun location and great price-staff was helpful and I would definitely return to this hotel next time I'm in Portland. The rooms were well appointed and very clean; the bed was extremely comfortable.

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

Thank you for staying with us! I hope you enjoyed your visit to Portland and were able to experience some of the award winning restaurants, museums, local shopping and the Pride of the Northwest - our local brew pubs! Thank you for choosing The Mark Spencer Hotel. I hope in the future, if you find yourself in Portland, you will...

Leesburg, Virginia
Reviewed 30 December 2013

Older hotel on the edge of Pearl District. I found the staff to be very nice and accommodating. Good location and walking distance to a number of restaurants and shops. A Block away to the public transportation. Suite rooms are on the small side and are somewhat outdated but looks like slight renovations (new carpet) have taken place. Internet access...

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

Thank you so much for reviewing The Mark Spencer Hotel. We look forward to hearing from our guests as this allows us the opportunity to improve our service. We are in the process of renovating the hotel, starting with our guestrooms. You can look forward to seeing not only new carpeting but a completely remodeled space. We are replacing the...

Reviewed 27 December 2013

I frequently travel to Portland, I always stay here, I'm never disappointed. It's just right. Walking distance to everything I want to do: museums, theatre, cinema, great restaurants, interesting shopping and the Max line will take me anywhere further. I love the combination of old-fashioned kitchenette, comfortable bed and bath, hospitable and knowledgeable front desk, friendly staff and complimentary continental...

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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. As we continue with our renovations and guestroom remodel, I want to assure you that most of the amenities you mentioned will remain the same - the comfortable beds and luxurious linen, complimentary breakfast, afternoon tea and cookies, evening wine reception and our incredible staff! We are very proud...

Hilo, Hawaii
Reviewed 26 December 2013

The Mark Spencer is an incredible find in downtown Portland. For location, convenience, accommodations, and amenities, I can't imagine a better value. Moreover, they outperformed a nearby 4-star hotel in service, hospitality, and professionalism. I stayed at the Mark Spencer for two weeks in mid-November 2013. The location is phenomenal. Two blocks from Powell's, Target, brand name and independent shops,...

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

Thank you for your extremely kind review of The Mark Spencer Hotel and for mentioning all the things that make it such a great location in downtown Portland. The city offers so many wonderful venues for entertainment, I hope the two weeks you spent with us was enough to see everything you had planned! Of course, you could probably spend...

new york
Reviewed 20 December 2013

I needed a hotel close by to good shopping and The Mark Spencer was awesome for that. It was super close to lots of places to eat and to shop, no car necessary. It was also just a few blocks away from the train that connects to the airport, so if you have deadbeat friends like mine who didn't bother...

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

Thank you for your review! It's so nice to hear you enjoyed the wine hour and afternoon tea and cookies. This is one of our favorite times of day as we get to chat with you and offer tastings of some of Oregon's finest varietals. I'm sure it was the smell of fresh baked cookies that brought you down to...

Tigard, Oregon
Reviewed 15 December 2013

As I sit in my room here, I realize that I should write a review. I wish I had discovered the Mark Spencer a few years back. It was well worth the room price, and here is why: Staff - Friendly and very helpful, as others have mentioned. They gave me good directions and advice. I saw them do this...

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

Thank you so much for all the kind comments. Everything you mentioned is what keeps bringing our guests back time after time. We continually strive to make your hotel experience one of the best you've ever had. As we move forward with hotel renovations, each and every one of our guestrooms will be tailored to make your stay productive and...

Auburn, CA
Reviewed 14 December 2013

On a rather impromptu trip to Portland in October- found this on TA and am SO happy we stayed there. The location cannot be beat- within walking distance to sooo many good places to eat, public transport, coffee, shopping, and 10 blocks or so from the river. Like Portland itself, the hotel is clean, friendly, and fun without being too...

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

Thank you for your kind review! You mentioned everything that people love about Portland! With so many award winning restaurants, local brew pubs, tax-free shopping, food carts, museums, theatre and Powell's Books, you really can't go wrong......and we happen to be located right in the middle of it all! So happy to hear you enjoyed the wine hour. We are...

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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: RM764 - RM1,489 (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 Family Hotel in Portland
#22 Romantic 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”
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“Apartment rooms at Washington Plaza annex are excellent for longer stay and more space. Inner rooms there are much quieter”
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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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