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The Mark Spencer

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great location near Powell's City of Books and several restaurants and pubs. Room was spacious and well decorated. Unfortunately mattress quality was poor - our family of 4 slept poorly for the 5 days we were there. Breakfast quality was unimpressive, although complimentary evening wine was welcome.

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

Thank you for taking the time to review your stay at the Mark Spencer Hotel. You're correct when describing our location in the West End neighborhood. We're so close to many wonderful places in downtown Portland including Powell's Books, Bamboo Sushi and many retail outlets as well. I'm sorry you didn't find our brand new mattress to be comfortable. We...

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

What a wonderful experience! John went above and beyond to help us get parked and settled in with busy traffic and road closures of New Years. Room was updated, clean and fresh. Espresso in the lobby was a delight as was the yummy cookie. Didn't partake in wine tasting and breakfast as so much to do in that part of...

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

Thank you for such a great review! John is one of our shining stars and is truly a hospitality professional. He knows so many wonderful places in Portland and I am not surprised at the level of service he provided. We hope you're able to enjoy our complimentary wine tasting and complimentary breakfast on your next visit. Quite often you...

Roseburg
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The staff was courteous and helpful the rooms were large with kitchen facilities including dishes flatscreen TV we had large queen beds and had a good nights sleep I would recommend this also a good location downtown !

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

Thank you for taking the opportunity to review your experience at the Mark Spencer Hotel. Some of our newly renovated rooms feature a sleek kitchenette with a beautiful back splash and comes fully equipped for our guests. These are perfect for those who wish to stay with family and/or for an extended period. Personally, my favorite addition to our new...

Bellevue
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had the King suite, it was beautiful. Great bed, linens and comforter so cozy, shower was a dream. Very clean, old building charm. Would recommend this hotel very highly. One thing is that reservations.com charged $15 and we booked through the hotel site, a bit sketchy so buyer beware.

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

Thank you for reviewing your recent stay with us at the Mark Spencer Hotel. I'm happy that you enjoyed your time with us. It sounds like our newly renovated rooms really hit the mark with you! Just as you mentioned, our new beds are so cozy and comfortable. They're my favorite additions to our new rooms! The Mark Spencer Hotel...

Santa Barbara
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The hotel is in the best location for walking to plenty of excellent restaurants, shopping, the art museum, theatre ... everything. Our room was clean, comfy, spacious, and had all sorts of amenities. The staff were warm and welcoming. Breakfast was quite substantial for a continental. Wine in the evenings was a nice extra. We used the small (but jut...

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

Thank you for taking the opportunity to review your recent stay with us. We're in a great downtown neighborhood known as the West End, just on the edge of the Pearl District. To better help our guests enjoy their time in downtown Portland we now provide the Spencer Court Passport at check-in. The Passport allows guests of the Mark Spencer...

Reno, Nevada
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

An elegant hotel with a boutique feel. Our room was beautifully renovated and the beds were super comfy and fluffy. Loved that there was convenient parking just across the street. Nice breakfast and and attentive staff. Loved it and will be back. A really good value.

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

Thank you for sharing your recent experience with us. Our top to bottom renovation has infused old world charm with modern comfort and luxuries and it sounds like it really suited your needs. We offer great parking options for our guests and at a much lower price than our downtown competitors. For our guests who drive hybrid vehicles we offer...

Bellingham
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I'm not all that keen on telling the world what an amazing place this is. That it is reasonably priced is practically incidental to how good the Mark Spencer is in all ways a traveler to PDX would value. Oh, and you can bring your dog, who will be welcomed with nearly open arms!

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

Thank you for such a great and creative review! We strive for exceptional service and accommodations at the Mark Spencer Hotel and it sounds like we nailed it on your recent stay. We love our four legged guests as much as bi-pedal guests! Thank you for choosing the Mark Spencer Hotel for your downtown getaway. We appreciate your patronage and...

Northwood
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great location to most restaurants and shopping area. It was very clean and comfortable. My family and I loved the complimentary afternoon tea. It was an opportunity to relax and catch-up. However, in terms of value, it was a little expensive compared to other hotels we've stayed at.

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Thank you for taking the time to share experience with us. I'm happy to see you enjoyed a clean, newly renovated room and took advantage of our complimentary afternoon tea and cookie time as well. We're competitively priced with other downtown hotels, but the Mark Spencer Hotel offers so many more complimentary amenities and services such as wifi, breakfast, evening...

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Staff helpful. Housekeeping service very good. Location super central. But if you are in any way reliant on wifi then stay away from this hotel. Your teenagers will never forgive you. Spend the extra $10 to get a corner suite for elbow room. As with all downtown vintage Portland hotels the noise can be off putting with traffic. Be sure...

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

Thank you for taking the time to review your experience with us. Since reading your review I've contacted our internet provider to inquire about signal strength in our guest rooms. I apologize that this affected your stay so negatively. We strive for exceptional service and accommodation at the Mark Spencer Hotel and we clearly missed the mark with our wifi...

San Francisco, California
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

it's a small, cozy hotel with lots of charm, friendly staff, and great free breakfast options!!! thank you for eggs! perfect location close enough to walk to pearl district, run across bridges or along the water, grab coffee or dinner. Rooms are plenty big enough for 1-2ppl. They offer snacks, drinks, and even wine tasting! really nice value.

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Thank you for sharing your experience with us! The Mark Spencer Hotel is the oldest hotel in continuous operation in downtown Portland - and we've kept the charm! Each guest room has been renovated from top to bottom while keeping the original brick work and other unique characteristics. I'm glad our location suited your needs and that you were able...

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Amenities

Highlights
  • 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
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator in room
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Paid Wifi
  • Paid Internet
  • Public Wifi
Services
  • Breakfast included
  • Laundry Service
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Concierge
  • 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 97205-2603
Region: United States > Oregon > Portland > Downtown
Price Range: ₹ 10,786 - ₹ 23,483 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — The Mark Spencer 3*
Number of rooms: 102
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The Mark Spencer Hotel Portland
Mark Spencer Portland
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#22 Family Hotel in Portland
#22 Romantic Hotel in Portland
#25 Business Hotel in Portland
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“Corner suites on 3rd floor or above are large, well appointed and have great views.”
 of 5 bubbles georgehU7462FG, 3 Jan 2017 | Read review
“View would be better from an outside room. Inside room windows only look at other rooms.”
 of 5 bubbles robertgC3191EM, 12 Dec 2016 | Read review
“Courtyard rooms are most quiet.”
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“super quant, cozy, beautiful decoration, comfortable bed”
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“Faced courtyard - very enjoyable”
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