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Mount Vernon, Washington
Reviewed 5 May 2014

Chose this hotel for an overnight stay in Portland on business. Received a room upgrade from a standard queen to a king room with kitchenette. Everything was very clean, but small. The bed was exceedingly comfortable, yet the view from the only window in the room was unappealing, as it faced the over side of the "U" shaped building. The...

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

Thank you for choosing The Mark Spencer Hotel for your visit to Portland. We receive many comments on our beds, so I'm happy you found it comfortable too! As more and more of our guestrooms are renovated, I would love for you to see the difference in the new rooms. Everything has been replaced right down to the plumbing and...

Staten Island, New York
Reviewed 3 May 2014 via mobile

I stayed here while on a business trip. I was told it was a boutique hotel. Lobby was charming and the area where they have nightly free wine and cheese is very nice. It's when I got into the elevator and stepped into the hallway. It is dated..has dark carpet and all the rooms had dark brown doors. The room...

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

I'm so sorry you were disappointed with the hotel during your stay. While not all of our rooms have been renovated yet, our guestroom corridors are brand new with beautiful artwork, crown molding and guestroom doors. The hotel is located in the new, revitalized West End District, with new shops, restaurants, theatre, outdoor markets and many more exciting things to...

Reviewed 1 May 2014

Right downtown in the touristy area. Walking distance to the market, riverfront, Voodoo Doughnuts, Powell's books, and many other local attractions... service is great. From the coffe/latte machine being available 24/7, to the solid continental breakfast, to the gymn, the amenities and "freebies" are better than most places. The service was great... example: I had my 2 year-old in one...

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

Happy to hear you enjoyed your visit to Portland! There are so many fun activities to do with children, along with great food, museums, live theatre, outdoor markets and VooDoo Donuts! Don't you love the pink boxes? My staff is proud to be of service to you and truly enjoy taking care of our guests. I hope you found your...

Reviewed 27 April 2014

Stayed at the Mark Spencer Hotel for 5 nights and had a mixed experience. We had a problem in the room with extreme static electricity in the sofa bed's bed sheets - the front desk were responsive to the problems but initially failed to deliver on their promises. After two sleepless nights and long discussions, we moved rooms and were...

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

I would like to apologize for any discomfort you experienced during your stay. The static electricity with the sheets on the sofa sleeper was a complete mystery to us - even after we provided special sheets to you for this bed. Both of the rooms you occupied during your stay had not been renovated yet, so we suspect the problem...

Olympia, Washington
Reviewed 22 April 2014

Smallish room, average décor, but very comfortable bed. We didn't hear anyone else through the walls, and slept well. Professional staff- not overly friendly, but a smile with competent service. Breakfast was fine- after reading reviews I thought it would be hot eggs and bacon, but there were hardboiled eggs, along with yogurt, granola, bananas, and rolls, etc. I understand...

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

Thank you so much for your time in reviewing the Mark Spencer Hotel. We do have one of the best locations in the city, ideally located near the heart of downtown, the Pearl District and right in the center of the West End. I'm sure you found many tasty dining options along with tax free shopping! We would love to...

Seattle, Washington
Reviewed 17 April 2014

My family stayed in three different rooms this past weekend, having come down to Portland for the Timbers game. We chose the hotel for its location in the heart of the Perl district and we surprised at just how nice it was. In addition to the very well appointed room there is continental breakfast, afternoon wine tastings, and a cozy...

2Thank PBSanderson
Pam-Coser, General Manager at Mark Spencer Hotel, responded to this review

I hope you and your family enjoyed the Timbers game! There's always a contagious energy at the stadium. Thank you for choosing to stay with us. Our afternoon tea and fresh baked cookies along with our evening wine reception is a nice way to relax before going out for the evening. I hope you were able to get out into...

Berkeley, California
Reviewed 13 April 2014

We enjoyed our stay at the Mark Spencer. The location is great - walking distance to Powell's; VooDoo Doughnuts; Whole Foods; and a ton of great shops, cafes, and restaurants. The little retro style kitchen was perfect for our needs. The view was beautiful. This definitely not a luxury style hotel; the furniture and fixtures are a little dated, the...

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

Thank you for your honest feedback regarding your room. The rooms that have not been renovated yet are a bit older, and that is changing daily! As we navigate through renovations, each new room is beautifully appointed with new carpeting window coverings, furnishings, bathrooms, kitchens (with stainless steel appliances and indirect lighting) and guestroom doors. All leading out into a...

Bellingham, Washington
Reviewed 13 April 2014

We've previously stayed elsewhere in the neighborhood and will be rebooking at The Mark Spencer. Our remodeled room had a great bed, stylish kitchenette, and a comforting swish of the Max transportation. We appreciated the mix of guests which included children, the parking, and staff, especially Josh. The Pearl area of Portland can be quite hip and fresh but this...

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

Thank you so much for your kind review! We love Portland, too, and it's rich history is reflected in many areas of the hotel. The Farmer's Market is such a fun place to go. Many things happening there all the time. The Portland Art Museum is also a must see - the exhibits are exquisite and beautifully done. So glad...

Reviewed 12 April 2014

Loved staying there. Great location. An older hotel with small rooms, but the charm and the relaxing library, and the breakfast, and cheese and wine in the evenings in the beautiful brick room make this hotel so worth the stay. We will stay there again.

Thank Laynie55
Pam-Coser, General Manager at Mark Spencer Hotel, responded to this review

Our beautiful brick room is the Atrium, which was designed as a gathering place for our guests to relax and enjoy wine and cheese in the early evening, breakfast in the morning, or just a quiet place to visit with friends. The brick, from the early 1900's, was lovingly restored to showcase the beauty of that era. With the addition...

Reviewed 10 April 2014

We had an absolutely amazing time at the Mark Spencer. The staff was friendly and knowledgeable. Josh, the bellhop/concierge gave us a great list of areas to check out as well as got us in to a really nice bar that is unusually hard to get into, even on a Wednesday. The rooms were comfy and helped us feel as...

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

We really appreciate when our guests take the time to review our hotel. I'm so happy you enjoyed your stay with us. My staff was extremely excited about their mention in your review. They actually shop, dine and visit the same attractions they refer our guests to. We love our city and are happy you do, as well. It was...

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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
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator in room
  • 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
Region: United States > Oregon > Portland > Downtown
Price Range: ₹ 11,195 - ₹ 23,596 (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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See which rooms travellers prefer

“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
“Then suites are super nice. Ask for one that faces the street.”
 of 5 bubbles deborahk0, 19 Jan 2017 | Read review
“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.”
 of 5 bubbles cstiles, 28 Nov 2016 | Read review
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