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Mark Spencer Hotel

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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...

Vancouver, Canada
Reviewed 6 April 2014

Stayed at The Mark Spencer on a friend's recommendation while travelling down to California this past Christmas. Check in was a breeze, on-site parking was very reasonable ($18). Front Desk staff were very helpful and gave lots of great advice on things to do in the neighborhood. Room was a bit dated, but king size bed was very comfortable. TV...

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

Thank you for staying with us over the holidays. It's always a pleasure to welcome families to the hotel! Portland is a convenient destination on the I-5 corridor and a fun city to add to your travels. So happy to hear you found the bed to be comfortable. We explored many options before choosing these particular mattresses, sheets, etc. We...

Geneva, Switzerland
Reviewed 2 April 2014

I think the condition of a room and its furniture says a lot about the hotel; while the Mark Spencer had a lot going for it, including the amenities (wine and cheese during Happy Hour) and the super location, I would have liked to have seen furniture in better condition and for there to have been less of a tired,...

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

Thank you for your recent review of The Mark Spencer Hotel. We truly appreciate your feedback as it allows us to improve what we do. You and your family traveled a long way and I'm happy to hear you enjoyed Portland. So many fun things to do for families! The room you occupied has not been renovated yet and, while...

Veneta, Oregon
Reviewed 1 April 2014

Located in a perfect location with a wonderful famly feel in the middle a very busy city, the Mark Spencer is the perfect place to spend an overnight or even more delightful would be a week of exploration. A bus will pick you up very near the hotel for a free ride to many exciting places free. A small fee...

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

It sounds as if your trip to Portland was a success! We do have a great location being right in the middle of the city and only one block from the Pearl District, Powell's Book Store and so many excellent dining choices. With short city blocks and easy to use public transportation, getting around is a breeze! I hope you...

Monterey, California
Reviewed 1 April 2014

I highly recommend staying at the Mark Spencer. It will certainly be the only place I will stay at in Portland. This charming hotel is under renovation; however even the pre-renovation rooms (where I stayed) are clean, comfortable, and a pleasure to come home to. Even more applaudable is the friendly staff who always greeted me with a smile and...

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

Thank you, Sandy, for such a kind review! Each member of my staff is dedicated to providing the service you described and looks for ways to enhance your stay each day. So happy you were able to join us for our evening wine reception. It's the perfect place for us to get to know you as you sample some of...

Burlington, Vermont
Reviewed 30 March 2014

We were astonished at the beautiful, newly renovated studio we had--it was tastefully decorated, had a wonderfully comfy bed, modern kitchen appliances, and a clean/modern bath. The staff went out of their way to make us feel welcome and comfortable. Breakfast was a must for me, and with the great coffee selections it made for a good start of the...

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

I'm so happy you enjoyed the newly renovated room! Everything was carefully chosen for these rooms, right down to the luxurious bed linens and comfy mattresses. I'm excited about all the new things to come and would love to have you back to share your comments with us. I hope you enjoyed the Portland post card outside your guestroom door!...

Coquitlam, Canada
Reviewed 27 March 2014

My wife and I just returned from Portland and stayed at this cool and funky hotel called "The Mark Spencer Hotel" where we very much enjoyed our stay; intact, we plan on staying there during our next visit to Portland. We found the staff very professional and helpful. In addition to the cleanliness of our room we were able to...

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

I want to thank you for your review and appreciate your honest feedback. Within the next few weeks, we will be converting our entire system over so you will be able to enjoy movies in HDMI and have the capability to connect your computer to the TV. We know this is important for your enjoyment and always want to ensure...

Vancouver
Reviewed 26 March 2014

Just returned from our first visit as a family to Portland. The Mark Spencer is in a great location to access everything the city has to offer We stayed in a junior suite which gave us just the right amount of space. The kitchenette was very useful. The wine tasting and continental breakfasts were much welcomed. We will definitely return.

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

Thank you for your review! We look forward to our guests comments and appreciate your time. I'm happy you were able to join us for our complimentary evening wine reception. It's always a fun time for us to be able to visit with you and have you sample some of Oregon's finest wines - not to mention the fresh-baked cookies!...

Victoria, Canada
Reviewed 26 March 2014

We reserved this hotel via Trivago/Expedia; landing what we considered to be a good deal for our 5-day getaway to Portland. We were not disappointed; rather we found just about everything about this hotel to be excellent (bed/mattresses let them down a little!). Seldom have we found a hotel that was more welcoming and professionally friendly towards their guests. From...

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

Thank you so much for your exceptionally kind review! All of our staff members are gifted service professionals and genuinely love what they do. Krit was overwhelmed by your kindness and expresses his thanks. I hope you'll return to see the renovations as they progress. Many exciting changes are coming and I would love to show them to you! Please...

Sea Cliff, New York
Reviewed 25 March 2014

A solo vacation trip, self titled "Discover the PacificNW", started in Portland at the Mark Spencer for 4 nights. As a gay, single traveler I found the hotel ideal. All the desk staff were gracious and helpful. The location is very central making it easy to walk everywhere - even over to the Eastside across the Burnside Bridge. Excellent restaurants...

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It sounds as if your "Pacific Northwest" excursion was a huge success. We're so happy we could be part of it! There are so many beautiful places to see in this part of the country and Portland offers award-winning dining and tax free shopping - a great choice for your solo adventure! Thank you for your time in reviewing our...

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Amenities

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
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Microwave
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Public Wifi
  • Paid Wifi
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Services
  • 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: ₹ 11,085 - ₹ 21,522 (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 Family Hotel in Portland
#22 Romantic Hotel in Portland
#25 Business Hotel in Portland
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