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The Mark Spencer

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Seattle, Washington
Reviewed 13 April 2013

This 109 year old building started out as a hotel, became low-income apartments in the 1960's and now is back to being a hotel. As a result there is a variety of rooms, not only in size but given there is also a renovation taking place a choice between updated and older style rooms. We stayed in a unit which...

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Jeri R, General Manager at The Mark Spencer, responded to this review

Hello friends from Seattle, Thanks for coming from Seattle and choosing to stay with us, and for submitting your 4-Star Review to TripAdvisor. One best feature is that we're old. Our hotel is unique and rooms are all different. We're taking steps to embark on a major renovation this fall and while the rooms will become current, our great service...

Vancouver, Canada
Reviewed 12 April 2013

We have visited Portland a half a dozen times in the past couple years, we like to try new places to get to know. This property is conveniently located in the heart of downtown - don't even need a car. Very easy walk to Powell's Book Store, a bunch of food pods, and access to transportation and boutique shops. Staff...

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Jeri R, General Manager at The Mark Spencer, responded to this review

Greetings friends from Vancouver, Thanks for submitting your review to TripAdvisor. I share all comments with our employees and it's rewarding for them to hear first-hand from our guests. We think they're exceptional, but what really counts is the opinion of our guests and I'm glad to know we met your expectations. Our reputation for spotless rooms, ideal location and...

San Jose, California
Reviewed 12 April 2013

I stayed here overnight while my daughter was scoping out Lewis & Clark College. I really liked staying here, and think it's an especially good value. The staff was super helpful and obliging. My room was very pleasantly and conveniently arranged. (Not newly appointed, but the lighting was good and the room's spaces and furnishings were wisely planned. The bed...

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Jeri R, General Manager at The Mark Spencer, responded to this review

Hi Altea, Thanks so much for the 5-Star Rating and for taking time to send in your detailed review. We are fortunate to have prestigious educational neighbors such as Lewis and Clark and Reed; along with Portland State University, University of Portland; Community Colleges and an array of other educational institutions here in Portland. I hope your daughter's visit to...

Spokane,WA
Reviewed 12 April 2013

This hotel was great. Within walking distance to so many things; Powells Bookstore, Whole Foods, The Living Room movie theater. The hotel itself was very clean, comfortable and homey. The staff was friendly and helpful. We would definitely stay again!

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Jeri R, General Manager at The Mark Spencer, responded to this review

Dear MKJ, Greetings and thank you very much for sending in your review to TripAdvisor, and for the 5-Star Rating! I share all comments with the employees and they appreciate hearing first-hand from our guests. We think our employees are among the most talented here in Portland and it's reviews such as yours that affirm we're doing it right. Your...

Port Townsend, Washington
Reviewed 11 April 2013

Recently stayed at the Mark Spencer Hotel in Portland OR for the third time. It has been updated since our last visit. We took two granddaughters this time and they loved it and told everyone about it. Shared a junior suite and had no complaints with the rooms. The hotel included a nice breakfast and evening wine. Very nice! Granddaughters...

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Jeri R, General Manager at The Mark Spencer, responded to this review

Greetings friends from Port Townsend, Wow - thanks so much for sending in your review to TripAdvisor and for the 5-star rating! It's sincerely appreciated. I share all comments with the employees and it's rewarding for them to hear from you first-hand. So glad to know your granddaughters enjoyed the stay. It sounds like they had a good Easter. You...

Vancouver, Canada
Reviewed 11 April 2013

Stayed here for 2 nights in Feb 2013 and was very impressed with this hotel. We got a good price on Expedia (around $100 per night from memory) and were lucky enough to be upgraded to a king suite! The bed was extremely comfortable and the staff at the front desk were super friendly and helpful. Good location downtown- not...

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Jeri R, General Manager at The Mark Spencer, responded to this review

Hi Alyssa, Thanks so much for sending in your review to Trip Advisor and for redeeming a 4-Star review! Glad you found Expedia helpful with your reservation. Please don't hesitate to contact us anytime you'd like to stay and we'll be sure you have the best possible rate. I think we have an exceptional group of employees here. They're dedicated...

San Francisco, California
Reviewed 10 April 2013

The outlook of the Hotel looks like a vintage building. The lobby is small but homey. When I opened the room door, I was impressed. The room was decorated like home -- very clean and cozy. There was a small kitchen with the necessary cooking utensils. My room was on the ground floor facing the street but the night was...

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Jeri R, General Manager at The Mark Spencer, responded to this review

Greetings to you in San Francisco, Thanks so much for taking a moment to send in your review of the hotel and for giving us a 4-star rating. Glad to know you liked the room. My preference is always to be on the 1st floor, but many hotels don't provide that option. It's great if you want to avoid elevators...

San Diego, California
Reviewed 8 April 2013

This is definately an old school style property with plenty of character. Was expecting boutique and got throwback with modern amenities. Great staff and location. My stay was a business trip, but if you want a good place to start when exploring downtown Portland, this is it.

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Jeri R, General Manager at The Mark Spencer, responded to this review

Hi Patrick, Thanks so much for taking time to send in a review to TripAdvisor and for the 5-star rating! I read and respond to all of them, and I share the comments with the employees who greatly appreciate hearing first-hand from our guests. Your assessment was right on...we're and old-style boutique with modern amenities, soon adding Room Service to...

Olympia, Washington
Reviewed 8 April 2013

Stayed here twice now. Not right in the middle of downtown, more towards the Pearl District of Portland. Apparently the rooms used to be apartments way back when. They are done in a vintage style décor and have a small kitchenette & refrigerator too. Nice, clean & quiet. The staff is exceptional! Also they offer a continental breakfast in the...

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Jeri R, General Manager at The Mark Spencer, responded to this review

Hi Shane, First off, hope I spelled your name correctly; if not, I apologize. Thanks so much for sending in your review to TripAdvisor. It's 8pm right now and this is a great way to end my work day. We appreciate the 4-star rating you gave us. Since it's the end of my day and I'm enjoying a nice sip...

Victoria, Canada
Reviewed 7 April 2013

Our recent stay in Portland was made all the more perfect by our choice of the Mark Spencer Hotel. The location was perfect, close by shopping and lots of restaurants and easily navigated to and from the 405 and, delighting in the history of such an old building, any little quirk like the lovely old creaky wood floors in the...

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Jeri R, General Manager at The Mark Spencer, responded to this review

Dear friends from beautiful Victoria BC, First of all, you are living in one of my very favorite places. I've had the pleasure of visiting a few times and it's certainly a beautiful area. So....your review certainly made my Monday! WOW! Thank you for providing such detail and for the 5-star rating. Yes - our creaky stairs and 'being old'...

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Amenities

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Breakfast
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Room Service
About the property
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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
  • Free Breakfast
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Laundry Service
  • Room Service
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Concierge
  • Banquet Room
  • 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
Region: United States > Oregon > Portland > Downtown
Price Range: ₹ 10,686 - ₹ 20,828 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — The Mark Spencer 3*
Number of rooms: 102
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Also Known As:
The Mark Spencer Hotel Portland
Mark Spencer Portland
Hotel Style:
#22 Family Hotel in Portland
#22 Romantic Hotel in Portland
#25 Business Hotel in Portland
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