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Mark Spencer Hotel

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#8 of 139 Hotels in Portland
Certificate of Excellence
07/05/2017 08/05/2017
1 room 2 adults 0 children
US$ 149*
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Welwyn Garden City, United Kingdom
Reviewed 6 March 2014

Well where do I start we had 2 hectic days in New York before arriving at the Mark Spencer so were pretty tired.Check in easy and painless gave last name and keys handed over straight away we stayed in room 406 as we opened the door we saw the biggest most comfortable looking bed ever with loads of pillows and...

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

Wow! Thank you so much for your review. You just described one of our beautifully renovated rooms which we are very proud of! We are extremely happy with the decor and comfort these rooms offer and are glad you felt the same. The energy of the city will draw you in and before you know it, it's time to leave....

Evanston
Reviewed 3 March 2014

Our experience at the Mark Spencer was close to perfect. I like particularly hard beds and they found another acceptable room for us. The rooms were quiet, clean, airy, and comfortable. The location was perfect. The breakfasts, which were included, were plentiful. Best of all, the service the staff provided was outstanding.

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

What a nice review! Thank you for your time in reviewing our hotel. The Mark Spencer is extremely proud of the service we deliver. The entire staff is grateful for your kind words and happy to hear they've made your stay an enjoyable experience. Thank you for being our guest. It was our pleasure and we look forward to seeing...

Olympia, Washington
Reviewed 3 March 2014

For travelers like us this place has it all. Brilliant location; upbeat helpful staff; remarkable amenities; and a price one can't beat. Actually it was a deal for the M. S. we saw on some "deal" email that reminded us we have been talking about how we need to get back to wonderful Portland, so we booked. Both Portland and...

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

I'm so glad you found your way back to Portland! I would have liked to welcome you back in person. When traveling, most guests appreciate the comfort of the bedding. We receive many comments on the luxurious sheets and pillow-top mattresses. It's something nice to look forward to after a long day of sight seeing! I'm happy you were able...

Seattle, Washington
Reviewed 26 February 2014

This is about the 5th time I have stayed here in the last 20 years. I enjoy it every time. We had a junior suite so 2 separate rooms. I slept on the hide-a-bed, not exactly comfortable, but I like the privacy. Our room was on the 6th floor facing west so we had a lot of morning light and...

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

I'm so happy you were able to visit during the Portland Jazz Festival and enjoyed the live music in the lobby. Portland has many wonderful festivals throughout the year that I hope you'll return to attend some of your favorites! Thank you for your review of our hotel. We appreciate each one as it allows us the opportunity to improve...

Austin, Texas
Reviewed 24 February 2014

While we enjoyed the somewhat quirky, historic ambience, we were disappointed. We had an Executive King room for one night. When we checked in we were told we had to pay $18 for valet parking, but there was no valet service available. We still had to still pay the $18, park and unload the car ourselves. No discount was offered...

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

I would like to offer my apologies for any miscommunication you experienced while a guest in our hotel. While we do offer extrememly reasonable parking fees for downtown Portland, it is self-park with no valet. This does offer you the freedom to come and go as you please, but if this was not told to you at check-in, I apologize...

Ashland, Oregon
Reviewed 23 February 2014

Love the quirky rooms, always unusual. Sometimes loud from the street, sometimes no view. Perfect location - across from Kenny and Jukes, a block from Powells, the Brewers Building, Whole Foods, and on the tram line.

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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. With the many renovations that are taking place, I believe you will always be pleasantly surprised each time you return. Our location is perfect for all the places you mentioned which are some of our favorites, too. Kenny and Zukes even had a feature on The Food Network! I'm...

Portland, Oregon
Reviewed 23 February 2014

The Mark Spencer Hotel is our #1 choice for our frequent visits to Portland. This hotel reflects the true nature of the city - friendly, warm, and inviting. The hotel is undergoing extensive renovations at this time but it does not interfere with our enjoyment during our stay. The new rooms are beautiful, contemporary and spacious. The complimentary breakfast meets...

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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 always love to hear how much our guests enjoy visiting Portland. Everything you mentioned is why we love it too! Many of our guests have decided that Portland is where they want to be with award winning restaurants, museums, festivals, brewpubs, theatre and tax-free shopping! Not many of our guests rent...

Bonney Lake, Washington
Reviewed 21 February 2014

We have visited the Mark Spencer four times and enjoyed each stay. The first time we stayed in a basic queen room. The subsequent visits we stayed in a queen junior suite. Love the extra space and small kitchenette. The rooms are clean and the Wi-Fi works well in the rooms. The staff are gracious and attentive. We enjoy the...

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

I would like to thank you for being our guest and for returning to the Mark Spencer Hotel. It's always a pleasure when our guests choose to stay with us again! I would personally like to welcome you back for your 5th visit! There will be many improvements in the months ahead and we can't wait to show them to...

Saint Louis, Missouri
Reviewed 21 February 2014

We stayed four nights at the Mark Spencer. I stay in hotels every week for my job so we never stay at a chain when on vacation. I loved the comfortable vibe of this place. They know what the important things are. Nice and helpful staff, very comfortable beds, soft and white sheets and towels, heating system which works well...

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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. I'm happy to hear your stay with us was comfortable and relaxing. You mentioned many of the features our guests love about the hotel - luxurious bedding, comfortable guestrooms and the 24/7 espresso machine. I think our evening wine reception is one of our favorites as it allows us...

Dallas, Texas
Reviewed 12 February 2014

First objective... be as close to the Armory and Gerding Theater... and Powell's Bookstore as possible. You can't get any closer than at the Mark Spencer. I was greeted with a smile and a sense of eagerness to assist me. Very quick check in and right up to my refurbished room. I had requested a room with lots of natural...

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

Thank you for your review! We do have a great downtown location close to many of Portland's "must see" attractions. With Powell's Bookstore only one block away, you really can't get any closer! Portland's public transit system is one of the best, but with our short city blocks, you'll find yourself walking everywhere. I'm happy to hear you found a...

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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: ₹ 10,922 - ₹ 21,972 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Mark Spencer Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 101
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Also Known As:
The Mark Spencer Hotel Portland
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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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“Avoid room 118 at all costs”
meliachia, 22 Apr 2017 | Read review
“As in most city hotels, the 1st floor has the most noise.”
Sitkalyn, 18 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Avoid rooms overlooking the air shaft at all costs.”
John7654, 7 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Nice views from the 5th floor”
cherylvu, 26 Mar 2017 | Read review
“if view is important, Ask. otherwise, you'll be looking at brick or into another window”
786joshc, 26 Mar 2017 | Read review
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