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Mark Spencer Hotel

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Amenities and a welcoming, helpful and gracious staff made this hotel a 5 Star stay. Good continental breakfast, coffee and tea and more all day, cookies in the afternoon and a wine tasting at 5PM. The desk sends you on your way when you check out with yummy shortbread cookies. Need a bottle of wine? You will not believe the...

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

Thank you for reviewing your stay with us. It sounds like you enjoyed many of the complimentary services that our boutique hotel offers. Our complimentary evening wine tasting is a great opportunity for guests to mingle with each other as well as our staff. Those shortbread cookies are delicious and I'm glad you were able to enjoy them while on...

Corpus Christi
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed at the Mark Spencer for 4 nights and I wish it could have been longer. The downtown location is perfect with tons of options for eating, drinking and entertainment all within walking distance. The staff is friendly and helpful, the rooms are comfortable and welcoming and the building itself is updated but maintains it's historical charm. I can't...

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

Thank you for such a wonderful review. I'm so happy that we delivered a memorable experience for you. We're in an ideal area of the downtown, where the West End meets the Pearl! There are so many wonderful places nearby including Powell's Books, Bamboo Sushi and a host of others. Thank you for the kind words regarding our staff. They're...

Seattle, Washington, United States
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Just completed a fantastic girls weekend with lodging at the Mark Spencer. Our group of 5 gal pals wasn't cramped in our fantastic suite! The kitchenette was a bonus, though there was no need to eat out with all the terrific spots nearby! We dropped off our bags and headed to lunch at Shalom Y'all followed by an afternoon of...

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

Thank you for taking the time to review your experience with us. I'm happy to hear that you had such an amazing time while staying with us. Some of our newly renovated rooms feature a sleek kitchenette that's perfect for those who wish to stay in for a night or two. It sounds like your group had an incredible time...

Tampere, Finland
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Spent two nights when attending Trailblazers game. Location, rooms and service was excellent. Breakfast could have some variety but was satisfactory. Nearby lot of shopping possibilities and places to eat. Best Wifi during our 9 day visit in America! When traveling with 15 year old that is most important feature! (As it should be in other hotels as well).

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

Thank you for reviewing your recent stay with us. My favorite thing to do in Portland is attend the Trailblazers game and I'm so happy you were able to have that experience. It's been a tough season for them so far, but we can still make the playoffs with a strong finish. I hope you were able to take advantage...

Rochester
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Upscale hotel without the upscale price. Extremely convenient location, walkable to many shops, restaurants and sports venues. Nice breakfast and afternoon tea. Rooms cozy and comfortable, and quite large. Staff friendly.

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

Thank you for reviewing your time with us. Our hotel has recently experienced a top-to-bottom renovation which includes new beds, furnishings, technology and design. I'm so happy to hear you enjoyed your experience. I hope you were able to join us for our complimentary afternoon and cookies, as well as our complimentary wine tasting each evening. Thank you for choosing...

Seattle, Washington
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stayed here many years ago, now the recent remodeling of the rooms has turned this hotel into a charming, comfortable and convenient place to stay. We were impressed with the helpful service, lovely rooms and a very nice wine reception.

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

Thank you for taking the time to review your stay. Our maintenance team has done a world class job of maintaining the charm of our historic building while adding modern comforts and luxuries. Our newly renovated rooms feature brand new beds, bathrooms with blue, Italian tile and spacious accommodations. Thank you for choosing the Mark Spencer Hotel while visiting downtown...

Lynnwood
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Easy access to other activities, restaurants,bookstore,shopping.Enjoyed breakfast. Also the wine and cheese offered in the afternoon.Also NYT newspaper delivered to room.Will return again.Even the inebriated man sitting the lobby waiting for the free wine was dealt with sensitively and with respect as your staff ushered him out to the street.

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

Thank you for reviewing your recent stay with us. As you mentioned, we're in a great location of downtown, where the West End meets the Pearl! I'm happy to see you were able to join us for our complimentary wine tasting in the evening. Hospitality is at the foundation of everything we do, even for those who are too excited...

Any City
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great place to stay! walking distance to downtown and great restaurants, convenient parking, lovely Continental breakfast, The staff was very friendly and the rooms were very comfortable, clean and so quiet.

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

Thank you for such a wonderful review. We're in a great location to discover the city whether by foot, bus, street car or Max rail. Our maintenance team has done an outstanding job renovating our historic hotel while maintaining the old world charm. Thank you for the kind words regarding our staff. They love to be a part of the...

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Had a conference at the Multnomah Athletic Club for two days so the location worked well. The conference leader came in from the east coast and enjoyed the hotel and the downtown location. The morning breakfast service made things very convenient.

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

Thank you for the excellent review! I'm glad our central location suited your needs during this recent trip to Portland. In the future we'll be adding to our breakfast service and we look forward to delivering another great experience during your next visit. Thank you for choosing the Mark Spencer Hotel while in downtown Portland. We'd be delighted to have...

Salem, Oregon
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Don't miss this quiet gem in downtown Portland: restful, delightful staff, perfect location for art, theater, books, shopping and dining. Stash the car and walk or take the street car outside the front door. But don't tell all your friends--some secrets are worth keeping!

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Thank you for reviewing your stay at the Mark Spencer Hotel. We're in a great location to discover all things Portland by foot. We're located where the West End meets the Pearl, with so many wonderful places in close proximity. Thank you for the kind words regarding our staff. They truly enjoy delivering memorable experiences and it sounds like they...

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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
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Microwave
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Paid Wifi
  • Paid Internet
  • Public 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: $231 - $447 (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
Mark Spencer Portland
Hotel Style:
#22 Romantic Hotel in Portland
#22 Family Hotel in Portland
#25 Business Hotel in Portland
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“Nice views from the 5th floor”
 of 5 bubbles cherylvu, 26 Mar 2017 | Read review
“if view is important, Ask. otherwise, you'll be looking at brick or into another window”
 of 5 bubbles 786joshc, 26 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Apartment rooms at Washington Plaza annex are excellent for longer stay and more space. Inner rooms there are much quieter”
 of 5 bubbles Rebecca_travelsaway, 13 Mar 2017 | Read review
“The hotel has a variety of room sizes to choose from.”
 of 5 bubbles F7631BYjimh, 9 Mar 2017 | Read review
“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
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