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The Mark Spencer

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Los Angeles, California
Reviewed 1 August 2013

The staff at the Mark Spencer was great! I was a little disheveled when I arrived and discovered there was no one out front to help me with my heavy bags (btw, if I had just called in, I'm sure they would have sent someone out right away!), so I had to drag them to the elevator and across the...

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

Wow! Thank you for your kind words to my staff. The gentleman you referred to is John, one of our remarkable front desk employees, and I will be happy to pass along your comments to him. Each member of our staff has their favorite Portland places and are happy to share them with our guests. I'm happy to hear you...

Sacramento, CA
Reviewed 30 July 2013 via mobile

Check in was fine though someone next to me was checking prices. They quoted her $60 less for the same room. When I mentioned it, they ushered me out quickly. The room was fine... An old fridge, stove, and sink were in the corner which was kind of weird. Overall, very clean and quiet. The extras are plentiful. I was...

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

I would like to wish you a Happy Belated Birthday!" I hope you enjoyed your time in Portland and was able to find the perfect location for your birthday dinner! With so many delicious restaurants, it's hard to choose. With regard to your room rate, I can only assume the lower rate you overheard quoted at check in to another...

Reviewed 28 July 2013

Stayed here one night on a family road trip. Arrived about 2 pm and were able to check in early. Unfortunately, we were told the hotel garage was already full and were directed to a crowded lot around the corner from the hotel. The room was bright and sunny with 2 queens and a fold out sofa bed in a...

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

Thank you for your review and for allowing us to be your host on your family road trip. We love to see entire families traveling together and Portland is a wonderful city to explore. It sounds as if Voodoo Doughnuts made it on your"Portland's Must See" list! On any given day, we'll see 3 to 4 pink doughnut boxes being...

Pueblo, Colorado
Reviewed 27 July 2013

The staff was very helpful in setting the room up to meet our needs. We were traveling with a young child. We needed a microwave for heating bottles and we had a crib and other amenities delivered to the room. The staff had everything in the room for us when we arrived. They were also very friendly and helpful in...

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I'm so happy you enjoyed your stay with us. We love having families at the hotel as the children always make for interesting conversation. As with your little one, we can always accommodate babies with a crib, microwave or anything they require. Our Front Desk staff is happy to handle any neccessities, as well. We also have a Treasure Chest...

Bronx, New York
Reviewed 27 July 2013

This hotel started out my best birthday trip ever and it was a big part of it! Wish I could've stayed the whole time but couldn't afford it but I stayed solo so if have another person to cut costs it's not bad at all! People complain about dated refrigerator and things, it added to charm for me! Great bed,...

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

Wow! Thank you for your kind review - it's fun to hear how much our visitors love Portland! It sounds as if you might have to make another trip to celebrate next year's birthday. I'm happy you were able to join us for our evening wine reception. This gathering is always the highlight of the day - to meet and...

Southwest
Reviewed 25 July 2013

I would have to agree with a previous reviewer that the rooms are cramped and the room furniture old. We liked the kitchenette but there were problems--for instance, the refrigerator door kept opening on its own. The carpet is not particularly clean, which bothers us more than it should. Bathroom the size of a postage stamp. The beds are comfortable...

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

I would like to thank you for taking time to send in your review and will happily pass your comments on to Logan. We do have an ideal location for seeing the city with an excellent public transportation system. I hope you had a chance to ride the trolley, which runs right past our front door. Seeing the city on...

Roskilde, Denmark
Reviewed 24 July 2013

I booked a room the day before arrival after having seen on the hotel webside that rooms were avaible. The website said that I would have the best rate if I booked directly, but luckily I checked hotels.com and saved 20 dollars by booking from their website. The room was small to american standards but both room and bathroom were...

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

Thank you so much for visiting Portland all the way from Denmark! I was happy to hear you found a good rate and that you chose The Mark Spencer Hotel for your accommodations. Our website does offer the best rate available each day and I would like to apologize to you if you were unable to locate our "Best Rate."...

Southfield, Michigan
Reviewed 19 July 2013

We stayed for several nights in a small, older room with a standard king bed. The bed was comfortable, but the comforter was a bit heavy for the warm weather. The room included a small kitchenette with dishes, utensils and pans as well as an electric stove, oven and refrigerator. We had a walk-in closet and a small bathroom too....

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I was happy to hear you enjoyed your stay with us and was able to join us for our evening wine reception. It's a fun way to start your evening and allows you time to decide which of our fabulous restaurants will be your choice for dinner. I'm sorry you didn't have an opportunity to experience our coffee/latte machine. We...

Southern California
Reviewed 16 July 2013

From the moment you arrive, you get the feeling that people at this hotel care about their guests: Smile on both sides with everything neat and clean. Tea/Wine time give you a chance to talk to the staff as well as get you physically ready for the evening in town. Location is a short distance from plenty of eateries, Powell's...

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

Thank you for your very kind comments! I will be sure to share them with our staff. I was happy to hear you enjoyed our evening wine reception. Not only do our guests have the opportunity to meet each other and enjoy local Oregon wines, but it allows us the opportunity to chat with you. It's always fun to discover...

Toronto, Canada
Reviewed 15 July 2013

+ves - The location was excellent, just at the edge of the Pearl district and really close to downtown. You could walk pretty much anywhere, and there are great cafes and restaurants within a stone's throw. You could spend all your time in a small radius from the hotel. Staff were friendly and helpful. -ves - I got a last...

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

Thank you so much for taking time to review our hotel. We will be undergoing a major renovation this fall, with a complete remodel of our guestrooms, including new furnishings, carpeting, bedding and bathrooms. We have nearly completed work on half of the hotel corridors, adding new guestroom doors, artwork and carpeting. Our location is, indeed, ideal. There are great...

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Amenities

Highlights
  • 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 97205-2603
Region: United States > Oregon > Portland > Downtown
Price Range: $209 - $408 (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 Romantic Hotel in Portland
#22 Family Hotel in Portland
#25 Business Hotel in Portland
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