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Mark Spencer Hotel

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Calgary, Canada
Reviewed 29 October 2013

This hotel looks beautiful from the pictures, but isn't quite what we expected and we were a little disappointed. It was decent, but I definitely don't think it was worth the price. The hotel was fairly outdated and the bed was very uncomfortable. I don't usually write bad reviews, but I had wished that someone would have let us know...

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

Thank you for taking time to review The Mark Spencer Hotel. I must admit, I was a bit surprised that our beds were not comfortable for you. All guestrooms have all new bedding, including new mattresses, sheets, duvets, etc. We receive quite a few comments on the comfort of our beds, and knowing that this is such a personal preference,...

Vancouver, Canada
Reviewed 28 October 2013

I have written a review in the past (five stars) but want to update since our most recent visit this month. If anything, this wonderful hotel just gets better and better. If you want brass buttons and fancy amenities go elsewhere, but you will be missing a treasure. Again we had a lovely suite, with a spotless kitchen and everything...

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

Welcome back! It's nice to revisit the many places you enjoy while vacationing. Thank you for including The Mark Spencer Hotel as one of them! Powell's Bookstore is such a haven for anyone who loves books and we're extremely fortunate that they are practically in our front yard! I'm glad you enjoy this Portland treasure. Thank you, too, for the...

Scottsdale, Arizona
Reviewed 24 October 2013

We were in Portland for a wedding and the entire wedding party stayed at the Mark Spencer. It was previously an apartment complex. The hotel has been renovated and the rooms are one bedroom efficiencies, complete with small kitchen. The ambience is wonderful and the staff is quite knowledgeable with regard to restaurants and downtown activities.

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

Congratulations on the wedding! I'm sure it was a beautiful event. We truly appreciate your time in reviewing The Mark Spencer Hotel and are thrilled to have been chosen to help celebrate this happy occassion. I hope you had some free time to explore the city - excellent dining options, tax free shopping and first class museums! Thank you for...

Portland, Oregon, United States
Reviewed 23 October 2013

I have organized two separate 4-day trainings at the Mark Spencer hotel, and both have gone extremely well due to the hard work of the Mark Spencer staff and the wonderful space that the hotel offers. On each occasion I have worked with Dave Spacek. He is friendly, responsive, and works hard to accommodate all of my requests. I left...

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

Wow! Thank you for taking the time to write a review of our conference services. I will be happy to pass along your kind words to Dave. I'm happy to hear your trainings were a success and that we were able to provide everything you needed. As meals can be a large part of a successful training day (everyone looks...

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 16 October 2013

Stayed here for two nights in October 2013. We arrived early, but our room was already ready and we were allowed to check in early which was great. Room was a good size, clean, comfy bed. Breakfast was included and was a good range and quality. Wifi included and decent quality. Hotel is in a good location in Portland, near...

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

Thank you for your kind review. I was happy to hear you were able to visit Powells - it's quite a bookstore occupying an entire city block! Some of our guests bring additional luggage to take home all the books they've purchased at Powells. My staff is very knowledgable about all that Portland has to offer and are eager to...

Davis, California
Reviewed 12 October 2013

The staff were very helpful on two occasions. They allowed me to check in far earlier than normal due to an early flight. Although they do not have in room safes, they were happy to store two iPads in a secure location since they didn't fit in their safe deposit boxes. The free breakfast in the morning was well stocked...

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

I'm so happy you were able to have an early check-in. We always try to accommodate our guests needs and try to make all services available to suit individual schedules. One of the many new features in our renovated rooms will be in-room safes. This will allow you to store your valuables inside your guestroom for greater piece of mind....

Reviewed 11 October 2013

Loved the Mark Spencer Hotel. We spent a lot of time on tripadvisor trying to decide where to stay in portland and there were lots of hotels that looked great but were out of our price range. We ended up settling on the Mark Spencer and I would have to say I didn't regret it. On check in the girls...

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

Thank you for such a nice review! I am extremely proud to work with such a friendly, professional staff and am happy to hear you enjoyed your visit with us. As we move forward with the hotel renovations, more and more of the "1950's" furnishings will be replaced with modern, updated kitchens, furniture, bathrooms, etc. The current bedding package is...

Denver, Colorado
Reviewed 11 October 2013 via mobile

Continental breakfast, cookies in the afternoon and wine hour from 5-6. Small rooms by clean and unique with old kitchen appliances. Very friendly and accommodating staff. This hotel is right on the edge of the pearl district and walking distance from tons of great restaurants, breweries and shopping. Also Powell books is across the street. Will stay here again.

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

Thank you for your comments - we do have an awesome location! We are in the new West End district, centrally located to many of Portland's best attractions and just blocks away from the Pearl District. We are fortunate to have Powell's Bookstore 1 block away along with many local brewpubs, service locally made microbrews. Portland's streetcar runs right outside...

Groton, Connecticut
Reviewed 6 October 2013

Nice hotel with very friendly and knowledgeable staff, great coffee machine. Wine tasting each night at 5pm and terrific cookies. Located right on a metro line. Our room had a full refrigerator with small stove and sink nice for left overs. Many restaurants close by.

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

I was happy to hear you were able to join us for our evening wine reception. It's a fun hour for our guests to mingle with each other and for us to visit with you. We serve local Oregon wines, allowing our guests to experience the award winning varietals that are produced in our area. I hope you gathered some...

San jose
Reviewed 5 October 2013

The hotel is centrally located near shopping, food, catching a street car, and across from a great book store named Powell's. This is the place to stay if you have a pet. The hotel is clean and the staff is friendly. If you have a need they will see to it promptly. I visit Portland once a year and this...

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

Thank you for taking the time to review our hotel. I was happy to read your comment regarding pets. This is an often overlooked amenity in our guest reviews. We love it when our guests decide to bring their furry companions with them to stay with us. We welcome each pet with an amenity at check-in and their name on...

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  • 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
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Paid Wifi
  • Paid Internet
  • Public Wifi
  • 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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Hotel Style:
#22 Romantic Hotel in Portland
#22 Family Hotel in Portland
#25 Business Hotel in Portland
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“We had a corner king, and although the street car was below us, didn't keep us awake!”
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  • You do have a great view and visa versa into other rooms!
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