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The Mark Spencer

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San Diego, California
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Great location. The hotel is in the heart of everything in PDX, walkable to many of the cities best restaurants, the Pearl, NW 23rd, shopping etc. Hotel had great and attentive service. they were very accommodating to us while traveling with an infant and provided a crib that was in the room upon check in. Excellent beds, coffee and wine... More 

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

Thank you for sharing your experience with us. We're in a great neighborhood, the West End, just on the edge of the Pearl District and a short walk to so many wonderful things. It sounds like you got to experience the best things in Portland and I'm glad we could provide the exceptional service we all strive so hard to... More 

Enumclaw
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Great location. Was able to walk to shopping, got a lot of my Christmas shopping done. Multiple restaurants and pubs, so close we didn't need to worry about driving. Very quiet atmosphere at the hotel. It was a great weekend run away with my husband.

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Kelowna, Canada
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Overall excellent value for location and service. Helpful staff, like the new renovations of the rooms. Great location for walking just about every where in Portland West side, very central to the city, Pearl, and 23rd.

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Santa Clara
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is an EXCELLENT place to stay. The beds are SO comfortable, staff is super friendly and responsive, and the amenities are great! Best of all, they are pet friendly. The hotel is centrally located to all the main tourist spots in downtown PDX. Even if it wasn't so central, I would stay there just based on the fantastic experience... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Spent a weekend at the Mark Spencer mainly for the location. There are so many good restaurants within walking distance! I'm pretty sure I got upgraded to the corner king suite w/a kitchen because I booked a queen. That was SO awesome. The room was ENORMOUS and so comfy with really nice decor. Only small complaint was there was hair... More 

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We've stayed at the Mark Spencer before and appreciate its ambience. It's a historic building, quiet and private and well located between the downtown shopping and the Pearl District, and within walking distance of our Portland business tasks. The hotel welcomes pets, and our dog loved staying there too. We appreciate the singularity of the hotel and staff and their... More 

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Philadelphia PA
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We had a very good stay at the Mark Spencer Hotel in Portland. Recently remodeled rooms, nice staff and Continental breakfast were all good. They also have fresh baked cookies and coffee /tea in the afternoon and wine tasting in the evening. Would definitely stay here again!

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Thank you for taking the time to review your experience with us. I'm happy to see that you enjoyed our newly renovated rooms. Our engineering team has done a superb job of bringing together old world elegance with modern comforts and luxuries. It sounds like you got to enjoy many of the complimentary amenities that set the Mark Spencer Hotel... More 

Chicago, Illinois
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Nice location. Near pretty much everything downtown, Good food nearby. Comfortable, clean, very pleasing hotel. Staff were pleasant. The room was very nice and clean. The location is a great place to walk to many good restaurants, bar, etc.

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

Thank you for taking the time to review your experience with us. I'm happy to read that our downtown location suited your needs during this trip. We're in a great neighborhood known as the West End, just on the edge of the Pearl District and two blocks from Powell's Books. In addition, the Mark Spencer Hotel provides our guests with... More 

Whistler, Canada
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A fabulous stay at this lovely property and Portland. Started with a smooth check-in and helpful team at the desk, amazing room. Bed was extra comfy, great shower setup, very quiet. Received earplugs for street cars which are everywhere in Portland but did not need them. Breakfast was very nice and appreciated - suggest a bit of fresh fruit would... More 

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Thank you for taking the time to review your experience at the Mark Spencer Hotel. I'm so happy to hear that you enjoyed your accommodations. Our newly renovated are a great mix of old world elegance with modern comforts and luxuries. Our new beds are my absolute favorite additions and the amazing bathrooms feature blue Italian tile. I'm glad you... More 

Eagle River, Alaska
1 review
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great hotel. Wonderful staff. Good amenities. Great bathrooms. Close (2 blocks) to Powells Books! Short walk to almost anything in downtown Portland. Discounts at nearby restaurants and shops. Close to light rail to airport. Will be back!!

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Thank you for reviewing your experience with us at the Mark Spencer Hotel. You touched on so many of the great things about our hotel. Our central location is perfect for those who wish to explore the city by foot or public transportation. The Portland street car goes right past our front doors and we're just two blocks from the... More 

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Breakfast
  • Room Service
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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
  • Family Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator in room
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Paid Wifi
  • Paid Internet
  • Public Wifi
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  • Free Breakfast
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Room Service
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Laundry Service
  • 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: £126 - £242 (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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