The Mark Spencer Hotel appears to have been an apartment building which has been converted to a modest hotel. It is conviently located in downtown Portland within easy walking distance of the Pearl District and downtown shopping. The 'cultural district" is best reached by the streetcar which runs directly in front of the building. Speaking of streetcars: be sure to load/unload in the designated space in front of the building or you may get clipped by the streetcar. The hotel offers self parking for $18/day in a tight underground lot beneath the hotel.
The interior is simple but functional; most of the walls are bare and the furniture is well-used. Our King sized bed pracitically stretched from wall to wall in the bedroom. The bed was comfortable and we enjoyed the multiple small pillows. The kitchen has a full sized refrigerator and a historic 1970's electric range with multiple push-buttons to control the burner temperatures.
Recommended for business trips and for travelers concerned with convenience and price. Kenny and Zuk's across the street has fantastic house made pastrami. Also a good place for breakfast.More