We selected the Mark Spencer for our stay in Portland because of its location and reasonable price. It is easy walking distance to Powell's Books, great coffee, restaurants and shopping. We found it easy to find by car from the airport, and were able to park out front in order to check in before moving the car to underground parking accessible from the hotel($18/day, but coupons can be found on line).
Front desk staff was always great to deal with- friendly, and willing to go out of their way to make your stay comfortable. Coffee, tea, ice water is always available in the lobby. Continental breakfast is included in the morning, and tea and wine served in the afternoon.
This hotel is undergoing renovation, but we were not disturbed in any way by this during our stay. The common areas (comfortable for lounging, plus exercise room and laundry) are clean as are the rooms. Queen rooms are not huge, but do include a kitchenette-great for any beer or wine you want to try while visiting Oregon!
We also stayed in a suite with Queen bed and fold out sofa in a separate living room. The fold out was better than average- the price for the suite (including kitchenette) quite reasonable, and I would recommend this option as economical choice if you are traveling with a teenager or small children.
Overall, I really like this hotel- it is not a modern or large chain hotel, but the newly renovated,clean rooms, friendly staff, and terrific location make this my choice for a couples or family stay in downtown Portland.
- 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
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- Also Known As:
- The Mark Spencer Hotel Portland
- Mark Spencer Portland