I stayed at the Mark Spencer Hotel for 3 nights in September. This was my first trip to Portland and I had no trouble finding this place at all. I hopped on the Red Line MAX at the airport and it dropped me off right down the street from the hotel. The room was much larger than I'm used to and had a full kitchen. The only bad thing about it was that when I first arrived, my room smelled like vinegar, but it went away. Also, the shower spray was a little bit weak. The continental breakfast was basic, but it was good and saved me some money :)
More Importantly, as far as location goes, it was perfect! I could walk out of the hotel and very easily hop on the streetcar. This place is right in the middle of everything and it was a great jumping off point for exploring my new favorite city! There is a night club close by that was sometimes a little noisy, so if you want total quiet, I wouldn't stay here. The only real drawback to the location I could see, was the homeless population, but they didn't bother me at all. I am a 27 y/o female and I wasn't afraid to walk alone in the area at night (cautious, but not scared). Also, the staff is EXTREMELY nice and not in a phony way. I will definetly stay there again!
PS- be sure to check out Powell's!
- 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