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Mark Spencer Hotel
Ranked #11 of 138 Hotels in Portland
Certificate of Excellence
Portland, Oregon
Level Contributor
729 reviews
176 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 296 helpful votes
“Excellent location”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 January 2011

We needed a room for guests in downtown Portland. Don't be worried about the low price: This hotel is close to everything, just a block from Powell's Books, about two blocks from Whole Foods, and on the street car line. Our guests raved about their comfortable queen bed, the hosted wine-and-beverages in the lobby from 5-6 pm, and the morning breakfast. They appreciated the free in-room wireless internet and the free printer in the lobby. Their room was small but it had a fully stocked kitchenette and a usable dining table. Service at the front desk was excellent. We will send our future guests to the Mark Spencer.

  • Stayed January 2011, travelled as a couple
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1 Thank TJandTR
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White Salmon, Washington
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10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 January 2011

wonderful european style hotel with wonderful staff , excellant management and superb
downtown location...super cont bfst and wonderful lobby espresso...close to the best restaurants ans entertainment...public transportation at front door...very progressive city atmosphere

  • Stayed December 2010, travelled on business
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yachats
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23 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2011

I live on the coast of Oregon and go to Portland (a three hour drive) off and on. The Mark Spencer is very convenient. It is one block from Powell's book store, two blocks from some of Portland's best food carts, near the Max lines, and a short walk to any downtown or Pearl district attraction you like. It was clean and the morning continental breakfast was quite good - croissants and an expresso machine - life is good. Don't miss the biscotti in the afternoon with a glass of wine.

The rate is good and, if you are lucky, you can bid on a room and get a bargain.

Stayed January 2011, travelled with friends
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Eston, Canada
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13 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 January 2011

We have stayed at The Mark Spencer seven times in the last nine years because it is great and wonderful hotel: comfortable, clean, warm, reasonably priced.. The staff, from management to front desk to housekeeping is friendly, accommodating and very, very professional. It is a pleasure to stay in a "real" hotel where the people know you and that is not all glitz as so many corporate/expense account hotels have become.
We shall return, again and again.

  • Stayed December 2010, travelled as a couple
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Stroud, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 January 2011

We stay at The Mark Spencer once or twice a year when visiting our daughter and son-in-law from the UK and we have just returned from a stay over Christmas 2010 and New Year. The Mark Spencer always delivers a friendly reception and first class services ar every level. The rooms are clean, spacious and well equipped, and the continental breakfast is as good as one could wish. The downtown location is perfect and the overall value for money is exceptional. I have no doubt about recommending this hotel as an excellent base when visiting Portland and given it is around 25 minutes by car from the airport why stay out of town?

  • Stayed December 2010, travelled with family
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1 Thank jdpUK
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roseburg
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2011

We found the Mark Spencer a gem in Portland, OR. Centrally located in downtown, walking distance perfect to all locations. Parking rate acceptable for large city. Staff incredibly accommodating, professional......truly customer oriented. We were looking for a hotel with charm, not on a large scale and we found it in the Mark Spencer. Returned, via mail, a forgotten item promptly. Highly recommend this welcoming and pleasant atmosphere hotel!

  • Stayed December 2010, travelled as a couple
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1 Thank tootRoseburg
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Keizer, Oregon
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25 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2011

Very comfortable, friendly hotel - rooms with small kitchens, comfortable beds, good service - all at a modest price. Staff helpful. Similar to European hotels in style and room size. Located near many excellant places to eat, Powell's Books, the streetcar and the MAX transit system.

  • Stayed January 2011, travelled as a couple
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Property: Mark Spencer Hotel
Address: 409 SW 11th Ave, Portland, OR 97205-2603
Region: United States > Oregon > Portland > Downtown
Amenities:
Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#22 Romantic Hotel in Portland
#22 Family Hotel in Portland
#25 Business Hotel in Portland
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:3 star — Mark Spencer Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 101
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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