The Mark Spencer
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- 98%Luxury Travelers
- 94%Art & Design Lovers
- 94%Local Culture
- 74%Business Travelers
- 74%Family Travelers
- 72%History Buffs
Member Reviews (2)
- The Mark SpencerMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget Travelers+ 7Nov 12, 2013
I’ve walked by downtown Portland’s Mark Spencer countless times without ever realizing it was a hotel. From the outside, the large old building housing the hotel looks more like a luxury apartment building or maybe an office—you won’t see any fancily garbed doorman here. Once inside, you’ll find floor upon floor of rooms and suites (some with kitchenettes). While many of the rooms have a bit of a 1970s-feel to them, the Mark Spencer is currently undergoing renovation, updating its rooms to match modern aesthetics.
Special bonuses for staying here include free continental breakfast, Wi-Fi, and newspapers (including the NYT). There’s also an espresso machine in the lobby that’s accessible to guests 24/7, free of charge. Unfortunately, there’s no room service, but a nearby restaurant offers free delivery.
- The Mark SpencerMember ofFoodiesWellnessVegetarian+ 3First to ReviewNov 05, 2013
If you don’t want to be in one of the bigger hotels in Downtown Portland, and you like to prepare some of your own food occasionally, the Mark Spencer could be ideal.
Located on SW 11th Avenue it’s close to about everything downtown including Powells bookstore, the inner SW downtown, the Library, and the NW shopping area as well.
This is a beautiful hotel that was originally a hotel in 1905, subsequently turned in to apartments, and thus has returned as a hotel once again.
The hotel offers a variety of suite rooms with kitchenette at good value for the long term guest. Amenities include a Fitness Center and meeting rooms.
This is an ideal hotel for the long stay business guest as it is pretty centrally located, but it is also good for large social events such as wedding receptions in the ballroom.
The staff is very helpful and professional. They do complement the European style of this hotel. You could find something comparable in London and other European cities. Comfortable and unrushed!
Very Good!1046 reviews across the web.
- Guests think this is a good boutique hotel.
- Guests recommend this hotel for a romantic getaway.
- Location98% enjoyed the nightlife nearby.
- Service96% found the staff to be very friendly.
- Hotel89% thought it was clean.
- Food81% found the breakfast to be wonderful.
- PricePrice is reasonable. 75% of guests gave positive comments.
- Room59% complained about the bathroom.