The Mark Spencer Hotel

Dana Marshall
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Why We Love It

  • Top-notch service and central West End location, a block from Powell's Books and an easy stroll to Voodoo Doughnut
  • Beautifully remodeled rooms come with an in-room growler to fill up at local breweries and a discount book to local restaurants and shops
  • The streetcar and light rail both stop within blocks of the hotel
  • Continental breakfast, a nightly local wine reception and Wi-Fi are all complimentary

"A prime location in the hip West End" -- Fodor's
Enjoyed This
(26 Member Ratings)
"The great location in the arts district and the unexpected ability to watch the Starlight Parade from our window."
Jun 05, 2017
Santa Rosa, CA, USA

Map & Directions

The Mark Spencer Hotel is a 20-minute drive from the Portland International Airport. From the airport, guests can hop on the MAX Station Red Line toward City Center & Beaverton and exit at the Galleria/SW 10th Avenue MAX Station. The light rail drops you four blocks from the hotel. For those who have cars, just hop on the I-205 S to the I-84 all the way to exit 5 S. Parking is available on site for $25 per day. 

Rooms & Rates

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Ranked in the top 15 of Portland's 130+ hotels on TripAdvisor, the Mark Spencer Hotel is a family, locally run boutique hotel offering guests an intimate and friendly stay in the city. The top-notch service earns rave reviews on TripAdvisor, as does the prime location in the up-and-coming West End just along the border of the Pearl District.

It's a great spot for those who want to get a local’s perspective of the city, within walking distance of neighborhood favorites like the world-famous Powell’s Books, the Crystal Ballroom, Voodoo Doughnut and the top-rated Portland City Grill -- Portland's highest restaurant with the best view in downtown. The Portland Streetcar stops two blocks away, as does the MAX light rail, which conveniently connects to downtown and the airport.

As the oldest operating boutique hotel in the city, the Mark Spencer has been a favorite among artists for over a century, with a guest registry that includes the likes of Louis Armstrong, Spike Jones and Sammy Davis Jr. This commitment to the arts continues today -- each guest room and hotel floor displays work by local artists, reflecting the city’s rich culture and thriving art scene. All rooms are cozy and inviting, and after a multimillion-dollar renovation, blend modern décor with vintage charm in details like exposed brick and wooden beams. Bathrooms are finished with marble floors, Italian-tiled showers and fog free mirrors and some upgraded rooms come with full kitchens.

A thoughtful list of complimentary extras includes Wi-Fi, an expanded continental breakfast, fresh baked afternoon cookies, an evening wine tasting hour and a 24-hour self-serve espresso machine. Pets are welcome for an additional fee and an on-site laundry facility is available for those on longer stays.

From the press:
  • “The one-bedroom suites, with their comfy living rooms and completely separate bedrooms, are the best accommodations here” -- Frommer’s
  • “This family-owned hotel, with a prime location in the hip West End near Powell's Books and the Pearl District, is one of the better values in town” -- Fodor’s



  • Infant cots / cribs
  • Newspaper / magazines
  • Gym / fitness center
  • Pet-friendly
  • Extra beds (fees apply)
  • 100% smoke-free


  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge service
  • Laundry / dry cleaning
  • Room service (limited hours)
  • Business center
  • Safe in reception

Room amenities

  • Air-conditioning
  • Central heating
  • Coffee / tea-making facilities
  • Fridge
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Kitchenette in some rooms
  • Safe
  • Flatscreen TV


  • Complimentary Internet access
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi throughout
  • High-Speed Wi-Fi (fees apply)


  • Hair-dryer
  • Bathtub or shower


  • Parking (fees apply)


  • Accessible bathroom in some rooms
  • Accessible meeting room
  • Accessible parking
  • Accessible path of travel
  • ADA compliant rooms
  • Roll-in shower
  • Wheelchair accessible

Please note: Some amenities may not be available in all rooms and some amenities or services incur an additional charge and are subject to change. Please check with the hotel directly.


Check-in: Standard Time is 4pm.

Minimum age required to check-in: 18.

Checkout: Standard Time is 12pm.

Children and additional guests: Children up to age 12 stay free of charge when sharing parents’ room and using existing bedding (on request). Cribs available on request, free of charge for one child. Extra bed available on request: $15 (subject to tax) per night. Charges will be added to your bill at the hotel.

Pets: Pets are allowed on request (on the 1st and 2nd floors) and will be charged a nonrefundable $25 (subject to tax) per pet/per night. Charges will be added to your bill at the hotel.

Cancellation: Cancellation policy & booking conditions vary by 'rate plan'. These will be displayed on the payment page after you have searched for your dates and selected a rate.

Additional details: The hotel offers parking for $25.00 (subject to tax). Charges will be applied to your bill at the hotel. These rates are subject to change without notice and at the discretion of the property.

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Customer Service available 24 hours

Rates may vary by date, are subject to availability and are not guaranteed until your purchase is complete.

The room rates listed are for double occupancy per room unless otherwise stated and exclude tax recovery charges and service fees.

It is the responsibility of the hotel chain and/or the individual property to ensure the accuracy of the photos displayed. Travelzoo is not responsible for any inaccuracies in the photos.

Enjoyed This
(26 Member Ratings)
Ratings & reviews reflect verified member feedback for Mark Spencer Hotel, Portland (OR) over the past 15 months.
4.4 Ambiance
4.9 Location
4.4 Rooms
4.8 Quality of Service
4.3 Value for the Money
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Enjoyed Most
The great location in the arts district and the unexpected ability to watch the Starlight Parade from our window.
Mona Jun 05, 2017 Santa Rosa, CA, USA
Enjoyed Most
Spacious well appointed rooms with comfy beds.
Other Comments
There wasn't a towel bar so that it was easy to hang the towels for reuse which is part of their sustainability mission.
Jocelynn Mar 28, 2017 San Francisco, CA, USA
Enjoyed Most
It was unique, comfortable and in a great location!
Other Comments
We absolutely loved it and plan to stay there again the next time we go to downtown Portland.
Cami Jan 11, 2017 Puyallup, WA, USA
Enjoyed Most
It was really nice to taste wine in the evening on the way out the door for dinner, but a little more variety would be encouraged to crown it perfect!
Other Comments
The housekeeping staff was very friendly and helpful, the front desk always had a smile on their face. They understand customer service:)
Allen Feb 12, 2017 Clarkston, WA, USA
Enjoyed Most
Beautiful corner room
Terri Jan 18, 2017 Bend, OR, USA
Enjoyed Most
This was my second stay at the Mark Spencer. I love the comfort of the beds- just heavenly. The rooms are clean and very chic. Location is in the heart of downtown so there is always something to walk to for every taste. I will be going back.
Elizabeth Feb 06, 2017 Richland, WA, USA
Enjoyed Most
The location was perfect-it's seem to be at the center of everything. The group of people I dealt with at the front desk were fantastic. There was one or two people later they were not as helpful but anytime I encountered these three people they were amazing. I've traveled all over the place and I've seen that a good service and I have to commend these fine employees.
Other Comments
Many of the reviews mentioned that the hotel has kitchenettes in every room. That's not the case. Each room has a small refrigerator but only specific rooms have The stoves and suxh. Each room is different in the first room I was assigned was dark and there was a very funky smell. I suspect the large garbage container for the building was just outside the window. What's a let them know there was no way I could stay in that room they move me to a much brighter and pleasant room. They also provided me with fairly early check-in and a 1:30 check out. I know they can't always do this but the fact that they did because they could was very much appreciated and helped me out quite a bit.
patricia Sep 12, 2016 San Diego, CA, USA
Enjoyed Most
The facilities - room, lobby, reading room - are all lovely. The staff is cordial and helpful. We enjoyed the treat of being able to make lattes, cappuccinos, espressos at the machine whenever we wanted. And the location is perfect. A close walk to Powell's Books, within two blocks of both Jake's seafood restaurants, and not that far from the heart of downtown. The next-door parking was very convenient.
Christine Jan 05, 2017 Salem, OR, USA
Enjoyed Most
Great Staff! Breakfast in the morning, Tea in the afternoon and Wine and cheese in the early evening are part of your stay. Very easy to get around downtown Portland. Lots to see and do.
Other Comments
When I checked in, the front desk tried to charge me $20 more than the TravelZoo agreement. I showed them my confirmation email and they quickly changed it to the agreed amount. This is a pricey hotel, but since I did not need to rent a car, I thought it was worth it.
Vivian Sep 19, 2016 sacramento, CA, USA
Enjoyed Most
Location and incredibly friendly and helpful staff!
Other Comments
It was my birthday and they made it special with a package of cookies and many good wishes and conversations.
Mary Dec 07, 2016 Richland, WA, USA

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