Mark Spencer Hotel

409 S.W. 11th Ave., Portland, Oregon, 97205, United States

The Mark Spencer Hotel, which has a great location right where the trendy Pearl District meets the up-and-coming West End, is known as “Portland’s Hotel to the Arts” thanks to it being the go-to choice for traveling musicians and guest artists from multiple artistic organizations including the Oregon Ballet Theatre, Oregon Symphony, and Portland Opera.

The Mark Spencer Hotel has a “Bid Your Own Rate” option on their website, which can often get you your room at your steal. Make sure to bid before you book.


The rooms at The Mark Spencer Hotel are all spacious and comfortable, and many feature kitchenettes, which can help keep your food budget on the lower side. The hotel was recently renovated, and all rooms were redesigned to incorporate more modern furnishings and an appealing neutral color palette with well-placed pops of color. Seeing as how The Mark Spencer Hotel is Portland’s Hotel to the Arts, all rooms also feature artwork by local artists.

YOU SHOULD KNOW The Mark Spencer Hotel is pet-friendly, but only in designated rooms. If you’re traveling with your four-legged friend, make sure to call and confirm your room allows pets (and expect to pay a $25 pet fee).


The bathrooms at The Mark Spencer Hotel are pretty fancy! Between the marble flooring, the glass tile, and the no-fog mirrors (seriously miraculous if you have to blow-dry your hair immediately following a shower), you can tell the designers were going for a luxury feel - and, lucky for you, they succeeded.


The lobby at The Mark Spencer Hotel is charming, with a cute little breakfast nook, plenty of seating, and an exceptionally friendly staff. Stop by anytime to enjoy free tea, cookies, and snacks.


The fitness center at The Mark Spencer Hotel is open 24/7 and has everything you need to get in a solid workout, including cardio machines, weight machines, free weights, and accessories.


There’s no restaurant on-site at The Mark Spencer Hotel, but a complimentary continental breakfast is included in your room rate.


There's also no bar, but you can snag free wine in the lobby.


Getting Around

It’s incredibly easy to get around downtown Portland on foot, and if you want to go further into the city, there’s plenty of public transportation available (including a MAX Light Rail station just two blocks from the hotel). If you do decide to bring your own wheels, its $25 per night for self-parking.


For some of the best sandwiches in the city, head to Lardo (3-minute walk), a shop dishing up inventive sandwiches like the Pork Belly Reuben and the Pork Meatball Bahn Mi (also, don’t leave without trying their “dirty fries”). Tasty N Alder (3-minute walk) is a downtown institution known for having one of the best brunches in the city (just make sure to get their early, because they’re also known for having hour-plus wait times on the weekend).


For a fun night out, check out Ground Kontrol (9-minute walk), a two-story arcade where you can play classics like “Double Dragon” and “The Simpsons: The Arcade Game” while you sip on a $3 PBR. For something a little more relaxed, try Kask (4-minute walk), a bar known for its excellent craft cocktails and rustic-meets-modern ambiance.


The Mark Spencer Hotel is comfortable, well designed, has a great staff, and is reasonably priced - especially considering its location. What’s not to like?


Gay and Lesbian, Pet Friendly
Casual Chic


Phones: 503-224–3293;800-548–3934

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