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“Weekend out of the heat.” 4 of 5 stars
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Hotel Modera
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   515 SW Clay St, Portland, OR 97201 (Downtown)   |  
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Ranked #9 of 132 hotels in Portland
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“Weekend out of the heat.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2012

My husband and I went to Portland to get outta the heat in summer. Stayed at the hotel Modera which was ultra modern, nice restaurant and courtyard. The rooms we a bit small, but nicely appointed. The location was in a business part of town so on the weekends not much was happening but the bus/shuttle system was excellent to get you to the river or to the more touristy part of town. On Saturday there is a great ( really great) farmers market very close to the hotel. The staff was really nice friendly. I would stay here again.

Room Tip: Facing front courtyard is nice.
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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
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  • Service
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  • Value
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  • Cleanliness
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2012

In the heart of downtown Portland, the Hotel Modera is a comfortable hotel with nice amenities. The rooms are note huge but efficiently designed, comfortable, and well appointed. The rooms and the hotel are very clean! The food is delicous and their outdoor patio with oversized gas fire pits is a fun way to dine and visit. I've stayed at this hotel several times, for work and pleasure, and have always been impressed.

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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Hotel_Modera_GM, General Manager at Hotel Modera, responded to this review, December 4, 2012
Dear Guest,

Thank you for staying with Hotel Modera on your recent trip to Portland and thank you for taking the time to review your stay. I am happy to hear you found your guestroom comfortable and well appointed. We try to provide a luxurious and accommodating experience and I’m happy to hear you were impressed. Come back soon!

Best Regards,
Desmond Mollendor
General Manager
503-484-1084
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2012

Room was small but beautifully appointed. High end finishes in bath. Guest services staff were so pleasant and helpful. Onsite parking was a bit pricey, but oh so convenient. Didn't have to get wet in the Portland rain. However you can walk to just about everything downtown or take public transportation.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2012

Came for 4 nights for a conference - very comfortable beds (almost TOO soft), with the most amazing blackout curtains - pitch dark at 9AM! But it IS a city hotel and gets noisy around 6:30AM. The bathroom is nice and modern, but the floor is marble and gets VERY cold.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2012

Yeah, it is what you think when I say "thin walls". I heard my newlywed friends next door. I was woken by the sound of someone using the bathroom above us at 3am. And the people to the other side of us had a great time laughing till about 2 am.
The decor was nice. The lobby was small and cold. Chairs were unconfortable. No complimentary coffee in the lobby at all - and the kitchen didn't open until 8am. Fine I suppose if your not an early riser. I was bummed. Big heavy door for the bathroom which doubles as a cloths closet door. Cool but strange. It's a nice location but not great.

Room Tip: Ask for a quiet room if you dont want people to hear you and your romantic escapades.
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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Hotel_Modera_GM, General Manager at Hotel Modera, responded to this review, November 21, 2012
Dear Guest,

Thank you for choosing Hotel Modera. I am sorry to hear you encountered some noise transference during your stay. While we did our best to sound proof our guest rooms during renovation, beyond the fact that they are concrete, some noises may be heard depending on the persons or things making the noise. It was brought to my attention upon reading the Manager Report the morning after this event, that you had notified the front desk of your amorous neighbors, but declined both a room move and declined our offer to ask them to quiet down. Had you accepted either of these offers, your experience with noise transference would’ve been resolved.

Again I apologize you did not have the most restful sleep while you were with us. This is not usually the case and I would like to encourage you to give us another try.

Best Regards,
Desmond Mollendor
General Manager
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2012

We've stayed at the Modera at least 3 or 4 times. Nicely located in downtown SW Portland within walking distance of The Pearl the NW and much of downtown. The hotel has been nicely updated from its undoubtedly dowdy 1960's origins of small rooms and a boxy dormlike shape of an L-shaped building with flat roof. The rooms are still small, of course, but they have top-of-the-line very comfy pillow top king beds (or queens), and a nicely appointed bathroom, albeit with a regular old-fashioned tub-shower. You of course get free wi-fi and high-speed internet, and a flat-screen TV. The discount package with $10 per night valet parking was a draw as well.

Negatives are street noise (especially from the city king rooms), tons of outside night lighting you can't shut out unless you close all the curtains. At which point you have no outside ventilation and the room is bound to be hot and stuffy, especially in the fall/winter when you can't run air-conditioning, only heat. The only opening window (an awning window) was on the pillow side of our bed, so the outside lighting was in our eyes all night as we kept the window uncovered to let in air. Definitely disturbed my sleep. A hotel engineer came at 10:30 pm to give us an electric fan to circulate the cool air inside do the temperature would drop below 70 degrees. I like a cool (below 60) dark room for sleeping so these are strong negatives. However, better choices in downtown Portland are few.

Room Tip: Choose a room with the opening window at the bottom end of the bed, if possible.
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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2012

I bought my daughter a room at the modera. She went with a friend and had such a great time! She sent pictures of them out by the fireplace at night. It was gorgeous. She loved the hotel enough that she even took another friend back to stay.Although I didn't personally stay there, I heard wonderful things about it from Felecia. She is finincky when it comes to nice places to stay.
She loves the special "touches" and little extra details that make a place special enough to stand out, AND go back to. My daughter is 27 and had a wonderful stay...twice!

  • Stayed April 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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Additional Information about Hotel Modera

Also Known As:
Modera Hotel Portland
Address: 515 SW Clay St, Portland, OR 97201
Location: United States > Oregon > Portland > Downtown
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#6 Luxury Hotel in Portland
#7 Business Hotel in Portland
#8 Romantic Hotel in Portland
#17 Family Hotel in Portland
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Hotel Modera 4*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The rooms are indulged with the softest linen, down blankets and a luxurious pillow top mattress. Our desk includes outlets that are easily accessible with a comfortable leather desk chair. Tarocco bath products are formulated with Sicilian Red Oranges. Amenities include free wireless, passes to 24 Hour Fitness, iPod docking stereo, LCD TVs with HD premium channels, mini refrigerator, made-to-order amenity basket, and an in-room safe big enough to accommodate a full size laptop. ... more   less 
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