We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“Beautiful Hotel in town” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Hotel Modera

Save Saved
You added Hotel Modera to your Saves list
Best prices for your stay
Enter dates for best prices
Check In mm/dd/yyyy Check Out mm/dd/yyyy
Show Prices
Compare best prices from top travel sites
and 9 more sites!
Hotel Modera
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   515 SW Clay St, Portland, OR 97201 (Downtown)   |  
  |  
Hotel website
  |  
Hotel packages
  |  
Hotel amenities
Special Offer
Park for $1!
Ranked #16 of 132 Hotels in Portland
Oak Brook
Contributor
19 reviews 19 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
“Beautiful Hotel in town”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2012

We were visiting friends in Portland and they recommended we stay at the Hotel Modera. They were right. It was priced right, friendly, and beautifully decorated. The rooms were nice and clean and quiet. One minor complaint. . . one small couch to place one suitcase and no place but the floor for the second suitcase. The hotel should supply a second luggage rack. Most hotels only supply one. We should have called the front desk and requested one. I am sure they would have supplied one. The staff here is wonderful. Very friendly and accommodating. Hotel is in a nice area. We drove to local restaurants, but you could walk to some near the hotel. They recommended Andina (Peruvian Restaurant). See my review of this great restaurant.

  • 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
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a Review

1,247 reviews from our community

Traveler rating
    769
    343
    94
    28
    13
See reviews for
171
530
118
285
Rating summary
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
Traveler tips help you choose the right room.   Room tips (205)
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2012

Another wonderful time staying at the Hotel Modera. The staff is the best. Always helpful and friendly. I called the front desk for extra towels and they were there in less than 5 minutes! The king size bed was very comfortable. Having back problems it was a blessing after a long day of
shopping.
If you are looking the best value and the highest quality for your stay in Portland this is it!!
I shall return.................

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 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
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Hotel_Modera_GM, General Manager at Hotel Modera, responded to this review, December 4, 2012
Dear Guest,

Thank you for staying with Hotel Modera again on your recent trip to Portland. I am thrilled to hear that our staff was helpful and friendly and you found your guestroom comfortable. It is also great to hear that we have impressed you enough that you have stayed with us on multiple occasions! We look forward to having you with us again soon!

Best Regards,
Desmond Mollendor
General Manager
503-484-1084
Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Seattle
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
5 hotel reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2012

Just visited Portland (we do quite often) and stayed at the Hotel Modera. Love this hotel: great service, modern decor combined with real comfort. The staff is extremely service oriented (Where do you find such great employees or do you build them?). Front desk staff were happy to find us a spot where we could watch the Husky game nearby and gave us walking directions and the valets and bell staff were very accommodating. A big focus for this trip was celebrating the beginning of the holiday season and getting a bit of no-tax shopping done (sales, too) so the hotel was the perfect location from which to launch our city explorations (Portland's tree lighting ceremony at Pioneer Square/Plaza complete with lots of families, music, lights followed by bargain shopping at the variety of shops nearby). Also, in addition to the upscale Nel Centro Restaurant, there are lots of small "in and out" eating spots close by. We plan to return to Hotel Modera, our favorite Portland destination, to celebrate the New Year.

Room Tip: All rooms are very comfortable with great amenities but the suites are a very affordable luxury.
See more room tips
  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with family
    • 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
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Portland, Oregon, United States
Reviewer
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2012

Checked in, went up to have one beer and put a few craft beers in the small fridge and headed right over to Nel Centro (the restaurant downstairs) for a fabulous dinner.

Ordered breakfast from the impressively timely room service – price was spot-on for any local restaurant AND was delicious WE AND GOT TO EAT IT ON THE AMAZING KING BED.

Highly recommend Hotel Modera for all of the obvious reasons plus it is designed with such an eye for detail and beautiful simplicity.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 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
Was this review helpful? Yes 1
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Hotel_Modera_GM, General Manager at Hotel Modera, responded to this review, December 4, 2012
Dear Guest,

Thank you for choosing Hotel Modera on your recent trip to Portland, and thank youfor taking the time to leave a review of your stay. I’m very happy to hear you found your guestroom comfortable and Nel Centro’s menu to your liking.

Come back soon!

Best Regards,
Desmond Mollendor
General Manager
503-484-1084
Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Zanesville, Ohio
Senior Contributor
37 reviews 37 reviews
10 hotel reviews
Reviews in 20 cities Reviews in 20 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2012

This was a great place to stay.
Very cool atmosphere. Nice bed and comfortable room. Located adjacent to a very nice restaurant. Would stay there again without hesitation when visiting Portland....................................

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 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
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Palm Springs, California
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
8 hotel reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2012

Hotel Modera is a contemporary, mid-century inspired, boutique hotel in the heart of Portland. From the moment you drive up under the covered driveway, you are welcomed by an exceptionally friendly, helpful, and professional staff. The elegant lobby, corridors and rooms display thoughtfully, selected contemporary art. The rooms and baths continue with the contemporary style of clean, minimal lines, from the bedding and furniture to the bath hardware and white marble. VERY nice! The courtyard garden was quiet and serenely beautiful with its linear layout, fern covered rock wall, and glass covered walkway. If it were not for the damp, cool weather during our November stay, we would have sat outside in the garden to enjoy the cozy, elongated fire pits in the evening. We did not have an opportunity to try the on-site restaurant, Nel Centro, but it looked fabulous and blended seamlessly with the look of Hotel Modera. The only parking on-site was valet and pricey, but we accepted the fact that parking is a challenge in the city and it was super convenient. Overall, Hotel Modera’s ambience and attentive staff provided a very memorable experience. This was my husband’s second stay and my first. I was totally impressed. We will definitely be back!

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 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
Was this review helpful? Yes 1
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Hotel_Modera_GM, General Manager at Hotel Modera, responded to this review, December 4, 2012
Dear Guest,

Thank you for staying with Hotel Modera and thank you for leaving thorough review of your stay! I am very pleased to hear you found our staff friendly, helpful, and professional and the décor and design of the hotel to your liking. We genuinely appreciate you also taking the time to share your experience with the TripAdvisor community as this in return helps our business! Thank you! We hope to have you with us again on your next trip to Portland.

Best Regards,
Desmond Mollendor
General Manager
503-484-1084
Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Seattle
Top Contributor
65 reviews 65 reviews
25 hotel reviews
Reviews in 34 cities Reviews in 34 cities
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2012

Took advantage of a special with the hotel which included a reduced rate, bottle of wine and $10/night valet parking.

The room was compact, nicely furnished, had a very comfortable bed and a window that opened -always a prerequisite. The bathroom had the best shower I've ever experienced with great fixtures and good quality shampoo and conditioner.

Their restaurant, Nel Centro, in the hotel, has good fresh Mediterranean food, well-cooked for dinner and good breakfasts, both at reasonable prices for Portland.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Hotels you might also like...
mm/dd/yyyy mm/dd/yyyy
Price Your Stay

Been to Hotel Modera? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Hotel Modera

Address: 515 SW Clay St, Portland, OR 97201
Phone Number:
Location: United States > Oregon > Portland > Downtown
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( Wi-Fi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#8 Romantic Hotel in Portland
#9 Luxury Hotel in Portland
#18 Business Hotel in Portland
#19 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 
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Expedia, Booking.com, Travelocity, Orbitz, Priceline, Hotels.com, Tingo, Reservation Counter, TripOnline SA, Odigeo and Agoda so you can book your Hotel Modera reservations with confidence. We help millions of travelers each month to find the perfect hotel for both vacation and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Also Known As:
Modera Hotel Portland

Owners: What's your side of the story?

If you own or manage Hotel Modera, register now for free tools to enhance your listing, attract new reviews, and respond to reviewers.