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Hotel Modera
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   515 SW Clay St, Portland, OR 97201 (Downtown)   |  
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Ranked #16 of 132 Hotels in Portland
Tucson, Arizona
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“Wonderful Boutique Hotel”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2013

I spent last week in downtown Portland and could not have been more pleased with the Hotel Modera. Clean, modern, quiet, good food, and the most friendly, knowledgeable staff - lots of suggestions of what to see and how to get there. They obviously loved their city as much as I did. This hotel is right on the transportation lines and is within easy walking distance of lots of good places to eat.

Room Tip: Ask for a City view -- wonderful view looking North into the City.
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Stayed June 2013, traveled solo
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Hotel_Modera_GM, General Manager at Hotel Modera, responded to this review, June 21, 2013
Dear Guest,

Thank you for choosing Hotel Modera on your recent trip to Portland and thank you for leaving this excellent review! We try our best to impress every guest that stays with us, and I’m thrilled that our efforts did not go unnoticed. I am very happy to hear that you found your guestroom clean and quiet, and our staff friendly and helpful. We look forward to having you with us again on your next trip to Portland.

Best Regards,
Desmond Mollendor
General Manager
503-484-1084
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  • 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
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Kapolei, Hawaii
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2013

Very nice hotel! Clean, new, and very modern. Room was very comfortable. Excellent service and friendly employees. Nice bar/restaurant (Nel Centro) attached with fire pit outside. Easy to walk to restaurants. Public transportation close. When we go back to Portland, we'll stay here again. Mahalo!

  • Stayed May 2013, 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
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Sacramento, CA
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 hotel reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2013

This review of the Hotel Modera is a little overdue as it's my favorite hotel when my partner and I come to town to run in the Portland Marathon. The last time we stayed at the Hotel Modera was October, 2012, but we choose Hotel Modera every time we visit Portland. It's a perfect Marathon hotel (close to the Marathon Expo in a generic high rise hotel close to the Modera) and close to the start and finish of the Marathon. It's also a perfect hotel for exploring Portland...walking distance to Portland State (which has certainly changed since I graduated from there 25 years ago!), Downtown, Powell's Bookstore, The Pearl, the Food Trucks, Old Town and two blocks away from the MAX. If you're driving, the Modera is centrally located to all the freeways so you can access fun stuff in the Portland area. Super friendly staff, great lobby and room decor and the restaurant and bar on site is delicious. We'll be back for the Marathon!

  • Stayed October 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
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Hotel_Modera_GM, General Manager at Hotel Modera, responded to this review, June 13, 2013
Dear Guest,

Thank you for staying with Hotel Modera and thank you for taking the time to review your stay! No excellent review is ever overdue! I am thrilled you found our location convenient and our staff friendly. We hope to have you with us again for the next Marathon!

Best Regards,
Desmond Mollendor
General Manager
503.484.1084
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Portland, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2013

Our first visit to Hotel Modera. We have stayed at Hotel Andra in Seattle and loved it and Modera did not disappoint! We upgraded to a suite and it was perfect. Gorgeous views of the city, close to the Keller Auditorium. We had dinner at Morton's Steakhouse and enjoyed dessert and cocktails fireside at Nel Centro to wind down the evening. All of the staff were incredibly helpful and friendly, especially Brenden at the front desk! It was a perfect in town getaway! We will visit again.

  • Stayed June 2013, 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
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California
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26 reviews 26 reviews
6 hotel reviews
Reviews in 18 cities Reviews in 18 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2013

We just spent 3 nights in this classy boutique hotel in downtown Portland. Loved the ambiance and very polite and helpful staff. The central location with easy access to the trolley/MET and bus just 2 minutes away made our stay fun. They had a lovely restaurant in the hotel (Nel Centro), and a pretty outside patio for drinks with fire pit going. Unfortunately, it rained the 3 nights we were there, but the fire was still going. And the bed was so comfy.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 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, June 13, 2013
Dear Guest,

Thank you for the excellent review of your stay with us! I am pleased to hear that you were able to dine at Nel Centro and you found your guestroom comfortable! We look forward to having you with us again on your next trip to Portland!

Best Regards,
Desmond Mollendor
General Manager
503.484.1084
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Hartford, Connecticut
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2013

This is the fourth time we've stayed at the Modera, and each time we have liked it more and more. The decor is modern and creative, the rooms are clean and comfortable, and the amenities are excellent. But what makes the Modera exceptional is the attitude and friendliness of the staff. They are unfailingly helpful and generous with their time and efforts. On this trip we ended up returning to the hotel for about 5 hours later in the day we had checked out because our flight was canceled. The staff held our bags while we got lunch, they gave us passes to the health club down the street so we could use the facilities, and they checked in with us hour after hour while we were reading in the lobby to be sure we didn't need anything additional. With service like that we'll be sure to stay at the Modera any time we're in Portland!

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 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, June 13, 2013
Dear Guest,

Thank you for staying with us again and again! I am thrilled to hear that we continue to impress you and thankful you have taken the time to review our Hotel! We look forward to having you with us again!

Best Regards,
Desmond Mollendor
General Manager
503.484.1084
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New York, NY
Top Contributor
76 reviews 76 reviews
42 hotel reviews
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82 helpful votes 82 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2013

Everyone at reception and the valet was very friendly and helpful. It was nice having everyone greet you and just be nice every time you came into or left the lobby. The location was a bit far from sites than other hotels I saw. But, what you get is a nice boutique hotel that's clean and comfortable with a cool firepit outside where you could sit and have drinks and appetizers. It was pretty crowded when we arrived with guests mostly in their 20s/early 30s. I sometimes heard people from our room, but nothing that prevented me from getting sleep. The room tho, is on the smaller side including the bathroom. It's also really dark with just one bedside lamp (only one bedside table in the room), a desk lamp and one small ceiling light outside the bathroom.

My one gripe about the place is housekeeping takes a long time to get to your room. We were out from 10am - after 2pm and when we went back to the room at 3, the room was still unmade. It would have been nice to have a towel handy but I already put them on the tub to be cleaned. When we left close to 3:30pm again, they were still working on other rooms down the hall.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 515 SW Clay St, Portland, OR 97201
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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 ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#9 Romantic Hotel in Portland
#9 Luxury Hotel in Portland
#19 Business Hotel in Portland
#20 Family Hotel in Portland
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Hotel Modera 4*
Number of rooms: 174
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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