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“Affordable Elegance” 5 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 #19 of 133 Hotels in Portland
Milwaukie, Oregon
1 review
“Affordable Elegance”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2009

My boyfriend and I booked our stay for Valentine's day a month in advance and received the best price quote upon paying in advance. Hotel Modera hosts an array of vintagesque decor and mid-modern/contemporary architecture. It boasts warms earthy colors and rich lush fabrics from the marble in the bathrooms to the faux fur throws and lavish drapes in the bedroom. We were incredibly pleased with the staff's friendliness, particularly Carly. Thank you for your wonderful recommendations to eat. We look forward to coming back again and trying the new restuarant when it opens.

Mindy and Jonathan

  • Stayed February 2009, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • 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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Portland, Oregon
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6 hotel reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2009

My fiance booked a night at The Modera for Valentine's Day. Though we live in Portland, our home is a long way from downtown & he knew I would love the location of The Modera: close to everything and very luxurious. The beds & linens are spectacular, the pillows are great! The staff and service was excellent and, best of all, the hotel rooms were very quiet. We found the staff to be very helpful and professional. Best of all, the style is clean and modern and it's in a beautiful building, too. The restaurant was not open when we were there, but it is under construction and supposed to be really awesome.

  • Stayed February 2009, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Oceanside,CA
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2009

Felt like first class at a reasonable rate. Clean and friendly.

  • Stayed February 2009, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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seattle, wa
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2009

The service is fantastic starting with the valet. The hotel lobby and all the rooms are squeaky clean. The rooms Nicely decorated with flat panel tv's, the hallways and lobby have an extensive photography collection, and the outside fire pit is a great touch. This is an upscale hotel with a personal touch.

  • Liked — the image of the hotel and how clean it is.
  • Disliked — no problems at this hotel.
  • Stayed February 2009, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
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New Orleans, Louisiana
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2009

Loved it. I spent 6 nights there in early January. The hotel is beautiful, clean, well-appointed and wonderfully comfortable. It was about a two block walk to the FREE streetcar that takes you all over downtown Portland. There's no restaurant in the hotel but lots of cool places are close by or easily accessible by the streetcar. Would defintely stay there again!

  • Liked — Location and overall ambiance
  • Disliked — No restaurant
  • Stayed January 2009, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Seattle, Washington
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2009

Stayed two nights in this chic and very comfortable hotel with my new boyfriend last weekend. This was our first romantic getaway together, so of course it was very important that it be special and perfect - and we were absolutely thrilled with our experience at Hotel Modera.
Everything about the room was well designed and considered - from the healthy snacks that were there for us as we entered, the beautiful red orange soaps and lotions, fluffy white towels, luxurious bathrobes, and very well appointed and comfortable bed. We had a suite - and the living room was so pleasant that we grabbed the "fur" throw blanket from the bed, snuggled on the sofa/chaise and watched a movie.
The friendly, professional front desk staff never failed to smile and say hello or good afternoon as we passed by. We were always directed to excellent restaurants and things to do (convenient location to access all of these). The lobby was really a great place to sit for a while to appreciate the art (all from Oregon artists) and cool decor, and taste some great wine. It was too cold to hang out in the courtyard with the fire pits, but I'm looking forward to returning this Spring (April) when the restaurant will open.
I can't think of a reason to stay anywhere else in Portland!

  • Liked — Interior design and level of service
  • Stayed January 2009, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
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Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina
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191 helpful votes 191 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2009

Hotel Modera is a great place to stay if you can get the $99 special. It's downtown location is convenient, as you are just a block away from a streetcar stop. The nearest light rail stop, however, is about 6 blocks away (~10 min walk). The valet-only parking is a little annoying, so be prepared to pay a little extra if you drive in. The lobby is very chic looking, and there are some gas fires with modern chairs surrounding them if you want to hang out there. The rooms are very nice for the price, with very comfy pillows and a duvet comforter. The bathroom was nice, with good shampoo/soap, although I'm always surprised why hotels think that those 1/2 glass dividers will somehow keep water from splashing out of the shower onto the bathroom floor. They don't. The receptionist gave a great recommendation for a neighborhood restaurant/bar nearby, which served a mean hot buttered rum. Perfect for a cold, snowy night. The hotel was also accommodating in providing for an early check-in.

  • Stayed December 2008, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
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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 Luxury Hotel in Portland
#12 Romantic Hotel in Portland
#18 Business Hotel in Portland
#24 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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