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515 SW Clay St, Portland, OR 97201-5407
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#4 of 160 hotels in Portland
Location
4.6
Cleanliness
4.8
Service
4.4
Value
4.3
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Tucked away in the city's Fountain District, The Hotel Zags Portland is your oasis in the heart of downtown. At the newly renovated The Hotel Zags Portland, we're on a mission to tell a different story - one that brings together Oregon's natural beauty and the city's quirky culture. We'll be your home base as you explore our neighborhood via a rented bike from our Gear Shed, relax in our courtyard with a local sip from our restaurant, Nel Centro, or visit nearby shopping, dining and culture hotspots. Rediscover Portland at The Hotel Zags.
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Property amenities
Electric vehicle charging station
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Bar / lounge
Bicycle rental
Bicycles available
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Business Center with Internet Access
Valet parking
Paid private parking on-site
Wifi
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Happy hour
Outdoor dining area
Special diet menus
Wine / champagne
Vending machine
Game room
Billiards
Darts
Patio
Board games / puzzles
Video game console
Conference facilities
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
24-hour security
Baggage storage
Concierge
Newspaper
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor fireplace
Outdoor furniture
Sun umbrellas
ATM on site
First aid kit
Umbrella
24-hour check-in
24-hour front desk
Express check-in / check-out
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
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Room features
Allergy-free room
Blackout curtains
Desk
Housekeeping
Interconnected rooms available
Coffee / tea maker
Cable / satellite TV
Bath / shower
Bathrobes
Room service
Safe
Telephone
Wardrobe / closet
Bottled water
Clothes rack
Iron
Laptop safe
Private bathrooms
Tile / marble floor
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Electric kettle
Flatscreen TV
On-demand movies
Radio
iPod docking station
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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City view
Non-smoking rooms
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Family rooms
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City View
Languages Spoken
English
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Brett E wrote a review Nov 2022
Discovery Bay, California, Usa60 contributions53 helpful votes
This was my first time ever in Portland. I landed and went straight to the hotel. I was greater my a super friendly SHAWNICE. Thank you so much. Room is nice. Oarking easy and downtown close. Hey SHAWNICE we found Late night food at LOVE VERONA pizza and pasta open till 2am just a few blocks away
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Date of stay: November 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Responded 2 days ago
Thank you for the awesome review Brette740! It's so exciting to hear that your first time in Portland went so well. I love our little city and am always delighted to share the place I call home with newcomers. I will let Shaunice know you gave her such high praise. I'll also let her know about LOVE VERONA. It sounds amazing and I think I know where I'm going for lunch. Thank you again and Cheers until we see you again!
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Michael M wrote a review Nov 2022
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Staff was awesome especially Alex and Shelby at the front desk. Loved the location, hotel was clean with a nice game room and outdoor seating area. The only negative was that our room lacked a lot light.
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Date of stay: November 2022
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Response from Shelby Burns, Owner at The Hotel Zags Portland
Responded 2 days ago
Thank you so much for the lovely review MichaelmN9260GV. I will let Alex know she made the difference with your reservation. She is a newer team member and we are all so proud of her and impressed by what she brings to the Zags vibe. I'm sorry to hear about the light in your room. The next time you stay with us I hope we can really light up your experience in Portland! Cheers until them.
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michaelpP363RH wrote a review Nov 2022
St. Petersburg, Florida3 contributions2 helpful votes
Hotel Zags (formerly Modera) has been my go to Hotel in Portland for over a decade and one of my favorite hotels to stay at with a wonderful home-away-from-home feel. The entire staff (every I have engaged) has been exceptionally friendly, informative, and very present to any CS needs (Michael is wonderful and goes back to the Modera era). The rooms (and the entire hotel) have always been extremely clean, well attended and stylish (very appealing as an architect) and the beds are extremely comfortable, which is really a very important highlight (I am actually trying to find the company that provides it's pillow to purchase for my home). It's very convenient to streetcar, buses, highway and local access and easy walking distance to great local amenities. The courtyard bar and restaurant are wonderful place for impromptu business meeting or to just chill (love the firepits). No matter where my business is in the city, it has worked wonderfully as a REAL home base ... next time in town, I'll be planning more free time to make use of the Gear Room and bicycles for a little more R&R to enjoy the city.
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Date of stay: November 2022
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Room Tip: The Light Rail, in and out, of the city is a block away and a very easy connection directly to...
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Responded 2 days ago
Thank you for the 5-star review MichaelpP363RH. It is awesome that you remember us from our Modera Days. There are only a handful of us left who have our old Modera badges. I will be passing your praise to the team. Our pillows are from Down Ect. They are from their hypoallergenic line. I love them and have a few myself. Thank you for bringing up our public transit! It is so wonderful for getting you from A to B. A lot of our staff here utilize public transit and it works wonderfully for all. I sincerely hope we get to wow you again the next time you are in town, our gearshed will be open and waiting for you. Cheers until then!
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Douglas L wrote a review Nov 2022
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Alexandra and michael were awesome! They really took great care of us. We just drove in from bend, Oregon for the night and they really made things simple for us. They mapped out places for us to go and suggested to us all the things we should checkout and avoid for this 24 hour period that we are here. Beyond that, we experienced Alexandra and michael to be super friendly, patient, and totally present. I really had no difference in experience checking in here vs the ritz. The room itself is clean and modern. You will love that it is conveniently located near everything and in the heart of downtown. If your looking for a great value, this is an unbeatable option! 5 stars for this hotel
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Date of stay: November 2022Trip type: Traveled with family
Room Tip: Be wary that many hotels chrge up to $50 per night for parking.
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Response from Shelby Burns, Owner at The Hotel Zags Portland
Responded 2 days ago
Thank you for the review Douglas L! I am so happy to hear that we made your first Portland experience one to remember. Alex and Michael are rockstars, and I am happy to be passing your praise to them. I myself am still going around and discovering more things to love about Portland, even after living here for a decade. I hope we get to welcome you back to the Zags for your next Portland Adventure. Cheers till then!
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piglette777 wrote a review Oct 2022
Worcester, United Kingdom174 contributions133 helpful votes
So disappointing in various ways. Our first room stank of cigarette smoke, and we asked to be moved, which they agreed to. Sadly the second room also smelt of cigarettes, though not as badly, so we stuck with it. The hotel needs to get on top of enforcing it's non-smoking policy. Room was OK, bathroom rather dated but functioned perfectly well. But for two nights (out of our three) there was no bar or restaurant; they also served no breakfast, despite there being a menu in the information folder; no laundry facility (which we needed), despite their website saying it was available. There was no housekeeping for the first two days we were there (apparently it has to be specifically requested!). When we complained we got a $5 token instead. Parking was a ridiculous $48 daily. Do not get caught, there are several underground parking places, at a third of the price, including one just behind the hotel. So overall, the most disappointing hotel of our month in the USA.
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Date of stay: October 2022
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Response from Shelby Burns, Owner at The Hotel Zags Portland
Responded 3 weeks ago
Thank you for taking the time to leave us your feedback Piglette777. I am surprised to hear that your rooms were given to you smelling of smoke. I know our housekeeping team works very hard to ensure that every aspect of a room is right before releasing them to be used. To hear you had the same poor experience twice is very disheartening. I will bring this feedback to our housekeeping staff to ensure it does not happen again. Regarding the parking fee, we have the lowest parking charge of $28 in the downtown area on our own secure parking lot. Of course, our guests are always welcome to utilize the street and garage parking in the local area. We hope you will give us another chance to show you how we can truly shine. Please reach out to me directly so we can chat about turning your next stay with us into something spectacular! Cheers, Shelby
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Scott W wrote a review Oct 2022
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Love this cute little hotel I recommend this for anyone trying to have a nice night away. The hotel was clean and in a very nice location all of the staff was very helpful and made the experience worth the money Thank you
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Date of stay: October 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Responded 3 weeks ago
Thank you for the 5 Stars ScorrwR5147JZ! Our hotel is quite cute and always happy to see a new face walk through the doors. I love that this is your go-to spot and appreciate you letting your friends know about us. We can't wait to welcome you back! Cheers, Shelby
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D A wrote a review Oct 2022
Boston, Massachusetts16 contributions12 helpful votes
My son was getting married in Portland and we needed a place for family and friends to stay. Hotel Zags was great. Starting with reservations Michael was super helpful and gave us a great rate that was better than Priceline. The rooms were spacious and clean and the bed was extremely comfy. Plus they have a terrific patio/courtyard area where you can get drinks or food from the hotel restaurant or just hang out. Live music and happy hour. We’ll be back.
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Date of stay: October 2022Trip type: Traveled with family
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Responded 3 weeks ago
Congratulations to your son D A! This is a very exciting time in his life and we are all elated to hear it went well! I will be passing on your kind words to Michael. He is a rock star, and I'm glad he was able to make your stay that much better. I too absolutely love our patio and the restaurant. The servers take very good care of their patrons. Everyone at the Zags looks forward to your return. Thank you for the amazing review. Best Wishes, Shelby
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Maxehmookau wrote a review Oct 2022
Birmingham, United Kingdom63 contributions31 helpful votes
Not much to say about this hotel other than it's nice and well located in downtown Portland. It's clean, the staff were kind and helpful and you can even hire a skateboard or a GoPro for the day if you want. There's no gym on site, but if you ask at reception they'll give you a day pass to the gym 1 block away which was nice. I'd happily stay here again if I found myself in Portland again.
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Date of stay: September 2022
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Responded 3 weeks ago
Thank you for the awesome review Max W! It's great to hear that our staff and our location made a difference for you. All of our staff focus on making sure that our guest's needs are taken care of. The gym we have passes to is a wonderful place that is fully stocked with everything you could need to get a great workout in. We absolutely hope you decide to come back to Portland! This city has so much to offer, I've been here 8 years and am still discovering new delights. Cheers, Shelby
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Sarah G wrote a review Sep 2022
Bermuda Dunes, California18 contributions40 helpful votes
Nice, clean, conveniently located hotel. Reception was friendly and responsive. Michael at reception offered us a warm welcome. Room had everything we needed with Starbucks coffee and a refrigerator. Very close to the very excellent Portland Art Museum.
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Date of stay: September 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Room Tip: No need to upgrade, all rooms are nice.
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Responded 3 weeks ago
Thank you for the 5 star review 577SarahG577! We want our guest to enjoy their time in Portland which starts with our amazing staff. Warm and Welcoming is exactly what we aim for. I'm glad you were able to enjoy the amenities in the room and our close proximity to some awesome downtown attractions. I've visited the art museum many times and have never been disappointed, We hope to see you again on your next portland adventure! Cheers, Shelby
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matsunny wrote a review Sep 2022
Thousand Oaks, California1 contribution
Extremely friendly and clean. Loved the location and amenities. They had a restraint that I did not try but looked extremely good. Got a 15 dollar credit for food and drink which was nice! Parking was easy and close to all the locations in a nice part of Portland
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Date of stay: September 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Responded Sep 28, 2022
Thank you matsunny for the 5-star review! We are happy you enjoyed your time at The Hotel Zags. We hope to have you back soon! Cheers, Rachel
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$133 - $187 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
modera hotel portland
FORMERLY KNOWN AS
Hotel Modera
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NUMBER OF ROOMS
174
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Hotel Zags Portland
Which popular attractions are close to The Hotel Zags Portland?
Nearby attractions include Portland Farmers Market (0.2 miles), Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall (0.2 miles), and Portland Art Museum (0.2 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at The Hotel Zags Portland?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
Which room amenities are available at The Hotel Zags Portland?
Top room amenities include a flat screen TV, blackout curtains, and a desk.
What food & drink options are available at The Hotel Zags Portland?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at The Hotel Zags Portland?
Yes, a parking garage, paid private parking on-site, and paid private parking nearby are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to The Hotel Zags Portland?
Conveniently located restaurants include Higgins Restaurant and Bar, Fogo de Chão Brazilian Steakhouse, and Veggie Grill.
Are there opportunities to exercise at The Hotel Zags Portland?
Yes, guests have access to a fitness center during their stay.
Is The Hotel Zags Portland located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.2 miles away from the center of Portland.
Are any cleaning services offered at The Hotel Zags Portland?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Are pets allowed at The Hotel Zags Portland?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Does The Hotel Zags Portland offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers a business center, meeting rooms, and a banquet room.