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“Return Visitor for a Reason”
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Hotel Modera
Ranked #26 of 142 Hotels in Portland
Certificate of Excellence
Annapolis, Maryland
Level 4 Contributor
39 reviews
20 hotel reviews
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“Return Visitor for a Reason”
Reviewed April 18, 2011

My husband and I previously had a great experience with the Modera, so when business once again took us to the Portland area, we immediately booked the Modera. Once again, it did not disappoint!

The room had plenty of space, was well decorated and had more updated remodeling than the previous stay's room. The television was new, the furnishings spotless, and the bathroom well appointed. Although the front desk did not initially realize we had purchased a package that included wine and chocolate, once we informed them, they were extremely quick and friendly in bringing those items up.

Check in/out is very simple, especially if you do an advance purchase, the hotel is full of interesting artwork and a great ambiance, and the location is hard to beat.

Bottom line: Stay here. Just do it. It's absolutely lovely.

  • Stayed March 2011, traveled on business
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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Reviewed April 14, 2011

I spend 150+ nights a year in a hotel, and the Modera is by far my favorite. I have now stayed here twice, and will return anytime I am in Portland. The staff is spectacular. Hotel Modera is modern and streamlined, yet not stuffy. Nel Centro, the restaurant on site, is excellent. Rooms are a bit on the small size, but wonderfully appointed. The bed is extremely comfortable. Bathrooms are a bit small as well, but again very well done. Location is perfect in downtown Portland, near PSU, with many restaurants and business in walking distance. I can't wait until I get to return again. Great job Hotel Modera!

  • Stayed April 2011, traveled on business
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Reviewed April 11, 2011

We stayed in the hotel for three nights and were thrilled. The staff is super friendly and will go out of their way to help you. The rooms are a bit small, but still really nice quiet and super clean. The location is perfect. You are steps from the free transit system and coffee shops. There is plenty of cheap street parking around the hotel if you choose not to park your car in the hotel underground.

  • Stayed June 2010, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed April 7, 2011

If you're into little boutique~y hotels you'll probably love this place but I wasn't blown away. I tried to check in early, but the front desk didn't seem particularly concerned with hooking me up with any sense of urgency. And nowhere to sit in the room except the office chair or the bed??? Otherwise, checked all the boxes.

  • Stayed April 2011
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Hotel_Modera_GM, General Manager at Hotel Modera, responded to this review, April 14, 2011
Dear Recent Guest,

Thank you for taking the time to post a review of your recent stay with us. We value your business, and truly appreciate the positive review. I’m sorry we were not able to check you into a room before our check-in time of 4pm. Letting us know in advance that you would like to check in before our 4pm check in time, helps us better meet your needs for an early arrival.

Thanks again for staying at Hotel Modera. We hope to have you with us again in the future.

Desmond Mollendor
General Manager
503.484.1084
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seattle
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Reviewed April 6, 2011

Hotel Modera will be my hotel of choice for Portland stays. The service and accomodations were top notch.

  • Stayed March 2011, traveled as a couple
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Victoria, Canada
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Reviewed April 3, 2011

We stayed at this hotel for 2 nights and loved it. It is located in a great part of Portland, a beautiful city. The rooms are small but the comfort makes up for this. The beds are truly magnificent and you will sleep well. Very, very clean with all amenities in the bathroom. It is very quiet for sleep and the staff is efficient and friendly. The light rail is available free through the city area. Great museum to visit and lots of restaurants close by. I will return. The only thing that may not fit your budget is if you have a car, it is valet parking only and it cost about $20.00 a day.

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  • Stayed March 2011, traveled as a couple
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New Westminster, Canada
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Reviewed April 1, 2011

(Nero Wolfe fans will understand the title)

Clean, modern, comfortable hotel. Good service, good location, good restaurant. We'd stay again.

The room is a little smaller than in some similar hotels, but that's partly because there's a honkin' big king bed in it with a sleep-12-hours mattress on it. You'll get used to the door that closes on either the bathroom or the closet. There is limited storage into which to unpack. Room was quiet enough. The temperature system uses a fan that might bother sensitive people; we had no trouble tuning it out.

The in-house restaurant is excellent - as good as anything you'd find going out. It's as elegant as you can get without having linen tablecloths. Creative, tasty menu.

The free tram and streetcar are nearby. It's easy to get to US26 and I-405 (to I-5). With a good map, you can easily drive over to the east side. The valet parking was hassle-free, and I wouldn't have wanted to drive my own car into the entrance of the lot!

  • Stayed March 2011, traveled as a couple
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Property: Hotel Modera
Address: 515 SW Clay St, Portland, OR 97201-5407
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:
#14 Luxury Hotel in Portland
#19 Romantic Hotel in Portland
#27 Business Hotel in Portland
#30 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 high-speed wireless internet, complimentary passes to 24 Hour Fitness, iPod docking stereo, 46" LCD TVs with HD premium channels, a mini refrigerator, minibar, and an in-room safe big enough to accommodate a full size laptop. A daily Amenity Fee will be collected at the property. ... more   less 
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