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“Two days in Portland Or”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Hotel Modera

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Hotel Modera
Ranked #26 of 139 Hotels in Portland
Certificate of Excellence
Edinburgh UK
2 reviews
“Two days in Portland Or”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 5, 2011

As part of a road trip round the Pacific North west, we spent two days in Portland at Hotel Modera- very central- could walk almost everywhere, altho' Portland Transit System is excellent and mostly free. Super hotel- very clean, comfortable with great restaurant and staff very friendly and helpful. Try to go at weekend when great market is on at waterfront- lots of fun and frolics!
Don't forget to visit the fabulous Japanese Garden.

Room Tip: All rooms seemed equally good-ours faced the courtyard, which was interesting,esp at night with the...
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  • Stayed September 2011, traveled as a couple
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Amsterdam
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 5, 2011

We stayed in hotel Modera after arriving from Amsterdam, Netherlands. The reception was friendly and alert, helped us with info we needed for our first day in Portland. The room was clean, comfortable, nice bed. As the weather was unusual hot for the time of year the terrace was lively but not noisy, good service, nice lunch food.
The only negative thing we experienced was that the building started a life of it's own during the night with sounds from standpipes etc. what did not help was that our room was adjacent to the hall with the lifts, but anyway perhaps the jet lag helped us staying awake a bit. When I told the reception about it, we were brought a bottle of wine to help us sleep, which we did the next night! All in all very recommendable hotel, value for money.

  • Stayed September 2011, traveled as a couple
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Kansas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 4, 2011

I really enjoyed my stay at the Modera, despite some of the not-so-positive reviews from the past. I had planned to spend four nights here, but was called home on a family emergency. I had prepaid and therefore was unable to recoup the expense of the last night...arghh. However, this did not put a damper on my experience. The room was adequate in size and decorated in a new modern palette of orange and brown. The accents were all stainless steel and the bathroom looked almost new. My biggest area of concern when staying at a hotel is cleanliness. This property was SPOTLESS. No hair in the corners of the bathroom floor, etc. All of the staff were helpful (as I needed directions often) and accommodating. The lobby and seating area outside were impeccably maintained as well. I did not eat in the restaurant, but did take a look at the menu and it had a nice variety. A nice touch from the property was that they telephoned the day before my arrival and asked if there was anything that they could do to make my stay more comfortable. I requested a "quiet" room and was given a room on the 4th floor away from the ice machine and elevator. There is also free public transportation that runs just outside the property and affordable valet parking. I did a lot of sightseeing on foot and the hotel is in a perfect location. Pioneer square, boutique shopping, and amazing restaurants are all within walking distance.

Room Tip: Upper floors are quieter with less street noise.
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  • Stayed October 2011, traveled solo
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Hotel_Modera_GM, General Manager at Hotel Modera, responded to this review, October 31, 2011
Dear Guest from Kansas,

Thank you for choosing Hotel Modera on your recent trip to Portland. I am very pleased to hear that the positive reviews on TripAdvisor swayed your decision in our favor over the negative reviews, and I am thankful that you too left a positive review. I am happy to know that you liked the design of our rooms and found the location convenient and the valet fee affordable.

Thank you for mentioning that our rooms were “spotless.” We have an excellent housekeeping staff with a great track record in regards to consistently cleaning the rooms at a high quality level. Our engineering team also does a great job of making sure the exterior of the hotel and outside common areas well maintained.

In regards to our prepay rate, thank you for acknowledging the no cancel stipulation. We offer the prepay rate at a much lower cost than our Best Available Rate so that there is a more affordable option for those concerned about the cost. One of the requirements to receive this rate is that no changes or refunds are allowed, and I greatly appreciate you acknowledging this stipulation as it is often an issue other guests try to get out of.

Thanks again for choosing Hotel Modera. Please keep us in mind if your travels bring you to Portland again in the future.

Regards,
Desmond Mollendor
General Manager
503.484.1084
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Longmont, Colorado
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 3, 2011

Based on my reviews of this hotel, my sister and I stayed here for two nights. The hotel is clean and modern and the rooms perfectly adequate. The hotel staff is very friendly and helpful. The hotel is conveniently located with easy access to free city transportation as well. I would recommend this hotel.

  • Stayed September 2011, traveled with family
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 3, 2011

Stayed a Wednesday until Friday with my wife, and had an overwhelming good time.

The rooms were great and recently redone in a modern style, the restaurant looked busy and a great place to relax (but alas we didn't pop in), and the staff were extremely friendly and helpful with information and recommendations: one fellow in particular was very helpful in highlighting a few of the "local" gems on the east-side, and some of the better food carts.

We also mistakenly left a few things behind after checking out, and the staff called us up to let us know that they had collected them and would keep them safe until we picked them up. Great great service. Highly recommended and will be visiting again.

Room Tip: Restaurant is on the West side, parking area on the East ... I think the east side would be best as...
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  • Stayed September 2011, traveled as a couple
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Cosmopolis, WA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 3, 2011

We stayed here the end of September 2011. Had an amazing time... the room was somewhat small, but expected with boutique hotels downtown. This hotel has a modern feel, was very clean and the employees were all very pleasant. The valet parking was nice as you didn't have to park on the street as you do at some of the downtown hotels. The restaurant was great... there is an outdoor patio with 4 fire pits that you can sit by. We had one all to ourselves while we shared a late evening cocktail. The breakfast was great (try the mixed berry french toast). This hotel is also in a great location... just a short walk to the waterfront and a block away from a street car stop.

  • Stayed September 2011, traveled as a couple
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Bainbridge Island, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 30, 2011

Stayed here with a friend and really enjoyed it. The staff is very helpful (notably the valet staff!), the hotel is mod and cool, and the connected restaurant / outdoor fire pits is quite nice. Great for couples or a friend-group getaway.

Room Tip: Make sure and book ahead so you don't get stuck in the handicapped room (unless you want that...
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  • Stayed September 2011, traveled with friends
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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:
#13 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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