We stayed at the Modera for three nights. I'll agree with the BerryShari's review, the hotel is chic to the point of non-functional. We needed a room that slept four, so we needed a hotel with two queen beds. Not too many options from what I saw, so based on reviews, I chose the Modera.
The rooms are nice, but they are not functional at all. There is absolutely no place to put your belongings. We had a family of four, two teenagers included. Due to the fact, one of my daughters and I were staying in Oregon longer, we had four suitcases in tow. There is only one small nightstand to put clothes in. There is a small closet, but the door also doubles as the bathroom door (slider), so it wasn't really an option to place clothing. So we had four suitcases stacked up around the room, limiting the size of the already cramped room. There were also only a couple outlets around the room. Bad for trying to keep all our electronics in use or charged up. Room decor was nice, but like I said...it just wasn't functional for more than two people. Beds were very comfortable and we didn't hear any noise.
Gotta love the staff. They're all dressed up in black turtlenecks. Kind of weird, imagine all the women looking like the background girls in the Robert Palmer; "Addicted to Love" video. The guys; Shania Twain's "Man I Feel Like a Woman" video. If that's the look they're going for, then the nailed it. Staff was very helpful though. They arranged for a shuttle for my wife and daughter to get picked up so they could get a ride to airport.
Location was great. Light rail lines were around the hotel, so it was easy to get closer to downtown action, but the walk wasn't too far either. Nice business center so we could print out boarding passes. There were also Apple desktops in the lobby to use if needed. The attached restaurant was fine. Just had drinks and dessert one night. Added costs sucked, valet parking was expensive.
We were in Portland during the great E.Coli breakout of 2012. Staff seemed a little slow getting the word out, that we shouldn't use the water. We stopped by the hotel for a quick break and drop off some items and use the water in the room. The alert/warning was already issued, although we didn't know it. We thought it was weird all the fountains downtown were shut off. No notices around the hotel to avoid using the water in our rooms in the early PM. Later in the afternoon, the notices finally showed up. There were no phone message alerts, just some posts around the hotel. At least they didn't charge us for the water that was in the mini-fridge we were forced to use. If you had your head in the sand for the day, you might not have known there was an issue w/ the city water.
Overall, I wouldn't stay here again. If we were with family, we'd probably look elsewhere. Decent stay, just not too functional for the family.
- 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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- Also Known As:
- Modera Hotel Portland