A group of friends and I checked into the Modera as part of a Portland-based getaway. Two of us – myself included – had just gotten off flights from New York/the Middle East and were looking forward to settling into something plush and this hotel seemed to be what we were looking for.
LOCATION: The Modera has a great location on Clay Street and Fifth Avenue in downtown Portland. The waterfront is four blocks away and local restaurants, fun food stalls, Portland State University and other sights are all within easy walks from the hotel.
Be sure to pass by the Full Sail Brewing Company on Montgomery Street; totally worth the twelve minute walk.
ENTRANCE/LOBBY: The hotel is a low-rise, modern building with a wood-covered driveway. There is valet parking on-site for those of you with cars.
The lobby itself is very nicely furnished with lots of art and sculptures and a homey, living room vibe. It is an intimate and pleasant space to be in with a lovely terrace right across from the reception desk.
ROOMS: We had a room on the third floor overlooking Fifth Avenue. With two fluffy queen beds with faux fur throws and lots of pillows, a large desk and flat screen television, it was your typical four-star room and was in very good condition. If I’m not mistaken, the hotel is relatively new/newly renovated so there was no noticeable wear or tear anywhere to be seen.
The bathroom is pleasantly sophisticated with red wallpaper, a charcoal drawing hung up on the wall and marble countertops on the sink. There is a bathtub with curved shower rod, toilet and a sink with good counter space. The hotel also stocks Tarocco toiletries with a fantastic blood orange base and scent.
The only issue we had with the room was with the sliding mirror door in the bathroom: it doesn’t close fully or lock so there are visible gaps in the side and top. Make sure you’re comfortable with your fellow roommates because all sounds and sights will be audible and visible.
Wi-fi is free! Big plus.
FOOD/BEVERAGE: The hotel’s Nel Centro restaurant seems like a popular place for Portlanders to eat at but we never got the chance to eat in.
LEISURE: Due to the hotel’s small size, there are no on-site fitness facilities but they do give complimentary passes to the 24 Hour Fitness club a half block down the street with lots of great equipment and a pool available.
FACILITIES: The hotel offers meeting rooms as per usual for a hotel at this star level. The outdoor terrace off the lobby is a really great space to chill in while on the premises.
SERVICE: The hotel’s staff was awesome and very friendly, from the valet crew and bellhops to the receptionists. Loved their approachability and attitude.
OVERALL: This was a very nice place to stay at and explore Portland from. I would definitely recommend the Modera to others and consider it on my next visit to PDX.
- 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