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“Pretty good, but not 5 star”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of Hotel Modera

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Hotel Modera
Ranked #26 of 139 Hotels in Portland
Certificate of Excellence
Eugene, Oregon
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55 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Pretty good, but not 5 star”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 23, 2014 via mobile

Let's just start with the fact that the service is some of the best I have encountered in quite some time. Friendly, thoughtful and always prompt. Valet service knew me and my car without needing my claim ticket. Staff at the front desk willingly called our restaurant to let them know we were running a few minutes late for our reservation.

My critique is less about the quality of service and more about some of the environmental elements.

Our room had the smell of an old smokers hotel room. The a/c unit is a bit noisey and the bed was a bit too firm for my wife. We were on the 4th floor and the ands of laughter and talking from the courtyard dining was quite loud even with the curtains pulled for additional sound deadening. Some of the furnishings in the lobby look a little thread bare and worn as did a few of the elements in the room.

I would stay here again, in large part to the exceptional staff, but I would look for discounts and buy with a discount service in light of the high price.

Stayed August 2014, traveled as a couple
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Vancouver, BC, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 21, 2014

I'm lucky I get to travel all over the world. Usually in 5-star or high-end boutique Hotels. I try to never go to the same place again because I prefer adventure and hate routine.
This changed with the Modera Hotel in Portland. Why? It's not because of the rooms. They are OK and have all the amenities. It's because of the people that work here. Period.
From Lacey checking you in with such style, easiness and comfort to the best concierge (i think) in the business; a young classy guy that can read your wants and needs and expectations and suggest what will work for you… and of course Bryce in the bar. This place exceeds expectations. Take it from a guy who's been around is picky on everything. The Modera is my go to place in Portland. It's pretty close to the districts like Pearl and so on but keeps your sleeps comfy without the noise.

  • Stayed August 2014, traveled as a couple
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Flagstaff, Arizona
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 19, 2014

The staff, accomodations, decor and location make this boutique hotel a real gem! I loved the fact that the staff was always smiling and helpful. It didn't hurt that the bed was firm and the pillows were down.

Room Tip: Stay away from the street
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  • Stayed August 2014, traveled with family
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San Francisco
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 19, 2014

Stayed here for 3 nights and it's about 30 minutes to PDX. Comfortable, modern, friendly staff, breakfast - well made and tasty and room-service (breakfast) as good as restaurant. Loved the bar in the courtyard and it's popular with hotel guests and with businesses in the neighborhood. I was able to walk to Pioneer Square (about 5 blocks away).

Sleep - bed was comfortable with quality sheets. Others on TripAdvisor complained room was too small. I thought it was adequate and medium in size. A/C unit was a little noisy and interrupted my sleep a bit, and my room was on the second floor right above the courtyard where the busy bar area was, so it wasn't exactly quiet. But they closed up shop by 11-midnight, so that wasn't an issue for me. If you want something quieter, you should probably ask for a room not overlooking the courtyard.

While there isn't a fitness center at the hotel, they gave me a free pass to 24-hour fitness a block away. Wifi was free and I was able to watch a streaming moving from Amazon Prime, so plenty of bandwidth.

Overall, I'd definitely book a room here again on my next trip to Portland.

Room Tip: Quieter rooms are on higher floors, not overlooking the courtyard.
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  • Stayed August 2014, traveled on business
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Vancouver, BC
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 19, 2014 via mobile

I stayed at the modera at the end of a wine touring trip in Oregon. The hotel is a remodel of an old building but once inside you wouldn't know. Everything is clean and contemporary. The restaurant down stairs is OK but there are many better options in Portland. The hotel is located a few blocks from busiest part of Portland which I thought was a good thing, just a short walk to most popular areas.

Stayed June 2014, traveled with friends
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 12, 2014

The Modera Hotel is nice. Nothing outstanding but there are no complaints. It is elegant but not pretentious, nice clean and the staff is cool. the price is a but high up but they deliver everything they promise.

  • Stayed May 2014, traveled as a couple
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 7, 2014

This is a really, really nice hotel in a terrific location. I just was expecting better service, better amenities, and a better vibe/culture. Perhaps I was expecting the service and amenities of the Heathman and the chic of W Hotels, and it felt more like a Starbucks. I know it is Oregon and not New York, but for the price. . . . I expected better dressed staff, better in room coffee, and more local art being featured.

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled on business
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Hotel_Modera_GM, General Manager at Hotel Modera, responded to this review, September 10, 2014
Lee D.B.,

Thank you for taking the time to post a review for Hotel Modera. I was pleased to read your review where you mention that we have a really really nice hotel in a terrific location. We think our location is ideal for anyone coming to Portland as it places you in the middle of everything! You are walking distance to bars, restaurants, music venues, museums, and shopping! Lee D. B. we look forward to seeing you the next time you visit the Rose City.
Regards,

Andrew Maffei
General Manager
amaffei@hotelmodera.com
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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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