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Hotel Modera
Ranked #31 of 146 Hotels in Portland
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 22 September 2011

Just stayed here Sept 16 & 17 in a room over looking the terrace and absolutely loved the hotel and staff. Super clean, unique, and perfect location. A few blocks from the Saturday farmers market (go there for breakfast). We chose to leave the car in the SMART Park garage about a 5min walk away. It's only $5.00 for every 24-hour period. The valet at Modera is very relaxed about letting you unload the luggage before parking the car. Really, just stay here and move on to planning the remainder of your trip. Oh...couldn't get the room as cold as we would have liked. That's the only down side, but the windows do open too.

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  • Stayed: September 2011, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 18 September 2011

We understand that the Modera started life as Day's Inn, an L-Shaped architectural mediocrity. Then .... someone with esquisite taste figured out that the place could be something more. While upgrades don't drip of granite and gold, they were clearly planned by a designer with a sense of material, balance, color and style. The resulting courtyard, restaurant and lobby make you sit and wonder why other hotels can't achieve such simple elegance. There are fancier (and glitzier) hotels within 5-6 blocks, with room costs nearly double those of the Modera. Perhaps the higher prices elsewhere are explained by old dark wood lobbies, antiques or rooms that are bigger than the 250 sf +/- Modera rooms that are holdovers from the original Day's Inn construction. Still the rooms at the Modera, are as nicely appointed as the lobby, conformatble, quiet and functional. The front desk staff (who offered the fact that each also provides "concierge services") was competent, helpful and hard working. When we ended up with half a group that wanted to sit down in a wine bar and a couple of children whose age made that difficult, the staff went to work to recommend and call several spots that could accomodate both. The location of the hotel, a block off one MAX line and 5 blocks from another, meant that we could visit without a car, one of the benefits of traveling in compact Portland. We can't recommend the Modera highly enough.

  • Stayed: September 2011, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 18 September 2011

We just stayed 2 nights at Hotel Modera and were extremely pleased-friendly helpful staff, great decor, very comfortable rooms

  • Stayed: September 2011
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Reviewed 17 September 2011

This hotel was pretty modern, with a great restaurant and bar with an outdoor seating area. The rooms are clean and comfortable, and the internet service was excellent. The staff was non-intrusive but helpful,and it was a close walk to any of the free cable-car/trains to get around town. It was a short walk from Pioneer square in order to catch the train back to the airport for less than $3. The train actually gets you to the airport about as fast as a cab which will cost 15 times as much.

Others have mentioned the elevator security measure, which is nice. The only real draw back is that it is a bit of a walk to find another place to eat, and Portland has one of the largest homeless populations I have ever seen (I was shocked). I would recommend this hotel.

  • Stayed: August 2011, travelled on business
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Reviewed 16 September 2011

This hotel is up on the latest in hotel security. You need your room card to make the elevator move. This is especially comforting when traveling alone. Location to everything is great and Portland is an easy town to walk around. The rooms are spacious and the bedding is one of the most comfortable ever experienced.

  • Stayed: September 2011, travelled on business
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Reviewed 15 September 2011

We just returned from out first visit to Portland...The Hotel Modera was recommended in the Trip Advisor, and it turned out to be right on the money! The staff was always helpful and pleasant to deal with, and the hotel itself was neat,clean and working like a good hotel should. Location was perfect for us, close to the Tri Met System and within walking distance to downtown and the Pearle District, for two seniors who like to walk. Also, we were close to the Williamette River for walks and dining. Everybody in Portland was friendly and helpful, just pull out your map and they will come. Don't take your car, fly in and take the light rail to your hotel. Portland should be on everyone's "bucket list"

  • Stayed: September 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 15 September 2011

Stayed here for a few days on a food and drink holiday in Portland. The rooms were modern and clean. The staff were helpful and friendly. The restaurant was outstanding and the courtyard with the fire pits was a perfect place to chill out for some drinks. Nothing bad to say.

  • Stayed: April 2011, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about Hotel Modera

Address: 515 SW Clay St, Portland, OR 97201-5407
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Region: United States > Oregon > Portland > Downtown
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre 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
#21 Family Hotel in Portland
#27 Business Hotel in Portland
Price Range: £117 - £239 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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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