Had to go on a very quick business trip to the PDX and Hotel Modera was highly recommended as it was just two-blocks away from the office my colleague and I were visiting. Upon arrival at the hotel, the doorman opened the taxi door and offered to take in our luggage, which was nice. First glance of the lobby was very modern and had a nice, warm vibe to it. Checking in was quick and very friendly. Jorry took great care of us and thoroughly explained all the features of the hotel, along with the complimentary access to the 24-Hour Fitness a block over.
Once I got to my room, again, it had that modern and warm feel that I got from the lobby. The room was a little small, compared to what I'm used to but, it was just myself so, it was still comfortable. The bed was very comfortable and had a nice faux fur throw on it, not sure how often it gets clean, so I just enjoyed the plush feel of it for a few seconds then pushed it to the side. The bathroom was a good size and the bath amenities smelled amazing! I didn't realize there was a full length mirror on the bathroom side of the door until I checked out; there's no need to close the bathroom door if you're all alone, right? The room overlooked their courtyard, which I can assume can get loud as there's lots of seating and firepits but, there was no one out there the night I stayed.
My colleague and I had lunch at the restaurant downstairs, Nel Centro. Their menu was far from abundant, but sounded quite amazing. Their Autumn Squash soup was delicious! For my entree I had their Rotisserie Chicken sandwich, which was a little dry, but not bad. The fries that accompanied it were nicely seasoned and enjoyed it. Our server was okay, seemed a tad spaced out, but friendly nonetheless. I ordered room service later on in the evening and my order came up quick. Pizza was recommended and I can say, yes, pizza is the way to go! Note: Gratuity is already included, and the room service server will tell you no additional gratuity is necessary. That just made me want to add a few dollars for being upfront!
We had asked to schedule a taxi for a 5am run to PDX and the front desk agent had suggested a sedan, for $40, which was decided to take, as our taxi from PDX cost about $50.
Check out was a breeze, friendly and our sedan was outside waiting!
If you've read my reviews, you'll see I'm a Hilton snob but I'll tell you, this has opened my eyes towards the boutique hotel experience. If I ever have to make it back to the PDX, I'll definitely consider Hotel Modera!
- 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