We visit Portland often and decided to try the Modera, having previously enjoyed an excellent meal in its restaurant (called Nel Centro). The hotel is well located near PSU and the South Park Blocks, and our suite was spacious and clean.
However, this place has serious problems with its heating and air-conditioning system. The bellman warned us that at night we would be better off opening the windows and relying on the natural breezes, since the central air system would no longer be putting out cool air. (Evidently, it senses the outside temperature and switches from cooling to heating, even though the former is still needed to keep the interior comfortable.)
Opening the windows was an imperfect solution. The hotel is situated between the city's two primary transit streets, so we got noise from buses and light rail cars throughout the night.
Otherwise, the hotel was mostly okay. The staff was friendly and efficient, and the room was cleaned properly. There were a few minor maintenance issues: the sliding door to the bathroom was too heavy to open and close easily, and the telephone message system didn't seem to work properly. These items, however, are easily fixable. The deal-breaker for us was, as mentioned, the inadequate heating and air conditioning system.
- 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