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Very Good 2079 Reviews
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What We Love

  • The vertical garden and modern firepits in the courtyard
  • The art, all by Oregon photographers, painters and sculptors
  • Riviera-inspired food at Nel Centro, headed up by one of the Portland’s most celebrated chefs
  • Walk to everything: waterfront, galleries, concert venues and restaurants
  • iPad in the lobby for guests to use
  • Read more about what to see and do in Portland, Oregon in our magazine section

What To Know

  • Valet parking is $27 per night
  • The three executive boardrooms are actually inviting, not your standard-issue hotel conference rooms
  • No fitness center on the premises, but free access to 24-Hour Fitness, just across the street
  • Two forms of public transportation — the MAX and the streetcar — are just a few short blocks away
  • The hotel was last renovated in June 2008


  •  Free WiFi
  •  Gym
  •  Handicap-accessible
  •  Parking On Site
  •  Pet-friendly
  •  Restaurant
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The Review

With a stay at Hotel Modera, you’ll be centrally located in Portland, steps from Wells Fargo History Museum and Keller Fountain Park. This 4-star hotel is close to Portlandia and Moda Center.

Make yourself at home in one of the 174 air-conditioned rooms featuring refrigerators and LCD televisions. Your pillowtop bed comes with down comforters. Digital programming and iPod docking stations are provided for your entertainment, while wireless Internet access (surcharge) keeps you connected. Private bathrooms with shower/tub combinations feature designer toiletries and hair dryers.

Take in the views from a garden and make use of amenities such as wireless Internet access (surcharge) and complimentary use of a nearby fitness facility.

Grab a bite to eat at the hotel’s restaurant, which features a bar and a garden view. You can also stay in and take advantage of room service (during limited hours). Cooked-to-order breakfasts are available daily for a fee.

Featured amenities include limo/town car service, complimentary newspapers in the lobby, and dry cleaning/laundry services. Planning an event in Portland? This hotel has 2732 square feet (254 square meters) of space consisting of conference space and meeting rooms.

How to Get There

Hotel Modera
515 Southwest Clay St
Portland, OR 97201 United States


4.5 Very Good 2079 Reviews
Excellent Service and Amenities
Reviewed 2 months ago

High class, fairly priced hotel. Great amenities like a fully stocked mini bar and snacks in the room, to a free pass to 24 Hour Fitness included. Shelby at the front desk made my stay personal and memorable. Wonderful staff!

I will be staying here every time I travel to Portland for business.

Prices are wrong
Reviewed 2 months ago

Like a slimy eBay seller, the lower the top line price so this hotel appears better in searches. Add $30 to your nightly rate if you want the real price.

A 4 star hotel shouldn’t be playing this game.

Outdoor Patios With Fire Pits - There’s More!
Reviewed 2 months ago

A couple of years ago, I started a social group to meet for dinners/cocktails on Friday nights. It’s obvious I’m quite happy without children.

It was during the summer, and I decided my first theme would be venues with outdoor patios, they were everywhere. Eater PDX even did a feature on the best patios in Portland. Within a short period, everyone in this city seemed to love dining outside. Even in the cold and the rain, and with their dogs whenever possible.

(I’m still waiting for a restaurant I can take my dog to that doesn’t utilize wooden benches for seating or have shed in the name).

So when my friends invited me to Hotel Modera, I wasn’t surprised. October is a perfectly reasonable time to dine outside. So we did. It didn’t rain, and the fire pits were lovely. My boyfriend had a pizza, and I ordered clams. Both were quite good.

Our Portland Favorite!
Reviewed 2 months ago

We stay in Portland often for business and pleasure. There are a lot of excellent hotels in the area, Hotel Modera is our favorite. In fact today is our 25th stay! I always feel like I'm coming home when I check in. I was greeted warmly at the front desk by Shelby, who brought it to my attention it was our 25th stay. Thanks Shelby for the surprise swag bag with local chocolate & wine, it's is much appreciated. The Modera has a great location, within walking distance to many places of interest, shopping & restaurants. All the rooms have been recently renovated and are stylish & comfortable. Housekeeping keeps each room in impeccable condition. The beds & bedding are lux & comfortable. Nel Centro is an amazing on site restaurant & better still provides room service. The outside patio bar is not to be missed, enjoy a cocktail by the fire pits. I already have future reservations thru fall of next year, so yes I'm a fan! Thanks again Shelby for your excellent attention & service.

Cool hotel, excellent location
Reviewed 3 months ago

The lobby is updated and comfortable. Lots of people meeting there. It is kind of a noisy hotel, but my room was quiet. The elevators are not key card protected, so as a woman traveling alone, I missed this extra security measure. The staff was awesome and accommodating. I elected to skip housekeeping services (this saves you $5 per day) but the room was tidy when I checked in-except for the mold in the shower. Seriously, a little bleach would do the trick and it needed it. The valet folks were very kind and helpful. The location is perfect for staying in PDX. You can walk everywhere and I am a runner and enjoyed the waterfront and bridges every evening.