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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

Amenities

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

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

Reviews

4.5 Very Good 2046 Reviews
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Sounded like a great price for a 4 star hotel until you arrive and realize there is no hotel self parking, just valet that cost $42 per night. You can park in a garage structure down the block but it's $14 per day with no re-entry. Street parking is $2 per hour max 3 hours. Who wants to keep moving their car every 3 hours?

The hotel staff is less than friendly 50% of the time and the other 50% of the time they are faking their friendliness.

The room that is showcased on their website is not the room you are booking. They show off their suite and then put you in their little premier room once you check in. Total bait and switch at it's finest.

Lastly at check out they will charge you $24 per night for a hotel amenity fee. After parking and this I ended paying an additional $278 by the time I left for a room with a bed and basic bathroom. Clean modern room but very small for two people max and definitely not worth the price.

My advice is find somewhere in Beaverton or Clackamas if you need to visit Portland. Anywhere near downtown is plenty of homelessness and random crime. A stabbing of a pedestrian took place two blocks up the street from our hotel room during our stay.

Happy and safe travels!

I don't need a $24.95 "Amenity Charge" - Bad!
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

So, booked Hotel Modera for July 4th evening, just up from the river and fireworks. Great location.

On checking in, not only was I charged the room rate I booked, but an additional "Amenity Charge," $24.95. I asked the Clerk what this was and she explained it was what it said, for certain hotel amenities and provided a $15.00 credit on any item in the wet bar or the hotel sundries room. I said I don't use the wet bar, won't use any of the "amenities" (which should be included anyway) so please take it off. "No." she replied, "I can't do that." If my wife wasn't there to stop me, I would have asked for the manager and, on a second refusal to take off the charge, would have left the hotel to find another location.

This kind of "up-charging" is what gives hotels a bad name. Ultimately, having had to pay the up-charge, we were forced to use the $15 credit, buying a tiny box of chocolate-covered almonds, a Cliff Bar, and a tiny box of pretzels, each worth about $1.89 but we paid the equivalent of $8.32 each for them, based on the $24.95 forced up-charge.

Oh, one of the "amenities" is city bikes to ride: four of them in the lobby. So when I saw someone taking one out, I asked if I could borrow one to run to the local grocery store (Safeway, about 3 blocks away). I was told "It's almost sundown, we're locking them up. Sorry." So I pointed out I just saw someone take one. "Sorry." I was told. I promised to be back in ten minutes. Once again, I was told "No. We're locking them up for the night." So I walked to the store. When I came back, the same three bikes were still sitting there in the lobby. They had not been "locked up".

So save your money and book somewhere else. Without this bogus up-charge, I would give the hotel high marks. Ridiculously up-charging every customer $24.95 just to make a buck, gets my thumbs-down for Hotel Modera.

Great personable experience!
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband and I traveled for his work, and brought our three month old puppy with us. Hotel Modera was super accommodating and made sure that we were comfortable. I had to take my puppy out multiple times in the middle of the night, and I felt safe and welcomed by the staff at all times. The Valet Parking attendants were SO nice and friendly. Shout out to Kiley and Malik for making our stay even better. We'll be back!

Centrally located downtown
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a schwank hotel with a fresh look. The hotel's customer service was on point! Great amenities like a game room with pool table and large TV's and computers to print off whatever you need. I highly recommend this hotel.

Disappointed
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I stayed for 2 days on business. Upon arrival, I was advised of that resort fee-- its not a resort. It sounds like this $$ is to offset guests that take food from the tray in the room and don't pay. This fee on my bill was $24 a day!!! Its a use it or lose it system so if you don't eat the chips or candy, walk to the gym, or drink the Keurig coffee, you gave them $$ for free. There was a long list of honor bar items but I didn't have most of them. There was no refrigerator in the room to accommodate them. I was perplexed. On Day 2, I asked them about this and they didn't know there was no fridge in the room. They put an empty ( empty!!) one in my room under the desk, that meant I couldn't get the chair comfortably at the desk to work.. My room was set up so that the TV was high on a wall right above the desk, so you couldn't watch the TV and work at the desk, it was impossible. The bath was super tiny, I balanced a very small makeup bag on the side of the sink. In the end, when you take the base room price, add in all the taxes and then resort fee, I paid $300 a day for this room. I ate one bag of chips off that "honor bar" that was $3 so in actuality, that bag of chips cost $48. I don't think this will ever be my first choice when I come back for business again. A really weird stay... I didn't ask but I sure would have appreciated some $$ taken off this bill.