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Very Good 2093 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 2093 Reviews
Stay HERE!!!
Reviewed 16 hours ago

I made my first reservation at this hotel before they even opened because I heard about it while at a sister hotel in Seattle.
I have stayed here many times and have always had a wonderful experience! I’ve stayed with my daughter, my boyfriend, alone, with girlfriends and with other family members.
They allow pets now, so I am currently here with my Great Pyrenees and they are so accommodating ♥️ I chose to stay here because of my past experiences and knowing I could choose from a variety of awesome hotels, I am absolutely thrilled I chose to come back here as I look for a new home because mine burned to the ground 6 days ago.
I am fine, but the entire staff goes above and beyond to make sure my pup and I have everything we need!
The rooms are beautiful and super comfortable. The valets are amazing. The courtyard is gorgeous and there is an excellent Italian restaurant. They have another hotel near the MODA and I imagine it is the same, I haven’t stayed there, but I’ve eaten there and it was phenomenal!
GO MODERA! I will always return!

Good experience
Reviewed 19 hours ago

My partner and I had a good stay at Hotel Modera. Good service and they are eco friendly which is a plus. They are also in a great location which made it easy to walk to my conference at a different hotel. Would recommend.

You get charged a fee to cancel a reservation
Reviewed 22 hours ago

In February 2019 I used booking.com to reserve a room at Hotel Modera for approximately one month later. Within 6 hours a conflict came up and I needed to cancel. Since it was well before the cancellation cutoff date, I assumed I would be fully refunded. After checking my credit card Billa few weeks later I found that I was charged $28. I called the hotel too find out why I was charged. I came to find out that in January of 2019 they now charge a $25 fee to cancel a reservation. I asked the hotel reservation person why I would ever stay at Hotel Modera again. While they had a very nice scripted response, I am shocked and appalled. Why anyone would stay here is beyond me. I was told that as long as I rescheduled I would not be charged the fee. I have never heard of such an appalling and customer un-friendly policy. I hope this policy isn't appearing at other hotels around the country. Hopefully, Hotel Modera is a outlier so that other unknowing people won't be exposed to such appalling business practices.

Dishonest Pricing
Reviewed 7 days ago

Another unfortunate opportunity to exercise my intentional price mis-representation review policy. The only purpose of a mandatory fee is to intentionally mis-represent the actual cost in advertised pricing.

In order to make your experience even more unpleasant, this place harasses you for multiple forms of communication details (phone, address, and email) on check-in ‘in case of emergencies’.

Avoid. Stay somewhere that has at least a modest amount of respect for their customers.

Disappointing Stay
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were looking forward to staying at Hotel Modera after my husband had stayed there for work last year. However, we did not find out until after booking that the hotel was under construction. The front lobby has been moved to the game room. The flow from the valet to check-in is awkward. Once you drop off your vehicle with the valet you have to lug your bags through the rain to check in. Getting your vehicle from valet is a similar chore. The front desk will call the valet to have your vehicle ready, but rarely did the valet have it ready. Our room was not cleaned during our stay, despite having the “make-up” button selected. After our event for the day, we returned to our room at 4pm to find it had not been cleaned. The service finally came at 5:15pm. Other guests had a similar experience and we were all told by staff that “they were very busy.” We were disappointed in our stay and service at Hotel Modera. For the price and all the fees we expected much better.