$119 Avg/night
Rate based on Check-in: Dec 25, 2014 Check-out: Dec 26, 2014

Hotel Modera

4 stars
515 SW Clay, Portland, OR 97201
Hotel Overview
Reviewer score
4.2
out of 5
183 reviews
Best Night Ever

This has to be one of the best Hotel experiences I've ever had. It started with the front desk... See full review

  • pfelte1
  • Oct 26, 2014
Great small space!!

We loved our stay at the modera... always love the people of portland! See full review

  • Andersen
  • Aug 14, 2014
Luxurious hotel brings upscale affluence to downtown Portland
From its minimalist lobby to the custom-designed walnut furniture in the rooms, Hotel Modera provides a luxurious experience in downtown Portland. Previously a Days Inn, the hotel was revamped and is now the epitome of upscale lodging. The sleek 174 rooms and suites feature Wi-Fi (at cost), elegant decor and room amenities that include down bedding and flat-screen high-definition TVs. The Hotel Modera houses the chic restaurant Nel Centro, which features the cuisine of the French and Italian Riviera, such as butternut squash tortelloni with sage butter.
Highlights
  • Private courtyard
  • LCD high-definition TVs
  • Wi-Fi access (for a fee)
  • Complimentary passes to nearby top-notch local gym
Rooms
The upscale rooms of the Hotel Modera are sheer luxury, from the down pillows and comforters to the custom-designed walnut furnishings. The bathrooms feature Italian marble and high-end bath products from Italy. The rooms also include Wi-Fi access (for a fee), high-definition TVs with complimentary premium channels, in-room refrigerators and more.
Dining
Hotel Modera also serves as the home for Nel Centro, an elegant restaurant with Italian marble floors and rich walnut walls that features the cuisine of the Riviera. The wine list boasts bottles from France, Italy and Oregon, and the cocktail menu has many handmade libations. But the dinner menu is where this elegant eatery shines: Options include the widely praised ravioli Nicoise with butter and parmesan, beef daube with red wine and fried panisse.
Transportation
  • Short distance to MAX light rail station (0.1 mi/0.2 km)
  • Short distance to Portland streetcar (0.2 mi/0.3 km)
  • Quick drive to I-405 (0.6 mi/1 km)
  • Portland International Airport (13.7 mi/22.1 km)
Attractions
  • Portland Art Museum (0.4 mi/0.6 km)
  • Oregon Museum of Science & Industry (1.4 mi/2.3 km)
  • Powell's Bookstore (1.9 mi/3.1 km)
  • Rose Garden Arena (1.9 mi/3.1 km)  
  • Portland Japanese Garden (2.1 mi/3.2 km)  
  • Oregon Zoo (2.4 mi/3.9 km)
  • Pittock Mansion (3.3 mi/5.3 km)
Business
  • Two computers with print, fax, and copying services available
  • Six meeting rooms with space totaling 2,400 feet
  • Audiovisual equipment available for rental
Policies and Fees
  • Pets can stay in the hotel for a fee ($25 USD per room per stay).
  • Wi-Fi access is available for a fee.

This is not a comprehensive list of fees. Any amounts listed above may not include taxes and are subject to change.

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Hotel Modera Rooms

Executive City King
The Executive City King provides guests with delightful views of Portlands downtown city streets from the upper floors of the hotel. This non-smoking room features an elegant king-sized bed dressed with crisp designer linens, down pillows and blankets atop a plush pillow-top mattress. Rich custom-designed walnut furnishings in warm earth tones are paired with modern accents that lend a sophisticated sensibility to the room. Crafted in Italian Carrera marble, the bathroom provides a relaxing tub and all of the comforts of home. Guests in the Executive City King will also enjoy high speed wireless internet and in-room Keurig coffee makers with premium coffee blends. Every room includes an HD TV with premium channels, programming on demand, a mini-refrigerator, and an in-room safe.
Premier Double Queen
Two queen beds indulged with the softest linen with down inserts and a magnificent faux throw that drapes over a pillow top mattress. Room offers large picture window for natural light and an operable window for fresh air. Amenities include free wireless internet, an ipod docking station, LCD TVs with HD channels, in-room safe accommodating a full size laptop and a mini refrigerator.
Premier King
One king bed indulged with the softest linen with down inserts and a magnificent faux throw that drapes over a pillow top mattress. Room offers large picture window for natural light and an operable window for fresh air. Amenities include free wireless internet, an ipod docking station, LCD TVs with HD channels, in-room safe accommodating a full size laptop and a mini refrigerator.

Amenities

  • WiFi
  • Non Smoking
General
Non Smoking
Concierge
Activities
Fitness Center
Dining
Restaurant
Room service
Services
Business center
Conference facilities
Internet
WiFi
Accessibility
Handicapped rooms/facilities

Nearby points of interest

  • Ira Keller Fountain Park: 0.1 mi
  • Keller Auditorium: 0.1 mi
  • Oregon Histrorical Society: 0.2 mi
  • Portland Art Museum: 0.2 mi
  • Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall: 0.2 mi
  • Peter W. Stott Center: 0.3 mi
  • Tom McCall Waterfront Park: 0.4 mi
  • Hawthorne Bridge: 0.5 mi
  • Living Room Theater: 0.6 mi
  • The Gerding Theater at Armory Building: 0.7 mi
  • Jeld-Wen Field: 0.8 mi
  • PGE Park: 0.8 mi
  • Oregon Museum of Science and Industry: 0.8 mi
  • Lan Su Chinese Garden: 0.9 mi
  • Oregon Holocaust Memorial: 1.2 mi
  • Ira Keller Fountain Park: 0.1 mi
  • Keller Auditorium: 0.1 mi
  • Oregon Histrorical Society: 0.2 mi
  • Portland Art Museum: 0.2 mi
  • Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall: 0.2 mi
  • Peter W. Stott Center: 0.3 mi
  • Tom McCall Waterfront Park: 0.4 mi
  • Hawthorne Bridge: 0.5 mi
  • Living Room Theater: 0.6 mi
  • The Gerding Theater at Armory Building: 0.7 mi
  • Jeld-Wen Field: 0.8 mi
  • PGE Park: 0.8 mi
  • Oregon Museum of Science and Industry: 0.8 mi
  • Lan Su Chinese Garden: 0.9 mi
  • Oregon Holocaust Memorial: 1.2 mi
  • International Rose Test Garden: 1.2 mi
  • Portland Japanese Garden: 1.3 mi
  • Rose Garden Arena: 1.4 mi
  • Moda Center: 1.5 mi
  • Oregon Zoo: 1.7 mi
  • Washington Park: 1.8 mi
  • Hoyt Arboretum: 1.8 mi
  • Portland Children's Museum: 1.8 mi
  • Pittock Mansion: 1.9 mi
  • Bagdad Theatre: 2.7 mi
  • Laurelhurst Park: 2.7 mi
  • Crystal Springs Rhododendron Garden: 3.3 mi
  • Mount Tabor Park: 4.3 mi
  • Chiles Center: 4.8 mi
  • St. Johns Bridge: 6.4 mi
  • Forest Park: 8 mi
  • Willamette Valley: 8.7 mi
  • Sauvie Island Wildlife Area: 15.5 mi
  • Columbia River Gorge: 16.2 mi
  • Oneonta Gorge: 29.8 mi
  • Mt. Hood Ski Bowl: 46.5 mi

Dining

Nel Centro
Based on the rich culinary traditions of the French and Italian Riviera, Nel Centro's menu is drawn largely from the cities of Nice and Genoa. The cuisine of the Riviera is fragrant, sensuous and inspired. The restaurant is on-site and serves breakfast, lunch, dinner, a bar menu, and features a Happy Hour from 4-6 pm.

Meeting facilities

Meeting Info
The hotel has over 2400 square feet of meeting and banquet facilities with the latest audio visual equipment available.

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
1600
Check-out:
1200

Terms and conditions

Rates quoted in currencies other than the hotel's base currency are subject to the rate of the international exchange. Rate may change throughout stay. Rate may reflect average nightly rate. Extra charges may apply. Incidental charges, such as room service, are not included in the rate.

The amenities and/or facilities may not be located at the hotel, but within a reasonable distance, and additional charges may apply for use.

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Guest Reviews (183)

Ratings and reviews for Hotel Modera

Overall score

4.2 / 5
5.01.0
183 out of 183
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4.6
Hotel staff:
4.5
Room comfort:
4.4
Location:
4.5
Value:
4.1

92% would recommend to a friend.

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Teligio
Business
Portland, OR
Dec 3, 2014

Great Hip Luxury Hotel

I always like staying at The Modera. It's very cozy and welcoming and the location is great for me. Easy to get to and always has convenient street parking nearby. LOVE the fur throws on the bed.....very nice touch. The only downside is the standard rooms are TINY. Very, very small.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Nightlife tip: In Hotel

Great outdoor firepits which are always lit at night and an awesome happy hour at Nel Centro (restaurant in hotel)

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Mister Scott
Business
Eugene, Oregon
Dec 3, 2014

Perfect Location

We stayed overnight in one of the suites to attend a show at the Keller Auditorium. Valet parking was a breeze, check-in was even faster. The staff were excellent and friendly, and I like that the rooms are secured by a key activated elevator. We stayed on the 3rd floor in a king bed suite with a great view. The room itself had a kind of musty smell to it when we arrived, but I got used to it rather quickly. The room was very luxurious and had all the amenities I would expect from a small boutique hotel. The location is absolutely amazing, we walked outside and down a couple blocks to the Auditorium and back again. Room service ended at 10pm, but we found a great pizza place called 21st Century Pizza that delivers until midnight. I would have given this hotel 5 stars, but the heating and air unit in the room got really annoying, and kept turning off and on loudly every 5-10 minutes. I ended up just turning it off so I could fall asleep without the noise, besides that our stay was fantastic. I definitely recommend this hotel to anyone looking for something in the area.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Entertainment tip: Short walk from hotel

This hotel is literally 2 blocks away (down hill) from the Keller Auditorium. It's also within 5 blocks of other major area attractions including the water front, and you're right in the middle of downtown and your view includes the Portland skyline.

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Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
choejw
Business
San Jose, CA
Dec 1, 2014

Good enough

Nothing to complain but not super. Just good enough in every aspect. 5-10 mins walk from/to the downtown.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
3
Room comfort:
3
Location:
3
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Travel buff
Business
Eugene, OR, USA
Nov 19, 2014

Kind and helpful staff with great advice

Reception staff was helpful and efficient at check-in and check-out. We were checked-in in no time and received a helpful print-out of the best driving directions for the Japanese Garden and the Rose Testing Garden. Great location, nice restaurant on site, quiet at night.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
Prineville
Nov 18, 2014

Pleasant stay

There were a few things that could improve, nothing major. It was a nice stay, the bed was good, and we would stay again. A complimentary wine reception like the vintage plaza would be top notch!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
2
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
pfelte1
Business
Lake Stevens, WA
Oct 26, 2014

Best Night Ever

This has to be one of the best Hotel experiences I've ever had. It started with the front desk staff, and how helpful and nice they were to us. They even gave us tons of suggestions for nightlife in downtown. The room as super comfortable, clean and quiet. Best night in a hotel in a long time. In the morning I forgot that I had forgotten toothpaste and they gave me a small packet. The breakfast was also very good, and the coffee is amazing. I will be returning to this hotel.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
GBNYC
Business
Brooklyn, New York
Oct 18, 2014

Staff aims to please at this beautiful hotel

I was sitting at a bar on my second day in Portland, two days before I was to stay at Hotel Modera and told the bartender this when he inquired. He remarked that it was a very nice hotel with a great restaurant. I have to agree even though I didn't get to eat at the restaurant it seemed really popular when I arrived on a Friday night. Had cool fire pits outside the restaurant in the hotel courtyard. The front desk staff was friendly, the room was beautifully decorated and I liked the layout. The bed and pillows were both plush and comfortable. The fur throw even came in handy to drape over my usually cold feet. I loved the sliding door to the bathroom but the lighting in the bathroom left a lot to be desired. The bathroom was not as clean as I expected (there was a hair in the bathtub before I got in, not terrible as it could have been missed even after cleaning), and on several occasions there was a loud banging sound from above which was a bit startling. My only request would be for the hotel to indicate if the Wi-Fi is free or not as I had to call to inquire. It might seem like a minor thing but having had charges show up when I had not even used Wi-Fi in other hotels, it's something I've learned to check. Lastly, even though the toiletries smelled amazing - blood orange - I had an allergic reaction as I woke in the middle of the night scratching at my wrists which had red bumps. I didn't complain to management as I feel that's a personal issue and not an indicator of anything lacking on their part. Just mentioning it for those who have sensitive skin to avoid using the toiletries. I would definitely stay at the hotel again due to the friendly staff and the positives far exceeding any negatives. Special thanks to Brennon the service supervisor who was very helpful and courteous when I was checking out.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
Young Business Profession
Business
Eugene Oregon
Oct 5, 2014

staff at check in otherwise okay

arriving late Friday night I just wanted to check in so I could party downtown and drink.. but had to wait for tony at the front desk to finish counting his drawer and said that it would take 20 mins for the web reservation to clear ... but miraculously once he was done with his duties our reservation went thru . hmm just not 4 star serve at check in other than that it was okay rather pay 20 dollars more and stay were they treat you better

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
1
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
2
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Treylito's Way
Business
Houston, TX
Sep 26, 2014

nice and clean

Hotel was nice and clean. $50 parking fee was a killer. We thought we read it was $30. We didn't realize the amount charged until we checked bank statement. =/

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Nehemiah
Business
Portland
Sep 3, 2014

Wonderful hotel

Stylish, clean and comfortable place to stay while on vacation

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
3
Room comfort:
5
Location:
3
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

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