$129 Avg/night
Rate based on Check-in: Apr 19, 2014 Check-out: Apr 21, 2014

Hotel Modera

4 stars
515 SW Clay, Portland, OR 97201
Hotel Overview
Reviewer score
4.2
out of 5
151 reviews
Nice hotel, would stay there again.

Staff was courteous and hospitable. The hotels and rooms were beautiful. The attached restaurant... See full review

  • iampoor
  • Apr 1, 2014
Great place to stay

Staff was super friendly and helpful. The rooms were so modern and stylist! Marble everywhere,... See full review

  • Traveler7757
  • Feb 25, 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 free Wi-Fi, 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
  • Free Wi-Fi at Hotel Modera
  • Private courtyard
  • LCD high-definition TVs
  • 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 free Wi-Fi, 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

Hotel Modera Rooms

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

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Hotel Map

45.5136 -122.6808
Area served
Located on the corner of 5th and Clay, in the heart of the business district and bordering Portland State University.
Nearby airports
(PDX)Portland International Airport is 12 miles away from the hotel.
Area description
Hotel Modera is located in downtown Portland, in the heart of the Business District, bordering Portland State University. The hotel is walking distance to all major performing art centers and museums;the Keller Auditorium, Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall, Newmark Theatre, Dolores Winningstad Theatre, the Brunish Hall and the Portland Art Museum. The Gerding Theatre, the Rose Garden, the Convention Center, the Loyd center mall and the Oregon Zoo are all short ride on the MAX or the Streetcar just few blocks away. Otherwise enjoy the Saturday morning market, the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry (OMSI) or the Tom McCall Waterfront Park, just few blocks away, offers running, biking, and in-line skating along the Willamette River. The Waterfront Park offers all the summer festivities including Brew Fest, Blues Festival, Bite of Oregon, and much more. Hotel Modera is also short walking distance to the main downtown shopping areas where you can take advantage of the tax free shopping.

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 (151)

Ratings and reviews for Hotel Modera

Overall score

4.2 / 5
151 out of 151
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4.7
Hotel staff:
4.6
Room comfort:
4.4
Location:
4.5
Value:
4.1

93% would recommend to a friend.

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Review of Hotel Modera

Reviewer score

5
mikron
san francisco
Jan 17, 2011

excellent!

clean and beautiful hotel with friendly staff

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
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5
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5
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5
Value:
5
Review of Hotel Modera

Reviewer score

5
BSUFAN
Meridian, ID
Apr 19, 2010

Great hotel experience

Hotel staff very helpful and friendly. Everyone went out of thier way to assist us. Great experience. Fabulous room. Overall great time will go back

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
4
Review of Hotel Modera

Reviewer score

5
Chris Randall
Business
Phoenix, AZ
Feb 25, 2012

My new home away from home...

Sometimes boutique hotels are hit-and-miss: either too precious by far or long on bells, short on whistles. (And ridiculously overpriced.) The Modera is none of those things. Unassuming, with a super friendly staff, a great restaurant, and a perfect location. I've stayed at many boutique hotels that weren't near as nice and cost way more a night. Now if only they could do something about Portland's weather!

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

Business

Review of Hotel Modera

Reviewer score

5
jump4sushi
Washington, DC
Jun 3, 2010

Clean, convenient, and great service!

I really enjoyed the fire-lit patio in the back where my friends and I ordered beers and kicked back. It was a very nice hang-out spot. Our rooms were spotless, and the design of the hotel was overall very chic and sophisticated. I highly recommend this hotel for any traveler to Portland.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

Close to the University of Oregon wkd farmer's market

Review of Hotel Modera

Reviewer score

5
Anonymous
USA
Sep 9, 2008

Excellent value for the mony

The staff were very welcoming from arrival to checkout. The room was comfortable and the bed, which is important to me (with a back problem), seemed new and firm. Everything was clean and every neccesity was supplied. The continental breakfast that was included in the room rate was fresh and plentiful-- with more variety than is usual. All in all, this hotel was a find as a boutique hotel, and not part of a chain. I would have no hesitation about recommending it.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Sightseeing tip: Not Applicable

This hotel is well located for public transportation, which is free in downtown Portland. It is also within an easy walk to the art museum, the university, and some restaurants.

Review of Hotel Modera

Reviewer score

5
AmandaDowd
Oakland, CA
Aug 1, 2010

Awesome!!

Awesome service, great hotel restaurant and bar.....all staff very helpful and kind. Very modern hotel with all tons of modern comforts.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

Hit up the food carts for breakfast, lunch and dinner on 3rd and Washington (4 blocks away) YUM YUM.

Review of Hotel Modera

Reviewer score

5
Anonymous
Chicago
Aug 17, 2009

Awesome boutique!

This hotel has done it right. The interior was well planned and well done. The staff was friendly and helpful. We stayed for a week prior to a weekend wedding and enjoyed our entire stay. The on site restaurant (Nel Centro) was excellent and would highly recommend it. The bar staff was awesome and gave some excellent tips on getting around and what to see while in Portland. Overall one of the nicest stays of my recent travels. Coming from Chicago where we have some of the finest establishments in the world I can say that I have high standards and all were met at the Modera. THe outside fireplaces are a nice touch in a city where cooler nights are common. However 2 of the 3 were not working while we stayed there. The only thing I can come up with for negitive comment.

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

Reviewer score

5
Hefalopod
Boston, MA
Aug 3, 2010

Superb Hotel

I was passing through Portland for a night and wanted a nice hotel to rejuvenate after a couple weeks on the road during a hiking tour of the northwest. I was extremely pleased with the staff and room. The decor of the hotel was unlike any I've seen. Although it's a bit on the pricier side, I think it's a great value if your looking for a nice place to stay in downtown Portland, I hope to come back on my next trip.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
4
Value:
4
Review of Hotel Modera

Reviewer score

5
Anonymous
Lynnwood, WA
Aug 3, 2008

Very hip

Hotel Modera, has a very modern layout. Close to Portland State University, as well as close to the Portland waterfront. Staff is very friendly and outdoor patio is relaxing. Hotel does lack dining facilities. As far as the room as are concerned they are very cozy.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
4
Value:
4
Review of Hotel Modera

Reviewer score

5
NorthPhxTraveler
Phoenix, Arizona
May 27, 2012

Fantastic Weekend Getaway

We wanted a great weekend getaway to check out all that Portland had to offer. The goal was to find a unique boutique hotel in the heart of downtown Portland close to shops, great restaurants and light rail. Hotel Modera fit the bill in so many ways and was everything we all imagined it would be plus some. The staff was amazing and the location could not have been better. Nel Centro has an amazing happy hour and Sunday brunch. When we return to Portland, we will once again book a room at Hotel Modera. Highly recommended!

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