$179 Avg/night
Rate based on Check-in: Aug 17, 2014 Check-out: Aug 18, 2014

Hotel Modera

4 stars
515 SW Clay, Portland, OR 97201
Hotel Overview
Reviewer score
4.2
out of 5
259 reviews
Excellent experience, fantastic location, great hotel!

Beautiful hotel, nicely located in the heart of downtown Portland. Amenities were first class,... See full review

  • Sharon in Los Angeles
  • Jun 15, 2014
Great Location, Friendly staff.

Very comfortable room and bed. The bedding was very nice. The room was a little small for the... See full review

  • spjchick
  • Jun 3, 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
Policies and Fees
  • Pets can stay in the hotel for a fee ($25 USD per room per stay).

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

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

Meeting facilities

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

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.

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 (259)

Ratings and reviews for Hotel Modera

Overall score

4.4 / 5
5.01.0
33 out of 259
Amenities:
3.9
Room cleanliness:
4.7
Hotel staff:
4.7
Room comfort:
4.7
Location:
4.9
Value:
4.2

94% would recommend to a friend.

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Review of Hotel Modera

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Sharon in Los Angeles
Los Angeles
Jun 15, 2014

Excellent experience, fantastic location, great hotel!

Beautiful hotel, nicely located in the heart of downtown Portland. Amenities were first class, staff was kind and accommodating, the food in the restaurant and room service were both excellent. Room was comfortable, and the whole experience was perfect. Cannot recommend it highly enough - I will definitely stay there again!

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

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Anonymous
Scottsdale
Nov 3, 2010

Couldn't have been better!

I grew up in Portland but haven't lived there for many years. It's so much fun to return and stay downtown and soak up the wonderful ambience. So much has changed over the years. Visiting old friends and family made returning to Phoenix difficult! But I couldn't stop taking pics of Hotel Modera's wonderful decor. So sleek and classy. The people at the front desk and the employees I met in elevators, hallways, etc. were very friendly and helpful. I hated to leave such a great place.

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

Come with a half-empty suitcase. No sales tax!

Review of Hotel Modera

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Anonymous
Fresno, CA
Jul 15, 2009

Impressed

1 night rest stop from motorcycle road trip. Although the room could've been a little larger, impressed with plush, modern furnishings/fittings and the great customer service. What a surprise. Now I know what boutique hotel mean. With the low room rates through CheapTickets, it's a bargain. Even 2 large screen Macs in the lobby area available to guests.

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

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Anonymous
Houston, TX
May 2, 2010

stylish and pleasant.

Very stylish, sophisticated and pleasant. Exceptionally clean and quiet rooms, very courteous staff, great location next to MAX trains. I couldn't have asked for a better place to stay.

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

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Anonymous
Hermosa Beach, CA
Jun 6, 2010

Great Boutique Hotel

Modera is a really hip fun place with a great outdoor patio with chairs around fire pits and a contemporary update to small European style rooms. Not a great kid place, but as it's in City, it's a great spot for adults to walk to everything. Super friendly staff.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Entertainment tip: Short walk from hotel

One block west and about 3 north are all the major theatres and venues on Broadway. 5 blocks east is the riverfront, and one block south is Portland State U. Great location!

Review of Hotel Modera

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Anonymous
Scottsdale
Nov 3, 2010

Couldn't have been better!

I grew up in Portland but haven't lived there for many years. It's so much fun to return and stay downtown and soak up the wonderful ambience. So much has changed over the years. Visiting old friends and family made returning to Phoenix difficult! But I couldn't stop taking pics of Hotel Modera's wonderful decor. So sleek and classy. The people at the front desk and the employees I met in elevators, hallways, etc. were very friendly and helpful. I hated to leave such a great place.

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

Come with a half-empty suitcase. No sales tax!

Review of Hotel Modera

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Anonymous
abq, nm
May 25, 2011

Cool place--fabulous decor, food, bar

good hangout place and good jumping off point for exploring portland-super close to the farmers market, too

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Dining tip: In Hotel

hotel restaurant serves fabulous food

Review of Hotel Modera

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
spjchick
Saint Louis, MO
Jun 3, 2014

Great Location, Friendly staff.

Very comfortable room and bed. The bedding was very nice. The room was a little small for the price, but it's just a room. Short walk to PSU and the riverfront so it's a great location. Nice staff, but I could not get movies on demand to work in my room after two calls to the front desk so I just gave up. The restaurant seemed like it was probably nice, I had a glass of wine on the patio, but the menu seemed expensive and too fancy for my taste.... When I travel I pay for location/on bus line/metro line and safe neighborhood (awesome, 5 stars), Cleanliness of property (awesome, 5 stars) and the cleanliness and comfort of the Bed (awesome, 5 stars).... the rest was nice and probably important to other people but not to me.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
4
Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

Little River Cafe- A short walk down Clay towards the river front is the RiverPlace Esplanade. Just a short walk down is the Little River Cafe. Great pancakes and breakfast, Free wi-fi, and people/dog watching in the morning. It's a fun spot to watch people race the dragon boats on the river while eating breakfast.

Review of Hotel Modera

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
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
5.01.0
A Luloff
Minneapolis, MN
Dec 30, 2011

lux on the cheap

The Hotel Modera is everything you could want from a high end location. Quality bedding, in room amenties and superior staff that are willing to answer any question you have. THe location on Portland's mass transit network was beyound compare. You could get where you wanted without needing to rent a car or spend money on cabs. I will be staying here on my next trip to Portland.

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