Hotel Modera Rating: 4.0 Pearls
Downtown Portland, Portland, Oregon

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Cons

  • No on-site gym (but free passes to 24 Hour Fitness are available)
  • Pricey valet parking (typical of downtown Portland)
  • Location is a bit south of the main action

Bottom Line

Hotel Modera is an attractive, upscale hotel in downtown Portland. It doesn't have a stuffy feel that some iconic hotels do: Instead, everything feels modern and casual, from the streamlined lobby -- with local art, funky furniture, and a marble-and-wood front desk -- to the 174 rooms, updated with iPod docks, Wi-Fi, and flat-screen TVs. The Modera bills itself as a boutique, and even though it's not as small as some boutique hotels, it does have that vibe -- and it lacks the amenities of a large hotel. There is no spa or fitness center (although free passes to a nearby gym are available), but there is a tasty on-site restaurant with a renowned local chef. It's not as centrally located as other downtown hotels, but it's convenient for those visiting Portland State University.

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 Location

On the southern border of downtown, just a couple blocks from Portland State University

Hotel Modera is located on a tree-lined street that the light rail travels down, near Portland State University.

The college borders downtown Portland to the south. Downtown Portland is home to multiple museums, urban parks, and residential condominiums. One popular park is Pioneer Square, which sits at the heart of Downtown Portland and features chess tables, a massive waterfall fountain, art sculptures, and even a weather machine.

  • 22-minute drive to Portland International Airport (PDX)
  • 5-minute walk to Portland State University
  • 6-minute walk to Portland Art Museum
  • 8-minute walk to Pioneer Place, for great shopping
  • 10-minute walk to Pioneer Square (including various restaurants and bars)
  • 18-minute walk to Old Town/Chinatown, or a 7-minute drive
  • 7-minute drive to Portland Opera
  • 8-minute drive to the International Rose Test Garden

 Bottom Line

Hotel Modera is an attractive, upscale hotel in downtown Portland. It doesn't have a stuffy feel that some iconic hotels do: Instead, everything feels modern and casual, from the streamlined lobby -- with local art, funky furniture, and a marble-and-wood front desk -- to the 174 rooms, updated with iPod docks, Wi-Fi, and flat-screen TVs. The Modera bills itself as a boutique, and even though it's not as small as some boutique hotels, it does have that vibe -- and it lacks the amenities of a large hotel. There is no spa or fitness center (although free passes to a nearby gym are available), but there is a tasty on-site restaurant with a renowned local chef. It's not as centrally located as other downtown hotels, but it's convenient for those visiting Portland State University.

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Address

  • 515 Southwest Clay St , Portland, OR 97201 United States of America

Room Types

  • Premier City King Room
  • Premier Double Queen Room
  • Premier Garden King Room
  • Premier Modera Suite
  • Wheelchair Accessible King Junior Suite
  • Wheelchair Accessible Premier Double Queen Room

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Hotel Features

Number of Rooms: 174
Internet Access: Yes
Cribs: Yes
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Hotel Information

Location: Downtown Portland, Portland
Address: 515 Southwest Clay St , Portland, OR 97201 United States of America
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