The Hotel Zags

Portland, Oregon

The hotel

Like a living art installation, The Hotel Zags echoes downtown Portland’s cultural soul. Its setting among the sparkling theatre and art scene is just the start. The building itself has the makings of modern art, with its mid-century minimalism played out in crisp lines and simple colours. Inside, they’ve curated a collection of more than 500 regional artworks, which amplify the simplicity of the design. And outside, the showpiece of its urban garden is a 15 foot high living wall – a ‘gallery’ of plants that provides the backdrop for the private courtyard’s fire pits, lantern-lit walkway, and neatly clipped planting. It’s an ideal spot for cocktails and small plates from Nel Centro, the swanky yet simple hotel restaurant, which transports you straight to northern Italy and southeast France with its Riviera-inspired dishes.

Amenities

  • Room Service
  • Valet parking
  • Safety Deposit Box
  • Internet Access
  • Restaurant

Where is it

Beside Portland Mall, in the middle of the city’s cultural and arts hub, which is also home to many of the city’s most loved dining destinations, theatres, galleries, museums, and green spaces. It’s also right by the MAX rail line, making sightseeing even easier.

Hotel information

174 rooms and suites. All with large picture windows, air-conditioning, flat-screen LCD HDTV with HBO and pay-per-view movies, iPod docking station/alarm clock, complimentary WiFi, telephone, mini-fridge, coffee maker, safe, hairdryer, bathrobes, and complimentary local newspaper. Cribs and baby amenities available on request. Premier City King Rooms have city views, and 1 king-size bed, sleeping maximum 2 adults.

Premier Garden King Rooms have courtyard views and 1 king-size bed, sleeping maximum 2 adults.

Premier Double Queen Rooms have city views, and 2 queen-size beds, sleeping maximum 4 adults.

Executive City King Rooms have city views, a late checkout, the fastest WiFi, and 1 king-size bed, sleeping maximum 2 adults.

Nel Centro (Riviera-inspired menu featuring dishes of northern Italy and southeast France, breakfast, lunch, and dinner, Sunday brunches, daily happy hour). Courtyard lounge (for small plates and cocktails from Nel Centro, with lounge areas, fire pits, and living wall). Daily pass to 24-hour Fitness (1 block from hotel, with cardio equipment, weights, indoor lap pool, sauna, steam room, and whirlpool). Games room*. Gear shed* (bikes, cameras, games for rental). 24-hour sundry shop. 24-hour concierge. 24-hour business centre. Room service*. Complimentary WiFi. Valet parking $35 plus tax per night (payable locally, subject to change).

This hotel has resort fees that are included in the room rate (subject to change)

Resort fee includes: - Two bottles of complimentary water - $15 per stay food & beverage credit (mini-bar and/or hotel shop) - Day passes to 24-hour Fitness, one block away – Use of Pure Cycle cruiser bikes (subject to availability) – Unlimited local phone calls – In-room gourmet coffee. Resort fee, tax and inclusions are subject to change - please see hotel check-in for current inclusions available to you upon arrival.

*Denotes local charge

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Traveller rating

  • Excellent (18)
  • Very good (2)
  • Average (4)
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Jul 21, 2019 Kparkin2260 San Francisco, California

Very clean, efficient staff and speedy check in and check out. Close to university farmers market and easy walking to city center. Amenities are fun - minibar $15 credit, rent skateboards and bikes. We will be back!
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Jul 17, 2019 daanddo Lehigh Valley, Pennsylvania

The Hotel Zags (formerly the Hotel Modena) is an upscale, comfortable hotel in a quiet area of downtown Portland. It is walking distance to the University, a great farmers market and many restaurants. The rooms are comfortable, impeccably clean and the staff is friendly and helpful. Although there does seem to be some confusion about the cost of… Read more
The Hotel Zags (formerly the Hotel Modena) is an upscale, comfortable hotel in a quiet area of downtown Portland. It is walking distance to the University, a great farmers market and many restaurants. The rooms are comfortable, impeccably clean and the staff is friendly and helpful. Although there does seem to be some confusion about the cost of town cars to and from the airport. I was told the cost was $40.00 and then found out it is actually $55.00 from the airport to the hotel and $45.00 from the hotel to the airport. Beyond this confusion our stay was wonderful. Read less
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Jul 15, 2019 951bardiab Vancouver, Canada

Stayed here for 3 nights last weekend. This is the old Hotel Modera. Its clean and located within 10-15 minutes walking distance to main tourist areas. It is very quiet on the weekend around the hotel which is nice if you plan on sleeping and resting. The Resort fee of approximately $30/night is a bit steep but does have its perks and if you use… Read more
Stayed here for 3 nights last weekend. This is the old Hotel Modera. Its clean and located within 10-15 minutes walking distance to main tourist areas. It is very quiet on the weekend around the hotel which is nice if you plan on sleeping and resting. The Resort fee of approximately $30/night is a bit steep but does have its perks and if you use the facilities including the fully equipped 24hrs fitness next door makes it worth it. I think they need more bicycles as few times I could not grab one due to limited number considering the mandatory fee they charge should have more bikes available. I also suggest having electric scooters added to the locker so people can borrow. Lastly $42 for overnight parking is way too steep when around the corner on weekends you can park for $6 per 24hrs. Staff were all friendly and accommodating so no complaints there and fully satisfied. Overall good hotel for the price. Read less
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Jul 10, 2019 irishliveoutloud

Enjoyed my stay at Hotel Zags. Close to transit. Malik was so helpful and great. He helped us with transit as well as good places to eat. So appreciate his help. He was so cheerful and wanted to give him a shout out.
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Jul 9, 2019 Lisa R

I spent one night here and was delighted with the hotel's exceptional service, a beautiful bed, great location and lovely restaurant. Even the air conditioning was perfect!Looking forward to my next overnight there!