10 Best Hotels near Portland's Moda Center

There are so many hotels available in Portland, Oregon it can be confusing knowing which to book. Even narrowing down where to stay by keeping it to one party of town can still be confusing, especially in a city where some of the best hotels in town are not part of well known hotel chains.

10Best is here to help you decide where to stay, because we are local and we know which hotels are hits and misses, specifically when it comes to the lesser known hotels in Portland. There happens to be a lot of lesser known hotels near the Moda Center and we highly recommend you only stay at the ones included on our list.

For example the Kennedy School and the Jupiter Hotel. Both are awesome places to stay that are quite popular and will offer a true Portland experience, but if you are not from the area they could easily be overlooked.

Independent hotels are not the only ones near the Moda Center. We included two of Marriott's properties the Residence Inn and the Courtyard both extremely close and well known hotels.

Portland also has some lovely hotels with upscale options and we have included two of them that are nearby Hotel Lucia and the Crown Plaza. Both hotels offer a solid option for those looking for something a little more plush. 

Filling a huge need in this area and topping our list this year is Hotel Eastlund. The first contemporary, luxury boutique hotel located in downtown Portland’s Eastside neighborhood. 

No matter where you decided to stay we are sure you will enjoy your time in Portland.



Lucia Hotel is located in the heart of Portland, Oregon. Several places of interest are within walking distance of the hotel, including the Washington Park, the Oregon Zoo, Pioneer Square, the Japanese Gardens, and the Portland Art Museum. The Portland Airport and Oregon Convention Center are located a short drive from the Lucia Hotel Portland (Oregon). Taxi services, public buses, and a light rail system are available for travel within the city. Guests will be able to reach most destinations in the area on foot. Each of the 127 guest rooms in the Lucia Hotel Portland (Oregon) offers luxury and standard amenities. Guests may use the cable television, irons, hair dryers, clock radios, and high-speed Internet services. The baths are stocked with robes and complimentary brand-name toiletries. Accessible accommodations are available for persons with disabilities. They also have a fitness center with a spa and a business center.

Recommended for Hotels near Moda Center because: Hotel Lucia is in a great location close to many attractions and a short drive from the Moda Center.

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Built in 1894, the Vintage Plaza is indeed a vintage hotel. But it's interior has been completely reconstructed with fully modern updates in 2015. Now the "Vintage" refers to the wine motif used in the decor. The design is a celebration of Oregon wine country and the many vintners found there. Each room is dedicated to a local winery or vineyard and the hotel provides a nightly reception allowing guests to sample local wines with the wine maker. The wine cellar is even available to rent for private events looking for a unique, rustic atmosphere. With a four-star rating, the Vintage Plaza has all the amenities one would expect including 24 hour business and fitness centers and an award-winning adjacent restaurant. Located in the heart of Portland downtown, everything from Powell's books to the Portland Art Museum are an easy walk. More distant neighborhoods are quickly accessed via light rail and bus, available at the transit mall two blocks away.

Recommended for Hotels near Moda Center because: Hotel Vintage is close to public transportation and has been newly renovated with no two rooms alike.

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The Residence Inn is a brand-new extended stay hotel in the Pearl District of Portland, Oregon. They offer spacious and modern studios, one- and two-bedroom suites with separate living and sleeping areas. Enjoy home cooked meals in your suite with the a fully equipped kitchen at your disposal, and will provide complimentary grocery delivery service to fill your refrigerator. Residence Inn also offers free hot breakfast every morning. If your extended stay is business related, you'll have excellent perks including free Internet access at your disposal. Our hotel also offers a modern fitness center with an indoor pool and an evening social hours during the week.

Recommended for Hotels near Moda Center because: Residence Inn in the Pearl district is one of the newest hotel in Portland and just across the bridge from the Moda Center.

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The Courtyard near the Lloyd Center offers a free shuttle service within 3 mile radius of the hotel which includes the Convention Center, Rose Garden and most of downtown Portland. The hotel is only 2 blocks for the nearest max station and the new Portland Street car also runs on the street the hotel is on. This hotel features free Wireless Internet in public areas, indoor pool, coffee and tea in the lobby, 24 hour market, fitness center and business center. Unfortunately this hotel charges for parking, which will cost around $18 a night. They have a variety of breakfast options for $10-$13.

Recommended for Hotels near Moda Center because: This hotel is close to the Moda Center and public transportation.

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Residence Inn by Marriott is always a good place to stay and this location near the Lloyd center is within walking distance to the Oregon Convention Center. They have an outdoor pool and hot tub that is open seasonally. Everyday you can enjoy a complimentary hot breakfast buffet and twice a week there is a manager's reception. The hotel also has free parking and free wifi. All the rooms are suites with plenty of space with full kitchens. The hotel also has a fitness room with cardio machines and free weights. They also offer a sports court where families can enjoy tennis or basketball.

Recommended for Hotels near Moda Center because: Residence Inn at the Llyod Center is almost within walking distance of the Moda Center.

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The Crowne Plaza Portland Downtown offers an upscale hospitality experience with an unwavering commitment to sustainability, has a unique range of amenities, and the only downtown Portland hotel that will pick you up and drop you off with an airport shuttle for free. They also have a fleet of guest bicycles and complimentary local shuttle service that will take you anywhere witinh a 5 mile radius. This hotel features refrigerators & microwaves, views of the City, the Sleep Advantage System featuring aromatherapy amenities and ultra-premium bedding, an on-site restaurant and a Precor fitness center. All rooms here are non smoking.

Recommended for Hotels near Moda Center because: This hotel is near the Moda Center and offers a complimentary shuttle to take you there.

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The Jupiter Hotel is a mid-century, renovated motor inn-turned-boutique hotel in the heart of Portland, only minutes away from Downtown Portland and the Oregon Convention Center. It's also next to many popular places including Doug Fir Lounge, Casa Del Matador, Voodoo Doughnuts and Pix Patisserie. The hotel features 80 modern non-smoking, minimalist guest rooms and is pet friendly. Amenities include: complimentary coffee from local roaster Water Avenue, free wifi throughout the property, city bikes for rent, computer access, front desk concierge service and Charles Smith Walla Walla Wines and eco-friendly Natura bath products available in all guest rooms. For a fee they have on site parking available.

Recommended for Hotels near Moda Center because: This hotel is near the Moda Center and in a popular area of town.

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The Kennedy School is a fun place to stay and a unique experience that can only be had at a McMenamins property. They have 57 rooms available. 22 of the rooms are brand new and have private bathrooms in the English Wing. All stays here include complimentary coffee each morning, and admission to the heated soaking pool and theater. Pets are still allowed to stay at the hotel, but not in any of the new rooms in the English Wing. Like all McMenamins hotels, the Kennedy School is quirky, fun, and none of the rooms have a TV.. There are restaurants and bars spread throughout the property.

Recommended for Hotels near Moda Center because: The Kennedy School is a short drive from the Moda Center and a neat place to stay.

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This Doubletree went through a renovation becoming one of Portland's first sustainable hotels. For those looking for a good mattress to sleep on, you will be happy here, because this hotel features the signature Sweet Dreams by DoubleTree plush-top beds. The rooms come in a variety of sizes, so mention a large room when booking. The hotel is within walking distance to the convention center and the max. This hotel has room service, a fitness center, an outdoor seasonal pool, warm cookies at the checkin desk, and features Crabtree and Evelyn bath products. Doubletree also allows dogs to stay here.

Recommended for Hotels near Moda Center because: Doubletree is a nice place to stay and within walking distance to the Moda Center.

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Northeast Portland

Hotel Eastlund is the first contemporary, luxury boutique hotel located in downtown Portland's Eastside neighborhood and is scheduled to open this month. Opening rates start at $189. Hotel Eastlund features 168 rooms and suites, a ballroom with floor-to-ceiling windows, two executive boardrooms and two private dining rooms overlooking downtown. Guest rooms and suites have either California Kings or the first-ever California Queens, as well as commissioned artwork by Loui Jover and Badri Valian. All rooms and suites feature down pillows and blankets, a 47″ smart HD TV, Keurig coffee maker, USB charging ports at the desk and nightstand, and a luxurious modern bathroom with dual sinks, a soak-in tub, and walk-in shower.

Recommended for Hotels near Moda Center because: Hotel Eastlund is the newest hotel near the Moda Center.

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