Travel >Jupiter Hotel Portland Hotels
Hip, affordable boutique hotel next to the Doug Fir Lounge, this former motor lodge is refurbished in funky ways (chalk doors!) & has its own art gallery near the lobby.
If your dream is to crash an up 'n coming rock star’s after hours hotel room party, stay here—this hip inn’s adjoining Doug Fir Lounge books some of the most interesting musical acts around, and comes complete with sexy bar, fire pit, smoking patio, and potential hookups.
We quickly checked out!. When we walked into the room....we very quickly walked out and booked reservations somewhere else. We could not stand the musty smell in the room that did not leave you with a clean feeling. The hotel tries to be eclectic and modern--and IS in the brochure/online....but falls short in person. A fresh condom on the nightstand with YES printed on it and fresh earplugs. No thanks.
Unexpected jewel for visitor.
The people and staff at the hotel were really cool in helping me navigate the best places in the city, than got me there and told me who to talk to. I love those connections without the snobbery.
Rooms ( stayed twice now, once in suite with g-friends) were cute, different. For the price you got a hella lot more than most "boutique budget hotels".
eww.. BOTTOM LINE: The Jupiter Hotel gives coke a bad name...
Don't Stay Here!.
If there was a rating of negative stars in this bracket The Jupiter Hotel would receive a - 5!
I don't even know where to begin to describe how awful this hotel is. We waited 15 minutes to check-in while the office was closed at 8:00 in the evening and none of the three employees out front would help or even answer our questions with verbal responses, we received hand gestures and looks as if talking wasn't a part of their job description.
Next, we found our comforter on the bed upon check-in to be filled with fresh bodily fluids... I'm not even talking about just a stain left after being run through the wash, it had just been left on there for who knows how long! They had a latex contraceptive next to the bed which seems to completely contradict the terrible cleanliness and safety we observed!
We were told that there was free coffee for guests at Doug Fur which was not true! You have to pay for it and there seemed to be a rift in the relationship between the restaurant and hotel entities. The restaurant staff acted really put out by my asking for a cup of joe.
Next, was the extremely unfriendly, unprofessional, rude, belligerent Management and Security Staff who managed to harass and make our group of four young women who were staying there feel discriminated against, violated and absolutely UNSAFE!
We were forced to get another hotel room on a holiday weekend because
the staff and our experience was so all around HORRIBLE, which really cost us! The interiors and exteriors were filthy and falling apart and the building is a sorry excuse for a boutique hotel.
There are dozens of hotels in Portland at this price range and cheaper that far surpass this pathetic attempt at a good experience!
Not a shred of class exists within the con-finds of The Jupiter Hotel property or staff! I WILL NEVER STAY THERE AGAIN, and have passed along my opinions to many friends and family who both live in and visit Portland often!
Worst hotel experiance ever. I got a room at the jupiter for NYE with my girlfreind. everything was fine I mean the place has its qwerks its known as a "coke head" motel but I just wanted a place to celebrate and eventually crash rooms for the night were nearly 3 times there normal rate but it was NYE so 150 for a room in town I figured oh well. after checking out in the morning a few days later I checked my credit card statement to find out they had billed me for more than 300 total when I called to see what was going on they accused me of some things that I refuse to mention. however even though in the big sceme of theings its not alot of money I dont think they should get away with it and plan on pursuing legal action. at the very least I felt it was my duty to deture all business dealings with this company for ANY reason.
very cool place, helpful staff, and a great nightlife area. THE hotel in town. who even spends that much time in their room? more than accommodating room. great places are so close! not to mention one of the better staffs in town. great place.
Motel 6 dump. Take all the negitive reviews seriously. This place use to be the most sleezy motel ever then someone got the bright idea to throw some cheap IKEA decor down and call it a "hip" place to stay. What a joke. I've lived in Portland my whole life and everyone knows there is no way you can make that part of Burnside hip. Don't get me wrong, there are many sketchy places all around Portland. However, this hotel along with the Doug Fir is the slum of all slums. And no I'm not a ritzy ritz person. I live off of Hawthorne and do appreciate Portland and all it has to offer but trust me Jupiter has nothing to offer. The Doug Fir cracks me up too. It's so funny that people have to try so hard to be cool. That's what you find when you go there. Alot of people with issues trying to compensate by "trying to be cool." I guess if you are 21 then that's what you do. I'll stick to my local favorites and you guys can have Jupiter and the Doug Fir. Try not to stumble over dirty needles that you often see in that area (or what use to be the parking lot of Jupiter)
Cold, leaking and no hot water....
It is November. And it's cold outside. My friends and I paid 110$ for what looked like a totally hip room while visiting from out of town. Next time we'll stay somewhere else.
As soon as we turned the lights off we noticed that blue light was coming in from all around the air conditioner, along with frigid outside air. Then we heard what sounded like water dripping into our room. So we got up, found water dripping in from the wall by the window. So we moved all our cameras, phones and computer cords away... and tried to call the front desk. They have no answering service, the phone is just set to "busy" all night. I know cause I tried to call a few times. I expected to miss some sleep since it's a party-scene sort of place... But I really thought we would have a dry, warm place to hang out. Since we paid 110$ for one night. Apparently, not so much.
After a night of partying out on the town in Portland (where you can smoke in bars), one might like to shower in the morning. Yes? I know I would! Especially when I'm cold from all that outside air blowing in all night... Oh, but sadly, the hotel does not supply even warm water.... Tepid would be a generous adjective to describe the water temperature; in this case.
Staff at the frond desk was very friendly; both checking in, while I was complaining and while checking out.
The attached restaurant is very cool, the drinks were good. Breakfast in the morning was also good, coffee was decent quality. Sadly the room failed at those basic reasons you might want to rent a room... Warmth, hot showers, and staying dry.
One of a kind, that's for sure. This place was somethin' else. I can definitely see how it might not be for everyone, but I for one loved it. Upon checking in the front desk staff appeared to be playing a game of patty-cake while sipping mugs of hot cocoa. They were super nice, incredibly helpful, seemed comfortable enough to casually swear, which I always appreciate, and they didn't at all seem put-off or incovenienced by having their game of patty-cake interupted. They even asked if I wanted to play! After a quick game of patty-cake, we checked into our room which was simple but fun. We had issues with parking which they were very quick to rectify and even gave us a voucher for free drinks from the conjoining bar. The place seemed to be in a constant state of partying. It was a bit loud at times but since we were primarily there to party ourselves the noise never bothered us too much and everyone was in generally high spirits. There were a few small quirks with the room, but again the awesome staff was quick to fix them. Our phone didn't work and the guy from the front desk replaced it right away, grabbing another phone from an empty room that he claimed was haunted and didn't like renting out to people anyways. The bar was great, the food terrific and the breakfast perfect for nursing our ungodly throbbing hangovers. I wouldn't recommend taking any children or mothers-in-law here on the weekends, but if you're looking for a good time you'll find it here- if you don't mind the occasional burnt-out light bulb or TV remote without batteries.
The good and the bad can be found at the Jupiter.
The Jup' is not the place to go if you want a cheap, clean room and a good night's sleep. The list of "inns" that'll fill that bill are endless (quality, sleep, comfort... they'd all serve you better). You can get rooms at the Jupiter for a decent price, as long as you don't book through the Jupiter's website or by calling them. Expedia, Hotwire, Travelocity all have better rates. As for a clean room? Cleanliness doesn't seem to be a focus, or even a goal for this hotel. There was an effort to design the rooms in a minimal, IKEA vibe - although the tacky shower curtains ruin the effect. And some rooms are much better than others in term of style. The smallest rooms = least design. And no hotel should have shag pillows!!! There is little to no hot water regardless of what time you shower. If you're staying on a weeknight you'll notice the noise level does drop to reasonable levels by about 11 - assuming no music at the Doug Fir. The weekends? loud and wild.
Which is the exact and only reason you should go to the Jupiter. This hotel is where you go to be naughty. To relive your youth or fool around. To live that "rock n' roll lifestyle you used to have (or wish you had). To have the kind of passionate night you used to have with your significant other - before you started worrying about car payments, 401Ks and college tuitions. The hotel has a Spartacus Leather satellite store on site people. It has never had a "family-oriented" vibe. So I say make a night of it. Start out at the Doug Fir and when they finally throw you out, wander (or stagger) to your room. Ask for a noon check out - they've always been great about that. Wander (or stagger) back to the Doug Fir for a yummy breakfast. Then go back to your real lives.
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