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Historical Traveler Reviews Jupiter Hotel Portland
Jupiter is Cool and Clean
My boyfriend and I enjoyed the Jupiter. I am 33 and he is 40. We are not "party-ers" and pretty much went to bed by 12am each night. We both liked the look and feel of the hotel. They've done some neat things with what used to be an old motor lodge. I felt that for the reasonable price, it was a pretty hip, modern place to stay. And i am picky about cleanliness and noise!! After reading the other reviews i did aske for a 'quieter' room and we were fine. The live muisc is in the bar across from most of the rooms and it is in the basement. We really didn't hear much noise at all. The Doug Fir restaurant was very good and again the decor is very hip and cool.
We're a four-piece touring band, and this place is the kind of hotel we've been wanting for years! Clean, minimalist chic rooms at Days Inn prices. Convenient drive to cool neighborhoods (and music venues we play). A great restaurant open super-late. A happening lounge where we can check out other great bands. After reading the other reviews here, we made sure to ask for "quiet side" rooms and slept just fine.
Okay, my room did NOT have a beautiful wall size photo in it, much to my chagrin, they said at the front desk it was just too expensive to put in all the rooms...there is no room service and no coffee before 7AM. There is no mini frig with stuff in it, there is parking right outside your window and not for you, the paying guest, only for painters fixing up the place and maybe the band of the night, the car alarms do go off all hours of the night...the place stays open til 4am for drinkers, who happily imbibe in the outdoors bar/lounge, not far from your room...the room was depressing, to say the least, with a big hole in the bathroom door patched over with putty, and poorly at that. Big cracks in the plaster in the bathroom between tub and wall, great food at the restaurant in the complex but some of the hosts are rude and nasty
Caters to a select group
We checked in and the room we were given had someone in it. We switched rooms and I think the room we were given was right over the lounge. The music was very LOUD until about midnight. If you want to sleep, this is not the place for you. It is also not in the best part of town. I wouldn't walk around late at night by yourself.
This place is would be great if you are single, young and love to party.
The only thing I can say good about this place is that the rooms are very clean and the beds are comfortable.
I wasn't expecting luxury but I wasn't expecting motel 6 either. The Jupiter markets itself as a hip and sleek and it looks great in pictures. This is where the attraction ends. The renovation was shoddily done. A few coats of white paint, a light in the corner and Ikea furniture that is not sturdy enough to stand up to the wear and tear of drunk hipsters make it feel like a college dorm. The bathroom in my room was not renovated at all and the sink was barely hanging on to the wall. It is in a gentrifying neighborhood so it can be quite shady at night. For $110 per night you could do much better this city. Also, if you are driving don't bother paying the $5 per day parking fee to use the lot, they seem to overbook it. There is plenty of street parking.
Ok, I completely understand some reservations about the hotel - the outside could definitely use some sprucing up, and the location is a bit dodgy, but it seems to be an up and coming area. However, overall it's a pretty cool place. The furnishings are minimal yet stylish, and the bathroom looked recently renovated. After reading this site I was careful to ask for a quiet room, and got one - I had no noise problems. I stayed there because I was in town for business and was seeing a show at the adjoining Doug Fir, which was fantastic- I loved being able to walk right to the gig, and I ate dinner at the restaurant both nights, which I enjoyed (the grilled salmon was particularly good). It's not a place I'd take my mom, but I think most of my friends in their 20's/early 30's would love it.
Lighten up, fellow reviewing brethren!
you can't blame the jupiter for being different. it has a completely unique concept, so comparing it to traditional hotels is a waste of time. besides, the jupiter is totally upfront about its identity--the staff, rooms, and doug fir are all exactly as advertised. we had a great experience, but then again, we have a sense of humor and appreciate the unusual. the place is just fun--urban, modern, and exactly what you'd expect from lodging connected to a kitschy 21/7 bar and music venue.
checked-in early afternoon, nice room, pretentious staff, paid the extra $5 for "secure" parking, watched someone at street level kick in a screen and bash one of the cars while we were in the garage, settled into our room and listened to the screaming and yelling of party goers, obnoxious techno/jazz 'courtyard' music, and the thumping of loud hard techno until 3-4am. You're not going to get any sleep at this hotel unless you drink yourself into a stupor and pass out. lots of singles partying it up and hooking up in the hotel. would not recommend this hotel to anyone who actually needs a place to sleep. staff was apologetic when we complained about the noise, but nothing was actually done to move or reimburse us so we could go elsewhere. The decor in the rooms is quite nice, outside could use a few coats of paint, but doesn't look so bad at night. This hotel is not near downtown, nor is it a short walk to downtown, it's in a really seedy neighbourhood.
This is a former Travelodge that's been remodeled to try to make it a hip hotel for young people. Loud music playing in the parking lot when I checked in (2 pm), crummy, small room with no coffeemaker, porn left in my room by former guest... could have tolerated this except they've opened a bar/nightclub in the parking lot right below the rooms that stays open until 4 am. LOUD drunks yelling and music playing at a decibel level I couldn't stand, so no sleep until after 4 when bar closed. Worst motel experience of my life, I couldn't wait to check out soon enough.
Excellent says it all.........
Just over the Burnside bridge, close to downtown. Room was perfect, quiet and clean. Has parking in front of your door, a clean pool .
Management very friendly, only$40/ night. I'll be back!!