Jupiter Hotel Portland Hotels

★★★☆☆
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  • 800 East Burnside Street

    Portland, OR 97214

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  • 866-215-6641

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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.

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★☆☆☆☆

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.

Pros: Artsy

Cons: SMELL

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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".

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★★★★★

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".

Pros: the 411 on the rest of the best places to be

Cons: I wish the suite had 2 beds

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BOTTOM LINE: The Jupiter Hotel gives coke a bad name...

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★☆☆☆☆

BOTTOM LINE: The Jupiter Hotel gives coke a bad name...

Pros: convenient location

Cons: everything else

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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!

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★☆☆☆☆

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!

Cons: Too many to list.

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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.

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★☆☆☆☆

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.

Pros: if your trying to score close to your room

Cons: I think these people are cons as in ex-cons about to be convicts again

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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.

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★★★★☆

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.

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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)

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★☆☆☆☆

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)

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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.

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★☆☆☆☆

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.

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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.

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★★★★★

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.

Pros: Fun, great bar, good staff, unique.

Cons: Sometimes loud, rooms need a little TLC

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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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★★★☆☆

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.

Pros: Great restaurant/bar on site, fun vibe

Cons: little parking, no hot water, rooms small, not clean

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Wow this Hotel Rocked!!

As we where looking for a place to sleep at about 11:00pm on a monday night comeing back from a trip to pick up my childhood friend from cali. We saw a bright blue light down the street as we got closer The Jupiter hotel sighn glowed in my eye's. I was so shocked to see a little place that took me back to places I had seen when I was a kid in california. The place looked so cool like I was transformed back in time to the 60's. The customer servis was way nice they looked like very hip kids with a retro punk fair!!! that made me feel like I was a punk again in the 80's. Our room had a nice ikea clean but yet retro mix of 50's 60's and 70's look to it. we had fancy water for $3.00 a poetry book for $25.00 some colored chalk that at first I did not know what was for until I steped outside and saw that our door was a chalk board. Being that I am an artist I thought this was way flippin cool. The staff let us get the late night discount a little early and we had a great time at the resturant and lounge great food nice drinks very very trendy.
I had a blast and will stay there again real soon.

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★★★★★

Wow this Hotel Rocked!!

As we where looking for a place to sleep at about 11:00pm on a monday night comeing back from a trip to pick up my childhood friend from cali. We saw a bright blue light down the street as we got closer The Jupiter hotel sighn glowed in my eye's. I was so shocked to see a little place that took me back to places I had seen when I was a kid in california. The place looked so cool like I was transformed back in time to the 60's. The customer servis was way nice they looked like very hip kids with a retro punk fair!!! that made me feel like I was a punk again in the 80's. Our room had a nice ikea clean but yet retro mix of 50's 60's and 70's look to it. we had fancy water for $3.00 a poetry book for $25.00 some colored chalk that at first I did not know what was for until I steped outside and saw that our door was a chalk board. Being that I am an artist I thought this was way flippin cool. The staff let us get the late night discount a little early and we had a great time at the resturant and lounge great food nice drinks very very trendy.
I had a blast and will stay there again real soon.

Pros: Good food, Nice Rooms, Cool Ambience, Very Retro

Cons: If you don't like punks stay away.

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Ok, I am a real person and if you want to have a good time that rocks I highly recommend the JUPITER. This place isn't for everyone, and wouldn't suggest you go to stay if your lame and don't appreciate a good time. Not really a good spot for those who plan on going to bed like its a school night. Oh, and to all those who bashed on the Jupiter about all the small things "get a grip on your life!!" I spent hours on the phone trying to track down a place for me and my girl to kick back and just get away for a night and celebrate our annif. The front desk staff was very helpful and happy to help me out. This place rocks and will be coming back for sure... Joshua

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★★★★★

Ok, I am a real person and if you want to have a good time that rocks I highly recommend the JUPITER. This place isn't for everyone, and wouldn't suggest you go to stay if your lame and don't appreciate a good time. Not really a good spot for those who plan on going to bed like its a school night. Oh, and to all those who bashed on the Jupiter about all the small things "get a grip on your life!!" I spent hours on the phone trying to track down a place for me and my girl to kick back and just get away for a night and celebrate our annif. The front desk staff was very helpful and happy to help me out. This place rocks and will be coming back for sure... Joshua

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On our recent visit, we had NO HOT WATER for 4 days, even after being moved to 3 different rooms and being assured someone was in the process of fixing the request repeatedly. Also, our AIR CONDITIONER did not ork in 2 of the 3 rooms we were moved to. The walls were paper thin, and the beds uncomfortable. The only compensation offered by managementy was a gift certificate which we would obviously never use! While the Staff was very friendly, the accomodations were very dissapointing and the website misguiding. Not reccomended and not worth the money.

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★☆☆☆☆

On our recent visit, we had NO HOT WATER for 4 days, even after being moved to 3 different rooms and being assured someone was in the process of fixing the request repeatedly. Also, our AIR CONDITIONER did not ork in 2 of the 3 rooms we were moved to. The walls were paper thin, and the beds uncomfortable. The only compensation offered by managementy was a gift certificate which we would obviously never use! While the Staff was very friendly, the accomodations were very dissapointing and the website misguiding. Not reccomended and not worth the money.

Pros: nice staff - cool restraunt

Cons: nothing here works.

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Okay, the Jupiter is a piece of sh**. The place is a dump with an Ikea veneer. The room was damp and musty. I am talkin' moldy-panty-musty. You can hear everything above and around you. While it appeared clean it was not. Even the toilet paper holder was messed up. If I'm going to spend time on the potty I expect that everything functions properly. Call me high maintenance, and I am, but it aint that hard to use a level and put in a couple of screws. Chipped paint, nasty linoleum, and carpet that appeared to see more a** than the toilet seat. This place was not only in need of another renovation, it was in need of a health inspection. Oh, and the bed was horribly uncomfortable. Stay far, far away.

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★☆☆☆☆

Okay, the Jupiter is a piece of sh**. The place is a dump with an Ikea veneer. The room was damp and musty. I am talkin' moldy-panty-musty. You can hear everything above and around you. While it appeared clean it was not. Even the toilet paper holder was messed up. If I'm going to spend time on the potty I expect that everything functions properly. Call me high maintenance, and I am, but it aint that hard to use a level and put in a couple of screws. Chipped paint, nasty linoleum, and carpet that appeared to see more a** than the toilet seat. This place was not only in need of another renovation, it was in need of a health inspection. Oh, and the bed was horribly uncomfortable. Stay far, far away.

Pros: I like the chair in my room.

Cons: If only there was time to list them.

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Don't do it!
The style is as thin as the walls.
Our non-smoking room had a public ashtray bolted right at the door!
The shower curtain had an inch of pink mold all along its base.
The sleek IKEA toilet paper holder was screwed into the wall at an angle preventing the paper from staying put.
The beige linolium on the bathroom floor is original to the building and shows it's long, sad history.
Peeling paint in the shower.
Piped-in music was blaring from the speakers right outside our door.
$7 parking- if you can beat the public to them. They're not reserved for guests.
Attention to detail lacking on every front.
Disappointing.

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★★★☆☆

Don't do it!
The style is as thin as the walls.
Our non-smoking room had a public ashtray bolted right at the door!
The shower curtain had an inch of pink mold all along its base.
The sleek IKEA toilet paper holder was screwed into the wall at an angle preventing the paper from staying put.
The beige linolium on the bathroom floor is original to the building and shows it's long, sad history.
Peeling paint in the shower.
Piped-in music was blaring from the speakers right outside our door.
$7 parking- if you can beat the public to them. They're not reserved for guests.
Attention to detail lacking on every front.
Disappointing.

Pros: You won't get wet when it rains.

Cons: Where does one begin?!

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This place is for rock and rollers that know how to have a good time on their own instead of the people (and websites) dictating a good time for them. If you come expecting bad service and a negative experience you are not going to have the chance to really enjoy what this hotel has to offer. I have stayed at this place NUMEROUS TIMES and the front desk is nothing but helpful. People looking for a helpful review should call the front desk and talk to the "rude front desk staff"...I think you will be pleasantly suprised. If you need to stay at the Hilton, or even the Shilo...I'm begging you to do so. Everybody else, grab a drink at the Doug Fir and kick your heels up @ the Jups. I'll be at the fire pit sipping on a bloody mary.
~K

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★★★★☆

This place is for rock and rollers that know how to have a good time on their own instead of the people (and websites) dictating a good time for them. If you come expecting bad service and a negative experience you are not going to have the chance to really enjoy what this hotel has to offer. I have stayed at this place NUMEROUS TIMES and the front desk is nothing but helpful. People looking for a helpful review should call the front desk and talk to the "rude front desk staff"...I think you will be pleasantly suprised. If you need to stay at the Hilton, or even the Shilo...I'm begging you to do so. Everybody else, grab a drink at the Doug Fir and kick your heels up @ the Jups. I'll be at the fire pit sipping on a bloody mary.
~K

Pros: great staff, they updated the rooms!! fun vibe

Cons: parking isnt garunteed, limited room service.

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For our first Valentine's Day celebration, my husband wanted to take me to a mod, fun hotel...and from the looks of the website, this was the place. WHAT A JOKE! We went to check in and was ignored by the front desk help for 10 minutes...but the decor was deceivingly swank and trendy. We were so excited...then, we went to our room. THIS PLACE IS A FREAKING DUMP. It was so small, baren, dirty...I honestly cannot believe that this place is still open for business. I cannot comprehend how CitySearch even gave it a rating of 8.5. COME ON. I completely agree with all of the other reviews written by my fellow disappointed Portlanders. The only good thing I have to say about this place is that we were immediately refunded our money so that we could go spend a fantastic night at the Hotel Lucia! :)

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★☆☆☆☆

For our first Valentine's Day celebration, my husband wanted to take me to a mod, fun hotel...and from the looks of the website, this was the place. WHAT A JOKE! We went to check in and was ignored by the front desk help for 10 minutes...but the decor was deceivingly swank and trendy. We were so excited...then, we went to our room. THIS PLACE IS A FREAKING DUMP. It was so small, baren, dirty...I honestly cannot believe that this place is still open for business. I cannot comprehend how CitySearch even gave it a rating of 8.5. COME ON. I completely agree with all of the other reviews written by my fellow disappointed Portlanders. The only good thing I have to say about this place is that we were immediately refunded our money so that we could go spend a fantastic night at the Hotel Lucia! :)

Pros: nice website

Cons: crappy hotel

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I have to agree with all the bad reviews here. I was so hopeful that the Jupiter was going to be a cool, funky, hip spot to crash in Portland. After multiple flubs, I will never go back or recommend the Jupiter.
We got our room 3 hours after arriving to check in with little to no apologies. Getting back to the hotel after midnight we were greeted with a party in the courtyard and we were next to the public bathroom. We were up until 3 with drunk/loud people lined up outside our window. We even contemplated a drive back to Seattle that night. 3 hour lake check in, bad customer service, horrible room (nothing like the sites photos FYI), I?d have to say its not worth any deal you get.

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★★☆☆☆

I have to agree with all the bad reviews here. I was so hopeful that the Jupiter was going to be a cool, funky, hip spot to crash in Portland. After multiple flubs, I will never go back or recommend the Jupiter.
We got our room 3 hours after arriving to check in with little to no apologies. Getting back to the hotel after midnight we were greeted with a party in the courtyard and we were next to the public bathroom. We were up until 3 with drunk/loud people lined up outside our window. We even contemplated a drive back to Seattle that night. 3 hour lake check in, bad customer service, horrible room (nothing like the sites photos FYI), I?d have to say its not worth any deal you get.

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Only stay at this hotel if you want a cheap (very cheap) room I paid the advertised rate, $104, but if I had paid $50 it might have been worth it. Don't be fooled by the slick website and ad copy. This hotel is a dump. A thick coat of white paint can only go so far. I have stayed at refurbished hotels up and down the coast and this wouldn't even fit in the catagory. How they got a good review from conde nast or GQ, I can only guess. If you want a cheap room go to la quinta or travel lodge or comfort Inn. This hotel was a disappointnment in all respects. It appeared from the looks of the room next door that this is a residence hotel. The massage service offered in the hotel gave a flop house atmosphere to the establishment. I felt like the green shag rug bolster pillow on the bed came from the carpet of the original motel.

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★☆☆☆☆

Only stay at this hotel if you want a cheap (very cheap) room I paid the advertised rate, $104, but if I had paid $50 it might have been worth it. Don't be fooled by the slick website and ad copy. This hotel is a dump. A thick coat of white paint can only go so far. I have stayed at refurbished hotels up and down the coast and this wouldn't even fit in the catagory. How they got a good review from conde nast or GQ, I can only guess. If you want a cheap room go to la quinta or travel lodge or comfort Inn. This hotel was a disappointnment in all respects. It appeared from the looks of the room next door that this is a residence hotel. The massage service offered in the hotel gave a flop house atmosphere to the establishment. I felt like the green shag rug bolster pillow on the bed came from the carpet of the original motel.

Pros: Cheap

Cons: Dirty and creepy

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We stayed at the Jupiter hotel...after getting a great rate on Hotwire. Look for the 'B' for Boutique--we hear they do a ton of bookings this way. Our cost was about $50-something bucks. The hotel was worth about that. It was a 2 1/2 star experience. The room was away from the Doug Fir, had two double beds on platforms that were firm, not saggy. No box spring (beware bad back folks). Room furnished in IKEA...for a spare European look and very small. Some our towels were VERY rich and fluffy...and the sheets were nice; the 100% cotton kind. However, there isn't any parking unless you pay. And we did find a bottle and cigarette under the bed...so the rooms aren't THAT clean. For what we paid, the room was fine, and again SMALL. We're only there to sleep, not lounge around. We didn't hear a ton of noise; but we were there a week nite. There are bums all over Portland, so this neighborhood is just as 'safe' as the rest. Besides, we are from SF, so know what REAL in-you-face panhandling is. This is a re-furbed Miami-type 50's two story motel that they've jazzed up to be more modern. It is spare, and not anything luxe. It is only 'hip' because the furnishings are spare, small and there is nothing extra. For what we paid, we were satisfied.

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★★★☆☆

We stayed at the Jupiter hotel...after getting a great rate on Hotwire. Look for the 'B' for Boutique--we hear they do a ton of bookings this way. Our cost was about $50-something bucks. The hotel was worth about that. It was a 2 1/2 star experience. The room was away from the Doug Fir, had two double beds on platforms that were firm, not saggy. No box spring (beware bad back folks). Room furnished in IKEA...for a spare European look and very small. Some our towels were VERY rich and fluffy...and the sheets were nice; the 100% cotton kind. However, there isn't any parking unless you pay. And we did find a bottle and cigarette under the bed...so the rooms aren't THAT clean. For what we paid, the room was fine, and again SMALL. We're only there to sleep, not lounge around. We didn't hear a ton of noise; but we were there a week nite. There are bums all over Portland, so this neighborhood is just as 'safe' as the rest. Besides, we are from SF, so know what REAL in-you-face panhandling is. This is a re-furbed Miami-type 50's two story motel that they've jazzed up to be more modern. It is spare, and not anything luxe. It is only 'hip' because the furnishings are spare, small and there is nothing extra. For what we paid, we were satisfied.

Pros: Spare furnishings, 'hip' spare decor, fluffly towels (if lucky)

Cons: Dirty under the bed, noisey, pay lot parking for car

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Don't believe the website and hype (the good reviews here are probably fake and were probably written by the owner and staff). This is just a sleazy motel, and a very pretentious one at that. Worst motel experience of my life. My boyfriend & I stayed here and had a terrible experience. Rooms tacky, superficial. Unkempt, basic amenities lacking. Staff and owner arrogant, snotty and unhelpful... and again, very pretentious! Surrounding area unsafe, sleazy. We are hip locals, and this motel is definitely NOT hip or cool, despite its laughable claims otherwise. Do not expect to get any sleep- both the motel and next-door Doug Fir bar are loud, abnoxious and... yes, you guessed it (word-of-the-day) pretentious! Bunch of pseudo-hipster wannabees dominate both the motel and bar. Sad really. There are better motels (and deals) in all aspects to be found in Portland. I do NOT recommend this motel for either pleasure or business. Stay away from The Jupiter!

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★☆☆☆☆

Don't believe the website and hype (the good reviews here are probably fake and were probably written by the owner and staff). This is just a sleazy motel, and a very pretentious one at that. Worst motel experience of my life. My boyfriend & I stayed here and had a terrible experience. Rooms tacky, superficial. Unkempt, basic amenities lacking. Staff and owner arrogant, snotty and unhelpful... and again, very pretentious! Surrounding area unsafe, sleazy. We are hip locals, and this motel is definitely NOT hip or cool, despite its laughable claims otherwise. Do not expect to get any sleep- both the motel and next-door Doug Fir bar are loud, abnoxious and... yes, you guessed it (word-of-the-day) pretentious! Bunch of pseudo-hipster wannabees dominate both the motel and bar. Sad really. There are better motels (and deals) in all aspects to be found in Portland. I do NOT recommend this motel for either pleasure or business. Stay away from The Jupiter!

Pros: nothing

Cons: poor service, pretentious, snotty

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I can't even begin to emphasize what a waste of time and money this place is. Lest you think I am an old fogey that just doesn't like music or partying, I was in Portland because my own band was playing at a club there (not at the Doug Fir), and after all the glowing reviews in magazines and online I thought this would be a fun place to stay.

1. At 1:30 AM we attempted to pull into the parking lot, but the driveway was clogged with drunken hipsters that wouldn't move so I could pull in, so we gave up and parked on the street. Turns out it didn't matter as the lot was full.
2. The decor is average, the rooms small, and it was EXTREMELY loud. I'm fine with music going on, but a bunch of drunk kids yelling and running around the parking lot is just ridiculous.
3. It took a good 10 minutes of letting the water run before it would even get slightly warm. Even then I took a very chilly shower.
4. No one told us when check out time was, and I couldn't actually find it posted anywhere in the room. Assuming it would be noon, we went to bed. At 11:15 the next morning, we got a phone call demanding that we get out of our room immediately as we'd overstayed our welcome.

I came back to Seattle and was complaining to a friend about my experience, and it turns out she had a very similar one. She was smarter than I, however, and immediately went to the front desk to demand her money back before she went to the Holiday Inn.

So I guess in short, if you want to drink until closing and then continue on to your room (or hell, go the parking lot, they don't seem to care) to party until 11 AM the next morning, this is the perfect place for you. If you are so wasted you have no idea where you are to begin with, by all means stay at the Jupiter. But if you're interested in actually getting some sleep at a fun, funky hotel then forget this place and stay elsewhere.

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★☆☆☆☆

I can't even begin to emphasize what a waste of time and money this place is. Lest you think I am an old fogey that just doesn't like music or partying, I was in Portland because my own band was playing at a club there (not at the Doug Fir), and after all the glowing reviews in magazines and online I thought this would be a fun place to stay.

1. At 1:30 AM we attempted to pull into the parking lot, but the driveway was clogged with drunken hipsters that wouldn't move so I could pull in, so we gave up and parked on the street. Turns out it didn't matter as the lot was full.
2. The decor is average, the rooms small, and it was EXTREMELY loud. I'm fine with music going on, but a bunch of drunk kids yelling and running around the parking lot is just ridiculous.
3. It took a good 10 minutes of letting the water run before it would even get slightly warm. Even then I took a very chilly shower.
4. No one told us when check out time was, and I couldn't actually find it posted anywhere in the room. Assuming it would be noon, we went to bed. At 11:15 the next morning, we got a phone call demanding that we get out of our room immediately as we'd overstayed our welcome.

I came back to Seattle and was complaining to a friend about my experience, and it turns out she had a very similar one. She was smarter than I, however, and immediately went to the front desk to demand her money back before she went to the Holiday Inn.

So I guess in short, if you want to drink until closing and then continue on to your room (or hell, go the parking lot, they don't seem to care) to party until 11 AM the next morning, this is the perfect place for you. If you are so wasted you have no idea where you are to begin with, by all means stay at the Jupiter. But if you're interested in actually getting some sleep at a fun, funky hotel then forget this place and stay elsewhere.

Pros: Woo! Party! Duuude, I'm so waaaasted. How's my hair?

Cons: Loud, rude service, cold water

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this is a motel 6 dressed up with walmart furniture and pseudo-hipster service laughable on all levels. don't waste your time

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★★☆☆☆

this is a motel 6 dressed up with walmart furniture and pseudo-hipster service laughable on all levels. don't waste your time

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almost everything is dissappointing about the jupiter. all the bad reviews sounded very familiar and all the good reviews were probably written by the owner. the most obvious downfall is the attitude of the employees. i work in hospitality as well and i know that people can be very forgiving of faults in an establishment as long as their concerns are at least deemed valid by the staff. the staff at the jupiter has to be put in check. it seems that the meth soldier wannabes at the door run the place. gracious service doesn't come naturally to everyone so don't just hire any rocker cokehead that walks in the door. almost every employee seems more concerned with their clothes than the guests that are paying their rent.i hate you jupiter. at least holiday inn has HBO. you're the worst, i'm angry now writing this and i stayed there a year ago.

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★☆☆☆☆

almost everything is dissappointing about the jupiter. all the bad reviews sounded very familiar and all the good reviews were probably written by the owner. the most obvious downfall is the attitude of the employees. i work in hospitality as well and i know that people can be very forgiving of faults in an establishment as long as their concerns are at least deemed valid by the staff. the staff at the jupiter has to be put in check. it seems that the meth soldier wannabes at the door run the place. gracious service doesn't come naturally to everyone so don't just hire any rocker cokehead that walks in the door. almost every employee seems more concerned with their clothes than the guests that are paying their rent.i hate you jupiter. at least holiday inn has HBO. you're the worst, i'm angry now writing this and i stayed there a year ago.

Pros: some of the staff are ok

Cons: everything else

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First, let me say that this is a great city. We've been here since 11:10 last night and have both turned to each other and said, "We could live here" at least ten times.

Don't let the glowing press about The Jupiter Hotel fool you for an instant. It is NOT a place I would ever recommend that anyone stay. What I would like to know is, what were all those people who gave the place good reviews smoking, and where can I get some?

The rooms are small, and the "hippest" thing about them is that they are furnished with the cheapest things on offer at IKEA. The tile in the bathroom is surface clean, but the grout has not been scrubbed in at least a year. The drawers of the small bureau had dead bugs in them.

I booked our room a month ago. At the time, I specifically asked for a non-smoking room and the charming lad on the phone asked if I wanted to be on the "party" or the "quiet" side of the hotel. I explained that we were flying in from Chicago and would need a late check-in (after 11:00 p.m.) and would vastly prefer the quiet side as it would feel like 2:00 a.m. our time and I'd be coming off a Xanax high from the plane. He said that was no problem and he'd reserve a quiet side room for me. He then asked if we'd be renting a car and I said yes. He said, "Great. Park in our lot. We're right off Burnside. Look for the sign for the Doug Fir as it's larger than the hotel sign." I got a GREAT vibe off the guy on the phone. He was helpful, asked the right questions, and seemed genuinely interested in being helpful.

When we got here last night we found that:

1) The hotel has a total of 20 parking spaces for 80 rooms AND a music venue. No preference is giving to hotel guests for parking. We had to choose between parking six blocks away, or parking in a tow zone. We picked the non-towing option and so had to lug our suitcase and computer back six blocks. When I, very graciously, questioned the young man behind the counter about parking, he immediately got snippy with me and said I'd "have to deal." (At that point, I wasn't even criticizing, just asking if he had a suggestion about a good street/lot to park in.)

2) Not only were we NOT given a quiet zone room, we were given the room DIRECTLY over the courtyard bar. When I asked why I wasn't on the quiet side when I'd made my reservation a month ago and been told it was no problem and was in the computer, the guy on desk duty got positively snotty and told me that whoever I'd talked to on the phone must have made a mistake and I'd have to take what was left, as there nothing he could do. Not even an apology was offered. It was all, "It's someone else's fault and I can't be bothered to deal with you, just get out of my sight." I wanted to jerk him out of his socks and say, "The person who took my reservations was helpful and competent. I'm not an idiot. I can tell that someone that with it on the phone is not the one who screwed up. Stop giving me attitude you hipper-than-thou little c***s***cker."

3) There was a strange cylindrical pillow on the bed. It was made with olive shag carpeting. The shag had strange bleach stains on it and looked like it has seen several generations of cats.

My experience is not unique. It seems that everyone who booked rooms for this wedding is stuck over the bar. (Our friend Michael's room also REEKS of urine.) We're all baffled. We all requested quiet side rooms; not one of us got one. This is especially baffling since the hotel offers half-price rooms to people who attend shows in the Doug Fir and check in after midnight. Would you not think they'd give the rooms above the bar to late check-ins rather than full-price paying reservartions?

Needless to say, I'm NOT happy with this hotel.

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★☆☆☆☆

First, let me say that this is a great city. We've been here since 11:10 last night and have both turned to each other and said, "We could live here" at least ten times.

Don't let the glowing press about The Jupiter Hotel fool you for an instant. It is NOT a place I would ever recommend that anyone stay. What I would like to know is, what were all those people who gave the place good reviews smoking, and where can I get some?

The rooms are small, and the "hippest" thing about them is that they are furnished with the cheapest things on offer at IKEA. The tile in the bathroom is surface clean, but the grout has not been scrubbed in at least a year. The drawers of the small bureau had dead bugs in them.

I booked our room a month ago. At the time, I specifically asked for a non-smoking room and the charming lad on the phone asked if I wanted to be on the "party" or the "quiet" side of the hotel. I explained that we were flying in from Chicago and would need a late check-in (after 11:00 p.m.) and would vastly prefer the quiet side as it would feel like 2:00 a.m. our time and I'd be coming off a Xanax high from the plane. He said that was no problem and he'd reserve a quiet side room for me. He then asked if we'd be renting a car and I said yes. He said, "Great. Park in our lot. We're right off Burnside. Look for the sign for the Doug Fir as it's larger than the hotel sign." I got a GREAT vibe off the guy on the phone. He was helpful, asked the right questions, and seemed genuinely interested in being helpful.

When we got here last night we found that:

1) The hotel has a total of 20 parking spaces for 80 rooms AND a music venue. No preference is giving to hotel guests for parking. We had to choose between parking six blocks away, or parking in a tow zone. We picked the non-towing option and so had to lug our suitcase and computer back six blocks. When I, very graciously, questioned the young man behind the counter about parking, he immediately got snippy with me and said I'd "have to deal." (At that point, I wasn't even criticizing, just asking if he had a suggestion about a good street/lot to park in.)

2) Not only were we NOT given a quiet zone room, we were given the room DIRECTLY over the courtyard bar. When I asked why I wasn't on the quiet side when I'd made my reservation a month ago and been told it was no problem and was in the computer, the guy on desk duty got positively snotty and told me that whoever I'd talked to on the phone must have made a mistake and I'd have to take what was left, as there nothing he could do. Not even an apology was offered. It was all, "It's someone else's fault and I can't be bothered to deal with you, just get out of my sight." I wanted to jerk him out of his socks and say, "The person who took my reservations was helpful and competent. I'm not an idiot. I can tell that someone that with it on the phone is not the one who screwed up. Stop giving me attitude you hipper-than-thou little c***s***cker."

3) There was a strange cylindrical pillow on the bed. It was made with olive shag carpeting. The shag had strange bleach stains on it and looked like it has seen several generations of cats.

My experience is not unique. It seems that everyone who booked rooms for this wedding is stuck over the bar. (Our friend Michael's room also REEKS of urine.) We're all baffled. We all requested quiet side rooms; not one of us got one. This is especially baffling since the hotel offers half-price rooms to people who attend shows in the Doug Fir and check in after midnight. Would you not think they'd give the rooms above the bar to late check-ins rather than full-price paying reservartions?

Needless to say, I'm NOT happy with this hotel.

Pros: None.

Cons: Horrid service. Small room. Dank. Loud. Not as

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Visited Jupiter for a fun night out w/ the husband after reviewing the website. There were random strands of hair everywhere - in the shower, bathroom floor, in the bed. The sheets were worn out, the blanket had a cigarette burn. At $124 I feel like I could have gone to Holiday Inn and used their awesome shower. Or just gone home. Boutique hotel this ain't.

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★★☆☆☆

Visited Jupiter for a fun night out w/ the husband after reviewing the website. There were random strands of hair everywhere - in the shower, bathroom floor, in the bed. The sheets were worn out, the blanket had a cigarette burn. At $124 I feel like I could have gone to Holiday Inn and used their awesome shower. Or just gone home. Boutique hotel this ain't.

Pros: Chalkboard door

Cons: Tiny TV, No parking, Dirty

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The Jupiter is a place where you feel like you just stepped into a new world. The guest are hip and happening and some are even more classic in style (it seems like one big family).

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★★★★★

The Jupiter is a place where you feel like you just stepped into a new world. The guest are hip and happening and some are even more classic in style (it seems like one big family).

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Friends stayed here while visiting from California over the holidays. They were surprised at how small the rooms were for the price, though they did like the food at the Doug Fir.

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★★★☆☆

Friends stayed here while visiting from California over the holidays. They were surprised at how small the rooms were for the price, though they did like the food at the Doug Fir.

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My friend and I were excited about staying @ this hotel based on the "Traveler" magazine review and the pictures on their website. However, once we saw our room, we were disappointed. We were on the party side, so maybe the room had seen better days, but we didn't get what we expected (no painted skyline in our room.) However, the location is great-close to downtown, great restaurants and boutiques near by and the hotel did become more appealing as the blue lights turned on and the fun began. Only stay if you happen to be catching a show @ the Doug Fir or want to be close by to downtown.

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★★★☆☆

My friend and I were excited about staying @ this hotel based on the "Traveler" magazine review and the pictures on their website. However, once we saw our room, we were disappointed. We were on the party side, so maybe the room had seen better days, but we didn't get what we expected (no painted skyline in our room.) However, the location is great-close to downtown, great restaurants and boutiques near by and the hotel did become more appealing as the blue lights turned on and the fun began. Only stay if you happen to be catching a show @ the Doug Fir or want to be close by to downtown.

Pros: Good location, nice outdoor seating, parking

Cons: loud on party side, average room, slightly expensive

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This is the 2nd year we stayed and LOVED IT! We come for an annual party here from San Francisco and wouldn't stay any other place! Great Staff, Perfect Location, Fabulous Rooms, Unbelievable Value!!!! Request the Quiet zone if you need silence!

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★★★★★

This is the 2nd year we stayed and LOVED IT! We come for an annual party here from San Francisco and wouldn't stay any other place! Great Staff, Perfect Location, Fabulous Rooms, Unbelievable Value!!!! Request the Quiet zone if you need silence!

Pros: Cool Rooms, Great Staff, Perfect Location

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on a recent visit to portland, my husband and i stayed here. the location is great, centrally located, easy to get all over the city from here. the rooms were nice and clean although a little smaller than i had expected. the front desk girl, melissa was so sweet and very informative regarding cool things to do in the city.

my only complaint, if you are looking to get a good nights sleep, here is not the place. i guess the local hipsters take advantage of the $49 dollar half night stay. they do not realize that some people are actually staying there all week and would like to sleep at night. i had to call the front desk three times, albeit, there were quick to try and quiet the party people down. only to be disturbed again two hours later.

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★★★★☆

on a recent visit to portland, my husband and i stayed here. the location is great, centrally located, easy to get all over the city from here. the rooms were nice and clean although a little smaller than i had expected. the front desk girl, melissa was so sweet and very informative regarding cool things to do in the city.

my only complaint, if you are looking to get a good nights sleep, here is not the place. i guess the local hipsters take advantage of the $49 dollar half night stay. they do not realize that some people are actually staying there all week and would like to sleep at night. i had to call the front desk three times, albeit, there were quick to try and quiet the party people down. only to be disturbed again two hours later.

Pros: comfy bed, nice staff, doug fir

Cons: loud hipsters

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Such a cool concept: bar/restaurant/club on site next to a way cool hotel. Perfect math: party all night then grab an inexpensive room (clean, clever design, cheap, comfy, etc) ! Summers are going to be HOT here: huge outdoor patio, rooms overlook party area..... It's worth a Saturday stay: Try it you locals !!

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★★★★★

Such a cool concept: bar/restaurant/club on site next to a way cool hotel. Perfect math: party all night then grab an inexpensive room (clean, clever design, cheap, comfy, etc) ! Summers are going to be HOT here: huge outdoor patio, rooms overlook party area..... It's worth a Saturday stay: Try it you locals !!

Pros: Design & Concept, Decor & Cost, Club & Location

Cons: Can be noisy, No frills, who cares

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granted the hotel was under construction, and it was way discounted for price, but overall service was awful. the website had good marketing but the hotel fell short of living up to its description. the modern furniture knock offs were a nice touch, but the walls were so thin, and some idiot kept playing the same awful music over and over and over...the desk were not helpful but seemed bored being there

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★★★☆☆

granted the hotel was under construction, and it was way discounted for price, but overall service was awful. the website had good marketing but the hotel fell short of living up to its description. the modern furniture knock offs were a nice touch, but the walls were so thin, and some idiot kept playing the same awful music over and over and over...the desk were not helpful but seemed bored being there

Pros: nice bed, cool furniture, modern touches

Cons: service horrible, burnside , thin walls

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Portland has long had cachet, thanks to Gus Van Sant. With its cool but Spartan attitude, this hotel suits the city. Carved out of an old motel, it's simple but appealing, with hints of Palm Springs. Those who can't bear the thought of…

 

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