Jupiter Hotel, Portland
Reviews - Jupiter Hotel
- Age Group: 18 - 25
- From: United States
- Traveller type: Young Couple
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Historical Traveller Reviews of Jupiter Hotel
Bring your own towels.... and soapfrom cstravelhappy
Somewhere along the line, the Jupiter forgot that there are customers who need even minimal attention. My room had no towels for 2 days, in spite of several very polite requests. And in my entire stay I did not spy a soap bar or other toiletry item to be had.
The refurb of the building is nothing to write home about. Some fun touches (funky, IKEA-ish furniture'; blackboards on each door with chalk in the room; Jupiter Hotel condoms in the bedside table for those in need.) but the walls are paper-thin -- if the air conditioning is off, expect to hear every breath and mumble of your neighbors. The sinks were clogged and slow to drain. And there are 26 parking spaces for 80(?)rooms. The bar at the Doug Fir is open until 4am, so if there's a show during your stay, expect wild rumpus until then.
On the other hand, the Doug Fir is a fun, funky bar, with the usual Portland 20-something, tattoo generation scene. When the shift changes behind the bar, watch the departing bartenders take their places at the stools on the other side, drinking their wages away. Tragicomedy... But the music is fun, the food is adequate and the place is hip and hopping.
My advice...stay somewhere else unless you don't care about sleeping or drying off after your shower with your pillow case. You can find much better. But visit the Doug Fir for the music and the Portland scene! That part is worth the visit.
Ugh.from A TripAdvisor Member
Not so the next night. We noticed another party being set up in the event space directly below our rooms. Anticipating another horrid night, we asked what time it would be over and were told 11 pm. Sounded reasonable. At 11:30 we called the front desk to ask why the music, which sounded like it was in our room, was still going. We were told, after much prodding, that the group had actually reserved the room until 1am. As a huge favor (it was implied) the front desk had told them to turn off the music at midnight. 12:30, 1 am, a crowd of people were still dancing to "I Will Survive," and the staff was completely unwilling to help.
The most unpleasant, least hospitable and most disappointing hotel stay I've ever experienced.
Trendy and distantfrom A TripAdvisor Member
I rate the on-site restaurant higher - we ordered a burger (with fries), 2 side salads and iced tea for approx $18. The burger was meaty and the side salads were a fair size. We planned on having breakfast at the restaurant but it was closed due to flooding.
There's also an on-site live music venue in the basement of the restaurant. We didn't experience any disturbances as far as noise.
Overall, we'd stay at the hotel again, but only if we could get a discounted rate.
t Bother. Stay somewhere elsefrom Travellin_Man
Personally, I liked it.from A TripAdvisor Member
Terrible Stayfrom A TripAdvisor Member
The neighbohood was seedy and as a female I did not like walking alone. Unfortunatly I had not option because nothing but the Doug Fir was within a resonable walking distance. It took me an hour to find fast food and walk back to the hotel. The staff was not helpful in cheap easy food suggestions or how I should spend my one day in town.
The rooms were VERY cheeply redmodeled. The first room I checked into smelled of mildew and had a large wet spot in front of the door which looked original. The face of the tub was painted white but opening the curtain revealed an old green tub! The sink looked kinda cool but obviously had the wrong type of fixtures (two holes on the side).
I was moved to the only other room in the hotel on the ground floor right outside the Doug Fir. Big mistake. I was tired from traveling and just wanted to relax and get some sleep for a big day of sightseeing. I am a heavy sleeper but no one could have slept through the music. After dozing for an hour or so I got up and started looking through my guidebook for another hotel. The band did not stop playing until 2:35am. Icing on the cake, this room came complete with mouse droppings.
Overall I was totally disgused during my stay and ate the $75 I had already paid for a second night stay in this hole. This was not a "get what you pay for" experience because my hotel in Seattle the few days prior was cheeper and much nicer. My only day in Portland was wasted sleeping and I hated my time in the city because of one bad night in this terrible hotel.
Stay somewhere else and visit the adjacent restaurant/bar/clubfrom answermeplease
And here's the BUT:
With such a great public transportation system and easily accessible cabs, it's probably a better idea to pay a bit more to stay in a nicer room elsewhere and come to the Doug Fir for the nightlife. I've stayed in nicer motel 6 rooms along I-5. The motel is a converted Travelodge, but perhaps not as completely 'converted' as could be hoped. There was an obvious attempt in the rooms to add a slightly hip edge with 99 cent Ikea vases in the bathroom and interesting, small platform beds, but it didn't completely mask the shabby quality. It was like someone trying to spruce up their old apartment. New sink, but the bathtub/shower was ancient. Interesting light fixtures, but a blackout blind instead of curains. We took showers after 10 am on Saturday and were shocked to find that the hot water had been used. Neither of us had encountered this problem in a developed country. Even hostels always have hot water! The staff was immediately defensive and stated that no one else had complained. Wrong answer! Why would we complain for no reason? The water was tepid at best and not much fun in the early Portland springtime weather.
Take home message: stay away from the motel, go to Doug Fir and have a blast.
Great Place for Young Hip Crowdfrom carling20
1st stay our only stay...from hellokitty99
Funky hotel, converted Travelodge?, Doug Fir Rocks!from minibargrrl
Our room was tiny, but cozy and warm. Be warned, this hotel does cater to a specific younger crowd, but we were on the "quiet side" on a weekend and never heard a thing (I'm a light sleeper!). Tons of cable stations on TV. It rained the whole time we were there, and we were very cozy in our soft sheets and comforter(well done!) and our little heater kept our room very cozy. We've stayed in alot of tiny room in NYC, and this place tops those "European style" rooms all the way!
The best part - this hotel is attached to a rockstar restaurant, Doug Fir. We at breakfast there twice. The staff was awesome, our food was quick and oh so tasty - the orange juice is delish!
Pros: Funky theme, hotel room bedding, and the Doug Fir
Cons: Tiny rooms, location (a little on the seedy)
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Other names for Jupiter Hotel
- jupiter hotel portland
- Address: 800 East Burnside Street - Portland - Oregon - 97214 - United States
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