When looking for accommodation in Portland, The Jupiter Hotel really caught our eye
Not only is the location of The Jupiter Hotel perfectly central yet not in the thick of the downtown hustle, the first thing that popped up was that the hotel was a renovated motor inn turned boutique hotel. Very cool. Very Portland.
The website did not disappoint, and when we arrived on a Friday afternoon, the place seemed like a hot spot.
With the Doug Fir Lounge to the left and the hotel reception and chilling area to the right, there were a multitude of hip people getting ready for the weekend.
Checking in was easy, with attractive tattooed men telling me to text them if things were too loud after the 11pm quiet time. Don’t have to ask me twice.
When we arrived in our room we were greeted by a welcome message on the chalk board door and a personal, “Hi, Brianna!” on the back. How lovely.
The room was equipped with anything you might need while staying at a happening place: ear plugs, snacks and condoms.
We were very comfy in our double room. The skeleton of the room was definitely reminiscent of an old school motor inn, but there has certainly been a lot of meat put on those bones. The down bedding and fluffy towels are definitely an upgrade from those Motel 6 scratchy sheets.
Just as with most things in Portland, art and culture are infused everywhere. The Jupiter Hotel also has a gallery attached, and while the Doug Fir Lounge across the way isn’t formally connected to the hotel, the two go hand in hand. There were concerts going on both nights we were there and loads of people popping in and out.
We went for a night cap there on Saturday night and I was charmed by the place. A log cabin feel with hipster style, this place definitely used to be one of those family restaurants like the ones I used to stop at on road trips through BC and Alberta.
They have a good selection of (of course) craft beer and tasty cocktails and it makes for a very short walk to bed.
As I mentioned, another plus for this place is the location. Located on East Burnside, you can walk to a multitude of bars and restaurants. We visited Burnside Brewing for a couple of pints and their cheap and tasty late night happy hour, just a few minutes walk away.
It’s also only about a 15 minute walk over the Burnside Bridge right into the heart of the Pearl District where you’ll find tons more bars, restaurants and of course, Voodoo Donuts.
Being that it did seem like a party spot, I was a bit concerned with noise (for all our early morning filming wake ups!) but luckily the ear plugs came in handy. Full disclosure, I’m a notoriously light sleeper and neither of my roommates noticed a peep of sound.
All in all, The Jupiter Hotel delivers a very Portland experience: laid back yet helpful staff, a trendy, fun vibe and culture brimming on all sides. With competitive rates and a stellar location, The Jupiter Hotel is a fantastic choice if you’re looking for a social one-stop shop.
A one night stay at The Jupiter Hotel costs $149 USD but make sure you keep an eye of for deals and discounts as often you can save a little money. Also, don’t forget you can save money in the city by walking everywhere!
800 E. Burnside St.
Portland OR 97214