Jupiter Hotel

Portland, Oregon

Hotel rating
Trip advisor rating: 3.5 Based on 607 reviews

The hotel

Much like its Eastside location, in Portland’s reinvented warehouse district, this former motor inn’s come of age in style. Gracing the pages of Elle Décor, GQ, and Travel + Leisure, Jupiter Hotel has a nod to today’s design trends, but a style all of its own. Both its bar-side and chill-side rooms promise complimentary WiFi, bespoke murals, and chalkboard doors designed so you can unleash your creativity. A canvas for ever-changing artworks curated by Francois Pascal, its gallery’s a hotbed of creative talent; a theme that extends to Doug Fir, the Jupiter’s dining, drinking and live music venue. Serving up American classics, like mac and cheese and apple pie, it attracts cutting-edge acts with its intimate vibe, and was once named one of the USA’s top club venues by Rolling Stones Magazine.

Amenities

  • Bar
  • Internet Access
  • Restaurant

Where is it

Right in Portland’s up-and-coming Eastside, the hotel has dozens of trendy bars, restaurants, microbreweries, and shops in the surrounding streets, as well as galleries and late-night venues nearby.

Hotel information

81 rooms and suites. All with chalkboard canvas front door, custom wall mural, flat screen TV, smartphone speakers, complimentary WiFi and morning coffee. Lobu Rooms have 1 queen-size bed, sleeping maximum 2 adults.

Metro Rooms are larger than the Lobu Rooms, and have a 32” flat-screen TV, and 1 queen-size bed, sleeping maximum 2 adults.

Metro Max Rooms are larger than the Metro Rooms, and have a separate seating area, and 1 queen-size bed, sleeping maximum 2 adults.

Deuce Rooms are larger and have a 32” flat-screen TV, and 2 queen-size beds, sleeping maximum 4 adults.

Doug Fir Lounge and Restaurant (American comfort food and international favourites, with dining room, bar, live music venue, and patio. Breakfast, lunch, dinner, and late night dining). Gallery (hosting exhibitions). Complimentary WiFi. Self-parking $10 plus tax per night (payable locally, subject to change).

*Denotes local charge

Trip advisor rating: 3.5 Based on 607 reviews

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Image of the Tripadvisor rating Awesome Place, Poor Accommodations

Feb 1, 2019 SoyPancho Boise, Idaho

There’s so much to love about this place. The hotel has a very unique style and when booking, it was clear that many of the rooms even had their own individual unique motif. Excellent cool factor, just what you’d hope for in a city that’s reputed for being weird. They even supply the rooms with multicolored chalk and encourage you to decorate your… Read more
There’s so much to love about this place. The hotel has a very unique style and when booking, it was clear that many of the rooms even had their own individual unique motif. Excellent cool factor, just what you’d hope for in a city that’s reputed for being weird. They even supply the rooms with multicolored chalk and encourage you to decorate your door. The staff were a perfect extension of this. All of them were engaging, friendly, and very helpful. The lounge located right in the middle of the buildings is great. It operates entirely independent of the hotel so it doesn’t supply breakfast or serve drinks you can take back to your room, no free admission when there’s a cover, but it’s a cool place that draws in a lot of locals on its own merit. That said, when booking online I was able to choose a room based on being further from their patio (the “chill side”). The night they had live music, I couldn’t hear a peep of it inside my room. Unfortunately, the great face they maintain is where the service stops. I filtered my search results based on finding a facility with free parking, which was a big factor in choosing Jupiter, but when I arrived it was valet only at $29/day. The room I stayed in was remarkably tiny and old. I haven’t happened across a room this small even in my travels to LA, New York, or Tokyo. No closet, just 2 small drawers for storage. Small TV, small (translates to roaring loud) AC unit, small commode. The mildew smell is on the extreme side. The towels and bath tissue are among the most abrasive I’ve come across. The worst part was still the hot water pressure- it was comically low in both the sink and the shower. If I had to guess, maybe 20% of what the cold side put out. Consistently, no matter what time of day I tried it. The WiFi was ok, but completely unsecured and open to all in a pretty busy neighborhood. I wouldn’t connect anything with sensitive data to it. They got me there under the false pretense of free parking, which ended up costing almost $100 with tips, then charged as much per night as frankly much nicer hotels located in more desirable neighborhoods, then provide the bare minimum in many areas of comfort. The staff and other positives did make for a somewhat enjoyable stay, I really wish I could say better things about this place, but I’d never stay at a place like this on purpose. I probably would swing by the neighborhood again to visit the lounge and the pizza place just down the street. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Awesome Staff!

Jan 8, 2019 Cynthia T

I recently stayed at Jupiter (original). The theme rooms are a kick. We stayed in one of the Marilyn rooms. Artsy vibe and the beds are really comfy. Staff was awesome to work with! Especially Scott at the front desk! He reached out to his coworkers to solicit ideas for fun places for us to explore during our visit! Next trip to Portland we… Read more
I recently stayed at Jupiter (original). The theme rooms are a kick. We stayed in one of the Marilyn rooms. Artsy vibe and the beds are really comfy. Staff was awesome to work with! Especially Scott at the front desk! He reached out to his coworkers to solicit ideas for fun places for us to explore during our visit! Next trip to Portland we are going to try out Jupiter NEXT across the street. Really cool lobby - eclectic and inviting! They had written Happy Birthday with my daughter's name on the chalkboard door to our room. Really made her feel welcome and a part of the community! Happy stay! Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Artistic and cozey

Dec 6, 2018 Cameron V

Lovely room with a very comfy bed. The room is lightly coloured and inspires creativity. The door is a giant chalkboard and the hotel runs an instagram account for the best drawings guests comes up with. Friendly staff and the location is an easy commute to downtown Portland and the surrounding districts. Will stay here again when we come back… Read more
Lovely room with a very comfy bed. The room is lightly coloured and inspires creativity. The door is a giant chalkboard and the hotel runs an instagram account for the best drawings guests comes up with. Friendly staff and the location is an easy commute to downtown Portland and the surrounding districts. Will stay here again when we come back into town. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Fun spot, great for nightlife!

Dec 1, 2018 buffler

This is a cute little motel, somewhat minimalist and very modern. Bring some sidewalk chalk to decorate your door. There are lots of nice outside spots to enjoy, both covered and uncovered as well as a restaurant/bar on-site. It has great drinks, good food, and hosts music late into the evening. The front side can be a little loud at night but… Read more
This is a cute little motel, somewhat minimalist and very modern. Bring some sidewalk chalk to decorate your door. There are lots of nice outside spots to enjoy, both covered and uncovered as well as a restaurant/bar on-site. It has great drinks, good food, and hosts music late into the evening. The front side can be a little loud at night but I’ve heard there’s a quiet side. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Fun, Quirky stop over

Nov 4, 2018 FunAnywhere Fort Collins

Me, my husband and my two teens flew into Portland to take a road trip to San Francisco and The Jupiter was our first night. Our flight was delayed over 2 hours so we were late getting in but were pleasantly surprised. We love trying non-chain, personal touch places whether it be food, lodging or shopping. The Jupiter did not disappoint. The staff… Read more
Me, my husband and my two teens flew into Portland to take a road trip to San Francisco and The Jupiter was our first night. Our flight was delayed over 2 hours so we were late getting in but were pleasantly surprised. We love trying non-chain, personal touch places whether it be food, lodging or shopping. The Jupiter did not disappoint. The staff was very warm and helpful when these 4 tired travelers arrived. We had read about the potential noise so I had booked a more quiet room and we never heard anything. Our room was snug but fun and unique and they did well with what they have. Hubby and I had drinks in the upstairs lounge and that was our only weird vibe. The bartender was neither friendly nor rude but made good drinks. The patio, unfortunately, had quite a few smokers out there and that's an annoyance to me. The bed was cozy and comfy and had nice linens. Hubby and I enjoyed walking around the neighborhood in the morning. We had breakfast in their diner and that was a wonderful surprise. Delicious masks for all 4 of us and our waitress was super friendly and helpful with helping us with tourist advice. It was our first trip to Portland so I don't have a big frame of reference but it was perfect for us when we knew it was just for a night. This certainly isn't a destination hotel and probably wouldn't want to spend more than a few days here but if you're like us and don't enjoy cookie cutter chain businesses, then you'll enjoy The Jupiter. Read less