My first stay at the Jupiter was right when they first opened, and the rooms were under construction but only cost about $49 - which is a great deal, but I could tell how the place transition from its previous motor inn type lodging to an attempt at mid century mod motel sans the swimming pool.
But in the last two stays there, I haven't been too impressed, the minimalism and Barcelona chair knock offs will make the place outdated in a couple years. A few things did seem kinda quickly done and thrown together. Most apparent was in the bathroom with its painted black matte floors and utility kitchen type sink. Another con which others have report is that is super loud if you have neighbors above you. Nothing is more maddening than to hear that Prince record loud, but to hear it played 10x in a row...please kill me now.
The main room with a double/queen ? size bed is pretty nice comfortable. There is also a cool ipod speaker connector. The screens on the window is nice as well, kinda diffuses the brightness of the light.
The location isn't the best place in SE Portland, but its actually close to some good places to eat like the Farm & Nicholas for dinner and for breakfast le Pigeon--Juniors and Zells. I'd avoid the adjacent restaurant Doug Fir, the food is ok, but wait staff can be a bit snotty at times. I think the place is a good option if there's a late show and you just want to crash afterwards. If you want the real deal motor inn experience, check out Washington Park Inn motel right in the middle of SW & NW. Its cheap and no fuss.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Welcome to the Jupiter Hotel, a mid-century, renovated motor inn-turned-boutique hotel in the heart of Portland, minutes away from Downtown Portland, the Oregon Convention Center, the Pearl District and the Rose Garden Arena. A refreshingly affordable minimalist hotel for creative business nomads and urban explorers, the Jupiter Hotel offers 81 guestrooms, over 4,000 square feet of unique meeting and event space, an airy bamboo courtyard and outdoor fireplace seating for guests. Jupiter Hotel amenities include complimentary wireless internet, locally-roasted Water Avenue organic coffee every morning in the lobby, bikes for rent and Natura eco-friendly bath amenities. ... more less
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