Jupiter Hotel (Portland, Oregon)

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Jupiter Hotel
Jupiter Hotel courtyard.jpg
Entrance to the hotel
Jupiter Hotel (Portland, Oregon) is located in Portland, Oregon
Jupiter Hotel (Portland, Oregon)
Location within Portland, Oregon
General information
LocationPortland, Oregon, U.S.
Address800 E. Burnside Street
Coordinates45°31′22.4″N 122°39′24.2″W / 45.522889°N 122.656722°W / 45.522889; -122.656722Coordinates: 45°31′22.4″N 122°39′24.2″W / 45.522889°N 122.656722°W / 45.522889; -122.656722
OpeningOctober 2004
Other information
Number of rooms81
Website
www.jupiterhotel.com

The Jupiter Hotel is a converted, mid-20th century motor inn boutique hotel located in Portland, Oregon, in the United States.[1] It has been described as a "party hotel" and has been compared to the Standard Hotels in Los Angeles.[2]

History[edit]

The hotel was once a two-story 1960s motor lodge motel. After major renovations, it reopened as the Jupiter Hotel in October 2004. During its renovation, the old motel's parking lot was transformed into a courtyard and the entire building was painted white.[3] All rooms were completely renovated, along with the addition of the DreamSUITE and three event spaces: the DreamBOX, ThinkTANK and DreamTENT.[4]

The hotel is part of a larger effort to "revive" the area surrounding Burnside Avenue east of the Willamette River.[2]

Description[edit]

Jupiter Hotel in 2011

The hotel complex consists of white, two-story buildings that surround a central courtyard containing plastic chairs where guests can congregate.[2] Its 81 rooms contain items such as iPod docking stations, shag pillows, and chalkboard doors. Additionally, the rooms also have blue wall panels with photo murals on the walls. Most of the hotel's rooms have platform beds.[5] It is home to the Doug Fir Lounge, one of Portland's most popular music venues. The hotel also has a hair salon and a tattoo parlor.[6]

Reception[edit]

In recent years, the Jupiter Hotel has gained recognition for being a "hip" spot in Portland.[6] Willamette Week readers ranked Jupiter Hotel first place in the "Best Hotel" category in 2006.[7] The hotel has also earned a reputation for being gay-friendly.[8]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Palmer, Danny. "Irvington: Jupiter Hotel". Lonely Planet. Archived from the original on July 23, 2010. Retrieved July 22, 2010.
  2. ^ a b c Yang, Andrew (May 1, 2005). "Check In/Check Out; Portland, Ore.: Jupiter Hotel". The New York Times. The New York Times Company. Retrieved July 7, 2010.
  3. ^ Frangou, Christina (June 13, 2007). "Jupiter Hotel and Douglas Fir Lounge, Portland, Ore". The Globe and Mail. CTVglobemedia. Retrieved September 30, 2010.
  4. ^ McKeough, Tim (September 2005). "One of the top four new (old) hotels in the US". GQ. Condé Nast Publications.
  5. ^ Samson, Karl (2010-03-30). Frommer's Oregon Portland. Wiley. ISBN 9780470645727. Retrieved September 30, 2010.
  6. ^ a b Wang, Amy (2008-07-01). Fodor's in Focus Portland. Fodor's. ISBN 9781400007486. Retrieved September 30, 2010.
  7. ^ Waterhouse, Ben (August 9, 2006). "Best of Portland: Reader's Poll". Willamette Week. Archived from the original on August 30, 2010. Retrieved August 8, 2010.
  8. ^ Collins, Andrew. "Jupiter Hotel, on East Burnside Street, and home to the Doug Fir Lounge". About.com. The New York Times Company. Retrieved September 30, 2010.

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