Skip the large chain hotels, and stay at one of these unique places to stay in Portland. Featuring everything from boutique hotels to hostels, this list of interesting hotels has something for every taste and price point. Forget about the ordinary, and make a reservation for one of these funky Portland hotels to have an unforgettable experience.
1. The Kennedy School
Going back to school has never been this fun. Stay in this McMenamins-owned property in the old elementary school and feel like you are in grade school again. Stroll down the hall to the boiler room bar, or take a dip in the saltwater soaking tub before retiring in your schoolroom themed room for the night.
2. Jupiter Hotel
Situated on Burnside in the heart of boutiques is the Jupiter Hotel and adjoining Doug Fir. Catch a live show or enjoy a cocktail at the Doug Fir, and stroll over the bridge to downtown for an unforgettable stay in Portland.
3. Inn at Northrup Station
This modern boutique hotel is just minutes from Nob Hill on foot, and one block from the light rail. All rooms are suites, and beautifully decorated, making your stay as colorful and funky as your trip to the City of Roses.
4. The Heathman Hotel
Across from the Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall, this centrally located hotel is a Portland landmark. Built in 1927, the hotel has all the modern amenities, and is close to public transport and entertainment. Weeknight wine tastings make a midweek stay even better.
5. Society Hotel
Travelers on a budget will love this hotel which was once a 19th century lodge for sailors. Transformed into an upscale hostel and hotel, this property offers both private accommodations and bunk bed style rooms. An open-air rooftop deck and location in the heart of downtown make this unique hotel a winner.
6. Hotel Modera
The living wall and courtyard of this boutique hotel are inviting and lovely. Near the waterfront and other downtown attractions, Hotel Modera is beautifully decorated and will make you wish your trip will never end.
7. White Eagle Hotel
Said to be haunted, this hotel and saloon, also owned by McMenamins, is a rock-and-roll themed adventure in North Portland. One of the city's oldest live music venues, the rooms here are sparse, but you get a true feel for the classic Portland vibe when staying here.
8. Hawthorne Hostel
Frugal travelers will love this hostel in the Hawthorne District. Though you are a little over 2 miles from downtown, you can rent a bike to make the journey accessible. Co-ed and same sex dorm rooms, as well as a limited number of private rooms are available.
What are your favorite unique places to stay in Portland? Leave your answer in the comments.