Part hotel, part hostel, The Society Hotel in downtown Portland brings new life to a 19th-century sailor's boarding house and provides adventurous travellers with a uniquely local experience.

Built in 1881 and dubbed The Mariners Building, the structure originally housed sailors before becoming a hospital, and later a Chinese dance hall before finally becoming vacant in 1975. Local architecture firm Integrate Architecture led the restoration of the building, focusing on maintaining the cast-iron storefront, brick and stucco walls, and completely overhauling the interior.

The hotel offers 3 ways to experience their hotel depending on your budget and comfort level. All of our rooms come with plush beds, 10-foot windows, high-speed wifi, and a hospitality experience unlike any other.

The large 24-bed bunkrooms are designed for affordability, yet still offer ample privacy and comfort. Each bunk has a storage locker, charging station, reading light, and privacy curtain.

There are also 38 private rooms and suites. Private rooms and suites feature queen-sized bed options for a restful stay, include a sink and vanity, and a shared bathroom one might expect to find in a European boarding house. The private suites are a refuge for travellers and professionals who want a more traditional hotel room with king size bed, more space, more views, and the privacy of your own bath.

The beating heart of The Society Hotel is its lobby, where you will find the Society Cafe, a lounge, cafe, and bar, featuring fresh pastries, coffee and beer from some of Portland’s finest. There is also a rooftop deck complete with panoramic views of the city.


  • 24-hour front desk 24-hour front desk
  • Essentials Essentials
  • Pet friendly Pet friendly
  • Restaurant Restaurant
  • Wi-Fi (free) Wi-Fi (free)
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The hotel lobby
The rooftop
The hotel lobby
The hostel bunk room
Hostel room bunks come with a reading light and privacy curtain
There are also a variety of private guest rooms
Simple, modern additions provide amenities in the guest rooms.
The society hotel
The hotel with its vintage signage


The Society Hotel is located at the heart of Portland in the vibrant Old Town Chinatown neighbourhood, Portland’s Entertainment District is a go-to spot for late-night frivolity, whether it’s live DJs, tasty cocktails or rowdy dance floors.

Portland Oregon is located in the Pacific Northwest of the United States and is most famed for its eccentric locals, its dynamic downtown—resplendent with microbreweries, coffee shops, brunch spots, and bookstores—and the sweeping natural scenery that surrounds it, like the sparkling Willamette River and majestic Mount Hood.

How to get there

If you are flying into Portland, the easiest way to get from the airport to the Societ Hotel is to take the Tram or Bus. The tram (Portland TriMet) takes around 35-minutes and runs every 10-minutes. The Downtown Express bus also runs every 10-minutes and is a bit faster, getting you to Chinatown in about 25-minutes, but is a bit more expensive.

Portland International Airport offers direct flight connections to almost all major American cities as well as many connections through to Germany, the United Kingdom and France.

Address: NW 3rd Ave, 203 Portland Oregon

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$90 /night