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McMenamins Kennedy School

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Asheville, North Carolina
Reviewed 23 July 2014

We stumbled upon this colorful hotel after a recommendation from a garage mechanic (long story). The Kennedy School is conveniently located near the Arts District of Portland. It is within easy walking distance of nice restaurants, shops, and the famous Salt and Straw Ice Cream Shop. We opted for a room with a bath; rooms with shared baths are also...

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Gloria M, Manager at McMenamins Kennedy School, responded to this review

Hi Miguet- It is nice to hear the mechanic recommended us to you! Thank you for taking the time to share your experience with us. It is nice we are within walking distance of the Alberta Arts District; there are a lot of fun shops and restaurants to visit. At this location all of our rooms do have their own...

Phoenix, Arizona
Reviewed 21 July 2014

A totally unique experience! I had heard that the McMenamins-sytle lodging was fun, but had to see it for ourselves. There were multiple bars and places to eat spread across the entire school property. Little corners of the building, like Honors & Detention, where you would never expect to find a little place to grab a beer. My personal favorite...

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Gloria M, Manager at McMenamins Kennedy School, responded to this review

Hi jgibson1006- Thank you for sharing your unique experience with us! We will be following up with the Excecutive chef about your food experience in the Boiler Room Bar. We look foward to seeing again next time you are in town.

New York City, New York
Reviewed 18 July 2014

We stayed at The Kennedy School this past weekend. We were in town for a wedding and this was close to our friends house. Overall it was an adequate hotel, comfy bed and nice bathroom. A few things fell short for me. We got there at about 12pm- I say "Hi we're checking in today" the desk agent replies "Oh...

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Gloria M, Manager at McMenamins Kennedy School, responded to this review

Hi BigE423- Thank you for taking the time to review us and your great feedback. We will take all of your comments into consideration. Your feedback allows us to continue to improve our guests experiences. We will use your check-in experience as a training tool. We will also let Paul know what a wonderful job he did! He will be...

Avondale, Arizona
Reviewed 10 July 2014

What a unique experience! There is so much to see and do on this property. It was a great place to stay on the day of our travel because everything you could want is right there on the property. There are restaurants, bars (plural), and a movie theater all on site! The hotel is so full of history and interesting....

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Gloria M, Manager at McMenamins Kennedy School, responded to this review

Annette S- Thank you for sharing your experience with us. It sounds like you had a wonderful time here. Please come back and see us soon.

Spokane Valley, Washington
Reviewed 9 July 2014

First experience staying at a McMenamins property was a pleasure...restoration of the property was tastefully done taking us back in time. You could just sense all the history that has taken place here. The rooms in the old building are quite comfortable and relaxing; even though we were there on a 95+ degree day, it was comfortable without air conditioning,...

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Gloria M, Manager at McMenamins Kennedy School, responded to this review

Hi Pam D- Thank you for sharing your unique experience with us! We absolutely love incorporating the history through our halls, rooms, and the entire building. The soaking pool is a fantastic way to start or end your day, and taking in a complimentary movie with your stay while having a beverage or a bite to eat is the Portland...

Oslo
Reviewed 7 July 2014

This felt like staying at an amusement park for adults (although it seemed like a kid-friendly place, too) - a homebrewed cherry beer here, a concert there, sleeping in a classroom with blackboards still on the wall, gift shops with hand made jewelry and tableware. We had lots of fun wandering the halls and just seeing what we'd stumble across,...

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Gloria M, Manager at McMenamins Kennedy School, responded to this review

Hi Epipremnum A- Thank you for reviewing us. It is fun place for adults. Where else can you wander the halls of a school with a home brewed beer in hand?! Come back and visit us soon.

New Westminster, Canada
Reviewed 6 July 2014

I love all McMenamins but this one is pretty special (though Edgefield remains my #1). The soaking pool is smaller but still relaxing. The room I stayed in had a chalk board to write messages to the next guests (they leave it on). The whole place has a fun vibe. Boiler Room bar has so many interesting things to look...

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Gloria M, Manager at McMenamins Kennedy School, responded to this review

Hi Melisa C- Thank you for taking the time to review us. We like the healthy competition between us and Edgefield! But we will continue to strive to make us your favorite. We look foward to your next visit.

Dublin, Ireland
Reviewed 4 July 2014

I stayed here with my husband & daughter between 16th - 20th of June 2014. The 3 of us loved it. This was our first trip to Portland & I was really happy that we stayed here. Its different to any hotel we have ever stayed in. Food was good, beer & wine was excellent. Staff were really friendly &...

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Gloria M, Manager at McMenamins Kennedy School, responded to this review

Hi UBear666- Thank you for your wonderful review. We are happy everyone in your party enjoyed their stay! We appreciate your feedback about the public transportation information being listed on our website. We will see what we can do about adding that information on there. We look forward to seeing you again.

Reviewed 29 June 2014 via mobile

Spent a couple of days in Portland with my wife, and McMenamins Kennedy School was our base. When we weren't out exploring the city and neighborhoods, we kept busy at the school. Take a soak in the heated speaking pool, catch a movie in the auditorium, or enjoy a cigar in the Detention Bar. There is plenty to do in...

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Gloria M, Manager at McMenamins Kennedy School, responded to this review

Hi Marc B- Thank you for spending your couples getaway with us, and taking the time to review us. There are a lot of great things to do on property and it looks like you were able to enjoy them. We look forward to seeing you again.

Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 25 June 2014

I stayed here on my first trip to Portland and it lived up to my expectations of the city: quirky and cool. Located out in the suburbs I was initially disappointed with its setting, but we soon found nearby Alberta Street with its plethora of bars, restaurants and shops and soon found ourselves at home. Downtown is only a $15-20...

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Gloria M, Manager at McMenamins Kennedy School, responded to this review

Hi thereichinger- Thank you for your wonderful review. It delights us to here you enjoyed your stay along with everything we and the surrounding neighborhood have to offer. Although the room size may not be adequate for some guests comfort they are functional and amazing! For those guests who would like a larger room they have the option of reserving...

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  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Pool
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Room Service
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  • Wheelchair Access
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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Cuisines: American, Bar, Pub
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  • Pool
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Additional Information about McMenamins Kennedy School

Address: 5736 NE 33rd Ave, Portland, OR 97211-7302
Region: United States > Oregon > Portland
Price Range: $209 - $316 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — McMenamins Kennedy School 3.5*
Number of rooms: 57
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#29 Family Hotel in Portland
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