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3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   5736 N.E. 33rd Ave., Portland, OR 97211
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McMenamins Kennedy School
Ranked #30 of 133 Hotels in Portland
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Portland, Oregon
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67 reviews 67 reviews
39 hotel reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

If you are coming to Portland and want an experience, stay at the Kennedy School. This property is an experience with multiple bars, a movie theater, and great food. The surroundings have maintained the look and feel of the school, and the artwork and attention to detail is amazing. The food is excellent as is the beer and liquor. McMenamins... More 

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Bellingham, Washington
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23 reviews 23 reviews
12 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Loved staying here. Made the rounds to get our passport stamps but ended up back in the Boiler Room before heading to a late movie. Very comfy viewing experience with beer and snacks from the happy hour menu. We didn't make it to the soaking pool, but it looked pretty nice. We stayed in a king room and it was... More 

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Monroe, Oregon
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176 reviews 176 reviews
20 hotel reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I really like Kennedy School as a luxury hotel in Portland. It compares favorably to all of the other McMenamins hotels, in terms of convenient location and amenities. However, I think Kennedy School lacks some of the character of the other McMenamins properties. Additionally, I wouldn't say this place is a great value for your money. I definitely recommend Kennedy... More 

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Toronto
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77 reviews 77 reviews
35 hotel reviews
112 helpful votes 112 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a great time here. Such a fun, quirky, laid-back vibe. The school has retained many of its original features and much of its character. Nods to its storied history are everywhere. The pubs/restaurants are all great and it is especially nice to be able to wander the old school hallways with your drink in hand :) Soaking pool... More 

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

We are thrilled that you enjoyed your stay here at the Kennedy School. Thank you for submitting a review. We look forward to seeing you again. Cheers! Mel Jensen, Principal, McMenamins Kennedy School More 

Seattle, Washington
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17 reviews 17 reviews
15 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

After countless trips to Portland we finally stayed at Kennedy School and I wish we had done so long ago! We had a lovely, spotless room in the new wing that provided a great night's rest. The room had everything we could need except for a tv but I really didn't miss it. Overnight guests receive free admission to the... More 

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

We love you too! Thanks for the review, we hope to see you again soon. Cheers! More 

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264 reviews 264 reviews
40 hotel reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

So many places within a place to visit! The movie theater has sofas and individual (comfy) seats with tables to set your beverages and food on. The restaurants offer individual menus with consistent McMenamins taste. Now all we need to do is stay the night! Very much worth more than one visit.

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

Hi Teresa M- Thank you for your kind review. Please do come back to stay with us! We look foward to seeing again. More 

Portland, Oregon, United States
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233 reviews 233 reviews
15 hotel reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

we came for a birthday party in the parson's room...they served ruby and hammerhead beer, plus a mixed salad, pasta, fruit, water, tea, coffee, and sandwiches....everything was delicious and fresh...the server assigned to the room was friendly and efficieint...we always love coming to the kennedy school with all the history and vintage touches...a wonderful place...

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

Hi Teresa M- It sounds like you had a great time at your event! Our catering staff has hung this review on their bulletin board. It is always our goal to ensure you have a successful and pleasurable event. Thank you for sharing your experience with us. More 

Seattle
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83 reviews 83 reviews
23 hotel reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

These guys deserve a medal ! They have taken beautiful old unused schools and turned them into great hotels . Old school rooms turned into rooms with the chalk board still intact , the old closets still there and the charm of these historical buildings put to good use . They have lots of different bars , movie theater ,... More 

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

Hi cyprusbeachgirl6- Thank you for taking the time to review us. We are always to happy to hear about the great experiences our guests have. We hope to see you again. More 

Lynchburg, Virginia
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20 reviews 20 reviews
6 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I'm not into bars at all, but this was a really cool building- a few bars, a movie theater, a hotel all in one older, refurbished school. The movie theater didn't have seats- it had couches, chairs, and recliners for you to kick back and relax in while you watched a movie in the restored gym! Next door was a... More 

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

It sounds like you had a great time! We hope we are your choice hotel next time you are in town. Thank you for the wonderful review. More 

Portland, Oregon
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34 reviews 34 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I have been coming here for years. There are so many different bars inside and great place to catch a movie on comfy couches. Prices are reasonable and food is quite tasty for most items. You can also rent out rooms for more private gatherings. My personal favorite is the Boiler Room, (really cool decor)! It is also fun to... More 

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

Thank you for taking the time to share you experiences with us. The Boiler Room is one of my favorite bars too! We hope to see you again. More 

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Additional Information about McMenamins Kennedy School

Address: 5736 N.E. 33rd Ave., Portland, OR 97211
Location: United States > Oregon > Portland
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — McMenamins Kennedy School 3*
Number of rooms: 57
Also Known As:
Mcmenamins Kennedy School Portland
Hotel Style:
#5 Best Value Hotel in Portland
#27 Romantic Hotel in Portland
#37 Family Hotel in Portland
#37 Business Hotel in Portland

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