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McMenamins Kennedy School

#33 of 133 Hotels in Portland
Certificate of Excellence
5736 N.E. 33rd Ave., Portland, OR 97211
McMenamins Kennedy School
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Newport, Oregon
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144 reviews 144 reviews
37 hotel reviews
153 helpful votes 153 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We've eaten at Kennedy School in the past and gone to Happy Hour so looked forward to a chance to stay. We had a 2 night stay for work-related meetings. Pros: It's cool. The rooms are spacious and light filled. Comfortable bed. Helpful staff. LOVE being able to go down the hall to a movie, go to one of many... More 

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Imperial Beach, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I enjoyed the all inclusive functions of this hotel/resort. Great bars and food, plus movie theater with couches, popcorn and beer. Pool, hot tub, gift shop and old class rooms divided into hotel rooms with a private bathroom. The Detention Room whiskey bar/cigar lounge with a wood fired pot belly stove was unique. Many other areas not explored yet. Too... More 

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Rancho Santa Margarita, California
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95 reviews 95 reviews
9 hotel reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The Kennedy school has an awesome personality! Each room has a wonderful theme. If you are staying in Portland, ditch the chains and treat yourself to quite a unique experience! They have restaurants and a cool bar

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

Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review. We are glad you enjoyed your visit and hope to see you again soon. Cheers, Mel Jensen Principal McMenamins Kennedy School More 

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17 reviews 17 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The Kennedy school is an amazing conversion of a once functional school into a collection of bars, restaurants and entertainment as well as lodging. I've never been lucky enough to stay here or watch a movie, but the food and bars are spectacular on their own! 100 year old halls once full of students now invite guests to detention for... More 

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

Thank you so much for writing review. We hope you will get a chance to enjoy a stay in our hotel or an evening in our movie theater soon. We are thrilled that you enjoy the bars and food and appreciate your recommendation. Cheers, Mel Jensen Principal McMenamins Kennedy School More 

Concord, Massachusetts
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63 reviews 63 reviews
7 hotel reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Kennedy School is a great success. The rooms are bright, spacious and engaging. The bars and restaurant spaces are cleverly designed, The location is good. Both the kids and the adults enjoyed the place. I definitely recommend staying here.

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

Thank you for taking the time to write a review and thank you for the recommendation! We are glad you enjoyed your visit and hope to see you again. Cheers! Mel Jensen Principal McMenamins Kennedy School More 

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19 reviews 19 reviews
6 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

With the saying "Keep Portland Weird" this would be the place that comes to mind, it felt like walking into someplace to play a murder mystery game, who killed who. But as you explore, its very interesting and got a lot of things to see and do inside, beside it being a hotel. If in the area, check it out,... More 

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

Thank you so much for submitting a review. We are glad you enjoyed your visit and hope to see you again. Cheers! Mel Jensen Principal McMenamins Kennedy School More 

Spokane, Washington
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Since my company rented a meeting room for a day, I made reservations for two (2) nights (the night before our meeting and the evening after our meeting). While sitting in the meeting in their building, I get a phone call from the front desk telling me that I checked out but forgot to take my luggage. I didn't check... More 

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

I want to apologize for the situation that happened regarding your reservation. Upon reviewing your account I see that there was an error that occurred where you did not arrive for the 1st night of your stay, I believe this is where the misunderstanding started and apologize that we were not able to accommodate you beyond the final day of... More 

Susanville, California
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59 reviews 59 reviews
6 hotel reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were with a group of about 15 people without a reservation on a Friday afternoon, so we had to split up. The place is quirky and fun and the restaurant is a busy place. The prices are high and the portions are small but very good food. We got our food quite quickly. The place is fun to check... More 

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

Thank you for taking the time to submit a review. We are glad you enjoyed the food and will be sharing your comments with our Chef and kitchen team. We hope to see you again. Cheers! Mel Jensen Principal McMenamins Kennedy School More 

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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

By far the nicest group of hotel employees I have ever been around. They will do just about anything to make your stay enjoyable. Movie theater, soaking pool, mini bars, location...all great. I would recommend this hotel to anyone visiting Portland. Stay here rather than downtown.

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

Thank you so much for your kind comments, I will be sharing them with our staff. You really made our day. We are thrilled that you enjoyed your stay at the Kennedy School and hope to see you again in the future. Cheers! Mel Jensen Principal McMenamins Kennedy School More 

Boise, Idaho
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64 reviews 64 reviews
20 hotel reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

Met friends there for dinner. It's an old re-purposed school that has tons of charm. The place is a bit dark, but it's still fun to check out the entire building. We had drinks and dinner in the Boiler Room. The food was good and the drinks hit the spot.

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

Thank you for your kind review. We appreciate you taking the time. We hope to see you again soon. Cheers! More 

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