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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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  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Location
    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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Santa Barbara, California
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8 reviews 8 reviews
8 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2009

I stayed here with my mom and we both absolutely loved everything about the Kennedy School. Location was nice - took walks around the beautiful neighborhood. Rooms were big, clean, and had our own bathroom all for very cheap room rate. Down the hall were delicious restaurants and bars. Also down the hall was a movie theatre with plush couches... More 

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Homewood, Alabama
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43 reviews 43 reviews
19 hotel reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2009

My partner and I really enjoyed our stay at the Kennedy school. The school (yes, it really was an elementary school) has large comfortable rooms (including power strips for charging gadgets!), a movie theater, a brewery, a couple bars, a nice soaking pool, and a restaurant. Service at the theater was lax (we had to retrieve our mostly-cold pizza from... More 

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Washington State
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2009

What a fun place! My husband and I stayed for one night on May 2, 2009. We were just looking to get out of town and this place was about 2 hours away from our home, so it was perfect. The atmosphere there is different than any other place you could stay- it really is an old school- complete with... More 

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Oakland
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22 reviews 22 reviews
5 hotel reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2009

We were in Oregon after New Year's to drop off a car and shuttle family back to the Bay Area after the holiday visit. We decided to take a break from family and do some sight seeing in Portland and were looking for an economical place to base our trip. Someone suggested McMenamins and told us to ask for the... More 

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Vancouver, WA
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49 reviews 49 reviews
20 hotel reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2009

As a birthday trip I took my husband to Kennedy School for a night away from home. It's a great place to go and enjoy some beers without worrying about driving home. There are several different bars onsite all with a different feel, great for those of us who don't always like it loud and crowded. There are no tv's... More 

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Kaohsiung, Taiwan
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48 reviews 48 reviews
36 hotel reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2009

This place is awesome! The rooms were fantastic! We played on the chalkboard like we were kids. The room was huge, too. I wished I'd brought my bathing suit for the soaking pool--it looked so warm and fun and relaxing. We played pool, made some friends, ate, and drank way too much. My only complaint would be that we heard... More 

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Seattle
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2009

If you love good beer and adventure, this place is for you. The location is a little sketchy, not the best neighborhood so lock your vehicle and don't risk getting broken into and leave in your room. Check-in seems to be firm with 3pm, but they may give you an exception on slow days (like us). The hotel itself is... More 

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Coffs Harbour, Australia
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82 reviews 82 reviews
27 hotel reviews
110 helpful votes 110 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2009

This used to be a real school but is now part of the McMenamins Chain. As such it is part of the neighbourhood, a funky brewpub with quirky accommodation. I was tempted to be naughty and give it just one star ... so that I would be sent to the Detention Room, one of the great little bars. Was it... More 

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Calgary
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24 reviews 24 reviews
12 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2008

This was such a great place to stay. It was super clean, and an awsome price. I would recommend this Hotel to anyone who wants something a little different. The Hotel staff were great. We stayed at 2 other McMenamins on our Holiday, and both were great.

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LAKE WORTH, FL
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32 reviews 32 reviews
22 hotel reviews
88 helpful votes 88 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2008

Overall we liked it here. The food and beer are great and there's so much to do and see right on the property between the bars, restaurants, murals, old photos, movie theatre and pool. The staff is also very nice and you can't beat the price. We stayed here 3 nights and it was only the first night that we... More 

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