Nothing like spending a comfy night in a building that used to house a school and has been re-invented as a brewery, several bars and restaurants, a movie theatre and the largest salt-water jacuzzi soaking pool we've ever used. This was our first overnight visit at the Kennedy School. Our previous visit had been only for food, beverage and entertainment. The McMenamin brothers have a winner here. The decor is uniquely fun and you can pick up a printed "tour" of the art in the buildings. We overnighted in the English Wing - the newer rooms. As mentioned by another reviewer they are of adequate size unless you're traveling with lots of over-sized luggage. The rooms are very clean and they have entertaining decor. There are no TVs in the room, but who cares? There are lots of hallways to travel plus the bars and restaurants. The gift shop has been moved into a more commodious space since our last visit and we were enticed to take home a T-shirt for my husband and wine for the two of us. Since we were returning from Pullman to PDX for a flight out, it should be mentioned that the Kennedy School is VERY close to the rental car drop-offs and within less than two miles of gas stations needed for topping up the tank. Our room was the "Ramona" for the character from Beverly Cleary's books. All decor and artwork reflected the theme. Lots of history here as well as good food and drink - and the price is exceptionally reasonable. We were only a couple, but this is an excellent family stop. Food, beer and wine review will be created under the restaurant heading.
- Also Known As:
- Mcmenamins Kennedy School Hotel
- Mcmenamins Kennedy School Portland