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 we were sold out last night, you can check in til later". As i suspected this I was already ready to store my luggage but what ever happened to "Hi Welcome to The Kennedy School, my name is ____, checking in?" The welcome was less than welcoming. Other than that the people at the desk were nice, particularly 1 guy we met named Paul (I think was his name). In our room, the bed was comfy, nice linens and a big-ish bathroom. Where it needed attention was the lighting. There were 2 large ceiling fixtures and 2 large bedside lamps. With 4 large lighting sources in the room it was still very dark. The only way to get light int he room was to open the drapes but then being on the ground floor we were overlooking the parking lot. Getting dressed out from the shower proved to be a challenge without exposing our self to the parked cars. Also, in the room no mirror to get dressed in. We resorted to moving a chair into the bathroom to stand in front of the sink. An inexpensive mirror on the back of the closet would be a quick fix. The restaurant and bar was great, we really enjoyed that little small bar just off of the front desk. If it wasn't for the proximity to the wedding we would probably stay in the downtown Portland area - a really cool scene.
- Also Known As:
- Mcmenamins Kennedy School Portland