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McMenamins Kennedy School

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#34 of 140 Hotels in Portland
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06/04/2017 06/05/2017
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Dallas, Texas
Reviewed 3 days ago NEWvia mobile

Some positives: Between all of our party celebrating my brothers 50th birthday we had about 10 rooms...20ish people for 2-3 nights. It was a convenient venue for what we needed. We had many choices of points to congregate between all the bars and the restaurant. Many of us also enjoyed the soaking pool together. Food was not too bad at...

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Toledo
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We heard about this property from family in the area and couldn't wait to come. We had adjoining rooms which were former classrooms! Our room had 3 chalkboards and a coat room! This complex had a cool soaking pool, restaurant and many hallways to explore with lots of really interesting art. We were lucky enough to stop into the gymnasium...

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Dallas, Texas
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We stayed 4 days (3 nights) in a standard queen room. We first stayed in this hotel 12 years ago as our first trip together as a couple, and decided a trip back for our anniversary was in order. Although we enjoyed our stay.. the Kennedy School didn't quite have the same sparkle. For starters... the bed was terribly uncomfortable,...

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Dallas
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The good: the Kennedy School is in a good location with lots to do either within walking distance or via a short car ride. The soaking pool was fantastic. Food in the courtyard restaurant was good and reasonably priced. Parking was sufficient. Pretty, and definitely unique setting. Great place to accommodate lots of people. The bad: Website claims wifi throughout...

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Paradise Valley, Arizona, United States
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Had lunch indoors but they have a nice patio. Had the chicken pesto sandwich and it was tasty. Ask for extra dressing for the dry side of the bun. Iced tea is strong and needed to be filled with water. Good service. Friendly waitress.

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Langley City, Canada
Reviewed 1 week ago NEWvia mobile

My husband and I really enjoyed our night there. The room was super spacious with high ceilings and windows. Food was decent and beer was great. A nice walk to Alberta St to have a look around at all the restaurants, shops and food pods. Looking forward to visiting their other locations.

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Cody C, Manager at McMenamins Kennedy School, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review the Kennedy School; We think we are a pretty cool place too. Glad you were able to visit Alberta Street during your time with us. Hope to see you again soon, ~Cody

North Vancouver, Canada
Reviewed 1 week ago

Really cool property. McMenamins has a great formula for food and lodging. Dog friendly. Good food and drinks right at the school Nice neighbourhood with in walking distance with lots of restaurants. Good free parking. This is always a consideration for us as our Sprinter is over height and has all our gear inside.

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Cody C, Manager at McMenamins Kennedy School, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review the Kennedy School. We are always happy when our guests bring their four-legged friend. Hope to see you again soon, ~Cody

Denver, Colorado
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It's a former school, that they have converted into a hotel/bar/restaurant/movie theater. So your brain is really confused because it's not sure what to classify as. But the staff is fantastic, all the bars are fantastic, and the overall experience is something that can't be beat.

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

thank you so much! we appreciate your kind review and will be sure to share it with our staff. we hope to see you again. Cheers! Mel Jensen Principal McMenamins Kennedy School

Olympia, Washington
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a very fun lunch here, lots of whimsical lampshades hanging from the ceiling, good food, very fun and friendly waiter with a dry sense of humor. The place is very busy and you can walk around after to see the different rooms and bars, well worth a visit.

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

Thank you for your review. We are glad to hear you enjoyed your visit. We hope to see you again soon. Cheers! Mel Jensen Principal McMenamins Kennedy School

Reno, Nevada
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a very unique idea. McMenamins has renovated the old Kennedy School and turned it into a combination hotel/restaurant/brewery. I didn't stay for a night at the hotel but I understand that the classrooms have been converted and are quite cool. I came for the restaurant which was wonderful and reasonable in price. It served excellent NW cuisine and...

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

Thank you for your review. We are glad you enjoyed your visit to the restaurant and will be sure to share you compliment with our Chef and the entire team. We do hope you'll return to stay the night, the rooms are converted classrooms, so be prepared to study (your beer). :) Cheers! Mel Jensen Principal McMenamins Kennedy School

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Amenities

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  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Pool
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Room Service
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Wheelchair access
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Food & drink at the hotel
McMenamins Kennedy School
McMenamins Kennedy School
Cuisines: American, Bar, Pub
Things to do
  • Restaurant
  • Pool
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Parking
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Banquet Room
  • Room Service
  • Multilingual Staff

Additional Information about McMenamins Kennedy School

Address: 5736 NE 33rd Ave, Portland, OR 97211-7302
Location: United States > Oregon > Portland
Price Range: $155 - $246 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — McMenamins Kennedy School 3.5*
Number of rooms: 57
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#27 Romantic Hotel in Portland
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“No tv or internet in the room and slow internet throughout the building.”
trey915, 4 days ago | Read review
“Take your Dog”
bmurray247, 1 week ago | Read review
“Make sure you check out the room types, some have shared bathrooms.”
thumbelina89316, 2 weeks ago | Read review
“I stayed in the English Wing and it was super nice.”
mrw71, 4 weeks ago | Read review
“The back side of the buildings are quieter.”
nancyeld, Feb 14, 2017 | Read review
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