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McMenamins Kennedy School

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Denver, Colorado
Reviewed 3 days ago NEWvia mobile

This is a great place. Very comfortable great food ect... this is our 6th time here. EVERY TIME parking for guests in their parking lot is HORRIBLE!!! It is next to impossible as a guest to park here. They need a guest gate parking lot!

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Seattle, Washington
Reviewed 1 week ago

I always look forward to staying here. The rooms are comfortable and quiet. The property has bars and a restaurant, movie theater (free for guests), soaking pool, and great gift shop. I like that the lodging is within walking distance of some other Concordia neighborhood eating places, Walgreen's, and New Season's Market.

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

Thank you for your review. We are flattered to be your favorite! We can't wait for you to stay again. Cheers, Mel Jensen Principal McMenamins Kennedy School

Tigard, Oregon
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Kennedy school never disappoints. Service was friendly, food was good and we just love coming here! Great food specials. Can't wait for it to warm up so we can dine in the outdoor courtyard! Delicious Bloody Mary's too!

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

Thank you so much. We are glad to hear you have had positive experiences. We hope to see you again for a Bloody Mary soon. Cheers, Mel Jensen Principal McMenamins Kennedy School

Vancouver
Reviewed 1 week ago

I first went here a few years ago and it blew my mind that such a place could exist. I have since been back a couple of times and love it. The Teacher's lounge is my favourite but also the boiler bar and good food can be had at the restaurants. Or if you fancy something different, a dip in...

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

Thank you so much for your kind review. We hope to see you again soon. Cheers, Mel Jensen Principal McMenamins Kennedy School

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

As soon as we heard about the Kennedy School we knew we needed to spend at least one night of our Oregon-California honeymoon there. Everything was fantastic, from the classroom converted into a hotel room we slept in, to the insanely cool bar that is in the former furnace room, and the beautiful interior courtyard pool/hot tub. The attention to...

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

Thank you and congratulations on your recent marriage! We are so glad you enjoyed your honeymoon visit. We hope to see you again soon. Cheers, Mel Jensen Principal McMenamins Kennedy School

Anchorage, Alaska
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Snow started to fall as we left the PDX airport, we were glad we picked a location nearby, and having stayed at the McMinnamins Edgefield, new what to expect. Not having to go out for drinks, food or a movie. Even a soak in the spa under the ever increasing snow. Over the three days we were able to trudge...

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

Thank you for your review. We are so glad you enjoyed your visit during the snowy winter weather. We hope to see you again. Cheers, Mel Jensen Principal McMenamins Kennedy School

Vancouver, Canada
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Have stayed at the Grand Lodge a few times but not for several years so was shocked at the prices at the Kennedy School. On the plus side, both servers we had in the resto and bar were super nice & helpful. Our room in the English Wing is quiet & comfortable, although the bathroom is freezing. The Grand Lodge...

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

Thank you for your review. We appreciate your feedback about the pool. Maintaining the cleanliness and comfort of the entire facility are our priority and I am sorry that wasn't apparent during your visit. I assure you we take your comments constructively and will use them to improve our program. We hope to see you again. Sincerely, Mel Jensen Principal...

Seattle, Washington
Reviewed January 4, 2017

Like other McMenamins properties, the Kennedy School is a creative re-use of an older building - in this case, of an elementary school in NE Portland. The project includes guest rooms, a movie theater, a restaurant, some bars, a heated soaking pool, and probably some stuff I didn't even find. The room was small and not luxurious, but comfortable and...

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

Thank you for your review. We appreciate all of the details you included. I am hoping that you can tell me what room you stayed in as the comments about terrible water pressure are troubling. I can be reached directly at melj@mcmenamins.com if you wouldn't mind dropping me a note with the name/date of your reservation. We are glad you...

Reviewed January 1, 2017 via mobile

From the drive up to check in to the rooms everything was fantastic. The old 1919 school is like being on a cruise ship. Everything has its place and just fun to walk around. We spent New Years with fantastic food music and fun. Met folks from other states. Everyone serving you was friendly and helpful.

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

Thank you so much! We are glad to hear you enjoyed your New Years. I will be sure to share your compliments with our team. We hope to see you again. Cheers, Mel Jensen Principal McMenamins Kennedy School

Reviewed December 31, 2016 via mobile

My wife and I spent a week at this vast hotel made from a renovated elementary school and were impressed by the level of comfort and variety of eating and drinking establishments all under its one big roof. It's like visiting a retro space station where the walls are covered with school photos and art and all your basic needs...

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

Thank you so much for your review. We are thrilled to hear you enjoyed your visit and appreciate your recommendation. We hope to see you again. Cheers! Mel Jensen Principal McMenamins Kennedy School

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Pool
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Room Service
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
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Parking
  • Banquet Room
  • Room Service

Additional Information about McMenamins Kennedy School

Address: 5736 N.E. 33rd Ave., Portland, OR 97211
Location: United States > Oregon > Portland
Price Range: $154 - $228 (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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#29 Family Hotel in Portland
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“The back side of the buildings are quieter.”
 of 5 bubbles nancyeld, 1 week ago | Read review
“Downstairs in the English wing there was a bit of noise from upstairs traffic.”
 of 5 bubbles L9833FLmichaelc, 3 weeks ago | Read review
“The first floor rooms in the older building seemed like they would be loud”
 of 5 bubbles PlannerGeek, Jan 4, 2017 | Read review
“If you don't want noise, ask for one of the back and upper floor rooms away from the pool.”
 of 5 bubbles bb_organic, Dec 17, 2016 | Read review
“I ask for a quiter room and am generally satisfied.”
 of 5 bubbles birdwidow, Dec 11, 2016 | Read review
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