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McMenamins Kennedy School

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Room & Suite (210)
Dining (37)
Certificate of Excellence


#37 of 148 hotels in Portland
Certificate of Excellence
Looking for a place to stay in Portland? Then look no further than McMenamins Kennedy School, a family-friendly hotel that brings the best of Portland to your doorstep. Rooms at Mcmenamins Kennedy School Portland provide air conditioning, and guests can stay connected with free wifi. In addition, while staying at McMenamins Kennedy School guests have access to a 24 hour front desk, room service, and newspaper. You can also enjoy a pool and an on-site restaurant. Need a place to park? Free parking is available at McMenamins Kennedy School. Close to some of Portland's most popular landmarks, such as Beverly Cleary Sculptures at Grant Park (1.7 mi) and Hollywood District (2.0 mi), McMenamins Kennedy School is a great destination for tourists. If you are looking for a good southwestern restaurant, you may want to check out The Blue Goose, Cackalack's Hot Chicken Shack, or Sandoval's while staying at Mcmenamins Kennedy School Portland. There is no shortage of things to do in the area: explore popular monuments and statues such as Oregon Holocaust Memorial, Portlandia, and Vietnam Veterans Living Memorial. We’re sure you’ll enjoy your stay at McMenamins Kennedy School as you experience everything Portland has to offer.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Room service
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Banquet Room
Heated pool
Hot Tub
Meeting rooms
Multilingual Staff
Non-smoking hotel
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Wheelchair access
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Room features
Air conditioning
Family Rooms
Non-smoking rooms
Good to know
Quirky Hotels
Historic Hotel


Full view
71Somewhat walkable
Grade: 71 out of 100
82Restaurantswithin 0.75 miles
8Attractionswithin 0.75 miles
100Room tips
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What an amazing re-do of an old school ! It is quite unique and well decorated and preservation of the original hardwoods. Boiler Room Bar, Detention Hall Bar, Honors Roll Bar.......a pool.........a theater... a music room. AND it is a hotel ! Just amazing. Worth exploring.
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Stayed here for a couple of nights on a trip through Washington and Oregon. Our room came with a plaque explaining the life of a long service teacher who frequented the premises and it contained bits of the original furnishings, especially pull down blackboards with chalk (and
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Stayed at the McMenamins Kennedy School for a wedding this past weekend with my husband. We decided to stay at the wedding venue, because it looked like an interesting hotel. Please note that it is very far from everything else in Portland. We arrived, nobody was even near the
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We were in a corner room by the pool. We enjoyed our stay and having a bathroom in room was a nice touch. Hotel had live music going on and the steamplant bar room is a must visit. Check-in was extremely easy and theres always something going on. Sound in room was actually super
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Response from Escape19827065722, Manager at McMenamins Kennedy School
Responded 3 weeks ago
Thank you for the review. We are so glad you enjoyed your visit with us.
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We stayed at Kennedy School for three nights over the Easter weekend. What a fun place! We loved the quirky theme and thoroughly enjoyed our stay. If you are looking for something a little different than a regular hotel, this is a great option. The rooms were large with high
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Response from Roving01680772449, Manager at McMenamins Kennedy School
Responded 3 weeks ago
Thank you for the review. We are so happy you were able to experience almost all of what makes us unique! I would greatly recommend some of our other properties to visit. We have a passport program that rewards you for visiting each property and experiencing different activities.
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$178 - $213 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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