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McMenamins Kennedy School

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Olympia, Washington
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35 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

What's not to like, restaurants, bars, giant hot tub, movie theater with couches you can eat in- and small cigar lounge, dog friendly. We stay here a couple of times year- never stayed in the new section so cannot comment on that. Staff are always great and you could stay the hotel all weekend and have fun. Staff are always... More 

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Penacola
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

All you have to do is walk in the front door and you will feel like you are walking back in time to your high school. The changes that were made to accommodate the bars, restaurants, movie theatre, meeting rooms and even the main hallway bathrooms were kept as close to the original as possible. The food is top notch... More 

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

Thank you so much for your review. We will be sure to share your compliments with our entire team. We hope to see you again. Cheers! Mel Jensen Principal McMenamins Kennedy School More 

Springfield
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My wife and I got married here on 9/4 in the gym and bricked courtyard. The property is amazing and the rooms are awesome. Obviously there is a lot to plan in a wedding and we had been working with one of the provided coordinators to make sure everything went smooth. We ended up having a rehearsal dinner in the... More 

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

Hi Joel, We appreciate you taking the time to submit a review. We are very happy to hear that we were able to make this experience right for you and Chole and hope to see you again in the near future. We wish you the very best as you begin this new chapter of your lives together. Cheers! Mel Jensen... More 

Eden Prairie, Minnesota
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32 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

While traveling in Portland with a group of girlfriends, we spent a few hours at Kennedy School (a couple blocks from our Airbnb) for drinks, relaxing in the fun atmosphere and a dip in the hot spring pool. What a cool unique experience! I would definitely try an stay here next time I'm in Portland. They're in a great location... More 

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Thank Kate N
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 and appreciate your feedback regarding the changing rooms for the pool. We hope to see you again. Cheers! Mel Jensen Principal McMenamins Kennedy School More 

Otsego, Minnesota
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13 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Family vacation 2016 included a one night stay in this fun, funky and unique hotel. What a great place! Rooms were clean and nicely sized. Comfortable and quite, interesting layout also. Would request if you are getting rooms as a group or family to get into the same 'hall'. Let me explain: you need a room key to open the... More 

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

We can't wait to see you again next year!!! Thank you so much for this kind review. Please let me know if you need any help with reserving multiple rooms next year. We appreciate all of the details you shared in your review. Cheers! Mel Jensen Principal McMenamins Kennedy School melj@McMenamins.com 503-249-7455 More 

Vancouver, Canada
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6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

For $215 a night, we got a room next to the front desk, complete with a burnt-out bulb in the bathroom (with also housed a resident pair of spiders), thrift shop decor, no TV and a classroom blackboard with "Welcome" written on it. The noise from the road was constant. Sure, it's campy, an adult-themed hotel with a bar in... More 

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

Dear Susan, We are so sorry to hear that you did not enjoy your stay at the Kennedy School. We appreciate you sharing your review. Thank you for taking the time. If you have any other suggestions that might help us improve the experience for future guests, I'd be happy to hear them and eager to address them. I can... More 

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208 reviews
19 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

On the patio, near an actual wood fire, we had delightful service and surprisingly good Pinot noir wine. They had the steak ...we had the chicken Marsala. Both were quite good but a tad cool from the distance to and from the kitchen. The school is a trip with many activities, small secret bars, a soaking pool for 5.00 per... More 

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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 dining on the patio. In the evening we light the fireplaces outside which adds a whole other layer to the experience. We hope to see you again. Cheers! Mel Jensen Principal McMenamins Kennedy School More 

Albany, Oregon
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12 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Have stayed here often. Never disappointed, soaking pool is often busy. We enjoy the theater, and each room is historically individualized. Cozy and romantic, the Mcmenamins know how to do it right. Nice cotton sheets and pillow. Must be big thread count.

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

Thank you for your review. History is a very important part of our vision. We are glad you enjoyed it and hope to see you again. Cheers, Mel Jensen Principal McMenamins Kennedy School More 

Edina, Minnesota
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131 reviews
36 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a very unusual property...an old grade school turned into hotel. It's a fun place to stay for a night or two if in town. Very basic, not luxurious by any means but comfortable. Especially good place to stay if you want to hang out in a bar or two and not drive!

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

Thank you for taking the time to submit a review. We are glad to hear that you ejoyed your visit and hope to see you again. Cheers, Mel Jensen Principal McMenamins Kennedy School More 

Portland, Oregon
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31 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is a great place for anyone. My mother and I came for an afternoon and enjoyed Every minute. They have a great game room/bar for adults, restaurant for family's, and a soaking tub for relaxing. They even had a cigar and whiskey bar. Great for visitors.

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

Hi 0506bred- Nice to hear you and mom enjoyed yourselves! Be sure to see us again soon. Best Wishes, Gloria More 

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Amenities

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

Additional Information about McMenamins Kennedy School

Address: 5736 NE 33rd Ave, Portland, OR 97211-7302
Location: United States > Oregon > Portland
Price Range: $154 - $236 (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
#29 Family Hotel in Portland
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