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McMenamins Kennedy School

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Seattle, Washington
2 reviews
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I'm trying to figure out why this property books up so fast and is so highly rated. Perhaps my taste in accommodations is too high? We only stayed one evening. We choose this hotel due to the ratings, the proximity to Moda Center and their dog policy. The front desk staff were lovely and helpful but the historic property felt... More 

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Vancouver, Washington, United States
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34 reviews
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

My wife and I are and have been frequent guests of McMenamins for several years now we are about 85% done with our passport and have stayed at 4 of the Hotels. This past Saturday night we stayed at the Kennedy School for the first time, we have tried to stay here several times but they are booked out usually... More 

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OREGON
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111 reviews
23 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Spent one night here for Thanksgiving and had the buffet dinner. I would absolutely do this again. Beautiful, interesting,and crazy artwork all over this place. We walked around quite a while and couldn't see it all. Funny little faces painted on pipes that cracked me up since they weren't obvious at first. So much history here since it's a renovated... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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49 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

We have three kids (7-5 and 6 months old). Going to watch movies isn't so easy with a young one. Kenndy School makes it possible and the ticket price is very reasonable. We check the movie schedule from KS each month as their rotation is very good. They play kids movie during the day and grown up one in the... 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 enjoy coming to the movies here. We hope to see you again. Cheers, Mel Jensen Principal McMenamins Kennedy School More 

Portland, Oregon
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173 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Menu tends to a bit samey across the mcMenamins chain but still offers reasonable food and good beer at a reasonable price. Check the place out, ts worth seeing - a converted old school!. Service can sometimes be a bit patchy but tends to be friendly.

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

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

Washington DC
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320 reviews
47 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 109 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

McMenamins is quintessential Oregon and the Kennedy School is a must stop. You could spend an entire day here or stop in for a drink or dinner. Choose from the boiler room for a beer and games or the cigar room or the soaking tub or many outdoor seating spots. Not all rooms are open at any time of day,... More 

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

Thank you so much for your review. We are glad you enjoyed your visit and we appreciate you suggesting us to others. We hope to see you again. Cheers! Mel Jensen Principal McMenamins Kennedy School More 

Allentown, Pennsylvania
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505 reviews
60 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 246 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

wow, what a cool place. We stopped by for a beer and to gawk at the crazy artwork and wax nostalgic about grammar school days. It is so wonderful that they repurposed a school into lodging, restaurant and numerous bars. A great place to wander around with a beer. We should have eaten here, but time wouldn't allow.

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

Thank you for your review. We hope to see you again! Cheers, Mel Jensen Principal McMenamins Kennedy School More 

Gettysburg PA
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29 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 October 2016 via mobile

This was our last hotel during our October in Oregon trip. We had loads of rain thanks to Typhoon Songda but totally enjoyed a 6 day drive around this naturally gorgeous state. We didn't know what to expect at "the school" and happily, we were blown away. Beyond cool, I can't stop telling everyone I know in my MD/PA world... More 

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

Thank you so much for your thoughtful review. We are glad you got to spend enough time to appreciate the art and restoration. We appreciate you sharing your experience with your east coast friends. We hope to see you again! Cheers, Mel Jensen Principal McMenamins Kennedy School More 

Seattle, Washington
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27 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 October 2016

This was a unique and fun hotel experience. The remodeled school building with it's boutique bars, restaurant, soaking pool, movie theater, and extensive art collection make the imagination run wild. The rooms also have fun creative themes. Overall the experience here was a good one but I am marking it down because my room was not particularly clean. In fact,... More 

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

Thank you for your review. We are sorry that the cleanliness of your room didn't meet our expectations. We have addressed this issue with the housekeeping team. We want you to know that we take your review very seriously and will be making improvements to our program. We hope to see you again. Cheers, Mel Jensen Principal McMenamins Kennedy School More 

Chicago, Illinois
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7 reviews
5 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 19 October 2016

We love this place. The artwork all over the property is cool, the room was great and there is a lot to choose from on site in terms of eats and drinks. The soaking pool was wonderful... Kind of a hang out place in the evening but peaceful and wonderful in the morning. A great place to slowly wake up... More 

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

Thank you for your kind review. We are glad you enjoyed your visit. Cheers! Mel Jensen Principal McMenamins Kennedy School More 

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  • Restaurant
  • Pool
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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Cuisines: American, Bar, Pub
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Additional Information about McMenamins Kennedy School

Address: 5736 N.E. 33rd Ave., Portland, OR 97211
Region: United States > Oregon > Portland
Price Range: £117 - £170 (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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