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McMenamins Kennedy School

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Budapest, Hungary
Reviewed yesterday NEW

Stayed for one night, absolutely loved it! I love the way McMenamin's buy and operate unique buildings, keeping the brand's signature quality and attention to detail universal amongst all it's venues. We had an amazing and quite late dinner in the restaurant (delicious and locally sourced) had a great night's sleep in the room, which though somewhat on the small...

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Sapporo, Japan
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The place used to be a school is turned to a restaurant and inn. They serve great locally brewed beer and food. You should walk around inside of the building. It's fun to look around, and check out photos on the wall. Also you can sit outside if the weather allows.

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Denver, Colorado
Reviewed 6 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 3 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 5 January 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...

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  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Pool
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Room Service
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  • Wheelchair Access
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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McMenamins Kennedy School
McMenamins Kennedy School
Cuisines: American, Bar, Pub
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  • Restaurant
  • Pool
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
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  • Free Internet
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  • Free Parking
  • Banquet Room
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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: RM687 - RM1,013 (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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“The back side of the buildings are quieter.”
 of 5 bubbles nancyeld, 14 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Downstairs in the English wing there was a bit of noise from upstairs traffic.”
 of 5 bubbles L9833FLmichaelc, 31 Jan 2017 | Read review
“The first floor rooms in the older building seemed like they would be loud”
 of 5 bubbles PlannerGeek, 4 Jan 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, 17 Dec 2016 | Read review
“I ask for a quiter room and am generally satisfied.”
 of 5 bubbles birdwidow, 11 Dec 2016 | Read review
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