|"Very friendly and helpful staff"||(in 13 reviews)|
|"Unique place to stay."||(in 2 reviews)|
|"Great food and fun bars"||(in 9 reviews)|
|"The bathroom was a little cramped"||(in 1 review)|
|"No Bathtub in room."||(in 10 reviews)|
|"No Bathtub in room."||(in 10 reviews)|
What a wonderful time!
From check in, to check out, the staff, location, and environment was amazing and made our stay the best vacation had in years...
The bacon blue burger could have had more blue cheese... But really, with that being the ONLY negative it's hardly worth mentioning!!!
Portland is a unique town and McMenamin’s Kennedy School certainly reflects that. Previously an old elementary school, the Kennedy School stays true to its name and offers guests a quirky stay in the heart of Portland.
The rooms are very unique and stay to true to the building’s original purpose. All rooms have a schoolhouse feeling and some even feature original chalkboards and cloakrooms. All rooms come with a private shower and free Wi-Fi.
The food offerings at Kennedy School are very classic, much like its décor. The Courtyard Restaurant serves typical pub fare and the highlight of this particular eatery is its cozy outdoor seating. The Cypress Room entertains customers with reggae music and décor features international rums as well as full meals or small bites. The Kennedy School also has not one, not two, but four bars of varying themes including the Kennedy School Theater Bar that offers regular bar eats and beer in addition to regular theatre dining such as popcorn and candy.
The Kennedy School has taken full advantage of its unique location by transforming the old school’s auditorium into a movie theatre. It is also very close to the Alberta Arts District as well as several shopping centers. Guests are never far away from discovering the magic of Portland.
Other amenities within the hotel include a heated saltwater soaking pool, free bike rentals, meeting rooms, room service, and a hot tub. Pets are also welcome to stay at the hotel. McMenamin’s Kennedy School is the premier place to stay and explore Portland.
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With their handcrafted ales, a visit to the Mcmenamins Kennedy School bars is always a unique and individualized experience. To enhance your eating and drinking experience even more, the Boiler Room offers a Happy Hour not only from 3:00 pm to 6:00 pm, but another daily one from 10:00 pm until the bar closes where you can enjoy drinks at a special rate. Detention may have been frightening during school, but at the popular Detention Bar, you can sip spirits, cocktails, and specialties in the impressive setting with a high ceiling and school memorabilia. Special discounts and rates are available during their Happy Hour, too.
Movies, operas, family nights, and more are some of the many events that take place on an everyday basis at this special hotel. Lectures and presentations are held on a broad variety of subjects and are surely never boring. Bands and soloists equally entertain on the stage, and game nights bring the competition. Craft parties and alcohol tastings are also held regularly on the school (hotel) premises.
Family time does not fall short at this hotel and the iconic movie theater shows a broad range of movies, including child-appropriate ones. The theater also features its own kids’ menu with pizzas, grilled cheese, and burgers. Youngsters may also love regular movie specials like a showing of the Harry Potter series, for example.
For guests who want to get married in a previous school, or hold a business meeting here, this accommodation offers over 15 event venues that are quirky and elegant at the same time. The Agnes Kennedy White Library has space for 15 and sets a leisurely yet professional backdrop for casual business meetings. For weddings or other bigger events, the Gymnasium is a good place with a capacity for up to 112 people. The School Theater, Boiler Room, and Cypress Room can also be booked for events, but only during the day.
All pets are welcome at this unique accommodation, regardless of their weight or size, as long as they can be put on a leash or in a crate. As the hotel features a limited number of pet-friendly rooms, let them know as early as possible, so all the details can be arranged. In order to bring your pet, a fee of approximately $15 per pet and per day applies, which is added to the final balance.
From Portland, it will take about 12m to reach Mcmenamins Kennedy School via I-84 East. Follow the interstate and US-30 East. Turn left onto NE 33rd Avenue and follow it until the hotel comes up on the left. From Vancouver, the best way to reach it is via I-5 South. From there, take NE Martin Luther King Jr Boulevard and turn left onto NE Columbia Boulevard. From the boulevard, turn slightly right onto NE 33rd Avenue and stay on it until you reach the hotel. (Prices checked 01/07/19).
Mcmenamins Kennedy School is located at 5736 Northeast 33rd Avenue in Northeast Portand, 5.8 km from the center of Portland. The Grotto is the closest landmark to Mcmenamins Kennedy School.
Check-in time is 15:00 and check-out time is 11:00 at Mcmenamins Kennedy School.
Yes, Mcmenamins Kennedy School offers free Wi-Fi.
No, Mcmenamins Kennedy School does not offer free parking.
No, Mcmenamins Kennedy School does not offer free airport shuttle service.
Mcmenamins Kennedy School is 4 km from Portland.
Yes, Mcmenamins Kennedy School has a pool onsite.