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McMenamins Kennedy School

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  • Average7%
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Reviewed 5 August 2015

We concluded our west coast auto trip from LA to Portland with a two night stay at McMenamins Kennedy School. This was definitely one of the highlights of our trip and the most unusual hotel we ever stayed out. Kennedy Elementary school operated from 1915...More

Thank JohnJurik1
Response from M J, Manager at McMenamins Kennedy SchoolResponded 6 August 2015

Thank you for taking the time to write a review. I love the review title, thanks for the compliment! We hope you will get to "time travel" with us again. Cheers! Mel Jensen Principal McMenamins Kennedy School

Reviewed 4 August 2015

We have traveled to Portland every year since we lived in the city in 1999. It was to be our big treat to stay at the kennedy school after arriving from the UK. But this is not a place to rest! We were given a...More

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Response from M J, Manager at McMenamins Kennedy SchoolResponded 5 August 2015

Thank you for taking the time to send your feedback. I am very sorry for the experience you had and am sorry that you did not enjoy your room. As for the attitude you received from our front desk agent it is inexcusable and I...More

Reviewed 4 August 2015

What a creative, offbeat, unique hotel! Twenty-something hipsters would love this place. However, when we arrived exhausted after spending the entire day traveling across country, we couldn't find parking and ended up having to park illegally so that we could unload our luggage and check...More

1  Thank Renae D
Response from M J, Manager at McMenamins Kennedy SchoolResponded 5 August 2015

I thank you very much for taking the time to write a review. I am very sorry to hear that you did not enjoy your room. I appreciate your feedback regarding the noisy stairwells as well as the coffee service. I will absolutely use this...More

Reviewed 28 July 2015

Too many people, not enough parking, and hordes of visitors. This place is overrun by the public and, as a paying guest, I found the entire facility to have a carnival like atmosphere, not of my liking. The pool was heavily populated (and perhaps heavily...More

Thank WesternGardener
Response from M J, Manager at McMenamins Kennedy SchoolResponded 2 August 2015

I am very sorry to hear about your experience. I apologize that you did not enjoy your stay. Would you be willing to share some more details with me? What date did you stay? What was the name on your reservation? I will be following...More

Reviewed 27 July 2015

I stayed here with my two kids on a family visit. We loved the room with the blackboard and chalk drawings and spent hours in the soaking pool. It was good to go early before the hipsters with their gnarly man-buns and alarming tats woke...More

1  Thank ehbnyc
Response from M J, Manager at McMenamins Kennedy SchoolResponded 2 August 2015

Thank you for taking the time to write a review. We appreciate all of the details you included and will be sure to follow up with the Chef regarding your comments about the food. We strive for a high standard in our food and are...More

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Free Parking
Restaurant
Pool
Room Service
Bar/Lounge
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Hotel Amenities
Free Parking
Room Service
Meeting Rooms
Banquet Room
Multilingual Staff
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Air Conditioning
Things to do
Restaurant
Pool
Bar/Lounge
Heated pool
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Price range
USD 144 - USD 201 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Hotel Style
#20 Family Hotel in Portland
#27 Romantic Hotel in Portland
Room types
Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms
Details
Price range
USD 144 - USD 201 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel class
Hotel Style
#20 Family Hotel in Portland
#27 Romantic Hotel in Portland
Room types
Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms
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Tamra H
3 December 2017|
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Response from Roadtripist | Reviewed this property |
No fireplaces here. Keep in mind that this used to be an elementary school.
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JuliainRandolph
28 September 2017|
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Response from ksreserve | Property representative |
Good Evening Julianne, We do not have a fitness center on property however there is a gym located on Alberta which is about a 5 minute walk from our location. They have a variety of classes and offer day passes as well. The... More
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ampwachtel
22 April 2017|
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Response from ksreserve | Property representative |
Hello, We do have showers in all of our hotel rooms on property! We also have complimentary Wi-Fi as well! ~Rhiannan Kennedy School Front Desk
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"This room was used for an event. We didn't stay there, but many people do. free parking in their lot."
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"Have your conformation # ready to prove you’ve made a reservation."
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"Get the English Wing rooms. Each has its own theme."
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"There are NO TV's in the rooms. Not all rooms have private bathrooms!"
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