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McMenamins Kennedy School

5736 NE 33rd Ave, Portland, OR 97211-7302
+1 503-249-3983
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Tried to stay the night in a room

Good grief could the rooms be smaller? No tv. No walking room loud in corridor. We actually stayed... read more

Reviewed 11 November 2016
inequity
,
Clayton, North Carolina
via mobile
Only in Portland...

They say Portland is weird. In many effects it's just a marketing thing more than the actual truth... read more

Reviewed 31 October 2016
Niko K
,
Helsinki, Finland
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  • Excellent59%
  • Very good28%
  • Average9%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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“boiler room” (22 reviews)
“soaking pool” (22 reviews)
“tater tots” (4 reviews)
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5736 NE 33rd Ave, Portland, OR 97211-7302
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+1 503-249-3983
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Reviewed 11 November 2016 via mobile

Good grief could the rooms be smaller? No tv. No walking room loud in corridor. We actually stayed one night then hastened back to Cannon beach. We also had dinner here in a crowded restaurant actually the food was good and the atmosphere friendlyMore

Thank inequity
M J, Manager at McMenamins Kennedy School, responded to this reviewResponded 26 November 2016

We are sorry to hear you didn't enjoy your stay at the Kennedy School. We appreciate your comments about the size of the room and your experience on property. We do hope to see you again in the future. Sincerely, Mel Jensen Principal McMenamins Kennedy...More

Reviewed 31 October 2016

They say Portland is weird. In many effects it's just a marketing thing more than the actual truth, but there are some pretty odd places to go in Portland. McMenamins Kennedy School is certainly one of them. There's a good chance you dreamed of having...More

Thank Niko K
M J, Manager at McMenamins Kennedy School, responded to this reviewResponded 11 November 2016

Thank you so much for your review. We are glad you enjoyed your visit and appreciate your compliments about the Boiler Room. We will make sure the staff hears that you enjoyed your visit. We hope to see you again. Keep Portland Weird! Cheers, Mel...More

Reviewed 11 October 2016

Where to start? Perhaps with my incredulous "We're going _where_ for lunch...?!!" Fortunately, my better half had done her research... and I'm now stuck searching for sufficiently-unique adjectives to describe the magical transformation of school-to-adult-amusement-park! Had we not been on a tight schedule, I'd probably...More

Thank ozcan1
M J, Manager at McMenamins Kennedy School, responded to this reviewResponded 13 October 2016

This could be my favorite review in recent history. Thank you so much! We are so glad you enjoyed your visit and hope you'll have more time the next time you're in town. I'll be sure to share your comments about the halibut with our...More

Reviewed 15 September 2016

A local friend took me there for lunch on a Wednesday. Could not believe how great the experience was. A converted school with bars, good food, outdoor eating, local micro beers. The refurbished school property is amazing. Walking the halls and rooms looking at the...More

Thank AussieGuinness
M J, Manager at McMenamins Kennedy School, responded to this reviewResponded 21 September 2016

We are so thrilled to hear that you enjoyed your visit. We hope to see you again soon. Cheers! Mel Jensen Principal McMenamins Kennedy School

Reviewed 26 August 2016 via mobile

I booked a room here To stay on 8/26/16. After supplying my credit card over the phone I thought I was all set for my arrival and relaxation. After driving close to 4hours to start my one night stay before surgery I arrived with my...More

Thank Rmiller2167
M J, Manager at McMenamins Kennedy School, responded to this reviewResponded 2 September 2016

I am very sorry to hear about your experience. It is our policy to physically see the credit card as well as run it through our system via it's magnetic stip. In this day and age with so much credit card fraud it is meant...More

Reviewed 15 June 2016 via mobile

This place is not what you expect. It's awesome and the food is really good. It took me back to when I was in Elementary, but without all the drinks.

Thank Jesseebaez
M J, General Manager at McMenamins Kennedy School, responded to this reviewResponded 22 June 2016

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

Reviewed 7 June 2016

We were extremely interested in the concept of The Kennedy School, but from the moment we walked in the door, it felt like a "zoo". Wherever we went it seemed frenetic; there are lots of different spaces, and lots of queues. It's clearly a hugely...More

Thank MelbourneMeg_12
M J, Manager at McMenamins Kennedy School, responded to this reviewResponded 14 June 2016

I am very sorry to hear that you didn't enjoy your visit. Weekends and evenings can be quite busy but we don't like to hear that it wasn't comfortable and fun. If you ever get by this way again, the feel of the school can...More

Reviewed 16 May 2016

So many different things to do here in this renovated school. Have drinks in detention, or down the hall at the honor bar. There is a soaking pool as well as a restaurant. Bartenders are knowledgeable and fun.

1  Thank Nadya R
M J, Manager at McMenamins Kennedy School, responded to this reviewResponded 14 June 2016

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

Reviewed 24 April 2016

I choose the Kennedy School to have my retirement party because I had attended a friend's retirement party there and they did a great job. My party was on a Friday night and we had 8 of us staying is 5 rooms for the night....More

Thank Joe L
M J, Manager at McMenamins Kennedy School, responded to this reviewResponded 6 May 2016

Thank you so much! We are glad to hear you enjoyed your retirement party. I will be sure to share your comments with our staff. We appreciate all of the details you have shared and hope to see you again. Cheers, Mel Jensen Principal McMenamins...More

Reviewed 30 March 2016

So much to do here. We had a quick bite to eat from the theatre snack bar, drinks in the boiler bar, and I enjoyed a cigar in the cigar bar. Drinks were great and the atmosphere was awesome. Wish we had more time to...More

4  Thank Matt F
M J, Manager at McMenamins Kennedy School, responded to this reviewResponded 23 April 2016

Thank you for your review. We are glad you enjoyed the theater, Boiler Room and Detention. Just for future reference, we are currently using a "text" based waitlist system for our pool so you can get on the waitlist and enjoy the property without fear...More

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