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4.0 out of 5

"Absolutely awesome experience. Magical place, awesome food and Beer! Most important a first class hotel staff. Sets a new standard for a hot ... " More

By a verified traveler on Thu 03 May 2018

Hotel Description

3.5-star hotel near Oregon Convention Center

Near the airport

You'll find Oregon Convention Center and Concordia University within 3 miles (5 km) of this hotel. Moda Center and Lloyd Center are also within 6 miles (10 km).

Dining, outdoor pool

The hotel's outdoor pool, spa tub, and 5 bars/lounges are among the featured amenities. Enjoy a meal from the restaurant and perks like free self parking and free WiFi. A coffee shop, a garden, and luggage storage are also on offer.

Free WiFi, iPod docks

In addition to free WiFi, the 57 guestrooms offer iPod docks and room service. Other amenities include free newspapers, free local calls, and hair dryers.

Room, 1 King Bed (English Wing)

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max
$135* Per night/room Feb 23 - Feb 24

Room, 1 Queen Bed (Pet Friendly)

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max

McMenamins Kennedy School ratings based on 4 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
4.0 out of 5 4.0 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 5.0 out of 5.0
Service & staff 5.0 out of 5.0
Room comfort 4.5 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 4.0 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for McMenamins Kennedy School

Everyone (3) Couples (1) Family (1)
4 out of 5
Wow, this hotel was a very unique experience. Love the cool décor!! There was no Tv in the room, but so much to do in the hotel property, you didn't really miss it.

Posted by on Apr 9, 2019

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Comment from Hotel Management

Apr 30, 2019 by Megan Black

Thank you for the review. We do not offer TV's in the room but, like you said, there are so many activities to do on property the TV would probably go unused.

4 out of 5
Location is great for a quick getaway during the week. Not my favorite soaking pool, neighbors have access til 8 pm which means lots of young children in the pool.

Posted by on Mar 8, 2019

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Comment from Hotel Management

Mar 8, 2019 by Megan Black

Thank you for the review. We are glad you were able to get away for a bit and join us for some fun. Our soaking pool is open to the public, and we are family friendly. However, public children are only allowed in the pool until 6pm. We do not restrict hotel guest's children, they are allowed in 8am-11pm.

5 out of 5
Absolutely awesome experience. Magical place, awesome food and Beer! Most important a first class hotel staff. Sets a new standard for a hotel stay.

Posted by on May 3, 2018

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Comment from Hotel Management

May 3, 2018 by Lauren

Thank you so much for your review. We always appreciate the feedback, good or bad. We are so happy to hear you had a wonderful stay and hope that you'll be back to stay with us again soon!

3 out of 5

Second stay.

Cons: Outside noise
Room comfortable, charming. Noisy from constant flux in parking lot right outside my window, as well as floor above. Food was excellent . Wait staff over whelmed so service was slow. I didn't think the price of the room was commensurate with the facilities.

Posted by , from knoxville, tn on Nov 24, 2017

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Comment from Hotel Management

Nov 29, 2017 by Gloria M

Hello Kathryn- Thank you for sharing your experience with us. Best Wishes, Gloria M McMenamins Hotels

About the McMenamins Kennedy School

Location 5736 NE 33rd Avenue, Portland, OR 97211

Property Features

McMenamins Kennedy School offers its guests an outdoor pool and a spa tub. There's a restaurant on site, as well as a coffee shop/café. You can unwind with a drink at one of the 5 bars/lounges. Public spaces have free WiFi. There are 4 meeting rooms available. McMenamins Kennedy School also features gift shops/newsstands, a garden, and coffee/tea in a common area. You'll have access to the health club at a partner property. Limited free parking is available on a first-come, first-served basis. This 3.5-star Portland hotel is smoke free.

  • 57 guestrooms or units
  • 5 bars or lounges
  • Dining venue
  • Coffee shop
  • Breakfast available (surcharge)
  • Front desk (24 hours)
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Concierge
  • Pool or billiards table
  • Garden
  • Gift shop
  • Newspapers in lobby (free)
  • ATM
  • No smoking on site

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family property
  • Outdoor pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Free cribs/infant beds


Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi


Free self parking , Parking (limited spaces)


  • Train station: Portland Union Station (8.6 km / 5.4 mi)
  • Parking: Free self parking

Room Amenities

McMenamins Kennedy School offers 57 air-conditioned accommodations with iPod docking stations and safes. Guests can surf the web using the complimentary wireless Internet access. Bathrooms include showers, complimentary toiletries, and hair dryers. Business-friendly amenities include complimentary newspapers and phones; free local calls are provided (restrictions may apply). Housekeeping is provided daily.

  • IPod dock
  • In-room dining (limited hours)
  • Shower
  • Cribs (free)
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Newspapers (free)
  • Local calls (free)
  • Hair dryer
  • Safe
  • Toiletries (free)
  • Telephone
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Air conditioning
  • Ensuite bathroom

Food & Drink

For a fee, guests can enjoy cooked-to-order breakfast on weekdays from 7:00 AM to 11:00 AM and on weekends from 7:00 AM to 1:00 PM.

The Courtyard Restaurant - This restaurant specializes in local cuisine and serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Happy hour is offered.

The Boiler Room Bar - Onsite bar.

Late night fare is available from room service (during limited hours).

Nearby Activities

An outdoor pool and a spa tub are on site.


If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please note them in the special requests field on the booking page after selecting your room.

  • Accessible bathroom
  • Roll-in shower
  • Wheelchair accessible parking

Hotel Policies


  • Check-in time starts at 3:00 PM
  • Minimum check-in age is: 18


  • Check-out by 11:00 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are available for USD 15 per night.
  • Free cribs (infant beds)!


  • Pets: USD 15 per pet, per day
  • Certain rooms only, restrictions apply
  • You can request a pet-friendly room by reaching out to the property at the number on the booking confirmationService animals are exempt from fees.


Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed. Noise-free guestrooms cannot be guaranteed.

Charges for extra guests may apply and vary according to property policy.

A cash deposit, credit card, or debit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification are required upon check-in.

Special requests are subject to availability at the time of check-in. Special requests can't be guaranteed and may incur additional charges. Noise-free guestrooms cannot be guaranteed.

  • Noise-free rooms not guaranteed
  • Service animals are exempt from fees/restrictions
  • Debit cards not accepted


Optional extras

The fees and deposits listed below will be charged at the time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Breakfast fee: between USD 10.00 and USD 20.00 per person (approximately)
  • Pet fee: USD 15 per pet, per day
  • Rollaway bed fee: USD 15 per night

This may not be a comprehensive list. Fees and deposits are subject to change and might not include tax.

Hotel Names

  • McMenamins Kennedy School Hotel Portland
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  • McMenamins Kennedy School Portland
  • McMenamins Kennedy School
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You should know

  • Pets are welcome in certain rooms only; other restrictions apply (please see the Fees section for related charges). To make arrangements for your pet, contact the property directly at the number on your booking confirmation.
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*Price based on the lowest price found within past 24 hours and based upon one night stay for two adults over the next thirty days. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.