Since its 1915 opening, this historic elementary school has been a beloved fixture of its Northeast Portland neighborhood. McMenamins renovated the once-abandoned scholastic gem and turned it into Portland’s most unique hotel. Here you’ll find 57 comfy guestrooms with private baths and telephones (some fashioned from former classrooms complete with original chalkboards and cloakrooms – others with an author’s theme), a restaurant, multiple small bars, a movie theater, soaking pool, gift shop and a brewery (just wait until the principal hears about this!). Extensive original artwork and historical photographs cover the walls, ceilings, doorways and hallways.
- Air Conditioning,
- Pet Friendly,
- Spa / Hot Tub,
- Family Friendly,
- Restaurant / Lounge,
- Handicap Accessible,
- Bike Parking,
- Complimentary Water,
- Public Restroom,
Virtual reality is almost as good as being there.
TripAdvisor Ratings & Reviews
Will not be going back
My fiancé and I went here because we heard the food was good and that they had a very relaxing soaking pool. The guy at the front desk was extremely rude and didn’t even seem like he wanted to be there. After paying to go in the soaking pool we grabbed a beer from the restaurant and headed to the pool to drink them and relax for a bit. Relaxing was not what we got. There were about 20 kids, 10yr and under splashing around and doing cannon balls. Pool water got in my beer multiple times and I kept thinking about how many of them probably pissed in the pool. So much for a relaxing experience. The only thing we enjoyed was our food at the restaurant.
Came here for the annual Dungeness Crab & Beer Festival & was not disappointed! So much fresh crab, delicious salad & pasta and non stop pitchers of beer & cider. Absolutely worth the ticket price. Got a great room with king bed & all rooms here have private baths. After dinner had a nice soak in the pool & met many great folks along the way. Can’t wait to come back.
There is so much to do!
Hopefully you’ll find yourself in Detention. Pool tables, a movie theater, restaurant with good food, fabulous bartenders that will craft a cocktail for you. Warm up outside at the covered firepit. Check out the gift shop too.
A customer forever!
This was the 2nd time we were able to stay at the Kennedy School. We had a super early flight on our departure day. We did not realized we left several items behind as we were half asleep when we left the room. The front desk called us and mailed our items for free! Thank you for the great service. We will see again very soon!
We were there on Christmas Eve and it was understandably very busy. Food took really long and came to the table at various times and some orders were wrong. Very noisy. Salmon, once it arrived, was very good.