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.
- Pet Friendly
- Spa / Hot Tub
- Family Friendly
- Restaurant / Lounge
- Handicap Accessible
- Internet Access
- Air Conditioning
- Public Restroom
- Bike Parking
- Complimentary Water
Virtual reality is almost as good as being there.
I had always gone to the McMenamins restaurants in town at the coast and was really excited to check out this location! The food was delicious and the atmosphere was inviting. I got a salad and appetizer and was pleasantly surprised on how fresh the vegetables on the salad were. The hummus plate was really good too and even came with some pita bread that was warm and cozy in the middle. I met a friend in town and they wanted to share the experience with me and boy was I impressed!
We stayed one night while in town visiting family. Bars on site were awesome. Food was delicious, movie theater was fun and the bed oh-so comfortable. We didn't get to enjoy the soaking pool but next time!
What a fabulous place!
The area around the school is sketchy. I didn't feel comfortable leaving my car, but it was fine. AWESOME job they have done with this property. The detention and honors bars are not to be missed. Will go here again!
5-Stars for the charm alone
My husband and I ordered a butter beer because of the Harry Potter theme that weekend. Enjoyed a flight of cider (3) and a flight of beer (6). Big glasses & we could not finish them all. All excellent though. The pool area is quaint & peaceful. Valuable artwork adorn the walls. Unique building alright.
Bookworm boutique hotel dream!
I have always wanted to stay here and it was just as much of a delight as I hoped it would be! The classroom style guest rooms are darling but the best part of this hotel is all the “extras”! The soaking pool was incredible and I made sure to end every night with a long soak, I loved that it wasn’t crowded in the evening and that you could bring a drink out with you. The movie theater and restaurants on site are all lovely additions and even just a walk around the historic building is a fun activity. Location is great as well, having off street parking while still being in the heart of Portland is a big plus. Definitely worth a stay or even just popping in for a soaking pool dip!