McMenamins Kennedy School

5736 NE 33rd Ave, Portland, 97211-7302, OR

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At this fun, unique hotel, your kids will enjoy “school” like never before! The hotel is a renovated elementary school that still retains much of its former character thanks to the charming theme: the guestrooms are old classrooms, the old auditorium is a movie theater, and if parents can steal some time to themselves, they can head to the Detention Bar for drinks and cigars. Plus, you’ve never swum in a pool quite as awesome as the Kennedy Soaking Pool: a ceramic work of art in the beautiful garden-filled courtyard.

The Courtyard Restaurant features Northwest-style pub food; it’s open all day and includes a kids’ menu. There are several bars around the property as well — some are adults only but others are minor-friendly and serve food. All rooms have only king beds, so it’s clear that the “school” is designed to appeal more to adults, but with cots, cribs, or multiple rooms, you can make it work if you don’t want to wait for an empty-nest trip. Children under six stay free.

Our Editor Loves

  • Unique renovated school
  • Restaurants and bars onsite
  • Beautiful ceramic soaking pool

Family Amenities

  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Onsite Dining
  • Pool


Cajun tots and beer

by Paul_K_Oregon

Awesome building. Really fascinating layout with lots of wood and steam punk vibe. Beers are ok, not great by Oregon standards, but good. The terminator stout is a nice “light”, flavorsome stout. But the Cajun tots and the beer ... are just a perfect combo.

Coolest hotel

by Björn J

If there is one hotel I talk about to my friends, it is this. A friend of mine introduced me to it and i fell for it instantly. The rooms, restaurant, social rooms are really cool and obviosly a big "school" feeling to it. Perfect place to socialise and have a great time. I can't be more positive about this place.