Located in Portland, 3.1 mi from Oregon Convention Center, McMenamins Kennedy School offers unique accommodations in a historic elementary school. Various restaurants and bars are available on-site. The accommodations offers a 24-hour front desk as well as free WiFi. The rooms have a private bathroom with a shower and a hairdryer. At the hotel all rooms come with bed linen and towels. McMenamins Kennedy School features a heated saltwater soaking pool and on-site movie theater. The Rose Garden Arena is 3.1 mi from the accommodations, while Lan Su Chinese Garden is 3.7 mi from the property. The nearest airport is Portland International Airport, 2.5 mi from McMenamins Kennedy School.

Couples in particular like the location – they rated it 8.8 for a two-person trip.

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Property highlights

Top Location: Highly rated by recent guests (8.9)

Free private parking available at the hotel


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Room Type
Number of guests
1 queen bed
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Guest reviews


Value for money
Free WiFi
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See what guests loved the most:

  • Jennifer
    United States of America United States of America
    I loved how they converted this school into a hotel but still kept its school charm and bones. I wish I was there for longer than one night so I could explore the other restaurants, movies in the theater and sitting in the courtyard/pool.
  • Tanya
    United States of America United States of America
    The location was perfect with lots or restaurants and bars in walking distance. The hotel was beautifully decorated and so interesting to check out all the details and art. All the bars and restaurants were amazing and open late too! I forgot my...
  • Patty
    United States of America United States of America
    This property is warm, welcoming and filled with atmosphere reflecting it’s history in Portland. We always look forward to returning there any time of year. Their micro brews are excellent. We only wish we could have stayed longer.

Hotel area info

3 Restaurants On Site

  • Courtyard Restaurant
    • Cuisine
    • Open for
      Breakfast • Lunch • Dinner
  • Cypress Room
    • Cuisine
  • Boiler Room
    • Cuisine

Amenities of McMenamins Kennedy School
Great facilities! Review score, 9

Most popular amenities
  • Free parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • 3 restaurants
  • Facilities for disabled guests
  • Room service
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Bar
  • Toilet paper
  • Towels
  • Bathtub or shower
  • Private Bathroom
  • Toilet
  • Free toiletries
  • Bathrobe
  • Hairdryer
  • Shower
  • Linens
  • Wardrobe or closet
  • Alarm clock
  • Garden
  • Dryer
Room Amenities
  • Socket near the bed
  • Clothes rack
Pets are allowed on request. Charges may apply.
  • Evening entertainment
  • Pool table
    Additional charge
Media & Technology
  • Radio
  • Telephone
Food & Drink
  • Bar
WiFi is available in public areas and is free of charge.
Free private parking is available on site (reservation is not needed).
    • ATM on site
    • Wake-up service
    • Wake-up service/Alarm clock
    • 24-hour front desk
    • Room service
    Safety & security
    • Safe
    • Designated smoking area
    • Air conditioning
    • Heating
    • Fan
    • Ironing facilities
    • Facilities for disabled guests
    • Non-smoking rooms
    • Iron
    • Hot tub/Jacuzzi
    Languages Spoken
    • English

    House rules

    McMenamins Kennedy School takes special requests – add in the next step!


    From 3:00 PM

    Guests are required to show a photo ID and credit card at check-in


    Until 11:00 AM



    Cancellation and prepayment policies vary according to accommodations type. Please enter the dates of your stay and check what conditions apply to your preferred room.

    Children & Beds

    Child policies

    Children of all ages are welcome.

    Children 7 and above will be charged as adults at this property.

    To see correct prices and occupancy info, add the number and ages of children in your group to your search.

    Crib and extra bed policies

    0 - 1 years
    Extra bed upon request
    Crib upon request
    2 - 5 years
    Extra bed upon request
    6+ years
    Extra bed upon request
    $15 per person, per night

    Prices for cribs and extra beds aren't included in the total price. They'll have to be paid for separately during your stay.

    The number of extra beds and cribs allowed depends on the option you choose. Check your selected option for more info.

    All cribs and extra beds are subject to availability.

    Age restriction

    The minimum age for check-in is 18


    Pets are allowed on request. Charges may apply.

    Mastercard Visa Discover American Express McMenamins Kennedy School accepts these cards and reserves the right to temporarily hold an amount prior to arrival.

    The fine print
    Must-know information for guests at this property

    Guests are required to show a photo ID and credit card upon check-in. Please note that all Special Requests are subject to availability and additional charges may apply.

    In response to the coronavirus (COVID-19), additional safety and sanitation measures are in effect at this property.

    Food and beverage services at this property may be limited or unavailable due to the coronavirus (COVID-19).

    Due to the coronavirus (COVID-19), this property is taking steps to protect the safety of guests and staff. Certain services and amenities may be reduced or unavailable as a result.

    Spa and gym facilities at this property are unavailable due to the coronavirus (COVID-19).

    FAQs about McMenamins Kennedy School

    • McMenamins Kennedy School has 3 restaurants:

      • Courtyard Restaurant
      • Cypress Room
      • Boiler Room

    • Check-in at McMenamins Kennedy School is from 3:00 PM, and check-out is until 11:00 AM.

    • Room options at McMenamins Kennedy School include:

      • Double

    • McMenamins Kennedy School is 3.7 miles from the center of Portland. All distances are measured in straight lines. Actual travel distances may vary.

    • The prices at McMenamins Kennedy School may vary depending on your stay (e.g. dates, hotel's policy etc.). To see prices, enter your dates.

    • McMenamins Kennedy School offers the following activities/services (charges may apply):

      • Hot tub/Jacuzzi
      • Pool table
      • Evening entertainment

    • Yes, there's a hot tub. You can find out more about this and the other facilities at McMenamins Kennedy School on this page.