McMenamins Kennedy School Hotel

Portland, Oregon, USA

A Portland hotel, in a former school, can still be felt from the blackboards in the guestrooms to the historic photos on the walls. Hot tub included.


Remember when the worst thing you could imagine was being kept after class? How things have changed! At Kennedy School, you'll never want to leave. Here you can have a pint in a classroom, enjoy an aged whiskey and a cigar in detention and watch a movie in the old auditorium....

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 35 comfy guestrooms fashioned from former classrooms (complete with original chalkboards and cloakrooms, private baths and telephones), a restaurant, multiple small bars, a movie theatre, 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.


Room Types

Double Ensuite

Nearest Airport/s



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