Portland’s McMenamins Kennedy School might be the only school in the country that has its own indoor pool, movie theater, brewery, whiskey and cigar room, and a detention room that comes complete with a keg and pool tables… “Just don't run in the hallways. You might spill your beer.”
The Kennedy Elementary School opened in 1915, and after years as a fully-functioning school, it was bought and converted into one of the coolest hotels in the country. With 57 awesome guest rooms, many of which still have their original chalkboards, water fountains, and desks, guest can spend a week relaxing without ever having to leave the building.
“Remember when the worst thing you could imagine was being kept after class? My, 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, enjoy a movie in the old auditorium.... The possibilities here are endless.” - Kennedy Elementary School
For obvious reasons the hotel has become hugely successful and is one of Potland’s favorite couples “staycations.” Can you blame people for wanting to hang out all weekend at school, doing all the things you would have gotten detention for?
If you're going to be in Portland for the holidays this year, book your classroom, and spend Christmas break at school!
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