Have you ever dreamed of visiting a place where the past comes to life? If so, then McMenamins Anderson School just may be the perfect destination for you and your family. Located in Bothell, Washington, this 1930s elementary school has been transformed into an exciting complex that offers something for everyone. From outdoor movie screenings on historic grounds to delicious food selections and live music venues, it’s no wonder why McMenamins Anderson School is quickly becoming one of the most sought-after tourist destinations in town. So, if you’re looking for a unique way to explore history while having plenty of fun at the same time, don’t miss out on experiencing all that McMenamins Anderson School has to offer! It’s the perfect weekend getaway from Seattle

McMenamins Anderson School

McMenamins Anderson School

Man oh man, those McMenamins brothers have done it again. I was totally in awe at what they’ve done with the old Anderson School. We drove up to Bothell, Washington just north of Seattle to check it out shortly after it opened and we all loved it.

They completely gutted one of the buildings and turned it into hotel rooms. So, unlike many of their other properties you do not have to share a bathroom. All the rooms have their own bathroom! The rooms are oversized and include a table to sit at and a couch that makes into a queen size bed. Another big change from the other properties I’ve stayed at was the tv. These rooms have cable tv.

So, I was happy because we had lots of space and Noah was happy because their was a tv he could hook his Playstation too. (Yes, I let him travel with a gaming system. Before you judge me, you try traveling with teenagers!) And the other two were just happy to be there. img 2049
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One of the highlights of staying here is swimming in their massive pool. They have an almost olympic size heated salt water pool. When you stay here you get to use it. If you are a Bothell resident then you can use the pool without staying here.

McMenamins Anderson School


The Shed at Menamins Anderson School

You can’t have a McMenamins hotel without having a shed there and that’s why the only building they actually added to the property was The Shed. It has an incredible inside/outside fireplace. It’s a great place to grab a beer.

The Shed at Menamins Anderson School

It’s clear that McMenamins Anderson School Hotel is the perfect destination for anyone looking to get away and explore the beauty of the Pacific Northwest. Its convenient location means you can take advantage of all this wonderful region has to offer without having to travel too far, while its impressive amenities, friendly staff, and cozy atmosphere provide a home away from home. The combination of classic American cuisine and traditional Northwest pub fare makes it an ideal spot to come with your family or friends, while the adjacent pub and theater area means you’ll never run out of things to do. Whether you’re just passing through or planning to stay for a longer time, McMenamins Anderson School Hotel is sure to be a memorable experience. So if you’re in search of an adventure, look no further than our very own ‘Anderson School’!

Have you stayed here? What did you think? I would love to hear about it in the comment section!

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