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Play hooky every day in this 1930s school-turned-playground.

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Upcoming Events

Dain Norman
Friday, June 24
Sonny Hess
Sunday, June 26
Jim Basnight
Wednesday, June 29
Whiskey Talks
Wednesday, June 29

About Anderson School

Play hooky in this 1930s school-turned-playground

We revitalized Bothell’s first junior high with pure fun in mind – dining, movies, live music, swimming, games, shopping, tastings and all-around enjoyment for visitors of all ages.

No hall pass is needed to explore the five acres of gardens, bars and nooks: Sip a handcrafted beverage in the hallway, order drinks in the Principal’s Office, play pinball in the Woodshop, skip PE and float in the pool instead, and forgo the lunch line for casual, sophisticated dining at Tavern on the Square.  Your only homework here? Explore, imbibe and enjoy!

Built in 1931 in the art deco style and later named for the school's first Principal, Wilbert A. "Andy" Anderson, the property is 20 miles north of Seattle, minutes from the Sammamish River Trail and adjacent to Pop Keeney Stadium. 

A courtyard billowing with plants and trees is the heart of it all, the place to sit fireside with a beer brewed just steps away. Thoughout the property, unique artwork prevails, showcasing the history of the area and the fascinating people who were an integral part of it. Local artists crafted their interpretations based on historical photos and interviews from alumni, families and colorful residents.

Welcome to Anderson School; let the exploration begin!

Anderson School Guestrooms

Check-in is at 3 pm; checkout is at 11 am

Sunrise Package includes $30 breakfast credit

The room names and original artwork are inspired by people and events that were significant to the Bothell community. From teachers who changed students’ lives to Olympic gold medalists who trained in the pool to the Native Americans who settled here first, guests will learn some local history. View the Room Names and Galleries.

Anderson School Lodging Packages

Check-in is at 3 pm; checkout is at 11 am

Questions? Call (425) 398-0122 
8 am- 4 pm Monday-Friday, 
to speak to a representative or
email us at info.as@mcmenamins.com

Parking & Policies

Parking:
The Anderson School has limited complimentary parking. If our lot is full, hotel guests and patrons are welcome to park at the Pop Keeney Stadium located west of our parking lot*. (Entrance to this over flow parking lot is off NE 188th St.) *Please note the Pop Keeney Stadium parking lot availability is dependent upon stadium events.

Hotel Guests - There are 15 minute zones to unload/load your luggage and check into the hotel on the south east and north east side of the historical school building.

Property Map

Policies:

  • Room and package rates are the same for single or double occupancy.
  • A credit card for authorization purposes and ID are required at check-in.
  • Debit cards are accepted, however McMenamins is not responsible for overdrafts caused by holds on your account.
  •  Add $15 per person after double occupancy. 
  • Children age six and under stay free.
  • For ADA rooms, please contact the hotel directly.
  • Add $20 per pet, per day. Please read our Pet Policy page.
  • Rollaways are available for some rooms. Call to confirm availability for your room.  
  • Add state and county lodging tax to all room rates and overnight packages.
  • Cancellations made less than 48 hours before arrival time are subject to penalty.
  • All overnight packages are subject to availability and are excluded from major holidays.
  • Rates are subject to change.
  • Stay with us often? Join our Frequent Guest Program and earn a night on us!

Downtown Bothell

The Anderson School property is a key part of the city’s long-term redevelopment plan.

Bothell MapBothell is located just 20 minutes northeast of downtown Seattle on SR 522 or via I-405, and it neighbors the popular Woodinville wine country, home to more than 90 wineries and tasting rooms. Visitors to the region enjoy sailing on Lake Washington, shopping for antiques and unique local gifts, hiking in the nearby Cascade Mountains, and cycling the Burke-Gilman and Sammamish River trails, 38 miles of paved multi-use path stretching from Seattle to Redmond. The city is ideally located to take advantage of the burgeoning tourist draw of the Sammamish River Valley and Seattle’s booming high-tech industry.

McMenamins Frequent Guest Program

Frequent Guest Login

Stay at our historic hotels and earn free nights! You can accrue as many points for reward nights as you are able - there are no limits!

Please note: We are unable to issue points for reservations made through Expedia and Booking.com. For best results, book directly through mcmenamins.com. Limit one room per guest per night.

How does it work?

  • First, create or update your profile in our online reservations system and follow the prompts to join the Frequent Guest Program; you'll receive monthly email reminders about the program.
  • Stay with us! Points are automatically rewarded 72 hours after check out - you'll receive 100 points per night in rooms with a common bath, 150 points per night in rooms with a private bath and 50 points per night in Hostel rooms. Your accrued points can be viewed at any time in your online profile. Please note: points accrued during your stay are not available for immediate redemption.
  • When you've accrued 900 points or more, availability search results on our online system will include a "900 point" rate for rooms (based on availability). Choose this rate to redeem your points. Add-ons, like our Romance Packages will still be available at regular prices.
  • You may also book redemption nights by phone or in person for future stays.

Rules

  • This offer is for individual bookings only; the offer does not apply to contracted groups or conferences.
  • All of your qualifying nights must be booked under the same guest profile for points to accrue correctly.
  • Only 1 room per night is accruable.
  • You must be a member of the Frequent Guest Program to accrue points and redeem your complimentary stays.
  • Qualifying nights begin the day you sign up!
  • The free room is based on a standard king or queen-size room. The Grand Suite at Grand Lodge, Family Suite and Parrish House at Old St. Francis, and Family Rooms at Edgefield are not available for redemption.
  • Based on availability; blackout dates may apply. No credit for "no-shows."
  • Reward nights and free or sponsored promotional stays are excluded from earning points in the program.
  • After 5 years of inactivity, your profile points and any reward nights are lost.
  • No credit for "no-shows” or cancellations within cancellation policy.
Any questions can be sent to loyalty@mcmenamins.com.
Please note: All rules are subject to change.

Important Information about Frequent Guest Points

In order to accumulate points, it is important that you use the same username and password every time you make a reservation. When guests create multiple profiles, points get scattered across them, making them difficult to use for free stays.
 
Need help aligning multiple user profiles or resetting your password? Contact us at loyalty@mcmenamins.com so we can merge your accounts into one or help with passwords.

Plan Your Trip to Anderson School

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Art

Anderson School has all kinds of faces peering at visitors, all steeped in history.  Local artists created much of the one-of-a-kind artwork based on historical photos, interviews and articles from the school, alumni, Bothell Historical Society and local families and colorful residents. 

  • Revenue Agents

    Revenue Agents
  • Grandma Bothell

    Grandma Bothell
  • Anderson School Reunion

    Anderson School Reunion
  • Mr. Mills Dream Machine

    Mr. Mills Dream Machine
  • McMenamins on the Columbia

    McMenamins on the Columbia
  • Good 'Ol Boys of Bothell

    Good 'Ol Boys of Bothell
  • Wilbert 'Andy' Anderson

    Wilbert 'Andy' Anderson
  • World's Largerst Living Christmas Tree

    World's Largerst Living Christmas Tree
  • Summer Speed Boat Races

    Summer Speed Boat Races
  • Logging

    Logging
  • 4th of July Girls and Ponies

    4th of July Girls and Ponies
  • School Bus

    School Bus
  • Ole Daiber, Mountaineer

    Ole Daiber, Mountaineer
  • Bothell Goes Ape 'for fun'

    Bothell Goes Ape 'for fun'
  • Woodins & Lytle's on their way to the 1909 Pacific Expo

    Woodins & Lytle's on their way to the 1909 Pacific Expo
  • Beechnut Circus

    Beechnut Circus
  • Students at School

    Students at School
  • 4th of July- Main St. Crowd & Bicycle Rider

    4th of July- Main St. Crowd & Bicycle Rider
  • Crows of Bothell

    Crows of Bothell
  • Steamboats on the River

    Steamboats on the River
  • 1937 Mardis Gras Queen & Court

    1937 Mardis Gras Queen & Court
  • Ready to Fill the Shoes of Tomorrow

    Ready to Fill the Shoes of Tomorrow
  • A Match in the Attic

    A Match in the Attic
  • Willow People

    Willow People
  • Bothell 4th of July Parade

    Bothell 4th of July Parade
  • Riverboat

    Riverboat
  • Bothell State Bank Robbery

    Bothell State Bank Robbery
  • Bothell Music

    Bothell Music
  • Beardsley Twins

    Beardsley Twins
  • Bonnie Bird

    Bonnie Bird
  • Tommy Thompson

    Tommy Thompson
  • Tracie Ruiz

    Tracie Ruiz
  • Joyride of the Juvenile Vandals

    Joyride of the Juvenile Vandals
  • Andy Anderson

    Andy Anderson
  • Delivery to WA Hannan's Store

    Delivery to WA Hannan's Store
  • Traffic Ticket

    Traffic Ticket
  • The Avon

    The Avon
  • The Wheel

    The Wheel
  • Blue Swallow

    Blue Swallow
  • Alice Seaton

    Alice Seaton
  • Moritz Thompsen

    Moritz Thompsen
  • Tommy Thompson

    Tommy Thompson
  • Nicholas Oeconomacos

    Nicholas Oeconomacos
  • Ben McAdoo, Architect

    Ben McAdoo, Architect
  • Bud Ericksen

    Bud Ericksen
  • Carol Aries

    Carol Aries
  • Karen Scholl Thorndike

    Karen Scholl Thorndike
  • Marilyn Eylar Conway

    Marilyn Eylar Conway
  • Harvey Hansen

    Harvey Hansen
  • Gene Gentry McMahon

    Gene Gentry McMahon
  • Gerhard Ericksen

    Gerhard Ericksen
  • Andy Anderson

    Andy Anderson
  • Merle Olin

    Merle Olin
  • Kiu Kanaya

    Kiu Kanaya
  • A.J. Sundholm Contractor & Builder

    A.J. Sundholm Contractor & Builder
  • DR Chase

    DR Chase
  • Arne Dixon

    Arne Dixon
  • The Hannan House

    The Hannan House
  • Ben Boone

    Ben Boone
  • Charles Owen Wilson

    Charles Owen Wilson
  • Egawa

    Egawa
  • Patty Murray

    Patty Murray
  • Willie Sligh

    Willie Sligh
  • Andrew Beckstrom

    Andrew Beckstrom
  • Dr. E.E. Lytle

    Dr. E.E. Lytle
  • Mr. & Mrs. Bothell

    Mr. & Mrs. Bothell
  • Good Roads Day

    Good Roads Day
  • Elmer Carlburg

    Elmer Carlburg
  • Harold 'Pop' Keeney

    Harold 'Pop' Keeney
  • Charles & Larry Walters

    Charles & Larry Walters
  • Belle Roberts

    Belle Roberts
  • Dennis Behrens

    Dennis Behrens
  • Alvin 'Allie' Rodgers and John Rodgers

    Alvin 'Allie' Rodgers and John Rodgers
  • Pat Pierce

    Pat Pierce
  • Ron Green

    Ron Green
  • Rob Thompson

    Rob Thompson
  • The Willow People

    The Willow People
  • Scott Elliot Bird

    Scott Elliot Bird
  • Don Bagnal

    Don Bagnal
  • Dr. Hebbel Hoff

    Dr. Hebbel Hoff
  • Synchronized

    Synchronized
  • Holly Call

    Holly Call
  • Bernie Ackerman

    Bernie Ackerman
  • Dick Truly

    Dick Truly
  • 50's High School Girls

    50's High School Girls
  • Chris Walla

    Chris Walla
  • Bernadette Arbow

    Bernadette Arbow
  • Greg Kuehnoel

    Greg Kuehnoel
  • Bob Knorr

    Bob Knorr
  • Dan Hall

    Dan Hall
  • Dick Yonck

    Dick Yonck
  • Dr. Reuben Chase

    Dr. Reuben Chase
  • Caroll "Si" Siverson

    Caroll
  • Gerald Conaway

    Gerald Conaway
  • John Hughes

    John Hughes
  • Al Haynes

    Al Haynes
  • Terri Malinowski

    Terri Malinowski
  • Bernadette Bascom

    Bernadette Bascom
  • Charlotte Davis

    Charlotte Davis
  • Ron Nardone

     Ron Nardone
  • Lowell Haynes

    Lowell Haynes
  • Len Fellez

    Len Fellez
  • Ken & Marie Lynch

    Ken & Marie Lynch

History

Welcome to McMenamins Anderson School, a special place with a long tradition of nurturing dreams and imagination and bringing people together. Here, remarkable teachers have inspired students to become, among other things, the first female U.S. Senator from the State of Washington, a NFL football player, a pioneering physicist to do groundbreaking studies of late stellar evolution and cosmology and the first American woman to sail solo around the world! These folks were adventuerous explorers in their respective fields.  Now, we encourage you to do your own explorations on property. There’s a mix of wondrous spaces, beautiful gardens and creative structures. Go forth light of heart and beer in hand because the joy of discovery is afoot. Read more...

Thorndike Room

A community room at Anderson School

Free use for Bothell residents

Looking for a place to host your next birthday bash?  How about that upcoming family reunion? We're pleased to offer the Thorndike Room as a free space for all residents of Bothell. To help you plan your next event, we've gathered together some helpful information. 

Map of Room

Capacity: 35

Available Rental Times: 
Sunday - Thursday • 11am-11pm
Friday - Saturday •  11am-3 pm

Catering: 
You may bring in personal sack lunches, water and soda. Any additional catering, including all alcohol, is available only through McMenamins.  You are welcome to request food and beverage service from The Woodshop; it requires a $350 mininum purchase. Catering  services are also available upon request. No outside alcohol is allowed in the Community Room. To order food and beverages for your event, please contact McMenamins Group Sales department at 425-398-0127.

When and how often can you make a reservation?
The Community Room can be reserved up to three months in advance. Groups and individuals can reserve the room two times within a three month period. 

How do you make a reservation?
Please fill out our online request form. Once approved, you will be contacted by the events team to secure your date. You will hear from the Anderson School events team within two business days of submitting the online request form.

Hold your Private Event at Anderson School

Weddings  Meetings  Social Events

Built in 1931 as Bothell Junior High, the art-deco style Anderson School and its surrounding buildings has been transformed. Located 20 minutes from downtown Seattle, McMenamins renovated the property to include: 72 guestrooms – all with private baths, televisions and free Wi-Fi; restaurants, small bars, a brewery, a movie theater, a swimming pool and event spaces. The 5 private event spaces will accommodate groups of 10 to 600 guests, complete with onsite catering and handcrafted McMenamins beverages.

Contact our sales team to inquire or book your event.
Get Started Here

Join our Anderson School team!

Apply Online 

We have opportunities available in the following positions:

Line/Prep Cooks 
Housekeepers
…and other staff

To see the full list of jobs available at Anderson School:
     1.  Click the link for our Online application
     2.  Click "Search open jobs"
     3.  Add Keywords: Anderson School and then click submit

McMenamins offers a unique, fun work environment with both seasonal and long-term career opportunities. We have opportunities to move up and around into different departments and have many long term employees of 20+ years!  Medical benefits are offered to all management staff as well as hourly employees (based on eligibility requirements).  We have many other exciting benefits including paid time off, 401 (k) to eligible employees, as well as hotel and merchandise discounts, earned meal credits and more.

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