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Sentinel
Ranked #6 of 141 Hotels in Portland
Certificate of Excellence
La Canada Flintridge, California
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56 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“side trip”
Reviewed 24 April 2014

We enjoyed the classic and rehabilitated hotel, its helpful staff, close Starbucks, and comfortable beds. The room we had lacked a view, but its overall central location to the Tri Met was just fine. The lobby and bar area is still under re-do, so maybe in a month or so the full service will be in hand. A good location for in city actiivities.

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled as a couple
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1 Thank Tom P
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HotelGM529, General Manager at Sentinel, responded to this review, 12 May 2014
Thank you for the great review. We are happy to announce the opening of our new lobby bar which was wrapping up renovations during your recent visit.

Please consider us again the next time you are visiting Portland.

Regards,

Chris Bebo
General Manager
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Reviewed 21 April 2014

Great hotel. Comfortable rooms done up in classy clean lines. Friendly staff and very helpful. Starbucks in the hotel was an added attraction.

Walking distance from powell's, the pearl district and so many other attractions

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled with family
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1 Thank safarglbe
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HotelGM529, General Manager at Sentinel, responded to this review, 12 May 2014
Thank you for taking the time to write such a positive review. It was nice to hear that our staff did such a great job of taking care of you while visiting Sentinel.

Please consider Sentinel the next time you are traveling to Portland. We would love to have you back as our guests.

Regards,

Chris Bebo
General Manager
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Salem, Oregon
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 18 April 2014

This hotel is beautiful, clean, has super friendly staff, and so fun and eclectic. The beds are very comfortable, and the rooms are very spacious. My room had a tub and separate shower which was cool.

The connected Starbucks was very helpful for an early morning, and the valet was ready with my car before the time I requested.

I would definitely stay here again!

  • Stayed April 2014
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1 Thank SLF15
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HotelGM529, General Manager at Sentinel, responded to this review, 12 May 2014
Very high praise, thank you. I will be sure to pass along your kind words about our attentive and thoughtful staff. We agree, they are pretty amazing.

Respectfully,

Chris Bebo
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Anchorage, Alaska
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6 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 April 2014

Fabulous service in a beautiful historic hotel. Close to everything downtown, valet parking! Super comfortable bed, amenities that make guests happy. I will stay here again, very excellent experience!

Room Tip: Stayed on a top floor corner room, nice view!
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  • Stayed April 2014, travelled solo
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1 Thank Akskier A
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HotelGM529, General Manager at Sentinel, responded to this review, 12 May 2014
Fabulous service and comfortable beds? Sounds like a real recipe for success. Thanks for taking the time to provide us with your input.

Respectfully,

Chris Bebo
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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179 reviews
30 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 April 2014

It was a pleasure to visit the brand new Sentinel Hotel in a magnificent and gorgeously preserved old building. The reception desk is made of bookshelves with many enticing volumes (from nearby Powell's, I presume) that can be checked out to take to your room. I liked the 60's photographs on the walls, with QR codes for those who don't recognize Twiggy or Marlon Brando and want to know more. The rooms were nicely appointed and comfortable and the staff was superb. I had two meals in the restaurant on site, both quite nice, and the happy hour prices were outstanding. Great location, across from fabulous food trucks and just minutes from Powell's bookstore.

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled on business
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1 Thank cranberries0928
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HotelGM529, General Manager at Sentinel, responded to this review, 12 May 2014
Thank you for the great review and for noticing the art work. All of our hotels have an artistic element to them and the "Sentinels" you see throughout the property reflect the forward thinking, leaders we work hard to be within the downtown Portland hotel scene.

We really appreciate the business as well as the great review. Thanks again for staying at Sentinel.

Regards,

Chris Bebo
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Fairbanks, Alaska
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6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 April 2014

Maybe I'm just not used to luxury hotels, but the staff went above and beyond to make our trip memorable. The hotel was elegant, but not stuffy, the staff was super friendly, and the whole vibe was upscale relaxed. Would definitely recommend this hotel

  • Stayed March 2014, travelled as a couple
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5 Thank kelltik
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HotelGM529, General Manager at Sentinel, responded to this review, 12 May 2014
I really appreciate being referred to as "Uscale Relaxed". Also happy to hear that our team did such a great job of taking care of you. These positive reviews are meaningful to us and along with your business we are truly humbled to have you as our guest.

Please let us know the next time you are in Portland. We would love to have you back.

Regards,

Chris Bebo
General Manager
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Gatineau, Canada
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27 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 April 2014

We stayed two nights at the Sentinel (formerly the Governor) Hotel. Well located. Large rooms in a refurbished historical building. Mattress was very comfortable, and I appreciated being able to open the window!! Not something offered in most modern hotels. Very friendly and efficient service.

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled as a couple
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1 Thank James C
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HotelGM529, General Manager at Sentinel, responded to this review, 12 May 2014
Friendly and efficient service combined with large, refurbished guest rooms = Excellent value for your money. Well said. Thank you very much for taking the time to provide us with your feedback.
Your loyalty and business are truly appreciated.

Respectfully,

Chris Bebo
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Additional Information about Sentinel

Property: Sentinel
Address: 614 SW 11th Avenue, Portland, OR 97205-2624 (Formerly The Governor Hotel)
Region: United States > Oregon > Portland > Downtown
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#2 Family Hotel in Portland
#3 Romantic Hotel in Portland
#4 Business Hotel in Portland
#5 Luxury Hotel in Portland
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £££
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Sentinel 4.5*
Number of rooms: 100
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