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“Great Hotel. Great People. Great Rooms”
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Sentinel
Ranked #7 of 141 Hotels in Portland
Certificate of Excellence
Salt Lake City
1 review
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“Great Hotel. Great People. Great Rooms”
Reviewed 26 August 2014

Second time staying here. World-class facility. Rooms are great, location is awesome. Staff is very friendly, sincere and accommodating. New Jackknife bar in the lobby is very, very cool.. Will stay here again and again.

  • Stayed August 2014, travelled on business
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chris b, General Manager at Sentinel, responded to this review, 29 August 2014
Great Hotel. Great People. Great Rooms. Great Review!!

Thank you very much.

Regards,

Chris Bebo
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Reviewed 25 August 2014

Great experience at the Sentinel. Rooms are slightly small but great décor, modern and well styled. Amazing friendly and helpful staff, special mention to Bethany for her thoughtfulness. Hotel is located in prime location.

  • Stayed August 2014, travelled as a couple
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chris b, General Manager at Sentinel, responded to this review, 29 August 2014
Thank you for taking the time to recognize our coworker, Bethanie. She and the rest of the team she helps to lead, work very hard at taking care of our guests. Your appreciation of their efforts is very meaningful and appreciated.

Thanks again,

Chris bebo
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Seattle, Washington
2 reviews
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Reviewed 24 August 2014

Great two-night stay at the end of a weeklong road-trip through Oregon. Prime downtown location. Decor is dignified without being stuffy. Staff is helpful and friendly. Overall, a great time and a great value.

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chris b, General Manager at Sentinel, responded to this review, 29 August 2014
Great time, great value, great guests. Thanks for both your business as well as your thoughtful review. Both are appreciated. Glad to have been a part of your road trip memories.

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Chris Bebo
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Fremont, California
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Reviewed 24 August 2014

This hotel looks small from the outside, but oozes luxury, warmth and surprises once you enter the door. It is located near the Pearl District, Downtown, Food Trucks and within a short walk of the Waterfront.
They have a great restaurant, bar and even a Starbuck Evening location. This means not only do they serve the usual coffee and sweets, but also wine and appetizers. Very awesome!
There are many restaurants with outside dining options and wonderful happy hours.
The staff at the hotel are very helpful and friendly. The rooms are large and comfy.
I would definitely stay here again.

Room Tip: The front desk let us choose what floor we wanted. The bar does play music late into the night, but...
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  • Stayed August 2014, travelled on business
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chris b, General Manager at Sentinel, responded to this review, 29 August 2014
Warm and friendly staff? Large and comfortable rooms? Lot's of dining options and great location to all that Portland offers? Couldn't have said it better myself. Thanks for taking the time to let us know how we are doing. We look forward to having you with us again.

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Chris Bebo
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Germantown, Tennessee
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Reviewed 24 August 2014

The public areas of many hotels are much nicer than the guest rooms. This is definitely NOT the case at the Sentinel. The decor is upscale, but comfortable throughout the hotel. My room was quite large and had skylights in both the bedroom and bath, as well as a fireplace. I was there for a business conference and had occasion to eat several catered meals. The food was well above the quality that you often get in that situation. The staff was friendly and professional. I will definitely come back again for a personal trip.

  • Stayed August 2014, travelled on business
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chris b, General Manager at Sentinel, responded to this review, 29 August 2014
Great review and thanks. We hope your conference went well and that you enjoyed your time in Portland. Glad to know that Sentinel treated you well. We look forward to seeing you again whenever you are in town.

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Chris Bebo
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Windsor, California
2 reviews
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Reviewed 24 August 2014

Room 601 is amazing. Larger than the norm with tons of character. Lots of natural light. Bethany & staff are very pleasant and professional. Was also very impressed with the "Live" person wake-up call in the morning. Great way to start the day. Beautiful decor. See you next year.

  • Stayed August 2014, travelled with friends
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chris b, General Manager at Sentinel, responded to this review, 29 August 2014
Thank you for the personal shout out regarding Bethanie. She and her team do a wonderful job of caring for our guests. So pleased for the tremendous review and we look forward to having you with us again soon.

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Chris Bebo
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Palmdale
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Reviewed 22 August 2014

Very nice rooms with fireplace, great bed and a variety of pillow options. Only one elevator caused minor delays at times. Can hear street car go by, but not a problem. Good location. Bar lacking some basic ingredients, unable to make a Bloody Mary!!

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chris b, General Manager at Sentinel, responded to this review, 29 August 2014
We will certainly review your kind feedback with our bar staff. Happy to know that the rest of your stay was great and we appreciate you sharing your vacation with us. Please consider Sentinel again on your next Portland vacation.

Sincerely,

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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