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Sentinel Motel

1445 Wilmington Pike, Chadds Ford Twp, West Chester, PA 19382
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Ranked #2 of 6 hotels in West Chester
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 2 days ago
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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West Chester, Pennsylvania
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I checked in for 5 days and stayed for 3 months (house purchase from hell ...). This is run by a family with 2 motels who are experienced motelliers. Many repairmen working for insurance companies after major storms etc stay here as a base while they help with the fixing up, one guy was a regular from Wyoming! This place... More

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Waynesboro, Pennsylvania
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Old style motel, clean, comfy beds, but no frills! Mini fridge, but no microwave or coffee maker in our room (#12). No counter space in bathroom. No toiletries (except bar soap) or hangers. Bring your own!!! Air Conditioner worked well, there were enough plugs to charge our gadgets, little road noise as the motel is on a hill above the... More

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Salisbury, Maryland
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91 reviews 91 reviews
24 hotel reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My wife and I love visiting Longwood Gardens and tubing and canoeing on the Brandywine, so we visit this area every summer. I paw through the B&B, Airbnb, and hotel offerings, always getting frustrated at prices and lack of locations. I finally stumbled across the reviews of this motel last week, and decided to take a chance. We were happy... More

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Lake Worth, Florida
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71 reviews 71 reviews
14 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This is a motel that is very old but yet comfortable. Our room was very nice and clean but was in need of some refurbishing. There were no hangers provided for clothing, there was no counter space in the bathroom, there was no drawers for our clothes. The door did not have a dead bolt nor hasp for added protection... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014

I recently stayed at the Sentinel Motel on a business trip for several nights. I found the rooms to be clean and well maintained. The motel manager was friendly and made my stay comfortable. The motel is elevated slightly above Wilmington Pike, which minimized highway noise. I would recommend this motel to any traveler looking for a pleasant stay. John... More

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Bellingham, Washington
4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2014

We needed a centrally located motel so we could see everything from Bird in Hand PA down to Philadelphia. Cost was everything but safe and clean is on the top also. Very friendly staff. They have managed it since 1995. They are making improvements on the rooms. Only down fall was lack of electrical outlets, but if you look you... More

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Nirav P, General Manager at Sentinel Motel, responded to this review

Thank You for your kind words about our property. I am pleased to read that we are meeting your expectations. Reviews like yours really encourage us to do well. I am glad you enjoyed your time with us and that our staff was helpful and pleasant. And yes, we are making significant improvements on our rooms. Thank You for noticing!... More

Petersburg PA
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143 reviews 143 reviews
93 hotel reviews
113 helpful votes 113 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2014

The Sentinel is an old-style drive-up motel. The room decor was very good. Quiet room as well even though it was above a busy highway. Efficient, professional check-in. Internet worked well. Good for a night.

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Nirav P, General Manager at Sentinel Motel, responded to this review

Thank You for your recent review of our property. And Thanks for choosing Sentinel Motel for your stay while in West Chester. We hope to welcome you again soon. Happy Travels! More

Washington DC, District of Columbia
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2014

I've stayed at the Sentinel many times and I stay there because its different from the big chains. Very nice people who take the time to give great service. I sleep like a log there and it is clean with large rooms. It's a friendly family owned business that will remember you as a person. It's not fancy, the Sentinel... More

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Nirav P, General Manager at Sentinel Motel, responded to this review

Thank you for choosing to stay with us. I am glad you had a pleasant stay and Thank you for all your comments about our motel. We look forward to you next visit! More

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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014 via mobile

Comfortable. Clean. Safe. Staff were very nice. Comfortable. Clean. Safe. Hot water was endless. Comfortable clean safe. Very pretty setting atop a hill. I saw deer one night. For sure would stay again.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2014

I had a great stay at this friendly family owned motel. Everyone was very helpful. The room was clean, comfortable and so quiet that a deer even wandered across the hill one night. Also, it was very easy access from the car. I would stay here again. This is a very good choice for a budget motel.

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Nirav P, General Manager at Sentinel Motel, responded to this review

Dear Sarah, Thanks for staying with us at the Sentinel Motel and for posting your review on TripAdvisor. We appreciate both! I am pleased that you enjoyed your stay and also that the staff was helpful and pleasant. Please come visit us again soon! More

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Address: 1445 Wilmington Pike, Chadds Ford Twp, West Chester, PA 19382
Location: United States > Pennsylvania > West Chester
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Located south of West Chester, the Sentinel Motel is 2 miles from the Brandywine Battlefield, 4 miles from West Chester University and 8 miles from Longwood Gardens. Complimentary wireless Internet access keeps you connected, and flat-screen TV's are offered for your entertainment. Each newly remodeled spacious guest room at the Sentinel Motel includes a refrigerator, microwave, and satellite TV. The brightly decorated rooms have a work desk for you convenience and an en suite bathroom. The West Chester Sentinel Motel is air conditioned and offers fax and copy services at the 24-hour front desk. The motel also has a vending machine with drinks. The motel situated on top of the hill is in one of the finest areas and only a few miles away from dozens of restaurants. The Brandywine River Museum is 10 minutes' drive and The Chadds Ford Winery is 15 minutes' drive from the motel. ... more   less 
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