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614 SW 11th Avenue, Portland, OR 97205-2624
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#20 of 160 hotels in Portland
Location
4.8
Cleanliness
4.7
Service
4.6
Value
4.3
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Sentinel is an excellent choice for travelers visiting Portland, offering a boutique environment alongside many helpful amenities designed to enhance your stay. Rooms at Sentinel provide a flat screen TV and air conditioning, and guests can stay connected with free wifi. In addition, while staying at Sentinel guests have access to a 24 hour front desk, room service, and a concierge. You can also enjoy a fitness center and breakfast. Need a place to park? There is paid private parking available nearby. Given the close proximity of popular landmarks, such as Pioneer Courthouse Square (0.2 mi) and Portland Center Stage at The Armory (0.2 mi), guests of Sentinel Portland can easily experience some of Portland's most well known attractions. Travelers looking to enjoy some schnitzel can head to Higgins Restaurant and Bar, Tasty n Alder, or Swiss Hibiscus. Otherwise, you may want to check out an Indian restaurant such as Bollywood Theater, East India Co., or Maruti Indian Restaurant. If you’re looking for things to do, you can check out Pearl District (0.4 mi), International Rose Test Garden (1.1 mi), or Portland Japanese Garden (1.2 mi), which are popular attractions amongst tourists, and they are all within walking distance. Enjoy your stay in Portland!
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Property amenities
Paid private parking nearby
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Bar / lounge
Bicycles available
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Car hire
Business Center with Internet Access
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Restaurant
Breakfast available
Breakfast in the room
Conference facilities
Banquet room
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24-hour security
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Non-smoking hotel
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24-hour front desk
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Historic Hotel
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Kelli C wrote a review Yesterday
Seattle, Washington3 contributions2 helpful votes
Great stay, people were very helpful. The hotel is beautiful and clean. I would stay here again. I was there for a work event in one of their ballrooms and it was spectacular as well. The wine was fantastic.
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Date of stay: December 2022Trip type: Traveled on business
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Frank O M wrote a review Nov 2022
Newbury, United Kingdom3 contributions2 helpful votes
Fantastic staff, quality rooms, location and attention to detail make this bespoke and lovingly cared for 'old dame' of Portland a gem of a stay. On top, easy access to Jakes seals the deal. Close walk to eats, stores and Powell's makes this a PDX landmark.
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Date of stay: November 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Response from A H, Other at Sentinel
Responded 4 days ago
Dear Frank, We are honored to hold such an elevated place in your heart! Thank you for noting our attention to detail and finer touches, which we pride ourselves on at our historic institution here in the heart of the city. We are glad you stopped in at Jake's steakhouse for a classic Portland experience, and we look forward to hosting your next stay in the city as well. Kind regards, William Strickland, Director of Guest Services
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professor-type wrote a review Nov 2022
Eugene, Oregon115 contributions88 helpful votes
Pretty good, but... 1) room 513 is below some very noisy equipment on roof (probably a/c) so we were moved to room 520 (inward facing, and quiet) as far as external noises. Nice room. 2) however, the room forced air heater was quite loud and came on suddenly (rather like someone turning on a hair-drier right beside you when you are fast asleep, suddenly you are awake!) 3) the wifi is totally unacceptable. Unsecured (despite what the front desk says) and it is a known problem ... see other Tripadvisor travelers' comments.
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Date of stay: November 2022
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Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Room Tip: Room 520 is good, room 513 is under noisy droning fans or some other equipment on roof.
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Response from A H, Other at Sentinel
Responded 5 days ago
Dear professor_type, We always welcome guest feedback and thank you for sharing your thoughts. While we are glad you stay was good overall and are glad we could facilitate a room change to a quieter space, we are sorry to note that you experienced issues with our WiFi. As you noted, we are aware of this challenge and are actively working on a permanent solution. We hope we can entice you back to stay with us the next time you are in Portland, as we are confident we can facilitate a perfect stay. Warm regards, William Strickland, Director of Guest Services
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Laura D wrote a review Nov 2022
First time in Portland and our stay was 10/10. The location was great super close to lots of bars and restaurants. Room was a tad bit outdated, but beautiful hotel overall. As was the bar in the lobby. We loved the club vibe on the weekend. The staff was awesome. Marco was incredibly helpful and funny, very witty lol! Erlind and Dylan were also kind and insightful. We will definitely be back in the future.
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Date of stay: November 2022Trip type: Traveled with friends
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Response from A H, Other at Sentinel
Responded 2 weeks ago
Dear B3169KDlaurad, So glad you discovered us! Thank you for allowing us to introduce you to Portland, and we are glad you could experience the fun of Fortune adjacent to our lobby during your weekend visit. Marco, Erlind, and Dylan all say hello, and we hope you will be back to join us again soon. Warm regards, William Strickland, Director of Guest Services
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chickenpock wrote a review Nov 2022
Seattle, Washington35 contributions24 helpful votes
I found the sentinel to be a great boutique hotel choice. Stayed in a corner room with a fireplace. The room was nice, had very comfortable chairs, a fantastic bed with a huge number of pillows, The hotel is attached to a nice steakhouse too. Will be back!
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Date of stay: November 2022Trip type: Traveled solo
Room Tip: Overnight street parking available in the area, but you’ll have to get up early to move your car...
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Response from A H, Other at Sentinel
Responded 2 weeks ago
Greetings chickenpock, We are delighted to know you rested so comfortably with us in our clean, welcoming accommodations. Thank you for joining us for a meal at Jake's during your visit, and we hope we can welcome you back to one of our corner fireplace rooms again soon. Warm regards, William Strickland, Director of Guest Services
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James G wrote a review Nov 2022
1 contribution
Heart of downtown Portland, classic architecture from the early 20th Century. Ornate ceilings, grand ballrooms, very artistic decor. Sleeping rooms are small but comfortable with high ceilings. Front desk staff was friendly and smiling. Plentyof dining options within walking distance. I would definitely stay here again by myself, but cosy for two for sure.
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Date of stay: November 2022Trip type: Traveled on business
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Response from A H, Other at Sentinel
Responded 3 weeks ago
Greetings jamesgU8411BX, Thank you for discovering our historic enclave here in the heart of downtown Portland. We always love hearing from guests who appreciate the elegance of our architecture and design, and our front desk team will be glad to know their friendly smiles enhanced your stay. We love knowing you will be back, and we would love to introduce you to our more spacious corner rooms and suites upon your return. Sincerely, William Strickland, Director of Guest Services
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Bonnie B wrote a review Oct 2022
We enjoyed our stay very much and would highly recommend this hotel! It’s a beautiful place to stay, the rooms are really nice, the beds are comfortable, the staff is great, the hotel is centrally located to everything, and we are very happy here. We would definitely stay here again!
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Date of stay: October 2022
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Response from A H, Other at Sentinel
Responded 4 weeks ago
Hello Bonnie, Your recommendation means everything to us, and it was our pleasure to host you in Portland. We are glad you found our city at your fingertips in our downtown location and we love knowing you would return to see us again should your travels bring you back to our NW city. Sincerely, William Strickland, Director of Guest Services
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brookerenard wrote a review Oct 2022
Silverton, Oregon, United States1 contribution
I have stayed at this hotel several times, but my recent stay was disappointing. Overall, the specialness is gone. The personnel at the front desk were clueless. When I asked about the restaurant in the lobby, the employee responded he has only been in Portland 5 weeks and didn’t know anything about the restaurant?! I stayed on the sixth floor and the “room at the end of the hall” had nothing in it- used to have snacks. Oatmeal but no spoons? The coffee provided was watered down. I do love the terrace rooms, so will likely stay again, but hope it will be back up to old standards.
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Date of stay: October 2022
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Response from A H, Other at Sentinel
Responded Oct 27, 2022
Dear brookerenard, Thank you for your loyalty to Sentinel. As you know from past visits, we place a high value on five-star service and amenities, and we take your feedback very seriously. We will follow up on your review to ensure all our front desk team members are well-versed on the many assets of Fortune and Jake’s, and we will address your findings in our unique Room at the End of the Hall as well. We agree that our terrace rooms with firepits overlooking the city are indeed special, and we look forward to situating you in one again very soon. We know we can restore your full faith in us. Warm regards, William Strickland, Director of Guest Services
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Pamela S wrote a review Oct 2022
The beds were so comfortable and the service was great. This is a beautiful hotel with lots of original architecture and lovely decor. . The restaurant downstairs has a fab happy hour menu and the food was solidly tasty. I would happily stay here again.
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Date of stay: October 2022Trip type: Traveled with friends
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Response from A H, Other at Sentinel
Responded Oct 26, 2022
Dear 102pamelas, We cannot ask for a higher endorsement than a desire to return, and we are delighted to learn that you would love to join us again in Portland. Thank you for allowing us to introduce you to our elevated service, architecture, and storied history in the city, and we await your next stay. Sincerely, William Strickland, Director of Guest Services
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Gail M wrote a review Oct 2022
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I have never issued a poor review. I am making an exception because the Sentinel has exceeded the worst of my third world travels. Forget any room service. The front desk will work diligently to convince you to get up and go find food yourself. The “Executive Floor” with the sad stale Costco croissants and NO coffee caused another guest to cry. Perhaps the guests that poor in are too drunk to notice anything beyond the attractive and stylish decor. The toilet is 7” off the floor which my 7 year old loved.I have stayed in every” luxury” hotel in Portland. Quirks are fine. The Sentinel is not. Ruined a weekend intended to celebrate a 40th birthday. Management needs a new job.
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Date of stay: October 2022
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Response from A H, Other at Sentinel
Responded Oct 27, 2022
Dear T6827OFgailm, We appreciate your candid feedback for our team, and share in your disappointment that your stay failed to live up to expectations. We are pleased to be resuming our room service offerings within the next several weeks, which we know will be of convenience to our guests, and we take your feedback to heart regarding the offerings in our executive level Room at the End of the Hall, which is meant to be a respite for our guests. We hope you still enjoyed celebrating a special 40th birthday, and we would welcome the chance to earn your five-star approval one day. Sincerely, William Strickland, Director of Guest Services
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$191 - $268 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
governor hotel portland oregon
FORMERLY KNOWN AS
The Governor Hotel
LOCATION
United StatesOregonPortlandDowntown
NUMBER OF ROOMS
100
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Frequently Asked Questions about Sentinel
Which popular attractions are close to Sentinel?
Nearby attractions include Powell's City of Books (0.2 miles), Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall (0.3 miles), and Portland Center Stage at The Armory (0.2 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Sentinel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
What food & drink options are available at Sentinel?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Sentinel?
Yes, paid private parking nearby is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Sentinel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Mucca Osteria, Cheryl's on12th, and Southpark Seafood.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Sentinel?
Yes, guests have access to a fitness center during their stay.
Is Sentinel located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.3 miles away from the center of Portland.
Are any cleaning services offered at Sentinel?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Are pets allowed at Sentinel?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Does Sentinel offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers a business center, meeting rooms, and a banquet room.
Are there any historical sites close to Sentinel?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Portland Center Stage at The Armory (0.2 miles), Old Church (0.4 miles), and Japanese American Historical Plaza (0.7 miles).