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Waterbury, Connecticut
Reviewed 22 July 2016

We recently stayed at the Sentinel in Portland Or. and had a great time, it is a upscale apperance with a cozy feel. The hotel made you feel welcome upon arrival! Close to everything , staff was very informative!

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Bethanie P, Front Office Manager at Sentinel, responded to this review

Thank you for sharing your experience with us; I’m so glad you enjoyed your time at Sentinel. Our goal is for each of our guests to feel welcome and at home here. Keep us in mind for your next trip to Portland. Bethanie Peterson Assistant Office Manager

Reviewed 22 July 2016

This was my second stay at the Sentinel in Portland. The staff is very friendly and welcoming from Bell, to front desk and housekeeping. Rooms are well appointed and I love the amenity line they have in the bathrooms. Location is outstanding, walking distance to shopping and bars / restaurants. You can't go wrong if you book here!

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Bethanie P, Front Office Manager at Sentinel, responded to this review

Thank you for your repeat business and for the strong endorsement. I’m so glad we were able to impress you a second time. Keep us in mind anytime you are staying in downtown-- We would love to welcome you again. Bethanie Peterson Assistant Office Manager

Burnaby
Reviewed 22 July 2016

We originally booked the Ace hotel, but found the beds there so uncomfortable we had to find another downtown hotel. The Sentinel was lovely, made our 4-night stay really special. Mentioned it was our anniversary, and we came back one night to find roses and champagne in our room. Spacious, comfortable, friendly. Would definitely go back.

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Bethanie P, Front Office Manager at Sentinel, responded to this review

Thank you so much for giving Sentinel a shot for your special occasion! Celebrating with our guests is our favorite thing, so thank you both for the opportunity and for taking the time to share your feedback. Until next time, Best regards, Bethanie Peterson Assistant Office Manager

Milwaukee
Reviewed 22 July 2016

We had an amazing stay here! The hotel and room was beautiful...the staff was so friendly and accommodating. The lobby bar was gorgeous, great food and drinks. It's center to everything, we walked everywhere. Whenever we come to Portland, this is where we'll stay!

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Bethanie P, Front Office Manager at Sentinel, responded to this review

Thanks so much for those thoughtful comments and for this gracious review! I’m glad your stay was amazing; That is definitely what we are going for. I’m also happy to hear that we are your go-to Portland hotel. Come visit us again anytime. We would be more than happy to welcome you back. Bethanie Peterson Assistant Office Manager

Plymouth
Reviewed 22 July 2016

Excellent location, super comfortable bed and friendly and attentive staff. We arrived very early at the hotel, dropped off our luggage and the staff at the front desk called us when our room was ready - can't say enough good things about this hotel.

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Bethanie P, Front Office Manager at Sentinel, responded to this review

Always nice to hear words like excellent, wonderful, and super used to describe Sentinel. I’m glad you enjoyed your stay with us. Great staff and comfy beds, what more could you ask for? Thanks so much for this excellent review and for the generous feedback. Come visit again--We would love to welcome you back. Bethanie Peterson Assistant Office Manager

Eagle
Reviewed 22 July 2016

This is the only place I will stay at in Portland - one of my favorite hotels and cities! The staff were wonderful and most helpful and having Starbucks just off the Lobby was the coup for me! Can't wait to go back!

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Bethanie P, Front Office Manager at Sentinel, responded to this review

It is always a joy when we become home-away-from-home for our guests. Thank you so much for this kind review. I’m happy to know we have earned go-to status for your Portland hotel stays. Come back and visit again soon! Bethanie Peterson Assistant Office Manager

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Reviewed 22 July 2016

Perfectly located. Contemporary without pretension. Loved the decor of the rooms, the reading nooks in the lobby, the oversized leather chairs. Will come here again when my stack of books from Powell's wears thin.

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Bethanie P, Front Office Manager at Sentinel, responded to this review

I really appreciate that sentiment, “Contemporary without pretense,” because that truly is what we are aiming for here at Sentinel. Thank you for this gracious review and for the nice compliments. Come see us again on your next Portland trip. Bethanie Peterson Assistant Office Manager

Portland
Reviewed 22 July 2016

We spent the night in Portland at this unique hotel located in downtown area. Love that we could walk around the city and experience all it has to offer. The bar/club was very busy the night we stayed so unfortunately we decided not to try to grab a drink there.

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Bethanie P, Front Office Manager at Sentinel, responded to this review

We are lucky to be so centrally located where everything is within easy walking distance. I’m glad you enjoyed your stay at Sentinel; Thank you for this great review. Keep us in mind anytime you are staying in downtown PDX. We would love to welcome you back. Bethanie Peterson Assistant Office Manager

San Francisco, California
Reviewed 21 July 2016

Perfect location in downtown Portland, centrally located close to bars, restaurants and shopping. Bar/restaurant on site, and Starbucks in the lobby. Wonderful, wonderful staff who were so helpful at every turn, including welcoming me back after I'd already checked out, when I learned my Southwest flight had been canceled. Rooms are adorable, from the lacquer green front doors, lovely amenities,...

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Bethanie P, Front Office Manager at Sentinel, responded to this review

Wonderful, wonderful staff and super, super comfortable beds? That just sounds fabulous! I’m so glad Sentinel was able to go above and beyond your expectations. Thank you for this generous review; We are happy to be your new go-to hotel in Portland. Come see us again anytime you are in town. Bethanie Peterson Assistant Office Manager

Irvine, CA
Reviewed 20 July 2016 via mobile

After being bumped from a flight and spending 3 hours on the phone with sold out hotels within 30 miles of the airport, I was blessed to find a corner deluxe king room here. What a relief. Not only did I find a room that they didn't rip me off!!! I paid $389 for an upgraded room when the Four...

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Bethanie P, Front Office Manager at Sentinel, responded to this review

I love the comparison! Thank you very much for the compliments! Our whole team worked very hard to find that perfect balance between old world luxury and modern comfort. I’m glad you loved your stay at Sentinel. Thanks for this great review. Come visit again soon, Bethanie Peterson Assistant Office Manager

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Room Service
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
About the property
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
Things to do
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Room types
  • Suites
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Services
  • Room Service
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Laundry Service
  • Concierge
  • Banquet Room
  • Conference Facilities

Additional Information about Sentinel

Address: 614 SW 11th Avenue, Portland, OR 97205-2624 (Formerly The Governor Hotel)
Region: United States > Oregon > Portland > Downtown
Price Range: $231 - $545 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Sentinel 4.5*
Number of rooms: 100
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Also Known As:
Governor Hotel Portland Oregon
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#2 Family Hotel in Portland
#3 Romantic Hotel in Portland
#4 Business Hotel in Portland
#4 Luxury Hotel in Portland
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“ask for high floor, large room (they vary in size for same category), away from bar”
 of 5 bubbles 24negarc, 16 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Go for a suite!”
 of 5 bubbles cshowalter, 28 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Corner rooms with fireplace are great”
 of 5 bubbles MathewDav, 18 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Get a corner suite, it's nice to have a fireplace when it's cold out.”
 of 5 bubbles J0el75, 12 Oct 2016 | Read review
“City Terrace Studio Suites are great. Watch out for rooms that look into airshaft (unless you want quiet and don't mind the lack of a view).”
  • City Terrace Studio Suite - bathroom.
  • City Terrace Studio Suite - terrace.
  • City Terrace Studio Suite - terrace.
  • City Terrace Studio Suite - bedroom.
  • City Terrace Studio Suite - bedroom.
  • View from terrace.
  • Lounge on concierge floor (aka Room at the End of the Hall).
  • View from terrace.
 of 5 bubbles AlexT156, 30 Sep 2016 | Read review
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