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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
Valet parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Bar / lounge
Bicycle rental
Bicycles available
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Car hire
Wifi
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Breakfast in the room
Complimentary Instant Coffee
Complimentary tea
Complimentary welcome drink
Happy hour
Wine / champagne
Nightclub / DJ
Taxi service
Conference facilities
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
24-hour security
Baggage storage
Concierge
Newspaper
Non-smoking hotel
Shops
Doorperson
24-hour front desk
Clothes dryer
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Ironing service
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Allergy-free room
Blackout curtains
Air conditioning
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Coffee / tea maker
Cable / satellite TV
Extra long beds
Walk-in shower
Bathrobes
Fireplace
Housekeeping
Room service
Safe
Seating area
Separate living room
Sofa
Telephone
VIP room facilities
Bottled water
Clothes rack
Iron
Laptop safe
Private bathrooms
Tile / marble floor
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Minibar
Refrigerator
Electric kettle
Flatscreen TV
Radio
iPod docking station
Sofa bed
Whirlpool bathtub
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Languages Spoken
English, Russian, Spanish, Ukrainian
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Peter R wrote a review Feb 14
Bellevue, Washington2 contributions
When I booked this hotel it was advertised as 5 star but there is nothing 5 start about this place. Check-in: On arrival the bellhop was great but the guy at the front desk was rude. Bellhop asked the guy at the front desk politely what room I was in so he can take our bags up. The front desk was on a power trip. He refused to give the room number, left in the middle of check out and made the bellhop wait holding our bags. Very awkward exchange and turns out that the valet and bellhop worked for a 3rd party company. Room: Building is old and you could tell by the elevators, hallway and rooms. Rooms were small but nicely furnished. Room Service: The hotel advertised room service so I called multiple times to order but no one picked up so I went downstairs. Front Desk says only thing available is grilled cheese! I was hungry so I ordered it and went back to my room. I find out 45min later they're out of food! I ended up having to DoorDash. To make matters worse, when I went down to get my food I had a confrontation with some drunk guy at the bar in the lobby (adjacent lobby bar turns into a club night). Check-out: I thought things couldn't get worse but it did. I went to get my car from valet and my car was vandalized!!!! Hotel claimed no fault, only offered me to reimburse parking (which they never did) and never apologized. Do yourself a favor and never stay at the Sentinel. I should've stayed at the Nines like usual.
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Date of stay: December 2023
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Room Tip: Stay away from Sentinel. Staff was rude and car was vandalized with valet. Note to hotel, bad...
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Janet N wrote a review Dec 2022
Waldport, Oregon14 contributions1 helpful vote
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From the front door reception with help unloading our luggage to Reception desk to our Room! Exceptional friendly service!! We were treated with such lovely and unexpected gifts of flowers, chocolates, bubbly for our 2 night stay celebrating my husband’s and my birthday’s!🥳 (86 and 73!! ) We requested a specific type of room and we got it! Our every whim was catered to… including breakfast room service! Our heartfelt thanks to all of ‘Paige’s’ 😉 Concierge’s!! You ALL went the ‘extra mile’ for a couple of Seniors! We felt very looked after, loved and very special! Thank you for making our time with you so memorable! ❤️🥳🎄😘
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Date of stay: December 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Response from A H, Other at Sentinel
Responded Dec 12, 2022
Dear Janet, It was our pleasure to treat you like royalty! We are indeed known for our five-star service, and we are delighted to know this showed throughout your stay. We love helping our guests celebrate milestone events, and we are glad you and your husband could enjoy our treats as you toasted his birthday. Please join us again in downtown Portland the next time you are in need of a little more pampering! Warm regards, William Strickland, Director of Guest Services
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Shannon B wrote a review Dec 2023
Sacramento, California1 contribution
My recent stay at the Sentinel Hotel was excellent. The staff, especially the valet team, were consistently friendly and efficient, making every interaction pleasant. The room comfort was a standout feature - the bed was extremely comfortable, and the white noise machine was a thoughtful addition that ensured a good night's sleep. The hot shower and the in-room fireplace were perfect for relaxation. Overall, a great experience marked by professional service and excellent amenities. Can't wait to visit Portland and the Sentinel again.
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Date of stay: December 2023
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Room Tip: Great location for a short walk to Powell's Bookstore.
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Response from William Strickland, Guest Services / Front Office at Sentinel
Responded Dec 15, 2023
Dear valued guest, Thank you for taking the time to share your recent experience at the Sentinel Hotel in downtown Portland. We are thrilled to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us and that our staff, particularly the valet team, exceeded your expectations with their friendly and efficient service. We are delighted to learn that you found your room to be comfortable and that the white noise machine provided you with a peaceful night's rest. We designed our guest rooms with the goal of providing our guests with the ultimate comfort and relaxation, so we are pleased to know that you appreciated these amenities. We appreciate your kind words about our hotel, and we look forward to welcoming you back to the Sentinel on your next visit to Portland. Thank you again for choosing to stay with us and for sharing your positive feedback. Best regards,
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Laura P wrote a review Nov 2023
Hampshire, United Kingdom9 contributions3 helpful votes
Lovely hotel, interior decor is amazing and room was spotlessly clean. The room itself was slightly on the small side and could benefit from some space next to the sink for toiletries. Mine were on the floor. We had a room on a high floor with a terrace which again was lovely and access to a lounge with snacks. The drinks cabinet was empty though a couple of times we went in. Just minor points and I would happily stay here again
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Date of stay: November 2023Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Response from William Strickland, Guest Services / Front Office at Sentinel
Responded Dec 15, 2023
Dear valued guest, Thank you for taking the time to share your experience at Sentinel. We are thrilled to hear that you enjoyed our hotel’s lovely decor and spotlessly clean rooms. We appreciate your feedback regarding the size of the room and the need for additional space next to the sink for toiletries. We are always looking for ways to improve our guests' experience, and your feedback will be taken into consideration. We are happy to hear that you enjoyed the terrace and access to the lounge with snacks. We apologize for the empty drinks cabinet and will make sure to replenish it more frequently to ensure our guests are fully satisfied during their stay. Thank you for choosing Sentinel as your home away from home in downtown Portland, Oregon. We look forward to welcoming you back during your next visit. Warm regards,
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Nicholas P wrote a review Nov 2023
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Fantastic rooms, very clean and cute. Requested champagne and flowers for arrival and everything was perfect. Comfortable bed, fireplace was an amazing addition that made it feel like home. Very friendly staff and a great hotel. Will definitely stay here again
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Date of stay: November 2023
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Response from William Strickland, Guest Services / Front Office at Sentinel
Responded Dec 15, 2023
Dear valued guest, Thank you for choosing Sentinel for your recent stay in downtown Portland, Oregon. We are thrilled to hear that you had a fantastic experience with us and that your request for champagne and flowers upon arrival was met to your satisfaction. We pride ourselves on providing our guests with clean and comfortable rooms that feel like a home away from home. We are delighted to know that you enjoyed the cozy fireplace in your room. Our staff works hard to provide a warm and welcoming atmosphere, and we are glad to hear that you found them friendly and accommodating. We appreciate your kind words and your willingness to stay with us again. We look forward to welcoming you back to Sentinel for another wonderful stay in the future. Warm regards,

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Clara K wrote a review Nov 2023
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The hotel is good and clean. People are nice and kind. Generally the hotel is good and good hospitality is good I will recommend someone to come to the hotel. The food is good with enough varieties given the culture.
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Date of stay: November 2023
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Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Room Tip: Include women in your employees
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Response from William Strickland, Guest Services / Front Office at Sentinel
Responded Dec 15, 2023
Dear esteemed reviewer, Thank you for taking the time to share your experience with us at Sentinel, in downtown Portland. We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us and that you found our hotel to be clean and well-maintained. We take great pride in providing our guests with a comfortable and enjoyable stay, and we are pleased to hear that we succeeded in doing so for you. Our team at Sentinel is composed of individuals who are dedicated to providing excellent guest service, and we are glad to hear that you found our staff to be nice and kind. We believe that hospitality is an essential aspect of the hotel experience, and we are glad to hear that we were able to provide you with good hospitality during your stay. We appreciate your recommendation to others to come to our hotel, and we are pleased to hear that you enjoyed the food we offered. We strive to provide a variety of options that cater to different cultures and preferences, and we are glad to hear that you enjoyed the selection we provided. Thank you again for your review, and we hope to have the pleasure of welcoming you back to Sentinel in the near future. Warm Regards,
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Anthony B wrote a review Oct 2023
Cambridge, United Kingdom120 contributions56 helpful votes
Good location for exploring the west side, just be aware that you’ll need to get a bus/cab if you want to do anything across the river. Staff very friendly on check in and good throughout. Nice complimentary snack/coffee bar for the suites. Room was clean but a little tired decor wise. Overall great place.
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Date of stay: October 2023Trip type: Traveled solo
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Response from A H, Other at Sentinel
Responded Oct 27, 2023
Dear Anthony, Thank you for joining us in Portland, and we're glad you found our location to be ideal for exploring the sights of the west side. It was a pleasure to welcome you warmly, and we're glad you stopped in at The Room at the End of the Hall for some snacks from time to time. We hope to see you again soon! Warm regards, William Strickland, Director of Guest Services
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donna wrote a review Oct 2023
Fort Lauderdale, Florida5 contributions3 helpful votes
Although Portland is a strange city (for better or for worse), this hotel was well appointed, (love the bathrobe), and absolutely gorgeous. The hotel staff was young and agreeable, super helpful and friendly. The bed was beyond comfortable, and the bathroom has a deep bath that I enjoyed immensely.
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Date of stay: October 2023Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Response from A H, Other at Sentinel
Responded Oct 26, 2023
Greetings Donna, What a treat to find your five-star endorsement waiting for us! We are delighted you found your room to be well-appointed and our team to be welcoming and helpful. We are glad you made use of our deep bathtubs, and we hope to host you again in Portland one day. Warm regards, William Strickland, Director of Guest Services
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Wendy L wrote a review Sep 2023
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Returned 30 years after marrying here. It was so nice to go down memory lane. The staff was helpful, accommodations were comfortable and the location is great. Jake's Grill (the restaurant inhouse) treated us very well.
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Date of stay: September 2023
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Response from A H, Other at Sentinel
Responded Sep 28, 2023
Dear Wendy, Thank you for treating yourself! It was such a pleasure to have you back at our historic institution in the city after so many years, and we're glad you could see all that our building has become as Sentinel! We're glad you dined at Jake's during your stay, and we hope to host you again before so much time has passed! Warmly, William Strickland, Director of Guest Services
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KatieDuncs wrote a review Sep 2023
Cheltenham48 contributions32 helpful votes
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We booked an Executive Queen Terrace for exactly that, the terrace. The terrace is shabby and filthy and the gas firepit didn't work. Clearly a member of staff had realised there was a problem and just left it until someone complained. When we presented at Reception to ask them to send a cleaner up to the terrace (which clearly had not been cleaned for quite some time), staff were sceptical until I showed them the pictures of debris, dirt and BROKEN GLASS. We returned some hours later to find that cleaning staff had done the bare minimum- they had removed the broken glass hazard but left the dirt and debris. Absolutely disgraceful and disgusting for $280 per night. The hotel is surrounded by homeless people and in a very shady area of town. The room at the end of the hall isn't worth it - it had one can of San Pellegrino in its fridge over 24 hrs. Poor value from a city that should be striving to attract custom. Dirty breakfast trays in corridors at 1630 hrs. Stay in Woodstock - much nicer. The staff here show poor judgment.
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Date of stay: September 2023
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Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Room Tip: Stay out of town. This place is threatening and dangerous.
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Responded Sep 28, 2023
Dear KatieDuncs, We are sorry to learn of your disappointment, and we apologize for any oversight in ensuring your terrace was made ready for your arrival. We look forward to connecting with you further regarding this matter while you are still with us, so we can make this right. We have noted your feedback on The Room at the End of the Hall, which should serve as a welcome oasis for guests needing a moment to escape the bustle of the city, and we hope we can earn your higher approval before your departure. Kindly, William Strickland, Director of Guest Services
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ALSO KNOWN AS
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FORMERLY KNOWN AS
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NUMBER OF ROOMS
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Frequently Asked Questions about Sentinel
Which popular attractions are close to Sentinel?
Nearby attractions include Powell's City of Books (0.3 km), Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall (0.4 km), and Living Room Theater (0.2 km).
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.
Which room amenities are available at Sentinel?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
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, valet parking 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 centre during their stay.
Is Sentinel located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.5 km away from the centre 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 meeting rooms, a banquet room, and conference facilities.