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614 SW 11th Avenue, Portland, OR 97205
1 (888) 271-2681Edit info
Sentinel is a downtown luxury hotel near Portland Art Museum, Food Carts, and Pioneer Square. The historic hotel houses a Starbucks Evening, which serves beer and wine along with coffee, and Jake's ... Read more
Grill and Jackknife Bar. Portland-based Provenance Hotel Group owns the 100-room hotel formerly called The Governor Hotel. The new name came after a $6 million renovation. The name "The Sentinel" comes from the sentinel-like figure in the cornice of the building. There are several meeting rooms and a large event space.


Fitness Center
Free WiFi
Internet Access
Laundry Services
Meeting Rooms
Business Center
Cribs Available
Pets Allowed
Air conditioning
Connecting Rooms

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Lake Forest, California, USA

My god, if I could live in the Sentinel hotel I would. Absolutely stunning rooms and decor throughout the hotel, and the bar near the lobby is poppin’ in the evenings (super full, playing 90s hip-hop — I’m in love). Not to mention the service was just absolutely phenomenal! Quick to answer the phone, no troubles checking in, and a breeze to check out. I will be back!

Recommended for:Luxury TravelersHistory BuffsNightlife LoversTrendsters

Lovely comfortable hotel. Recently renovated in a funky but classy design. Very comfortable bed. Nice staff. Cool bar. Well located.

Recommended for:Luxury TravelersTrendstersArt & Design LoversBusiness Travelers
Local from Portland, Oregon, USA

This might be my favorite hotel in Portland. Those with an interest in art, history, and architecture will love it, also there's a Starbucks right off the lobby and a lot of common area spaces. It used to be called The Governor Hotel but just changed its name in March 2014 to Sentinel in honor of the little guys who stand guard at the top of the building. Take the tour of the hotel to hear more. Near the sentinels the quote "do unto others as you would have them do unto you" is carved in stone, which is a pretty good motto on a hotel. This street, 11th, is a good location, near Powell's and in walking distance of the galleries and shopping of The Pearl and Downtown and also near some great restaurants and food-carts. It's probably best to take MAX up to NW or across the river to SE. The recent redesign is lovely.

Recommended for:Art & Design LoversFoodiesLuxury Travelers
Local from Portland, Oregon, USA

Located on SW 11th Street, about four blocks from the main thoroughfare of SW Broadway, the Governor hotel is in easy reach of all that Portland has to offer.
This is an old style hotel (renovated in 1992) that has successfully combined expectations of modern luxury and amenities with the exceptional decor and taste befitting the age and style of an early 20th Century building. It has an impressive frontage, but on entry to the lobby you can see this is indeed an elegant place to stay.

Off the lobby on the entrance side is a Starbucks; on the 10th Avenue side is the deservedly renowned Jake's Restaurant. Between the lobby and Jakes is a comfortable and atmospheric Victorian-style sitting room lined with murals of early Oregon history.

Proceeding from the lobby, you won't be disappointed with the rooms that are light, simple with rich dark wood, with a warm ambience and a great bed! I'm always very picky (having heard the horror stories about hotel hygiene) about the cleanliness of the room but especially the bathroom. The room (Deluxe King) I was in was very clean with high standards.

This is a great hotel to relax in with a fitness center, a place to meet for pleasure or business and have a meal at Jake's Grill.

Recommended for:Luxury TravelersHistory Buffs
Local from Portland, Oregon, USA

One of Portland’s oldest and best-known hotels, the Governor is smack in the middle of downtown (it doesn’t get more central than this). They have 24-hour room service, free Wi-Fi, plenty of banquet and meeting space. There’s also a Starbucks onsite, as well as one of Portland’s best-known restaurants: Jake’s Grill. This historic hotel has large, cheery rooms done up in muted tones and rich woods, and some suites have balconies and fireplaces. The rooms here are incredibly quiet considering the hotel’s busy downtown location. What’s even more incredible is that unlike most hotels these days, the windows in the rooms at the Governor actually open! The bathrooms vary in size quite a bit so if you need a bigger bathroom make sure to mention this at the time of reservations.

Local from Portland, Oregon
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I feel like this hotel is a secret, the way it’s outside masquerades as just another beautiful building. Once inside I saw the grand foyer with a ceiling ornate and gold enough to have been made for a King, but the lobby was warm and inviting with chairs around a fireplace and books- like Grandpa would be down in a second to beat you in chess. The staff were extremely helpful and smiley, I felt like I was doing them a favor by being there. Being one of the first hotels in Portland, it has a lot of history; evidenced in their unique rooms and elevators. Good food is not a problem; the hotel’s restaurant is hailed as the best seafood restaurant in Portland and they offer Starbucks room service. The hotel’s Downtown location is perfect for taking quick breaks between exploring, where the only trial is to not to get too comfy until you’re in for the night.

Recommended for:History Buffs


Internet Access
  • Free WiFi
  • iPod docking station
Dining & Drinks
  • Bar/lounge
  • Restaurant
  • Breakfast available (surcharge)
  • Coffee shop or cafe
Fitness & Recreation
  • Concierge services
  • MP3 docking station
  • Terrace
  • Fitness facilities
  • Limo or Town Car service available
  • Valet parking (surcharge)
  • In-room accessibility
  • Accessible bathroom
  • Roll-in shower
Traveling with Children
  • Free cribs/infant beds
  • Pets allowed
Services & Conveniences
  • Luggage storage
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Smoke-free property
  • Elevator/lift
  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Meeting rooms 9
  • Wedding services
  • Conference space
  • Porter/bellhop
  • 24-hour business center
  • Conference center
  • Private bathroom
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer
  • Shower/tub combination
  • Premium bedding
  • Hypo-allergenic bedding available
  • Pillowtop mattress
  • Pillow menu
  • Frette Italian sheets
  • Rollaway/extra beds (surcharge)
In-Room Dining
  • Minibar
  • Room service (24 hours)
  • Coffee/tea maker
Media & Technology
  • Phone
  • Cable TV service
  • Flat-panel TV
  • Premium TV channels
  • Pay movies
  • Daily housekeeping
Other Room Amenities
  • Air conditioning
  • In-room climate control (air conditioning)
  • Bathrobes
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available
  • Iron/ironing board
  • Desk
  • In-room safe (laptop compatible)
Property Info
  • Total number of rooms - 100
  • Number of floors - 6
  • Year Built 1909

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