Sentinel offers 100 guest rooms, some with rare working fireplaces, all with local luxury amenities. WiFi is free for guests and there is room service for your pet. Woof woof.
The interior designer behind the new look is Wimberly of WATG whose work included updated color schemes and furnishings, and improved lighting – always a good thing in a period building. Guest rooms and hallways are lined with a pop art collection featuring the likes of John Lennon, Steve Jobs, and Sid Vicious of the Sex Pistols. The only time you would ever see them in the same room.
We're done describing this joint for you. Now feast your eyes on the photos.
We have to agree that the robot sculptures, sentinels, whatever, make the case for the hotel's new name.
The main lobby and reception are located in the historic "West Wing," and if you look closely you will see there is direct access to Starbucks.
Here's a view of the street entrance and the lobby's new lightened up look.
Guest rooms feature forest green walls, which symbolize Oregon's lumber trade. Nice and soothing.
Host a meet and greet in Sentinel's West Wing, where the setting will make your event appear more important.
A nice perk -- no pun intended -- to this hotel is the attached Starbucks. Notice the blackboard that shows us how to use a press pot.
Room rates start at $304 a night this weekend.
[Photos: Sentinel Hotel]