Sentinel Real Estate Corp
- Management and staff are friendly and professional
What could be better
- Can be unresponsive at times
Recent Sentinel Real Estate Corp reviews
Nice and clean
Apartment was built a couple years before others in the area, but it has been extremely well maintained. The high ceilings make even a studio feel spacious. It also means that windows are larger for more natural light.
My only complaint is the need for more storage space.
Great amenities for a busy lifestyle, but trouble with management!
As a medical student with a very busy schedule, I was looking for an apartment building with amenities that would make the tasks of everyday living extremely easy. The convenience of the modernized kitchen, in-unit washer/dryer, and basement gym are, in my opinion, definitely worth the price that you pay for them. In addition, the building is a block from the bus stop with routes to Penn's campus and Trader Joe's (which I used as my primary grocery store) is a 10 minute walk away. If you are the type of person who loves having numerous trendy coffee shops, top Philly restaurants, and popular clothing brands just blocks away, then this location can't be beat. The biggest downside of this property is its management. Throughout this past year the building has been struggling with elevator function, and it took several months before management stepped in to finally notify residents what was going on. Further there are numerous smokers in the building whose habits leave certain units and stairways extremely smoky and unpleasant. This issue has also been dealt with very poorly by management. The main leasing agent is horrible at phone and email communication. Despite this, the door men/women and maintenance staff have been friendly and wonderful to work with.
Lofts at Lakeview
Convenient location, friendly staff, good deal for money, accessible to maintenance immediately
Very good and really close to Fuqua
Lofts at Lakeview are a very good alternative for Fuqua students that prefer to stay away from the Station 9 party central. A 15-20 minute walk from Fuqua makes it very convenient. Management is very friendly but security is strict with noise and parties after 11pm
Close to campus
I chose to live at the Lofts because it is a 15 minute walk to campus. The Lofts is also a modern and new building with great finishes and appliances. I would highly recommend for anyone that wants the convince of being able to walk to campus. It is a little pricer than some options, but you are paying for a new building and the location.
Great building, some elevator issues
222 is one of the nicest buildings on the square. Built by the same architect as the Museum of Art. The amenities are on point: great gym, meeting room (free printers and coffee!), nice doorman, pet-friendly environment. Units have huge closets, all-equipped kitchen including a washer-dryer, and rent includes utility bills.
Another cool feature is that you can do a 6-month rental then a month-to-month deal if desired. The building manager is really helpful and they have a couple maintenance guy on duty that will fix anything in your unit on short notice.
However, the management company (based in NYC) does not seem to care a lot about this building. The elevators seem to break down a lot and although they say they will renovate these, it will take several months before all 4 elevators work again. Meanwhile, at most 2 elevators work at the same time, you have to call the doorman to be picked up on your floor, and sometimes no elevator works at all! They gave a big rent discount when this happened (and maybe you can get better rent terms now), so I was still happy with the experience, as the elevator situation is not a huge issue for me...
All in all, I would recommend this building (and I have seen a few in the city), especially for people who enjoy the proximity of the parc and the safety of an apartment building.
Great Location, Bad Management, Overpriced
Lofts have pretty apartments, there are some good utiities such as you can rent the clubhouse free of charge, and also a movie theater to watch a movie with a big group. Also, they have an agreement with a dry cleaning service that can pick up and drop off your clothes (on your expense). The problems with the lofts are the following:
2. Management are not cooperative and are just trying to get as much money as possible.
3. They have very strict rules to start and end a lease for example you need to provide a $100,000+ of financial proof to start a lease.
Belmont is nice as well but much cheaper with same great locatin so if you wanna save up, i would recommend checking belmont
Quiet and Modern
Really enjoyed living at Lofts at Lakeview for 2 years. The apartments have nice finishes and modern amenities throughout the building. The building caters to a professional crowd as you will see several doctors living here as a second home to be close to the hospital. There is very little noise and few children (most of the 2 bedroom floor plans do not have doors which I think turns off families).
Front office staff could be more helpful, especially maintaining the guest suite and notifying of availability in a timely manner.
You get a lot of value for the price: free Wall Street journal, coffee, club room, gym/classes, and doggie waste bags.
Fancy and Spacious, but could improve the maintenance
I've lived here for 3 years, both in a single and double bedroom apartments. A bit expensive comparing to other apartments in the area but worth the price given their amenities and location.
Great location close to campus
I can walk to Fuqua in 15 minutes, which is very convenient. We have a west facing apt which gets great light and looks out onto a wooded trail and pond.
Close to school but expensive
Great to be close to Fuqua and walk every morning. A bit expensive though
Lofts at Lakeview
Love the Lofts
Enjoyed living in the Lofts - just a short walk to school. Convenient to be by many restaurants. I rent the clubroom or theater on a monthly basis for events. Attend the free workout classes regularly. Love the high ceilings. Downsides - the lack of room door might be an issue for some couples (coming from a Jr 1 bedroom was fine for us). Also, it is noisy when ppl walk above - we recommended to choose the top floor!
Clean, new and spacious but overpriced
This building used to be called Hanover if there is any confusion about the name of this building. I moved in and was the first person to live in my unit as the building was new. It was expensive, especially for being on the "other" side of 75 (i.e. can't walk to bars/ dining places/ shopping) however for the beautiful new unit and staff I felt it was worth it. Although I can't walk to social places, it is really only a 5$ cab ride so I feel that is still pretty good. The gym is small so I just go to LA Fitness which is nearby. I didn't choose this place for the gym anyways. After I renewed my lease I was informed by a random letter in my door that the building was being sold and was now bought by Sentinel group management. I am not impressed with the changes. I now get charged a 4$ "billing fee" for my utilities which I never paid before. They had 4 months where they wouldn't notify me by email that I had a package I just had to guess if I had one. I hope that no more unexpected changes happen. Oh and with all of this my rent still went up. I know that rent tends to increase to compensate for inflation and all, but being that the building is no longer brand new I found that disappointing. Overall- OK place to live. It is still clean and beautiful but nervous about what other bad changes are coming. I probably won't renew my lease with this new management company.
Rittenhouse retreat perfect for busy students and young professionals
Because I knew that I definitely wanted to live in the Rittenhouse Square area, I spent a lot of time researching and viewing options. 222 Rittenhouse is a great fit for me because I wanted the safety element and amenities that come along with an apartment complex. The concierge staff is always so friendly and really helpful about accepting packages when I am gone during the day. The maintenance staff always responds to any requests I make in a very timely fashion. Though my studio square footage is small it has a full kitchen, bath, washer/dryer. The building itself has a conference room great for studying, rentable extra storage space, and a small gym in the basement with all the equipment I need for daily workouts. Though I definitely pay the price for my view of Rittenhouse Square, the neighborhood is incredible, and the apartment works perfectly for my needs!