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Sep 30, 2014 by: Shannon A from Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Like always when we stay at a Marriott anywhere in the USA.....it remain enjoyable. Reservations being under my hubby's (Burgess) we flew in for a 8/29-9/1 stay to celebrate with my hubby's business colleague as he was getting married. Our flight was delayed getting in. We called and advised them. The front desk representative was very pleasant and assured us it was ok. When we arrived our check-in was QUICK and uneventful (as should be)....unlike our very aweful experience the week prior at a Double Tree Hilton in Key West. Immediately we were back on familiar and high standards turf that we're used to. My hubby is a MARRIOTT ELITE member and as usual the classy way of life was ours. The lobby was breathtaking, very clean, beautiful decor furniture and paintings alike. Love the vintage telephones placed on the tables by the elevators. Getting to our room on the 15th floor was flawless and stepping off the elevator was absolutely awesome. There was no smell, just cool air....even the carpet was beautiful. Our room was absolutely enough space for two with a king size bed. Nice real nice. We had a refrigerator to mention. Towels were very new/milk white. Bathrooom granite top; etc. The view from the room was ok...we saw the parking lot and the highways. Too tired to care at 3:45am....we were satisfied. We had 2 breakfast complimentary passes. Unfortunately because of our hectic weekend schedule metting up with family (my hubby is from Baltimore) we hadn't the chance to dine there for breakfast at all. The greeter lady on Saturday morning was very pleasant and funny. I wanted to take a tour of the beautiful establishment and snap pictures but again our tight schedule would not allow. I was able to snap a few of our floor and room. Lovely! We'll definitely revisit and hope to have more time to really enjoy and relax there. Thanks Bethesda Marriott..... you guys lived up to our expectations.
Sep 28, 2014 by: Sushila N from Chantilly, Virginia
The staff were nice, we forgot our tooth brushes and they gave us some spares. They were kind and courteous. Parking is free in the weekend which was nice. The downside is it is far away from everything, you either have to drive or they have a shuttle which goes to the metro. I had a vision of the hotel being in the middle of Bethesda rather than a drive away from everything. Shower was good, bed was comfortable, room was clean. I would recommend staying provided you are OK with driving everywhere.
Sub-standard property in middle of nowhere
Sep 24, 2014 by: DC36363 from
Marriott should have higher standards than this. The rooms are dated with small bathrooms. I've stayed in nicer Holiday Inn Expresses. $15 a day for "high-speed" Internet at 2 MBp. The morning shuttle was late, and the staff don't seem to communicate among themselves. It's a $15 taxi fare to Bethesda center, and quite inconvenient. I recommend staying at the Bethesda Hyatt Regency instead.
Out in the Middle of Nowhere
Sep 16, 2014 by: DealScout from Chattanooga, Tennessee
This Marriott is located off the beaten path; too far to walk to the metro of restaurants. However, they do provide shuttles to the downtown Rockville area and to the Medical Center Metro stop on the Red Line. The hotel staff is friendly and treats you as you you have become accustomed at Marriott.s This is a large hotel, spread out and across multiple floors. I had room 363 which was comfortable, came with two double beds. The AC wasn't working well and when I called the front desk that had a technician up within a few minutes. Worked fine after he did his magic. Their toiletries are made by Thann, I hear it's a good product, but other than the soap I did not use them. Internet (wi-fi) comes in two options, I purchased the fater of the two, $15.95, and it worked adequately. The hotel has a restaurant and bar which I did not try; however, they both were appealing to the eye. Complementary citrus water available in the lobby.
Indeed there is construction noise and everyone does their best.
Sep 14, 2014 by: Axel8807 from Bridgewater, New Jersey
What struck me after a day or two is the politeness and kindness of everyone working here and it may be tough with the facade refurbishing and the inside pool closed to be transformed in a new fitness center. Rooms:nice standard Marriott rooms, on the smallish side. Bathroom: no problem. Restaurant Agio: I was only here for breakfast, nice selection for buffet breakfast with wafel and eggs prepared to your liking. Not crowded. Current fitness center: 4-5 treadmills, 3 crosstrainers and weights (should be better soon?)
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