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Very good stay!
Jul 27, 2014 by: Andre R from Lowell, Massachusetts
I stayed here at the Bethesda Marriott for a week (July 13-19) during the National Young Leaders Conference. I have to say that I was very impressed. The beds and cots were very comfortable. The room is clean. It was just annoying that the movies were blocked because we were part of the group. I stayed on the 4th floor of the hotel. The Agio restaurant tastes fantastic, and I was so happy when I learned that you served Starbucks Coffee! The conference rooms (especially Potomac) was very cold, and we had to sit through the cold air for a long time. The store had a great selection of necessities and snacks for the night. The wifi is expensive but it was unbelievably fast, I'm amazed. The front desk staff during the day were not friendly and sometimes even rude. The night staff was very welcoming.Other than that, I enjoyed my stay, and will consider coming back with my family in the future! :)
At least the bed was comfortable
Jul 26, 2014 by: TaraLynn74 from Springfield, Illinois
$15 to park, but was comped at check out. The front desk clerk was very rude, had the personality of a turd, so that set me off from the start. Rooms were adequate. $12.95 for wifi only free in public areas. Found ants in our room, informed the front desk they may want to spray, cut $25 off my bill. It was OK. Nothing to write home about
Standard Marriott appearance without the same level of service.
Jul 16, 2014 by: blondechickma from Boston, Massachusetts
This hotel is very easy to find just off 495. The entrance is well marked and the grounds are lovely. Upon entering the hotel for check-in, the bell man to the right stood there leaning on the stand and when I asked where check-in was he seemed annoyed. Check-in is to the left and back. Not very intuitive as you walk in and the restaurant is directly in front of you. At the desk, the gentleman checked me in without any enthusiasm. I had to ask about parking, where the elevators were, if I had lounge access (platinum), where the lounge was etc. The room was typical renovated king bed room. Clean and comfortable. The lounge was also standard but again there was no welcome by the staff. No smile. Just someone to clean up and clear the dish tray. Marriott standard by looks but not by action/words. I gave it a 3 due to the meeting the Marriott standard. Although I was not there during the day, there is some construction going on. They do notify you of that upon check-in and with signage throughout the hotel.
Decent hotel, good staff
Jul 15, 2014 by: JRDEagan_Minnesota from Eagan, Minnesota
My family and I stayed at the hotel this past weekend while attending a wedding. The group rate for the wedding was quite reasonable by DC standards. The rooms were decent, typical Marriott amenities. The every half-hour free shuttle to the NIH Medical Center Metro stop was very useful, and the driver kindly provided cold water bottles to those of us melting in the DC heat. The hotel staff was very helpful across the board, but the service in the restaurant for breakfast was a bit hit and miss. Some of the servers were quite good, but a couple others seemed overwhelmed by the volume of diners. I would suggest that management add a few additional servers when there are groups staying at the hotel. The elevators are a bit slow. Overall, it was a favorable experience.
Very good but noisy for the summer
Jul 09, 2014 by: James W from Birmingham, Alabama, United States
This is a very good Marriott, but beware that they are doing major construction on the exterior, and for the next several weeks it is likely to be VERY noisy from 8-4 pm weekdays. On the great side is Maria is the best hostess of a concierge lounge in they entire system. Don't miss her nightly feast. Her alter ego Hilda does a great job for breakfast as well.
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