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Loved our 4 night stay close to NIH
Apr 23, 2014 by: Vinney C from Bethesda, Maryland
We were quite excite dto book ourselves at this hotel as we were looking at places to stay near to NIH while in San Francisco, CA. It's a great location with very nice Staff and a tremendous breakfast buffet. Ample parking and easy access to 270 and 495.
Apr 23, 2014 by: Jonyqqq from Rockville, Maryland
The manager named Meredith was horrible to me when I called to complain about about a handicap accessible room location. This hotel next to NIH claims to have accessible rooms. However they are so far away from the elevators that it makes them completely useless for handicap people. The manager handled the situation as poorly as possibly via phone.
Nice but with problems
Apr 22, 2014 by: Harrietlif from Peoria, Arizona
This hotel is well situated to DC and downtown Bethesda but more a business hotel than a family hotel. The pool is only open early morning and late in the day so that activity is out for kids. The front desk was busy and didn't seem too involved in individual guests. The room was large but wasn't cleaned till very late in the afternoon and hot showers were sporadic. The food was very good, both for the buffet breakfast and dinner. We attended a party at the hotel that was wonderful.
Apr 13, 2014 by: Davijuls from
I was pleased at the rate given for our stay. I will say this was a very busy hotel. It is located with easy access on and off the interstate. It's a very spread out hotel, so make sure you familiarize yourself with logistics. I appreciate the free self parking with use of your room key. It was a hectic time checking in. I was parked under the carport area to check in. I was out of the way of the shuttle. The shuttle driver still came over and asked if I was waiting on someone. I am not sure what other check in area they would have preferred me wait. I thought it would have been obvious I was waiting on someone. Although not rude, but since I went out of my way to make sure I was not blocking the path, I didn't care for the question. The lobby and check in area was nice and clean. The rooms were getting pretty worn. However, our bed was comfy. The towels were new and thick. TV worked fine. Shower was nice and warm. Looked like bathroom fixtures were pretty new. The pool was a nice temp, but the pool floor will tear up your feet. Hot tub was not working. I am glad that they offered the discounted rate, because paying full price would have not been acceptable. Although it wasn't a terrible stay, I do expect a Marriott to be at a higher standard.
Great Choice for Bethesda
Apr 05, 2014 by: Jim-V-NYC from New York City, New York
The Bethesda Marriott is a great business hotel. Very friendly staff at the front desk, smooth fast check in. Service in general is typical Marriott, friendly & efficient. The hotel facilities are well maintained. There were two things I was unhappy with that might nor might not be issues for travelers. There are no rooms that have two Queen sized beds, just two double beds. The other is that the tub is raised. I am 6'4" so I couldn't stand up straight in the shower. Not an issue for many people, but was something I wanted to note. I liked the bar; good pub food and a few good beers on tap. The fitness center was also well maintained with treadmills, elliptical machines, dumb bells, mats and a weight machine. The hotel is very nice & I would stay there again. It's not in downtown Bethesda so there aren't any restaurants within walking distance.
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