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American Inn of Bethesda
Based on 196 traveler reviews
OK quality and near NIH & Medical Centers plus Metro
Sep 18, 2014 by: NSP9454 from Spokane, Washington
Close to NIH and the Bethesda Medical Centers. AAA price was the best available in the area when I booked three weeks in advance. Initial problem at check-in – first room had someone already in it, but the staff made a quick effort to locate a different room. Basic two bed room. Small desk space, but there was readily available electrical plugs for the computer. Additional electronic outlets near bed that included UBS plugs. Closet METRO station is Bethesda Medical Center. The Bethesda stop is walking distance, but a longer walk that the Medical Center stop. Free limited breakfast.
Sep 12, 2014 by: Kimberly C from Port Saint Lucie, Florida, United States
After being disappointed that my wife didn't book us at the DoubleTree, I was repeatedly surprised to find the American Inn of Bethesda to be a welcoming environment. The staff was gracious and accomodating. For an older hotel, the interior was fresh and well appointed throughout, including the unexpected places like the public restrooms and stairwell. Every appliance/fixture, electrical and plumbing, not only worked, but worked well. Bonus: leave the car parked and walk. The area had restaurants galore, quaint shops everywhere and nightlife aplenty. Breakfast was lone weak spot for us. OK, but could use a little imagination and attentiveness from the right staff person. Would definitely stay here again.
Welcoming & Convenient
Sep 06, 2014 by: V S from Rockville, Maryland
Located among loads of amenities in downtown Bethesda, with easy access to Metro, NIH, Walter Reed. Parking on site is sparse, but public parking is only a block away & free on weekends. The Inn offers limited shuttle service on weekdays, but a free bus conveniently circulates through the downtown area (diagonally across from the Inn). Complimentary breakfast & outdoor pool are available. Half-day & full-day rates for Meeting room use. Sales Manager Cynthia made planning our family reunion effortless. And everyone found the rooms to be comfortable & service very friendly -- special thanks to Dipshan at the front desk!
Sep 04, 2014 by: Gina L from Mooreton, North Dakota, United States
Very friendly and helpful staff. Older hotel but was pretty clean. Nice breakfast area. We went there for a family reunion and the staff was very accommodating. Easy access to the subway to get down to DC area.
Sep 02, 2014 by: Felicia G from
The American Inn is a decent hotel, you get what you pay for. Disappointed by the lack of parking and the location isn't all the great (with exception of the short walk to the metro station, which was broken almost our entire stay). The breakfast was free but very sparse and underwhelming, not the greatest food on the planet. The cleaning crew tried to clean our room at 8am, which was disruptive when we were still sleeping, as most people are. If you need a bed to crash on and have a limited budget, this hotel does that, but don't expect perfection.
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