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Bethesda Marriott Suites
Based on 223 traveler reviews
Jan 06, 2015 by: JRRF from Washington DC, District of Columbia
This hotel is right next to Marriott world headquarters, and it shows. It may not be a 5 star hotel, but I give it a ranking of 5 because they do everything very well. The service is exceptional (the answer is always "yes"), the rooms and the entire hotel are nicely appointed, and even the food is excellent (which is rarely the case in hotels). Even more surprising, we were there on an off-weekend, and the food was still excellent. Considering all the rooms are two room suites, this is an exceptional value. This hotel is conveniently located right off the freeway, and if you are in that area there is simply no better place to stay.
Dec 29, 2014 by: Laura R from Denville, New Jersey
We have family in the area and this has been our go to hotel for family visits for years. The rooms are spacious enough for us, we enjoy having the separate sleeping/lounge areas since we tend to go to bed at different times. Over the years my son used the pull out couch but that is no longer necessary as he gets his own room now. The towels are cushy soft, the sink area is separate from the 'water closet' area which is very convenient. The staff has always been helpful and attentive to our needs, always greeted by all staff with warm greetings. Our family loves when we visit because then everyone comes over for a wonderful breakfast. We advise the restaurant of the size of our group and they always manage to be able to seat us in the back room. The food is wonderful and we all proclaim they have the best oatmeal we have ever had (I only eat oatmeal here). The only downside to staying here is the cost of WiFi and parking. Why should I need to pay $12 - $15 when so many other hotels provide this service for free? Perhaps the fee for the WiFi wouldn't be so annoying but that would be on top of the $15.00 parking fee which in reality is adding $30.00 to our room rate when using both services.
Great service, parking a bit confusing
Dec 28, 2014 by: Mark U from New York City, New York
I stayed at the Bethesda Marriott Suites mid-December, and was very happy with both the level of service I experienced, as well as the food and amenities offered. The front desk staff were extremely friendly, knowledgeable, and accommodating. When I got in late from a meeting in DC, they greeted me at the door and asked if they could watch my bag while I went and got something to eat. They alerted me the kitchen was about to close and they wanted me to get dinner before checking in. Very classy, and I appreciated them looking out for me. The reason for 4 stars instead of 5, is the parking situation. In the back of the hotel is a parking garage. I wouldn't have minded if it was free, but they charge for the parking. Also, the first time you visit there aren't many signs to indicate you can enter the hotel via the elevator in the garage. On a very cold night I ended up walking all the way around to the front entrance which was unnecessary if I knew there was an entrance on the second level of the garage. All in all, a good stay with great staff and great food/drinks.
Dec 10, 2014 by: TeenaNewDelhi from New Delhi
Huge rooms with comfortable beds , latwst bathrooms and seprate dressing space , excellent location and coffee shop restaurent in the lobby . centrally heated pool and health club perfect for weekend & business traveller's
Good Hotel with average amenities
Dec 04, 2014 by: Amit_Goyal_Ggn from Gurgaon, India
I was on business trip to Bethesda and stayed in this hotel for 2 weeks. First the positives about the hotel : 1. Rooms are big, clean and nice. 2. Hotel has a very nearby mall. 3. Shuttle service to mall. 4. Check-in and check-out process was smooth and quick. 5. Decent food in the restaurant. Things I really feel can improve the reputation of Hotel : 1. Amenities in the room are very basic. Even you find then lacking in toiletries. For namesake they provided soap, a shampoo, hair conditioner and a moisturizer. Have to call up customer services for dental kit and shaving kit. Really i found hotel lacking on this front. 2. Shuttle to Metro Station : They provided shuttle service every 2 hours. If you miss one, either you wait for 2 hours or get an taxi for around 15 dollars to reach metro station. 3. Buffet Breakfast has limited options. 4. I have marriot reward membership and i requested at checkout to make sure my stay is updated in rewards program and they confirmed its done. But till date its not reflecting in my account. 5. No help was extended to shift my luggage from reception to room and vice-versa. This was bit annoying experience. 6. There was a ballroom near to my room and there were so many noises coming from ballroom. One particular day I remember there was an 50th Anniversary of an couple was going on and I have to bear with loud music till late night. Mgmt should look into this serious problem.
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