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Trip Advisor Good hotel, tip below to get there
Aug 22, 2014 by: Harring10 from Athens, Ohio
This time is my second visit on business to this hotel. A couple of tips, the taxi driver could not find the hotel (Marinelli, Road) on his GPS, so the trick is to search under North Bethesda which is separate from Bethesda. I do not know if you put Rockville into the GPS, if that will work as well. Everything was fine this time. The breakfast buffet looked really good, but I do not eat much for breakfast. Parking is a hassle for visitors. When the gate is up you can park for free. My ride came to pick me up, but when he parked the gate was up. But when it was time to leave, the gate was down and he had to pay $10. It is a bit annoying and the hotel should provide some free guest parking. The wifi worked fine and I was able to hook both my phone and laptop up. You may wish to join the Marriott hotel rewards, because one of the perks is free internet access, which in my opinion should be free at all hotels. The login procedure still requires a last name and room number, which is better than using some esoteric password. The hotel is next to the white flint metro station, red line. The hotel map shows the metro station being about half a mile away, but it is more like 500 feet from the hotel entrance.

Trip Advisor Average
Aug 20, 2014 by: kzubairi from Atlanta, Georgia
The Lobby is new and updated but the rooms need severe update I was upgraded to the concierge level and the rooms and amenities were below average. The carpets were old and on the weekends I had to ask the front desk several times before the room was cleaned

Trip Advisor Great business hotel
Aug 19, 2014 by: schrap2755 from San Francisco, California
I have stayed at this location a few times over the past few years, but this month August 2014 have had the opportunity to stay three weeks in a row. Service is great and always with a smile. I was on the 10th floor each time which also houses the Concierge Lounge. The room was well laid out and functional with lots of electrical outlets in the room -- always a nice feature these days as lots of folks travel with multiple plug-needing devices! I have to give special kudos to the concierge lounge as they had an excellent spread of appetizers and breakfast items. Far better than continental or cheese & crackers in many places.

Trip Advisor Just about excellent!
Aug 12, 2014 by: ronales from Ardsley, New York
We arrived after a ridiculously long 6 +1/2 hr journey from Westchester County NY; a trip that should take 3 1/2 to 4 hours at most. Tired and hungry, we were not happy with the half hour wait that we had to check in, as the only people waiting on the Elite line. We expressed our annoyance to the manager on duty who had come out to help customers check in after our long wait. From that point on, all was wonderful. The manager was so apologetic. Instead of the one level upgrade that our Platinum status offers, we were offered a two level upgrade to a Junior suite with parking included. Instead of the usual Continental breakfast, we were offered a full buffet breakfast for two of the mornings of our stay in which the Concierge Suite was not open. The staff at the hotel is amazingly friendly. Every door is opened and held, one is greeted at every departure and return. One evening we returned late and we were so hungry. The snack/gift shop was closed, so the front desk gave us two snack bags to get us through the night! Now that is service! The only constructive criticism that I can make concerning the room is to add light to the bathroom, as it is impossible to use the mirror without sufficient light, and to think of the female guests and to please add a magnified MAKE-UP Mirror:) The purpose of our stay was to visit with family, so we will be back, and when we return, it will be to The Bethesda North Marriott, for sure!

Trip Advisor Still great!
Aug 12, 2014 by: GlendaleCA from USA
I really like this hotel a lot! Nice big yet comfy lobby. Exceptional service at the front desk. Also, Idris in the On the Rocks Bar was awesome! Super friendly and helpful! She made us want to get a second drink and come back sometime in the future! The rooms here are pretty nice as well. Very comfortable beds and a decent bathroom. Of course, this is not a trendy, funky kind of hotel. It is just a very nice Marriott- which is exactly what it should be! The location of course is phenomenal as it is right next to the Metro! If you find a better price here and want a hotel with a nice swimming pool, it may be worth staying out here when you visit DC!

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