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Bethesda Court Hotel
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   7740 Wisconsin Avenue, Bethesda, MD 20814 (Formerly Golden Tulip Bethesda Court Hotel)   |  
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Ranked #4 of 11 hotels in Bethesda
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“5 Star Ammenities at a Budget Price”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2009

Great rooms that are equipped with a refrigerator, microwave, coffee machine, flat screen tv, and tanning light in the bathroom! Excellent front desk service. 24 Hour Free Laptop Usage w/ Internet Access in the lobby. Beautiful outside courtyard. Up to date workout room. Free breakfast and free rides to desitnations within two miles! The price for all of this is totally amazing and totally affordable. My only complaint is the elevator taking too long. I used the stairwell instead.

  • Stayed October 2009, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2009

We stayed at the Bethesda Court for 2 nights prior to my husband being admitted for chemo up at NIH. We got a pretty good patient rate and figured for 2 nights we could deal.

First complaint....we booked a King room and they gave us a double room. Not a HUGE deal and I didn't even say anything because we were only going to be there for 2 nights.

The elevator goes at a freaking snail pace!!!! For going 3 flights it sure is super slow!!!!! It is quite annoying really.

We stayed on the 3rd floor and I'm not sure if it was just our floor or not but the entire hallway was just HOT. Just awful and disgusting to be hot like that when you are indoors at a hotel.

Now onto our room. Our room was nice, nothing really special about it. The A/C unit is tricky it is either freezing cold or its HOT in the room. There is no somewhat cool to set it to. I tried putting it around 7 in hopes that it would be cool and it was closer to warm and made the room super stuffy. The water in the shower is also tricky with temperature in order to make it not scalding hot you have to slightly turn the cold side, if you turn the cold too much the water will be FREEZING. It's such a pain!!!!

I did like how the NIH shuttle came regularly to the hotel, made it easy to just hop on that instead of taking the metro (even though I'm comfortable doing that if I need to).

  • Stayed June 2009, traveled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Patty1234
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31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2009

This is a nice hotel for its class and I had a pleasant stay. Almost everything said about this hotel in the reviews is true.
The hotel and staff: This hotel has been updated and the rooms are nice. The staff is courteous and helpful. There is a small but well equipped gym. There is a room with an ice machine and a microwave. Fruits and bottle water are complimentary at the lobby. I have not had a chance to try their breakfast yet.
The room: The double bed is comfortable. There is a big LG flat screen TV with most channels. Other amenities in the room include a fridge, coffee machine, safe, iron, ironing board and hair dryer. The bathroom itself is a bit small. There is high speed WiFi internet and the signal is good. The shower is a bit weak and difficult to adjust (exactly what was described).
Overall this is a nice hotel for business trip and the price is reasonable. Will definitely return if visiting Bethesda.

Stayed April 2009, traveled on business
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2009

We went there to bar hop so we could walk around, everything is in walking distance.The bars around there with in walking distance were hoping. At the hotel .....it is was nice and quite.the rooms didn't have paper thin walls witch was nice. The parking lot had a gate to get in and out and the cars had hang tags.The man at the front desk was nice and he knew the area so he can help guide you in the right direction for what you are looking to do or the kind of place you would like to go to. The over all stay there was realy nice

  • Stayed March 2009, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2009

I typically do an enormous amount of research befor booking a hotel stay. I must admit, I rely heavily upon trip advisor reviews before booking. Based upon the very mixed reviews of the Bethesda Court Hotel, it would normally have never made the cut -- but with the Inauguration approaching, and availability dwindling, I decided to book it anyway and put up with the reported problems. Much to our family of four's surprise, the hotel suited us perfectly! The hotel is very conveniently located a block and a half to the Red Line metro, short walk to many restaurants, and 24hr CVS. We arrived hours before check-in (about 11am) and were accommodated with no problem at all. The room was very clean, cozy (small-ish), nice flat screen TV, and handy fridge. Complimentary breakfast and evening tea & cookies was nice. It was too cold to use the Courtyard, but it looked lovely. The deal with the water in the room was easily balanced. The only possible "hitch" during our stay was our room being mistaken for an MSNBC staff room (!), and thus being offered fruit baskets and cab rides at odd hours. Truth-- it is not a 5 star hotel, but merely a "motel" with a nice surface renovation, but that's what makes it so affordable. The price was so right, in fact, I see no reason why we wouldn't stay there for our return trip to DC (to actually see the museums) this summer. p.s. My youngest wants to add "the TV was Awesome!"

  • Liked — close to metro, lots of restaurants
  • Stayed January 2009, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2008

We got married in Bethesda in May and booked a block of rooms at Bethesda court for our guests.We could not have been happier with our decision.We had a get together in the courtyard the night before and our friends had a great time.They have a honeymoon suite that opens right onto the courtyard that is great for gatherings.The staff was very helpful and I highly reccommend it.

  • Liked — That it was an easy place for lots of people to get together in the courtyard.
  • Stayed May 2008, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2008

This is an old motel that has been nicely renovated, is close to the metro and in walking distance of some nice restaurants. However, close attention should be paid to the little things other reviewers has posted, especially if your expectations for service are high. Here are our main complaints:
1) the water in the bathrooms is wacky! One minute way too hot, the next way too cold. We finally figured out that if we barely had the cold on, it seemed to work best. Other family members staying at the hotel on another floor had the same problem.
2) our room key had to be reconfigured every morning of a five night stay! We were locked out every morning and had to go down to have the key cards rekeyed daily.
3) our last morning there they ran out of coffee cream at 8:00am. When we let the staff know they needed to replenish it we were told they were out, tough luck. We gave them directions to the grocery store down the street! Come on, if you're going to include coffee and continental breakfast as an amenity shouldn't you be prepared to accommodate guests with the basics?

  • Liked — the courtyard
  • Disliked — the small bathroom and unpredictable water temperature in shower
  • Stayed November 2008, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
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Address: 7740 Wisconsin Avenue, Bethesda, MD 20814 (Formerly Golden Tulip Bethesda Court Hotel)
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Location: United States > Maryland > Bethesda
Amenities:
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Wheelchair access
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#1 Best Value Hotel in Bethesda
#3 Business Hotel in Bethesda
#4 Family Hotel in Bethesda
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Bethesda Court Hotel 3*
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