The good: The room was clean, but a bit run down, ie. loose wallpaper, drab decor. The bed was comfortable and some of the linens luxurious, but not the sheets particularly. The bathroom was clean, the towels substantial. Received a USA Today paper each weekday at our door. Staff was polite and helpful when needed. Public areas clean. Many varied restaurants within walking distance.
The bad: Hearing the elevator door "ding" all hours of day and night from room 206. Stiffling heat until we called front desk for help. Maintainance man said to keep thermostat turned to "off" and helped us open windows. They would only open a crack, which didn't help much. He said they cannot have heat and AC on in hotel at same time. Room was very small.
To park cheaper here: there is a pay garage around the corner on Woodmont where you can park a car yourself. It is about a 4-5 minute walk from hotel and much cheaper cost than hotel garage.
Since we were visiting our daughter who lives in a very close, but very small apartment, we only needed a place to sleep and shower. It was fine for that.
- Also Known As:
- Clarion Bethesda
- Bethesda Clarion