My organization used the American Inn for our 2-day workshop with about 25-30 people both days. We chose this hotel because they were not like other hotels that would charge a fortune for meeting space, and/or a food and beverage minimum. I worked directly with Cynthia Otoo, who was always willing to work with me on the details of our event; from reserving a hotel block for our participants, to how many tables and chairs her staff would set-up for us. As a non-profit advocacy organization, it was wonderful to have the meeting space donated - which allowed us to use our funds towards educational materials etc. During both days of our meeting, Cynthia made herself available the entire day so that she could address any needs or concerns throughout our meeting.
Things to think about for this meeting space: the Canterbury room was a perfect size for our workshop of about 25 people, they had a projector which was easy to use and set-up as well as provided sticky-note easel pads for group notes. The pool is located directly outside of the meeting room which was not an issue for us in the Fall but this would be a concern for Summer meetings. The space is also next to their small garage - which could be distracting at times if there is construction within the hotel (which was directly addressed and taken care of by Cynthia once I brought it to her attention.)
I stayed in the hotel one-night and was pleased with the cleanliness of the room. There were plenty of towels and the front desk had extra toiletries. The complimentary breakfast was great, although a bit difficult to find for some of our guests, since it was hosted in the back room of the adjoining restaurant, Guapo's.
Overall, I would recommend this hotel to anyone for business or personal use. It is not a big place and isn't like other hotel chains but it is clean, the staff is respectful and greet you by name whenever possible. I had a very good experience with the American Inn.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- A delight to come home to, our Maryland hotel is designed to keep you comfortable and relaxed with stylish furnishings and a host of contemporary living amenities. Spacious and well-appointed with modern decor, our Bethesda hotel rooms are equipped with work desks, blackout drapes, premium cable television channels, clock radio, hair dryer, iron with ironing board, multi-line telephones and large in-room laptop safes. Free local calls and complimentary high-speed wireless Internet service (Wi-Fi) are provided in all of our accommodations to keep you connected on the go. We offer two different buildings to stay in, and a mini-fridge and rollaway beds are also available upon request. ... more less
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