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“Great place to stay” 4 of 5 stars
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American Inn of Bethesda
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   8130 Wisconsin Ave., Bethesda, MD 20814   |  
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Ranked #8 of 11 Hotels in Bethesda
Howell, New Jersey
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“Great place to stay”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2013

Nice place to stay. Breakfast OK. No charge for parking. It is on Wisconsin Ave. which has many restaurants and stores. Good place to take a walk. Also near the Metro. Bed was very comfortable. Plenty of good pillows. Had a quiet room.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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1 Thank julienj2012
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Darryl C, General Manager at American Inn of Bethesda, responded to this review, September 5, 2013
Thank you for commenting on our accommodations and amenities. As you discovered, the American Inn is very centrally located in the Bethesda Business District. There is a vast selection and variety of restaurants, bars and attractions within a short distance to the hotel. We are the perfect place to stay for a weekend getaway, business trip in Bethesda or visiting loved ones a NIH medical complex. We hope to see you again very soon!
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2013

Nice and clean hotel if you are looking for a place to stay close to DC. Breakfast very basic but filled the gap. Rooms clean with comfortable beds. 20 mins drive to DC. We used the hotel as a overnight stay on our whirlwind road trip from New York to Charlottesville and if ever in The DC area will use the hotel again.

  • Stayed August 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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Thank enjoyyourstay1234
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Darryl C, General Manager at American Inn of Bethesda, responded to this review, September 5, 2013
We're glad to hear that you were happy with our accommodations and service during your last stay at the American Inn. Were you aware that we offer a complimentary shuttle between the hotel and Metro, which connects you to the entire city? Thank you for taking the time to give us your honest feedback. We look forward to seeing you in the near future.
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Tucker, Georgia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2013

First they booked me into the wrong room where someone else was already booked. Never had this experience before! Had to go back downstairs with all my luggage and get another room. The room was fine, small but ok since I was by myself. The water at the sink was not very hot, which makes it hard to wash your hands or face. The breakfast was ok, not as good as other hotels I've been to, some of the bagels were not very fresh I think, but the coffee was good and the pastries were also good. Generally a good experience, except for the things I mentioned.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 2 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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Thank asimion
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Darryl C, General Manager at American Inn of Bethesda, responded to this review, September 5, 2013
Thank you for your comments, particularly regarding the breakfast. We are assessing the quality of the breakfast offerings and plan to introduce some new items and presentation in the near future. Any specific feedback and suggestions that you could offer to help us improve would be greatly appreciated. We hope that you will stay at the American Inn during your next trip as we build upon our success as the best overall hotel value in Bethesda.
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Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2013

I stayed for couple of days for family reunion. The room was small but clean. The breakfast had minimum selections and parking space was very limited. The front desk, Adeline, was very attentive and knowledgeable. She gave us recommendation of nice restaurants and where to go to spend a day in Washington DC. I would recommend this place if you don't mind with a tiny room.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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Thank patriciaparker04
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Darryl C, General Manager at American Inn of Bethesda, responded to this review, September 5, 2013
I sincerely appreciate you taking the time to talk about your experience at the American Inn, Ms. Parker. Adeline is a invaluable member of our team and I'm glad to hear that she exceeded your expectations as she is very passionate and committed to providing a high level of service. I look forward to your next stay at our hotel and hope that we will continue to wow you in the future.
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Potomac, Maryland
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2013

The rooms (I asked to change rooms) are all dirty looking and smelly. We had to sleep in our clothes because I didn't think the linens were clean. This was quite a surprise because of the neighborhood in which it is located. Further, there were a few scary looking characters hanging around the entrance to the hotel. This place is in dire need of a "Hotel Impossible" intervention.

I truly cannot recommend this place. Try the Doubletree next door - much better at around the same price.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled on business
    • 1 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 1 of 5 stars
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    • 1 of 5 stars
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    • 1 of 5 stars
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    • 2 of 5 stars
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1 Thank bossanov
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Darryl C, General Manager at American Inn of Bethesda, responded to this review, September 5, 2013
Thank you for your honest and candid feedback. I am very disappointed to hear that we failed to meet your expectations at our hotel during your last stay. It is our goal at the American Inn to provide a unique, comfortable and quality stay experience at a competitive price point for our guests staying in Bethesda. We are sensitive to the expectations of our guests and take your feedback very seriously. I can assure you that my staff and I are committed to responding to your observations. I hope that you will give The American Inn another try as resolve our shortcomings and build upon our successes. If you would like to speak with me specifically about your stay experience, please feel free to give me a call at (301)656-9300. I would love to speak with you. Thanks again for your comments.
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2013

My husband had an appointment at Walter Reed so we decided to stay the night. When we checked in we were told that parking was first come first serve for their 20 car parking lot. We had to park in a different area a block away and pay for our meter until 10 pm. I am ok with a hotel not having parking but they should at least cover the cost of having to park in another designated area. We had a 1 bed room that was more like a shoe box. The room was tiny and walls are paper thin. We had to listen to the people next to us talking in normal voices all night. The free breakfast in the morning was less than desirable. The food was stale and coffee was like water. The staff was friendly which is the only nice thing I can say about this place. I would suggest people stay elsewhere to at least get your money's worth!

  • Stayed June 2013
    • 2 of 5 stars
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    • 1 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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Thank gnatc26
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xxx8310, Manager at American Inn of Bethesda, responded to this review, August 2, 2013
Dear gnatc26,

I am saddened to hear that we failed to meet your expectation at your recent stay with us and I sincerely apologize. Our goal is to exceed each guest's expectation and therefore appreciate you taking the time to share your feedback with us. I will be happy to discuss this in detail with you so please contact me at 301-656-9300 or email american.inn@baywoodhotels.com at your earliest convenience.


Sincerely,

Daniel Owusu
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Bogota DC, Colombia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2013

We stay in the Hotel for 2 days, and it was really a good experience. The breakfast was very good, very complete, in the Guapo´s restaurant, so it was very confortable. The neigborhood its nice and you can find anything yo need. The Metro station its a little far, like a 15 minutes walk.
The hotel seems very clean and neat.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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Thank Juanse_G
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xxx8310, Guest Services at American Inn of Bethesda, responded to this review, August 2, 2013
Hello Juanse,

It is wonderful to hear that you have had a great stay with us. I agree that there are over 190 restaurants and almost 250 shops in the area in which you can have access to by using the free Bethesda circulator aside from our own shuttle that runs a mile only from the hotel. Thank you for sharing your great experience with us and we are looking forward in seeing you again. You can also enjoy some of our amenities like the outdoor pool, the fitness center and the business center on your next stay. For future reservations and/or inquires, you are very welcome to contact us directly at (301) 656 – 9300 or email at americaninn@baywoodhotels.com. Have a good day!
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Address: 8130 Wisconsin Ave., Bethesda, MD 20814
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Location: United States > Maryland > Bethesda
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free Parking Restaurant Shuttle Bus service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#6 Family Hotel in Bethesda
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Hotel Class:3 star — American Inn of Bethesda 3*
Number of rooms: 76
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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