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Doubletree Hotel Bethesda
3.5 of 5 Hotel   |   8120 Wisconsin Avenue, Bethesda, MD 20814-3624   |  
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Waterloo, New York
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8 hotel reviews
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Nice place to stay”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2013

The room was spacious and comfortable. The King size bed was very comfortable. The small frig and microwave were a blessing since we were there a week. It was very quiet also, none of that running and banging around and listening to the person next doors TV. There were a few down sides though. They pre authorize about 300 dollars in case of "essentials". Not sure what essentials you would need for that amount. Also we didn't eat in their restaurant because at the bottom of the menu it stated a 20% gratuity would be added to the bill and split between the servers, plus an additional 3 dollars. It didn't say what the additional three dollars was for. Needless to say, I tip according to my service and I don't feel it should be added to your bill. There is no parking it is all Valet at 22 dollars a night in their spacious underground parking garage. The parking attendants were very nice and helpful and deserved a good tip. I reserved from the Hilton site and got the best room rate. Not a bad stay.

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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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RBernard, General Manager at Doubletree Hotel Bethesda, responded to this review, February 26, 2013
Thank you for your candid feedback. I am glad you enjoyed your overall experience with us. Regarding the menu and gratuity, I understand your point completely. I will certainly look into this and make necessary adjustments. Thanks again and we hope to see you soon for a pleasant dining experience in our new Share Concept restaurant..
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
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  • Value
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  • Cleanliness
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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30 hotel reviews
Reviews in 35 cities Reviews in 35 cities
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2013

Stayed here for business overnight ----- The room was clean and the bed was comfortable. Wifi was fast.

My only issue was the heater. It ran constantly, and was very loud. I had to turn it off to get to sleep. If the heater was not so loud I would have rated it higher.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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RBernard, General Manager at Doubletree Hotel Bethesda, responded to this review, February 26, 2013
Thank you for sending your feedback. It is great to hear that you enjoyed the comfort of our guest rooms. We have a very aggressive daily preventative maintenance program to ensure quiet and effective HVAC units for our guests; we will try to trace your feedback to this room that needs attention. Thanks again, and we hope to see you again soon.
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Landstuhl, Germany
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5 hotel reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2013

We stayed at the Doubletree while visiting family in Rockville, MD. The location on Wisconsin Ave. which becomes Rockville Pike, was perfect. The hotel is also close to Betheda Military Hospital and the NIH. Restaurants are very close and the hotel has a fine breakfast buffet (not included) and a good quality evening restaurtant. We found the parking charges high. There is a county parking garage nearby, but we used the hotel parking for security and the convenience of valet service. Our one complaint was that the room was not made up one day (of a nine-day stay). The maid knocked on our door before we left at 9:30 AM and apparently forgot to come back. We had clean towels sent up and were not horribly inconvenienced. The best thing we loved was the coffee bar in the lobby. We bought fresh Starbucks coffee every morning, and got free refills before we left for the day. That and the Doubletree cookies are very nice touches. The bed and linens were excellent.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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RBernard, General Manager at Doubletree Hotel Bethesda, responded to this review, February 25, 2013
We appreciate you taking the time to send your feedback on your experience with us. It appeared that you enjoyed your overall experience. I would like to apologize for the housekeeping issue you had that one day. We do not take lightly the maintenance and cleaning of our guest rooms; so I must say that it is quite unusual that the housekeeper did not return to clean your room. Often times some guests forget that they placed a DND sign on the door and leave for the day. We hope to see you again soon for a problem free experience with us.
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121 helpful votes 121 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2013

This hotel is located on Wisconsin Avenue, midway between Bethesda and the Medical Center metro stops. Hence, it is within walking distance to the NIH, but also within walking distance to the many good restaurants in Bethesda. The hotel was pretty good, the rooms were large. My only complaint was the very poor water pressure in the shower. This is most irritating and would actually make me choose another hotel for future stays.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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RBernard, General Manager at Doubletree Hotel Bethesda, responded to this review, February 25, 2013
Thanks for your candid feedback. I am glad that the location worked out quite well for you. I would like to apologize for the water pressure issue you experienced during your stay; I must tell you however that this experience is very unusual for our property. We have since investigated and resolve the problem. Hopefully you will return on your next trip to the area and enjoy a problem free experience with us.
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21 reviews 21 reviews
4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2013

I have stayed there twice, and i'll be back. Like the breakfast buffet, its top notch, the sausage gravy is to die for! They have a nice wine selection, and good dinner selections as well. Van service to Bethesda and Medical Center metro stops, or a 10 minute walk from Bethesda stop.

Stayed January 2013, traveled on business
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RBernard, General Manager at Doubletree Hotel Bethesda, responded to this review, February 25, 2013
Thank you for your feedback. I have shared this with our Executive Chef and he really appreciates your kind comment on breakfast. He is passionate about keeping our guest happy with the food that comes out of his kitchen. Thanks again, and please try our new Share dinner menu concept the next time you visit; I think you will appreciate it.
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2013

The Doubletree in Bethesda is a very convenient and comfortable hotel in the Bethesda area. I stayed here for 4 nights on business in NIH. It's minutes away from NIH by car (about 15mins on foot - nice morning walk on balmy mornings), and a stone's throw from restaurants in downtown bethesda. The breakfast spread was good (though not great) and the rooms were large, clean and very comfortable. Excellent location and stay, especially for the price (in the area). Service was okay but not fantastic - for one I didnt get my cookie upon check-in, and for the other the guy taking my orders for room service tried to chat me up (therefore 4 stars instead of 5). Overall great stay!

Stayed May 2012, traveled on business
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RBernard, General Manager at Doubletree Hotel Bethesda, responded to this review, February 25, 2013
Thank you for taking the time to give your feedback. I am glad the location was satisfactory for you. We take great pride in our service levels and will continue to make the efforts to improve. Thanks again for your candor and we look forward to seeing you again soon to show you the excellent service levels we are capable of.
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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2013

i was very happy with the location and the service and the price of the room
the breakfast was excellent and the service excellent i will go back on my next trip.
i recommend this hotel, for the location and the breakfast there is also a Starbucks right at the lobby.

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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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RBernard, General Manager at Doubletree Hotel Bethesda, responded to this review, February 25, 2013
I would like to thank you for your kind feedback. It is very rewarding and gratifying to us when our guests leaves on a happy note. We hope to serve you again soon.
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Address: 8120 Wisconsin Avenue, Bethesda, MD 20814-3624
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Location: United States > Maryland > Bethesda
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Green Hotel in Bethesda
#4 Business Hotel in Bethesda
#5 Family Hotel in Bethesda
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Doubletree Hotel Bethesda 3.5*
Number of rooms: 269
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The newly renovated Doubletree Hotel Bethesda is located in the heart of trendy downtown Bethesda, MD, just 30-45 minutes from all 3 Washington D.C. area airports. Doubletree Bethesda is the closest full service hotel to the NIH and Bethesda Naval Medical Center, convenient to the Capital Beltway, I-270 Technology Corridor, and Washington D.C. attractions. The hotel offers guests complimentary Internet and a complimentary shuttle to the Redline Bethesda and Medical Center Metro Stations. ... more   less 
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