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Doubletree Hotel Bethesda
3.5 of 5 Hotel   |   8120 Wisconsin Avenue, Bethesda, MD 20814-3624   |  
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Charlotte, North Carolina
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8 reviews 8 reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
“Great deal!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2013

I was in DC for Memorial Day weekend. I got a great rate here from Hotwire (around $72/night) and then discovered that there is a lot of street parking around the hotel where you can park for free if you get in late enough each night and left early enough in the am (which we did) so this saved us another $20 or so each day in parking.

The hotel was clean and had nice amenities. One day our keys weren't working anymore and the gentleman at the front desk was very accomodating--fixed the problem and gave us extra cookies and bottled water to compensate. The beds are nice--almost too soft for my taste--and the tolietries in the bathroom were Crabtree & Evelyn (if you care about that kind of stuff).

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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RBernard, General Manager at Doubletree Hotel Bethesda, responded to this review, June 10, 2013
Hi Emily, I hope all is going well with you in Charlotte. Thanks for your kind feedback. You were nice enough to point out some of our great amenities. If you come back in the summer, be sure to try our popular roof top pool with the best view of Bethesda.
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  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
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  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
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Upper Darby, Pennsylvania, United States
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21 reviews 21 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2013

I was here for a business trip with a group of close to 100 people. Valet parking only ($22 was waived for our group). I arrived 10:30PM--no waiting for parking or check-in. Delicious warm chocolate chip cookie upon arrival.

Small bathroom - unable to completely open bathroom door due to large shower behind door. Spacious room, comfortable overstuffed chair and ottoman, no refridgerator in room but did have coffee maker (didn't use because it was dusty on top). Rest of the room was clean. I had the best sleep because they have the BEST mattresses and pillows...cradles you to sleep (I even inquired where I could purchase for my own). Pillows remain full and don't turn into pancakes after sleeping on them. Big towels!!!

Found all staff to be friendly, from valet, front desk, maintenance, dining services. This is a "green" hotel (their wastecans have dividers in them to separate trash from recyclables).

Meals were included and were tasty, except all the main meat/fish entrees and meat sides were too salty for me. Buffet breakfast with omlette stand, cereals, yogurt, dry cereals/oatmeal, fresh fruit, pancakes, breakfast meats. Buffet lunch and dinners with salads, lunch meats and cheese, fish, chicken, steak, burgers, grilled vegetables, potatoes, rice, macaroni, sweets table. We also had snacks provided during our meetings: scallops wrapped in bacon, meatballs, yogurt, fresh fruit, power and granola bars, mini-size candy bars, nuts, all kinds of beverages.

There were problems with the electronic system for our meeting, but we made the best of the situation. The pool is located on the rooftop and was not open in May and as far as I know, there is no indoor pool. It took some time to get used to the AC turning on/off when it reached the temperature it was set to (woke me up the 1st 2 nights then I became accustomed to it).

Overall a good experience though.

Green Features: Pleased to see some of the obvious "green" practices
  • Stayed May 2013, traveled on business
    • 4 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, June 10, 2013
Hello Jeanette, it is great hearing about your experience with us. Your feedback is very detailed, and we appreciate your honest take on everything. Our beautiful rooftop pool is open in the summer; I hope you get a chance to experience it. A clean comfortable room along with great service continues to be our top priority for our guests.
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2013

We recently stayed here this past week because my husband had an appointment at NIH in Bethesda, MD. It seemed to be the most reasonably priced and centrally located hotel in the area. The room was comfortable, beds very comfy, and the bathroom was quite roomy. We also like having a separate sink and mirror located outside of the main bathroom. The only thing that we wish to point out is that there were not enough coffee packs or coffee creamer. There were only 2 regular coffee packs and 2 creamers. We like having decaf in the evening and there were none in the room. We were very glad that breakfast was included in our rate because the buffet breakfast was $18 a person!!

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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RBernard, General Manager at Doubletree Hotel Bethesda, responded to this review, June 10, 2013
Hello Michail99, "Missing Items" is a bit misleading. After reading your feedback, it appears nothing was missing from the room, it seem that your stay went quite well. You pointed out some great features about our hotel and we appreciate it. It’s important to note that additional coffee and creamer are available upon request to all our guests. We hope to serve you again soon.
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Detroit, MI
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13 hotel reviews
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68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2013

We stayed at this hotel after a mix up with a reservation at the Silver Springs location. This hotel offered a pool, updated rooms, lounge area, business center, restaurant and Starbucks. Must note first: Although they said the pool was open, THE POOL HAD NO WATER IN IT!!! Very disappointing since it was 86 degrees when we arrived, and another guest had children whose main objective was to go swimming when they checked in.

The valet parking is even half price during the weekend, which was a plus. Upon arrival, the valet was crowded, due to limited space, but they move the cars in quickly. Retrieval of the car is also speedy. Customer Service, on the other hand, is a bit more challenging. While the staff is very polite, they have difficulty with their processing procedures. In my case, I paid with a debit/credit card. I said to use it as a credit card, which holds a $50 deposit. The clerk tried to take $100 more than was required, which declined. I told her that the amount she needed is in fact on the card and asked what she tried to take. She said that because it was a debit card, she was supposed to take more (???). I told her to use it as a credit card and the correct amount was there. The rest of my check in was fine, however, I observed the front desk activities on a few occasions during the two day stay: One lady was upset because they had accidentally charged one of her group members over $1,000 for a bill that she was actually paying. Another was with a group of rooms, and after all others had been processed, she still remained at desk. Clerk asked her "what are you waiting for, a cookie?" The woman said, "No, my room key!" (Wow) A third was upset that some damage had taken place in her room while was was gone and she didn't want to be held responsible. The nighttime clerk told her there was nothing that he could do about it. I walked away on that note.

The room was also very nice, beds comfortable, free small waters, but the larger bottles are $5 each (so don't drink them!). Only problem was that chair and ottoman were very dated. Lobby area is very nicely decorated, with a large screen t.v., comfortable chairs and sofa. Starbucks is only open in the mornings.

Restaurant looked nice but we didn't eat there. The lounge was called Small Plate Bistro, but closed early on Saturday night. Lots of local eateries in the area, including a pizza place on street behind hotel which had delicious subs and wings. Asian food on both corners and many other upscale choices within the two mile area (Mortons Steakhouse at the Hilton down Wisconsin. Liquor store across the street, beer and wine on side street.

Would stay here again, but would not make it a requirement to swim, just in case the pool is still empty.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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RBernard, General Manager at Doubletree Hotel Bethesda, responded to this review, June 10, 2013
Hello Mcbarber930, thank you for your feedback. Our beautiful rooftop pool is open in the summer; it's a perfect view of Bethesda. We make it clear on our website that our pool is seasonal, which is consistent with the County law. Regarding our Share Small Plate Bistro please try our delicious menu choices the next time you visit us. I must also mention that billing accuracy continues to be priority for us in our customer satisfaction efforts.
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Elkins Park, PA, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2013

I experienced a very nice stay at the hotel. It was clean, quiet, and comfortable. When traveling for business, I have stayed at other hotels in the area. For the value received, this one exceeds my expectations of hotels in the area. It is conveniently located to the National Institutes of Health and Walter Reed Medical Center.

  • Stayed May 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, June 10, 2013
Hello Fredrick, thank you for you kind feedback. I shared it with the team. We hope to serve you again soon.
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Portland, Oregon
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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2013

Stayed at this property May 2013 for two nights while at business meetings in Bethesda and Rockville. Metro access just OK, as it's a bit of a hike from the Bethesda stop. Rooms average with wear and tear evident on some of the furniture. Prices good for the area with our corporate discount, not sure about rack rates.

The big 'aha' had to do with the middle schoolers. The hotel caters to school tours. The kids were great, but be prepared. Chaperones were merciless - pounding on doors at 6:00 a.m. to wake kids up, with periodic pounding to make sure the kids were roused. Kids are active and nocturnal creatures, so there was quite a bit of ambient noise. The breakfast area was overrun, too noisy to be able to carry on a conversation until the busses rolled out.

So, all in all may be OK, but check to see if it's in school tour season.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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RBernard, General Manager at Doubletree Hotel Bethesda, responded to this review, June 10, 2013
Hello BGTom, we appreciate your feedback. Overwhelmingly, our guests are happy with our access to the nearby metro and shuttle that we provide. Regarding school groups in our hotel, we have not had these kinds of complaints in the past; we have always insisted that our groups follow our house rules and respect other guests who needs peace and quiet.
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New York City, New York
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10 reviews 10 reviews
8 hotel reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2013

Our family stayed at the Doubletree while visiting friends. It is about 6-8 blocks from Metro, so not as convenient as some other Bethesda properties if you are relying solely on train. But we drove most places, so parking was more affordable here than in downtown Bethesda, and we could get to the freeway/Beltway quickly. There is a nice Mexican restaurant right next to hotel. The staff was very friendly and accommodating and they were especially nice to our son.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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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 ( Wi-Fi ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Green Hotel in Bethesda
#4 Business Hotel in Bethesda
#4 Family Hotel in Bethesda
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Doubletree Hotel Bethesda 3.5*
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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