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“Close to NIH” 4 of 5 stars
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Doubletree Hotel Bethesda
3.5 of 5 Hotel   |   8120 Wisconsin Avenue, Bethesda, MD 20814-3624   |  
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Ranked #5 of 11 hotels in Bethesda
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“Close to NIH”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2013

Best thing about this place is the proximity to the NIH. Just a ten min walk and you are there. I was here for a week in July and thoroughly enjoyed my stay. The rooms are big enough.comfortable beds.Nice lounge area at the entrance to catch up on some light reading.

There is also a beautiful roof top pool. Quite a nice view of Bethesda especially towards the evening. They also have a nice breakfast spread.

There are quite a few eating options around the neighborhood (Italian, Mexican, Persian, Japanese... you gt the point). Bethesda Row is just a few blocks away.

Would definitely recommend it.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 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, November 13, 2013
Dear Cindy, your feedback was a pleasure to read. I am so glad you enjoyed your experience. My personal favorites are the great atmosphere in the lounge, the roof top view of Bethesda and the comfort of our bed. Thanks for sharing..
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
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English first
Omaha, NE, United States
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013

The DoubleTree provided excellent accomodations with close access for many fine resturants within walking distance. The area was safe and secure for walking and exercising. I highly recommend the facility for conferences and gathering of family members. Thank YOU.

  • Stayed October 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, November 13, 2013
Dear Cindy, thank you. Your words speak volumes and I appreciate your feedback.
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Bethesda, United States
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2013

Hotel was excellent ,clean, beds comfortable. Loved the soap, shampoo in the bathtub. However, the body soap made the bathtub very slippery--may want to put in bathmat or rougher surface to bathtub floor. My towels were changed daily, I would have used them twice before changing to save water, etc. Needed soap by sink outside of bathroom as well.

  • Stayed October 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service

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RBernard, General Manager at Doubletree Hotel Bethesda, responded to this review, November 13, 2013
Hi Susan, thank you for your candid feedback. We do have the green program for linen that you mentioned, so I am not sure why you were not given the option. We do appreciate you’re your support for Green initiatives; our hotel is committed to this overall effort as well.
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2013

I have to admit that it took me a while to decide between three stars or four stars rating, I wish there was a 3.5 option. This is a good hotel in ad good location with decent facility. Everybody was friendly and tried their best to help. It is more on the old side so if you prefer modern places look elsewhere. I would go back again since there is nothing major to complain about and the location is perfect for business trips in the area.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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RBernard, General Manager at Doubletree Hotel Bethesda, responded to this review, November 18, 2013
Thank you for your patronage and for taking time to share this feedback. I am happy to see you enjoyed your stay with us and hope you will visit us again when in the area. Thank you again for choosing the DoubleTree by Hilton Bethesda.
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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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80 helpful votes 80 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2013

Have travelled a lot to Bethesda in the past few years, but this was my first time in this hotel and excellent value for a weekend stay. Good location, well within walking distance to the metro and both main restaurant areas (although worth making clear here that I'm English and we tend to walk further than Bethesda locals). They also have shuttle buses and the free Bethesda circular bus stops nearby. Room was as I expect for this brand. Comfortable, plenty of power sockets and lighting options and the free internet was fine (i.e. now need to pay more for higher speeds). Shower took a long time to get to hot water, though not sure if that was because of the time of day I took them. Breakfast is good, $18 dollars for a buffet, which seems a lot to me, but in line with other hotels I guess. Not bad for vegetarians either.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 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, November 18, 2013
Thank you for your time in sharing these comments. I am glad you enjoyed your stay overall and the convenience of our location, as well as the cleanliness of the hotel. We look forward to having you back on your next trip through the area. Thank you for choosing the DoubleTree by Hilton Bethesda.
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Kapolei, United States
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2013

Strongly recommended for Business Stay and it is located near the Metro Station for easy travel around the Washington DC areas. many local and fine dinning available for the groups and families to enjoy.

  • Stayed September 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, November 18, 2013
Thank you for your patronage and for taking time to share this feedback. I happy to see you enjoyed your stay with us and hope you will visit us again when in the area for business or leisure. Thank you again for choosing the DoubleTree by Hilton Bethesda.
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Murrieta, United States
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2013

Met expectations. Did not exceed and any areas. Good price and good value. Missed shuttle after I was told to wait in waiting area where I would be notified; I was not notified. Good overall quality, great location near Metro subway.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 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, November 18, 2013
Thank you Dan for your time and for sharing your impressions. While I am happy to see we met your expectations, I do regret that you were misinformed about the designated shuttle pick up location. I have shared this feedback with our Guest Services management team for immediate follow-up. Should your travels bring you back to the area, please do not hesitate to let us know, so we can have the opportunity to reverse your impressions of our customer service. Thank you again for sharing this feedback
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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*
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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