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“good rates, nice hotel, accessibility” 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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Dallas, Texas
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“good rates, nice hotel, accessibility”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2013

Located right on Wisconsin Avenue, this Doubletree is in walking distance to Bethesda restaurants and 5 minutes from I-495. So you can head south on Wisconsin and get down to DC proper or head west on 495 to the Tysons Corners/Dulles area. With traffic the way it can clog up in this part of the country, I found this accessibility priceless. Yet this Doubletree also offered reasonable rates - not expected for the DC area. The hotel also has a decent workout gym - during the summer a rooftop pool. No complimentary parking though - valet parking is a pricey $22 per day. But I'd still recommend for business travelers or visitors to Bethesda/DC. The rooms are spacious, with very comfortable bedding. You can save some money by ordering breakfast at the Woodmont Deli - on the same block; family-run business.

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  • Stayed December 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
    • 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, December 23, 2013
We appreciated your feedback. The convenience of our location and overall value is usually a big deal for our guests, I am so glad you appreciated these things. Try our Happy Hour specials in the Share Wine Lounge the next time you visit. I think you would enjoy this as well.
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  • Sleep Quality
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LaCrosse Wi
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3 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2013

I stayed here for three nights on the weekend. It was selected as it was the least expensive near my daughters studio apartment. The room is very small but functional for one person. It would be nice to have hooks on the bathroom door as the room is very small. However the bed was comfortable and room clean.The room temperature is very adjustable. You can hear your neighbors from inside the room.
Generally it was clean. I did kill two small bugs in the bathroom. I reported it at the front desk.
I will try staying here again.

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled solo
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 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, December 23, 2013
Thanks for staying with us. We will consider your suggestion about hooks on the bathroom door, though the request is unusual. If possible I would appreciate a call so that we can get more information on the kind of bug you killed in the room; this is rear for us and we do take this very seriously. We appreciated your feedback and hope to serve you again soon.
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Baltimore, Maryland
2 reviews
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2013

Clean and large room, clean bathroom, and the cookie at check-in was a great added bonus. Location was very close (maybe a 5 min walk) to the red line of the DC metro. Beautiful lobby decorated for the holidays with holiday music playing. Very inviting atmosphere.

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 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, December 23, 2013
We are pleased that you enjoyed the cleanliness of our sleeping room and rest room. We take great pride in the consistency of cleanliness in our hotel. I always love the Holidays and enjoy keeping our guest in the Holiday spirit when they are in our home away from home. If you know someone who lives in the area please tell them about our great annual New Year’s Eve Gala; should be a great time.
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2013

The hotel doesn't live up to the hype on its website. "Savor the stunning blend of contemporary style and Zen allure in the heart of trendy, downtown Bethesda." The hotel is three-quarters of a mile from the heart of downtown. In fact, it's in a rather drab area. I don't mind walking, but if you have limitations, keep the location in mind. I'm not sure what the Zen allure is. I found the decor in the rooms and halls to be rather brown, drab, and outdated. The wine lounge was out of half of what is listed on the menu. The bartender apologized and gave me one complimentary drink.

The staff was difficult to find. One day I went to the front desk at 10 AM, no one was around. I waited and waved at the camera, but no one ever came out. Other times, the staff was there, but much more interested in talking with each other than taking care of guests.

The hotel has a "environmental" policy that lets you forego maid service to "save" the environment. The result is the rooms aren't getting the cleaning they need, and the maids aren't getting work. There was a ring of something dark and slimy growing around the bathtub drain, the baseboards were dusty, and the sinks slow running.

The Metro is half a mile from the hotel, which does make getting to Washington, D.C. convenient. If you can't manage a walk of that distance, the hotel will take you, but only every hour on the hour.

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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RBernard, General Manager at Doubletree Hotel Bethesda, responded to this review, December 23, 2013
Dear guest, we take you comments very seriously. It’s unfortunate that you did not enjoy our location; most of our guests usually enjoy our easy access to the metro, restaurants, shops, NIH and Walter Reed facility. Our shuttle actually runs every half hour to the Bethesda Metro stop and every hour to the Walter Reed Med Center Metro as well as NIH. The visibility and service levels of our staff are usually better than what you described. We will use your feedback as a coaching tool to keep improving. Thanks and have a pleasant holiday.
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Houston, Texas
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133 helpful votes 133 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2013

The hotel’s location is ideal for visiting the NIH.

The staff is friendly and efficient – easy check in and out.

The room was basic and clean. Wi Fi was free (Hilton Honors silver). The gym is open 5 am - 11 pm.

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 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, December 13, 2013
Hi Faye, it appears that your stay went well. Based on feedback we usually get, we would like to think that our rooms are great. Our Fitness Center is open 24 hours each day; guests have to use their room key to access the space. Thanks again; our friendly staff hopes to serve you again soon.
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torrington, United States
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2013

The staff and hotel were exceptional. Will def. recommend and stay again. Valets and desk service were very kind and helpful;prompt and polite. Centrally located to DC area and many points of interest. Room clean and comfortable.

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 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, December 13, 2013
Hi Darlas, thanks for your feedback. We are pleased that you enjoyed you experience with us. We believe that our staffs are some of the best hospitality staff in the Bethesda. I am glad they showed you the service we expect. We hope to see you again soon.
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2013

Excellent buffet breakfast with many choices of eggs, yogurt, fruit, bacon, sausage. Park and Play option a good value for providing the free breakfast and valet parking. Rooms clean and comfortable, room temperature easily adjustable and quiet. Good location for visiting the Washington, DC area.

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 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, December 13, 2013
We appreciate your feedback. Glad you enjoyed our breakfast, room cleanliness and convenient location. If you come back in the summer time be sure to try our rooftop pool; the best view of Bethesda.
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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
#4 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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