lets see, we got a weekend special for $99/night, that was nice. i mean i would not have paid one more dollar to stay here. i mean if I paid an even $100 it would have been a rip off. The hotel was super crowded, elevator stopped on every stupid floor, packed with people in that hot elevator if i wanted to go anywhere, super annoying after the 3rd or 4th time trust me on this one. The pool was packed, it was summer so fine whatever, the pool deck was dirty, trash everywhere. Full of drunk people. You may ask, where did they get all these drinks? well there certainly wasnt a pool bar, nor was there anywhere in the hotel to buy food or drinks other than the snail-paced room service. So, when i wanted a couple of diet cokes and a beer I walked across the street the good old friendly neighborhood Bodega. And then i realized that i am Diamond Hilton member walking to a Bodega to get a beverage....the 'Pantry' they claimed had free food was completely empty, i mean it looked like there was a natural disaster and everyone ran into the Elite members pantry and stole all the food. Lets see....what else was classy about this place....oh yeah, the reusable shared bottles of shampoo and conditioner in the Shower.....i love sharing my toiletries with the prior guests as much as the next guy but GROSS! THe breakfast buffet wasnt bad.....at $17 for two people it cost 1/3 of the room rate....lol so expensive but at least it had good variety. Oh and my favorite part. I have never seen this in a hotel....probably because i try not to stay in shabby gross places like this but the advirtise in your bathroom that you can 'Forgoe housekeeping' if you want, and they will give you $8 back (!!!!)
All - in -all,the Doubletree Bethesda had done a pretty great job in bringing the cheap, roadside motel feel to the Hilton property name. I have never felt so underwhelmed to be a diamond member as i did at this stay.
- 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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