For every good experience you have here, there seems to be a bad experience to counteract it. The room was comfortable, yet the AC was so loud that it made it hard to sleep when it constantly shut on and off at night. We finally just turned it to the lowest setting and it remained on the entire night as white noise.
The pool on the top floor has a great view and is fun to splash around in, yet the blue paint on its rim was flaking off everywhere, filling the water with floating paint chips.
The people are friendly yet upon leaving, the doorman tried to pull a quick bait and switch by telling us that a taxi to the airport cost up to $70 (though on a Sunday, it was only $58) and that we could get a town car for a flat fee of $60. But when we were led back to the office to pay, suddenly the price jumped to $65, and both the driver and doorman were rude when we declined to be ripped off and took a taxi.
The hotel is right on the red subway line into downtown Washington DC (about a 20-25 minute trip) but the WiFi costs $9.95 per day and is super slow (it takes Google maps about 1 minute to load).
So not the worst hotel, but certainly not the best.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- A beautiful 12-story atrium welcomes guests to 390 luxurious guestrooms and suites, located directly above the Metro Red Line's Bethesda stop, just 6 miles from the White House. Hyatt Regency Bethesda is located in the heart of downtown Bethesda, one of the most renowned communities in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area. Bethesda is well known as a lively chic destination with over 200 ethnic restaurants, boutiques, local art galleries and trendy hot spots, all within walking distance of the hotel. Bethesda is also home to many associations and corporations, such as The National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the National Naval Medical Center. Hyatt Regency Bethesda is also nearby Suburban Hospital, Lockheed Martin, Chevy Chase Bank Headquarters, and Clark Construction. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Hyatt Regency Bethesda Hotel Bethesda
- Bethesda Hyatt Regency
- Hyatt Bethesda