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Hyatt Regency Bethesda
3.5 of 5 Hotel   |   One Bethesda Metro Center, (7400 Wisconsin Ave), Bethesda, MD 20814   |  
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Ranked #8 of 11 hotels in Bethesda
Washington
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49 reviews 49 reviews
14 hotel reviews
Reviews in 23 cities Reviews in 23 cities
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
“Good and bad”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2013

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.

  • Stayed May 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
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Easton, Pennsylvania
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
15 hotel reviews
Reviews in 19 cities Reviews in 19 cities
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2013

The great advantage of this hotel is its location- right next to the Bethesda Metro stop. The red line Metro can connect you to almost anywhere you wanna go to in DC. There is also a great parking garage - felt safe there,... even at 1:15AM! The staff are friendly, helpful, and courteous. The gym and pool are free. The gym provides free headphones to use during your workout. All pluses.

Negatives: room 314 where I stayed was nicely appointed - no fridge tho! However, the A/C was really noisy - felt like a jet engine in the room. Also, they charge $10 for wifi in the room. C'mon ... this is the 21st century!! Free wifi when you pay more than $1XX a nite should be a given!

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled on business
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Winston Salem, North Carolina
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32 reviews 32 reviews
14 hotel reviews
Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2013

A colleague and I selected this hotel for a one-night stay based primarily on its location in Bethesda, close to our business meeting. This was my first stay and I really liked this property and would recommend it for either business or pleasure. As many have noted, it is literally next door to the Bethesda Metro Station so it is extremely convenient for getting into DC. Likewise, it is obviously convenient for the many corporate and professional locations in the Bethesda and Chevy Chase area. The hotel is big and busy (arranged around a large interior atrium) but the service was prompt and professional.
The rooms are somewhat dated but clean and comfortable -- very good water pressure and I noticed no street noise although the hotel fronts on busy Wisconsin Ave. Likewise, the HVAC unit was relatively quiet and did not wake me while cycling off/on during the night. Many restaurants of all kinds are around the hotel for all tastes and budgets. There is a Morton's on site if you just want a reliable/traditional steak house and don't wish to leave the property.
I walked to a nearby French cafe, Le Madeleine, for a breakfast croissant and coffee, so cannot comment on the breakfast quality or prices at the Hyatt.

  • Stayed May 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2013

I have been going to Bethesda for years for business and have stayed at this hotel several times (but not in the last 2 years). I stayed here in May, 2013, and was stunned at the deterioration of the hotel. It's very old and obviously needs a major facelift. The lobby was tired-looking and had poor temperature control (incredibly hot and humid outside and the lobby was the same). Staff were apathetic. The guest rooms were not well maintained (lots of scuff marks on the walls; shower heads leaking and dribbling) and key card readers for the doors very difficult to work (could only insert the card EXACTLY horizontal and then veeerrrrryyyyy slowly pull out - I could never do this so my friends had to let me into my room each day - reception desk personnel said that everyone had this problem but management had not plans to replace/fix the key card readers on the guest room doors). I stayed at a Hampton Inn in Virginia for two nights after my stay at this Hyatt - for half the price everything was perfect, had free breakfast and internet, very clean and well-organized rooms, showers worked, and lots of electrical outlets (in other words, everything that this Hyatt lacked). It's sad that the Hyatt Bethesda has sunk so low - it has a great location (right next door to the Metro). However, I don't plan to stay here again until they do some major remodeling/restoration.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled on business
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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Konstancja K, Front Office Manager at Hyatt Regency Bethesda, responded to this review, June 2, 2013
Dear Guest,

Thank you for your valuable feedback.
I am sorry to hear that the condition of our property did not meet your expectations and would like to inform you that your comments will help us improve our guests' satisfaction.
Hopefully you will give us another chance in the future and let us provide excellent service we strive for.

Best Regards,
Konstancja
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Pennsylvania
Top Contributor
125 reviews 125 reviews
19 hotel reviews
Reviews in 42 cities Reviews in 42 cities
80 helpful votes 80 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2013

This property is not downtown within walking distance of the White House, monuments, Mall, etc. Instead, it is in the heart of Bethesda in a commercial/business district. As such, it would seem to be an odd choice for casual or tourist travel. Nonetheless, this particular location works surprisingly well for those willing to get around via public transportation.

Located directly (as in "on top of") the Bethesda Metro stop, the Hyatt Regency Bethesda affords surprising access to a variety of attractions. Jump on the Red Line and you can be downtown in 15 minutes with absolutely no hassles with traffic or parking. Another 10 minutes and you can be into Virginia and the Pentagon area. Looking for something else? Go 10-15 minutes in the other direction and you can be at the National Zoo. Considering the expense of parking in DC and the difficulty that visitors can have navigating the initially-confusing traffic patterns, the Metro provides a convenient and stress-free alternative. Once the decision is made to utilize the Metro, this Hyatt property makes a lot of sense.

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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 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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Beijing, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2013

I have been here for nearly one month, It gave me very good impression especially the location which is very convenient to take Metro subway way to Washington D.C., also the excellent breakfast with different choices including fruit salad etc. Hyatt has also breakfast service such as Mihret and Kristi, They are very kind to server each client to make all feel at home, I'd like to recommend Hyatt to more friends and hope to visit here in the future, Thanks a lot.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
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Ashland, MA
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19 hotel reviews
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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2013

I stayed here while attending a family wedding in nearby Chevy Chase. Great deal for the wedding weekend. Room was spacious and clean and located directly above the Bethesda Metro station. This made it convienent to get to all the DC attractions without a car. Hotel is located in the center of Bethesda near numerous ethnic restaurants, including Chinese, Japanese ad Indian restaurants. Hotel had a Mortons steak house, which was expensive for a family with two young kids. We ate at the Daily Grill for breakfast. We were part of an out of town group that had over 30 people for breakfast and there was not enough staff on hand. Food was excellent once we did get served. Hotel had a parking garage where our rental car sat most of the weekend. We rented a car only because we flew out of BWI. Next time we come, we will fly out of National. It is more expensive to fly into National but you don't need a rental car. Hotel was also very safe. We stayed at the hotel when the marathon bombings happened in Boston and there were extra security on hand, Being from the Boston area, I was shakin up about the whole incident and the hotel staff and security guards cheered us up. Overall, great place to stay and an easy trip into DC.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: One Bethesda Metro Center, (7400 Wisconsin Ave), Bethesda, MD 20814
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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 Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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Ranked #8 of 11 hotels in Bethesda
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Hyatt Regency Bethesda 3.5*
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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