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“Convenient location” 4 of 5 stars
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Bethesda Marriott
3.5 of 5 Hotel   |   5151 Pooks Hill Road, Bethesda, MD 20814   |  
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Ranked #8 of 11 Hotels in Bethesda
Bury St Edmunds
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
“Convenient location”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2013

Ideally located and provided everything one needs for a break.
Free shuttle service is available to downtown Bethesda, where you can get the metro to Washington DC so you don't really need car, and they have a great pool and gym too. Food was good too. Can't fault it.

  • Stayed May 2012, 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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  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Location
    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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Hollidaysburg, Pennsylvania
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14 reviews 14 reviews
9 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2013

Being first time visitors to DC we couldn't have picked a better hotel. The Metro station is incredibly convenient to the hotel. The hotel is easy to find. We had a nice quiet stay in a beautiful hotel. Nearby there are plenty of places to eat or get those forgotten items.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with family
    • 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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Bethesda, Maryland
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2013

This hotel was more than what we expected it to be. The in room amenities were great and the hotel restaurant was fantastic. Would definitely book here again. Super helpful and happy staff. Hotel shuttle was prompt and always ready to go.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 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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New York City, New York
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149 reviews 149 reviews
46 hotel reviews
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2013

The Marriott Bethesda is in a convenient location to NIH and other Bethesda attractions. It's not far from downtown DC, but the reality of the traffic is such that a car ride could take forever - think 40 minutes or more - and so if you plan to go back and forth, I would stay closer in.

The hotel is pretty standard - nothing particularly fancy, neither new nor threadbare. I will give it one big thumbs up -- the desk. It's really two desk, on fits underneath the other, and so you pull the bottom one out and really give yourself plenty of room to work.

The thoughtfulness to your electronics needs on that desk is impressive. You'll find a console with four AC plugs, ethernet, RCA plugs to connect your audio output from your laptop to your TV, an HDMI plug that links to the TV, and others. In addition, the lamps have plugs and there's a powerstrip on the desk. All in all, I counted 11 AC plugs at the desk. Need to recharge your laptop, phone, ipad, and use the coffee machine? Not a problem - all in one place.

Room service was quick, the food neither outstanding nor poor, a pretty decent wine selection, and a generous pour.

The TV worked well - more HD channels than most hotels.

The pull chain on the toilet didn't work too well, but I can't say that that was a big deal for me.

All in all, for a night's stay before a meeting, this Marriott made it pretty easy to just relax, have a good meal, and get some work done. Enjoyable stay.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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14 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2013

Stayed here for 2 nights on vacation. Pros: Nice class, rooms/bathrooms were clean, free shuttle to the medical center (metro station). Cons: No microwave or fridge, hotel employees weren't very helpful, room was too hot and the temperature could not be adjusted, lobby was crowded, internet wasn't free (i found out later it was free in the lobby, which the hotel front desk lady didn't mention,...) Overall, not at all a good Marriott.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with family
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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Grand Blanc, Michigan
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22 reviews 22 reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2013

I stayed at this hotel for a weekend as a chaperone of a huge 8th grade field trip to DC. Hotel was very nice, very clean and seemed to accommodate the crowds very well without affecting other visitors. Food we ate there was very good as well. Rooms were extremely clean and bathrooms as well. Location was also very good. I was nervous thinking staying this far outside of DC would make a commute into the city take a long time but it never seemed bad. The beds were really comfortable. Slept great!

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with family
    • 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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Erie, Pennsylvania
Top Contributor
76 reviews 76 reviews
49 hotel reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2013 via mobile

The hotel is dated, but I came back for the location close to relatives. The front desk must all trained by the same bitter sassy person. Horrible experience at checking in, was lied to about the room, and the staff was not apologetic. When I requested to change the room, he even used a sassy teenager tone to ask if there's anything else. Not a good place for business meetings either. The concierge lunge only opens at certain hours not through out the day. Do not come to this place.

  • Stayed February 2013
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Bethesda Marriott

Address: 5151 Pooks Hill Road, Bethesda, MD 20814
Location: United States > Maryland > Bethesda
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #8 of 11 Hotels in Bethesda
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Bethesda Marriott 3.5*
Number of rooms: 407
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Experience the transformation of the Bethesda Marriott, a premier Maryland hotel where reinvented guest rooms, luxury amenities and attentive service set the pace for an exceptional stay. Conveniently situated in the thriving Capital Region northwest of Washington, D.C., the list of things to do is endless as guests find themselves surrounded by hundreds of restaurants, art galleries, museums and shopping. Located only two miles from downtown Bethesda, our hotel's fine services include complimentary shuttle service to the downtown district and other local destinations including the National Institute of Health, Montgomery Mall and the Metro's Red Line which provides continuous service to downtown Washington, D.C. Guests also enjoy direct access to I-270 and I-495 from our sophisticated Bethesda, MD hotel. Boasting 18,500 square feet of flexible, state-of-the-art event space, our hotel is ideal for corporate meetings, professional gatherings and elegant wedding receptions. ... more   less 
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