Bedroom and bathroom were roomy and clean. Lounge/restaurant is very nice (although weird that they couldn't get the local baseball game on their cable on a Friday night). They also have an indoor/outdoor pool that we didn't get a chance to use, but we could see the outside area fro our room and it looked very nice. However, the best thing about the place are the people and the service they provide.
They provide a free shuttle service both to downtown Bethesda and the local Metro stop. The shuttle runs every half-hour, but was surprisingly there when our return train from DC ran into one of the typical Metro delays. (I thought we were looking at at least a 20 minute wait.) They must monitor the system website and adjust their pick-up schedule accordingly.
Bartender leant me a corkscrew so I could open a bottle of wine we brought w/ us in our room.
Upon check-in, the woman at the desk gave me a free parking pass, thereby avoiding the $14 a day (WOW) fee to park in the hotel lot. She did this because she "saw that we had to wait a while to check-in." I didn't time it, but I know we were waiting less than 5 minutes.
It's not perfect. Drawbacks include: shower water temp would fluctuate for no reason, no in-room fridge, free Wi-Fi in lounge only, pay parking.
But I would definitely recommend it.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Experience the comforts of the distinctive Bethesda Marriott, a premier Maryland hotel where spacious 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, White Flint 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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