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“Great for Pets!” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Towneplace Suites Bowie Town Ctr.

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Towneplace Suites Bowie Town Ctr.
2.5 of 5 Hotel   |   3700 Town Center Blvd., Bowie, MD 20716   |  
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Ranked #3 of 4 Hotels in Bowie
Lenexa, Kansas
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26 reviews 26 reviews
14 hotel reviews
Reviews in 20 cities Reviews in 20 cities
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
“Great for Pets!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2012

My wife and I stayed about 4 weeks on business and travel with our 2 dogs.

Our room was on the second floor, facing the parking lot. The view was not great, and the floors are thin, so we could hear the guests overhead walking and running around. The front desk switched us to a new room as soon as one opened up on the 4th Floor, facing the trees to the back. Much better.

There is a 3/4 miles walking trail adjacent to the hotel, which was great for the dogs, and several restaurants and shops within walking distance as well. We liked that the California Tortilla, Panera, Five Below, and Starbucks are so close. Sears Auto, Best Buy, small-ish Macy's round out the big stores.

The fitness room is kinda sad with little natural lighting and OK equipment. It was a good thing the weather was good, so we could run and walk around the lake.

The channel line-up is mediocre, unless you like sports channels: there are 7 of them!

Wi-Fi is so-so. I travel with an Airport Express and make my own network. In theory this should be faster, but either way, Netflix shows have to buffer a couple times, and movies take forever to load.

The hallways always smell like what guests are cooking, and unfortunately, everyone likes to cook stinky food, like curry or boil crabs. Yuck. But the smells never got inside our room.

I would definitely second others' reviews about long-term guests congregating outside to smoke and talk. My wife and I like our peace & quiet and privacy, and it seemed some of the guests wanted to make friends.

Easy access to the highways, and you're about 45 minutes from the National Mall.

Room Tip: The best rooms are on the top floor, facing away from the parking lot.
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled on business
    • 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Richmond, Virginia
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14 reviews 14 reviews
14 hotel reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2012

Great location (easy to find, lots of restaurants and shops), friendly staff, spacious room, perfect layout of the rooms, very comfortable and felt very home like. The only issue I had was that I could hear the person above my room walking and the A/C was a little loud. Other than that, if I had to get a hotel in that location I would come back to this hotel.

Stayed September 2012, traveled on business
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Sevierville, TN
Top Contributor
65 reviews 65 reviews
24 hotel reviews
Reviews in 33 cities Reviews in 33 cities
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2012 via mobile

Spent one night here on business trip. First thing I loved was the location. Shops and eateries all around it. Very nice area with a safe feeling to it. Staff was very polite and rooms were exceptionally clean. Didn't use pool, but I would had I stayed longer. Breakfast was minimal, but enough to sustain you till lunch time. Wifi worked great. Watched a Netflix movie on the iPad. Bed was comfortable. I recommend this hotel.

  • Stayed September 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Kennett Square, Pennsylvania
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30 reviews 30 reviews
15 hotel reviews
Reviews in 18 cities Reviews in 18 cities
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2012

This hotel is in a surprising location behind a mall (but close to many restaurants within a few minutes walk) - a bit hard to find but very nice. It was very quiet and setting was tranquil. No noise (no planes or road noise). Rooms were clean and staff was very friendly. We stayed there when attending a function near Annapolis. Easy drive to Annapolis too.

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Chistiansburg, va
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17 reviews 17 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2012

Average size room, EXTREMELY CLEAN !!! I stayed here for 3 wks on a business trip; the staff is very friendly and helpful. I can't say enough about how fantastic the staff were !!!!! Our suite had a nice kitchenette and was prefect for when we wanted to stay in. The laundry room was adequate and clean. The gym was nice on days that it was raining, There is a great little running trail across the street. The shopping center is within walking distance and has plenty if quality restaurants. It is the only It is about 1o mins from the end of the orange line metro station. There is bus stop within walking distance that will get you to the metro but I found that parking at the metro station was easier than taking the bus. I am looking forward to being able to stay there again.

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled on business
    • 4 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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Moosup, Connecticut
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16 reviews 16 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2012

Well, if any one is qualified to review this hotel, who better that a long term resident?!! This is my home away from home. This hotel is in a great location, situated behind the Bowie Town shopping center. Lots of stores and restaurants within walking distance. it is in a fairly safe area and their is a security presence at the shopping area and at the hotel. The hotel breakfast is slim, more of a grab and take with you breakfast, including cereals, fruit and muffins. The hotel is very clean and quiet. All the rooms include a kitchen areas. The pool is nice and the ground are pretty. As I mentioned I've been here over a year and I have not got any complains, and I am giving this hotel a 5 rating, against other hotels of this class.

Room Tip: Any room will do, there is no "view" to worry about
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  • Stayed March 2012, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2012 via mobile

Friendly staff, average breakfast, very clean, quiet area, comfortable rooms.

  • Stayed December 2011
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Towneplace Suites Bowie Town Ctr.

Address: 3700 Town Center Blvd., Bowie, MD 20716
Location: United States > Maryland > Bowie
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 4 Hotels in Bowie
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Towneplace Suites Bowie Town Ctr. 2.5*
Number of rooms: 119
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