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“It is an expensive cab ride to the Metro.” 4 of 5 stars
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Gaithersburg Marriott Washingtonian Center
3.5 of 5 Hotel   |   9751 Washingtonian Boulevard, Gaithersburg, MD 20878   |  
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Ranked #5 of 15 Hotels in Gaithersburg
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Billings, Montana
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53 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
“It is an expensive cab ride to the Metro.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2014

I appreciate the friendly staff, the clean rooms and the proximity to the little lake, but this hotel is definitely more convenient if you are traveling by car than by Metro. Other nearby hotels such as the Comfort Inn Shady Grove offer free shuttle service to the Metro. It is about a 20 dollar cab ride from this hotel to the Shady grove Metro if you include the tip, which adds up quickly. Offering a free shuttle to the Metro would be a great addition. There is a public bus from the Metro during the day but no one at the hotel was able to tell me the bus number so I had to keep asking the bus drivers at the station until I found the right one. Apparently there are 2 separate bus systems...Also, there is no shuttle service available to any of the airports so be prepared to spend 50 or 60 dollars on a cab to DCA.

Room Tip: Ask for a room overlooking the lake and not the freeway.
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  • Stayed March 2014, traveled on business
    • 4 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Jay-AGM, Manager at Gaithersburg Marriott Washingtonian Center, responded to this review, March 9, 2014
Thank you for posting your review of our hotel on TripAdvisor. I'm sorry you weren't able to take advantage of our complimentary hotel shuttle. It runs weekdays in the peak AM and PM "rush-hour" time periods. Next time you're at the hotel, please let us know of your schedule and we'll do our best to coordinate for you.

Best regards,
Jay Lefkowitz
Director of Hotel Operations
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Gettysburg PA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2014

This hotel lives up to my previous Marriott experiences. The staff was pleasant and made guests feel welcomed. The room was clean with the usual amenities in the bathroom. It is situated only a short distance from highway so it is great location if you are working or visiting in the Washington area.

  • Stayed February 2014, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2014

Nice hotel. Rooms are well equipped and quiet. The gym is good with a large selection of equipment.

The bar serves a decent selection of beers on tap and in bottle and the food is better than any of the local restaurants.

I wouldn't stay in the area other than for work, and the hotel serves that market well.

Stayed February 2014, traveled on business
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Sudbury, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2014

I've stayed here several times on business trips to the Gaithersburg area. The rooms have always been very clean and comfortable. The location is very convenient too: there are a number of restaurants and a movie theater within a very short walk. I've only eaten breakfast in the restaurant, but the buffet had a nice assortment of tasty options.

My one word of advice is to pay attention to which Marriott you are going to: there are three on the same street.

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled on business
    • 3 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Jay-AGM, Manager at Gaithersburg Marriott Washingtonian Center, responded to this review, February 9, 2014
Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback on TripAdvisor. I'm glad to read that you enjoyed your stay at the Gaithersburg Marriott. We'll look forward to seeing you again on your next visit to the area.

Jay Lefkowitz
Director of Hotel Operations
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Indianapolis, Indiana
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2014

I stayed in the Washingtonian Center Area for several weeks, I wish I had realized how close the Marriott was to everything else in the center. It offers far more amentities than the Courtyard down the hill. The GM of this property was friendly and helpful and the restaurant has some pretty decent options on the menu which came in handy due to the winter storm that swept through. This location is very close to all the Washingtonian Center has to offer and backs up the pond and walking trail.

Room Tip: Ask for a room that overlooks the pond!
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  • Stayed January 2014, traveled on business
    • 4 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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Jay-AGM, Manager at Gaithersburg Marriott Washingtonian Center, responded to this review, January 27, 2014
Thanks for your post about our hotel and for sharing on TripAdvisor. I'm glad you found the hotel to have a great location and that our staff was friendly. We'll look forward to welcoming you back on your next trip to Gaithersburg.

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Jay Lefkowitz
Director of Hotel Operations
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Frederick, Maryland
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2014

When the first thing you receive upon check in is all the reasons they can evict you from the hotel, my radar went up. We attended a wedding reception at which the food was very good and we had a nice time. I was very disappointed at the fact that phone calls were over $6 per call and Wi-Fi was not free. Then to my horror, the breakfast buffet was $20 per person! Really, for breakfast? The poached eggs on the benedict were quite undercooked, the scramble was rubbery and most of the breads were stale. Being in the food service industry, I know that the plate of breakfast that most guests consumed only cost about $2-$4 per plate, the mark up was ridiculous! A person could have a great steak dinner for that amount. Anyway, I will not be staying with this hotel again in the future and will not recommend it. There are tons of other local hotels with better service and more reasonable prices.

  • Stayed January 2014, traveled with family
    • 1 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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Jay-AGM, Manager at Gaithersburg Marriott Washingtonian Center, responded to this review, January 21, 2014
I'm sorry to learn that your experience was less than satisfactory on your recent visit to our hotel. I certainly understand your comments and appreciate the feedback. Should you have any additional feedback or comments, please reach out to me directly at the hotel at 301-590-0044.

Regards,
Jay Lefkowitz
Director of Hotel Operations
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Boston, MA
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2014

I stayed here for one night on a business trip. The hotel was very nice, and the staff was very friendly and helpful. I ran in direct from the airport and running late for a business meeting, and the man at the front desk stored my bags for me right away. The room was nice and clean. My only complaint about the room is that it overlooked the front entrance, and was a bit noisy and felt a little too open. Also, the wifi wasn't free in the room, but I could connect to the lobby wifi, which was free.

I didn't get a chance to explore the neighborhood, but there's a big shopping area with restaurants within walking distance.

It's not close to DC, and not terribly close to the Metro (need to take a cab), but if you have business in Gaithersburg, it's great.

Room Tip: I would recommend a higher floor.
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  • Stayed November 2013, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Jay-AGM, Manager at Gaithersburg Marriott Washingtonian Center, responded to this review, January 3, 2014
Thank you for taking the time to post your review of your stay. I'm glad that you enjoyed the hotel. I'm glad our staff was able to provide you with the service for which Marriott has become so well known. Happy New Year!

-Jay Lefkowitz
Director of Hotel Operations
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Address: 9751 Washingtonian Boulevard, Gaithersburg, MD 20878
Location: United States > Maryland > Gaithersburg
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#4 Romantic Hotel in Gaithersburg
#5 Family Hotel in Gaithersburg
#5 Business Hotel in Gaithersburg
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Gaithersburg Marriott Washingtonian Center 3.5*
Number of rooms: 284
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Blending functionality and elegance, the Gaithersburg Marriott Washingtonian Center sets the stage for a truly successful visit. Located just outside of Washington, DC. In Montgomery County, Maryland, our picturesque lakeside hotel is the ideal home base for business travelers and families alike. Upon arrival, you'll instantly be taken with our well-appointed accommodations, superior amenities, and friendly service. Our spacious hotel rooms and suites offer guests perks like stunning lake views, luxurious bedding, and flat-screen TVs; upgrade for a Concierge Level room for added benefits like a complimentary Continental breakfast. We invite you to dine with us al fresco at The Bench, or enjoy craft cocktails and small bites with friends at our Lobby Lounge. With over 9,000 square feet of flexible event space, we're also an ideal location for a business convention or wedding in Gaithersburg. Whatever brings you here, we look forward to your visit at the Gaithersburg Marriott Washingtonian Center. ... more   less 
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