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“Excellent Pet-Friendly Choice in Gaithersburg” 5 of 5 stars
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Residence Inn Gaithersburg Washingtonian Center
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   9721 Washingtonian Blvd., Gaithersburg, MD 20878   |  
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Ranked #7 of 15 Hotels in Gaithersburg
Gaithersburg, Maryland
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“Excellent Pet-Friendly Choice in Gaithersburg”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2014

I stayed at the Residence Inn Gaithersburg Washingtonian Center the night before my wedding, and on my wedding night. I had a two-bedroom corner suite on the side of the building facing Washingtonian Boulevard. I chose the property because it offers 2 bedroom suites, and I needed the space for getting myself and my bridal party ready for the big day. We booked a block of rooms at the Washingtonian Marriott Hotel next door for our guests, but stayed at the Residence Inn to give ourselves some privacy on our wedding night, and also because the hotel is pet-friendly and we had our two dogs with us.

The property itself is walking distance to many restaurants: Guapos, Tara Thai, Café Deluxe, California Pizza Kitchen, Potbelly’s, BGR Joint, Starbucks, etc. In the same area as the restaurants, there are also many shops and a movie theatre. As other reviewers have stated, in the warmer months, there is a nice pond that takes you around the entire RIO complex. The hotel is conveniently located next to major thoroughfares – I-270 is just around the corner.

The rooms are comfortable, clean and well-maintained. Even though this is a pet-friendly property, there is no lingering pet odor anywhere in the hotel. The front desk staff we interacted with was prompt, polite and courteous. Love that the property provides free WiFi and had no problems with connectivity any time during our stay. As with many other Marriott Hotels we have stayed in, the Gaithersburg Washingtonian Center delivers a consistent, pleasant guest experience. I recommend the hotel to travelers visiting the Gaithersburg area, and would definitely stay there again.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with friends
    • 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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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Hornell, New York
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45 reviews 45 reviews
10 hotel reviews
Reviews in 23 cities Reviews in 23 cities
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2014

We stopped here while driving through. The front desk staff was above and beyond welcoming and accommodating !!!!!
It is a very nice location..... We had a great room with fireplace, but the furniture needs updating! There are many restaurants and shopping within minutes!

  • Stayed February 2014, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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RIGaithersburg, General Manager at Residence Inn Gaithersburg Washingtonian Center, responded to this review, February 11, 2014
Dear NanolaMarie,

Thank you for choosing the Residence Inn by Marriott at Gaithersburg. I am so very pleased you enjoyed yourself while visiting in the area. You are the reason why we enjoy what we do each and every day. Please know that every comment is valuable information and we love to hear from our guests so we know what works best and what we need to improve. Please know that we are beginning a complete refresh of our hotel starting in July. I so hope that you will consider staying with us in the future so you can see the beautiful and exciting changes taking place. All my best.

Sincerely,
Karen Guinan
General manager
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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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10 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2013

This is our third stay here. It is really the only choice in the area that offers 2 bedroom suites, which we need with two college-age kids. It is a good location in the Rio center with movies, shopping, and dining options all in walking distance, a nice pond to walk around, good access to I-270. I've also been able to catch a Ride-On bus to the Shady Grove metro. The rooms we've stayed in have all been identical. Only downside is that there is no option for a second bedroom with two twins rather than a queen, and the sofa bed is one of the most uncomfortable sofa beds ever, which is pretty bad. Staff is friendly and responsive. Breakfast is fine. Internet speed is so-so at best, but free wi-fi for up to 5 devices. Fitness room is fine with working equipment. We've never found it "dismal smelly damp" as the previous reviewer did, but find it clean, pleasant, and predictable.

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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RIGaithersburg, General Manager at Residence Inn Gaithersburg Washingtonian Center, responded to this review, January 2, 2014
Dear Peggy B,

I am so happy that you enjoyed your stay with us! It was a pleasure meeting you. We so appreciate that you choose to stay with us over the holiday season. It is our goal to make each guest feel they have a home away from home. All our best and we look forward to the privilege of serving you in the future! Hope to see you soon!

Sincerely,
Karen Guinan
General Manager
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San Diego, California
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139 reviews 139 reviews
40 hotel reviews
Reviews in 45 cities Reviews in 45 cities
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2013

Arriving at the hotel, the Front Desk was very friendly and cheery and welcoming. I went across the street to my room which was like entering a damp cave. First, the sofa had been cleaned and was damp and moist and soaked me after sitting down a few minutes. The room had the smell of old musty newspapers. The recliner was worn and resembled a Salvation Army thrift store item or something a cat got ahold of. The room was spacious and had a full kitchen and nice bed and television. However, the sheets were never changed during my four day stay. Amenities were sparse, however, the towels were new and thick for a hotel of the caliber. Water had a musty funky smell and taste and no waters were in the huge refrigerator of this apartment like room. The continental breakfast was typical and nothing special. The hotel is located near many business and other than the friendly staff, I would not recommend staying here.

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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled on business
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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RIGaithersburg, General Manager at Residence Inn Gaithersburg Washingtonian Center, responded to this review, October 7, 2013
Dear Pensando42,

Thank you for choosing the Residence Inn by Marriott at Gaithersburg/Washingtonian Center. My sincerest apologies for any issue you may have had while at our hotel. Your comments will be shared with our team. We look at feedback as a way to improve upon all aspects of the guest experience. We hope that you will consider our hotel in the future.

Yours Truly,
Karen Guinan
General Manager
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Holmdel
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

Wife had to attend conference nearby and me and the kids tagged along. The hotel staff, specially the manager are very helpful and attentive. We were made feel at home right away. Hotel includes breakfast and dinner buffet - a nice surprise. Room includes a full kitchen with everything you need to get going - from a full size fridge with ice maker to dishwasher detergent and everything in between. We had the smallest room (one bedroom with sofa bed in living room) and it worked fine for us during our short day stay. The area is great and very convenient to Washingtonian Center next door.

  • Stayed August 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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RIGaithersburg, General Manager at Residence Inn Gaithersburg Washingtonian Center, responded to this review, September 5, 2013
Dear Onfus,

I am thrilled that you had such a great stay while at the Residence Inn Gaithersburg. It is because of guests, such as yourself, that we love our business of hospitality. You make it so easy and give us incentive to be better each and every day.

We sincerely hope that you will come back and see us in the near future and thank you for taking the time to let us know about your stay.

All my best,
Karen Guinan
General Manager
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Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
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38 reviews 38 reviews
8 hotel reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2013

We chose to stay at this hotel because of the location and it's pet friendliness. We have previously stayed at other Residence Inn properties, so we knew what to expect. The staff was friendly and there were no surprises. The inclusive breakfast was served in a very pleasant room and there was plenty of food to go around, even though the hotel was quite full. The only negative was that the furnishings in our suite seemed a bit worn. However, the room was clean & quiet so I can't really complain. There are several shops & restaurants, a gym & a movie theater within walking distance. Under the same circumstances, I would definitely stay here again.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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New Jersey
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10 hotel reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2013 via mobile

Stayed three nights at this hotel in a two-bedroom unit. It has a typical Residence Inn setup and is very clean. The employees are first rate, beginning with Rediet(sp?) who checked us in. The hotel is in walking distance to Washingtonian Center. There is an incline involved in the walk so take this into consideration if anyone in your party has difficulties. But, it is a wonderful walk along a nice lake .... Eating places, Starbucks, Barnes and Noble, Kohls, Target, many more stores, and a more theater. Breakfast was a bit crowded, but the food was replenished regularly and there was a good selection.

Stayed June 2013, traveled with friends
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Address: 9721 Washingtonian Blvd., Gaithersburg, MD 20878
Location: United States > Maryland > Gaithersburg
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#3 Business Hotel in Gaithersburg
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Residence Inn Gaithersburg Washingtonian Center 3*
Number of rooms: 132
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
An all suite property with full kitchens.Convenient to restaurants and shops in the Washingtonian Center (Rio).Close to many Washington DC, I-270 and Shady Grove Metro station. ... more   less 
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