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Bethesda North Marriott Hotel & Conference Center
3.5 of 5 Hotel   |   5701 Marinelli Road, Rockville, MD 20852   |  
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Billings, Montana
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“High quality Marriott in good location”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2011 via mobile

I stayed here December 5-7. This was my second stay here. Both times were good xperiences. Rooms were clean, comfortable beds. Bathrooms also clean, good housekeeping services. Friendly and helpful staff. Good location with metro less than 5 minute walk. Fairly safe area. Sit down Places to eat around the area are limited. There is a McDonalds across the street though. Chili's located about 1/4 mile southeast. There are more sit down places about 1 mile north (Ruby Tuesdays, American Diner).
There is a restaurant in the hotel. I ate breakfast there on my first stay and dinner on he second stay. Breakfast as good, buffet. Pricey, but you can get full. Dinner was also pricey, hamburger and fries $15, okay but not $15 okay. Typical pricing for meals and drinks in conference hotels. Internet connection is either wired or wireless. Make sure you ask which connection. Had an iPad and if hadn't asked, would have been given a wired room. Connection was easy, speed decent and no stalls. All in all, a good place to stay. Will stay here again.

  • Stayed December 2011
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2011

Good quality rooms. Carpets are brighter than the usual. Smoke free hotel - on getting into my room I thought I could smell old cigarette smoke. They found me a bigger room straight away, and sent up some food for me also, gratis. The bed was massive, I think I disturbed only a quarter of it and 2 of the 12 pillows. There was a sensible range of TV channels with some cable. We were given free Wifi for the conference, both in room and at the conference centre. Conference halls were good, with good catering (not sure if from hotel) for coffee & lunch breaks. I didn't try the restaurants/cafes, but they looked well. There was a nice shopping centre a block away. The hotel had some limos available for transport to the airport - at the same price that I paid for the taxi that brought me there. The limo driver was great, spoke English well and knew where he was going, unlike the taxi man. I would advice anyone getting a taxi to know the exact address of where you're going as they rely heavily on GPS. A pleasant stay with pleasant staff, by no means boutique but ideal for conference attendance.

  • Stayed November 2011, traveled on business
    • 4 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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Portland, Oregon
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2011

Probably not the place I would stay to vacation, as it's way out in the burbs. But all in all a nice hotel (it helps when you are expensing it). For the cost though, I was shocked they did not provide free in-room internet.

As others have said it is right next to Metro Red line, and I got downtown DC in about 20 mins. during the weekend.

There is a new Whole Foods only a few minutes walk away, which is a great option for take away meals.

There is also a very nice river trail about 2.5 miles away if you're a runner and looking for a good route.

The staff was great and the room was nice. I would second the complaint that they govern their AC. The room would not go below 65 degrees, and your only choice for blankets was a very heavy comforter or a sheet. Thus I was too cold with just the sheet, but way too warm with the comforter.

  • Stayed November 2011, traveled on business
    • 3 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Chattanooga, TN
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2011

I've stayed at the Bethesda North Marriott several times. The location is very convenient for me as I'm usually visiting the Nuclear Regulatory Commission offices (which are a very short walk). The hotel is just off of the Metro Red Line which makes it very convenient for business travel.

The rooms are well appointed and always very clean. My only complaint is that I enjoy a cool bedroom for sleeping and they "govern" the thermostats at a temperature that I find too warm for my comfort.

The in-hotel restaurant is a bit pricey for the quality. Unfortunately, there aren't a lot of restaurants within a short walk, so if the weather is bad, you are limited in your selections. However, you can catch the Metro across the street and make it to any number of places with a short ride, or a short cab ride either direction on Rockville Pike expands your dining options tremendously.

The hotel has the usual amenities, a workout area with modern equipment that's usually in good order. A small indoor pool. A nice lounge/bar.

I was impressed with how they worked with me to get me back into a room after I checked out and found that my flight out of DC (Reagan) was cancelled. They could have "stuck" me but they put me back in my room at my original rate and it was much appreciated.

  • Stayed November 2011, traveled on business
    • 4 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Shippensburg, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2011

This place is amazing! My room was super with comfortable beds, crisp and very clear digital TV, ample parking. I didn’t have to pay for parking or internet since I am a Marriot Rewards Member. The conference center was also a great experience. Food and service was excellent along with the conference rooms. This was an overall excellent business trip, thank you!

  • Stayed November 2011, traveled on business
    • 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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Manhattan Beach, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2011 via mobile

Stayed here for a mtg.
Very close to the metro stop and the hotel has clean quiet rooms.
Very nice for a business trip.
Gym is small but has adequate cardio. Nice common areas

  • Stayed October 2011
    • 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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Norfolk, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2011

We were lucky to find hotel of this quality for this price. It is one of the nicest places I’ve ever stayed in. Lobby decor is very modern and elegant, with many artful touches. Front desk staff is very polite, prompt and accommodating. Rooms are sparkling clean, with new modern furniture, comfortable beds, and fluffy comforters and good pillows. Toiletries were of good quality.

Our room, however, did not have a refrigerator, but we did not ask for one.

Internet costs extra (one of hidden fees), but lobby has free wireless, and wired internet in the room was free - we hooked up our computer. Parking also costs extra (another hidden fee), which is ridiculous in this suburban area, with no shortage of on-street parking.

One extraordinary feature of this hotel is its breakfast. We had special promotion where breakfast was included, or it would have been pricey (another fee). Breakfast is one to remember, simply extraordinary. Food is amazing, very fresh and of good restaurant quality. One you get to your table, waiter brings you a shot of freshly made smoothie. Breakfast buffet options simply blew me away. Variety is mind-boggling, including fresh fruits and berries, hot cereals, omelet bar, potatoes, sausages, meats, smoked salmon, dairy products, pastries, sweets, cakes, pies and too many foods to even taste them all. You can have your omelet prepared to your order.

White Flint metro is just across the street form the hotel. White Flint mall is very close by with many restaurants. I would definitely recommend this hotel and would stay there again.

  • Stayed September 2011, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 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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Address: 5701 Marinelli Road, Rockville, MD 20852
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Location: United States > Maryland > Rockville
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#3 Business Hotel in Rockville
#5 Family Hotel in Rockville
#5 Romantic Hotel in Rockville
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Bethesda North Marriott Hotel & Conference Center 3.5*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Iscover the comforts of one of the premier hotels in Bethesda, MD with a stay at the prominent Bethesda North Marriott Hotel & Conference Center. Stylish guest rooms, a Concierge level and 50,000 square feet of high-tech event space welcome both business and leisure travelers with everything needed for a remarkable hotel experience. Conveniently located near the White Flint Metro Station, guests enjoy easy access to downtown Bethesda, Rockville, Washington, D.C. And northern Virginia attractions. Featuring an expansive ballroom, 120-seat amphitheater, innovative catering and lavish amenities, our hotel's conference center is ideal for hosting inspirational Bethesda, MD events. Well-furnished rooms pamper guests with luxurious bedding ensembles, high-speed Internet access and plug-in panels for easy connectivity, while tantalizing on-site dining, 24-hour guest privileges to the hotel's fitness center and a heated indoor pool add comfort and convenience for a relaxed and productive stay. ... more   less 
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