I stayed at the Marriott – North Bethesda for four nights in early May, where I chaperoned four high school students at the National Junior Science and Humanities Symposium. The hotel and the attached convention center are modern and attractive. This is a great place to come if you have business at the National Institutes of Health, which is just a few miles down the road, or if you are attending a convention (as I was) or attending a Bat Mitzvah (as was also in evidence that weekend). It is not a place to go for a vacation. Even though a subway stop is in very easy walking distance, I think one could find a more interesting place to stay for less money if you wanted easy access to the Washington subway system.
The food at the convention center was excellent, and all four of my students agreed that the food was very good. The rooms were perfectly adequate, although you will not find a safe in your room (at least there was none in mine).
The area surrounding the hotel is not particularly attractive, but it is not urban blight either. It is a safe area, and I had no reservations in allowing my student delegation to walk to the nearby strip mall, or to the subway stop to go to the Washington Zoo and the National Mall.
- 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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- Also Known As:
- Bethesda North Marriott Hotel And Conference Center
- Marriott Bethesda North
- Marriott Hotel Rockville
- Marriott Rockville
- Rockville Marriott