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“Good but not quite great” 4 of 5 stars
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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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Tampa, Florida
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35 reviews
15 hotel reviews
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“Good but not quite great”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2012

Location is good because it's an easy walk from the metro, but not great because there's not much else within walking distance. There is parking available, but it's not free. There's wifi available in the lobby, but it's not free in the room.
The room was average but very clean, the bed and bedding were good. The staff was friendly and efficient. Overall very good but nothing that made it great.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled solo
    • 3 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2012

spent 3 nights while attending friends bat mitsvah. Check in very prompt,4 elevators,never a wait.Room looked out over parking lot and at times was noisy as the hotel hosts alot of weddings,conferences school reunions etc. Small coffee ship off the lobby took care of the morning needs--did not dine in the one restauant option-seemed fairly empty most of the time. Air conditioner was placed on the wall where if you had it on would blow on you in bed--room had tiny coffee maker and no ice bucket. no fridge. Room was clean but did smell funny on arrival--some type of funky deoderizor i guess. Every one at the hotel was pleasant and accomadating. Close to fast food and metro stop at the corner was the highlight. Pool area was spacious enough but a lifeguard? Please would stay again but got a discounted $99 rate.Banquet food was very good and we were not charged for parking which surprised us.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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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london
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109 reviews
54 hotel reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2012

Lovely hotel. Beautiful room. Lovely common areas. Room smelled of chip fat. Got moved. Room smelled of chip fat. When i left i paid cash but realised they had taken the full ammount when they took the deposit. Have since found they did this to others. So paid double. as one of the most expensive hotels in the area, this was a lot of money. Had to get my money back from them. DONT allow them to give you a room above the kitchens. The smell is very bad. When i complained, the best i got was a shrug of the shoulders and another key. There are better hotels locally

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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled on business
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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113 reviews
19 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2012

With Marriott HQ nearby, the Bethesda North Marriott and adjacent Conference Center works, both for it's location and for it's clients. Marriott HQ has long needed a standard bearer for their main brand in their back yard.
After a 1 night stay there I can safely say the following:
Marriott fans and Marriott Rewards Members won't have any surprises.
The hotel is exactly what you'd expect - all business with a little luxury, very little.
Indoor pool is nice, exercise room has a lot of aerobic equipment which is what travelers who work out want- cross trainers and treadmills are always desirable.
The restaurant is as middle of the road as the hotel is - boring but great service.
The bed and bedding are very comfortable.
The staff is friendly and efficient.
The access to Metro is fabulous- the Red Line White Flint station is less than a block away.
Amenities in the area include restaurants, shopping, parks and more shopping.

Room Tip: Ask for a view south or west - it's just more attractive than Rockville Pike.
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Miami, Florida
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2012 via mobile

As a platinum member of Marriott i was treated worse than any other hotel in the world. I was told at check-in there were no rooms available for upgrade, only after I complained of the smelly room I was given did I receive an upgrade 10 minutes after my original request. The front desk staff have an attitude and the manager backs them up. My suggestion they need training in hospitality. If it were not for the conference I was attending and the convenience of the hotel same location, i would skip this hotel. Obviously the front desk staff know this and thus the attitude

  • Stayed October 2012
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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Lynchburg, Virginia
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29 reviews
15 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2012

Five star service from the staff, an elegant lobby, and a lively pub. The 2-queen room was fresh and contemporary. When I realized I forgot some toiletries, Housekeeping was up in a flash with what I needed. The bed was comfortable and I slept well, which is unusual for me when I'm away from home (and it wasn't just because I was exhausted LOL). I would highly recommend this hotel to friends. The price for the room was on the high-end, but you get what you pay for and this hotel pulled out all stops to make my stay a pleasant and nice one.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with friends
    • 3 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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Bel Air, Maryland
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59 reviews
33 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2012

My husband and I stayed at this hotel for a friends wedding, also at this hotel, and I must say it lived up to the Marriott Brand. Check-In isn't until 3:00pm however the wedding started at 3:30 and we needed to get ready prior so we requested early check-in and they were able to oblige. Our room was beautiful and all decor was very modern and updated. The beds are amazingly comfortable. It felt as if I was sleeping on little clouds... LOL.
We ordered room service and the wait time was very minimal. The Ballroom the wedding was in hosted in was AMAZING. During the wedding, all the wait staff made sure to keep all the common areas clean and tidy. And if there was anything anyone needed, they were very quick to respond. I have not one complaint about this hotel and if I'm in the Rockville/Bethesda area again, I would definitely stay here.

Room Tip: If you order room service, try the Thai Chilli Buffalo wings. They're AMAZING
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  • Stayed September 2012, 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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Address: 5701 Marinelli Road, Rockville, MD 20852
Location: United States > Maryland > Rockville
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#3 Business Hotel in Rockville
#8 Romantic Hotel in Rockville
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Bethesda North Marriott Hotel & Conference Center 3.5*
Number of rooms: 225
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Discover 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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Bethesda North Marriott Hotel And Conference Center
Marriott Bethesda North
Marriott Hotel Rockville
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Rockville Marriott

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