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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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Reading, Pennsylvania
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19 hotel reviews
Reviews in 17 cities Reviews in 17 cities
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
“Well designed and convinient hotel”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2013

I stayed at this hotel to attend a conference and was a great place to stay. It is room and spacious with an excellent gym and pool as well. Close to the Metro station which makes staying there convenient. Well designed hotel that has excellent conference rooms and good restaurants too

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled on business
    • 4 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
    • 4 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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136 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2013

Not sure where to even begin:

The hotel is nice and modern and very clean. All spaces have a good vibe. The location is primo b/c it is right next to the Metro. If you're looking for a good price and this hotel happens to be cheaper than 1's in DC this is definitely a good choice. When you walk up to the building from the outside you just know this is going to be a nice place.

Check-in staff are very friendly as you enter the welcoming lobby. Only downfall was very faulty walking directions which led me in the exact opposite direction in like 19 degrees.

The rooms are very nice and modern. Nice windows and bathrooms. The bed is comfy as well.

The bar downstairs has very attentive bartenders and is a good space to get a drink before going up for the night or on your way out.

The Club Lounge on the 10th floor deserves some serious kudos. It's not quite, but nearly on par with one's outside the US (those typically serve complimentary alcohol). The breakfast was fantastic each day!! There was even some pretty good lox to pair with bagels and cream cheese and capers, etc. It's set out much more nicely than your typical Marriott, Sheraton or HIlton Exec Lounge. The space itself is nice as well. I'm looking forward to seeing the Happy Hour spread later today.

Today, the Housekeeping Manager walked by and said hello and wanted to make sure everything was going well. All the Housekeeping staff are super friendly and say hello as you walk down the hall.

There must be good management here...

This is a very good option if you're in the DC area. Definitely consider it b/c of its location next to the Metro and for the great service and building conditions.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 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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Norfolk, Virginia
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Reviews in 32 cities Reviews in 32 cities
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2012

This is a very nice and modern Marriott. Close to a metro station and easy to get around the area. Good fitness facility and pool. Staff is very well trained and accommodating.. This is my first choice when in the MD suburbs of DC.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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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Oxford
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83 helpful votes 83 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2012

A well-designed and well-managed hotel with conference facilities and close to the National Institutes of Health. It must be one of the best hotels in this area, certainly the best of three that I have stayed in. The building is spacious, with high ceilings and large public spaces. Everything works: the lifts are prompt, the wi-fi is fast and is free in the large lobby area and restaurant, the service is excellent and done cheerfully. A helpful touch is the supply of electric sockets by the side of chairs in the lobby by the elevators and along a large table. The restaurant is large but comfortable, and serves a good breakfast; the dinner is a bit expensive and rather average. The location is excellent, being about 200 metres from the Red Line metro station White Flint. Although the hotel is quite close to Rockville Pike, a very busy road, the traffic noise doesn't penetrate. The bedrooms (standard) are lovely, spacious, comfortable beds, quiet and tastfully decorated and furnished. In particular, the art is really nice, as it is throughout the hotel - a lot of care has gone into the selection. Altogether, a hotel above its classification in my view and warmly recommended.

Room Tip: Upper floors are probably a bit quieter
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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled on business
    • 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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Fredericksburg, Virginia
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31 hotel reviews
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83 helpful votes 83 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2012

We've stayed in the nearby Pooks Hill Marriott several times over the years, but decided to switch it up a little this time and try this place, as the Pooks Hill place has somewhat dated rooms and just isn't that "special."
Well, we were PLEASANTLY surprised with how much BETTER this property is! From the service and attention of the staff to the quality, cleaniness and comfort of the room to the INCREDIBLE restaurant and awesome staff in there, as well as the delicious menu - This is The Marriott to stay in while in the Bethesda area!

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Toronto
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4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2012

A good hotel at affordable tariff. Parking space is ample. Never had a problem. House keeping is good. Food is okay. Conveniently located, close to shopping mall. However, internet should be upgraded. It is indeed a bit slow. Also lost and found should be implemented in a little more stringent basis. We left behind a laptop charger, which was never found. The reception staff were good and friendly and took care of all details.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Denver, Colorado
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2012

Staying here for four nights over a Thanksgiving holiday. Our family has a total of four rooms. The hotel is conveniently located next to a Washington Metro station for easy access to the District. Situated about 10 miles from downtown DC right on Rockville Pike.

The hotel is well cared for. The staff has been attentive and helpful, particularly Sarah and Carlos at he front desk. Food service and housekeeping are all good.

There is one frustratingly poor aspect to the hotel. I am writing this in the hope that management reads this comment and takes action for my fellow travelers. Manager-do not believe what your IT people tell you-you have a problem; the internet service in this hotel performs poorly and is clumsy to log onto. It requires a very slow to load signup page which pops up every time you log on, not just once every 24 hours. Often you provide the information and it does not load and you have to repeat the process again. I had this problem on both an ipad and a laptop. Even wired in a guest room it is slow to log on. This condition is present using wireless in both the guest rooms and the lobby. Despite strong signal strength, downloading is slow and uploading is slower. I travel all the time and am familiar with many other Marriott properties. Internet is a real problem in this hotel.

In summary, if internet i not important to you, I would highly recommend this hotel. I hope that management takes action and resolves the problem.

Room Tip: The corner rooms in the newer wing are excellent.
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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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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Address: 5701 Marinelli Road, Rockville, MD 20852
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 Romantic Hotel in Rockville
#6 Family 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):
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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Marriott Bethesda North
Marriott Hotel Rockville
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