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“Not comfortable if you're not here for a convention” 3 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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Ranked #3 of 15 hotels in Rockville
Pittsburgh
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“Not comfortable if you're not here for a convention”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2013

This is a good place to stay if you're here for a convention. Otherwise, don't expect "quiet enjoyment" anywhere in the hotel. I'm here during an Irish music festival. Lots of pipes, drums, fiddles and singing in every corner of every lobby. All my colleagues and I wanted was a quiet space to have a drink and unwind. No such luck. I get it. The convention is a big chunk of business but the hotel COULD ask the folks to respect ONE lobby area, no?

Stay here because it's comfortable and convenient but call before booking to ask what conventions are scheduled.

Also, a hotel this size should have more than one small lounge.

  • Stayed April 2013
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 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
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Danville, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2013

I've stayed at this hotel the past three years while attending a expo nearby. There is a subway station near the end of the hotel parking lot and there are resturants, supermarket and a mall all withing walking distance. The rooms and lobby shine with cleanliness. They serve Starbucks coffee right outside the hotel resturant. Only had the breakfast buffet from the resturant but the selection and quality were outstanding. Small indoor pool and nice exercise room with weights, stationary bikes, ellipticlas and treadmills. Highly recommend and will stay here again if in the area.

Room Tip: It's attached to a large convention center so if a large event is ongoing I wouldn't know if...
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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 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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UK
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55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2013

This was my third visit to bethesda North Marriott each time for a conference. It really is a very good ambasador for the Marriott brand. It is modern and stylish with a real luxury feel to it. I stayed in a standard room for one night then was udgraded to a junior suite for the remainder of my stay. Both rooms were spacious and had the usual comfortable Marriott bed. The standard room on the 10th floor was good but was very hot and even with air conditioning full on and set at 65 did not drop in temperature below 73. Junior suite was even mores spacious much more like a Marriott Suites room with a separate lounge and bedroom but with the addition of a small kitchen - but no microwave?? i ate breakfast in the lounge and that was very good. Also spent some time in the bar (well it was a conference) - service was good and the range of beers was excellent. Probably the only downside to the location is the lack on restaurants in the immediate area surrounding the hotel.

Definitely one of my favourite Marriotts !

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 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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San Jose, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2013

Full time business traveler: Only stayed for one night at the Marriott but this was an excellent stay. I give it a definite recommend. Parking is ample, staff was very friendly and helpful, lobby is quite nice, the inside of the hotel is very nice, rooms were cozy, bed was very comfortable. The room is not spacy. The bathroom was very nice in its decor. The Internet was good, Video/audio was good. Work space was good for the small-ish room size. Environmental controls quite good (on a very cold night the room warmed up easy and quickly).
As mentioned I only stayed for one evening but for the short stay I was impressed. It does not get high marks for price-value but was not exorbitant. I give it a definite recommendation and found it the best in that immediate area.

Stayed March 2013, traveled on business
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2013 via mobile

Pluses: 1) Great location next to the metro station; 2) friendly and helpful staff; 3) clean rooms.

So-so: Food and prices in the restaurant; the expected over-priced convention type fare.

Minus: Musty room ventilation. I'm more sensitive than average to that so I tend to notice it. I didn't complain about it because I noticed it as soon as I got off the elevator which indicated that it's a problem in all the rooms. Oddly, and typically, the problem is in the rooms and not the lobby and other common areas. My experience is that it's a frequent problem at Marriott hotels, especially those located where the summers are hot and humid. Maybe it has something to do with the HVAC design they use in all their hotels. I've tried the room merry-go-round in the past to no avail so I don't even try anymore. I avoid Marriotts whenever possible but sometimes, like this visit, I don't have a choice.

Stayed March 2013, traveled on business
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new york
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2013

Stayed at the bethesda north Marriott for a family function in the area. Arrived fridaybafternoon, rooms were ready, bellhop very friendly and eager to please. The only down point of the weekend was the concierge room was not open. The room is for platinum members so we like to go there for breakfast. The breakfast in the lobby is outrageously expensive, they mad no accommodations for the room being closed. They could have offered us a coupon or discount. The doors are very heavy so when people leave their rooms the door slams and wakes you up. No matter how quiet you try to leave your room the door makes too much noise. Other than that everyone that stayed had a nice experience. We had at least 6 rooms reserved and one suite.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with family
    • 3 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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UK
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2013

stayed here for 2 nights on business. Room and bathroom were clean and the bed comfortable.

Staff were friendly and helpful.

The hotel is just 2 minutes walk from White Flint Metro which was a plus point for me.

Breakfast was good but rather expensive.

I had free wifi - but if you had to pay it was rather expensive as it only came as a package with phone calls - which most people wouldn't want.

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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled on business
    • 3 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Bethesda North Marriott Hotel & Conference Center

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:
#2 Business Hotel in Rockville
#3 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):
This hotel offers conference space and services for any event. It also offers a fitness center, heated indoor pool, restaurants, the largest ballroom in Maryland, and is close to the DC museums. ... 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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