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“Great hotel - great location, great service, nice rooms” 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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44 reviews 44 reviews
26 hotel reviews
Reviews in 28 cities Reviews in 28 cities
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
“Great hotel - great location, great service, nice rooms”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2013

We stayed here for an Irish music and dance conference. Great location near the Metro and walking distance to Whole Foods and CVS. Hotel staff were all very helpful, even with the hotel full of crazy dancers and musicians who were up until the wee hours of the morning! We requested a room with a frig which was great to have. The room was good sized, clean & had nice amenities. My only complaint is having to pay for Internet access, a pet peeve of mine. It was free in the lobby, though, so not exactly necessary.

  • Stayed April 2013, 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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  • 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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San Francisco, California
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145 reviews 145 reviews
43 hotel reviews
Reviews in 56 cities Reviews in 56 cities
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2013

I was in Rockville working - found this Marriott that is top notch. Great concierge lounge – even had smoked salmon at breakfast! Near many stores and shops. A city Olympic pool is a block away and a Whole Foods Market about ½ mile from the hotel. If you need to go to DC, easy! Right next to Metro. Friendly staff.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Maryland
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174 helpful votes 174 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2013

I stayed at this local hotel for a 3 day conference and was blown away. The hotel is very nice: good space for drop-off and registration, well-staffed front desk, well-lit lobby, alert and helpfulk bell staff, decent restaurant, but most of all OUTSTANDING SERVICE--everyone seems dedicated to making yours a good stay. It's also less than a 2 block walk to the Metro station and/or McDonalds and other fast food options. Our room rate was less than other budget hotels I have seen in the area (note add-ons below), so you can stay outside of the downtown area to save money but still be anywhere Metro goes in 30-45 minutes (that's better than trying your luck with out traffic).

There are negatives: the parking for our event was free, but regularly it costs $15/day; there is wi-fi, but it also costs around $13/day; one day the maid cleaned/replaced everything, another day (I assume another maid) did not empty any trash, replace any glasses or empty the ice bucket; there are no luggage carts available for loading in luggage, but there is plenty of bell staff. Most noticeable was the attitude projected by everyone you passed in any hallway--pleasant and willing to help! It was so pronounced that the staff attitude really overshadowed the other pros and cons.

We had a great gathering here and I have already recommended it for any future gathering under consideration.

Room Tip: I was one room off the elevator lobby and I had no noise complaint.
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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled on business
    • 4 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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Pittsburgh
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29 hotel reviews
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60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
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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Danville, Pennsylvania
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
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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Morpeth, United Kingdom
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193 reviews 193 reviews
54 hotel reviews
Reviews in 45 cities Reviews in 45 cities
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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54 reviews 54 reviews
34 hotel reviews
Reviews in 34 cities Reviews in 34 cities
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
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.

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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 Family Hotel in Rockville
#7 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):
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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Bethesda North Marriott Hotel And Conference Center
Marriott Bethesda North
Marriott Hotel Rockville
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Rockville Marriott

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