My wife and I recently spent 6 nights here while on vacation. We loved how close of a walk it was to the Metro station (about 8 min). The hotel room was nice. It was clean and the bed was very comfortable. On the down side, the room is small. That didn't bother us personally, but it would be an issue for some people. The bathroom is especially small. We didn't like how thin the walls were. We were woken up every morning around 8 to the sound of housekeepers knocking on other doors or by people talking in the hall. There is no breakfast in the morning either. Despite the negatives, it really was an ok stay, and I would have given the hotel 4 stars.....that was until our last day. At 5am a fire alarm went off in the hotel and we had to run down seven flights of stairs to exit the building. Once downstairs we got an all clear (apparently someone had pulled the alarm) and we had to walk back up the stairs and attempt to get some more sleep. I don't blame them for the alarm. That was out of their control. However, not a word was spoken about it in the morning when we checked out. I would have thought a simple apology would be in good business taste. Apparently not. On top of that, we left our luggage at the hotel to go out and enjoy our final day of vacation. We came back mid afternoon to pick it up before going to the airport. We arranged for the hotel shuttle to pick us up at the metro station since it was pouring rain. The shuttle never came and we were forced to walk back to the hotel. I walked up to the desk dripping water and again received no apology. We even had to wait almost 30 min for the shuttle to take us back to the metro after all that. Summary: probably would have a nice stay here, but there are also probably better options.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Our DoubleTree hotel in Silver Spring, MD is located near a lively entertainment district, the Metro Red Line commuter rail, and Interstate 495/Capital Beltway. Walk or take our hotel shuttle to the restaurants, shops and entertainment venues in downtown Silver Spring, or ride the Metro commuter train - only two blocks away - to Washington DC. Discover Silver Spring's pedestrian-friendly downtown. The hotel is close to the American Film Institute's Silver Theater, Round House Theatre, Discovery Communications, FDA, NOAA, Howard University, NIH and Walter Reed. Stay within 45 minutes of Washington National Airport and the Baltimore/Washington International Airport and Washington Dulles International Airport. The DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Washington DC-Silver Spring features modern guest rooms and suites, each with complimentary WiFi, work desks and natural stone bathrooms. Upgrade to a suite for a deluxe private room, separate living area, and walk-in closet. Maintain your exercise routine in our heated indoor pool and fully equipped fitness center. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Hilton Silver Spring
- Silver Spring Hilton