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Twin Cities
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

If we hadn't been desperate for room ( my son had appointments at the nearby national institutes of health) I would never have stayed here. When I stepped into the room first thing I noticed was a severe mildew smell. First thing I did was smell the bedspread and bedsheets to see if that was the culprit, those were actually... More 

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Virginia V, General Manager at American Inn of Bethesda, responded to this review

We appreciate you taking the time to share the detailed account of your visit. Be assured that each item you outlined will be thoroughly investigated. We regret falling short of your needs during your visit and hope that you would afford us another opportunity to win your business. More 

Punta Gorda, Florida
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Staying in Bethesda, Maryland is a very expensive proposition to begin with, however this hotel leaves a lot to be desired. First the hotel advertised a microwave in every room, yet the only one we found we down the hall by the elevators. There was a ring around the bathroom sink, that looked like mold. We could not get our... More 

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Virginia V, General Manager at American Inn of Bethesda, responded to this review

We regret that your stay with us did not meet your expectations. The hotel consists of two wings. Only one wing has microwaves in the guestrooms. However, upon request, we can provide a microwave to your room as needed. In regards to your billing concerns, we are not able nor do we have access to the full rate details that... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2016

I stayed at the hotel for only a few nights (thank god), but from what I did experience, I can conclude that this was by far one of the worst hotels. When we arrived, I found that the curtains were covered in a weird liquid that me and my friends all thought was blood, we later found out by some... More 

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Virginia V, General Manager at American Inn of Bethesda, responded to this review

I regret to learn that you had such an experience. Please know that we are investigating into this matter further. More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2016 via mobile

This is the second time I have stayed here for business. The customer service is great. There were a few really rowdy guests and the employees were very helpful. Be prepared to pay for parking, but it is in a secure lot. The price was good and they do offer a decent amount of breakfast items.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2016

We stayed here when we visited Washington DC since Bethesda is connected by Metro to the central DC area. The Hotel is around 15 mins walk from the Bethesda metro station.Their breakfast was great and the rooms are clean.

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Virginia V, General Manager at American Inn of Bethesda, responded to this review

Thank you for your visit! More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2016 via mobile

I booked a room here as part of a so-called Expedia special (only being dubious because I don't know what the average rates are like) for Memorial Day. It was about $70 a night. Got 317, I believe - a quiet room at the end of a hall. This is a mid-rise hotel with about five floors. Very clean. Housekeeping... More 

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Dear Guest, Thank you for taking the time to write your review of our property, we appreciate your comments in regards of the Housekeeping staff and the location. Will be happy to see you again next time you are in town. More 

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38 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2016

We booked this as it was near the Metro redline train station and in proximity to family. We found a great rate on hotels.com. $155 for a Thurs night and $87 for Sat and Sun nights. Check-in was smooth and quick. The lobby was modern with a little market if you wanted to buy snacks, drinks or emergency hygiene items.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2016

I needed a Hotel for 27 days and picked this one based on reviews. Hats off to Dan Appolonio who is an excellent General Manager and runs a great establishment! He accommodated me on all my requests - including a microwave oven in the room. This is a great Baywood property - I will go back again.

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Toronto, Ontario, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2016

The American Inn offers motel-style amenities and the greatest selling point is the convenience for NIH. On weekends it offers a very affordable rate - but I stayed an extra night and wasn't aware that the rate almost doubled for (I assume) Sunday to Thursday. Moral of the story - ask in advance about the rate! And note that they... More 

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Jackson, Michigan
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2016

The hotel had turned off the heat for the season, but it was 45 degrees the night we arrived and the hotel was freezing! When we called down to the front desk to ask how to turn on the heat, they informed us there was no way to do that, but offered us additional blankets. The next day was cold... More 

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Free Breakfast
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
About the property
  • Wheelchair access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Suites
  • Accessible rooms
In your room
  • Microwave
  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Public Wifi
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Services
  • Free Breakfast
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Free Parking
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Business Center with Internet Access
  • Self-Serve Laundry
  • Conference Facilities
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
A delight to come home to, our Maryland hotel is designed to keep you comfortable and relaxed with stylish furnishings and a host of contemporary living amenities. Spacious and well-appointed with modern decor, our Bethesda hotel rooms are equipped with work desks, blackout drapes, premium cable television channels, clock radio, hair dryer, iron with ironing board, multi-line telephones and large in-room laptop safes. Free local calls and complimentary high-speed wireless Internet service (Wi-Fi) are provided in all of our accommodations to keep you connected on the go. We offer two different buildings to stay in, and a mini-fridge and rollaway beds are also available upon request. ... more   less 

Additional Information about American Inn of Bethesda

Address: 8130 Wisconsin Ave, Bethesda, MD 20814-3640
Location: United States > Maryland > Bethesda
Price Range: $93 - $228 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — American Inn of Bethesda 3*
Number of rooms: 76
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American Inn Of Bethesda Hotel Bethesda
American Hotel Bethesda
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#6 Family Hotel in Bethesda
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