My girlfriend and I spent two weekend nights at the Bethesda Court while visiting the D.C. area. We chose this hotel through a Groupon offer that included the $15 parking fee, as it was so close to the Bethesda Metro Station, and we have friends who live in Bethesda.
I was a little apprehensive since I had never used Groupon for a hotel offer. So we were pleasantly surprised with our stay. The hotel while small in comparison to nearby hotels, had a comfortable and cozy lobby that was nicely appointed, and had a reading room feel to it. Our room was also cozy. It was clean and nicely furnished with a European aire to it. The bathroom was small, but very clean and also nicely appointed. The room had a flat screen TV, mini-fridge, microwave, iron and ironing board, and a room safe. A paticulary nice extra is the coffee maker in the room, which is a Keurig K-Cup. And there was a selection of K-cups from which to choose.
A continental breakfast is included with your stay. It is served in a small room off the lobby, which gets crowded quickly. But there is a beautiul courtyard outside the lobby where you can take your food to eat. The selection was typical for a continental breakfast: Coffee (Starbucks brand) and juice (orange and cranberry), an assortment of bagels with butter and cream cheese, hard-boiled eggs, some pastries, milk, yogurt, and an assortment of cereals.
Unlike a previous reviewer that found the staff unfriendly and no written information on places to eat in the area. We found the desk staff to be friendly and helpful. And there was all kinds of information on places to eat and things to do in Bethesda. All in all, we had a delightful stay and would definitely stay there again.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Ideally located in a charming neighborhood outside of Washington DC, the Bethesda Court Hotel provides elegant European hospitality in an intimate, gracious environment. Enjoy the first-class amenities and accommodations of this stunning hotel, combined with the warmth and comfort of a traditional bed and breakfast. Few other Washington DC area hotels offer such an inviting experience. Consider our English boutique-style property as your private retreat - providing a quiet, comfortable haven just 8 miles from downtown Washington DC. Our premier Bethesda, MD hotel is ideally located just two miles from the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center and National Institutes of Health.Or set out and explore the exclusive shops and restaurants within blocks of our front door. Conveniently two short blocks away from the Red Line's Bethesda Metro Station, nine miles away from Union Station train station, & 11 miles away from Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport. Truly a gem among DC area hotels, the Bethesda Court offers the timeless elegance of another era in an exquisite setting. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Golden Tulip Bethesda
- Bethesda Golden Tulip