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“Great room, not so great reservation desk” 4 of 5 stars
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Bethesda Court Hotel
Ranked #6 of 11 Hotels in Bethesda
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103 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 106 helpful votes
“Great room, not so great reservation desk”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2004

We stayed at the Bethesda Court Hotel in one of its deluxe rooms last week and thought it was a good deal for the money (I had gotten rates at numerous other places). The room was large and the bed was very comfortable. The air conditioning was old fashioned and a little noisy but we regarded it as "white noise," and it didn't bother us. The bathroom could have been larger but the shower was good (even spray, plenty of pressure, and consistent water temperature).
We had a room facing the inner courtyard and think that is preferable because it was quiet, and none of the rooms could have a good view. The hotel is only three stories tall and is in the middle of a commercial area.
The continental breakfast was fine and the cookies in the evening were an unusual treat.
The hotel is only four blocks from the subway and is surrounded by good restaurants.
The major concern was that when we got there, we were told the room rate would be higher than I had been quoted on the phone and that there would be a parking fee. However, the hotel agreed to honor what I had been told, even though I had no written proof and the reservation clerk to whom I had spoken no longer worked there.
All in all, we liked the hotel and would stay there again.

  • Stayed June 2004
    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 2 of 5 stars
      Service
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2004

Room was nice, but amenites were by no means above adequate. Continental breakfast consisted of cereal, stale pastries, oj and coffee in a VERY small room -- too small for a 75-room hotel. Often ran out of food. Surly staff. Do not necessarily get room asked for. In addition, heard staff ask to have room aired out so it could be given to a "Non-smoking" guest request.

  • Stayed May 2004
    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 1 of 5 stars
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2004

Bethesda Court has a convenient location -- 2 blocks from Metro, safe area with many restaurants in walking distance. Hotel is very clean and nicely appointed. Continental breakfast was included though seating is limited. Pleasant courtyard (you can bring your breakfast out) though again not enough places to sit! We got an excellent deal here from a package advertised on their website though our bill was not correct on checkout. Luckily, I had copies of our reservation and the package details and our deal was honored with no hassle. Should have been right the first time, though!!! Staff was pleasant and courteous. Their cable TV is very limited -- only about 10 channels -- which was a minor inconvenience. We would stay there again.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2004

When I made my reservation on the phone they told me the room would be $79.99After we stayed, the next day I got the bill and signed it for $79.99Now, a week later, I notice that I was charged $99.09When I called them for an explanation they said they tacked on an extra $8.50 for overnight parking and $1.00 for a safe in the room that we didn't even use, plus state and local tax.Now I have to find that reciept to prove that they screwed me.Don't let them screw you. Do not stay here!

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Property: Bethesda Court Hotel
Address: 7740 Wisconsin Avenue, Bethesda, MD 20814
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Location: United States > Maryland > Bethesda
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#3 Family Hotel in Bethesda
#6 Business Hotel in Bethesda
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Bethesda Court Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 74
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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