I typically do an enormous amount of research befor booking a hotel stay. I must admit, I rely heavily upon trip advisor reviews before booking. Based upon the very mixed reviews of the Bethesda Court Hotel, it would normally have never made the cut -- but with the Inauguration approaching, and availability dwindling, I decided to book it anyway and put up with the reported problems. Much to our family of four's surprise, the hotel suited us perfectly! The hotel is very conveniently located a block and a half to the Red Line metro, short walk to many restaurants, and 24hr CVS. We arrived hours before check-in (about 11am) and were accommodated with no problem at all. The room was very clean, cozy (small-ish), nice flat screen TV, and handy fridge. Complimentary breakfast and evening tea & cookies was nice. It was too cold to use the Courtyard, but it looked lovely. The deal with the water in the room was easily balanced. The only possible "hitch" during our stay was our room being mistaken for an MSNBC staff room (!), and thus being offered fruit baskets and cab rides at odd hours. Truth-- it is not a 5 star hotel, but merely a "motel" with a nice surface renovation, but that's what makes it so affordable. The price was so right, in fact, I see no reason why we wouldn't stay there for our return trip to DC (to actually see the museums) this summer. p.s. My youngest wants to add "the TV was Awesome!"
- 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