This was my fourth time staying at this hotel. My reasons for returning was that I received sufficient services at the best price in the area. I would feel confident staying here again, because my experience each time seems to match the previous. I know that I can anticipate a clean room that meets my needs. Plus, they offer the free internet and free breakfast.
This was the cheapest visit that I have ever paid for this hotel. I prepaid through Priceline and got an amazing deal. (Approximately $40-70/night less than they advertise on their website and at the front desk.) This made my visit an amazing bargain!!!
Being that I prepaid for the room this time, check in and out was extremely quick. In fact, the hotel did not even request a credit card for anything additional. The front desk was friendly and even willing to assist with a few questions and needs that I had.
While I found the front desk to always have good communication skills, I did have a conversation with a cleaning woman and honestly, I have no clue what she wanted. I had returned to my room mid-morning when they were doing their cleaning rounds and had only intended to stay a brief moment to grab something that I forgot. The cleaning woman stopped me in the hall to ask me a question. (I am guessing something with cleaning my room.) My answer was that yes, I would like someone to come in clean and I continued into my room. She then left the room that she was cleaning and entered my room behind me and asked something else. Again, I have no idea what exact information she was trying to obtain. But I told her that I would be gone in five minutes and she returned to finish the room that she was working on. When I returned, the bed was made and I assume that she did a wipe down of the room. I can only assume that I answered her questions correctly.
The TV situation was similar to the previous visit in that there were a variety of channels to choose from. The TV did occasionally make a buzzing noise, but it was not too bad. The internet was still free (which many of the hotels in the area do not offer.) I had trouble accessing it my first night, but during the remainder of my stay it seemed to work fine. The temperature control system remained the same (the hotel is either being all cooled or all heated.) The heat was on this time and it was not the fastest system, but it did get the room to a satisfying temperature. However, it was a bit more loud than I preferred. Worse was that the neighbor's system was even more annoying.
The extra blanket mentioned in my previous post was there and available and much appreciated. I found the bed to be quite comfortable and I actually slept quite well every night. The hot water was plentiful, but still very slow.
I once again avoided their free parking and used the public garage behind the hotel. I had no issues with this.
Breakfast was similar to my previous visits. They did add breakfast sandwiches, which was an excellent touch in that one could easily take this to go. While the staff did keep the area clean and stocked, they did not really interact with anyone.
If I need to return to the area, I will likely consider the American Inn again. Being that I tend to stay at budget hotels, this has always been the best bargain in the area.
- 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
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- Also Known As:
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