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“Excellent Hotel. Great service, clean, nice amenities.” 4 of 5 stars
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Bethesda Marriott Suites
Ranked #2 of 11 Hotels in Bethesda
Certificate of Excellence
New York City, New York
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Excellent Hotel. Great service, clean, nice amenities.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2011

Sure, the location's not glamorous, but I was pleasantly surprised at how nice this hotel was. I definitely plan on returning. Not your average Marriott.

  • Stayed July 2011, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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Syracuse, NY
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2011

We stayed here on a long, late June weekend and found this hotel to be a very good value with a location that was pretty easy to get to, in, and out of. The hotel is immaculate, the service was fast, friendly and efficient, and the room, a king suite with foldout bed, was fine for our small, young family. The Metro line in to DC seems a lot closer than both the Marriott website and Google suggested (don't use Google for the directions to the Grosvenor-Strathmore station - they weren't reliable), and provided a very easy, hassle-free trip into Washington for a trip to the Zoo and sightseeing. The Montgomery Mall is a very short drive away for any shopping, entertainment, and expecially, dining needs, even for very picky eaters (as small children can be). The indoor and outdoor pool options were also invaluable. I would recommend this hotel to anyone. There is a charge for parking, which seems rare in a non-urban area, but given the fact that the hotel sits very near to an office park with other garages, it seems understandable, though it would seem like, perhaps, the hotel could either validate or waive fees for guests.

  • Stayed June 2011, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars
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Paris, France
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2011

rooms are big and pragmatic but wireless is only free at the lobby, not in the rooms :-(

  • Stayed May 2011, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 1 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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Thank Lorraine_demange
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Hilton Head Island, SC
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14 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2011

Hotel has lovely and spacious rooms. The hotel offers great weekend rates that include free breakfast for two and free wireless Internet. The parking garage is about $12/night, and is the only available parking.

Nice full breakfast buffet.

Be aware, however, that there is NO wireless Internet in the guest rooms. I stayed there in June 2011 with a rate that included "free wireless Internet". Only when I opened my iPad2 did I discover that the "free wireless Internet" is ONLY available in the lobby.

Nothing is within walking distance of the hotel, so be aware of that. Lots of great shopping very close by, but you definitely need a car.

  • Stayed June 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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nyc
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26 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2011

We stayed in this hotel as well as the Bethesda Marriott and greatly preferred this hotel. The suite was larger than the normal rooms of Marriotts and the staff worked hard in every way to please the customer. We dined at the nearby Legal Foods and enjoyed the stay- including the breakfast.

  • Stayed April 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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Vermont
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11 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2011

If your planning a DC trip I would recommend this place for budget minded families. We look for budget "Suite" hotels whenever possible so the adults can get a comfy king bed while the kids bunk on the pull out couch. The Marriott Suites has a great setup in this regard and all for less than a basic motel room. I don't know if it was because of the holiday, but even with the $12 parking our rate was $85 a night. My boys love the pool and the nearby Dave & Busters. The restaurant was better than I expected; after a long day of driving we ate dinner there and with the exception of some language barriers with the server it was a decent dinner. The next morning we were trying to catch the shuttle so we rushed through breakfast...opting for the buffet and we made a big mistake, bowls a cereal and some eggs was $20 per person. A decent looking buffet, but targeted for business users which the hotel had a bunch of.

The shuttle was interesting, but be warned, it was full every time we took it to the metro stop and some families got turned away. We took it three mornings and showing up 15 minutes early was the only way to make sure you got a seat. Why they don't take reservations is beyond me. They ask you to call on your way back for 15 minute past the hour pick ups, but be sure you call in advance...our phone didn't work on the metro (being under ground and all). One afternoon we opted for a cab rather than waiting 45 minutes and the fare was $20 with tip...not too bad seeing you didn't have to pay for parking. I suggest you do some research on the metro pricing...our second mistake was getting smart trip cards for everyone when we could've gotten a one day pass for $9...we each spent more than double that each day.

Overall I give this place high praise...we would definitely go back.

  • Stayed April 2011, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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Thank the_five_cents
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Solana Beach, California
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13 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2011

Stayed at the Bethesda Marriott Suites two nights for a meeting. Cabbed in from DCA for $45 incl. tip. Nice hotel, nice suite. Restaurant was OK, service was fine. Internet is $12/day, but there are free computers in the lobby. No vacationers, so the room was quiet. The main drawback is the locale, which is distant from everything including the Metro. If you have a car, fine. Of not, there is little of interest within walking distance. 10 minutes walk West is a shopping mall with typical mall stores (Nordstrom, etc.) and a few restaurants including Legal Sea Food and California Pizza Kitchen. 12 minutes East is a strip mall with a Giant supermarket, wine shop, and fast food. Across the street is another strip mall with an Italian restaurant. These are the alternatives to the hotel restaurant, bar and alcove "shop," which since you are trapped there are, of course, overpriced.

  • Stayed March 2011, traveled on business
    • 2 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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1 Thank gone2much
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Additional Information about Bethesda Marriott Suites

Property: Bethesda Marriott Suites
Address: 6711 Democracy Blvd, Bethesda, MD 20817-1128
Location: United States > Maryland > Bethesda
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Business Hotel in Bethesda
#2 Romantic Hotel in Bethesda
#4 Family Hotel in Bethesda
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Bethesda Marriott Suites 3.5*
Number of rooms: 274
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Inviting hospitality welcomes guests to the Bethesda Marriott Suites, a sophisticated hotel in Bethesda, MD, where travelers can enjoy some of the largest guestrooms in the county. Conveniently situated near I-270, the I-495 Beltway, D.C. Metro and 3 major airports, our Bethesda, MD hotel's location is just 30 minutes from downtown Washington, D.C. Making it an ideal choice for family vacations, business travel or extended-stay needs. Large guest rooms feature warm tones, a separate living room and large bedroom, all designed with comfort and convenience in mind. Plush bedding ensembles, king-size beds and high-tech amenities combine to insure an outstanding Bethesda, Maryland, hotel experience with convenient access to the National Institute of Health, Food and Drug Administration, Suburban Hospital and other destinations. Our Bethesda hotel's free shuttle service to the Metro, Montgomery Mall and other local points, makes it easy to enjoy DC sights, local restaurants, shopping and entertainment. ... more   less 
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