We chose this hotel as a "convenient" place to stay while we were visiting Washington DC. It was located near a Metro stop and provided a free shuttle service to the stop. Unfortunately, during our stay, the Metro stop escalator was being repaired and was basically unusable unless you didn't mind a 6-7 story staircase.
The hotel itself was clean and the rooms well-appointed but we found the service to be knowledgeable but not particularly friendly. Almost stuffy even.
The "valet" staff especially had their own little financial thing going that was annoying. When we asked them the first morning for a taxi; they said none were available but they just happened to have a friend who had a car to take us.. the friend charged $40. We found our own taxi and the fare to downtown DC was $17.
Overall; nice hotel, clean, comfortable but not at all convenient to much of anything. Next time we'll just forego the Metro idea and just stay in downtown DC. By the time you add the cost of the Metro, the tips, the taxis, etc... the DC hotels would have been cheaper and definitely easier.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The newly renovated Doubletree Hotel Bethesda is located in the heart of trendy downtown Bethesda, MD, just 30-45 minutes from all 3 Washington D.C. area airports. Doubletree Bethesda is the closest full service hotel to the NIH and Bethesda Naval Medical Center, convenient to the Capital Beltway, I-270 Technology Corridor, and Washington D.C. attractions. The hotel offers guests complimentary Internet and a complimentary shuttle to the Redline Bethesda and Medical Center Metro Stations. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Doubletree Bethesda
- Bethesda Doubletree