The difficulty with this hotel was getting transportation to the airport. I asked the bellhop to call me a cab, and when he gave me the runaround, I asked the front desk, who also gave me the runaround. At a hotel of this caliber, calling cabs for guests should be a no-brainer, but no one seemed to know what to do. Eventually, a limo driver offered to take me to the airport for $5 above the taxi rate, which I took him up on. (I had to wonder if the bellhop was getting a kickback from the limo driver, but have no way of knowing).
In any case, I have higher standards for a Doubletree hotel and will be using other hotels in Bethesda in the future.
- 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