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Doubletree Hotel Bethesda
Ranked #5 of 11 Hotels in Bethesda
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“Wait Until Next Year”
Reviewed August 19, 2006

I stayed there a few days in mid August and remodeling is still in progress. The rooms themselves are super comfortable and pleasant, but it takes at least 10min for an elevator to arrive and stairs aren't an option. And the parking garage has tight parking given the construction activity.

Location is fine, as it's only 2 miles from the capitol beltway and it's on the edge of downtown Bethesda, with nice restaurants an easy walk.

Staff was OK - reception could have been more helpful (had to ask her to double check my reservation when she originally said they did not have it) and we were given inaccurate directions to the local Starbucks (hotel coffee is suboptimal), but the staff waiting with me at the elevators was certainly nice enough.

Overall, this was not up to what I'd have expected of a Doubletree -- not worth the price given the construction. Wait until 2007 before staying here. At present, there are probably better options for the $200 we paid/night.

  • Liked — Comfortable rooms and beds
  • Disliked — Very slow elevators
  • Tips/Secrets — Remodeling in progress in 2006
  • Stayed August 2006, traveled on business
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Reviewed July 18, 2006

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.

  • Liked — Very nice rooms
  • Disliked — Poor customer service
  • Stayed June 2006, traveled on business
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Reviewed May 28, 2006

This is a great hotel for the price (we got it on Priceline for $55 a night). We had a room facing the street, but the noise wasn't a problem - perhaps because it was Memorial Day weekend. There were several soccer teams staying at the hotel so it was busy and the lobby was crowded at times. The hotel is about a half mile from the metro stop. We took the shuttle there and walked back. The room was extrememly clean, and the bed was wonderful - pillow top, down comforter, loads of pillows. I think they are in the process of refurbishing the rooms as the dumpster in back was full of old carpeting, etc. We didn't try the restaurant, but there are lots of places to eat within walking distance.

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Property: Doubletree Hotel Bethesda
Address: 8120 Wisconsin Ave, Bethesda, MD 20814-3624
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Location: United States > Maryland > Montgomery County > Bethesda
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Green Hotel in Bethesda
#5 Business Hotel in Bethesda
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Doubletree Hotel Bethesda 3.5*
Number of rooms: 269
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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