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.
- 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:
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