I booked this on Priceline for $60. Name your own. When I am doing the tourist/museum scene in DC, I just want to be near a Metro. Since I have paid upwards of $20 a night to park in Downtown hotels, the $12 fee did not seem so bad. Some Metro lots cost $5 a day and you have to walk a 1/4 mile to get to the train at times!
Hotel allowed me to check in at 10:15 AM. Published time for checkout is Noon. I got a double room lovely furnishings, comfortable bed, excellent linens. Big screen TV. Oddly, there was no ice bucket, yet an ice machine at the end of the hall. Also, there was no do not disturb signs, and even though the door was locked, the maids rapped three times on the morning of my checkout! A free newspaper was brought to my room. The pool is very nice and a glimpse of the outdoor pool looks as if this property would be perfect for a summertme visit. Also there was a hottub, very nice on the feet after walking all day. The swimming pool itself was very clean, and was a very pleasant temperature. An attendant was present in the evening, and had towels and changing rooms. You may take the elevator to the pool so that you need not go through the lobby. There is a very nice sized workout room.
The lobby is attractive and seems to have been remodeled recently. The bar/restaurant was relatively lively. The dishes I saw coming out were good looking and really not that pricey, I ordered a little snack and wine and everything I ordered was perfect. There were also some breadsticks for snacking.
My experience with the shuttle to the metro was positive. The bellman told me it departs the hotel every half hour on the hour and by request other times. I found this to be very convenient.
Despite some of the reviews here, I felt that I got a bargain and would be delighted to "win" a name your own price here again!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Bethesda Marriott is a reinvented Bethesda hotel near city attractions- with a newly redesigned lobby, restaurant, and guest rooms. You can experience the transformation of the Bethesda Marriott, a premier Maryland hotel where reinvented guest rooms and lobby, luxury amenities and attentive service set the pace for an exceptional stay. Conveniently situated in the thriving Capital Region northwest of Washington, D.C., the list of things to do is endless as guests find themselves surrounded by hundreds of restaurants, art galleries, museums and shopping. Located only two miles from downtown Bethesda, our hotel's fine services include complimentary shuttle service to the downtown district and other local destinations including the National Institute of Health, Montgomery Mall and the Metro's Red Line which provides continuous service to downtown Washington, D.C. Guests also enjoy direct access to I-270 and I-495 from our sophisticated Bethesda, MD hotel. Boasting 18,500 square feet of flexible, state-of-the-art event space, our hotel is ideal for corporate meetings, professional gatherings and elegant wedding receptions. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Bethesda Marriott Hotel Bethesda
- Marriott Bethesda