We stayed here one night for a wedding recently and were disappointed with the accommodations. The room was very warm, and never got below 75 degrees.
It was a clean room, but very basic. Shower curtain seemed a little dirty.
Most of the people that we encountered that worked there were very nice. We only had an issue with the free shuttle that supposedly runs on a schedule between the Bethesda Metro stop, the mall , and the hotel. We verified more than once that we didn't have to arrange a time for the shuttle to pick us up, that it runs on a schedule, and would arrive per that schedule. Well, that didn't happen. We were stuck for over an hour waiting for the driver, who simply skipped the 130 pick up time. His excuse when he finally showed up was that there was miscommunication and he had to get gas. Excuse me? He just simply skipped the first run.We talked to the front desk 3 different times before he showed up, once they said he left 15 minutes ago, another said he left 5 minutes ago, and then they actually said, Oh he's right here! It was ridiculous. He was pleasant after the fact, but I wouldn't call the shuttle reliable or timely. He half heartedly offered us free food (?) at the mall, to which we said no thank you we just need to get to the hotel.
It does give the appearance of a dorm. The hallways are clean and fine however. It's not a terrible place, just not good for anyone looking for a cheap alternative for a DC vacation or sightseeing. You're in the middle of nowhere. We ran to the first shuttle out of there the next morning.
We did have some good food at the little pub though. Breakfast the next morning at Osgood was also very good.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Fifteen miles from the White House, the hotel and conference center is close to Reagan National and Dulles International Airports, the exciting nightlife of Bethesda and upscale shopping.The Bolger Center's campus style setting creates an inviting retreat for both the business and leisure traveler. Our friendly staff will exceed your expectations for a peaceful and productive stay. The hotel features beautiful garden views, complimentary parking and complimentary WiFi. For your dining pleasure, the Bolger Center offers Osgood's, a buffet style restaurant and for nightly entertainment, the Pony Express Bar & Grill. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Bolger Hotel Potomac
- Bolger Center Potomac
- Bolger Center Hotel Potomac