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Residence Inn by Marriott Bethesda Downtown

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9.0

Excellent (758 ratings)

Bethesda, United States - 

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1.5 km Walter Reed National Military Medical Center

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2 km National Institute of Health Campus

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2 km NIH Clinical Center

Hotel Overview

Residence Inn by Marriott Bethesda Downtown is praised for its strategic location, excellent customer service, and spacious accommodations. Guests appreciate the hotel's attention to maintaining a clean and welcoming environment, alongside its comprehensive amenities that cater to both short and long-term stays. It stands out as a preferred choice for travelers seeking comfort and convenience in a bustling urban area.

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Hotel highlights

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Cleanliness

Breakfast

  1. Location: Prime location offering ease of access to nearby attractions and transport hubs.
  2. Staff: Exceptional customer service with attentive and friendly staff.
  3. Spacious Rooms: Large, well-appointed rooms accommodating the needs of various travelers.
  4. Cleanliness: Consistently maintained cleanliness and hygiene standards.
  5. Amenities: Comprehensive amenities including fitness center, breakfast options, and business facilities.
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Area for improvement

Accessibility

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  1. Noise: Some guests report noise disturbances from nearby areas or other rooms.
  2. Price: Considered pricier compared to similar accommodations in the area.
  3. Parking: Issues with parking availability and additional parking fees.
  4. Internet: Some guests experienced unreliable internet connections.
  5. Breakfast: Mixed reviews on the quality and variety of breakfast options offered.

Amenities

Kitchen

Microwave

Grocery/Convenience store

Breakfast included

Pet friendly

Parking available

Parking available

Free WiFi

Laundry

Laundry

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RateScore

Total 758 Reviews

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RateScore is average rating from most popular providers

Blended Web Rating

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8.9

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184 Reviews

8.9 / 10

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expedia

574 Reviews

9.0 / 10

Reviews

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Words are aggregated from hotel reviews across the web and listed by the most mentions.

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Location was mentioned 119 times

3% Negative91% Positive

Reviews based on Location

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Jeff Patch4 months ago
3/5Google icon

We are Marriott Rewards Gold members, and were Titanium before the pandemic. Residence Inn is our favorite brand, and we have stayed at Residence Inns all across the country. This particular Residence Inn is a very nice property in a great location. It is the second time we’ve stayed there. The breakfast is terrific, and all the workers in the breakfast room are excellent, especially Silvia, who is a ray of sunshine. So why the middling review? One reason - check-in was a total fiasco. We checked in online and requested a 1 pm check-in. We actually got there at 2 and were told no rooms were available, but no one offered to let us know when a room was available. So we checked back at the desk at 2:30. The guy there let us know there was a room on the second floor but it was adjacent to the breakfast area and this noisy. We appreciated his guidance. He assured us that if we came back at 3, he would have a nice room on a high floor for us. We came back at 3:15 to find someone else next to us getting an 11th floor room. The guy told us we could have a room on the penthouse level, which we were happy about. But then it got confusing. He said the room was now showing as unavailable - not booked, but just unavailable. He checked with his manager and confirmed it was unavailable. In the absence of a clear explanation, I can only assume the manager pulled back the upgrade in case they got a better revenue opportunity. Finally at about 4 pm (3 hours after our requested check-in, and one hour after normal check-in), they gave us a room on the 4th floor. Our view for six days was a wall - and a trash dumpster. The room itself was fine, but after having the offer of a penthouse upgrade rescinded, it was a bitter pill to stare at a wall and a trash dumpster all week. We also noticed that the front desk personnel were aloof. They generally didn’t look up or say hello as we were coming and going. I have no idea why, but speculate that morale must be poor. To be clear, this is a very nice Residence Inn, but on principle I don’t think we’ll stay there next year when we come to Bethesda.

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Maria Rescigno7 months ago
5/5Google icon

I stayed here for an entire month with my two small children while we were waiting to close on our home. The staff are wonderful - welcoming and helpful. Barbara at the front desk was extremely helpful when we needed to extend our stay. The valets are also all great - Jemmy, Perry and Elijah all got my car multiple times and helped me unload and reload my car, which was a huge help with two small kids in tow. The location in the middle of Bethesda is also great - an easy walk to the redline metro and restaurants/ shops.

Hotel Quality

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General Info

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Total number of rooms 188

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Number of floors 13

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Number of buildings/towers 1

WiFi Quality

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Idle

7

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146

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75

Wifi Speed Is Good For

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web browsing

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HD online movies

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group video calls

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4K online movies

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What's nearby

Walter Reed National Military Medical Center

1.5 km

National Institute of Health Campus

2 km

NIH Clinical Center

2 km

National Mall

6 km

White House

6.5 km

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Getting around

Bethesda Center Station

210 m

Rockville Station

7 km

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Airports Nearby

Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport (DCA)

18.5 km

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Restaurants

Starbucks

140 m

Tatte Bakery & Cafe

140 m

Panera Bread

210 m

The Barking Dog

350 m

World of Beer

280 m

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Prices Around Property

Average Daily Costs Per Person

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Bottle of water 1.5L

$1.4 - $3.5

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Coffee

$3.7 - $8.2

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Beer 0.5L

$1.6 - $4.6

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Meal, inexpensive restaurant

$18.3 - $45.8

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Public transport, one-way ticket

$1.8 - $4.1

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Taxi 1km (normal tariff)

$1.7 - $2.8

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Meal for 2 people, mid-range restaurant, three-course

$73.3 - $229

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Bottle of mid-range wine

$11 - $27.5

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McMeal at McDonalds

$8.2 - $13.7

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Coke/Pepsi 0.33L

$1.8 - $4.6

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Public transport, monthly pass

$64.1 - $164.9

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Gasoline (1 liter)

$0.8 - $1.2

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Mobile phone monthly plan

$39.4 - $100.8

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Fitness club, monthly fee

$55 - $182.3

Weather In Bethesda

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Precipitation In Bethesda

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Air Quality

Moderate

PM2.57

PM1015

42

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Slight concern for sensitive groups. Most can continue outdoor activities.

Drinkable Water Quality

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Fair

Water may have some problems, not recommended for daily consumption.

Traffic around property

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Heavy

Potential slowdowns and congestion, expect delays during peak travel times.

House Rules

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Check in after 15:00

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Check out until 12:00

Children welcome

Pets welcome (restrictions apply)

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