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Sep 28, 2014 by: Sushila N from Chantilly, Virginia
The staff were nice, we forgot our tooth brushes and they gave us some spares. They were kind and courteous. Parking is free in the weekend which was nice. The downside is it is far away from everything, you either have to drive or they have a shuttle which goes to the metro. I had a vision of the hotel being in the middle of Bethesda rather than a drive away from everything. Shower was good, bed was comfortable, room was clean. I would recommend staying provided you are OK with driving everywhere.
Sub-standard property in middle of nowhere
Sep 24, 2014 by: DC36363 from
Marriott should have higher standards than this. The rooms are dated with small bathrooms. I've stayed in nicer Holiday Inn Expresses. $15 a day for "high-speed" Internet at 2 MBp. The morning shuttle was late, and the staff don't seem to communicate among themselves. It's a $15 taxi fare to Bethesda center, and quite inconvenient. I recommend staying at the Bethesda Hyatt Regency instead.
Out in the Middle of Nowhere
Sep 16, 2014 by: DealScout from Chattanooga, Tennessee
This Marriott is located off the beaten path; too far to walk to the metro of restaurants. However, they do provide shuttles to the downtown Rockville area and to the Medical Center Metro stop on the Red Line. The hotel staff is friendly and treats you as you you have become accustomed at Marriott.s This is a large hotel, spread out and across multiple floors. I had room 363 which was comfortable, came with two double beds. The AC wasn't working well and when I called the front desk that had a technician up within a few minutes. Worked fine after he did his magic. Their toiletries are made by Thann, I hear it's a good product, but other than the soap I did not use them. Internet (wi-fi) comes in two options, I purchased the fater of the two, $15.95, and it worked adequately. The hotel has a restaurant and bar which I did not try; however, they both were appealing to the eye. Complementary citrus water available in the lobby.
Indeed there is construction noise and everyone does their best.
Sep 14, 2014 by: Axel8807 from Bridgewater, New Jersey
What struck me after a day or two is the politeness and kindness of everyone working here and it may be tough with the facade refurbishing and the inside pool closed to be transformed in a new fitness center. Rooms:nice standard Marriott rooms, on the smallish side. Bathroom: no problem. Restaurant Agio: I was only here for breakfast, nice selection for buffet breakfast with wafel and eggs prepared to your liking. Not crowded. Current fitness center: 4-5 treadmills, 3 crosstrainers and weights (should be better soon?)
Greedy and rude
Sep 11, 2014 by: SupernovaSurvivor from
I'm pretty stunned that this hotel allowed itself to charge full price (about $260 with tax) while there were renovations going on. And I don't mean minor ones - the whole exterior was in pieces - our balcony was torn off and there was constant drilling sounds from 9 AM to 6 PM. What the... seriously? I've been to hotels that discounted their prices because there were renovations in the next street!! It's obvious though - since it was high season, the management decided to take advantage of the fact that people (like us) had no other choice anywhere. Shame on you Marriott. They could have at least offered free breakfast (yeah, add a charge of about $20-30), which is very lame anyhow (but again, you have no choice but to get it because this hotel is near nothing). I felt cheated. Even the WiFi in the room wasn't free! However, I do want to point out that the employees at the front desk were all wonderful and very professional. The rooms are also nice and huge, but outdated (80's pink lavatory seat?!). The bed was wonderful, but the A/C made more noise than it should. The restaurant is just decent (too pricey), with average food and service. I'd recommend this hotel only if you can get it for $150 a night MAX, after renovations are done.
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