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Bethesda Court Hotel
Based on 194 traveler reviews
Wouldn't stay here again
Dec 03, 2013 by: 793Liz from Chicago, Illinois
The first room we were given had an odd smell. I was willing to ignore that, but when I got into bed, one of the pillows smelled like someone's dirty head. I thought I'd swap it out in the morning, but was disturbed about it. Upon closer inspection I noticed that the bed had not been cleaned behind the mattress and there was miscellaneous nastiness collecting there. The final straw was when the heating unit started rattling loudly, and cycling on & off. It was so hot in there, we just couldn't sleep, so asked for another room. The second room was clean but the heating unit looked like it had been kicked about some and there was pretty much no climate control. It was either hot or off. One other odd thing we noticed--two nights in a row it reeked of incense. Someone was definitely burning it in the hotel. There are a few pluses: The lobby is comfortable. There is a driver who will take you within 2 miles of the hotel if you need a ride somewhere. There's a good pancake restaurant next door.
not wheelchair friendly otherwise ok
Dec 02, 2013 by: debby b from Baltimore, Maryland
bought a one night stay on living social with free water, breakfast and chocolates very friendly, courteous,professional staff. my husband is in a wheelchair asked for 1st floor room. had to go outside down a narrow sidewalk along the beautiful courtyard. (had security cameras, but i felt uncomfortable/vulnerable) even though lighting was sufficient. Very little room in the room to maneuver a wheelchair. just getting into the room was difficult. Tv picture was lousy and snowy, selection very limited. curtains would not close, so had only the opaque white ones for privacy. Heater kept turning off every couple minutes and about every 11-17 seconds later would turn on, repeated all night long. shower was great. bed very comfortable. nice coffee maker. carpet needs updating and some stains on the wall. Went out that evening and came back to find handicap door locked. Staff promptly unlocked. Free chocolate was a handful of Andes mints. breakfast was most basic..muffins cereal bagels yogurt etc. muffins were good. Great check out time 2pm. had everything you would expect to find at a hotel...paper pen, cups, ice bucket, also had extras like a microwave, mini fridge and a safe in the room. don't recommend for wheelchair customers,,, limited handicap parking, room too small to access with wheelchair comfortably. parking normally $15. a night in their lot. I don't think that there was any other close, safe options. I am not a traveler, but have stayed at several hotels in my life. I would give this hotel a 6 out of ten. A five for the hotel in general and an extra point for the staff, fridge, microwave and safe.
Nov 21, 2013 by: K G from Bethesda, Maryland
With a busy work schedule & kids, my husband & I sometimes need a quick get away. We periodically get a chance to get away but have to stay locally due to time constraints, thus the "Staycation" & THANKGOODNESS for the BETHESDA COURT HOTEL!!!! It is located a couple blocks from our neighborhood & within walking distance to great restaurants, retail shopping & bars. We are always greeted by VERY FRIENDLY staff, a WELL KEPT lobby & CLEAN rooms! Whether you are from the area or out of town I would HIGHLY recommend (AND HAVE) this AWESOME hotel!!!
Good location, OK room
Nov 20, 2013 by: Frimeur from Forest Hills, NY
The hotel is located a few blocks from the Bethesda metro station and is in walking distance of many good restaurants. The price is OK for the area. The hotel itself is a bit charmless, and my room, near Wisconsin Ave and the ice machine, was noisy. TV is analog only. The fitness room is small but the equipment is good. The continental breakfast is OK, but the dining area is extremely cramped. Luckily the Tastee Diner is around the corner. I would stay here again, but I wouldn't love it.
Nov 19, 2013 by: Laura S from Tallahassee, Florida
I received the most accommodating service I have ever experienced! I spoke with Brandon at least 5 times, making changes, etc. He was always patient and helpful All of the staff were friendly and helpful. The hotel is clean, the gym was clean with good machines, and the hotel is located close to the metro station, so transportation to DC was simple! The breakfasts were also very good and accommodated my food issues very well. I also thought the bed was very comfortable -I always have a tough time sleeping in a hotel but I slept well. Wifi is slow in the room - but free - fast in the lobby. I will definitely stay there again - great location and more to do!
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