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Great place for a retreat near DC
Oct 17, 2014 by: Bubingo from Baltimore
I recently stayed here for a two-day meeting - this was my second time staying at the facilty. Overall, it was a great stay. Real positives include the quiet, secluded grounds (walking around at night I surprised a family of 4 dear and a fox), the extremely friendly staff (the genuinely seemed happy to have us stay here!). My room, in Osgood Hall was fine. Clean and serviceable, if maybe a little small. Ate all my meals at the restaurant, also in Osgood - the quality of the meals was very high. Wi-fi was free and worked well. If I can find a small drawback it is that one doesn't have complete control over room temperature. There is a note explaining that the two-pipe system only allows one mode of temperature control (heating or cooling) in the building at a time. This wasn't an issue at all one night - I found the room a bit warm the second night, so that I opened the window.
Oct 13, 2014 by: Linda J from Fredericksburg, Virginia
We were at the Bolger Center for our daughter's wedding. Every person we met - from the hotel clerk to a server in the dining hall to the staff person overseeing our daughter's magical evening was unfailingly polite and considerate! In fact, so much so, that a number of guests and vendors mentioned how nice the Bolger Center staff were and sadly, how unusual that is in this day and age. Hats off to the Bolger Center staff!
A Viable Option in Potomac
Oct 11, 2014 by: Scott B from Arlington, Virginia
I stayed here for a corporate event and was pleased with the facility. I had a nice room (in C-wing) with two double beds and a separate "living space." There was a flat screen in each room. The bathroom was extremely small; think master bath in houses built in the '60's! However, it was nicely renovated and perfectly serviceable. The wifi was complimentary and hassle-free. Finally, my room extremely quiet. I didn't hear a sound once the door closed. The hotel is located toward the back of a large campus. The grounds are expansive and beautiful. I had both breakfast and dinner at the Osgood Restaurant, and thought both were excellent. I also used the gym facility in Franklin Hall. There is a large indoor pool where you can do laps, along with weights and some cardio equipment. While it's not new (or particularly stylish), it's much better than you will find in most hotels. It's also pretty quiet down there; I had the locker-room to completely to myself. If you're coming to visit DC, I recommend that you get a car. The Bolger Center is pretty far out there. Nice place, though!
Excellent place for retreats, business meetings and team building
Oct 06, 2014 by: Denise D from Potomac
This place leaves you speechless with it's beauty. The serenity is unbelievable! The fact that this is an excellent place for businesses and organizations to work on team building makes it even better. The food served here is not only healthy but tastes delicious! You can tell that everything is prepared with love! My hats off to the chef!
Comfortable and well priced
Oct 03, 2014 by: GS H from Norfolk, Virginia
Bolger Center was about half the price of other hotels in the area. Beautiful surroundings, although slightly remote from area shopping. Great breakfast buffet included with my room. Free wifi with good connection. I'll be back.
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