Believe it or not, right next door to Marriott International HQ in Bethesda MD is the most mediocre Marriott Suites on the planet. The decor in rooms is straight out of the 90's, even including a box TV in the living room portion of each suite. The lobby has been freshened up, but the staff is also mediocre. I tried calling this property at 8 PM EDT the night before I was to check in, and had my call go to voice mail 3 times. Was the staff really too busy to answer my call(s)?
If anyone at Marriott HQ is reading this, aren't you embarrassed by this totally out of date hotel right next door to your headquarters? Do you really think it's smart to have visitors stay at this hopelessly out of date, unimpressive property?
That being said, the hotel is well located. On this trip I needed to be in Bethesda, Kensington, and Rockville, and this location is just minutes from all of these places. I only wish the franchisee cared enough to update this property, and that the staff cared a bit more.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Inviting hospitality welcomes guests to the Bethesda Marriott Suites, a sophisticated hotel in Bethesda, MD, where travelers can enjoy some of the largest guestrooms in the county. Conveniently situated near I-270, the I-495 Beltway, D.C. Metro and 3 major airports, our Bethesda, MD hotel's location is just 30 minutes from downtown Washington, D.C. Making it an ideal choice for family vacations, business travel or extended-stay needs. Large guest rooms feature warm tones, a separate living room and large bedroom, all designed with comfort and convenience in mind. Plush bedding ensembles, king-size beds and high-tech amenities combine to insure an outstanding Bethesda, Maryland, hotel experience with convenient access to the National Institute of Health, Food and Drug Administration, Suburban Hospital and other destinations. Our Bethesda hotel's free shuttle service to the Metro, Montgomery Mall and other local points, makes it easy to enjoy DC sights, local restaurants, shopping and entertainment. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Bethesda Marriott Hotel Bethesda
- Marriott Bethesda