Location: On Wisconsin Avenue midway between the Medical Center and Bethesda Metro Stations (about a .6 mile walk to each) and near a ton of restaurants. There's a gas station .2 miles away, a 24 hour CVS about the same walk as well as a 7-11. Can't ask for much more to be nearby a hotel.
Hotel: The layout is strange due to the building being constructed in a strange fashion. I got lost trying to find my room nearly every time. Still, there's a pool on the roof (closed when I was there though), a fitness center on the same level, a business center downstairs and a restaurant and bar in the lobby
Check In: Excellent Check-in experience from a very friendly agent who of course offered cookies but also helped my find a nearby place for dinner and explained how to get to the Metro. I'm Hilton Gold and when I asked about an upgrade I was told I'd already been upgraded, very nice.
Room: In a word: wow. I think this is the best Hilton upgrade I've gotten. A two room suite on the 16th floor with a full living room with couch and table in front of the TV, dining area with a large table and four chairs plus refrigerator, desk and a chair and two easy chairs. Plus a bedroom with a comfortable bed and another TV and a bathroom with a jacuzzi tub. My only complaints were the room also being handicapped accessible so I had a closet with a low clothes rack and a shower that wasn't the best.
Other: I had breakfast which was pretty good, a full buffet in the lobby. Golds and Diamonds also get access to a pantry on the 10th floor which had soda juice and water, snacks like chips, cookies and candy, cereal, microwavable meals and ice cream. Do note that the shower has the products in there in a dispenser instead of individual shampoo.
An absolutely excellent hotel that I'd be happy to come back to.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The newly renovated Doubletree Hotel Bethesda is located in the heart of trendy downtown Bethesda, MD, just 30-45 minutes from all 3 Washington D.C. area airports. Doubletree Bethesda is the closest full service hotel to the NIH and Bethesda Naval Medical Center, convenient to the Capital Beltway, I-270 Technology Corridor, and Washington D.C. attractions. The hotel offers guests complimentary Internet and a complimentary shuttle to the Redline Bethesda and Medical Center Metro Stations. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
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