I was a little nervous after reading some of the "worn" reviews of this hotel. But I had a good rate and it was a last minute business trip and given the proximity to the Metro, I figured I'd survive for 2 nights. Well, it was a lot better furnished and way cleaner than I ever thought it would be. Yes, to a discriminating eye, the carpet was a bit too old for my taste, but the rest of the room was what I'd expect from an updated hotel. The bed had all white, crisp, clean linens. The velvet overstuffed chair in the corner looked like it just came off the truck. And after reading complaints of old tube tvs (which doesn't bother me, but it does "feel" old in a hotel) I was duly impressed by the flat screen tv that was on, waiting for me with the welcome channel.
Some outdated things that shows there was not a true attention to details: 1) iHome player is only compatible with iPod Nanos (Na-what? try iPhones guys) 2) the bottle opener affixed to the back of the bathroom door - takes me back to the 1970s when that was a standard feature in all hotel rooms 3) clearly some update on the locks happened because they forgot to sand and paint where the old lock had been attached to the frame of the door. I have to say it was a large, comfortable room. But here are the real negatives for me: 1) I could definitely hear the people next door 2) my room (912) was across from an electrical closet that made a buzzing sound - perhaps those less sensitive to electronic buzzing wouldn't hear it but after experiencing it to a worse degree at the Monteleone in New Orleans, it's going to be forever on my list of things that irritate.
I do have to agree with the other reviewer who said the staff truly go above and beyond to please. I came in after midnight and the reception staff walked me to the elevator, even would have pulled my suitcase for me, so that she could better explain the route to the Metro for me. Also, I locked myself out and while I have waited long stretches for security in other hotels, security came rapidly at this hotel. Plus, the open layout of the hotel which seems odd at first allowed me to reassuringly watch the elevator as I waited for security to show. I liked the recycling bin in the room, too. Overall, a good stay and I would definitely recommend and return.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- A beautiful 12-story atrium welcomes guests to 390 luxurious guestrooms and suites, located directly above the Metro Red Line's Bethesda stop, just 6 miles from the White House. Hyatt Regency Bethesda is located in the heart of downtown Bethesda, one of the most renowned communities in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area. Bethesda is well known as a lively chic destination with over 200 ethnic restaurants, boutiques, local art galleries and trendy hot spots, all within walking distance of the hotel. Bethesda is also home to many associations and corporations, such as The National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the National Naval Medical Center. Hyatt Regency Bethesda is also nearby Suburban Hospital, Lockheed Martin, Chevy Chase Bank Headquarters, and Clark Construction. ... more less
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