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DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Washington DC - Silver Spring
Ranked #6 of 12 Hotels in Silver Spring
Washington DC, District of Columbia, USA
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12 reviews
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“Needs Work”
Reviewed 18 June 2014

I stayed for two nights on business and agree with other reviews, this property needs work. The positives of my stay was the staff. The night manager who checked me in (I regret that I don't remember his name) provided great customer service! The employees of the hotel were all very nice, so no complaints there. The valet personal were very efficient, and nice as well. The room was very outdated though. The room was missing an ironing board, the coffee maker was missing the water cover (could not make coffee as it was not sanitary), and the bathroom showed signs of mold. The pillows on the bed were not at all comfortable, leading to a very underwhelming stay. If not for the staff at his hotel, I would not be back.

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jimsalvo, General Manager at DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Washington DC - Silver Spring, responded to this review, 19 June 2014
Thank you for taking the time to recognize our staff and will certainly review the shortcomings with our housekeeping department as all of these items should have been taken care of before the room was assigned. I do apologize and hope to see you return.
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Reviewed 18 June 2014

I'm a high level Hilton Honors customer. I expect Hilton properties to be well maintained and well appointed. Sadly, this Double Tree not only does not meet Hilton standards, but is in urgent need for a total gutting. This hotel is a disgrace to the Hilton name. For starters, the room sofa was well worn and dirty. The bathroom fixtures were pathetic. The sink was cracked. The faucets were not lined up. The shower water pressure was poor. The room clock did not work. The bedroom phone did not work. A lightbulb was blown. The TV turned on mysteriously at 6:30 am. There was lots of squeaky noise was the floor above. The hallways are drab, as is the lobby. All in all, this hotel is pathetic. Being a Hilton regular, somehow this hotel has escaped all quality control.

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  • Stayed June 2014, travelled on business
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jimsalvo, General Manager at DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Washington DC - Silver Spring, responded to this review, 19 June 2014
I do apologize for all of the issues you encountered during your recent stay as that is certainly not the standard we wish to present to our guests. I have shared your review with various members of our team and hope you allow us another opportunity to regain your trust. We do value your business.
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Bethlehem, United States
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Reviewed 18 June 2014

Great hotel and very convenient to the Metro and easy trip to DC -- hotel front staff was excellent and extremely helpful. Clean rooms and easy parking also. A real gem in the Hilton chain and priced right.

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jimsalvo, General Manager at DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Washington DC - Silver Spring, responded to this review, 19 June 2014
Thanks for the nice post and hope to see you return soon should your travels take you back our way!
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Reviewed 18 June 2014

This hotel was very nice, I stayed with my husband for one night for a banquet. We were greeted very nicely at the front desk, the rooms are a pretty big and they also gave us complimentary cookies as an added bonus to our stay. We allso had express check out-they slid the bill under the door and I was all set it was nice to not have to deal with check out.

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jimsalvo, General Manager at DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Washington DC - Silver Spring, responded to this review, 19 June 2014
Thanks for the great review and hope to see you return.
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Bridgewater, New Jersey
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Reviewed 16 June 2014

Be aware of the BEDBUGS!!!

I stayed at the hotel for 2 nights from June 10-12, 2014. The room was ok at first. However, on second night, I was found a bed bug crowing on the sheet. Needless to say, I had to switch to a different room. So if you decide to stay at this hotel, please check the bed very carefully :-(

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jimsalvo, General Manager at DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Washington DC - Silver Spring, responded to this review, 17 June 2014
I am sorry to hear of your recent experience with us in reference to potential activity in your room. Please be assured that we take every proactive measure to ensure the guest rooms and public space areas are insect free. We have a very proativce treatment plan for all rooms and all of our staff has gone through training to identify any potential activity. I do apologize if you encountered any such issue during your stay and we do take all measures to ensure proper remediation should our 3rd party vendor notice as needed. I do hope you allow us another opportunity to regain your trust shoudl your travels take you back our way.
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Merritt Island, Florida
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Reviewed 16 June 2014

Particular hotel room was in need of remodeling. Many stains on carpet and throughout bathroom. Water pressure dropped to a trickle several months, apparently as others were using showers. One of two sinks was very slow to drain. Could easily hear noise from hallway/adjacent room.

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jimsalvo, General Manager at DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Washington DC - Silver Spring, responded to this review, 17 June 2014
I am sorry about the challenges you experienced during your stay as we did have an unexpected failure with one of the pumps that supplies water pressure to a select number of rooms. The issue was resolved as soon as possible but do apologize for the inconvenience.
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Silver Springs, United States
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Reviewed 15 June 2014

Have you ever taking a shower and then had no water, not just low pressure, for 5 minutes. Then that evening have warm air blowing out of the AC and arriving to a warm humid room? The water pressure would randomly stop or be very low for the entire stay.

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jimsalvo, General Manager at DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Washington DC - Silver Spring, responded to this review, 17 June 2014
I do apologize for the water pressure issue you experienced during your stay as we did have an element related to the water pump unexpectedly fail that did affect a handful of rooms, which has since been rectified. I am sorry the staff did not contact you and offer a different room while this repair was being completed. I hope you allow us another chance to service your travel needs.
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Property: DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Washington DC - Silver Spring
Address: 8727 Colesville Rd, Silver Spring, MD 20910-3903 (Formerly Hilton Washington DC/Silver Spring)
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Region: United States > Maryland > Montgomery County > Silver Spring
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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Ranked #6 of 12 Hotels in Silver Spring
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:3.5 star — DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Washington DC - Silver Spring 3.5*
Number of rooms: 248
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Our DoubleTree hotel in Silver Spring, MD is located near a lively entertainment district, the Metro Red Line commuter rail, and Interstate 495/Capital Beltway. Walk or take our hotel shuttle to the restaurants, shops and entertainment venues in downtown Silver Spring, or ride the Metro commuter train - only two blocks away - to Washington DC. Discover Silver Spring's pedestrian-friendly downtown. The hotel is close to the American Film Institute's Silver Theater, Round House Theatre, Discovery Communications, FDA, NOAA, Howard University, NIH and Walter Reed. Stay within 45 minutes of Washington National Airport and the Baltimore/Washington International Airport and Washington Dulles International Airport. The DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Washington DC-Silver Spring features modern guest rooms and suites, each with complimentary WiFi, work desks and natural stone bathrooms. Upgrade to a suite for a deluxe private room, separate living area, and walk-in closet. Maintain your exercise routine in our heated indoor pool and fully equipped fitness center. ... more   less 
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