Ratings based on 1,279 Verified Reviews

3.5 out of 5
69% of guests recommend
3.8 Room cleanliness
3.8 Service & staff
3.4 Room comfort
3.3 Hotel condition
Expedia Verified Reviews
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler from new york

Alright budget hotel close to the metro

Posted Sep 13, 2017
My stay was just ok, the bathroom i wouldnt call spotless as there were a lot of loose hairs in the tub and on bathroom floor, i assume from previous guests, i think the room should have been a lot cleaner, room was chilly at night. I tried to get the heat on but it wouldnt come on. I liked the breakfast selection in the morning, just have to be there really early in the morning before it all goes fast. I liked the location of hotel, i was there for 4 nights, it was alright, i was on a budget, you do get what you paid for, next time i will probably stay somewhere else
Comment from Hotel Management
Sep 18, 2017 by Virginia, Hotel Management
Thank you so much for continuing to stay at the American Inn of Bethesda. Thank you for taking the time to offer your honest feedback. We pride ourselves on the cleanliness of the rooms- I am sorry that there was hair in the tub. I have addressed this immediately with the housekeeping supervisor. We do offer a great location, knowledgeable and friendly staff and free breakfast, free WiFi and free limited parking. Please do consider giving us another chance next time your in the area, we truly appreciate your business!
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler

Very good/comfortable , very clean and nice staff.

Posted Sep 4, 2017
Cons: more parking lot space, that night when we came and check in late, just left 1 parking spot, looks like God just spare for us....:)
We came/check in late that day, and it's so easy to check in, enter the room and every thing are ready, the room are clean and the A/C was on, made all of us comfy after we came from the hot weather outside.
Comment from Hotel Management
Sep 8, 2017 by mm, Hotel Management
Thank you for your review. Just do keep in mind for next time, we do have more overnight parking in the lot across the street. We are so delighted you enjoyed everything.
3 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler from wash dc

Nice hotel good location

Posted Jul 20, 2017
Clean nice location not bad fof the money parking real bad
Comment from Hotel Management
Sep 8, 2017 by mm, Hotel Management
Thank you for taking the time to give us your feedback. I am glad that the hotel location was convenient. We do offer complimentary parking in the property, however it is limited on a first come/first serve basis. We also have the lot across the street to offer our in-house guests complimentary overnight parking.
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler

Great stay

Posted Jul 19, 2017
I had a quick one night stay. This hotel was just what I needed: walking distance to NIH, very quiet room, clean. Will definitely stay again on my next trip.
Comment from Hotel Management
Sep 8, 2017 by Mm, Hotel Management
Thank you for taking the time to give us your feedback! We are happy to welcome you back on your next trip back to the city.
3 out of 5
by A verified traveler

Bad location

Posted Jul 12, 2017
Very little parking. Had to park and pay a block away.elevated got stuck once.was a bad place to get into and out of.beds was suppose to be queen but was twin.
Comment from Hotel Management
Sep 8, 2017 by Mm, Hotel Management
Thank you for taking the time to give us your feedback. We do offer complimentary parking in the property, however it is limited on a first come/first serve basis. We also have the lot across the street to offer our in-house guests complimentary overnight parking. I am sorry you experienced the elevator getting stuck, unavoidable situations happen sometimes. We have a great maintenance staff that work hard to keep our hotel running smoothly.
4 out of 5
by A verified traveler from NJ

Good solid room, but parking problem

Posted Jul 10, 2017
Pros: Very comfortable and well kept.
Cons: They need more parking or maybe they can make a deal with the larger hotel next door to use their garage as overflow?
Location: Quirky area that was nice to walk around in the morning.
The room itself is good. It's not fancy (our window view was another building), but is a good, comfortable room. Nice bathroom, great toiletries, well kept and clean. The staff were good at their jobs and the breakfast was nice. The reason I wouldn't recommend it is the parking. There have fewer spaces than they need and when we arrived, the lot was full. We were told to park at a public lot across the street and behind a building. There was no cross walk there (busy, 4 lane street) so after fighting rush hour traffic and finally getting to the lot, we had to walk to the end of the block, cross, and walk back a block with all of our luggage. I forgot something so had to repeat this later. We also had to pay for the public parking. At least it can be done by phone, so no feeding quarters, but you are required to pay $20 up front and then email the company for a refund of unused funds. Very inconvenient. I would not stay here again because of the parking issue. Otherwise, a good, solid room for someone who does not have much luggage or who is coming by public transport.
Comment from Hotel Management
Sep 8, 2017 by mm, Hotel Management
Thank you for taking the time to give us your feedback. I am glad that the hotel staff was nice and the location was convenient. We do offer complimentary parking in the property, however it is limited on a first come/first serve basis. We also have the lot across the street to offer our in-house guests complimentary overnight parking. For your reference for next time, you can also immediately call back the company instead of e-mail and get balance parking refunded, if you parked elsewhere.
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler

Posted Jul 10, 2017
Pros: decent room, clean, nice breakfast and reasonable workout space
Cons: parking
decent hotel with above average staff poor parking
Comment from Hotel Management
Sep 8, 2017 by mm, Hotel Management
Thank you for taking the time to give us your feedback. I am glad that the hotel staff was nice and the location was convenient. Just to let you know for future reference we also offer extra overnight parking in the lot across the street.
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler from new york

Good location near DC

Posted Jul 4, 2017
Our second stay at this location and we like staying here. The parking lot is small but they do pay for parking spots at the lot across the street. The staff are great.
3 out of 5
by A verified traveler from Utah

Convenient location and good price

Posted Jul 2, 2017
The American Inn of Bethesda is very convenient for visitors to the National Institutes of Health and D.C. The breakfast was surprisingly good (including hot items such as omelettes), the staff was friendly and competent, and the room was fine. The building itself is run-down, and both the fitness center and pool are very small, but the price is right. I would stay here again.
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler from new york

Great hotel that's close but not to close to DC

Posted Jun 29, 2017
Stayed overnight with the staff being very friendly and helpful. The rooms are small but clean and up to date. Even though they are small they are adequate. The hotel serves Continental breakfast but lacks a restaurant. They make up for this by recommending the Mexican restaurant next door with a discount for guests. There are many small restaurants within walking distance. The drive to DC/Mall is about 15 to 20 minutes or you can take the Metro which is down the road. Already rebooked for another weekend.