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Red Roof Inn PLUS+ Washington DC - Rockville
2.5 out of 5
16001 Shady Grove Road, Rockville, MD
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is $67 per night from Feb 27 to Feb 28

Situated in the business district, this motel is 1.6 mi (2.6 km) from Bohrer Park and 1.9 mi (3 km) from RIO Washingtonian Center. Montgomery County Agricultural ...

3.4/5 (1,003 reviews)
Quick R & R

"Very relaxing and Convenient"…"

Reviewed on Jul 9, 2020

Red Roof Inn PLUS+ Washington DC - Rockville
Motel 6 Gaithersburg, DC - Washington
2 out of 5
497 Quince Orchard Rd, Gaithersburg, MD
Free Cancellation
The price is $64 per night from Jan 28 to Jan 29

Situated in Gaithersburg, this motel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Seneca Creek State Park and Lake Forest Mall. Montgomery County Agricultural Fairgrounds and Bohrer ...

3.2/5 (393 reviews)
Need improvement

"No HOT water just just Luke warm water so that makes for a very uncomfortable shower and shave"…"

Reviewed on Aug 31, 2020

Motel 6 Gaithersburg, DC - Washington
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Hyatt Regency Bethesda

Hyatt Regency Bethesda

4 out of 5
1 Bethesda Metro Ctr, 7400 Wisconsin Ave, Bethesda, MD
The price is $90 per night from Feb 11 to Feb 12
4.4/5Wonderful! (812 reviews)

"Clean room and professional was easy to check in"…"

Reviewed on Jan 22, 2021

Hyatt Regency Bethesda
DoubleTree by Hilton Washington DC North/Gaithersburg

DoubleTree by Hilton Washington DC North/Gaithersburg

3.5 out of 5
620 Perry Pkwy, Gaithersburg, MD
The price is $84 per night from Jan 29 to Jan 30
3.9/5Good! (999 reviews)

"The staff was very friendly. Wish I had time to use the awesome looking pool. Very clean!!! Like that they give out cookies...just wish they tasted better...I hate nuts. Would definitely come back!!!!"…"

Reviewed on Jan 11, 2021

DoubleTree by Hilton Washington DC North/Gaithersburg
Courtyard by Marriott Gaithersburg Washingtonian Center

Courtyard by Marriott Gaithersburg Washingtonian Center

3 out of 5
204 Boardwalk Pl, Gaithersburg, MD
The price is $79 per night from Jan 29 to Jan 30
4.4/5Excellent! (742 reviews)

"It’s location was really nice around a lot of food and a lot of available parking."…"

Reviewed on Jan 4, 2021

Courtyard by Marriott Gaithersburg Washingtonian Center
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Bethesda Motels for the Frugal Traveler

You can select from more than 92 hotels and other lodging choices in Bethesda, though you'll find just 2 low-cost motels. When you pick one of these budget-friendly accommodations, there might not be abundant amenities like you'd find at a traditional hotel but you'll save more money to use for your vacation.

Because you'll save on your room, you can enjoy all that Bethesda has to offer. Popular places to visit in the larger area include Washington National Cathedral, Smithsonian's National Zoo, and Kennedy Center.

Fun fact: Motels began in the 1920s as a convenient place to stay for the weary traveler taking a road trip along America's major roadways. Motel properties often offer free parking, and many also feature an outdoor pool.

Here are some of Expedia customers' favorite Bethesda motels to select from:

Red Roof Inn PLUS+ Washington DC - Rockville

  • Enjoy access to the 24-hour front desk, and freebies including WiFi and parking.

Motel 6 Washington, DC - Gaithersburg

  • Free WiFi, free parking, and laundry facilities are available during your stay.

Things to Do in Bethesda

Take time to check out the entertainment choices and enjoy the top-notch restaurants in this family-friendly area while you're sightseeing. Those visiting Bethesda have good things to say about its shops, museums, and cafés.

Here are favorite places in and around Bethesda:

  • Washington National Cathedral
  • Smithsonian's National Zoo
  • Kennedy Center

These are some of the parks and outdoorsy places:

  • Aubudon Naturalist Society
  • Glen Echo Park
  • Cabin John Regional Park

You'll find these family-friendly sights in the area:

  • Go Ape Treehouse Adventure Course
  • National Aquarium
  • The Capital Wheel

Best Time to Visit Bethesda

Figure out the ideal time to visit Bethesda by looking over the seasonal weather details below:
  • The hottest months are typically July and August, while January and February are the coldest months
  • January-March: Daytime temperatures average 61° F and nighttime temperatures average 28° F
  • April-June: 88° F is the daytime average and 42° F is the nighttime average
  • July-September: Daytime averages are around 89° F and nighttime averages are around 57° F
  • October-December: The average temperatures are 74° F during the day and 29° F at night
  • Average rainfall is 39.68 inches in a year

How to Get to Bethesda and Around the Area

Bethesda Transportation
NameTypeDistance
College Park, MD (CGS) Airport 9.2 mi (14.8 km)
Washington, DC (DCA-Ronald Reagan Washington National) Airport 9.8 mi (15.8 km)
Gaithersburg, MD (GAI-Montgomery County Airpark) Airport 13.1 mi (21.1 km)
Bethesda Center Station Metro Station 0.1 mi (0.1 km)
Medical Center Station Metro Station 1 mi (1.6 km)
Friendship Heights Station Metro Station 1.7 mi (2.7 km)
Rockville Station Train Station 7.4 mi (12 km)

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Frequently asked questions

What can I expect from a motel trip to Bethesda?
By saving on your room price, you can enjoy more of the attractions in Bethesda. Not-to-be-missed sights include National Institute of Health Campus, Rockville Town Center, and RIO Washingtonian Center.
What are motels like?
Motels often include free parking, and many also feature an outdoor pool. Often one or two stories tall, motel properties usually have exterior corridors overlooking the parking lot or an outdoor pool. Motels made their debut in the 1920s as a convenient place to stay for the tired traveler taking a road trip along America’s major roadways.
What are the best motels in Bethesda?
Motel 6 Gaithersburg, DC - Washington: Stay within a short 5-minute drive of RIO Washingtonian Center. Enjoy access to the free WiFi, snack bar/deli, and laundry facilities. Red Roof Inn PLUS+ Washington DC - Rockville: Free WiFi and free parking are available during your stay, along with room amenities like climate control. It’s located within a short 6-minute drive of RIO Washingtonian Center.
What things can I to do in Bethesda?
Take time to check out the entertainment choices and enjoy the top-notch restaurants in this family-friendly area while you’re sightseeing. Visitors like Bethesda for its shops, museums, and gardens. Some popular places to visit include National Institute of Health Campus, Rockville Town Center, and RIO Washingtonian Center. These are some of the parks and outdoorsy places: Glen Echo Park, Aubudon Naturalist Society, and Cabin John Regional Park. You’ll find these family-friendly sights in the area: Go Ape Treehouse Adventure Course, Smithsonian’s National Zoo, and National Museum of Natural History.
What's the weather like in Bethesda?
Weather can make or break a roadtrip, so we’ve gathered some data about year-round temperatures in Bethesda to help you plan yours. The hottest months are usually July and August with an average temp of 76°F, while the coldest months are January and February with an average of 40°F. Average annual precipitation for Bethesda is 40 inches.
What are my options for getting around Bethesda when staying in a motel?
We’ve gathered some information about local transportation options in Bethesda to help you navigate your stay: Fly into Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport (DCA), which is located 9.8 mi (15.8 km) away. Otherwise, you can search for flights to Baltimore Washington Intl. Thurgood Marshall Airport (BWI), which is 26.5 mi (42.6 km) away. You can take advantage of metro transit at Bethesda Center Station, Medical Center Station, and Friendship Heights Station.