"Small conveniently located, but with big hotel amenities " More

By a verified traveler on Wed 13 Jun 2018

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Hotel Description

Enjoy free breakfast at this 3-star Bethesda hotel

In Bethesda

You'll be within 2 miles (3 km) of Consumer Product Safety Commission and 6 miles (10 km) of Strathmore with a stay here. Washington National Cathedral and Holy Cross Hospital are also within 6 miles (10 km).

Free perks

This hotel features a restaurant, a 24-hour fitness center, and a bar/lounge. Traveling on business? Take advantage of the 24-hour business center and free WiFi in public areas. Guests will appreciate freebies like buffet breakfast and free self parking.

Free Internet, LCD TVs

Featuring conveniences like refrigerators and microwaves, the 76 guestrooms offer free WiFi and free wired Internet, as well as LCD TVs with cable channels. Coffee/tea makers, free local calls, and hair dryers are also available.

Standard Room, 1 Queen Bed

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max
$70 per night

Standard Double Room, 2 Double Beds

Bed Count 2 Full Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Two Doubles Non Smoking South Wing

Bed Count 2 Full Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

American Inn Of Bethesda ratings based on 21 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
3.5 out of 5 3.5 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 4.0 out of 5.0
Service & staff 3.5 out of 5.0
Room comfort 4.0 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 3.0 out of 5.0
1 out of 5
They put me in an annex next to the main hotel that had section 8 residents in the rooms next door. I will never stay there again.

Posted by on Oct 17, 2018

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Comment from Hotel Management

Oct 19, 2018 by MM

Thank you for your feedback regarding your recent experience. I'm sorry that the experience was not up to your expectations and that you did not enjoy your stay.

3 out of 5
The room card worked only with great difficulty. Since it was a Sunday, no new battery was put in the door or any other solution given. It took a long time to get warm water. The room was clean and had adequate facilities, including a safe that would not stay shut and impeded the path. Have a free breakfast. Fine if you need to save money for a short stay.

Posted by , from Maryland on Sep 18, 2018

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Comment from Hotel Management

Sep 20, 2018 by MM

Thank you for your feedback. I have shared your review with our maintenance team to address with team members. I'm glad that you enjoyed the cleanliness of the room, breakfast and value for your money. We hope to see you again!

4 out of 5
Small conveniently located, but with big hotel amenities

Posted by on Jun 13, 2018

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Comment from Hotel Management

Jun 14, 2018 by MM

Thank you. We are so glad you enjoyed your stay and amenities.

3 out of 5

Hotel in good location

Pros: location
Cons: desk staff need to know more--could not tell me what I would be billed (base price). Fix the fitness center equipment.
Location: grocery store, coffee shops, small restaurants nearby. Great location for going to NIH or Walter Reed Medical Center.
great location for my meeting. Nice area in terms of walking around outside. Hotel was adequate in terms of room (it was quiet etc). Front desk staff seemed distracted. One was talking on the phone while trying to check me in. When I wanted to check out, computer system was down and they could not tell me even how much they were going to charge me for my room and whether it matched the travelocity price. My credit card had been billed extra the previous day in case there were incidentals and they could not say if that charge would be removed. Fitness center had 2 treadmills, both of which were broken. Hotel has great feature of free parking but they failed to say on website that they have very few spaces and not everyone will necessarily be able to park. Food at breakfast was lacking in things that were not highly processed (e.g., lack of fresh fruit choices except apples). Overall, I could live with the inconveniences for 1 night given the good location and the fact that I got one of the few parking spaces.

Posted by , from Pittsburgh PA on Jun 7, 2018

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Comment from Hotel Management

Jun 8, 2018 by MM

Thank you for for your detailed review. We really appreciate the time you took to write this. I have brought this review to the attention of our operations team in regarding to front desk training and fitness center equipment.

4 out of 5
Staff friendly and competent. The room was fine and we were pleased it had a frig. Not adequate parking but staff was helpful to make it work. Great exercise room. Enjoyed breakfast.

Posted by on Mar 20, 2018

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Comment from Hotel Management

Mar 21, 2018 by MM

Thank you for your review- we are so glad that you enjoyed everything. Parking is complimentary but limited, which can be challenging. I am glad to hear that the staff was able to assist you with parking.

4 out of 5

Nice hotel in good area. Parking isn't the best

A little run down, parking lot super small, but close to DC. Rooms were ok, service was ok.

Posted by , from Cincinnati, OH on Jun 25, 2017

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5 out of 5

nice motel

Pros: room
Cons: nothing
super motel nice hotel

Posted by , from new jersey on Apr 17, 2017

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Comment from Hotel Management

Apr 27, 2017 by Sales

Excellent! Kamiesh thank you for your kindness and patronage. Come again soon!

3 out of 5

Good location

Cons: Parking was a joke. We had to park in a metered lot across a busy street from the hotel.
Location: Close to many restaurants and shops. Pleasant drive to DC.
Room was not as clean as I would have liked.Very noisy neighbors.

Posted by on Feb 20, 2017

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Comment from Hotel Management

Feb 27, 2017 by Sales

Thank you for sharing.

1 out of 5


The room was crappy and in need of major renovations. The carpet was worn. Bathtub required scrubbing. Bathroom door needs paint. Loud noise outside window whenever wind blew.

Posted by , from waahington DC on Feb 12, 2017

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Comment from Hotel Management

Feb 28, 2017 by Sales

Your observations have been noted. Thank you for your stay.

5 out of 5

Very good experience staying in this hotel

I recommend this hotel very good location and the service.

Posted by , from Long Island, NY on Jul 4, 2016

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Comment from Hotel Management

Jul 6, 2016 by Sales

Dear Inti, Thank you for sharing your experience. We are so pleased to know that you enjoyed your stay with us.

About the American Inn Of Bethesda

Location 8130 Wisconsin Ave, Bethesda, MD 20814

Renovations + Closures

The following facilities will be closed during the summer:

  • Swimming pool

Property Features

There's a restaurant on site. You can enjoy a drink at the bar/lounge. Free breakfast is available daily. A computer station is on site and WiFi is free in public spaces. A 24-hour business center and a meeting room are available. Event space at this hotel measures 721 square feet (67 square meters). A 24-hour fitness center, tour/ticket assistance, and multilingual staff are also featured at the business-friendly American Inn Of Bethesda. Limited free parking is available on a first-come, first-served basis. This 3-star Bethesda hotel is smoke free.

  • 1 building
  • 76 guestrooms or units
  • 5 levels
  • 721 sq ft of conference space
  • 67 sq m of conference space
  • Built in 1954
  • Breakfast available (free)
  • Dining venue
  • Bar or lounge
  • Business center (24 hours)
  • 1 conference room
  • Coffee in lobby
  • Dry cleaning
  • Self-service laundry
  • Front desk (24 hours)
  • Express check-in
  • Express check-out
  • Staff is multilingual
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Front-desk safe
  • Tour and ticket information
  • Convenience store
  • Newspapers in lobby (free)
  • Television in lobby
  • Elevator
  • No smoking on site

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family Property
  • Free WiFi
  • Grocery/convenience store
  • Laundry facilities
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
  • Free cribs/infant beds


Available in all rooms: Free WiFi , Free wired Internet

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi


Free self parking , Parking (limited spaces)


  • Airport: Washington, DC (DCA-Ronald Reagan Washington National) (37.3 km / 23.1 mi)
  • Metro station: Bethesda Center Station (0.8 km / 0.5 mi)
  • Parking: Free self parking

Room Amenities

American Inn Of Bethesda offers 76 air-conditioned accommodations with laptop-compatible safes and coffee/tea makers. 32-inch LCD televisions come with premium cable channels. Guests can make use of the in-room refrigerators and microwaves. Bathrooms include shower/tub combinations, designer toiletries, complimentary toiletries, and hair dryers. Guests can surf the web using the complimentary wired and wireless Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include desks and phones; free local calls are provided (restrictions may apply). Additionally, rooms include irons/ironing boards and blackout drapes/curtains. Housekeeping is provided daily.

  • LCD television
  • Cable channels
  • Premium channels
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
  • Coffee maker
  • Shower and tub combination
  • Cribs (free)
  • Rollaway beds (surcharge)
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Local calls (free)
  • Hair dryer
  • Laptop safe
  • Designer toiletries
  • Telephone
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Desk
  • Blackout drapes
  • Climate control (air conditioning)
  • Ensuite bathroom
  • Connecting rooms available

Food & Drink

Guests are served free hot/cold buffet breakfast daily from 6:30 AM to 9:30 AM.

Guapos Bethesda - This restaurant serves brunch, lunch, and dinner. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar. A children's menu is available. Happy hour is offered.


If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please note them at check-out when you book your room.

  • Accessible bathroom
  • Roll-in shower
  • In-room accessibility

Hotel Policies


  • Check-in time starts at 3 PM
  • Minimum check-in age is 21


  • Check-out by 11 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are available.
  • Free cribs (infant beds)!


  • No pets allowed, but service animals are welcome


Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed. The name on the credit card used at check-in to pay for incidentals must be the primary name on the guestroom reservation. Onsite parties or group events are strictly prohibited. Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property.

Charges for extra guests may apply and vary according to property policy.

A cash deposit or credit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification are required upon check-in.

Special requests are subject to availability at the time of check-in. Special requests can't be guaranteed and may incur additional charges. The name on the credit card used at check-in to pay for incidentals must be the primary name on the guestroom reservation. Onsite parties or group events are strictly prohibited.

  • Only service animals are allowed


Guests will be asked to pay the following charges at the property:

  • Deposit: USD 50.00 per night
  • Breakage deposit: USD 499 per stay

We've listed all charges provided to us by the property, but they may vary based on length of stay or the room booked.

Optional extras

The fees and deposits listed below will be charged at the time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Late check-out fee: USD 99 (subject to availability)
  • Rollaway beds are available for an additional fee

This may not be a comprehensive list. Fees and deposits are subject to change and might not include tax.

Hotel Names

  • American Bethesda
  • American Inn Bethesda
  • Bethesda American Inn
  • American Inn Of Bethesda Hotel Bethesda
  • American Hotel Bethesda

You should know

  • Please note that this property can refuse certain bookings for the purpose of group events or parties, which include pre-wedding stag/bachelor and hen/bachelorette parties.
  • Registered guests are the only ones allowed to be in guestrooms.
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property at the number on your booking confirmation.