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

By a verified traveler on Sun 25 Jun 2017

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Hotel Description

At American Inn Of Bethesda you'll be within a 20-minute stroll of American University and Consumer Product Safety Commission. Highlights at this hotel include a restaurant, an outdoor swimming pool, and free daily breakfast.

LCD TVs with cable channels are featured in all 76 rooms, and you can enjoy free WiFi, free wired Internet, and coffee/tea makers. In-room dining is easy with amenities like refrigerators and microwaves. Additionally, free local calls, safes, and hair dryers are available.

The restaurant, Guapos Bethesda, is open for brunch, lunch, and dinner. For a drink, you can stop by the hotel's own bar/lounge. Enjoy the 24-hour fitness center and seasonal outdoor swimming pool. 721 square feet (67 square meters) of event facilities include a meeting room, and other business amenities include a 24-hour business center. Added amenities include free WiFi in public areas, coffee/tea in a common area, and laundry facilities. Each morning free hot/cold buffet breakfast is offered between 6:30 AM and 9:30 AM. There's also self parking, along with the convenience of a free area shuttle.

Within a 20-minute drive of this 3-star Bethesda hotel, attractions include Smithsonian's National Zoo and Wolf Trap National Park for the Performing Arts.

Standard Room, 1 Queen Bed

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max
$84 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 16 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
3.6 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
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.

2 out of 5

Business Center Had No Functioning Printer

Pros: Room was perfectly acceptable. Clean room, clean bed, bathroom plumbing worked with no issues, continental breakfast met standards.
Cons: Install the printer next to the business center computer on the business center computer. IF this is not feasible, buy new printer.
Location: Bethesda MD has become an upscale artsy area.
My complaint is specific. The business center printer was not installed on the business center computer. In 2016, we have smartphones or laptops or tablets for most computer needs. The only reason to have a business center is for a guest to print something (like a boarding pass). The workaround the clerk offered was to email the boarding pass to his personal email, so that he could print it at the front desk.

Posted by , from Dayton on May 20, 2016

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Comment from Hotel Management

by Sales

Dear John, Thank you for your feedback. The business center poses a constant challenge as access is not restricted. It is good to know that you were able to work with guest services and find a suitable solution.

4 out of 5

Small hotel perfectly located in Bethesda

Pros: location, friendly accommodating staff, great Tex Mex restaurant attached to hotel.
Cons: breakfast room closed early
Location: 10 minutes from the Metro and the NIH.
I enjoy the American Inn because it is small, friendly, quirky, and very close to both the NIH and the Metro. Although an older hotel with consistent quirks, I feel at home there because of the friendliness of the staff. The rates are reasonable for Bethesda. The breakfast room is pleasant with the basics, bagels, waffles, coffee, and fruit.

Posted by on May 1, 2016

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2 out of 5

Do Not Stay Here

Pros: the front desk staff were friendly
Cons: almost everything. Heater is loud, water is cold, view is awful and the room is tiny.
Location: Several restaurants and Metro is nearby to get you everywhere in town.
The room is the less that 200 square feet and that includes the bathroom. You cannot move in this room with anyone else in the room. We never had hat water in the sink. Shower was tepid the the first day and after we asked someone to look into the water temperature the shower was warm... it never got to hot. I asked about it again the morning of day three and was told "there have not been any complaints regarding the hot water." apparently my stopping by the front desk and asking that it be fixed was not a complaint. The chair(at the desk) was so warn you felt like you were going to be thrown over the back. When someone was seated in that chair you had to walk across the bed or the person had to get up and push the chair in. Walls are paper thin and you can hear everything all night long. View from the window was straight into the apartments next door and a roof covered with material. The heater kept the room warm but was so loud it woke you up regularly throughout the night. This is a nice are of town with several restaurants and hotels... make another choice and stay otherwise.

Posted by , from Las Vegas, NV on Nov 30, 2015

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3 out of 5

Charge twice for the room.

Not good I had to pay for the room again when I got there

Posted by , from V on Sep 20, 2015

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2 out of 5
We had to park in a public parking lot across the street. The continental breakfast is only toast, waffles, orange juice and beagles.Are air conditioner made a terrible sound when it was on. The staff isn't bad but I would not recommend this hotel do to the facilities .

Posted by on Jun 23, 2015

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Comment from Hotel Management

Jun 30, 2015 by Darryl Calloway

I'm sorry to hear that you did not enjoy your stay. We are always working to improve our offerings and it is our goal to set reasonable expectation regarding our service and amenities for all of our guests. I apologize for the problems you experienced and assure you that we will use your comments to improve.

About the American Inn Of Bethesda

Location 8130 Wisconsin Ave, Bethesda, MD 20814

Property Features

American Inn Of Bethesda offers its guests an outdoor pool and a 24-hour fitness center. 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). Tour/ticket assistance, multilingual staff, and coffee/tea in a common area are also featured at the business-friendly American Inn Of Bethesda. A free area shuttle within 1 mi is available. Parking is available for a fee. 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
  • Free area shuttle
  • 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


Self parking (surcharge)


  • Airport: Washington, DC (DCA-Ronald Reagan Washington National) (20.1 km / 12.5 mi)
  • Property shuttles: Free area shuttle within 1 mi
  • Parking: Self parking available for a surcharge

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 need to make special requests for accessibility needs, please note them at check-out when booking your stay.

  • 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.

  • 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
  • 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.