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New York, New York, United States
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We came upon American Inn by accident. Because of all the traffic on the highway, my husband and I used our GPS to find a place to sleep for the night. This Inn is next to an apartment building, and looks so small, but it does its job. The rooms are pleasantly clean, with the same amenities as the large...

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Virginia V, Manager at American Inn of Bethesda, responded to this review

Excellent! Patricia thank you for the visit. You now have a home away from home the next time you are in town. Look us up.

Sao Paulo, SP
Reviewed 6 March 2017

I am originally from Bethesda many decades ago and grew up thinking that the American Inn was your last hotel choice. I had to make an emergency reservation for myself to take care of some family matters and was immediately surprised by the clean, orderly, and incredibly helpful staff. What followed was even better: tastefully done updated rooms, the most...

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Virginia V, Manager at American Inn of Bethesda, responded to this review

We love it! Thanks for sharing. Please come again for leisure next time. :)

Reviewed 10 February 2017 via mobile

As a patient at NIH I have stayed at this location every time, and it has always been consistently good if not better at my last stay.The front desk attendant is courteous and helpful. William the shuttle Driver / maintenance tech / custodian. Is always there and ready to help . The rooms are smaller but are always clean and...

1Thank Ted G
Virginia V, Manager at American Inn of Bethesda, responded to this review

Awesome! We are so grateful for your continued returns and kind review!!

Reviewed 7 February 2017

I stayed at this hotel because it was relatively inexpensive for the area and near the Metro. I would normally have given it 3 stars (mediocre but passable breakfast, clean, loud neighbors and thin walls), except that they totally messed up my payment and did not even attempt to fix it. I was stayed there 4 nights for a conference...

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Virginia V, Manager at American Inn of Bethesda, responded to this review

I apologize for the confusion. While we are capable of splitting guest charges, we cannot do this for reservations that are made and prepaid through a 3rd party. Perhaps the agent was speaking to this fact without referencing your specific reservation. I want to use care in assuming the facts of the situation, however I am confident that our staff...

Thousand Oaks, California
Reviewed 30 January 2017

Their pricing is amazingly reasonable. We have stayed there the 3rd time within 6 months. The room price includes free breakfast, and limited parking. These are rare for hotels in downtown Bethesda. The staff are very friendly, from the hotel manager Virginia down to all workers. Jonathan and Eric are particularly helpful for our last minute booking changes. He tried...

1Thank winnglen
Virginia V, Manager at American Inn of Bethesda, responded to this review

Thank you so much for the kind words! We are truly lucky to have such a great team. Their dedication to serving our guest is what drive them. It is great to have you with us and we look forward to your return.

Austin, Texas
Reviewed 18 January 2017

I could not have had a better hotel for my needs than the American Inn of Bethesda. My sister had fallen and was critical in the Suburban Hospital and did die. I came from Texas and had no vehicle to drive. American Inn had a van and drove me to and from the hospital every day whenever I needed at...

3Thank Judy F
Virginia V, Manager at American Inn of Bethesda, responded to this review

Dear Judy, We are so sorry for your lost. I am pleased to know that we were able to accommodate you well during this period of personal duress. It is our pleasure to host you and welcome you back should you return to the area whether for family or leisure. Warmest regards

Seattle, Washington
Reviewed 21 December 2016

After waiting 15 to 20 minutes at the Front desk counter at or around 7:30 PM, the front desk agent (young white male) finally came out of the back office after I rung the hotel phone from my phone and appeared as if I had woke him up! He never apologized for his delayed response. Finally checked in to what...

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Virginia V, Manager at American Inn of Bethesda, responded to this review

We appreciate your feedback and regret that your experience did not meet your expectations. Please know that this information will be used for future improvement purposes.

Reviewed 7 November 2016

We chose this Inn because of it's location and price. We were visiting someone around the block from here. What a throwback in time. Old beds, old carpet, 50's style bathroom with green tile. Staff was pleasant and our room was ready when we arrived early. We were on the first floor, walk up, no elevator. Since we weren't spending...

1Thank M L
Virginia V, General Manager at American Inn of Bethesda, responded to this review

Thank you for sharing your view. We appreciate your business.

Portsmouth, Virginia
Reviewed 18 October 2016

Be careful here. This seems to be two different kinds of hotel on one cramped lot. One of them is an old fashioned construction, that is up external worn cement stares behind a security door with a sign that says it will be locked after 10 PM. Rooms have outside facing doors along a cement porch, and the one we...

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Virginia V, Manager at American Inn of Bethesda, responded to this review

We appreciate your concerns. Our south wing has great exposure with many rooms overlooking the pool area. These rooms are preferred by many extended stay guest as they often appreciate the privacy of the secure, exterior access, larger rooms and additional amenities. However, I am pleased that we were able to accommodate your change request. While our parking is limited,...

Kansas City, Missouri
Reviewed 18 October 2016

This is an older, somewhat outdated and run down hotel. The room was small and a bit shabby, but the bed was comfortable, the room was quiet and the temperature comfortable. Had it been a European hotel, I might have seen it as charming in a Fawlty Towers sort of way. There was a refrigerator and a coffee maker. The...

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Virginia V, General Manager at American Inn of Bethesda, responded to this review

We thank you for selecting our hotel and take great pleasure in being at your service. Looking forward to your return!

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  • Breakfast included
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
About the property
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Suites
  • Accessible rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Free Internet
  • Public Wifi
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Breakfast included
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Self-Serve Laundry
  • Conference Facilities
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
A delight to come home to, our Maryland hotel is designed to keep you comfortable and relaxed with stylish furnishings and a host of contemporary living amenities. Spacious and well-appointed with modern decor, our Bethesda hotel rooms are equipped with work desks, blackout drapes, premium cable television channels, clock radio, hair dryer, iron with ironing board, multi-line telephones and large in-room laptop safes. Free local calls and complimentary high-speed wireless Internet service (Wi-Fi) are provided in all of our accommodations to keep you connected on the go. We offer two different buildings to stay in, and a mini-fridge and rollaway beds are also available upon request. ... more   less 

Additional Information about American Inn of Bethesda

Address: 8130 Wisconsin Ave., Bethesda, MD 20814
Region: United States > Maryland > Bethesda
Price Range: $144 - $342 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — American Inn of Bethesda 3*
Number of rooms: 76
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Also Known As:
American Inn Of Bethesda Hotel Bethesda
American Hotel Bethesda
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#6 Family Hotel in Bethesda
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“Top floor may have noise because of Heating/Cooling units... depends on which room you stay.”
lhimelfarb, 5 Mar 2017 | Read review
“nice double - double beds can sleep 4”
winnglen, 29 Jan 2017 | Read review
“My room was great”
899judyf, 18 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Can't suggest what you should do if you arrive to find that there are no rooms left in the modern version of this hotel.”
VaBookwriter, 17 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Corner suite - quiet and restful”
531indranid, 28 Aug 2016 | Read review
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