The spirit of Bethesdan, crafted by you

Surrounded by charming neighborhoods and vibrant communities, The Bethesdan Hotel has a thriving downtown location in one of the most distinguished districts in the Washington, DC area. Explore the Art and Entertainment District, sample diverse cuisines, and discover the top shopping spots. We’re a five-minute drive to the National Institutes of Health and Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, and have excellent interstate links to the capital.


Ode to Bernstein

  • The Bernstein Companies have owned and managed two hotels in Bethesda since the 1980’s. Although their first hotel, the Bethesdan Motor Hotel is now gone, The Bethesdan Hotel takes its place as a hotel designed with you in mind. Whether you’re in town on business, attending a function, or just visiting, we have everything you need to feel right at home.

    The hotel’s founder, Leo Bernstein, touched many lives as a banker, hotelier, history buff, and philanthropist. The verve with which he approached life is celebrated in our restaurant, Leo & Liv. Following in Leo’s footsteps, The Bethesdan Hotel extends a warm welcome to every person who walks through the doors.

Total rooms 270
Total Meeting Space 15000 sq. ft.
Check-In 3 pm
Check-Out 12 pm
ParkingSelf parking $27. Valet parking $35. Oversized vehicles referred to off-site parking.
WiFi$9.95 per day, $13.95 for premium, free for Hilton Honors members

A welcoming place to rest

Our guest rooms are bathed in natural light from floor-to-ceiling windows that look out over downtown Bethesda and greater Maryland. Upgrade to a spacious suite for a larger bathroom, separate living area, and sleeper sofa.

Oasis stations with ice machines and microwaves for guests are located on each floor.

Every room features

  • Black-out shades
  • Coffee maker
  • Digital safe
  • Hair dryer
  • iHome alarm clock
  • Steamer
  • Work desk
  • 55 inch flat screen TV
Skip Google Map
Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport
Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport
Smithsonian Institution
University of Maryland
George Washington University
Hilton Headquarters
Walter E. Washington Convention Center
Walter Reed National Military Medical Center
Congressional Country Club
Bethesda Row
Bethesda Metro Station
Cabin John Regional Park
American University
Mazza Gallerie
Lister Hill National Center for Biomedical Communications
Dulles International Airport
National Institutes of Health
Howard Hughes Medical Institute
Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences
Suburban Hospital

Location and attractions

There’s plenty to see and do in urban Bethesda. We’ve got shops, restaurants, and cultural attractions within walking distance, as well as major businesses and universities nearby. We’re a 20-minute drive to the nation’s capital where places of interest include The White House, Library of Congress, and iconic monuments.


Nearby places

Bethesda Blues and Jazz Supper Club – 0.5 miles
Bethesda Central Farm Market – 0.5 miles
Bethesda Metro Station – 0.6 miles
Walter Reed National Military Medical Center – 0.7 miles
International Baccalaureate – 0.8 miles
Bethesda Row – 1 mile
National Institutes of Health – 1.2 miles
National 4-H Conference Center – 2.2 miles
Strathmore Music Hall – 3.1 miles
IBM – 4.4 miles
Westfield Montgomery – 4.5 miles
Washington National Cathedral – 4.5 miles
Smithsonian National Zoological Park – 5.3 miles


From Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport (DCA):

  • Take the George Washington Parkway north to I-495 north heading towards Maryland
  • From I-495, take exit 34
  • Follow MD-355 and arrive at hotel

From Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport (BWI):

  • Take the Baltimore Washington Parkway South towards Washington, DC
  • At I-495 (Capital Beltway) proceed west toward Silver Spring/Bethesda
  • Take exit 34 south Wisconsin Ave./Rockville Pike and proceed south towards Bethesda/Washington, DC
  • The hotel is about two miles on the right-hand side

From Dulles International Airport (IAD):

  • Take VA-267 East towards Washington DC
  • Use Exit 18B to get on I-495 North towards Baltimore
  • From I-495, take exit 34
  • Follow MD-355 and arrive at hotel

Offers and packages

Zoo Package

Receive complimentary parking for one vehicle and one zoo-themed welcome gift bag per room, per stay.

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Cherry Blossom Package

Receive complimentary parking for one vehicle and two cherry-themed beverages in onsite restaurant.

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Lifestyle Special

Get more with your weekends. Stay and enjoy 25 USD credit to spend in our on-site restaurant, Leo & Liv.

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