Recommended Hotel: Doubletree
Why: Proximity to NIH, Walk to Take Shuttle
The DoubleTree are the closest hotel to NIH and also happens to be situated in downtown Bethesda. The hotel is equidistant between the Bethesda and Medical Center Metro station. The hotel provides a shuttle so its guests should have an easy time getting to NIH. Two other hotels in downtown are worth considering over the DoubleTree, those are the Americana Inn and Bethesda Court. Both average cheaper rates on the weekdays, and the Americana Inn offers guests free parking, something no other hotel offers in Bethesda. Guests at the Doubletree praised the spacious rooms, rooftop pool and access to the Bethesda Circulator bus which stops outside the hotel making it easy to get around Bethesda. Check our Bethesda page before looking too close at DoubleTree.