Bethesda, Maryland, is an affluent residential suburb northwest of Washington DC, named for a Biblical place of healing and appropriately best known today as the site of the Bethesda Naval Hospital (National Naval Medical Center), National Institutes of Health, and National Library of Medicine. It's a good place to stay if you have to spend time in Washington, D.C. but would rather be based away from the bustle of the city in one of the hotels in Bethesda.
When to visit BethesdaThe average July temperatures is around 88ºF and the average January temperatures are around 41ºF. It therefore makes for an interesting hotel stay at any time of year.
How to get to BethesdaThe closest major airport is Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport (DCA) just south of downtown Washington, D.C. Further afield is Washington Dulles International Airport (IAD), some 25 miles to the west. Bethesda is linked to nearby Washington, D.C. by both road and rail.
Bethesda attractionsOne of the city's major attractions is the Bethesda Theater and for a spot of relaxation there is McCrillis Gardens. Just to the southeast is the Rock Creek Park with walks and attractions. There’s also a good range of Bethesda hotels nearby.
Where to stay in Bethesda You can find the best hotels in Bethesda if you book with Hotels.com. We can also find you a hotel near Bethesda if you would rather remain nearer Washington, D.C. Among the most highly praised accommodations are the Doubletree Hotel and the Bethesda Marriott suites. You can also check Bethesda reviews on our site.