THE BIG FISH DEAL 7
(LOCATION, PARKING, RESTAURANTS)
- Metrorail: The Hyatt Regency Bethesda is located directly above the Bethesda Metro Station, which is on the Red Line.
- Metrobus: The J4 Express and J2 bus lines connect the Hyatt Regency Bethesda to the Silver Spring Metro and the Medical Center Metro stations. In addition, the Montgomery County Ride-On bus lines include:
- From the North, routes 29, 32, 34, and 70
- From the South, route 34
Several train lines converge on Union Station, in downtown Washington DC:
- Metrorail red line, which runs directly to the Hyatt Regency Bethesda
- Amtrak lines from New York City, Pittsburg, and Richmond
- MARC trains from the Penn and Camden lines (Baltimore) and from the Brunswick line (Frederick, MD, and Martinsburg, WV)
- VRE trains from the Manassas and Fredericksburg lines
The Hyatt Regency Bethesda hotel is located at the five-way intersection of Wisconsin Ave (MD-355), Old Georgetown Rd (MD-187), and the East-West Highway (MD-410). From the Capital Beltway (I-495), take Wisconsin Ave southbound for 2-1/2 miles, the hotel will be on the right.
- The Hyatt Regency Bethesda utilizes a private company to manage its in-ground parking garage. Note: the garage clearance is only 6 feet (1.8m). The last two bullets are the hotel’s standard rates, but you can validate your parking ticket at the front desk to get the better rates of the other bullets.
- Up to 1 hour, $6.00; 1-2 hours, $10.00
- In after 4PM out before midnight, $8.00
- In by 9AM out by 9PM, $8; all day $12.00 (until midnight)
- Overnight Self: with in and out, $22; no in and out, $12
- Day Valet: $18; Overnight Valet: $30
- Two commercial parking companies have garages and parking lots available (variable rates) within one block of the hotel.
- Montgomery County offers several nearby metered parking garages that are $1/hour on weekdays (until 10:00 PM) and free on weekends. Payment can be made with coins, bills, and credit cards. The two closest garages are:
- The Waverly (7401 Waverly Street), which is one block East of the hotel; and
- The Metropolitan garage (7601 Woodmont Ave), which is about two blocks West of the hotel.
- Circulator: The free Bethesda Circulator bus, which stops in front of the hotel, is a convenient way to get around the bustling downtown streets of downtown Bethesda, however, it does not operate on Sundays.
- Walking: Capital Crescent Trail, an 8-mile path that starts 2 blocks south of hotel, leads to and along the Potomac river, to Georgetown in downtown DC. (Note, the return trip will be uphill.)
- Shopping: Bethesda Row, one large city-block of stores and restaurants located roughly ¼ mile to the south and west of the hotel, spanning storefronts that face Elm St, Woodmont Ave, Bethesda Ave, and Arlington Rd.
- Movies: Landmark Bethesda Row Cinema, 7235 Woodmont Ave (4 blocks).
Additionally, all of the monuments, museums, and other sights in downtown Washington DC are readily accessible by Metrorail, roughly a 30 minute ride each way. Various companies offer sight-seeing tours that leave from Union Station.
The hotel sits in the center of a wide range of high-quality restaurants of various cuisines and price-points — so many that they cannot all be listed here. Below is a sampling of interesting restaurants within a half-mile radius of the hotel. The asterisk indicates the restaurant offers delivery directly; others use GrubHub, Uber Eats, Caviar, or other delivery services.
|Morton’s The Steakhouse||High-end Steakhouse||In Hotel||In Hotel||Hotel – 1 block radius|
|Daily Grill||American Comfort||In Hotel||In Hotel||Hotel – 1 block radius|
|Booeymonger||Deli||1 block||4600 East-West Hwy||Hotel – 1 block radius|
|Shangri-La*||Nepalese/Indian||1 block||7345 Wisconsin Ave||Hotel – 1 block radius|
|Yuzu Japanese Dining||Sushi/small-plate||1 block||7345 Wisconsin Ave||Hotel – 1 block radius|
|Cesco Osteria & Co2 Lounge||Northern Italian||1 block||7401 Woodmont Ave||Hotel – 1 block radius|
|Gusto Farm to Street*||Custom Pizza & Salads||2 blocks||4733 Elm St||Bethesda Row|
|Potbelly Sandwiches||Fast Sandwiches||3 blocks||4731 Elm St||Bethesda Row|
|The Halal Guys||Middle Eastern||4 blocks||4915 Elm St||Bethesda Row|
|American Tap Room||American Pub||5 blocks||7278 Woodmont Ave||Bethesda Row|
|Café Deluxe||Gourmet Comfort Food||5 blocks||4910 Elm St||Bethesda Row|
|Mamma Lucia||Pizza & Pasta||5 blocks||4916 Elm St||Bethesda Row|
|Raku Asian Dining||Mixed Asian||5 blocks||7240 Woodmont Ave||Bethesda Row|
|Mussel Bar & Grille||Belgian/beer||5 blocks||7262 Woodmont Ave||Bethesda Row|
|Jaleo||Spanish Tapas||5 blocks||7271 Woodmont Ave||Bethesda Row|
|Fishtaco||Small Plates||6 blocks||7251 Woodmont Ave||Bethesda Row|
|Class 520 Ice Cream & Tea||Thai-inspired||6 blocks||4941 Elm St||Bethesda Row|
|Tandoori Nights||Indian||6 blocks||7236 Woodmont Ave||Bethesda Row|
|Mon Ami Gabi||French bistro||6 blocks||7239 Woodmont Ave||Bethesda Row|
|Luke’s Lobster Bethesda||New England||7 blocks||7129 Bethesda Ln||Bethesda Row|
|Dolcezza Gelato||Italian Desserts||8 blocks||7111 Bethesda Ln||Bethesda Row|
|sweetgreen||Gourmet Salads||8 blocks||4831 Bethesda Ave||Bethesda Row|
|Q by Peter Chang||High-end Chinese||2 blocks||4500 East-West Hwy||East and South of Hotel|
|Perfect Pita||Mediterranean Deli||2 blocks||4520 East-West Hwy||East and South of Hotel|
|Ruth’s Chris Steak House||High-end Steakhouse||2 blocks||7315 Wisconsin Ave||East and South of Hotel|
|Villain & Saint||American Gastropub||4 blocks||7141 Wisconsin Ave||East and South of Hotel|
|&pizza||Custom Pizza||2 blocks||7614 Old Georgetown Rd||Woodmont Triangle|
|M&N’s Pizza*||Pizza by the slice||4 blocks||7750 Old Georgetown Rd||Woodmont Triangle|
|House of Milae||Korean||5 blocks||4932 St Elmo Ave||Woodmont Triangle|
|Positano Ristorante||Southern Italian||5 blocks||4948 Fairmont Ave||Woodmont Triangle|
|Woodmont Grill||American (live jazz)||5 blocks||7715 Woodmont Ave||Woodmont Triangle|
|Black’s Bar & Kitchen||Seafood & Wine||5 blocks||7750 Woodmont Ave||Woodmont Triangle|
|Old Georgetown Grille||Diner||5 blocks||7755 Old Georgetown Rd||Woodmont Triangle|
|BGR The Burger Joint||Gourmet Burgers||6 blocks||4827 Fairmont Ave||Woodmont Triangle|
|Chef Tony’s Seafood||Mediterranean Seafood||6 blocks||4926 St Elmo Ave||Woodmont Triangle|
|Bangkok Garden||Thai||7 blocks||4906 St Elmo Ave||Woodmont Triangle|
|Caddies on Cordell||Sports Bar||7 blocks||4922 Cordell Ave||Woodmont Triangle|
|Gringos & Mariachis||Tacos & Margaritas||7 blocks||4928 Cordell Ave||Woodmont Triangle|
|Rock Bottom Brewery||Brewpub||7 blocks||7900 Norfolk Ave||Woodmont Triangle|
|Benihana||Japanese Steakhouse||8 blocks||7935 Wisconsin Ave||Woodmont Triangle|