Bainbridge Companies LLC
Recent Bainbridge Companies LLC reviews
Love my apartment!
I absolutely love my apartment! The building is in a great location; it’s a five minute walk from the Dupont Circle metro stop, there are tons of great restaurants and shops, and it’s about a 20 minute walk to school. The management is also really nice and responsive to any issues I’ve had. Even though it’s in a busy area, the street itself is fairly quiet and the other residents in the building aren’t too loud either.
Pros: The community/neighborhood is quiet. Very family oriented. Indoor gym. Outdoor pool. 5 mins away from Wheaton Mall and AMC Theatre.
Cons: Distance. Be prepared to communte at least an hour and a half back and forth to campus everyday.
Good place to live
Good location around lots of little restaurants and bars makes for convenient living. Nice gym and amenities as well as door man which makes residents feel safe and provides access to services. Nice finishes and appliances in apartments. Pet friendly!
This management company has been unprofessional and unreliable. The building has also experienced may hot water issues and things not working OFTEN (garage door, elevators, etc.) It has been non-stop since I moved in almost 1.5 years ago! disappointed.
Over priced and poorly managed
This building is in the best location but the management is horrible! We constantly have hot water issues that have been unresolved for 18+ months, the finishes are cheap and the management company is unprofessional and makes you feel like you work for them!
Prime downtown location
I've really enjoyed my time at Bainbridge Bethesda so far. Location is ideal considering that I work on Wisconsin Ave. near the Bethesda metro station. My commute is a breeze :) the property itself is very nice. New, well appointed. Rent is pricey but you can't expect much less being right in Bethesda.
I love the apartment complex. Everything is very modern, the amenities are great, and the staff is excellent. Although the space is small, it is really well put together and modern looking. The rooftop pool and gym are top notch, and the staff host many resident events and get togethers!
Love these apartments!
Sure, this place isn't "walk out your door to a wide selection of restaurants and shopping." But it is awesome in many other ways. First of all, you're very close to 395 and it's only 10-15 minutes to get into DC (but you're paying the wonderful VA rent - way less than an address in DC!). These apartments have a shuttle to and from the Pentagon City metro in the morning and evening, making getting to work in DC a breeze. There is a great little convenience store onsite that has just about anything you can think of. Washers/dryers and a nice deck in each (except the top two floors) apartment, underground parking, a great rooftop gym, quick and polite maintenance workers, gorgeous swimming pool, very nice people at the concierge desk... We also have a separate den/office space that is practically the size of another bedroom, and a walk-in closet. And, as a pet owner, I love having a dog park onsite, multiple places to take my dogs out, and the overall pet-friendly atmosphere. Only reason we would consider moving is to get another bathroom (but there are 2-bathroom units in this building too). We have really enjoyed our 1.5 years here!
I think that the Amenities are good although the cleanness of the complex inside could be much better. We have a free shuttle to Pentagon City metro so that is very convenient. The apartment is large and there is a lot of sun coming in where our living room window is.
It's just ok- good for the money
My apartment itself is nice, but unfortunately, the management isn't the best and the common areas are not maintained. The halls can be leaky and the fire alarms go off all the time. Overall, a large space for the money but I wish it was better maintained.
My wife and I moved here a few months ago and have very little to complain about. Maintenance is prompt in taking care of your requests. The common areas are kept clean. It's close to Shirlington and 395. It isn't close to a Metro station but they run a shuttle during the morning and evening commute.
BLVD 2801 is in a great location, it's right off of 395 and King St in Alexandria. They have a complimentary shuttle that takes residents to the Pentagon City metro station, which is very convenient. The apartments are very spacious and cozy. They also have nice size storage closets. The gym is nice and the equipment is up to date. They have an great rooftop lounge with amazing views of DC. It's really nice to come up to the rooftop in the summer. I enjoy living here even though it is a bit expensive.
Overall, very positive. I love that it's a controlled access building. It's convenient location is wonderful. I love being minutes away from Old Town. Staff is friendly and even worked with us on lowering our rent for next year.
Overall, it could always be worse..
A HUGE factor of us moving in to this place was all the great amenities the complex had to provide. There was an awesome rooftop area with grills and lots of seating, a huge fitness room open 24/7, a big pool, a game room with a pool table, foosball, shuffleboard, etc. A movie theater area you could use to watch tv/movies/play games... etc. There were also monthly happy hours courtesy of the apartment complex, which in my opinion, was a great way to bring in the Millennials generation.
Once we moved in, we discovered that the rooftop was only open seasonally (END of April-September/October if we're lucky) which we were incredibly disappointed in, since we like to grill even when it's 60 out (GASP!). The pool was horribly taken care of - they leave it filled in the winter, uncovered, it gets gross, ices over, the lounge chairs get left out and the wind blows and sends them into the pool .. can't be good for them.. The happy hours stopped in July and never resumed. They did one or two "breakfasts on the go", but ran out of food before 9am and then they just stopped doing anything altogether! And now, to top it all off... the game rooms and movie theater are only open until 7pm, or you can pay to rent them privately (So no more pool games with neighbors after dinner!)
Overall, it's not the worst place to live. Sure utilities are added up and divided between the whole building, resulting in a ~$200 utility bill every month (for 2 people), but the location is pretty great as you are only a few miles outside DC, a couple minutes from all the fun places in Georgetown, Arlington, Old Town, etc. And if you lived anywhere else, it is going to cost you upwards of $2,000 a month anyway.. and you probably won't be getting the same square footage you get at this place (a big positive for me). In the end, we have decided to renew our lease for a second year, because it could always be worse....
Incompetent management staff
Management company recently took over this building and have ruined a great place to live. It would be advisable to find another place to live as every reason I moved here has been changed with the new management. Packages also sometimes get "lost" by the front desk.