I am exploring option for a hotel for my May trip to Washington, DC. I came across this new hotel slated to open May 15th, it is located at 1225 First St. NE. It is approximately 0.6 miles from the Smithsonian Postal Museum. My question is, is that too far to walk with 3 kids (ages 15, 8 & 6). Also is it safe to walk 0.6 miles in that neighborhood. We can pick up the tourmobile at the Postal Museum. I got a really good rate ($118). My other choice is to stay at a hotel in Falls Church, drive into Arlington National Cemetery, park and catch the tourmobile there.
Any help is greatly appreciated as there are so many hotel choices!