I am travelling with my friend and our two children; age 10 to Wash DC. I am looking into hotels and have been told to avoid unsafe areas. The two hotels I am looking at are: The Marriott Metro on 12th NW and the Marriott at Dupont Circle on 22nd st NW. I am told the Metro is closer to sites but not as safe. Is this true? Someone please advise Thanks! or suggest other safe hotels!