My wife and I are visting DC fro the first time from UK in April. I booked a room in the Sofitel Lafayette Square (15th Street NW) due to its proximity to the White House and other major Washington DC landmarks. Last night I read on a website that the area is pretty desolate at night with few options for dining out. Whilst we don't want to be out clubbing until the early hours, we would like to eat out in two or three local restaurants if possible. Can anyone advise whether the Sofitel is in an area suitablle for tourists or whether it's a business area which shuts down after offices close?