Hello everybody, really enjoying this forum and appreciate everyone's reviews and advice. My wife and 4-year old daughter and I are flying from Michigan to Dubai (our home) on August 11 via IAD, and will stay in the DC area arriving August 8 around noon at Dulles. We're hoping to spend $100-150 a night or less, see some main sites in DC and maybe a bit around too. We were recommended to stay outside of DC for lower hotel rates, maybe in Crystal City? The advisor site sent me here (Arlington) when I went to Crystal City. Our daughter has several strong food allergies and my wife needs a gluten-free diet, so we're hoping to find a place that will allow us to boil water in our room, maybe the kitchen would help bake a potato, etc, to take with us during the day, use the refrigerator if there isn't one in the room. (I'm a bit naive about DC perhaps, please understand! :-) It sounds like the metro is the way to go in the city, but how to get to a hotel from Dulles? I understand there are share-vans/taxis that might take us to a hotel in another suburb for about $50? We'll have 2 large bags + carryons so a bus or metro would be hard. Does the DC metro allow child strollers? I saw the Embassy Suites Hotel reviews and that looks like it's good option. Or maybe a bed-and-breakfast is better for our child's needs? Thanks for any and all suggestions! Regards, Jerry.