One of the secretaries at my office made this hotel reservation. Sounds good online if you don't know Washington very well.
Dicey neighborhood. Haven't lived in DC in over 20 years but when I saw it was on NY Ave I got worried...and I was right. The desk clerk and doorman were pleasant enough but the place is really run down. Parking was very tight.
Scary elevators...but once I got to the room it actually wasn't bad. Modern enough and pretty clean.
Breakfast left a lot to be desired. I only wanted coffee but they had run out. At like $169 a night I'd expect more.
By car it really is only 5 min from Capitol Hill.More