My daughter and I stayed here while on Spring Break. We really appreciated how close it was to many of the major sites we wanted to see. It was nice having a microwave and fridge in the room for snacks and leftovers. Our view wasn't very scenic (a loading/parking area), but we weren't much bothered by it. Bus stops, subway, and bike rental were all within a block or so of the hotel. We had a complimentary breakfast buffet whose contents were predictable, yet tasty. Our waitstaff were unfailingly pleasant. The bar offered evening drink specials, which were also quite welcome!
One quibble: The evening we went down to use the pool, we found it small and unbearably chilly. Even my daughter (who must have inherited her "polar bear" genes from her father) thought it was too cold. I would think that even if the hotel caters primarily to business travelers, the pool would be bigger to accommodate lap swimmers. I hope its temperature that night was an unusual glitch.
If you go to Washington, do familiarize yourself with the local public transit system. I was very happy with their coverage, the frequency of their buses/trains, and surprisingly, their website. Their Trip Planner (http://www.wmata.com/rider_tools/tripplanner/tripplanner_form_solo.cfm) is very helpful and right on the mark!
As mentioned in some of the other reviews here, they roll up the sidewalks in this area right around 6 p.m. As much as we liked this hotel, the next time we come (now that we're familiar with the Metro system), we'll probably try to find something around DuPont Circle.
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