If this hotel were located any where else in DC I'd give it an above average. But it really is located in a rundown section of the city that you would never want to walk alone in. You are stuck with the shuttle bus schedule or a taxi, which may take a while to pick you up. If being centrally located so that you can take quick breaks from your sightseeing is important to you, you should probably look for another place. The hotel is located on the secured grounds of Gallaudet University which is really like an oasis in a desert of despair.
The hotel room itself was very nice. Clean, modern and quiet. Nice staff, although it seems both times I tried to call the front desk, I got no answer, so I just walked down and saw their phone off its hook.