We stayed for six nights in July 2014. It is a very nice hotel. The facility is clean and the staff very friendly and helpful We could see the Pentagon, the Lincoln Memorial, and Kennedy Center from our window. The breakfast and the Monday-Wednesday happy hour food was good and very convenient. The proximity to the Metro line left us only minutes from the National Mall.
The thing that puzzled us was the swimming pool. The pool had a lifeguard, for which we commend the management. However, the pool had overly strict rules that left our kids uninterested in swimming in the pool Firstly, there was no jumping into the pool (not diving, but jumping feet first was not allowed). Secondly, there was one lifeguard that was overly strict in enforcing the "rules". One time, when the only people in the pool were my three children (13, 10, and 8), the lifeguard told the children that they weren't allowed to splash. They weren't splashing each other or splashing water outside of the pool, but they were simply splashing. Additionally, our 8 year old looks young for her age, so the lifeguard (there were two during our stay, this one was a young man who perhaps had a french accent) initially told me that she couldn't be in the pool unless I was in the pool within arm's reach of her. Firstly, she can swim well, which I had her demonstrate for him. Secondly, The pool isn't large, and there were two adults watching the three children in the pool, and we would have no problem helping her if she had any trouble. Eventually, my kids would go to the pool to check who the lifeguard was, and if he was the lifeguard (which he was for the last half of our stay), they wouldn't be interested in swimming. That was a pity. My kids aren't wild in the pool, and swimming on family vacations is a big part of what our kids are looking forward to. That was disappointing.
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