My family of four (2 boys, ages 7 & 9) will be doing the "tourist thing" in Washington, D.C. next week. We have close friends who live in Crystal City, but have a small, cramped apartment, not suited for us to stay. We have settled on a Residence Inn with somewhat close proximity to our friends, but that will also be a good base from which to do our tours (White House, Capitol Building, Monuments, etc.).
We are torn between the Residence Inn Arlington Capital View or the Residence Inn Pentagon City. It is important to us to have an indoor pool, on-site restaurant, other restaurants within walking distance, easy access to Metro, and 3 beds - my two boys WILL NOT share a bed, lol!
At Capital View, we can only get a 1 Bedroom Suite with a King, (so we'll have to chance it that we'll get a rollaway bed for one child), while at Pentagon City, there is a 2 Bedroom Suite with 2 Queens (plus the sofa bed, giving us the 3 beds.) However, I do like a nice, new hotel with surrounding amenities. We typically love a Ritz or Four Seasons, but opted for economy for this 4 day weekend trip.
Any recommendations between the two hotels?