My husband and I celebrated a landmark anniversary overnight in Washington, D.C. and our experience at the St. Regis was incomparable! I'd called the hotel directly to make the reservation and was asked if the occasion was a special one. The reservation clerk congratulated me, yet as we were paying a lesser government employee rate, I certainly had no anticipation of an upgrade, but upgraded we were to a deluxe king room. At the hotel, the staff, from the front door to the desk to passing service people in the hall, everyone was friendly, helpful and welcoming. We checked in early, spent the day on the Mall visiting museums and returned in the early evening to find a beautiful and delicious "Happy Anniversary" treat waiting in our room. Check-out held no surprises, just warm thanks and invitations to return. Excellently located, two Metro stations an easy, close walk, the restaurant-rich Dupont Circle area only one stop away, the hotel beautifully maintained with very comfortable rooms, a luxe bathroom and gracious staff ... the St Regis surpassed our greatest expectations.