I needed a hotel within the government rate in DC and my usual hotel was full. My travel agent found The Churchill in the same area at the necessary rate. I was very pleasantly surprised.
Embassy area, right on Connecticut Ave.
Plenty of good restaurants in the area (hotel has its own restaurant but I didn't try it this trip).
Very nice room.
The staff are superb, friendly and competent.
Directly across from the Hilton and costs a lot less.
It is smack in the middle between the Dupont Circle metro and the Woodley Park/Zoo metro stations on Connecticut Ave. That's really the ONLY downside is that if you metro in/around DC you have to walk a few blocks first. I actually think this is relatively minor because I like walking and this helped me get my exercise in the for the day. I could see this being a problem if you had kids in tow or were mobility impaired. There are buses and taxis readily available, however.