We visited with two teen aged grandsons and enjoyed our stay at the Fairmont in an Ambassador suite which worked very well with our grandsons as there are two areas and they slept on a pull out bed in the main room. When one of them caught a cold, the hotel accommodated with a roll-away so the boys did not have to sleep together.....took some logistics but still worked well. We had access to the Gold Floor which was an incredible bonus. Wonderful to start each day with breakfast and then be able to head right out to the sights. On our last night, we came in late after Fourth of July celebrations. I went to the Gold Floor to print our boarding passes and found that the doors had just been closed. The man working there saw me and asked if I needed anything. I told him I had wanted to print my boarding passes and he unlocked the door and gave me access to the computer.....very nice and it was appreciated. The front door staff was so very friendly and welcomed us with all of our comings and goings. We stayed here before and used the Metro on that trip and there is a stop a few blocks away. This trip it seemed just as sensible to take a taxi to the National Mall area as there were four of us and the Metro price was $3 per person. If the taxi was a little extra, the convenience seemed to make up that difference.