I stayed in the hotel for 3 nights, Dec 24 - Dec 28, with my wife and 6 year old daughter. We traveled on the subway from the airport and were pleasantly surprised to see our hotel across the street from the McPherson Square stop. Having the subway so close was important because we did not need to rent a car and worry about parking during our stay. Between the three of us we spent over $60 dollars on the subway to see all the various Museums and traveling once to Bethesda - Maryland.
I recommend booking your room with the breakfast package, because you can load up in the morning with cooked to order omelets and pancakes, fresh fruit, crispy bacon, yogurts and cereals.
The staff was always very pleasant when asked questions, or when you entered or left the hotel.. The coffee and cookies in the foyer were a nice addition that my daughter appreciated.
The pool was not really warm, but we used it one night to the delight of our 6 year old daughter. We had a room with 2 double beds, nice large bathroom with spacious shower, free wifi, refridgerator, microwave and coffee maker.
When checking out of the hotel, they allowed us to stay in the room until 3p because our flight was in the evening. This was so accommodating because it allowed us to see more of Washington DC. After checking out at 3p, they held our luggage at the front desk while we went for lunch. After lunch we picked up our luggage and used the Subway to get back to Reagan National Airport.
Here is the best part of the hotel - when we arrived back home, our daughter started crying because she left her panda slippers in the room under the bed. The following morning I telephoned the hotel and was excited to speak with the head of housekeeping who informed me that the new guest in the room found the slippers and set them aside. Five days later the slippers arrived via FedEx from the hotel.
Kudos to the General Manager and houskeeping staff for putting the slippers into a FedEx box and sending them to my house. My 6 yeard old daughter was happy to see her slippers again.
When we come back to Washington DC, I will definitely stay at this hotel again and recommend this hotel to anybody else who visits DC.
Thank you for a great family vacation.