My husband and I spent 3 nights here in June 2013, and we have no complaints. It's in a good, solid location for visiting the White House, The Mall, museums, etc. Our room was cleaned adequately, the bed was comfortable, the WiFi was fine, and there was always free coffee in the lobby (with cookies in the afternoon). We ate at the restaurant twice (nothing spectacular but absolutely fine), and had drink in the lounge on a couple of afternoons... always friendly staff and a nice atmosphere.
The White House is very close by, just a few blocks, and the museum end of the Mall is certainly within walking distance... it is a bit of a walk, especially if it is hot. But even better, there is a Metro stop (McPherson Square) literally across the street from the hotel entrance, and various stops on the blue line will take you to within a block or so of the Smithsonian, Holocaust Museum, Capitol, etc. The metro system was very easy to navigate. From McPherson Square, you can also get to Arlington Cemetary and Regan Airport on the Blue line without requiring any transfers.
From the Lincoln Memorial end of the Mall, the hotel is a bit of a walk. Google maps says it's about 1.7 miles. It can be done, we walked it twice, but we did also grab a cab one hot, humid night and it cost about $10 from the Vietnam War Memorial to the hotel door. One curiosity I found about the city.... there are no metro stops convenient to the end of the Mall where all the memorials are situated. I just found this a bit odd, but there certainly could be an explanation I'm not aware of. Luckily, it's a great city for walking around, lots of parks and green space.
There is a CVS about 1 1/2 blocks downstreet from the hotel, which is convenient for water & snacks.
The only minor issue was a room charge on our bill that was not ours, which was corrected as soon as I asked about it. All-in-all, I would definitely recommend this hotel to anyone visiting the Washing ton area.
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