Okay, so the Sofitel was more expensive (the parking too--$44/night!) than the Intercontinental in NYC, but wow, the hotel room is immaculate and FANCY! The personnel at the front desk are so friendly, the young concierge seems a little snooty, though. in-room wifi is not free, but the business center is and there is a Starbuck's just across the street with free wifi--the free morning coffee here is amazing (according to my husband)--I can't seem to get out of the oh-so-comfy bed to try the morning tea! There is a fitness center, but we've been walking so much around the Capitol and museums that we haven't had time to try it out...maybe next time...maybe not!