I stayed at this property over the July 4th weekend. I managed to get some good rates as I booked early. I consider Sofitel a luxury hotel, and their rates are always fair. I love the atmosphere and it is comfortable to stay, whether it is DC, NYC or anywhere else. The staff were very attentive, courteous and always had a smile. The concierge was helpful when I needed assistance in finding a restaurant. Room service was quick and the food was great. Just what I needed after a full day of sightseeing and I just didn't want to go back out into the Summer heat. The subway station is very close. Just one block North and then one block East, I think!