When all the other hotels in DC were charging $800 a night + 15% or more for the 2013 presidential inauguration the Taft Bridge Inn kept their normal prices.
The people of Taft were warm and welcoming. The rooms were beautiful and comfortable. The breakfast each day was fantastic. They even made everyone breakfast to go on the day of the inauguration since everyone had to leave so early.
The location was great, just 5 minute walk to the DuPont circle Metro station. There were also plenty of taxis and buses.
It was a wonderful place to end the long cold days in January and grab a hot cup of tea and chat with people next to a crackling fire...like a home away from home.