The regular mega-hotels were just too out of reach for me tabling on a nonprofit budget, and the reviews of hotels in the DuPont Circle area were sketchy, so I kept digging until I found this one. It was just a block or two from my conference, right off Connecticut Avenue and on the edge of Adams-Morgan with all kinds of neat eateries. It was like staying at someone's home. Breakfast included a couple from UK, a Polish couple, a couple from Australia, and a Chinese man.
No it wasn't luxurious and it was a bit worn, but the price was so much more reasonable than other hotels in the area. Would definitely return there as a tourist.