I stayed here for four nights for business at the Convention Center. It was a 35 min taxi ride from National for $20. It was a very quick 5 minute 2 block walk to the Convention Center, making it very feasible to "escape" the meeting now and then to retreat back to my room. It is also a great location for catching the Metro, another 5 minute walk. There are plenty of excellent restaurants nearby, the location is also a reasonable walk into the National Mall area and DC sights and museums. The hotel itself is very standard Embassy Suites, nice spacious rooms (nice large desk for working), very convenient morning breakfast. Unlike some other Embassy Suites with windows to the inner area, this had solid walls, so it was a bit more dark than other places. The gym facilities were okay, plenty of aerobics equipment, more limited weights. My only complaint were the computers that were available for printing out boarding passes; they were so, so slow, and I never succeeded in printing out my passes after several independent efforts. Finally, the staff was friendly and very helpful.