When we went out to dinner, we called down to the front desk to ask them if someone could check on our dog while we were out. One of the people at the front desk did so and was sensitive enough to see our dog was too nervous to go out with her, so she stayed with her for while and gave us a report when we got back. There was no charge for this on our bill!
The room was very nice and we even got the newspaper of our choice in the morning. This is definitely our new DC hotel!