I needed a mid-priced downtown city hotel with valet parking for a one night stay close to some of the sites; convention center is 3 blocks and Washington Monument is 17 blocks, for a general idea of location. I booked late, 4 days before, and most hotels in the area were already full so choice was limited. Perhaps because of the way I book thru a travel website, the room was a full suite, and more than I had anticipated in a room as I usually find suites in cities to be half-suites rather than full suites. Staff was extremely efficient while being friendly and attentive to questions and concerns. There was a mix of people staying to include families, singles, couples, tourists and business people. Valet parking was very efficient and attentive although the morning rush for everyone to get their cars can be long so call ahead well before you need to leave. Breakfast in the morning was the most efficient I have seen in a hotel; plenty of seating, many stations for beverage fills, the omelet station was fast and again staff was amazing attentive and quick. 5 stars for staff! The room was older but clean except for the refrigerator as when I opened it we found 2 old boxes of Chinese food. They must have been there awhile because it filled the room with an awful smell for some time so I turned on the room fan and escaped for some sightseeing. Other downsides were the shower head, very weak, and the paper thin walls. I awoke to the guests in the next room opening their dresser drawers at 7:00 AM but it was time for me to be up anyway. Luckily I did not have heavy partiers or families with small children in the adjoining rooms as it would have been heard very easily through the walls. Another downside was the lack of reliable 3G/4G signal in the room (Verizon). Since I was trying to stay in contact with a teenager at home this was a pain and being able to send a text was sporadic and email was totally unavailable until out on the street. You can pay extra for a wired internet connection in the room to a laptop/tablet. I also liked the location where access by car to the hotel is off the main thoroughfares making everything less hazardous and stressful especially in the middle of very busy times.
It you need quiet ask for a room where you do not have neighbors, at least on one side.
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