From the moment you arrive for check in, until you leave the property, you are reminded that "you have arrived!" Four Season hotels are always pricier than most hotels...but there's a reason! If you don't take note of the little things (and sometimes the BIG things)...it may not be for you. If, on the other hand, you DO...then you've come to the right place. We have functions at the hotel regularly and very much enjoy the amenities. The food service is excellent, whether dining in one of the elegant restaurants on your own, to...first rate meal service in a meeting environment. The outdoor patio is indeed a respite from the rest of the nonsense that goes on in Washington, DC ;-) rooms are spacious and beautifully appointed. I always look forward to visiting the Four Seasons!