I really have mixed feelings writing this. The staff at the hotel could not have been more lovely:
check in and out very quick and pleasant,
bell staff very helpful
Room service was prompt and surprisingly good food, which I would recommend highly. (Room service delivery person set up our table with the greatest of care and attention to detail I've ever seen from any Room Service)
The hotel is beautiful: beautiful lobby; our room was VERY large and the decor very relaxing and pleasant
the bed was comfortable with nice linens.
The location is very good for quick taxi to Georgetown, American University and other points in DC
The rate was reasonable
Here is the problem: The windows even though they go all the way down to the sill, are about 1/4 to 1/2 inch out from the sill meaning cold air was pouring in all night. We had to put the heater up full blast, but what we got was a large gust of cold air pouring in from the window and a large blast of hot air and so lying in bed you were both freezing and boiling at the same time. This window problem is not a quick fix. You would probably have to take the windows out and put them back in again with some carpentry work involved.
Since we arrived after midnight, unpacked and had our pjs on by 1am we were not about to move rooms.
I did not sleep one wink that first night.
Also, even though we had a high floor away from the elevator (which I appreciate) it was over some kind of machinery on the ground floor. In the early hours like between 1am and 5am it sounded like an airplane was about to take off.
So between the machinery noise and the cold blasting in I couldn't sleep.
The next day we had a very packed schedule and couldn't take all our belongings out of the drawers and closet and pack up again and move rooms so we didnt ask for a change of rooms. But, my fix for the problem was to put every pillow in the room up against the window. This cut out about 90% of the cold air coming in.
The bathroom had the same problem, but it reminded me of a youth hostel in Ireland I stayed at one winter in the 80s, with cold air pouring in making for a freezing bathroom. But, we did not linger in the bathroom so this didn't really bother us.
If management checked the basics of each room periodically, like to see if the windows really close, they would correct this problem.
Since I did not go to any other rooms I can't say if this is a problem in other rooms.
IF you stay here, don't unpack until you see if the windows close and that you are not hearing machinery on the ground floor. If these 2 things check out--it is a fabulous hotel.
I wont stay there again because I can't risk another sleepless night at the outset of a trip.