The Omni Shoreham has its place in history and is located in a beautiful park setting with super close proximity to the red line metro.
It is easy walking distance to Georgetown and Adams Morgan areas.
We ended up reserving two double beds through Expedia since the hotel had no availability through its own booking agency. I think we must have been given the "cheap discount" room in the hotel - first floor over some loud ventilator that would make a bunch of noise and vibrate every time it turned on. It was a coin toss away from the elevator too and the walls were pretty thin indeed.
Also, it took us about three days and several requests before we could even brew coffee in the room with the provided coffee and maker. It took three coffee makers before we had one that was functioning properly. They did, however, bring us a small refrigerator upon request.
The rooms are spacious and everything seemed pretty clean. The beds are very comfortable but the sheets provided were too small and only covered the top third of the bed!?! I had to ask for a king sheet so I could sleep with the sheet covering all the way. I really don't know what was up with that. I've heard of that before in some nice hotels.
I liked the MP3 player line that is attached to the bedside clock radio so you can plug in your player and listen to your music in the room. They have a nice flat screen HDTV in the rooms. Provided bath products are good, yet the towels are a little scratchy.
The garden is gorgeous and manicured. The pool area is nice and the pool itself is quite big (long enough for laps even). The gym is really nice and you can get a comprehensive workout. They have nice machines, free weights and cardio equipment.
I wouldn't recommend any of the immediate restaurants located near the metro stop since they all seem like tourist traps and got mediocre reviews on Yelp. We did walk a little further over the Calvert Street bridge toward the east to a nice little restaurant called Mama Ayesha's. They serve middle eastern food and everything was good.
I'm glad I stayed here, just to be able to talk it up as being where the presidential inaugural balls have been held and where the Beatles stayed as well. It really is a beautiful hotel and the surroundings are so green and inviting. The running trail in Rock Creek Park is fantastic too. Great place to stay in DC for sure.
Make sure you sign up for their rewards program (for free) so you can get gratis wi-fi internet service in the rooms. Otherwise it's ten bucks a day. I think you get a welcome two bottles of water too. Woo hoo!