The whole ground floor exudes boutique-ness and everyone is really welcoming; doormen, reception staff and concierge. Really helpful with planning a day in Washington and how to use the Metro etc. We emailed in advance and got a huge corner room and $10 free from the minibar. Not the most centrally situated for the major attractions but Dupont Circle is lively and has a large choice of restaurants, and the White House is about a 25 minute walk. Metro stations and Circulator bus stops < five minute walk. Restaurant and bar a bit noisy, but that's because people are enjoying themselves.