If you don't mind walking a little bit, the location is handy to the White House and other sights, it's about 10 minutes' walk to the White House. However, some of the neighbourhood to the north and east are a bit less than desirable. We took a walk to the nearest supermarket, which was about 5 minutes away, and it was in a really bad area of town, which felt really unsafe. Otherwise good value and good location for tourists. Just don't go any further north or east.