Used to live in the neighborhood in the 80's and so I was quite familiar with the surroundings. I must admit Sniqueaway is a godsend because I like to escape within the city and don't worry about getting a cab home. Madera was quite comfortable and relatively quiet. I was most taken with the balcony because it saved me a trip down the elevator just to smoke. I didn't like having to fill out Kimpton's stay in touch application just to get complimentary internet so I punted that idea (besides I have my phone if pressed). I got the double queen which my friend found very comfortable as well. Parking I knew was going to be a problem in DuPont Circle but surprise surpriise a spot opened up after 7 minutes circling the block. I especially liked the honor bar emptied out at my request when the requested refrigerator didn't show.