We wanted to stay near Washington but not in Washington. This hotel is a 15 min hoppa bus trip (provided by the hotel) to Alexandria and then it was a 30 min rail journey into Washington itself.. Alexadria is well worth a visit in its own right with the free trolley bus running the length of the street and wide variety of shops and restaurants. The hotel itself was very clean and the room was very well equipped with large bathroom, separate lounge and kitchen area (if required). On a Monday to Thursday there was also a complimentary evening buffet meal - which was not expansive but adequate, breakfast was included in the room rate as well. Hotel staff were very helpful and overall offered very good value for money.
The real bonus here was the outside pool area which was great to cool off and relax and well used by the guests but not overcrowded, the hotel provided a lifeguard.
It is also within easy driving of Arlington National Cemetery which we visited during our stay in the area.