close by metro stations make trips into DC easy and affordable for visitors, especially families on a budget. Our room was clean, pleasantly furnished with a two burner stove top, microwave, and full sized refridgerator. Free breakfast buffet was about average as to options and quality. Only annoying factor to our stay - the most annoying elevator floor indicators, an irrating mechanical buzz as each floor was passed! why the buzz, and if needed how about a more pleasant bell sound? Old Town and other Alexandria attractions within walking distance.