First of all, we were lucky enough to get a super low rate for Thanksgiving weekend (under 75 per night) for a room with two queen beds, a sleeper sofa and a small kitchen area with a sink, microwave and mini-fridge.
Some of the things that drew me to book this hotel:
1. Free Parking
2. Free Continental Breakfast
3. Free Wi-Fi and internet usage
4. Free shuttle to the Huntington Metro stop.
5. Indoor pool
I stayed at this hotel with my mother, my sister and my 8-year old nephew. It has been difficult, in the past, to find a large enough room in the DC area at a decent price without all of the extra fees added on. The free parking alone saved us over 100 dollars, and made it easy to drive into old town Alexandria for dinner. The use of the shuttle was VERY easy - the hotel is so close that we never waited more than 5 minutes to be picked up.
The room was large, and we really enjoyed having the frosted glass divider at the desk, as it did seem to divide the room into two different spaces, so four people never felt like they were climbing all over you.
The hotel is new, clean and quiet. We heard a little road noise the first night, but we set the thermostat to have the fan running while we slept (instead of on "auto"), so the white noise of the fan blocked out all of the street noise.
The indoor pool was a great treat in November, and allowed my nephew to burn through just a little more energy, and he slept like a baby. There is a lifeguard on duty during pool hours, but you must be 18 to use the Jacuzzi...