We chose this suites hotel for our family of 5 (two adults, two teens, and a 9 year old) because it was a suite hotel within easy striking distance of DC's attractions. Hotel is two years young, and feels brand new. Big suite room with two queen beds, a sofa bed with an extended couch, a desk, microwave, fridge, and coffemaker, and best of all, two separate rooms for toilet and shower, each with a sink. The sofa bed isn't great, but okay for one teen. We put the 9 yr old on the floor on the cushions from the couch, gave another bed to the other teen, and the parents shared the other queen bed. It really was big enough for all of us to share! The queen beds were fine - felt brand new. Shower was good, with adequate water pressure. Never had to wait for an elevator. Nice workout room. Having read the warnings about the train noise, we chose the highway side. With the window shut there was virtually no outside noise, and I am a very light sleeper, so there really is not any noise problem on this side. The continental breakfast was adequate, nothing to rave about, but there were some healthier choices, like fresh fruit, skim milk and 2%, variety of cereals, oatmeal, also scrambled eggs, sausage, make your own waffles. It was about a fifteen minute drive to the National Mall. Roads are confusing - bring your smartphone or GPS. Another plus is that it is a short drive to lots of Alexandria restaurants, but it's not really walking distance to anything. I would definitely stay here again.