We stayed here over Thanksgiving, 2012 for a little family trip to DC. It was a great hotel for our family. First of all the design of the hotel and the rooms is very contemporary and the rooms are of a very European design. We loved it. The set up of the rooms worked for our family of 2 adults and two teens. We had two queen beds and a pull out sofa, so each teen got there own bed. There was a lobby downstairs with lots of tables and families were down there at night playing board games and socializing. The continental breakfast was one of the best I've ever had. Eggs, meat, fruit, waffles...It is months later and my kids are still talking about this hotel. We all loved it and it was a great value. There was a Metro yard across the street from our room which was a bit noisy, so I probably would request a room on the other side of the hotel if that is something that might bother you. It didn't bother us.