We love the new design of the Springhill Suites - this is the second property we stayed at this summer with the newly designed rooms. The separation of the toilet and shower rooms is design genius for rooms that are designed to accomodate up to 4 people!
Stayed at this property for one night to not only drop daughter off at college but to catch a Nationals vs Mets game at Nats Stadium. Check-in easy and room ready when we arrived around 1 pm -- room had 2 very comfortable queen beds and sofa -- lots of room for 4 of us. If you're a light sleeper you may want to request room overlooking the parking lot -- the metro trains are kind of loud when they are rolling into station -- didn't bother me but husband heard every squeaking brake!
When we got back from the game, our room was very warm despite a/c bing set pretty low -- one call to front desk and someone was up in minutes to reset the unit and all was fine.
Didn't use metro/shuttle -- drove to Nats Stadium -- good location close to highway but GPS very helpful since can be confusing warren of highways. As another reviewer noted the hotel is not marked very well from the street -- definitely needs some signage. Also, there isn't anything close by in terms of restaurants, 7-11 type places to grab quick bite.
We had no problems with breakfast at all -- it did seem like there was a college team there since we saw their bus but they certainly didn't overwhelm the breakfast area and all the food was kept stocked and the area clean. Very nice dining area and selection.
Will continue to look for redesigned Springhill Suites -- they are perfect when traveling with kids and their value can't be beaten!
Oh one more thing - -this must be the only Springhill Suites we've ever stayed at that didn't have a pool! The fitness room is nice though :)