The location and price (for a gov't traveler) were pretty good. The hotel is located a few blocks from the Metro, so you can get nearly anywhere in town easily. I was at a meeting in downtown DC in about 35 minutes from door to door during morning rush hour. The stop is near the end of the Yellow Line, so the cars aren't too full by this time.
The staff had good and bad. Our room had no Internet (which was very important). The night clerk said he would look for a new cable and call back... 30 minutes later, we called and he said he was "still looking" and would put in a repair order. Next day: nothing had been touched. We found the engineer (terrific guy) who said they never heard, but let's fix it now. Turned out to need new cables run in the ceiling, and he tried to do everything he could. The desk clerk this night offered to comp our room, and I asked for a coupon for a future stay instead; she said it would be waiting for us at checkout. They actually gave us a $50 off 2-consecutive night weekend stay (Hmmm, not quite the same thing).
Rooms were fine - no real problems. Beds could use some updating, but were good enough. Half of the staff we dealt with were friendly and helpful, half were worthless (pretty typical for D.C.). The breakfast was fine - nothing worth bragging about, but OK.
I'll check "recommend", but if you have another choice, look into that as well. We have stayed at the Embassy Suites about a block away and prefer that hotel (but it's usually more full and expensive).
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