Overall, I was pleased with the hotel. Bedding was excellent, bathroom was well-appointed and luxurious. And this hotel was within a very short walk to the Patent Office. Nice to have a HDTV with real HD content, but they TVs themselves have really small screens. When will luxury hotels start putting in really nice large screen HDTVs in their rooms? On the downside, I didn't like the shower head, which was a small rainfall head that could not be adjusted. It was too close to the wall for you to comfortably stand under it, so it resulted in a short and partially cold shower experience rather than a soothing warm one...call me crazy, but I prefer the latter. I was also not impressed with breakfast in the Trademark restaurant. I entertained a guest and it cost me $39 for a most unimpressive breakfast...a very fru-fru breakfast menu that will please you if you like things like Salmon Eggs Benedict, but is sure to disappoint if you simply want some scrambled eggs with bacon. Also be forewarned that parking is a challenge in Alexandria and runs $26 per day here...probably competitive, but consider other options if that bothers you.