We wanted to do a family trip to Washington, D.C., but had to watch our spending. This hotel, with a deal I found on Trip Advisor for $140/night, provided us with a very good location, a pool, and a nice stay. We daily walked to the metro or directly to Arlington National Cemetery (and the Iwo Jima statue) and went into the city using Smart passes (which allow you to use the subway and bus). We did not eat at the pizza/pasta restaurant right on the property. We ate at Tom Yum District and at Pho 75 (both on Wilson St), both walking distance from the hotel. We had very full days in the city so we only used the pool twice. However, it was nice to have a refreshing "low impact" option after walking lots. It is a long pool so you could do laps if you wanted (it is not 25yds long). To get to the pool you have to go outside, however, so if it is cold or rainy, this is a bit inconvenient. We had a small fridge and a micro in our room so it was easy to do breakfast in our room before heading out each day. Safeway grocery store is on Wilson St. which is very helpful. OK, what about the room? I was nervous given the reviews saying it's old. We found it just fine. It was definitely clean. The style was like a home built in the 1950s with REAL tile in the bathroom area, porcelain tub, etc. The building structure was solid and contained noise better than most hotels. When things are well-made and they function well, why do they have to be replaced for style?. While the extra sink in the room with the toilet and bath/shower made that a tight room, it was nice to have the two sinks. The beds were comfortable. I had to learn to tuck in the duvet/quilt so my daughter didn't pull it off of me as we slept. Our one glitch was that our car had to be moved from the parking area to the parking garage. There was a blinking light message on our room phone to tell us this, but the sticker on the phone said to call 500 to get messages and that didn't work. The front desk did not pick up when we called, so we neglected to GO TO the front desk. They phoned us during the day when we were in DC city to say we had to move our car for a bus that would use the parking lot, or else be towed. My husband paid for a bike rental to go and take care of it.
All we wanted was a safe, clean place close to DC for our visit and this place really fit the bill. *when looking at prices for hotels, the weekends are much less than the weekdays, which is not what I was used to*
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