I have stayed at this hotel at least half a dozen times over the past couple years. The hotel is very well maintained and clean. You can't beat it for convenience to the metro as you can just take the elevator right down to the tunnels and then it is a short 5 minute walk to the metro or you can just take a 5 minute walk outside to the Metro if the weather is nice. There are a lot of restaurants within a short walk of the hotel. Some are in the tunnels and there are many restaurants within a short outside walk. Everything from Chick-Fil-A to expensive places. If you're a walker or runner and like to do it outside there are lots of options. You can go east a bit and there is a walking\cycling trail or you can go west northwest and there are parks and neighborhoods. This area is very safe. If you are a Gold or above member you can use the Concierge Lounge which has a fair amount of space and some big screens as well as the drinks, snacks, etc. The staff is friendly and professional. Just don't get this hotel confused with the Marriott Crystal Gateway which is just down the street.