Stayed three nights here so we could revisit our nation's Capitol. . .haden't been there in years. Actually kind of thought the hotel might not measure up to some of the others within a block or two. . .Raddison, Holiday Inn, Shearton, and Marriott. Rate was lower and for some reason, I thought it might be older. Boy were we wrong.! The prices (at least when we booked) were below the other hotels, and the hotel itself was great. It's modern, the staff is super, you get a free hot breakfast (not just rolls and coffee), and it's a five minute walk to casual restaurants (Chili's) and upscale places (Morton's and Ruth's Chris). The Metro is less than a five minute walk through very nice shopping areas. Unless you absolutely insist on staying downtown, check out this place. It's a five minute Metro ride to DC. When we go back to DC, we'll stay here.