WOW!! If you can't decide where to stay while visiting DC this would be your place!! After many, many days of looking and checking hotels I am so glad I decided on Embassy Suites Crystal City!! From check in to check out our stay was FABULOUS!! We arrived early the day of check in and wasn't sure if our room would be available...the very nice front desk gentleman kindly checked and found a room open so we could check- in and begin our time in DC! He also gave us a map, as newbies to DC helped us plan our time there! The entire hotel is beautiful, rooms are very nice, and very clean! We had the King with pull out sofa. We love the size of the rooms for our family of four. The shuttle runs every 5 and 35 of the hour. The shuttle took us to the Pentagon City metro station also has shopping and picked us up (on the 10 and 40 of the hour). This system is without worry as it runs great and is FREE! The breakfast is more than you could ever ask for including omelets cooked to order, bacon, sausage, pancakes, cereals, fruit, if you like it for breakfast they will have it as the variety is something for everyone! Also the Managers Reception from 5-7 is a nice treat after a long day of walking and touring. You get 2 FREE drinks (alcoholic or non alcoholic) per person and snacks. These ladies can fix a yummy little cocktail ;) Also to help your tired feet relax is the hot tub and pool which is very well regulated and attended. I have never seen this at another hotel pool before but was nice to know they keep things in order and well taken care of. The only negative would be the parking fee but for all the positives I would pay it time and time again because your car is in a locked garage and I did feel it was safe! I'm sorry for the long review but can not say enough good things about this hotel...YES I recommend it and YES this is the only place we will stay when visiting DC!