Overall this is a standard Embassy Suites Hotel. Furnishings are in acceptable shape with the bedroom much newer than the living area. Be sure to ask for a room facing Eads St. which is the front of the hotel, a side street. The rear rooms face a six lane expressway and have road traffic all night. If you are spending your time in Crystal City or need access to the Metro the location is great. This is especially true if you do not have a car. Staff is helpful. Morning breakfast is a hit or miss proposition. They have the best coffee I've had in a hotel. Steamtable items are in pans sitting in warm water making most of the offerings cool except if you dig down to the bottom. Made to order omlets are ok but made with a premix egg blend making them a bit bland. Cooked eggs were not available at the grill. I did not attend managers reception but looked good.If you have a car, I'd recommend staying elsewhere. The Homewood Suites on King St. in Alexandria would be my choice.It will be at least $50 a night less expensive, has free breakfast, free internet (Embassy charges $13), and free parking (Embassy charges $24 a night). Homewood suites are more modern and in a quieter location while only being 3 miles away from Crystal. Even if sightseeing in DC is on the agenda, you can drive in and park at Union Station for $20/24 hrs and be right at the tourmobile and other tour operators sights. You also avoid the Garage door at the Embassy Suites.Although they post a warning not to follow another car though,they do not tell you the door will close on you if someone is heading in the opposite direction and started the door activator before you did. Learn from my $600 lesson.