My wife, brother-in-law and I spent 2 nights at the Ritz July 20th - 22nd. The location is perfect near the metro and connected to a very nice mall. We actually entered from within the mall. The room was nice, but the beds were exceptionally comfortable. We felt like we were sleeping in the clouds. The water pressure in the shower was outstanding. These things are to be expected at such a high end expensive hotel though. The front desk was so so, but not very friendly. We were also surprised that they did not provide any details or amenity information about the hotel. They just gave us the room key and sent us off. Kind of a dull experience.
Other than that, it was a great stay. The location of the metro made it very easy to get around D.C. The only parking option at the hotel is valet for $32 per night.