There is nothing unsafe about this neighborhood, as some previous posters suggested. It's filled with municipal buildings like the federal courthouse.
The hotel was clean, safe, appropriately appointed and well-maintained.
The front desk staff was very friendly, asking where we'd been for the day and engaging us in conversation. They were always there to provide directions or recommendations. Breakfast Room personnel were cheerful and attentive almost to a fault.
My only true complaint here is that the jacuzzi was not working and when we asked about it, we got a chuckle and a "sorry about that" in response.