I agree with a lot of HistoryBuff13's August 19 review -- this is not a 5 star hotel. But it is good, especially for the price. It has a fine location -- two blocks from the Metro, near a bunch of little restaurants, and about 4-5 blocks from an area full of restaurants and night life. (And you can drive if you want -- the $15 parking is a blanket fee.) Our room was small (and had a small bathroom) (but we had opted for a special $149 price, which is difficult to beat in the area). Next time, we are going to pay more, ask for a room with a bathtub, and ask to face over the terrace or courtyard (not over the parking lot :-) ). Staff does seem cheeful and friendly; we did have a pen in the room :-), and wi-fi was good. Breakfast area is miniscule -- to me, it feels like everything else, the spaces are just a little small, because this is a city hotel and an older hotel. I plan to go back, I plan to recommend it, and like HistoryBuff13 I plan to keep my expectations in check.