We stayed here during a recent visit to the DC area. It's far enough away from downtown to be more reasonably priced, but only about 15 minute drive to see the sights. Yes, there isn't much in the immediate area, but plenty within 5-10 minutes, and the shuttle is available if you aren't driving. Staff was always pleasant and helpful. Breakfast was good. No pool, if that's important to you. Ice machine only on first floor, which is kind of inconvenient. The thing we liked least though was the motion sensor in the room for the A/C. I understand energy conservation, but the room got hot and stuffy during the day while we were out, and got a little stuffy at night while we were sleeping since there was no movement in the room. Also, nearest curb cutout for handicap/cart use was halfway down the sidewalk, none directly in front of the entrance. Overall, we were happy with our stay and would come back.