Staying for 3 nights with an 18 month old in a pack and play (am at the hotel now).
Highlights: able to get an excellent discounted rate on the website; breakfast spread was great as many reviewers noted, location is very convenient with a vehicle; convenient and excellent eating opportunities nearby if you have a vehicle; room has large mini fridge and microwave (1970's crank dial microwave, but it works....); request for a pack and play (made ahead of time) quickly honored and item delivered within 5 minutes of occupying room
Lowlights: room needed better dusting; shower head had some unspeakably gross scuzz growing on it; front desk did not answer two separate times when I called down; phone connection very static-y; and when I finally walked down to the front desk to request some assistance for a problem with the TV the reply was, "I don't have a maintenance guy tonight for some reason, they just... [some story]... there's nothing I can do to help you, sorry." I offered the resolution of inquiring tomorrow during regular hours- but that was not given to me after the part about "there's nothing I can do..."; tourbus of guests meant an elevator line that went through the lobby to the front door (I wandered my way through the back hallways to find a staircase).
So overall, in a world of ridiculously overpriced hotels in the DC metro area, this one stands out as a great value, in large part because of the discounted rate ($65/night for Sun-Weds) and the nice breakfast spread. I would stay here again since none of the issues I brought up are dealbreakers by a long shot. That being said, many of the reviews make this place sound like a four-star hotel, and that it is not.
Great Thai food about a mile away at http://www.thaifarmrestaurant.com/index.html- need a car though.
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