For $45/night (at DCRooms.com), I wasn't expecting much; but what a surprise! Check-in was very easy (William at the front desk was really helpful), and there were Crape Myrtles in bloom everywhere. The room was pleasant (complete with refrigerator and iron/ironing board). The outdoor pool was nice, too (but doesn't open 'til noon). Breakfast was OK, unless you're on a low-carb diet. Access from I-270 (Shady Grove exit) was only a minute away, but the hotel is set back in a quiet court and I couldn't hear the traffic from my room. I'd go back, even for their regular low rates.