Last week I stayed at the Homewood Suites in Silver Springs Md, and was please to see that the area the hotel is in offers many food choices as well as shopping. It was just about a an 8 minute walk to the Metro which will take you right into DC in just a few minutes. If you are unable to walk to the metro they do have a van. I work in the Hotel industry and feel very comfortable in saying if you plan to go to the DC area this hotel is a great choice which I plan to use again if I go and recommend to others who want to come to the area.
They offer a hot breakfast in the morning and if I had any negative comment on the hotel it would be that the breakfast people need to be a little more attentive to detail. I refilled the creamers myself and they could not keep up with the coffee. This in no way reflected on the comfort of my room or my stay as they were pleasant.