We were very pleased with the hotel's proximity to everything Silver Spring has to offer. The hotel itself is nice, clean, friendly, and the rooms are pleasant. We used GPS to find the hotel entrance, but if you are driving, you need to go around the side of the block and self park in the garage. Go up to the 5th floor of the garage and the hotel entrance is right there. It is a short walk to the Silver Spring Metro stop and you can take this train down to DC very easily. Restaurants are everywhere within a few steps from the hotel, as well as shops, cafes, and movie theatres. We had an outdoor dinner, then walked down the block to listen to a free outdoor concert before crossing the street to get back to our hotel. The food in the hotel Bistro is quick, delicious, and very reasonable, especially for a city. Make sure to inquire about the parking when you are at the hotel. The hotel had a $10/day special card but if you forget this and pay just by yourself it is a dollar an hour.