As others have said, this is a great place to use as a home base for touring DC, particularly if you are on a budget. The rates were reasonable for Northern Va., and it was a nice bonus to have free parking (that's not easy to find). The hotel is just across the street from the Dunn Loring Metro stop. Unfortunately for us, that stop was closed the day we were there, but the hotel staff was very helpful is telling us how to use the shuttle bus system to get to the first Metro stop that was open at that time. Our room was fine and the beds were very comfortable. I'll never quite figure out why the Marriott chain decided to not include a free breakfast at the Courtyard units, but other than that, this place was great. I'm sure we just caught the Metro at a bad time, so as long as the Dunn Loring stop is open, you can get to almost anywhere you want to go from here and then come back to a comfortable and quiet room.