I dont know much about the former names, perhaps Sommerfield got bought out of the deal? Anyway, the HYATT 'house' (and yes, that's lower case) is a nice alternative to many of the other upscale named places , if they're not even closer to Dulles, like big brother Hyatt down the road with big brother prices. This place seemed relatively newly built, everything was spanking clean and new, like the toaster, sink, fridge, TVs and bath. I upgraded from a 'studio' to a one-bedroom, and appreciated the space even tho I was only there for a two day conference. The bedroom, bath and shower area are the equivalent of an entire room in some of the downtown DC hotels. There's a full studio apartment sized kitchen, two burners, microwave, pots/pans, sink and fridge with a 'real' freezer to hold a frozen pizza or half-gallon ice cream along with ice-maker, so it feels top drawer. Spacious counter doubles as your desktop/workspace are to plug in the laptop. There's a comfy sofa I could actually lie across full length while scrolling channels of the HD flatscreen a few feet away.
The bonus? less than that pricing. I got a great deal compared to what was posted around the area on hotels.com and others. There is a Springhill, COurtyard and Hampton nearby but this was just as good for less. Great breakfast buffet and evening happy-hour which had real beer on tap to go with your tapas! Outside was a pool and basketball court if you need a little workout. There's a full supermarket not to far away so stocking your fridge with eats isn't hard at all. They did find me a 'quiet' location as I asked for and it was, altho I had a trip up and down from the upper floors as a draw back.
Staff was friendly but alittle too intrusive for my tastes (I'm more of a road warrior when traveling and get a razor focus on work stuff so I dont have time to chit-chat. There's always more work than there's time for on the road) but it was nice to have the amenities there but not hafta use them. Around the corner is Reston Center with movies, shops and restaurants from low key/cost Cosi and Panera to the China Bowl - more upscale but also pricey, and others. Shop around for price and even if this comes out a few dollars higher, take it, you'll thank me.
WHy a Good and not Excellent rating? - well, a design flaw places the one slow moving elevator at a disadvantage to some of the rooms, and parking spaces was an after thought on the design as well, probably to maximize billable space vs. dead. At a courtyard, for example, you might park right in front of your suite, since you have a separate entrance and no one else is in your unit..but you! When I'm come back to the area, for DC or suburb explorations, I'll defintely pic this place again.