PROS: Cheap place to stay when visiting DC and Civil War Battlefields. Free Breakfast, so you save alot with family. Outdoor pool is a plus after a long hot day of sight-seeing in the summer.
Free coffee all day in lobby, free use of business center and a small fitness center. Small fridge and microwave in the room.
CONS: It's a Best Western, so we did not expect the Ritz, but...Rooms are not horrible, but carpet definitely needs to be replaced, walls are thin, and house-keeping did not even show up one day, and never changed the bed sheets and blankets during our 5-day stay (even after a request).House-keeping will however knock on your door at 8:30am. Three kids --under 16--swimming in the pool,in their clothes- not swim suits- with no adult supervision three nights in a row. They were rude and disruptive and really needed supervision. I'm not sure and suspect they were not even staying at the hotel. Lots of utility workers/trucks check in during the week and sit out and drink beer on the patio near the pool so not really a "family" atmosphere. Pay the extra $50/night and stay somewhere else. After these issues and the inconvenience of driving and paying tolls to DC, we will opt to pay the extra $150/night to stay in DC on our next visit.