Stayed several nights while my spouse had meetings. The Hotel was extremely clean, formal, and everything you would expect,, plus. The pool and work out room was exceptional. The location in my opinion could not of been better. Close to a variety of restaurants up scale and fast food depending on what you wanted. (within walking distance) I took the city bus which is right out the door to the rail terminal then the rail to ALL of the Washington DC sites. I was able to spend minimal amount of money on public transportation. We did not have a car so I cannot tell you about the garage.