We booked it on a discount site and so we got our room for a good price - although we were visiting Washington, D.C. and it's about 40 minutes from the Whitehouse, we decided to stay here for the savings but boy were we surprised!
When we walked in, I didn't find the front desk right away because I thought I walked in the wrong door. The feel of the lobby is like a trendy cafe equipped with awesome looking baked goods and coffee. They have effectively removed the stuffy front desk in exchange for a dynamic multipurpose serving hostess. I think more hotels should follow their lead because check in felt much more personal much because of the atmosphere - the dynamo staff helped for that too,
The room (double) has a couch, a desk, a bar with fridge, and a separate vanity. The colors are warm and not bland and they even use actual granite for their counter-tops instead of Formica. Both my wife and my daughter were floored by the high quality of everything in the room.
The breakfast was an actual breakfast not like some of the skimpier included meals we've had. Bacon, eggs and pancakes - mmmm.
The fitness center is better than some - but not the best in the world - but I got a modest workout completed here with a good swim in the heated outdoor pool afterwards.
Let me finish this with this - I look for certain things in any hotel I get when I travel - this had them all. Location was the only downfall - but it had so much extra that I definitely recommend and would tell anyone to stay here.