If you are looking for somewhere to stay near an enormous mall this is the place to be! The hotel itself is fine and has all you would expect from a Crowne Plaza. The staff are very friendly and helpful and the rooms all very comfortable. I arrived late at night and the 24 hour room service was very quick, fast and not expensive. The hotel has a good Irish bar and coffee shop as well as regular shuttle buses to the mall. You can walk to the mall in about 10 mins of you prefer. It is easy to get into DC from here as well, the hotel will drop you off at a local subway station, door to door can take about an hour. Good hotel, well worth investigating.