This hotel was everything we needed. We actually booked this through hotwire.com. We used the secret deal and paid only $67 a night. I was skeptical about it because my husband says I am a hotel snob, but it turned out to be a great decision.
Upon arrival we were allowed to check in two hours early because our plans for visiting Busch Garden's for two days were cut short due to the tropical storm. We were suprised that the staff was friendly and helpful. Not once did we encounter a "bad" employee. We booked a one bedroom suite which we thought had two queen beds in the bedroom. When we found out there was only one king bed we asked for a sleeper sofa. It was given to us at no charge, and it was at our door in less than ten minutes. The rooms were very clean. The pool is clean, and there is always a lifeguard on duty. (That is rare) The hot tub was wonderful! There is always a clean towel available, and the towels on the backs of the chairs are replaced quickly. Every night from 5-7 they have Happy Hour. They offer free drinks and snacks. Breakfast is free, and unlike a lot of hotels, it is hot. They offer everything from cereal to potatoes. They also have a cook to order omlette station.
We chose to stay near Tysons Corner because it was not inside of the Washington DC city limits, and after reviewing information online, I decided it was a safe place to stay. We have two kids ages 12 and 13. We enjoyed the use of the free shuttle to and from the Metro Station, and we were never disappointed with the promptness of its arrival. You can call to tell them to pick you up and they are either there waiting for you when you get to your meeting location, or they are there within 15 minutes. The drivers will take you to numerous restaurants and also the Metro Station. This saved us a lot of money. The metro station is less than 15 minutes away, and parking there can be expensive. Each time we arrived to go back to the hotel they were there waiting to pick us up.
This hotel is not only for business trips, but it is for families and couples also. We enjoyed staying here. I can not think of anything negative to say about this hotel, and that is rare for this "Hotel Snob."