Stayed in this hotel 4 days to visit Washington, go shopping in Potomac Mills Mall, and meet with friends. We were 3 and had a room with 2 Queensize beds which were really wide enough to accomodate 2 persons each. Room included a refridgerator and a microwave oven. Breakfast was included in our room rate - and we enjoyed it. My wife was very happy with the coffee quality and the choices provided by the coffee machine. Best of all the hotels we visited during our roundtrip in the northeast of USA.
The room rate was very reasonable for a hotel of that quality - and when we prolonged the 4th night, which fell on a saturday, the rate was actually even better than what we got by pre-booking with a 3-nights special price over the internet.
Only weak point that we found for this hotel was the escalators. In the seventh floor you had to wait sometimes quite a while - and the staircases where really only meant to be used in case of fire: they led you directly to emergency exits to the parking lot, but not to any place inside the hotel. Once out there, you had to go all the way down.
For trips to Washington, drive to Franconia/Springfield commuter parking lot and take the metrorail from there. Much more effective than driving by car into Washington. At 14 $ you can get an all day unlimited ride ticket per person, which is fine, if you want to hop on and off multiple times. Parking fee itself was a few dollars only and can be paid by credit card on some exits of the parking garage at least.
For dining, there is a very nice restaurant just opposite the hotel in the neighbouring shopping area. Just walk across the parking lot and enter the other parking lot area. Sakura Japanese Steak House entertains you with a live cooking show celebrated at your table. It may be a bit more expensive than other locations (estimate approx. 25 - 30 $ per person), but the show is worth the money. And most probably you won't eat everything anyway - it is just so much in highest quality. So you get everything packed nicely to warm the next day - and for a two day dinner, the price is actually more a bargain for what you get. And the evening there is really something special. I'm not sure how long you have to book a table in advance, because our friends did the reservation.
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