This was a terrific place to stay, a new area near DC. All new hotels, shops and apartments in location on the Potomac.
Everything you need after a day of sightseeing, or business convention is within walking distance. Lots of good restaurants, shops, etc, Nightlife is good also.
Hotel offers a free shuttle to the Metro. The concierge did suggest to us to walk to the Westin to get on the shuttle, as sometimes it may be full. The Westin is the first pickup spot.
Since the marina is right there , a ferry to Alexandria is a 3 minute walk away. Cost of ferry is $8 each way.
We were a party of six and treking into DC to go sightseeing would have been somewhat slower then taking a taxi. One way to downtown near the Treasury, Smithsonian, Amll area ran $30 for all 6 of usand took about 10-15 minutes.
Taking the shuttle and metro combo to same area would take nearly 45-60 minutes per the concierge during rush hours. Fare for Metro would be approx $5 per person.So total cost of cab was same as Metro and much faster.
Rooms were beautifully appointed and quite large with large flat screen TVs.
Parking is across the street. Call hotel ahead if you are travelling by customized van. Height may be an issue and parking garage has limited amount of room for larger vehicles.