We're bringing our kids (daughter 7, son 12) to DC for their first visit over Memorial Weekend. It is our daughter's birthday, and our highest priority is the National Zoo. Second-day will be spent downtown seeing the sights (White House/ Capitol/ Monuments).
Where should we stay? I'm looking for a kid-friendly Hotel that won't cost me a fortune. A swimming pool is a very high priority. Are there any hotels that meet our criteria that are near the National Zoo? If not, should we stay at a Hotel that is close to the Metro?
I've searched this site several times, and didn't get a real good sense of where any kid-friendly hotels are located. So, I'll take all of the advice I can get.