I'm planning a trip this spring for myself while I have been to DC before it was always for work and someone else paid for everything. I never had any time to see any of the sights and since I will be in NYC for the first half of the week I thought I would take the train over and finally "see DC". The only problem is I am on a budget and am not sure which hotels are safe. I have found several under 120 but they are either booked or in places I'm not familiar with. I will not have a car and would prefer not to spend half the day on buses.