This hotel is on busy King Street, but the front courtyard creates a quiet and tranquil space - you would not know you were in a busy area from inside the hotel. Our room was small, but did not feel cramped. The appointments were elegant, and the bathroom carried through with the quietly elegant style. The on-site restaurants and the spa were all top rate; each worthy of seeking out apart from the hotel. To have them as a part of the experience seemed too good to be true. Staff were genuinely friendly and accomodating. What a delight to talk with these intelligent, personable individuals. The onsite parking is a boon in this busy part of town. The location is charming, and close to the Metro as well as to Old Town. While the heart of the Old Town district is easily walkable (10 blocks or so), the hotel is located close to more elegant and "non-tourist" focused shops. I liked best the easy comfort of the hotel space and amenities - the only downside was needing to leave! This is the experience I hope for when I choose a top drawer hotel. Bravo!