Picked this hotel because we were visiting friends in the area and wanted to see Mount Vernon. I was uncertain about the area at first but it turned out to be perfect. There aren't too many restaurants within walking distance but if you have a car, there are tons of places 5-10 minutes down the road, and it is just minutes from Mount Vernon. The two best things about this hotel are cleanliness and service. I am an extreme germaphobe and there was absolutely nothing about the room I can complain about. Everything was spotless, down to the TV remote! And in the morning, walking into the breakfast area, we were immediately greeted with a big "good morning" from the staff who chats with everyone as if we were all great friends. And when I inquired about the possible long lines at Mount Vernon, they immediately offered us discounted tickets from the hotel which would also help us bypass the line at the museum. Overall, It really felt more like a very warm and personal bed and breakfast place than a chain hotel!