The hotel is clean and the staff is very friendly. We have stayed here on several occassions while visting DC. It is directly across the street from the Metro, the ride into the tourist areas of DC is about 30 minutes from the Dunn Loring stop, and somewhat close to restraunts and shopping although you will need a car to get there. The prices are usually pretty good but only if booked in advance. Parking at the hotel is in a gated underground lot which is nice. Overall a great home base for exploring the NOVA DC area.