love dc. have tried everywhere. really enjoyed keybridge arlington. concierge lounge level. now at wardman, very big, nice. esp when here for zoo. residence navy yard nice with metro right there. stadium. residence capitol okay, not great. always here for blossoms. think i would opt for keybridge.
Try Crystal Gateway Marriott in Arlington. Subway is directly under the hotel--no need to walk outside. A short ten minute ride from DCA (Reagan National Airport) as well. Great hotel with a proud history and great service.
Also try the International Spy Museum--a hidden gem--the walk two blocks and have a meal at Jaleo, a wonderfully inventive Tapas restaurant.
I really hope people with families appreciate Steppings great recommendation! This is a great way to go, especially as the weather changes.
One more thing for families to consider. If ever you can go to DC over Labor Day Weekend. You will enjoy the reduced prices, lack of crowds, and ease in transportation to and while there.
What a great alternative to Disney.