I recently had a one night stay at this property and was upgraded as a Platinum member to a Junior Suite type of room in the new tower. This property is in NW DC near the Zoo and a metro stop on the red line and it is cavernous, often used for large conventions, as is the nearby Omni hotel. The room I was in was renovated in a modern contemporary style and had an alcove dining table off the bedroom area with contemporary track lighting. The bathroom was clean and the room was nice and cool from a good A/C system. I did not take part in the lounge offerings in the evening, but the morning breakfast was the usual yogurts, bacon, scrambled eggs, sliced turkey and bagels, etc. Cranberry and OJ were on offer. The only problem with the hotel, like all DC hotels, is that overnight parking is exhorbitant -- I think it is $38 plus tax. All in all a solid property but it is not in the downtown area, although it is easily reachable via the metro.