I've had four stays at the PH. It is an excellent hotel, with subtle, unobtrusive, service and even more subtle luxury. I am always very comfortable there and it offers a wonderful respite from things I may not like so much about Washington. Everything is understated, reminding me of an old moneyed New Englander who needs no splash nor dash to prove that it is worthy. And I should note that the Blue Duck Tavern is excellent, and one of the only places I know to enjoy marrow. As much as the mid-atlantic is not neessarily a distinguished center of gastonomy, their upscale local fare is excellent. (now if I can only convince them that Tidewater Virginia hams belong on their menu . . . ). I've always used a suite upgrade and never been disappointed. Depending on floorplan, however, one can get a living room with a sofa which is fully 12 - 14 feet long, which I have found and odd design element. Diamond breakfast seems to be evolving. The baseline is that one gets the diamond breakfast in the bar/lounge - it is a separate diamond menu, but quite adequate. It offers eggs of any style, and my request for "benedict" has never been denied. My understanding is that, subjet to a $28 pp guideline, one may order off the regular menu, and if one goes a tick above that, it will be covered. I dunno just how aggressive one may be. Availability of room service for diamond has evolved. I've never had room service, but my understanding is that it was once covered entirely, but, subject to price limitations, is now subject to service charge, delivery fees or other like charges. I do gotta small beef. The "diamond" "food and beverage" amenity is food or beverage. I suggest this falls short of Gold Passport's requirements. So gracious a property should get this right, especially when the burden of getting it right is minimal. This, however, won't keep me from coming back.