Conventions make up about 80 percent of this massive hotel's business. Consequently, personal attention is a rare commodity here, as the staff struggles to accommodate hordes of conventioneers.
With 1,118 rooms, you could get lost in the labyrinth of this mammoth hotel. Surprisingly, rooms are a bit cramped and furnished in the ubiquitous green and burgundy favored by so many chains these days.
On the plus side, rooms are quiet, and those on upper floors command sweeping city views. All rooms offer full-length mirrors; bathrooms are attractive and immaculately clean.
Shopping, tennis and dining are just a few of the amenities available here. Its Connecticut Avenue location places this hotel close to many businesses, and to a thriving dining and nightlife scene in nearby Adams-Morgan and Dupont Circle.
-- Angela Walker