A favorite for political events, fund-raising dinners, and networking meetings, this standard-issue business hotel is a solid choice if you're planning on spending a lot of time on the Hill. Expect to find the lobby abuzz with groups getting ready to participate in the political process. The Hyatt often serves as home base for lobbying days, where organizations bring in busloads of people to meet with lawmakers. You can feel good about your carbon footprint when you sleep
here: the hotel is one of the most environmentally friendly in the city, doing everything from pre-setting thermostats in guest rooms to utilizing earth-friendly cleaning products to monitoring its electrical use each day. Because this hotel caters to groups and a business crowd, weekend rates are lower.