One block from the National Air and Space Museum, this family-friendly hotel is in a great location for those bound for the Smithsonian museums, and, with Old Towne Trolley Tours stopping here, getting around town is a snap. The comfortable guest rooms have been updated, with new drapes, bedding, and granite-top vanities in the bathrooms. Kids stay free, and those under 12 eat for free at Capitol Bistro. A full-service Starbucks in the lobby fulfills many a caffeine fix,
and the outdoor terrace is a good place for a picnic. The hotel offers connecting rooms and rollaways.