First-time trip to DC for myself and my best friend to participate in the Susan G Komen 3Day Walk for breast cancer (we are both survivors). We wanted to come a few days early to take in some sights, and a change in plans for accomodations prompted a last minute panic for alternate arrangements. (I've been surfing the net for hours trying to find hotels). Your place sounds perfect--we are not fond of huge hotels with huge rates and are looking for a place where we can feel safe walking/accessing public transit since we will not have a car. We are quiet, neat, and clean. Thanks for your consideration!!