Residence Inn

Jutting out on a tight corner between 14th Street and Vermont Avenue, the Residence Inn’s location doesn’t allow for a spacious lobby. No matter: An upbeat and helpful staff still greets you in the dark, wooden, classic space.

This is a good hotel for an extended stay. Just across the street from the Department of Homeland Security and the Justice Department, the hotel sees a lot of government officials, as well as families who appreciate the large rooms with living areas and full kitchens. All 202 rooms are the same, with queen beds, a pullout sofa, and desk.

A dining/common area provides a free daily hot breakfast and, Monday through Wednesday, a free evening social for guests (from 6 to 7:30, includes a light meal such as sandwiches and salads).

Amenities include a pull-out sofa bed and rollaway beds and cribs upon request. The hotel is pet-friendly ($100 charge) and boasts four meeting rooms and 1,175 square feet of meeting space.

Check out nearby Logan Circle. Other area attractions include: Studio Theatre, National Jewish Museum, National Geographic Museum, DC Convention Center, National Museum of Women in the Arts, Historical Society of DC, Renwick Gallery, Decatur House Museum, the White House, and the US Treasury Department.