In this old neighborhood of historic churches, modest houses, colorful town homes, and corner shops, the modern, glass-fronted 10-story Cambria Hotel stands out. Or it did when it opened in 2014. Construction is going on all around the hotel these days, as new apartment and condos rise. Two blocks away is the convention center, on surrounding streets are scores of new and well-reviewed restaurants, and a few blocks north are U Street clubs and bars and Howard University beyond. From the rooftop patio, you’ll have grand views of the neighborhood, as well as of D.C. sites awaiting you in the distance: the Capitol, the Washington Monument. Ask for an O Street–side room, or best of all, a corner king overlooking both 9th and O streets, the higher up the better, for these same views. Of the 182 suites, 168 are studio suites, spacious certainly, with an abbreviated partition and work table separating the bedroom from the living room, which has a sleeper sofa and its own TV. The remaining 14 suites are one-bedrooms. The hotel has its own restaurant, open for breakfast and dinner, but really, you need to check out the many excellent restaurants in the ‘hood.