• The Normandy, 2118 Wyoming Ave. NW, Adams Morgan/Dupont Circle (tel. 202/483-1350; The boutique Normandy's rates start at $129 and though they can go as high as $349, they still tend to be less expensive here than at other D.C. hotels offering the same degree of personable service and chicness. Extras like an exercise room and pool are available at its sister hotel around the corner. Complimentary hors d'oeuvres and cocktails are on hand nightly.
  • Georgetown Suites, 1111 30th St. NW, Georgetown (tel. 202/298-1600; The suites are large, light-filled, and cheery and the service welcoming in this great-value hotel. All sorts of lodging are available, from studio to penthouse, but all units have a full kitchen.
  • Hampton Inn Washington, D.C., Convention Center, 901 6th St. NW, Penn Quarter (tel. 202/842-2500; Close to the convention center and the heart of the Penn Quarter, this hotel, which opened in 2005, still has a fresh feeling about it. Included in its affordable rates are use of the hotel's pool and the daily hot breakfast.

Note: This information was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.