I attend a conference at the Washington Hilton every year. This year, I opted to stay just 3 blocks away (toward DuPont Plaza) at the Ivy Mansion. What a GREAT decision. I am staying in the Terrace Apartment and it is wonderful. I have lots of space, lots of privacy, very convenient for sightseeing, visiting restaurants, and it's less than a ten minute walk to the Washington Hilton hotel. I'm saving money by staying here both in the cost of the accommodations and in the fact that I can prepare my own meals when I like. The owner is super nice, helpful, and makes you feel very welcome. I'm staying alone for this trip, but it would be ideal for also traveling with kids. I recommend this unique home away from home, and I will definitely be back.