I got to the hotel at 4 PM, room was not ready, the lobby seemed to be full with people, no idea if they were waiting for their room or why they were there. I had a meeting to go to so I told them that it was not a problem, When I came back an hour and a half later, still the room wasn't ready. I wasn't pleased with that but was offered a drink at the bar.
NO upgrade of anything extra for a expedia Gold.
I had expected the hotel to be a bit closer to the White house and the Smithsonian. If I were to go back to Washington I would stay closer to the momuments.
The hotel staff is super friendly, the bed is comfortable and the bathroom was quite big but not sure if it is value for money.