Jurys Normandy Inn
This is a lovely small hotel (seventy-five rooms) near Connecticut Avenue in the midst of Embassy Row, so many travelers are here on foreign affairs business. The hotel has a European air (it's run by an Irish company) and serves afternoon coffee, tea, and cookies in the appropriately named Tea Room. The Tea Room is also where the complimentary continental breakfast is served every morning, and Tuesday nights there is a wine and cheese reception. In-room amenities include a small refrigerator and a coffeemaker, and the hotel charges a mid-rate of $225, but Internet discounts are generous, bringing the daily rate to $89 at publication. The hotel also guarantees it will give you the lowest rate available. Parking is an additional $20. Major credit cards are accepted.
Windsor Park Hotel
This charming bed-and-breakfast-style hotel is housed in a 1926 building. Rooms are gracious, but have all the modern conveniences — mini-refrigerator, modem port, cable TV, and the expected amenities. There's no restaurant in the hotel, but a free breakfast is served every morning, vending machines offer snacks and beverages, and the neighborhood has many restaurants of all kinds.
Housed in a 1912 building overlooking Rock Creek Park, the Brickskeller is a Washington institution with rock-bottom hotel rates and an inexpensive, award-winning restaurant. The rooms are large and comfortable, some have a shared bath, some have private baths. Rooms with private bath have air-conditioning and television, all rooms have a telephone, and guests have the use of a washing machine and dryer. The desk is staffed 24 hours a day. The Brickskeller Restaurant, which occupies the first two floors of the building, serves lunch and dinner weekdays, and dinner only on the weekends. It has won awards as the city's best cheap eats. The Brick's bar has also won a Guinness award for its 1,000-beer selection. Rates run from $62 for a single with shared bath to $99 for a double with private bath.