Free Wi-Fi and complimentary coffee any time of the day or night are two of the pluses at the downtown Holiday Inn Washington Central. The location, between the White House and the Washington Convention Center, is ideal if your itinerary includes a little work or a little play. This 10-story hotel has panoramic views of the city skyline from the rooftop pool and terrace, open Memorial Day to Labor Day. There's a casual restaurant and bar downstairs, and many other dining options within a few blocks. Other amenities include a fitness center with cardio and strength-training equipment and a shop where you can grab a few snacks before a day of sightseeing. Free Wi-Fi, executive chairs and ample lighting transform the 212 rooms into remote offices. Relaxing in your extra-soft bed, you can scan the free morning paper (delivered to your door) or channel-surf on your 37-inch flat-panel TV. The Holiday Inn sits in a mostly residential area on the northern edge of downtown, in the middle of the triangle formed by Dupont Circle, Logan Circle and Thomas Circle. There are shopping and dining options galore one block away on both P Street and 14th Street, as well as neighborhood favorites two blocks away on 17th Street. The nearest Metro station is four blocks away at Dupont Circle, a stop on the red line that traverses most of the city. Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport is just over five miles south. The Holiday Inn Washington Central's quiet neighborhood is away from the fray, but public transportation makes the downtown sights very accessible. Having a rooftop pool after a day of exploring is a perk as well.