Guests appreciate the smiling staff at the Westin Washington, DC City Center, which also boasts a walk-to-it-all location and signature beds. Look up when you walk through the front door — the sunlight streaming through a glass roof 14 stories above your head in the open, airy lobby. The Westin focuses on wellness, so it's no surprise that it's a non-smoking facility and that there's a top-notch 24-hour fitness center with a wide range of cardio machines, each with its own video screen. There are also a restaurant and a bar in the atrium, and a kiosk dispensing steaming-hot coffee in the lobby. Besides the cloud-soft beds, many of the 406 rooms have chaise lounges for reading a good book or taking a snooze. The double showerheads and high-end bath products make the bathrooms feel like private spas. For on-the-go executives, each room has a desk with an ergonomic chair and access to Wi-Fi (for a fee). On the northern edge of downtown, the Westin is five blocks from the White House. Even closer are sights like the National Geographical Society, a bit more than two blocks west. A stroll to the National Mall should take around 20 minutes. You might want to ride the speedy Metro system, as three stations — McPherson Square, Farragut North and Farragut West — are within five blocks. Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport is five miles away, a quick taxi or subway ride. At the Westin, an "amazingly friendly" staff and "comfortable" beds with "great pillows" keep our guest resting easy.