So close to the National Zoo that you can hear the lions roar, the historic Washington Marriott Wardman Park combines a quiet location with speedy transportation to all of D.C.'s favorite sights. With 1,189 rooms, it's no surprise that the 10-story Washington Marriott Wardman Park is D.C.'s biggest hotel. The gorgeous red-brick hotel, built in 1916, has plenty of amenities, including an extensive fitness center with relaxing saunas. On the premises are a restaurant, coffee shop and pub, as well as a market where you can stock up on provision for your treks to downtown. The non-smoking rooms pamper you with extra-thick mattresses and high-tech toys like flat-panel TVs and docks for your mp3 players. There's wired internet access (for additional fee). Woodley Park is directly north of Dupont Circle, well beyond the hustle and bustle of downtown. The Washington Marriott Wardman Park sits on a quiet, tree-shaded block, but there are plenty of restaurants just around the corner. The National Zoo, one of the nation's best urban animal parks, is a 10-minute walk up Connecticut Avenue. To reach any of the city's other attractions, hop aboard the Metro at the Woodley Park-Zoo station, a two-minute walk from the hotel. Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport is seven miles south; if you don't have a lot of luggage, the Metro is a good way to go. Away from the city's noisier neighborhoods, the Washington Marriott Wardman Park is near lots of trendy eateries and is a speedy subway ride to all the sights.