|Subject: Re: More Washington Info Please|
I am a big fan of bed and breakfast-type accommodations and have used a site called 1st Travelers Choice successfully on several occasions. They list several B&Bs in Washington DC - http://www.virtualcities.com/ons/dc/dconsdex.htm . I cannot personally endorse any of these B&Bs, but they looked intriguing enough that you might want to investigate as an alternative to a chain motel.
Mark Los Angeles