Our family of 5 (2 adults and 3 children 11, 9, and 2) are planning a trip to DC July 13 to July 17. We'll be doing most of the normal tourist activities. Enough to give the kids a taste of DC. The only activity we have planned outside the DC tourist area is Mount Vernon. We will be coming in from Gettysburg prior getting to DC. 2 days in Gettysburg and the remainder in DC. I'm looking for a hotel outside the DC area that has free parking, a daily breakfast, and costs less than $150 a night that is in a safe neighborhood and close to a Metro station. I know that's a really tall order to ask for. I'm not looking for 4 star quality but I don't want to stay someplace that has an hourly rate either! :) With 3 kids we're obvioulsy traveling on a budget so having the free breakfast is a plus. I also don't mind paying a little more to include the breakfast as long as I don't have to pay an arm and a leg for parking.