Hampton Inn

Hotel in Downtown & Penn Quarter

Cookie cutter? Yes, perhaps, but you know what you’re getting at the Hampton, and it can be an OK deal if you score a price at the spectrum's lower end. The 13-story property offers restful bedding, a small indoor pool, and a hot (if spare) breakfast buffet.

The immediate area is a dull expanse of condos and glassy office buildings, but good restaurants pop up nearby and Chinatown is just a few blocks away.