I was so incredibly pleased with this little apartment. I like to write reviews with helpful information for fellow women traveling alone. This apartment is so convenient to the metro and I felt very, very safe here. It's so wonderful to have a living room to come to at the end of the day. I walked from Capitol Hill to the Eastern Market, grabbed some sausage and pasta for dinner, another three or four blocks back and my day was done! The only caveat, which has been previously mentioned, is the narrow and steep staircase to the apartment. Not a problem for me, but might be for some. I travel to DC several times a year and am right now re-booking this gem.