So wife has never been to DC and wants to go this spring. Will not go during the cherry blossom thing as do not like crowds. Anyway where would be the best areas to stay? Plan on using the metro going to and from as have heard traffic is terrible. Was not bad when I went but that was back in the 80's. Need somewhere that is accessible to the hotel. Do not know if hotels provide shuttle to and from the station. Thanks for any hints.