A team of Oyster reporters spent weeks exploring 61 top hotels in Washington, D.C. We slept in the beds, ate in the restaurants, tested the service, and scoped out the neighborhoods, all with an eye toward selecting the most distinguished properties. Below is a list of our favorite value hotels. We generally found that your hotel dollars don't go as far in D.C. as they do in many other major American cities. It's also worth noting that prices tend to drop dramatically on weekends, when folks doing business with the government head home and hotels compete more aggressively for tourists. Finally, know that our definition of "value" means that this list isn't filled merely with budget hotels, but also with a few higher-end properties where you simply get a lot for your money relative to the competition.