I loved my experience at The Carlyle Suites. I had a king bed (with a Temperpedic Mattress! WOW) with a large seating area and a dining/work area. The kitchen - yes, a kitchen - is small but perfect if you want to cook a few simple meals in your room. There are dishes, silver and glasswear, a few pots and pans and knives, so you can put together a few decent meals if you don't want to eat out for every meal. The bathroom is gorgeous...although not good for you if you need to share the bathroom - the shower is all glass so there is no hiding there!
The service and cleaning are excellent - and I made quite a mess in the kitchen. The fridge was too small for my needs, but if you just need a place to keep some left overs and maybe some juice or soda it's good. The stove tops work well and don't cause overheating in the room - which I was worried about since it's such a small kitchen.
Rooms have cable and internet access - but bring your own internet cable. The only downside to this space was that cell phones don't seem to work anywhere inside the building. Every night there were at least half a dozen people making calls from outside the lobby on the street because their mobile phones weren't working in the room.
The Carlyle is near Dupont Circle and convenient to many good restaurants in the area. I will absolutely stay there again.