We moved into the condo about a month ago so everything is still very new. It's about 2 blocks from the metro (there is an entrance on 10th street), which is four metro stops away from the middle of the National Mall (15min ride). You will have a private bedroom and bathroom as well as access to a shared living room, kitchen and patio. Once on U street, there are dozens of fantastic bars/restaurants in walking distance (less than 1 mile). Whatever it is that you're looking for U street has it.