This book is an older version of the Frommers DC book. We found that it was still very helpful, and the best idea we got from the book was to do a "Bike the Sites" tour of the city and monuments. We did 2 tours on the first day and learned so much. Our 10 year old loved it. Among all of the helpful hints, the book has a great section on hotels sorted by sections of the city. Highly recommend!