Originally Posted by doublem23
I've always found Priceline's Name Your Own Price to be very reliable for traveling on a budget. As long as you end up within walking distance of a DC Metro stop you won't have any trouble getting to and from the ballpark and there's so much non-baseball stuff to do in Washington, you don't want to spend your trip eating Papa John's pizza with a case of Budweiser chilling in a tub full of ice water in some Holiday Inn Express in suburban Virginia.
I echo these thoughts. I go to DC at least once a year and as long as you stay near a metro stop, you should be fine. DC is a great city with tons of restaurants, museums (most are free btw), and other things to see.