$190 Avg/night
Rate based on Check-in: Sep 1, 2014 Check-out: Sep 2, 2014

InterContinental THE WILLARD WASHINGTON D.C.

5 stars
1401 Pennsylvania Ave Nw, Washington, DC 20004
Hotel Overview
Reviewer score
4.5
out of 5
64 reviews
Tourist location

It was clean and comfortable. It's location was perfect to walk and tour the sites. See full review

  • jsdennehy
  • Aug 13, 2014
Great hotel, excellent service

Historic, amazingly maintained building. Staff is professional and courteous, rooms and hallways... See full review

  • Anrec80
  • Aug 5, 2014
D.C. hotel a home to presidents, literary and social figures of note

A historic landmark, the Willard InterContinental Washington has hosted almost every United States president in office since it opened in 1901. The luxurious, magical atmosphere of this famous hotel has attracted many a celebrity. The walls whisper stories of famed guests including Mark Twain, Walt Whitman, the Reverend Martin Luther King Jr. and Charles Dickens. There's a 24-hour fitness facility, on-site Red Door Spa, and several delectable dining options. Spacious rooms and suites seem fit for royalty.

Highlights
  • Historic landmark has hosted Mark Twain, the Reverend Martin Luther King Jr., and many U.S. presidents
  • The on-site Red Door Spa
  • Four upscale, on-site restaurants
Location

The Willard InterContinental Washington is one block from the White House in downtown D.C. and a short walk to the Metro, National Mall and convention center.

Rooms

The decor at the Willard InterContinental Washington evokes history and elegance with lavish fabrics in gold hues. Modern technology and amenities are not forgotten. Expect flat-screen televisions, mini-bar, international channels, bathrobe, music systems and DVD players. Some of the finest suites in the city are offered at the Willard InterContinental Washington. The executive suite has two entrances, two bathrooms, a parlor with dining table, and an elegant sitting area.

Features

The Elizabeth Arden Red Door Spa is on the second floor of the hotel and offers guests an array of luxurious services. The fitness center is open 24 hours. High-speed Internet (fees apply) and valet parking (fees apply) are available.

Dining

The Willard InterContinental Washington's charming French bistro Cafe du Parc serves breakfast, lunch and dinner. The famous D.C. restaurant Occidental Grill & Seafood is open for lunch or dinner. At the Round Robin Bar, famous politician Henry Clay mixed D.C.'s first Mint Julep, which is the bar's signature drink. Peacock Alley Tea serves high tea.

Transportation
  • Metro Center Metro stop (0.2 mi/0.4 km)
  • Regan National Airport (3.3 mi/5.3 km)
  • Dulles International Airport (23 mi/38 km)
  • Baltimore Washington International Airport (27 mi/44 km)
Attractions
  • The White House (0.1 mi/0.2 km)
  • The National Mall (0.4 mi/0.7 km)
  • The Washington Monument (0.5 mi/0.8 km)
  • Dupont Circle (1 mi/1.6 km)
  • The Smithsonian Institution (1.1 mi/1.6 km)
  • United States Capitol (1.2 mi/2 km)
Business
  • Expansive business center
  • 22,000 square feet of meeting/event space
  • Executive office suites

Hotel Map

38.897 -77.0325
Nearby airports
Baltimore-Washington International Thurgood Marsha, (BWI), 40.00, MI; Washington Dulles International Airport, (IAD), 26.00, MI; Reagan National Airport, (DCA), 5.00, MI;
Area description
Downtown, downtown

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Amenities

  • High-speed internet
  • Non Smoking
General
Non Smoking
Pet friendly
Ice machine
Activities
Golf
Tennis
Dining
Coffee maker in room
Lounge
Room service
Services
Business center
Maid service
Concierge desk
In-Room Safe
Shops/Commercial services
Porters
FAX
Gift shop
Currency exchange
Overhead projector
White board
Florist
Internet
High-speed internet
Parking
Parking
Valet parking
Accessibility
Accessible facilities
Room
Satellite TV
DVD player
Phone with speaker
Desk with lamp
Mini bar
Free newspaper
Hairdryer in room
Outlet adapters
Turndown service
In room movies
Temperature control
Ironing board
Bath tub

Nearby points of interest

  • Albert Einstein Memorial: 0.1 mi
  • National Theatre: 0.1 mi
  • Freedom Plaza: 0.1 mi
  • National Aquarium: 0.2 mi
  • Warner Theatre: 0.2 mi
  • Ronald Reagan Building: 0.2 mi
  • Zero Milestone: 0.3 mi
  • National Museum of Women in the Arts: 0.3 mi
  • Lafayette Square: 0.3 mi
  • Federal Triangle: 0.3 mi
  • Presidents Park: 0.3 mi
  • Old Post office Pavilion: 0.3 mi
  • Blair House: 0.4 mi
  • Fords Theatre: 0.4 mi
  • Decatur House: 0.4 mi
  • Albert Einstein Memorial: 0.1 mi
  • National Theatre: 0.1 mi
  • Freedom Plaza: 0.1 mi
  • National Aquarium: 0.2 mi
  • Warner Theatre: 0.2 mi
  • Ronald Reagan Building: 0.2 mi
  • Zero Milestone: 0.3 mi
  • National Museum of Women in the Arts: 0.3 mi
  • Lafayette Square: 0.3 mi
  • Federal Triangle: 0.3 mi
  • Presidents Park: 0.3 mi
  • Old Post office Pavilion: 0.3 mi
  • Blair House: 0.4 mi
  • Fords Theatre: 0.4 mi
  • Decatur House: 0.4 mi
  • Renwick Gallery: 0.4 mi
  • Corcoran Gallery of Art: 0.4 mi
  • Boy Scouts Memorial: 0.4 mi
  • National Museum of American History: 0.4 mi
  • Octagon House: 0.5 mi
  • International Spy Museum: 0.5 mi
  • J Edgar Hoover FBI Building: 0.5 mi
  • National Museum of American Art: 0.5 mi
  • National Portrait Gallery: 0.5 mi
  • National Museum of Natural History: 0.5 mi
  • Smithsonian American Art Museum: 0.5 mi
  • Art Museum of The Americas: 0.5 mi
  • Washington Monument: 0.6 mi
  • Chinatown: 0.6 mi
  • National Archives: 0.6 mi
  • Verizon Center: 0.6 mi
  • National Geographic Society: 0.6 mi
  • Ripley Center: 0.7 mi
  • Smithsonian Institution: 0.7 mi
  • Enid A Haupt Garden: 0.7 mi
  • Arthur M Sackler Gallery: 0.7 mi
  • National World War II Memorial: 0.7 mi
  • Koshland Science Museum: 0.7 mi
  • Sackler Gallery: 0.7 mi
  • Holocaust Memorial Museum: 0.7 mi
  • National Museum of African Art: 0.7 mi
  • Newseum: 0.7 mi
  • Constitution Gardens: 0.7 mi
  • Arts and Industries Building: 0.7 mi
  • Washington Convention Center: 0.8 mi

Dining

The Old Ebbitt Grill
The oldest Restaurant in Washingtonwith a great American menuficussing on fresh ingredients and classic recepies.open for Breakfast,Lunch and Dinner, popular meeting place for political insiders and celebrities.

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
03:00 PM
Check-out:
12:00 PM

Terms and conditions

Rates quoted in currencies other than the hotel's base currency are subject to the rate of the international exchange. Rate may change throughout stay. Rate may reflect average nightly rate. Extra charges may apply. Incidental charges, such as room service, are not included in the rate.

The amenities and/or facilities may not be located at the hotel, but within a reasonable distance, and additional charges may apply for use.

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Guest Reviews (64)

Ratings and reviews for InterContinental THE WILLARD WASHINGTON D.C.

Overall score

4.3 / 5
5.01.0
27 out of 64
Amenities:
4.1
Room cleanliness:
4.5
Hotel staff:
4.4
Room comfort:
4.5
Location:
4.9
Value:
3.7

85% would recommend to a friend.

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Review of InterContinental THE WILLARD WASHINGTON D.C.

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
jsdennehy
boston
Aug 13, 2014

Tourist location

It was clean and comfortable. It's location was perfect to walk and tour the sites.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
4
Review of InterContinental THE WILLARD WASHINGTON D.C.

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
ND Couple
Williston, ND
Jul 16, 2014

Nice visit to DC

I am surprised that the hotel of this caliber does not replace their beds on a regular basis. They simply put a down comforter under the sheets to try and make the bed more comfortable. Bed was OK but was definitely in need of replacement as my wife constantly rolled towards me.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
3
Room comfort:
3
Location:
5
Value:
3
Time-saving tip: Short walk from hotel

Hotel is just across from the White House putting it within walking distance to many sites.

Review of InterContinental THE WILLARD WASHINGTON D.C.

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
skipt
lovington nm
Apr 25, 2014

a perfect place

the food, the location and the service is impeccable the history and the amenities make it an ideal place to stay while touring DC

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
4
Money-saving tip: Short walk from hotel

the corner diner has great food at very reasonable prices

Review of InterContinental THE WILLARD WASHINGTON D.C.

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Captaindad
Jacksonville, Florida
Dec 2, 2013

Hotel Restaurant

Food choices limited, need to expand menu if your going to call yourself an International Hotel. Also parking for the hotel guest was expensive and cramped, my rental car suffered several scratches and dings at the hands of the valets. Initially our luggage was taken to the wrong room and I had to call again to inquire, before it showed up. The front desk was small and proved to be crowed and that is probably why our luggage went to the wrong room. Hotel centrally located, staff friendly and helpful, room was clean and comfortable. Thermostat limited to heat so could not cool room without opening window.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
4
Sightseeing tip: Short walk from hotel

Big Red Bus tour helped cut down on walking and has a ramp for wheelchairs or electric scooters.

Review of InterContinental THE WILLARD WASHINGTON D.C.

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Bandito the seventh
Purchase, ny
Dec 17, 2012

Nice

Never found the pool. Great lobby. I was unclear about breakfast options or other hotel amenities. Could have used more direction to that effect.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
4
Entertainment tip: Short walk from hotel

The White House

Review of InterContinental THE WILLARD WASHINGTON D.C.

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Riversedge
Richmond, VA, USA
Dec 16, 2012

In town for Show at National Theater

First rate, but a little expensive. Staff very accomodating including checking us in early when we arrived and giving us a late check out so we could spend a little more time in the city. Cafe du Park cafe is outstanding for breakfast and lunch. (Did not have dinner there.) Service and quality of simple direct food excellent. Again, a little expensive.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
4
Entertainment tip: Short walk from hotel

National Theater one block.

Review of InterContinental THE WILLARD WASHINGTON D.C.

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
MWill211
Monroe, MI
Jul 1, 2011

Fancy but Comfortable

The hotel location is great for seeing all the major sites. Short walk to the White House which was really great. The stay at the hotel was comfortable and they made sure you were happy throughout your trip.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
3
Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

Elephant & Castle is a short walk from the Willard, Food Prices are reasonable and great tasting food/Beverage choices.

Review of InterContinental THE WILLARD WASHINGTON D.C.

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
The Fucci's
Glastonbury, CT
May 31, 2011

Fucci's in Washington

Everything was wonderful from check in to check out.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

Emet's was by far one of the best restaurants that we tried.

Review of InterContinental THE WILLARD WASHINGTON D.C.

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
sandymu
santa rosa, ca
May 27, 2011

Grand Hotel

The Willard is a beautiful Hotel. Very friendly staff.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
4
Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

Carmines family restaurant.

Review of InterContinental THE WILLARD WASHINGTON D.C.

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Anonymous
Philadelphia, PA
Nov 15, 2010

Average and overpriced for what you pay

This was my first time going to DC, so I wanted to splurge a little and stay at the best place. The Good: - We were able to check in a lot early (around 11am) - Nice location if you are going to visit the DC monuments b\c you can walk there - The room is a nice size and clean - The outside cafe is a nice place to have a glass of wine and people watch The Bad: - No choice but to pay for parking ($35 overnight) - For the price you pay....there arent any extra perks except a free newspaper in the AM. I'm not a cheapskate by any means, but the SENSORED bar makes you pay for water, coffee, anything extra. As soon as u pick something up - You Bought It! - The "Round Robin & Scotch Bar" Bar is sloppy looking, small, and just all together not a great atmosphere. It wasn't packed by any means, and to get a drink took about 10 minutes. We were very excited to check out this round style bar and have some drinks but we couldn't wait to finish our 1 drink and leave. - All food places around you are pricey! Downtown DC however has very affordable and nice dining/bars options. - The bell hops standing outside were trying to make me pay the $35 even though I charged it to my room. There are WAY too many people outside surrounding you in front of the hotel...most of the time they are just "hanging out" outside. Overall: Average hotel but for what you pay there are better options in the area that are just as close to the attractions. I've stayed at cheaper hotels and just had an overall better experience. I'm pretty easy to please, but I left The Willard just thinking I threw away alot of money and didn't get much out of it. My advice, check out other hotels....

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
2
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
3
Room comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
2
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