$219 Avg/night
Rate based on Check-in: Aug 9, 2014 Check-out: Aug 10, 2014

InterContinental THE WILLARD WASHINGTON D.C.

5 stars
1401 PENNSYLVANIA AVE NW, WASHINGTON, DC 20004
Hotel Overview
Reviewer score
4.4
out of 5
93 reviews
I'm staying here again

The staff was very hospitable from the minute my taxi cabb pulled to the front, to the time I... See full review

  • Jaye Small Business Owner
  • Jul 4, 2014
a perfect place

the food, the location and the service is impeccable the history and the amenities make it an ideal... See full review

  • skipt
  • Apr 25, 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
Valet parking
Accessibility
Accessible facilities
Room
Satellite TV
DVD player
Safe
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 (93)

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

Overall score

4.4 / 5
5.01.0
93 out of 93
Amenities:
4.2
Room cleanliness:
4.6
Hotel staff:
4.5
Room comfort:
4.5
Location:
4.9
Value:
4

87% would recommend to a friend.

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Review of InterContinental THE WILLARD WASHINGTON D.C.

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Anonymous
IL
Jul 29, 2009

Nothing to Hide!

Amazing hotel. Absolutely breathtaking. Perfect location to EVERYTHING in D.C.. If you stay here, don't waste your money on the "tourist double decker buses" we walked EVERYWHERE! Be prepared...good shoes. The room (delux King) was large and comfy. Don't touch the fridge unless you want to pay for the item. Read the prices first. Maid service was ok. They made the bed but that was about it. Our room didn't have an iron so we had to call to get one. The consierge was very helpful and booked us reservations on the dinner river cruise for no charge. He also directed us to restaurants close to the area and site seeing stops.

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

Stay here if you plan on going to white house....literally one block to the right and you are there. Treasury, Ford's Theatre, National Archives and so many more attractions just a few blocks away. We even walked to the Capitol from our hotel...but that was a Long walk. Wear good shoes and carry the sun block! (There is a Mariott across the street, which I would check out if I were to go to D.C . angain and bring my children.)

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
Genealogy Girl
San Antonio, Texas
Apr 3, 2014

Wonderful, Historic Washington, DC

The room looked exactly like the picture on the website. Spotlessly clean room, knowledgeable and friendly staff. Good restaurant with room service right on time. They had everything I needed, including a flower shop, right in the hotel. A beautiful and historic hotel located in the heart of the city.

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

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Anonymous
Nashville, TN
Jun 9, 2009

Great Memorial Day wkend at the Willard!

Absolutely beautiful room with view of the Washington Monument. Two queens beds (quite luxurious, but so soft they were unsupportive on our backs, and the sheets were REALLY noisy!). Wish the bathroom had a fan or ventilation - got pretty steamy. Excellent service, and the location is UNBEATABLE. Would stay again in a heart-beat.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
4
Money-saving tip: Not Applicable

You can use their mini-bar as a fridge, but make sure you call them BEFORE you touch anything (there are sensor underneath every item), and then definitely check your bill, as my mini-bar tab was almost $1,000! But it was no problem to get it all taken off. :)

Review of InterContinental THE WILLARD WASHINGTON D.C.

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Anonymous
waukesha, wi
Jan 26, 2010

Great hotel

outstanding

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

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Checking In Please
Miami, Florida
Jan 4, 2010

BEST Hotel in DC!!!!

I have never had such a great experience with a hotel in the US. The staff was excellent and even though there was a great deal of people during the Christmas and New Year's season, it was all handled very carefully with a great attention to detail. There is a large number of rooms with a great deal of people but inside the rooms you can't even hear a pin drop. The hotel manager, [...]is an abosulte dear who is always on top of everything going on in the hotel. Duing this season, they even brought in carolers to spread the Christmas cheer!! In order to fully experience the best in DC, you MUST stay at The Willard!!

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

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Anonymous
Monrovia, CA
Mar 22, 2010

The Willard

We did the Smithsonian, Monticello, Union Station, Library of Congress, and a funeral at Arlington Cemetery.

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

The bar at the Willard is exceptional, great food and drinks, very busy. Corner Bakery and Old Ebbitt Grill are close and reasonable. Old Ebbitt is the oldest tavern in D.C. although not at the original location. Reservations almost a must.

Review of InterContinental THE WILLARD WASHINGTON D.C.

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
NeelHH
Business
New York City
Feb 22, 2013

Comfortable, Convenient for Business

Clean, comfortable, very easy and quick checkin (including allowing access to the room before official checkin times), and great location for business conferences and other amenities in DC

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

Business

Review of InterContinental THE WILLARD WASHINGTON D.C.

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Anonymous
Nashville, TN
Jun 9, 2009

Great Memorial Day wkend at the Willard!

Absolutely beautiful room with view of the Washington Monument. Two queens beds (quite luxurious, but so soft they were unsupportive on our backs, and the sheets were REALLY noisy!). Wish the bathroom had a fan or ventilation - got pretty steamy. Excellent service, and the location is UNBEATABLE. Would stay again in a heart-beat.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
4
Money-saving tip: Not Applicable

You can use their mini-bar as a fridge, but make sure you call them BEFORE you touch anything (there are sensor underneath every item), and then definitely check your bill, as my mini-bar tab was almost $1,000! But it was no problem to get it all taken off. :)

Review of InterContinental THE WILLARD WASHINGTON D.C.

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Anonymous
Richmond, VA
Jun 22, 2009

Willard Hotel

Went for our anniversary. Great Location 2 blocks from White House, Easy walk to Smithsonian. 2nd stay at historic hotel and about the same price as any upscale Washington hotel.

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