InterContinental The Willard Washington D.C.

Washington DC, USA

The hotel

Nicknamed ‘The Residence of Presidents’, the name-dropping guestbook at this historic hotel backs-up its status as a DC ‘des res’. Some of that kudos is down to its address – on Pennsylvania Avenue, this district’s other notable residences include The White House, just one block away. Inside, The Willard InterContinental spills secrets of its 200 year history in its high-drama décor, from the uber-grand lobby to the regal ‘Peacock Alley’ (the ideal spot for afternoon tea). It may be perfectly positioned for sightseeing and restaurant-hopping, but they’ve also added time-wasting treats like a sumptuous spa and tempting dining and drinking spaces like their French-inspired brasserie, Café du Parc.

Amenities

  • Bar
  • Spa
  • Families
  • Room Service
  • Fitness Centre/Gym
  • Close to City Centre
  • Restaurant

Where is it

In downtown Washington D.C, a short walk from The White House and other iconic monuments, memorials and museums on the National Mall. Transfer time from Washington International Airport: 20 minutes.

Hotel information

All rooms have air-conditioning, safe, bathrobes, complimentary newspaper, Illy coffee/tea maker, mini-bar*, TV, iHome radio, iron and board and hairdryer. Standard Rooms have 1 king-size bed, sleeping maximum 2 adults.

Deluxe Rooms have views of the city or courtyard, and 1 king-size bed or 2 queen-size beds, sleeping maximum 4 adults or 2 adults and 2 children.

Superior King Rooms have 1 king-size bed, sleeping maximum 2 adults.

Executive Suites are larger suites with spacious bedroom, separate living area and dining table for up to 4 people. The master bedroom has 1 king-size bed or 2 queen-size beds, sleeping maximum 4 adults or 2 adults and 2 children.

Cafe du Parc (French brasserie, open for breakfast, lunch, afternoon tea and dinner). Round Robin Bar. Peacock Alley (serving afternoon tea). Le Bar (pastries and hot beverages). Room service*. Fitness centre. Spa*. Kids' concierge programme including in-room amenities, in-room dessert amenity, library offering a book to borrow for duration of stay, board games and toys to borrow, and family-friendly history tours of The Willard on Saturdays (subject to availability. Complimentary car service within a 3-mile radius. Valet-parking CA$55 plus tax, per day (payable locally, subject to change). Complimentary WiFi.

*Denotes local charge.

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Image of the Tripadvisor rating Tremendous experience - even better service!

Nov 20, 2019 5Jonny

The hotel itself is both historic and beautiful, but the service put our experience over the top. The guest services went above and beyond to accommodate our stay, and we are tremendously grateful! Will always look to stay here in the future.
Image of the Tripadvisor rating The Grand Old Dame

Nov 20, 2019 Erikvanstrien Norfolk, Virginia

IHG brings luxury in this oldest hotel in DC to life for very reasonable prices. And the staff is well seasoned and very attentive in what they do. For a weekend DC near all the things downtown offers this is a great option to consider
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Washington wonder.

Nov 20, 2019 Paradise19190734311 London, United Kingdom

A truly spectacular hotel in the heart of DC. Amazing suite upgrade for which my thanks. Round robin bar is great and staff are very helpful. I always stay there when I visit DC and am treated so well.
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Nov 20, 2019 efterpi2014 Thessaloniki Region, Greece

An excellent hotel ! Very well preserved with new fabrics every where and a feeling that they care ! Maybe a more effective cleaning of the room , not only once a day would be excpected and perhaps more tiding up !!!
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Luxurious treat!

Nov 20, 2019 ecmcke Flemington

This was a definite splurge for us, celebrating my granddaughter's 12th birthday, but we had a blast. The service and ambiance was warm and comfortable. Loved it. Would definitely do it again, though I may have to save up for awhile first!