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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Jul 22, 2019 121235 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

A wonderful, up to date hotel with old world ambiance, beautifully restored. Service was excellent, friendly, quick. Don't miss the bar! Great location, near the White House, close to downtown, the Mall, Federal buildings, etc.
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Jul 22, 2019 tseideman Temple, Texas

This is absolutely a first-class hotel. Check in was seamless. The view from my room was not spectacular, but the room itself was pristine. Overall, the hotel is extremely nice and in a great location. Dinner at the hotel was excellent. Service was great. Highly recommended.
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Jul 22, 2019 deb1831 Midlothian, Virginia

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay. Everything was clean and updated. The concierge was very helpful and knowledgeable. Very friendly and accommodating staff. Would definitely stay here again. My one small request would be additional staff in the coffee shop. There was only one barista and that made for very long waits for a simple coffee refill.
Image of the Tripadvisor rating They Won Me Over. This is now my DC Hotel

Jul 21, 2019 Coastal30100103092

I stayed at The Willard InterContential for 3 nights. This was my first stay and it will not be my last. The customer service was amazing, I was treated like royalty. The room was clean and the bedding was high quality, I slept soundly due to the comfort and the bedding and pillows. I have breakfast everyday which has a great variety of food and… Read more
I stayed at The Willard InterContential for 3 nights. This was my first stay and it will not be my last. The customer service was amazing, I was treated like royalty. The room was clean and the bedding was high quality, I slept soundly due to the comfort and the bedding and pillows. I have breakfast everyday which has a great variety of food and fruit, coffee, etc. I really enjoyed my stay and will be returning. The locations is only 2 blocks from the African American museum and you are surrounded by restaurants, bars and shopping. Read less
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Jul 21, 2019 shbam04 North Carolina

I stayed at the Willard for 3 nights in June for business. It's a beautiful hotel. (The flowers in the lobby were incredible.) The room was quiet, clean, and comfortable. Check-in was a bit slow. I arrived before noon (early, i know) and was told I was on top of the list to get a room. A checked back with the front desk at 3 and 4. The room wasn't… Read more
I stayed at the Willard for 3 nights in June for business. It's a beautiful hotel. (The flowers in the lobby were incredible.) The room was quiet, clean, and comfortable. Check-in was a bit slow. I arrived before noon (early, i know) and was told I was on top of the list to get a room. A checked back with the front desk at 3 and 4. The room wasn't ready until 4:30. The bar was very popular at night and thus very warm with bodies. And the coffee bar was a slow in the morning. (They could use a few extra employees to make lattes.) Overall, the staff was very helpful and friendly. I felt welcomed by all. Read less