InterContinental The Willard Washington D.C.

Washington DC, USA

Virgin rating

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 An American political historical treasure

May 7, 2022 gmcmd

Few hotels in America ooze as much American political history or can boast the rich and beautifully rendered patriotic architecture, as The Wilard. As frequent IHG guests, we were treated to an over the top upgrade, but it seems like most of the rooms at the hotel are spacious upgrades regardless. Very friendly, contemporary, and efficient service… Read more
Few hotels in America ooze as much American political history or can boast the rich and beautifully rendered patriotic architecture, as The Wilard. As frequent IHG guests, we were treated to an over the top upgrade, but it seems like most of the rooms at the hotel are spacious upgrades regardless. Very friendly, contemporary, and efficient service felt comfortable beside points of interest such as the 19th century luxury front desk Hotel charm. Located right in the center of everything important in DC, and only a block or two away from the White House. Where else in America can you go to a single floor and find the Thomas Jefferson, Abraham Lincoln and Martin Luther King Suites in the same hallway. And all of these people, as well as dozens more notables, stayed there and have suites named after them The ceiling in the Lobby is worth the trip to see, every US state represented with its own unique Medallion. Mark at the front desk spoiled us, and everyone else treated us with the understated luxurious service accompanying the almost overstated architectural opulence. We had a delicious room service in our private dining room too. We will definitely stay at The Willard again and again when we are in D.C ! Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Found someone else in my room.

May 1, 2022 DannyJB80 Miami Beach, Florida

I checked in and went to “my” room only to find someone sleeping there. After going back to the front desk they finally found a new room for me (they had obviously given away my room and were struggling to find a room for me). My new room is at the end of a long hall and the only light in the room is a tiny porthole window. Very concerning lack… Read more
I checked in and went to “my” room only to find someone sleeping there. After going back to the front desk they finally found a new room for me (they had obviously given away my room and were struggling to find a room for me). My new room is at the end of a long hall and the only light in the room is a tiny porthole window. Very concerning lack of security. Will not stay here again. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating spoiling ourselves at the Williard

Apr 24, 2022 s0uthernbelle16 Atlanta, Georgia

beautiful hotel. Lovely comfortable rooms. Great beds. Baths , well, not so much. Toilet very strange. Lots of walking, and lots of stairs, in hotel. Not good for handicapped people. Inhouse restaurant, poor. Great location. Staff very professional but not friendly. Busy busy busy.
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Fantastic stay

Apr 7, 2022 Lottelli Wirral, United Kingdom

A superb hotel. It was great to stay somewhere so historic. Don’t miss the small corridor with the hotels history with a list of famous people who have stayed there and loads of interesting artefacts. The lobby is stunning. Fine detail. Superbly presented. Check in was smooth and they were able to organise for us a taxi from Dulles airport. We… Read more
A superb hotel. It was great to stay somewhere so historic. Don’t miss the small corridor with the hotels history with a list of famous people who have stayed there and loads of interesting artefacts. The lobby is stunning. Fine detail. Superbly presented. Check in was smooth and they were able to organise for us a taxi from Dulles airport. We got a room upgrade to a suite. The room was great. We had a small kitchen room with a fridge and a coffee machine. The wardrobe was a great size - loads of space for clothes and shoes and even the suitcases. There’s a safe there too. The bathroom was great - bath and a great shower. Toiletries provided. They have a hairdryer but it’s not that strong. The room had a comfy chair and a sofa as well as a huge desk and a chest of drawers with a tv on. Loads of storage space. The king size bed was really comfortable. Really classic finish in the room. We had some hotel credit which we used in the bar - the round robin is a historic bar with loads of atmosphere! The mint julep is amazing. Breakfast for us was included as part of our deal with the hotel - it was fantastic. It was served at the cafe du parc next door. Great staff. Huge portions. It was such a delight to stay in such a beautiful and historic hotel. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Great stay in a wonderful location

Mar 30, 2022 MandyEK

We stayed in two connecting rooms on the 5th floor. The rooms were very large and spacious, and well-kept. It was wonderful to have daily cleaning service, which is hard to find recently. We brought our kids, and this was quite upscale for them. Everyone was gracious and the kids loved it. The location was great for seeing the sights as well as a… Read more
We stayed in two connecting rooms on the 5th floor. The rooms were very large and spacious, and well-kept. It was wonderful to have daily cleaning service, which is hard to find recently. We brought our kids, and this was quite upscale for them. Everyone was gracious and the kids loved it. The location was great for seeing the sights as well as a show at The National and some live sports. We also had drinks at the bar and room service one night. Everything was great and the staff were wonderful. We’d highly recommend this hotel! Read less