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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Oct 17, 2021 popaye10 Chicago, Illinois

We had breakfast every morning during our 5 day stay at the Willard. Food and service were excellent. If you are eating there, ask for Deepak. The location was perfect, right across from the WWI memorial and next to the White House. Easy access to the mall with all its museums and memorials.
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Perfect hotel for a quick business trip

Oct 6, 2021 876allank Barcelona, Spain

I stayed at the Willard for a quick business trip in early October. All the staff were excellent, efficient, and professional. Check in and check out was very quick. Both of my meetings were within walking distance of the hotel. The room was very fresh and felt like it was recently updated. When I was in the taxi on my way to DCA I discovered… Read more
I stayed at the Willard for a quick business trip in early October. All the staff were excellent, efficient, and professional. Check in and check out was very quick. Both of my meetings were within walking distance of the hotel. The room was very fresh and felt like it was recently updated. When I was in the taxi on my way to DCA I discovered I had left my suit coat in the closet of my room. We returned to the hotel where I was given a new key, retrieved my coat and was back in the cab in less than 4 minutes. Overall, 5 star service. I look forward to returning soon. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Beautiful historic hotel!

Oct 4, 2021 Jo T CA

Beautiful historic hotel! Wonderful location and very accommodating. Rooms are very comfortable and during this difficult time of COVID felt safe & clean. Restaurant and bar are good with great service!. Great helping to plan your stay in DC!
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Incredible experience

Oct 3, 2021 randysusansc Greer, South Carolina

What a wonderful experience! The hotel property itself is marvelous; it is simultaneously incredibly historic but also well appointed. The staff are outstanding - so hospitable and willing to help. Afternoon Tea in Peacock Alley is elegant and sumptuous. The Round Robin Bar is also special; the many pictures of famous patrons of years ago form a… Read more
What a wonderful experience! The hotel property itself is marvelous; it is simultaneously incredibly historic but also well appointed. The staff are outstanding - so hospitable and willing to help. Afternoon Tea in Peacock Alley is elegant and sumptuous. The Round Robin Bar is also special; the many pictures of famous patrons of years ago form a wonderful backdrop for socializing with friends and family. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Pretty good

Oct 3, 2021 malibugypsy california

The Willard is a big, old, fancy hotel that is perfectly situated to visit Washington. But after staying at the Hay right down the street, little things bugged me. The cafe was always full and the tables were already reserved. The service was slow and brusque. Pens didn’t work. I think it is always full of tourists. So it doesn’t make you feel… Read more
The Willard is a big, old, fancy hotel that is perfectly situated to visit Washington. But after staying at the Hay right down the street, little things bugged me. The cafe was always full and the tables were already reserved. The service was slow and brusque. Pens didn’t work. I think it is always full of tourists. So it doesn’t make you feel like a guest. Instead of a bowl of fruit on arrival, there was an overpriced minibar and some room temperature water. A standard Marriott style room. Overall, it wasn’t bad exactly, the concierge was great and they had actual paper newspapers for free, but the vibe was a nice old-school hotel being swallowed up by corporate. Go for the location. Read less