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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Sep 26, 2020 Jerry H Farmington Hills, Michigan

The Willard is a Grand Hotel in the traditional sense. The décor is impressive and the service excellent. The location could not be better unless you are invited to stay in the Lincoln Room at the White House.
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Sep 26, 2020 FlaDuda82 Indialantic, Florida

As a Platinum Intercontinental member, the Willard was a disappointment. No hot water in the bathrooms, mini was empty, no bellhop service, and the front desk staff was rude. The restaurant claimed to serve food late night, they close at 9pm.
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Sep 26, 2020 MGL New York City, New York

Classic Old World Elegance in Architecture and Service. Even during the upside down time of CoVid The Willard is able to provide supremely attentive and gracious service. The one open Cafe at my time of visit was very good although the staff was overworked so had some trouble keeping the orders straight but so what? The location is great with… Read more
Classic Old World Elegance in Architecture and Service. Even during the upside down time of CoVid The Willard is able to provide supremely attentive and gracious service. The one open Cafe at my time of visit was very good although the staff was overworked so had some trouble keeping the orders straight but so what? The location is great with easy access to all other parts of DC. A treat for sure. Read less
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Sep 25, 2020 catrenareid Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Love this hotel, have stayed here a few times and the staff and hotel never disappoint. The staff are always polite, the hotel is clean and follows COVID protical, the rooms are always well maintained. The bar is fantasic too, the history at this hotel is amazing.
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Excellent Stay at Reasonable Price in Perfect Location

Sep 22, 2020 Dan A

We picked the Willard for its proximity to the White House, but the price was great compared to other locations and the staff was friend and welcoming. The cafe near the hotel had wonderful pastries and espresso, with pleasant open air seating.