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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Jan 18, 2020 travelwithkidsut Kaysville, Utah

My 17 year old son and I just got back from 11 nights in this amazing, historic hotel. The room was large, comfortable, and clean. The service was more than we are comfortable with. We were able to access all the sights we wanted to see by walking or taking a short Uber trip. I hope to return someday and I would be more than happy to stay here… Read more
My 17 year old son and I just got back from 11 nights in this amazing, historic hotel. The room was large, comfortable, and clean. The service was more than we are comfortable with. We were able to access all the sights we wanted to see by walking or taking a short Uber trip. I hope to return someday and I would be more than happy to stay here again. Read less
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Jan 18, 2020 catbluesky BostonMA

The Willard InterContinental DC is a beautiful property with a convenient location near the Smithsonian museums, National Mall and upscale shops. The staff was friendly and helpful, the rooms were clean and provided the necessary amenities. We wished we could stay longer, and will definitely return. Special thanks to the concierge staff for… Read more
The Willard InterContinental DC is a beautiful property with a convenient location near the Smithsonian museums, National Mall and upscale shops. The staff was friendly and helpful, the rooms were clean and provided the necessary amenities. We wished we could stay longer, and will definitely return. Special thanks to the concierge staff for suggesting the Portrait Gallery upon our late arrival and George Washington's Mount Vernon on our way out of the city. Read less
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Jan 17, 2020 DianaH617 Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Stayed for 5 nights while in town on business. This hotel excelled in every aspect. The staff were extremely accommodating, the room was beautiful and immaculate, food and drinks were top notch. It was in a great location. I highly recommend staying at the Willard for a first class experience.
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Jan 17, 2020 cookieadge Selkirk, New York

I love historic hotels and have wanted to stay at the Willard for nearly 20 years! We loved the architecture and history of the building and the ornate lobby and floral arrangements. Our room was comfortable and stylish and had a fabulous view of the Washington Monument (and our son’s office at the Department of Commerce!). We met him for drinks… Read more
I love historic hotels and have wanted to stay at the Willard for nearly 20 years! We loved the architecture and history of the building and the ornate lobby and floral arrangements. Our room was comfortable and stylish and had a fabulous view of the Washington Monument (and our son’s office at the Department of Commerce!). We met him for drinks and nibbles at the iconic Round Robin Bar, enjoying the history and atmosphere with our Mint Juleps. In the morning we breakfasted at Cafe du Park and loved both the Eggs Benedict and the view. Will definitely be back! Read less
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Jan 16, 2020 15052013DF Gerasdorf bei Wien, Austria

The hotel is located near the White House. It is a beautiful building. The check-in was fast and friendly. We have got a wonderful, huge room. The bed was comfortable and we had a lot of space for our luggage. The service was very friendly. We were enjoying a very good breakfast. One of the best experiences with a hotel we ever had. Just the view… Read more
The hotel is located near the White House. It is a beautiful building. The check-in was fast and friendly. We have got a wonderful, huge room. The bed was comfortable and we had a lot of space for our luggage. The service was very friendly. We were enjoying a very good breakfast. One of the best experiences with a hotel we ever had. Just the view from the window could be a bit better. Read less