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 10, 2021 Mrhowell87 Pinson, Alabama

Very nice one night stay for our family . Due to cov 19 we were not able to enjoy the complete hotel experience. Hope to return when a complete experience can be had. The location to the White House was very important to our trip.
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Jan 9, 2021 KlaraVog

Excellent hotel in classic style, best location, courteous staff, lots of history. My room was quiet and clean with a view of Washington Memorial. There is a nice and secluded business room with double doors located in the back of the hotel; it was super convenient when had to attend a virtual meeting. Highly recommend staying here for a… Read more
Excellent hotel in classic style, best location, courteous staff, lots of history. My room was quiet and clean with a view of Washington Memorial. There is a nice and secluded business room with double doors located in the back of the hotel; it was super convenient when had to attend a virtual meeting. Highly recommend staying here for a memorable experience or a business trip. Read less
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Jan 8, 2021 BorisandDoris1996 United States

We checked in on the 30th, accepting a bare minimum of amenities. As time went on, those amenities were reduced beyond "0", under the pretext of the pandemic and some unexplained "unrest" which was nowhere near the hotel. Guests were aggressively greeted at the door, scrutinized, followed to their elevators, and basically treated as inmates. Our… Read more
We checked in on the 30th, accepting a bare minimum of amenities. As time went on, those amenities were reduced beyond "0", under the pretext of the pandemic and some unexplained "unrest" which was nowhere near the hotel. Guests were aggressively greeted at the door, scrutinized, followed to their elevators, and basically treated as inmates. Our presence in the lobby was prohibited, unless, according to the security manager, I addressed a specific request to him, explained my reasons, and if he deemed it appropriate, he would assign a chair to me and fix a time period to occupy it. I was eventually permitted to occupy a chair to make a 10 minute phone call, under his watchful eye. Even outdoor dining was shut down.The lobby was kept vacant by hotel security. It was a "crime" to be caught there. Hotel management explained that none of these measures were required by law; it was all based on hotel policy.The few amenities that we paid for were eliminated entirely after our arrival. There was no logical or legal reason for any of this rude and oppressive treatment. Read less
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Jan 6, 2021 Ashley S houston, United States

We absolutely loved this hotel experience! Beautiful, historic, really close to the White House. I would highly recommend it! Front desk service was superb, housekeepers the best everyone ready to help!
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Jan 4, 2021 goirish2015 Arlington

Hotel is ok, but there are nicer ones in DC. Recently stayed as a platinum and front desk didn't recognize status. All the guests seem to be put on one or two floors. Rooms have been stripped of amenities. Worth it to stay one time to say you've been there and then the next time head to the Hay Adams or Jefferson or M.O.