Willard InterContinental Washington

1401 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Washington DC, DC 20004
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    Rich Carriero
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    5 Nov 30, 2013

    Willard's Hotel is one of the most famous places of lodging in the United States. Since the creation of the city from the Virginia Wilderness, politicians and notables have been staying here. My favorite story is that of Ulysses S. Grant, who first came here when he was promoted to Lieutenant General. No one knew who he was until he signed the hotel register. When he came to dinner that night, he got a standing ovation.

    Recommended for:Family TravelersHistory BuffsLocal CultureLuxury Travelers
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  • Willard InterContinental Washington
    Donna Worsham
    5 Nov 04, 2013

    This is, perhaps, the most storied hotel in Washington. It's only a block or two from the White House. Every U.S. President since the 1850's has been a guest or visitor there. The lobby is just beautiful. You almost feel as though you are carried back in time.

    When I was there, afternoon tea was being served. It felt quite a bit like high tea in London, though it is served earlier than a high tea would be. Among the visitors were a group of ladies celebrating a baby shower, and obviously having a great time.

    The guest rooms, and the more elaborate suites, have furnishings that suit the hotel's past.

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  • Willard InterContinental Washington
    Karla Zimmerman
    4 Apr 19, 2013

    President Grant invented the term "lobbyist" here to describe the political wranglers hanging out in the hotel's front room. These days the action has moved to the gilded Round Robin bar (beside the lobby). Pop in to see if any big-wigs are clinking glasses and cutting deals.

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    Courtney Singfield
    5 Jul 26, 2012

    The Willard InterContinental hotel is probably one of the best hotels in Washington, DC. With a location not far from the White House, it impossible not to rub elbows with the Washington elite!

    From the spa to the private dining rooms it spells class in every way. The staff is great! Regardless the event they always take great care and attention to detail with every request.

    Great hotel!

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  • Willard InterContinental Washington
    Jay Bryson
    5 Jul 05, 2012

    Apart from being a hotel with a great history, the Willard is in a wonderful location. It has a straight on view right down Pennsylvania Avenue to the Capitol. In the next block or two, you can watch kids playing roller hockey in front of the White House, or the street fairs that sometimes occupy the Avenue on weekends.

    It's also walking distance to several live theatre venues. The Occidental Grill, with its collection of political and celebrity photos, is right there. But personally, I'd head to the Old Ebbitt Grill on 15th Street.

    Recommended for:History Buffs
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    Katherine Mendel
    5 Sep 24, 2011
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Set in the heart of Washington, this hotel is close to John A. Wilson Building and White House, as well as Ford's Theater. Other attractions include Washington Monument.

Dining options at Willard InterContinental Washington include a restaurant and a bar/lounge. Room service is available 24 hours a day. Recreational amenities include a sauna, a fitness facility, and a steam room. Spa

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amenities include spa services and a hair salon. This 4.5 star property has a business center and offers secretarial services, audio visual equipment, and business services. High speed Internet access is available in public areas. Guest parking is available for a surcharge. Additional property amenities include valet parking, a concierge desk, and multilingual staff. This is a smoke free property.

There are 332 guestrooms at Willard InterContinental Washington. Coffee/tea makers and minibars are offered. Bathrooms feature bidets, bathrobes, scales, and hair dryers. In addition to CD players, guestrooms offer multi line phones with voice mail. Televisions have pay movies. Air conditioned rooms also include desks and irons/ironing boards. Guests may request a turndown service and wake up calls. Guestrooms are all non smoking.

Notifications and Fees:

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check in, or check out.

  • Valet parking: US$ 35 per day
  • Pets: US$ 100 per stay

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.


  • Business Center
  • Fitness Center
  • Restaurant
  • Room Service
  • Pets Allowed
  • Data Ports
  • Hair Dryer
  • Air Conditioning
  • Sauna
  • Voicemail
  • In-House Bar
  • Clothing Iron
  • In-House Dining
  • Wake Up Service
  • Coffee & Tea Maker
  • Safe
  • Mini Bar In Room

Reviews Summary

Excellent!1803 reviews across the web.

  • Guests think this is a family-friendly hotel.
  • Guests say the hotel is perfect for a romantic getaway.
  • Location
    96% liked the proximity to sightseeing.
  • Hotel
    95% thought it was clean.
  • Service
    93% found the staff to be very friendly.
  • Ambiance
    87% enjoyed the friendly atmosphere.
  • Hotel Building
    Conference area was excellent, according to 80%
  • Food
    73% found the breakfast to be wonderful.

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