Willard Inter-Continental Washington

5 out of 5 stars5 Stars

1401 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, Washington DC, District of Columbia, 20004, United States

7 Reviews

Willard InterContinental Washington
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Satisfaction Excellent
Very Good

Value Score Great Value!

Costs 26% less than similarly rated 5 star hotels

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  • Couples91
  • Solo87
  • Business89
  • Prime located luxury hotel


    Not just a typical hotel in the chain, this oozes presidential character. Located well, near the white house and other attractions and business locations, with impeccable service, this can't be beat if you can get a reasonable rate.

    Unique Quality: Service, location, rooms.

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    not many like this...


    I've stayed twice, in 1996 & 1998. Once would have been a privilege.

    It has huge rooms, and is a real luxury. Breakfasts are sumptuous, and a haunt of the power breakfast types.

    The lobby is atmospheric, and more like St Peter's in Rome than a hotel.

    The location is amazing - just 2 blocks (or 3 doors) from the White House!

    Unique Quality: The luxury; the atmosphere; the location

    Directions: Come out of White House, turn left and its 2 blocks up PA

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    THE Hotel in D.C.


    I've always wanted to stay here and finally got the chance last week. What can I say- in my opinion it is THE number one hotel in D.C. The location is- well, the President has the closest residence. The rooms are amazing, the service is tip-top and the history of this grande lady is enchanting. The restaurant on the lower floor has an amazing menu and will make the longest stay seem too short. For people who love to stay in this town, if you can afford The Willard, this is a must in ones lifetime.

    Unique Quality: The hotel in itself is almost like a museum. Rooms both dedicated to Presidents and stayed in by Presidents, with the upper echelon of americas politicians in and out on an hourly basis, and simply amazing decor. From the haunted halls to the harps playing in the lobby, there is no greatet hotel in D. C.

    Directions: to the right of the White House

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    The Center of Washington DC


    We didn't stay here, but it sure looked pretty impressive. Many nice hotels in Washington!

    Unique Quality: Located in the heart of Washington DC, the hotel is near government and business offices, within walking distance to several Washington theater districts, as well as many sightseeing attractions. The White House is just two blocks away and the National Mall, with its diverse museums, is within walking distance. Since 1850 the Willard hotel has been a favorite choice of many travelers.

    Directions: The Freedom Plaza vicinity.

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    The Willard.
    An elegant and...


    The Willard.
    An elegant and exclusive hotel built in 1901 by the same architect responsible for the Plaza in New York. It was one of the city's first skyscrapers.
    The building, inside and out, is a marvel in grand luxury.

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    The best bet on getting a good...


    The best bet on getting a good rate is checking with some of the services that book hotels. Prices will peak during the peak seasons such as the Cherry Blossem festival. Try the Hotel Assn of Washington 800-452-1270. Also, try discount hotel brokers that book rooms that are left unsold and have good rates. DC Accommodations: 1-800-554-2220, and Capitol Reservations 1-800-847-4832 or try some of the on line hotel reservations services. (http://www.washington.org) http://washingtondc.hoteldiscounters.org/

    I enjoyed staying at the Embassy Suites in Alexandria, Virginia because it had a free full breakfasts and suites. Very nice with suites which is great for privacy if traveling with your family and convenient to the Metro.

    Holiday Inn on Capitol Hill , good basic hotel for families or business on a budget. Convenient to the Capitol Building or Union Station.

    If money is no object, the Willard Intercontinental Hotel 1401 Pennsylvania Ave, is a historic hotel restored to Victorian grandeur, near the White House.

    See, http://www.washington-d-c-hotels.com/ for a useful website with a map of Washington listing hotels by region.

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    The Willard Hotel


    $300/night (although you can get deal for around $200)

    Unique Quality: Located right off of the White House, the Willard is an elegant hotel rich in DC political history. Weekly off-ste congressional meetings/strategy sessions take place in the Willard (often in the hotel's bar - The Robin's Nest). It's central location to most of the city's top sites and restaurants is also a plus.

    Directions: Right around the corner from the White House.

More about Willard Inter-Continental Washington

Wonderful Willard

by TripAdvisor Member binky1

We recently spent 4 nights at the Willard Intercontinental in DC - what a fabulous experience. Excellant service - beautiful decor! I had asked for an upgrade if available (we had reserved a 1 bdrm suite and a separate room for our 16 yr. old twins) and we were upgraded to a beautiful suite (with a name even!) with views of the Capitol and Washington monument. Two things to watch - if you like in room coffee bring your own coffee maker as the rooms don't have any and when you check out look for any "honor bar" charges that you didn't use (we only had one charge in error and they immediately deducted it).

This is a great location to all of the Mall as well as the White House. Contact your congressmen well in advance (at least 2 months or more) to request a White House Tour - even though you only get to see 5 rooms it's worth it (no more waiting in line as in many years past.)
Our twins liked ESPN zone (a short walk from the hotel) and Spy Museum (also an easy walk).
DC is an awesome place to visit - I have a much greater appreciation for our Country and our history.

The Willard Has Slipped

by TripAdvisor Member aroobagirl

As a local resident I have grown up with the stories surrounding The Willard Hotel. When it came time for a romantic get away with my husband it seemed an ideal choice. The lobby was and is thrilling. Our room was large considering it is located in a large city and the decor was conservative and traditional. (Typical DC)
The disappointment set in when I got up from bed, threw my covers off in the middle of the night and noticed what appeared to be old blood stains! The sheets had obviously been laundered but I was not pleased. We moved to the other side of the bed since it was the middle of the night but mentioned the incident to the clerk when we checked out the next morning. Her response? "I'll have a maid look at them". No apology, no explanation that this was not up to The Willard's standards. It is evident why the Mandarin Oriental moved into town with the idea that there were no 5 star hotels in Washington, D.C. The Willard has become complacent at best and it shows in their attitude.


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Looking for name of park about 3 blocks from White House

by wdechent

Hey everyone!

When I was in DC, my family and I found this little park. I think it was about two or three blocks from the white house. It had this waterfall that was water cascading over a series of steps. Can anyone give me the name of this fountain?



RE: Looking for name of park about 3 blocks from White House

by roberteolsen

Pershing Park. Easy to find (opposite the Willard Hotel on Pennsylvania Avenue, NW, at 14th) but hard to identify. Try this great Washington, DC tourist map: http://www.lib.utexas.edu/maps/national_parks/washington_dc_parks98.pdf


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Address: 1401 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, Washington DC, District of Columbia, 20004, United States