Intercontinental The Willard Washington D.C.  5 stars

1401 Pennsylvania Ave Nw, Washington, United States, 20004  show mapSave
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Editorial review:

This hotel has hosted presidents, even Abraham Lincoln. The rooms are beautiful and the location near the National Mall is greatly appreciated. The public rooms are classy and elegant, and the dining areas are fabulous. Some find it all a bit stuffy, but others feel that it's all part of the classic charm.

Verified Reviews:

  • Concierge is helpful - Staff is very friendly and wants to please - 10 minute walk to the national mall
  • Coffee was well brewed and good - There was a nice spa within the hotel - Housekeeping was poor
  • Valet is expensive but expected in a big city - Hotel bar is neat, tucked away - Only 1 block from white house
  • Bedroom was terrific, with 2 full bathrooms - Internet available $10 for 24 hours - Location is fantastic
  • Room was good sized with a large bathroom - Food was exquisite - High quality sheets and towels - Comfortable bed

Overview

Centrally located in Washington, the five-star Intercontinental The Willard Washington hotel is just a few blocks away from the White House, McPherson Square and the National Mall.

Built in 1850 it combines elegant classic design with modern touches, antique furnishings and state-of-the-art amenities.

All 333 rooms are appointed with flat-screen TVs, mini-bars, signature bathrooms and balconies with panoramic views of Pennsylvania Avenue.

There is a restaurant and a cozy lounge-bar on site.

The business center has 17 meeting rooms with sitting capacity up to 600 people, digital projectors and free Wi-Fi access.

The fitness center with contemporary cardio and weight training equipment is accessible 24 hours a day. The spa offers rejuvenating facial skincare, massages, body treatments, aqua and aromatherapy, nail care, waxing and make-up artistry.

The personnel at the hotel speaks English, French, Spanish, Italiano, Dutch, Hungarian, Japanese, Chinese, Arabic, Korean, Tagalog / Filipino.

Year renovated   2012.  Number of floors   12.  Number of rooms   333.

hotel Intercontinental The Willard Washington D.C. Washington location

Located right in the historic center of Washington, the property is nearby Olympic National Forest, the White House, the FBI headquarters and the majority of shopping sites. Washington Union Train Station is within 2.2km from the residence, McPherson Square Underground Station is only 500m away and the closest bus stop is just 100m away.

Distance to:

  • City Center - 400 m
  • Airport: Buzzards Pt S - 4.1km, Reagan Washington National - 5.0km
  • Train Station: Washington Union Station - 2.3km, - 100 m
  • Underground station: Metro Center - 500 m, McPherson Square - 600 m
  • Bus stop - 100 m

Rooms

The hotel features non-smoking rooms and rooms with facilities for disabled people.

Standard rooms are fitted with 32-inches plasma TVs and private dining areas.

Deluxe rooms come with large working desks, computers and bathroom phones.

Suites are appointed with marble bathrooms, DVD players and extra living space.

Baby cots are available on request and children under the age of 12 stay may stay for free in existing beds.

Dining options

Buffet breakfast is served for free at the on-site breakfast room every morning from 7am till 11am.

24-hour in-room meal delivery is possible on request.

The Intercontinental restaurant offers exceptional American and international delicacies daily from 7am till 11pm.

The Lounge-bar serves a wide range of light snacks and drinks from early morning till late at night.

A full breakfast is served and charges are applicable. 

Facilities

General
  • Parking (fee required)
  • Car rental
  • Currency exchange
  • Elevator
  • Pets allowed
  • Trouser Press
  • 24-Hour Front Desk
  • Concierge desk
  • ATM/Cash machine
  • Tour desk
Internet

Wireless internet is available in public areas for additional charge

Guest Parking

Paid Public parking is possible on site.

Services
  • Dry cleaning
  • Laundry
  • Maid Service
  • Butler service
Dining facilities
  • Bar
  • Restaurant
  • In-room breakfast
Business facilities
  • Wi-Fi Internet
  • Business center
  • Internet Access
  • High speed internet access
Meeting facilities
  • Meeting room
  • Meeting/banquet facilities
Children's facilities
  • Child care
Facilities for people with disabilities
  • Rooms/facilities for people with disabilities
Leisure and relaxation facilities
  • Sauna
  • Exercise gym
  • Fitness center
Room facilities
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Air conditioning
  • Room service
  • Heating
  • In-room safe
  • Terrace
  • Private bathroom
  • Satellite TV
  • 24-hour room service
  • Shower
  • Mini bar
  • Telephone
  • Hair dryer

Policies

Check-In

from  3 pm

Check-Out

until  12 pm

Pets

Pets are allowed on request

Pets are allowed on request

Children and extra beds
  • One child under the age of 19 may stay free of charge when using existing bedding. 

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Rooms and availability

The hotel features non-smoking rooms and rooms with facilities for disabled people.

Standard rooms are fitted with 32-inches plasma TVs and private dining areas.

Deluxe rooms come with large working desks, computers and bathroom phones.

Suites are appointed with marble bathrooms, DVD players and extra living space.

Baby cots are available on request and children under the age of 12 stay may stay for free in existing beds.

Two Queen Beds Deluxe Nonsmoking

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Intercontinental The Willard Washington D.C. Two Queen Beds Deluxe Nonsmoking 2 QUEEN BEDS DELUXE NONSMOKING

Spacious light room includes two Queen size beds, work desk area, cozy sitting area and convenient bathroom.

Standard Room

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Intercontinental The Willard Washington D.C. Standard Room STANDARD ROOM

You will be assigned the best available room upon your arrival.

One King Bed Premier With View Nonsmoking

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Intercontinental The Willard Washington D.C. One King Bed Premier With View Nonsmoking 1 KING BED PREMIER WITH VIEW NONSMOKING

Spacious light room includes a King size bed, work desk area, cozy sitting area and convenient bathroom.

Deluxe Room

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Intercontinental The Willard Washington D.C. Deluxe Room DELUXE ROOM

You will be assigned the best available room upon your arrival.

One King Bed Willard Room Nonsmoking

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Spacious light room includes a King size bed, work desk area, cozy sitting area and convenient bathroom.

Two Queen Beds Willard Room Nonsmoking

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Intercontinental The Willard Washington D.C. Two Queen Beds Willard Room Nonsmoking 2 QUEEN BEDS WILLARD ROOM NONSMOKING

Spacious light room includes two Queen size beds, work desk area, cozy sitting area and convenient bathroom.

Two Double Beds Junior Suite Nonsmoking

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Spacious light room includes two Double beds, work desk area, cozy sitting area and convenient bathroom.

One King Bed Junior Suite Nonsmoking

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Intercontinental The Willard Washington D.C. One King Bed Junior Suite Nonsmoking 1 KING BED JUNIOR SUITE NONSMOKING

Spacious light room includes a King size bed, work desk area, cozy sitting area and convenient bathroom.

Two Queen Beds Executive Suite Nonsmoking

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Contemporary spacious Suite consists of a cozy bedroom with two Queen size beds, comfortable well-furnished living room with working and sitting areas as well as convenient bathroom.

One King Bed Executive Suite Nonsmoking

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Intercontinental The Willard Washington D.C. One King Bed Executive Suite Nonsmoking 1 KING BED EXECUTIVE SUITE NONSMOKING

Contemporary spacious Suite consists of a cozy bedroom with a King size bed, comfortable well-furnished living room with working and sitting areas as well as convenient bathroom.

One King Executive Suite With View Nonsmoking

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Intercontinental The Willard Washington D.C. One King Executive Suite With View Nonsmoking 1 KNG EXECUTIVE SUITE WITH VIEW NONSMOKI

Contemporary spacious Suite consists of a cozy bedroom with a King size bed, comfortable well-furnished living room with working and sitting areas as well as convenient bathroom.

One King Bed Specialty Suite

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Intercontinental The Willard Washington D.C. One King Bed Specialty Suite 1 KING BED SPECIALTY SUITE

Contemporary spacious Suite consists of a cozy bedroom with a King size bed, comfortable well-furnished living room with working and sitting areas as well as convenient bathroom.

One King Bed Oval Suite With View Nonsmoking

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Contemporary spacious Suite consists of a cozy bedroom with a King size bed, comfortable well-furnished living room with working and sitting areas as well as convenient bathroom.

Two Double Oval Suite With View Nonsmoking

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Contemporary spacious Suite consists of a cozy bedroom with two Double beds, comfortable well-furnished living room with working and sitting areas as well as convenient bathroom.

One King Deluxe Nonsmoking

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Spacious light room includes a King size bed, work desk area, cozy sitting area and convenient bathroom.

Intercontinental The Willard Washington D.C. LocationWhat's nearby

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What's nearby

Attractions for Tourists
General
  • H Street (Atlas District)
    400 m
Museums
  • Wilson Quarterly
    200 m
  • Association of Art Museum
    200 m
  • Decatur House
    500 m
  • Mezzenine Cafe
    500 m
  • Ford's Theater and Lincoln Museum
    500 m
  • 500 m
Parks
  • Olympic National Forest
    300 m
Universities, Institutes
  • University of PA Annenberg
    100 m
  • Icls Intl Ctr-Language
    200 m
  • National Louis University
    200 m
  • 200 m
  • International Space University
    300 m
  • Aiu
    500 m
  • 500 m
  • Institute For Intl Mediation
    600 m
  • Jewish Institute Natl Security
    600 m
  • University Corp-Atmospheric
    600 m
  • Southeast Consortium For Intl
    600 m
Space related
  • National Aeronautics Space Adm
    500 m
Theaters
Underground Railway Stations

Local Attractions

  • Lincoln Memorial and Reflecting Pool
    1.7km
    National Mall, Washington DC
  • Korean War Veterans Memorial
    1.6km
    10 Daniel French Dr SW, Washington DC
  • Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. National Memorial
    1.5km
    1964 Independence Ave, SW, Washington DC
  • Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorial
    1.7km
    Off West Basin Drive, Washington DC
  • National Museum of the American Indian
    1.6km
    National Mall, 4th St. and Independence Ave., S.W., Washington DC

Near the hotel

  • White House Visitors Center
    80 m
    1450 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, Washington DC
  • The National Theatre
    210 m
    1321 Pennsylvania Ave NW, Washington DC
  • The Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center
    270 m
    1300 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW, Washington DC
  • Warner Theatre
    270 m
    513 13th Street NW, Washington DC
  • White House
    360 m
    1600 Pennsylvania Ave., Washington DC
  • United States Department of the Treasury
    310 m
    15th Street and Hamilton Place, NW, Washington DC
  • National Museum of American Art
    340 m
    G Street NW, Washington DC

Restaurants Nearby

  • Old Ebbitt Grill

    82% likes this, based on 2512 reviews
    Food: American
    Price Range: USD 32 - USD 32

    190 m
    675 15th St NW

    Phone: 202-347-4800

  • Cafe du Parc

    70% likes this, based on 222 reviews
    Food: French
    Price Range: USD 41 - USD 51

    0 m
    1401 Pennsylvania Ave NW

    Phone: 2029427000

  • Occidental Grill

    66% likes this, based on 220 reviews
    Food: American
    Price Range: USD 26 - USD 51

    30 m
    1475 Pennsylvania Ave NW

    Phone: 202-783-1475

  • Round Robin Bar

    73% likes this, based on 47 reviews

    0 m
    1401 Pennsylvania Ave NW

    Phone: (202) 628-9100

  • POV Lounge

    51% likes this, based on 184 reviews
    Food: Tapas
    Price Range: USD 30 - USD 30

    80 m
    515 15th Street, NW
Getting there.

Reagan Washington National Airport is just 8km away from the hotel.

Taxi rates: USD20-USD25

By car from Reagan Washington National Airport take the ramp onto George Washington Memorial Pkwy for 1.5km and take the exit onto I-395 N toward Washington, exit on the left onto 14th St SW/US-1 N and follow the route 14th St SW for about 2.3km, then turn left at Pennsylvania Avenue NW and within 300m you will see the hotel on the right.

Washington Dulles International Airport is about 41.8km away.

Taxi rates: USD60-USD70

By car take the Dulles Airport Access and drive along the Toll Road for about 18km, then merge onto VA-267 E for 3km and later turn onto I-66 E and follow to Constitution Avenue, turn left at 15th St NW and then turn right at F St NW, take the 1st turning right onto 14th St NW and again the 1st turning right onto Pennsylvania Avenue NW.

Baltimore-Washington International Airport is 64.4km away.

Taxi rates: USD100-USD120

By car take I-195 W highway and exit onto 2B for MD-295 S/Baltimore to Washington, then merge onto MD-295 S for about 37km and exit onto New York Avenue NE/US-50 W to Washington, turn left at 6th St NW and then turn right at Constitution Avenue NW, later turn right at 14th St NW and then take the 2nd turning left onto Pennsylvania Avenue NW.

Intercontinental The Willard Washington D.C. Reviews

Guest reviews are submitted by our customers after their stay at Intercontinental The Willard Washington D.C.

Average guest rating

4.2
out of 5
Exceptional
Based on 95 reviews

Rating by category:

Location
4.8
Rooms
4.0
Service
4.0
Value
4.1
Dining
4.1

Individual guest reviews

  • The location is simply great, union Station in DC is gorgeous and a destination in itself, the museums are within walking distance as well. Willard intercontinental Washington is fantastic, near White House and the lobby is magnificent and splendid. Service is excellent, the rooms are very large and very comfortable.

    Hotel was a big disappointment, the bed was very uncomfortable and drinks were very expensive.

    My rating for the hotel:

    • Average rating
      4.2
    • Location
      5
    • Rooms
      4
    • Service
      5
    • Value
      3
  • Great location exceptional staff, also the taxi stand was very convenient and the entire hotel was very clean. The price was excellent and service was wonderful. Room was large and quiet, the bar was very comfortable and well stocked, the food was exquisite.

    My stay was too short, and the Catle for making hot water was not good and its take long time to make hot water like 30 min, the breakfast was absolutely lousy beyond belief and egregiously overpriced. The concierge was very rude.

    My rating for the hotel:

    • Average rating
      4.0
    • Location
      5
    • Rooms
      3
    • Service
      3
    • Value
      5
  • Location very central, awesome Place and excellent in other respects and very good staff. The bed very comfortable, cuisine superb and we not hungry for dinner.

    Old style rooms.

    My rating for the hotel:

    • Average rating
      4.3
    • Location
      4
    • Rooms
      4
    • Service
      4
    • Value
      4
    • Dining
      5
  • Excellent location, a wonderful hotel and beautiful lobby. The staff were very welcoming and the room was very comfortable and quiet. The food was delicious.

    My rating for the hotel:

    • Average rating
      4.7
    • Location
      5
    • Rooms
      5
    • Service
      5
    • Value
      4
  • Great location and beautiful hotel. Gorgeous lobby and the friendly staff. Food and accommodation were excellent, the service in all the restaurants was superb.

    Our room had a very poor view and needless to say, our stay was not very restful.

    My rating for the hotel:

    • Average rating
      4.5
    • Location
      5
    • Rooms
      5
    • Service
      5
    • Value
      3
  • The location was excellent and the staff were very friendly, the hotel was absolutely beautiful wit several dinning opportunities, the service we received was professional and kind. Room was large and clean, food was great.

    Restaurant closed.

    My rating for the hotel:

    • Average rating
      4.6
    • Location
      5
    • Rooms
      4
    • Service
      5
    • Value
      5
  • Excellent location near all the main sights, hotel wonderful and the lobby is cozy, comfortable, stately and elegant. Rooms are also large.

    Internet service was a bit expensive.

    My rating for the hotel:

    • Average rating
      4.8
    • Location
      5
    • Rooms
      5
    • Value
      4
  • Great location, wonderful atmosphere and the lobby staff were solicitous and pleasant. The service was excellent and the room was spacious and large. Afternoon tea was exquisite and the gym and spa was good too.

    We pulled up to the hotel at night and there was no one, the tub had a hard time draining and the fan as incredibly loud.

    My rating for the hotel:

    • Average rating
      4.1
    • Location
      5
    • Rooms
      4
    • Service
      5
    • Value
      4
  • Best of all, the location, very smart hotel and expected much better for price. Gracious decoration and professional staff. Good sized comfortable room and the Round Robin bar. Breakfast were excellent & and concierge was fantastic.

    That fairly sums up the service experience we had throughout our stay, the mattress was a bit worn and lopsided, the window was broken , and the thermostat non functioning.

    My rating for the hotel:

    • Average rating
      4.6
    • Location
      5
    • Rooms
      5
    • Service
      5
    • Value
      4
    • Dining
      4
  • The location was amazing and taxis were easily available. The atmosphere was very elegant and decorations were lovely and the singers were an added bonus. Concierge service was very good, the room was also very comfortable and spacious, the food was more than adequate as well.

    This hotel is very formal the bar very expensive.

    My rating for the hotel:

    • Average rating
      4.7
    • Location
      5
    • Rooms
      5
    • Service
      4
    • Value
      5
  • The location is very good and the public areas of the hotel are simply gorgeous. The lobby is stunning and elegant, and the standard rooms are very nice, the staff is extremely polite and focused on customer service, great shower pressure in small bathroom. Whole facility is clean, and well managed.

    Not disappointed, just neutral to the place, no free internet and in the evening we dined at the Old Ebbitt Grill. Very rude desk managers.

    My rating for the hotel:

    • Average rating
      3.5
    • Location
      4
    • Rooms
      4
    • Service
      4
    • Value
      3
  • The location is perfect and the ambience of the Hotel is friendly. The lobby is gorgeous and the staff very helpful, the rooms are clean and well furnished. The concierge is excellent.

    Bathroom tap stuck open twice during stay, then ice machine broken on our floor.

    My rating for the hotel:

    • Average rating
      4.2
    • Rooms
      4
    • Service
      4
    • Value
      5
  • The location is perfect for visitors to the city and the staff is dedicated to making your stay pleasant.

    Room service late and incomplete.

    My rating for the hotel:

    • Average rating
      3.9
    • Location
      5
    • Rooms
      3
    • Value
      4
  • Location fantastic and lovely, friendly hotel. Excellent service at all levels, beautiful, spacious rooms.

    My rating for the hotel:

    • Average rating
      4.4
    • Location
      5
    • Rooms
      5
    • Service
      5
    • Value
      3
  • Good location and a pleasant stay. Excellent very helpful staff and beautiful room.

    My rating for the hotel:

    • Average rating
      4.5
    • Location
      3
    • Rooms
      5
    • Service
      5
    • Value
      5
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