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   335.

City Center Washington - 1400 ft
Airports Reagan Washington National (DCA) - 3.1 mi, Washington Dulles International (IAD) - 23.0 mi
Train Stations Washington Union Station - 1.4 mi, - 400 ft
Underground stations Metro Center - 1700 ft, McPherson Square - 2000 ft
Bus stop - 400 ft
Restaurants Old Ebbitt Grill (cuisine: American) - 700 ft, Cafe du Parc (cuisine: French) - 0 ft

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. 

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Facilities

General
  • Parking
  • Safe deposit box
  • Car rental
  • Currency exchange
  • Pets allowed
  • Elevator
  • ATM/Cash machine
  • Concierge desk
  • Shoe shine stand
  • Storage space
  • Gift shop
  • 24-Hour Front Desk
  • Newspapers/magazines
  • Trouser Press
  • Tour desk
Internet

Wireless internet is available in public areas for additional charge

Guest Parking

Paid Public parking is possible on site.

Activities
  • Spa & wellness center
Services
  • Bell staff/porter
  • Maid Service
  • Valet parking
  • Laundry
  • Dry cleaning
Dining facilities
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Restaurant
  • In-room breakfast
Business facilities
  • Wi-Fi Internet
  • Business center
  • Fax/photocopying
Meeting facilities
  • Meeting/banquet facilities
  • Meeting room
Children's facilities
  • Child care
Facilities for people with disabilities
  • Rooms/facilities for people with disabilities
Leisure and relaxation facilities
  • Sauna
  • Fitness center
  • Exercise gym
  • Shiatsu massage
Room view
  • City view
Room facilities
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Air conditioning
  • 24-hour room service
  • Heating
  • Tea and Coffee Facilities
  • Ironing facilities
  • Work desk
  • Mini bar
  • Connecting rooms
  • Terrace
  • Dressing area
Living Area
  • Sitting area
Bathroom
  • Laundry basket/clothes hamper
  • Bathtub
  • Hair dryer
  • Shower
  • Toilet
  • Private bathroom
  • Bathrobe
  • Slippers
Bedroom
  • Rollaway beds
Media
  • Cable TV
  • Satellite TV
  • LCD TV
  • Voice mail
  • Speaker phone
  • Pay TV
  • AM/FM alarm clock
  • Telephone
  • Radio
  • 220 AC
  • Internet access
  • CD player
  • Video on demand
  • iPod docking station

Policies

Check-In

from  4 pm

Check-Out

until  11 am

Children and extra beds
  • One child under the age of 19 may stay free of charge when using existing bedding. 
  • Maximum capacity of extra beds in a room is 1. 
Pets

Pets are allowed on request.

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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
Bed type: King Size Bed or Two Queen Size Beds
Size: 420 sq. feet

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

Room facilities
    Standard Room
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    Intercontinental The Willard Washington D.C. Standard Room STANDARD ROOM
    Bed type: King Size Bed or Two Queen Size Beds

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

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      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
      Bed type: King Size Bed

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

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        Deluxe Room
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        Intercontinental The Willard Washington D.C. Deluxe Room DELUXE ROOM
        Bed type: King Size Bed or Two Queen Size Beds
        Size: 420 sq. feet

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

        Room facilities
          One King Bed Willard Room Nonsmoking
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          Intercontinental The Willard Washington D.C. One King Bed Willard Room Nonsmoking 1 KING BED WILLARD ROOM NONSMOKING
          Bed type: King Size Bed or Two Queen Size Beds

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

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            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
            Bed type: King Size Bed or Two Queen Size Beds

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

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              Two Double Beds Junior Suite Nonsmoking
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              Intercontinental The Willard Washington D.C. Two Double Beds Junior Suite Nonsmoking 2 DOUBLE BEDS JUNIOR SUITE NONSMOKING
              Bed type: Double Beds

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

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                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
                Bed type: Double Beds

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

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                  Two Queen Beds Executive Suite Nonsmoking
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                  Intercontinental The Willard Washington D.C. Two Queen Beds Executive Suite Nonsmoking 2 QUEEN BEDS EXECUTIVE SUITE NONSMOKING
                  Bed type: Two Queen Size Beds or King Size Bed

                  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.

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                    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
                    Bed type: Two Queen Size Beds or King Size Bed

                    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.

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                      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
                      Bed type: Two Queen Size Beds or King Size Bed

                      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.

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                        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
                        Bed type: King Size Bed or Double Beds

                        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.

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                          One King Bed Oval Suite With View Nonsmoking
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                          Intercontinental The Willard Washington D.C. One King Bed Oval Suite With View Nonsmoking 1 KING BED OVAL SUITE WITH VIEW NONSMOKI
                          Bed type: King Size Bed or Double Beds

                          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.

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                            Two Double Oval Suite With View Nonsmoking
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                            Intercontinental The Willard Washington D.C. Two Double Oval Suite With View Nonsmoking 2 DOUBLE OVAL SUITE WITH VIEW NONSMOKING
                            Bed type: King Size Bed or Double Beds

                            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.

                            Room facilities
                              One King Deluxe Nonsmoking
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                              Intercontinental The Willard Washington D.C. One King Deluxe Nonsmoking 1 KING BED PREMIER WITH VIEW NONSMOKING
                              Bed type: King Size Bed or Two Queen Size Beds
                              Size: 420 sq. feet

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

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

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                                What's nearby

                                Tourist attractions
                                Places of interest
                                • H Street (Atlas District)
                                  1400 ft
                                Museums
                                • Wilson Quarterly
                                  700 ft
                                • Association of Art Museum
                                  700 ft
                                • Ford's Theater and Lincoln Museum
                                  1700 ft
                                • Mezzenine Cafe
                                  1700 ft
                                • Decatur House
                                  1700 ft
                                • 1700 ft
                                • Renwick Gallery
                                  2000 ft
                                Parks
                                • Olympic National Forest
                                  1000 ft
                                Universities, Institutes
                                • University of PA Annenberg
                                  400 ft
                                • 700 ft
                                • National Louis University
                                  700 ft
                                • Icls Intl Ctr-Language
                                  700 ft
                                • International Space University
                                  1000 ft
                                • Aiu
                                  1700 ft
                                • 1700 ft
                                • Jewish Institute Natl Security
                                  2000 ft
                                • Institute For Intl Mediation
                                  2000 ft
                                • Southeast Consortium For Intl
                                  2000 ft
                                • University Corp-Atmospheric
                                  2000 ft
                                Space related
                                • National Aeronautics Space Adm
                                  1700 ft
                                Theaters
                                Underground stations

                                Local Attractions

                                • National Museum of the American Indian
                                  1.0 mi
                                  National Mall, 4th St. and Independence Ave., S.W., Washington DC
                                • U Street
                                  1.0 mi
                                  Washington DC, DC
                                • Christian Heurich House Museum
                                  1.1 mi
                                  1307 New Hampshire Ave Northwest, Washington DC
                                • Dupont Circle
                                  1.1 mi
                                  Washington DC, DC
                                • Potomac Park
                                  1.1 mi
                                  Washington DC, DC

                                Near the hotel

                                • The Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center
                                  900 ft
                                  1300 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW, Washington DC
                                • White House
                                  1200 ft
                                  1600 Pennsylvania Ave., Washington DC
                                • United States Department of the Treasury
                                  1100 ft
                                  15th Street and Hamilton Place, NW, Washington DC
                                • National Museum of American Art
                                  1200 ft
                                  G Street NW, Washington DC
                                • H Street (Atlas District)
                                  1600 ft
                                  H Street, Washington DC
                                • Old Post Office Pavilion
                                  1700 ft
                                  1100 Pennsylvania Ave. N.W., Washington DC
                                • Ford's Theatre
                                  2000 ft
                                  511 10th St NW, Washington DC

                                Restaurants Nearby

                                • Old Ebbitt Grill

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

                                  700 ft
                                  675 15th St NW

                                  Phone: 202-347-4800

                                • Cafe du Parc

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

                                  0 ft
                                  1401 Pennsylvania Ave NW

                                  Phone: 2029427000

                                • Occidental Grill

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

                                  100 ft
                                  1475 Pennsylvania Ave NW

                                  Phone: 202-783-1475

                                • Round Robin Bar

                                  73% likes this, based on 47 reviews

                                  0 ft
                                  1401 Pennsylvania Ave NW

                                  Phone: (202) 628-9100

                                • POV Lounge

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

                                  300 ft
                                  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

                                8.6
                                out of 10
                                Exceptional
                                Based on 87 reviews

                                Rating by category:

                                Dining
                                8.2
                                Location
                                9.7
                                Rooms
                                8.2
                                Service
                                7.9
                                Value
                                8.2

                                Individual guest reviews

                                • Older travelers

                                  for the room price, internet and local phone calls should be included

                                  • Average rating
                                    9.0
                                • Group of friends

                                  Everything! This was a wonderful experience. The staff was friendly and efficient, the rooms were very comfortable and for all it's elegance and stateliness the hotel was very warm and welcoming.

                                  Leaving.

                                  • Average rating
                                    10.0
                                • Older travelers

                                  I Felt the Hotel gave a true Christmas feel. We really enjoyed our stay

                                  • Average rating
                                    10.0
                                • Single

                                  The location, central to doing business, sightseeing and exploring

                                  It's a beautiful hotel with history and legacy. The service was par-none

                                  • Average rating
                                    10.0
                                • Family with children

                                  Grand lobby, professional staff, spacious room, great location.

                                  Chargeable internet

                                  • Average rating
                                    9.2
                                • Older travelers

                                  The friendly staff, comfortable spotless room and all the facilities

                                  The breakfast room. Also, the porridge was only luke warm.

                                  • Average rating
                                    10.0
                                • Family with children

                                  The hotel is beautifully and rustique

                                  It is far from the shopping center of George town

                                  • Average rating
                                    8.8
                                • Older travelers

                                  Excellent hotel with an international reputation that is justifiably deserved. Cuisine superb.

                                  Extortionate minibar and only two tiny cartons of milk per day! Room brochure had no plan of hotel. 'Room allocated on arrival' translates as worst room in hotel: shame that as it acts as a major determinant in deciding whether to book again.

                                  • Average rating
                                    10.0
                                • Single

                                  Beautiful hotel at first class location Good service

                                  The price is rather high, however My double room was pretty small but convenient for one Breakfast not included, is luxury but expensive Additional fee for wifi

                                  • Average rating
                                    9.6
                                • Older travelers

                                  Excellent location, Beautiful room, extremely clean, excellent service, staff friendly and berry accommodating and the little extra amenities in the room were greatly appreciated.

                                  • Average rating
                                    10.0
                                • Older travelers

                                  I loved the ambiance and the caring, kindness of the staff. Thank you. Judy

                                  • Average rating
                                    10.0
                                • Older travelers

                                  The Willard lived up to its reputation.

                                  I did not like the staff knocking on the door at 8am and then coming back at 10am and just trying to walk in without ringing the bell.

                                  • Average rating
                                    10.0
                                • Couple

                                  Location

                                  Room was too small The picture when I did the reservation was different !!!

                                  • Average rating
                                    5.4
                                • Older travelers

                                  It's location,it's beautiful architecture and its luxurious furnishing as well as its most friendly staff especially the bellmen and the concierge.

                                  • Average rating
                                    10.0
                                • Couple

                                  The staff was very nice with us. The location is simply great.

                                  The brasserie is not the best place to have a dinner

                                  • Average rating
                                    9.2
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