Willard Intercontinental - Washington  5 stars

1401 Pennsylvania Avenue 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
 Internet

Wi-Fi in public areas

Wi-Fi in rooms

Paid Wi-Fi

 Parking

Paid parking

 24-Hour

24-hour reception

 Fitness/Gym

Fitness center

 Sports activities

Tennis court

Golf course

 Spa and relaxation

Spa & wellness center

 Breakfast

In-room breakfast

 Food/Drinks

Restaurant

Bar/Lounge

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   365.

City Center Washington - 1700 ft
Airports Reagan Washington National (DCA) - 3.1 mi, Washington Dulles International (IAD) - 23.1 mi
Train Stations Washington Union Station - 1.4 mi, - 400 ft
Underground stations Metro Center - 1400 ft, McPherson Square - 2000 ft
Bus stop - 400 ft
Restaurants Old Ebbitt Grill (cuisine: American) - 700 ft, Corner Bakery - 14th St. NW (cuisine: Bakery) - 200 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
  • Paid Wi-Fi
  • Paid parking
  • Late check-in/-out
  • 24-hour reception
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Safe deposit box
  • Pets allowed
  • Lobby
  • Souvenir shop
  • Florist/Flower shop
  • Currency exchange
  • ATM/Cash machine
  • Luggage storage
  • Elevator
  • Rooms/Facilities for disabled
  • Ice machine
Internet

Wireless internet is available in the entire hotel at USD 10.95 per day.

Guest Parking

Paid public parking is possible on site.

Services
  • Valet parking
  • Room service
  • Bell staff/Porter
  • Car rental
  • Limousine service
  • Dry cleaning
  • Laundry
  • Newspaper service
  • Tours/Ticket assistance
  • Shoe shine service
Dining facilities
  • In-room breakfast
  • A la carte restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
Meeting facilities
  • Business center
  • Meeting room
  • Meeting/Banquet facilities
  • Computer rental
  • Printers
  • Fax/Photocopying
Children's facilities
  • Babysitting/Child services
Leisure facilities
  • Tennis court
  • Golf course
  • Fitness center
  • Spa & wellness center
  • Sauna
  • Shiatsu massage
Room view
  • City view
Room facilities
  • Wi-Fi in rooms
  • Air conditioning
  • Heating
  • Mini-Bar
  • Tea and coffee facilities
  • Sitting area
  • Dressing area
  • Terrace
  • Rollaway/Extra bed
  • Ironing facilities
Bathroom
  • Private bathroom
  • Bathtub
  • Steam shower
  • Room toiletries
  • Hair dryer
Media
  • In-room movies
  • Flat-screen TV
  • Cable/Satellite television
  • Direct dial telephone
  • CD player
  • AM/FM alarm clock
Room decor
  • Carpeted floor

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. 

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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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Willard Intercontinental Two Queen Beds Deluxe Nonsmoking 2 QUEEN BEDS DELUXE NONSMOKING
Bed type: King Size bed or 2 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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    Willard Intercontinental Standard Room STANDARD ROOM
    Bed type: King Size bed or 2 Queen Size beds
    Size: 420 sq. feet

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

    Room facilities
      One King Bed Premier With View Nonsmoking
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      Willard Intercontinental One King Bed Premier With View Nonsmoking 1 KING BED PREMIER WITH VIEW NONSMOKING
      Bed type: King Size bed
      Size: 420 sq. feet

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

      Room facilities
        Deluxe Room
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        Willard Intercontinental Deluxe Room DELUXE ROOM
        Bed type: King Size bed or 2 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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          Willard Intercontinental One King Bed Willard Room Nonsmoking 1 KING BED WILLARD ROOM NONSMOKING
          Bed type: King Size bed or 2 Queen Size beds
          Size: 420 sq. feet

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

          Room facilities
            Two Queen Beds Willard Room Nonsmoking
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            Willard Intercontinental Two Queen Beds Willard Room Nonsmoking 2 QUEEN BEDS WILLARD ROOM NONSMOKING
            Bed type: King Size bed or 2 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
              Two Double Beds Junior Suite Nonsmoking
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              Willard Intercontinental Two Double Beds Junior Suite Nonsmoking 2 DOUBLE BEDS JUNIOR SUITE NONSMOKING

              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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              Willard Intercontinental 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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              Willard Intercontinental Two Queen Beds Executive Suite Nonsmoking 2 QUEEN BEDS EXECUTIVE SUITE NONSMOKING
              Bed type: King Size bed
              Size: 605 sq. feet

              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.

              Room facilities
                One King Bed Executive Suite Nonsmoking
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                Willard Intercontinental One King Bed Executive Suite Nonsmoking 1 KING BED EXECUTIVE SUITE NONSMOKING
                Bed type: King Size bed
                Size: 605 sq. feet

                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.

                Room facilities
                  One King Executive Suite With View Nonsmoking
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                  Willard Intercontinental One King Executive Suite With View Nonsmoking 1 KNG EXECUTIVE SUITE WITH VIEW NONSMOKI
                  Bed type: King Size bed
                  Size: 605 sq. feet

                  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.

                  Room facilities
                    One King Bed Specialty Suite
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                    Willard Intercontinental One King Bed Specialty Suite 1 KING BED SPECIALTY SUITE
                    Bed type: 2 Double beds and 1 Sofa bed
                    Size: 605 sq. feet

                    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.

                    Room facilities
                      One King Bed Oval Suite With View Nonsmoking
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                      Willard Intercontinental One King Bed Oval Suite With View Nonsmoking 1 KING BED OVAL SUITE WITH VIEW NONSMOKI
                      Bed type: 2 Double beds and 1 Sofa bed
                      Size: 605 sq. feet

                      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.

                      Room facilities
                        Two Double Oval Suite With View Nonsmoking
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                        Willard Intercontinental Two Double Oval Suite With View Nonsmoking 2 DOUBLE OVAL SUITE WITH VIEW NONSMOKING
                        Bed type: 2 Double beds and 1 Sofa bed
                        Size: 605 sq. feet

                        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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                          Willard Intercontinental One King Deluxe Nonsmoking 1 KING BED PREMIER WITH VIEW NONSMOKING
                          Bed type: King Size bed or 2 Queen Size beds
                          Size: 420 sq. feet

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

                          Room facilities

                            Willard Intercontinental LocationWhat's nearby

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                            What's nearby

                            Tourist attractions
                            • D C Ducks
                              400 ft
                            • 700 ft
                            • The Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center
                              700 ft
                            • Arlington National Cemetery
                              1700 ft
                            Popular areas
                            • Penn Quarter
                              2000 ft
                            Places of interest
                            Sport related
                            • National Theatre
                              400 ft
                            Amusement
                            • Flippers Amusement Ctr
                              2000 ft
                            Museums
                            • Association of Art Museum
                              400 ft
                            • Wilson Quarterly
                              700 ft
                            • Ford's Theater and Lincoln Museum
                              1700 ft
                            • Mezzenine Cafe
                              1700 ft
                            • Decatur House
                              2000 ft
                            • Corcoran Gallery of Art
                              2000 ft
                            Parks
                            • Olympic National Forest
                              1400 ft
                            Universities, Institutes
                            • University of PA Annenberg
                              400 ft
                            • National Louis University
                              700 ft
                            • Bank Street College-Education
                              700 ft
                            • International Space University
                              700 ft
                            • Icls Intl Ctr-Language
                              1000 ft
                            • Aiu
                              1400 ft
                            • University Corp-Atmospheric
                              1700 ft
                            • University-Southern California
                              1700 ft
                            • Institute For Intl Mediation
                              2000 ft
                            Theaters
                            • Warner Theatre
                              700 ft
                            • Ford's Theatre
                              1700 ft
                            Underground stations

                            Local Attractions

                            • National Museum of the American Indian
                              5300 ft
                              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
                            • Potomac Park
                              1.1 mi
                              Washington DC, DC
                            • Dupont Circle
                              1.1 mi
                              Washington DC, DC

                            Near the hotel

                            • The Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center
                              700 ft
                              1300 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW, Washington DC
                            • National Museum of American Art
                              1000 ft
                              G Street NW, Washington DC
                            • United States Department of the Treasury
                              1100 ft
                              15th Street and Hamilton Place, NW, Washington DC
                            • White House
                              1400 ft
                              1600 Pennsylvania Ave., Washington DC
                            • Old Post Office Pavilion
                              1500 ft
                              1100 Pennsylvania Ave. N.W., Washington DC
                            • H Street (Atlas District)
                              1400 ft
                              H Street, Washington DC
                            • Ford's Theatre
                              1800 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

                            • Corner Bakery - 14th St. NW

                              70% likes this, based on 198 reviews
                              Cuisine: Bakery
                              Price Range: USD 1 - USD 21

                              200 ft
                              529 14th St. NW Suite F11

                              Phone: 202-662-7400

                            • Cafe du Parc

                              66% likes this, based on 203 reviews
                              Cuisine: French
                              Price Range: USD 41 - USD 51

                              300 ft
                              1401 Pennsylvania Ave NW

                              Phone: 2029427000

                            • The Hamilton

                              63% likes this, based on 372 reviews
                              Cuisine: American
                              Price Range: USD 32 - USD 32

                              400 ft
                              600 14th Street, N.W.

                              Phone: 202-787-1000

                            • Fourth Estate

                              72% likes this, based on 57 reviews
                              Cuisine: American
                              Price Range: USD 30 - USD 30

                              200 ft
                              529 14th St NW

                              Phone: 202.662.7638

                            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.

                            Willard Intercontinental Reviews

                            Guest reviews are submitted by our customers after their stay at Willard Intercontinental

                            Average guest rating

                            8.6
                            out of 10
                            Exceptional
                            Based on 90 reviews

                            Rating by category:

                            Rooms
                            9.4
                            Service
                            9.3
                            Value
                            8.5
                            Location
                            10.0
                            Dining
                            8.0

                            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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