Willard Intercontinental  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

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.

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. 

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

Pets are allowed on request

Facilities

General
  • Parking
  • Car rental
  • Pets allowed
  • Currency exchange
  • Elevator
  • Tour desk
  • Trouser Press
  • 24-Hour Front Desk
  • Concierge desk
  • ATM/Cash machine
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
  • Butler service
  • Dry cleaning
  • Laundry
  • Massage services
  • Maid Service
Dining facilities
  • Restaurant
  • Bar
  • 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

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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 Two Queen Size Beds
Size: 39m2

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 Two Queen Size Beds
    Size: 49m2

    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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      Willard Intercontinental 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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        Willard Intercontinental Deluxe Room DELUXE ROOM
        Bed type: King Size Bed or Two Queen Size Beds
        Size: 39m2

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

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          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 Two Queen Size Beds
          Size: 49m2

          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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            Willard Intercontinental Two Queen Beds Willard Room Nonsmoking 2 QUEEN BEDS WILLARD ROOM NONSMOKING
            Bed type: King Size Bed or Two Queen Size Beds
            Size: 49m2

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

                  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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                    Willard Intercontinental One King Bed Executive Suite Nonsmoking 1 KING BED EXECUTIVE SUITE NONSMOKING
                    Bed type: King Size Bed or Two Queen Size 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 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 or Two Queen Size 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 Specialty Suite
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                        Willard Intercontinental One King Bed Specialty Suite 1 KING BED SPECIALTY SUITE
                        Bed type: King Size Bed
                        Size: 211m2

                        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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                          Willard Intercontinental One King Bed Oval Suite With View Nonsmoking 1 KING BED OVAL SUITE WITH VIEW NONSMOKI
                          Bed type: King Size Bed
                          Size: 211m2

                          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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                            Willard Intercontinental Two Double Oval Suite With View Nonsmoking 2 DOUBLE OVAL SUITE WITH VIEW NONSMOKING
                            Bed type: King Size Bed
                            Size: 211m2

                            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 Two Queen Size Beds
                              Size: 39m2

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

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                                Willard Intercontinental 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 station

                                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.

                                Willard Intercontinental Reviews

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

                                Average guest rating

                                8.4
                                out of 10
                                Exceptional
                                Based on 95 reviews

                                Rating by category:

                                Value
                                8.2
                                Dining
                                8.2
                                Location
                                9.7
                                Rooms
                                8.2
                                Service
                                7.9

                                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
                                    8.2
                                  • Location
                                    9
                                  • Rooms
                                    8
                                  • Service
                                    10
                                  • Value
                                    6
                                • 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
                                    7.8
                                  • Location
                                    10
                                  • Rooms
                                    6
                                  • Service
                                    6
                                  • Value
                                    9
                                • 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
                                    8.8
                                  • Location
                                    9
                                  • Rooms
                                    9
                                  • Service
                                    8
                                  • Value
                                    8
                                  • Dining
                                    10
                                • 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
                                    9.6
                                  • Location
                                    10
                                  • Rooms
                                    10
                                  • Service
                                    10
                                  • Value
                                    8
                                • 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
                                    9.0
                                  • Location
                                    9
                                  • Rooms
                                    10
                                  • Service
                                    10
                                  • Value
                                    7
                                • 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
                                    9.2
                                  • Location
                                    9
                                  • Rooms
                                    8
                                  • Service
                                    10
                                  • Value
                                    10
                                • 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
                                    9.6
                                  • Location
                                    10
                                  • Rooms
                                    10
                                  • Value
                                    9
                                • 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
                                    8.0
                                  • Location
                                    9
                                  • Rooms
                                    7
                                  • Service
                                    9
                                  • Value
                                    7
                                • 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
                                    9.2
                                  • Location
                                    10
                                  • Rooms
                                    9
                                  • Service
                                    10
                                  • Value
                                    8
                                  • Dining
                                    9
                                • 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
                                    9.8
                                  • Location
                                    10
                                  • Rooms
                                    10
                                  • Service
                                    9
                                  • Value
                                    10
                                • 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
                                    7.0
                                  • Location
                                    8
                                  • Rooms
                                    8
                                  • Service
                                    7
                                  • Value
                                    5
                                • 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
                                    8.4
                                  • Rooms
                                    7
                                  • Service
                                    9
                                  • Value
                                    9
                                • 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
                                    8.0
                                  • Location
                                    10
                                  • Rooms
                                    6
                                  • Value
                                    8
                                • Location fantastic and lovely, friendly hotel. Excellent service at all levels, beautiful, spacious rooms.

                                  My rating for the hotel:

                                  • Average rating
                                    9.0
                                  • Location
                                    10
                                  • Rooms
                                    10
                                  • Service
                                    10
                                  • Value
                                    6
                                • Good location and a pleasant stay. Excellent very helpful staff and beautiful room.

                                  My rating for the hotel:

                                  • Average rating
                                    9.0
                                  • Location
                                    6
                                  • Rooms
                                    10
                                  • Service
                                    10
                                  • Value
                                    10
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