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Willard InterContinental Washington

4.5 of 5 1401 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, Washington DC, DC 20004
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Canberra, Australia
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40 reviews 40 reviews
25 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Iconic hotels can sometimes disappoint you, but not this one. The history and elegance of the place were exactly as described in various reviews. We also had the added bonus of being there at Christmas and so got to enjoy the beautiful festive season decorations. On a practical note it is very centrally located, making walking to nearby attractions easy,... More 

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Washington, Virginia
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68 reviews 68 reviews
23 hotel reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

this is the second time i've stayed here, and i don't like it. the vibe is terrible. reception is miserable. luggage is miserable. service is miserable. the whole experience is not what it should be. maybe i just got unlucky twice -- but probably not. it fits DC's bureaucratic tone perfectly. and the nickle/dime thing stinks. $50 for valet parking.... More 

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Launceston, Australia
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31 reviews 31 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This is a classic hotel. So eloquently appointed, and for first time visitors to DC, it’s in a primo location. The rooms were generous, and super clean, and extremely well maintained with easy lift access. The lobby is gorgeous, and there are various bars that you can enjoy an evening beverage at if you so desire. It has a well-appointed... More 

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College Station, Texas
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125 reviews 125 reviews
96 hotel reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I have nothing but positive things to say about this hotel. I booked in for three nights at a very good rate (congress was out of session so fewer lobbyists in town I suppose) and was very pleased with the room, amenities, service, location and pretty much everything else. It is gloriously restored and elegant in every way. You are... More 

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36 reviews 36 reviews
32 hotel reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I was in DC on business and stayed two nights in this hotel. I did end up changing rooms due to an issue with the cleanliness of the first room but I will say once the change was made the remaining stay was wonderful. Beds very comfortable and rooms very quiet. Lobby beautifully decorated and the service was terrific. I... More 

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Connecticut, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I stayed at this hotel for a conference during the cherry blossom festival. The hotel is gorgeous; steeped in history (Abe Lincoln stayed here; still charming with afternoon tea). I arrived at the hotel very early (way before check-in time), and they kept my bags and called my cell-phone when my room was ready (a couple hours later). The rooms... More 

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New York City, New York
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42 reviews 42 reviews
16 hotel reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I stayed overnight during the Holiday Season and had a great stay. The common areas are splendid, and the lobby is a great place to meet up. The space was beautifully done for Christmas, with a large tree at the center. Tea is also served there, and there are numerous comfortable chairs and sofas to relax on. I had a... More 

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Santa Rosa, California
4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We recently spent 2nights at the famous Willard Hotel in our Nations Capitol . The hotel was conveniently located and had some interesting history ( Abe Lincoln stayed there) so we were anxious to try it out. A few things to know, they have very small rooms and roomier rooms. Do not get room Rm 503, that was what was... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
5 reviews 5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My family stayed here (5) of us!! Great location! Beautiful lobby and great room!! Walking distance to many restaurants and near the White House! Kids enjoyed the piano in the lobby and many sitting areas.

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Fleetwood, PA
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21 reviews 21 reviews
7 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a very classy hotel with a grand lobby and facilities, beautiful rooms, and located in the heart of DC near the White House. We walked to Ford Theater, multiple Smithsonian Museums (Natural/American History the closest), the White House, and Capitol Building with ease although the capitol does take about 20-25 minutes. Ordained for Christmas, the interior and exterior... More 

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Address: 1401 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, Washington DC, DC 20004
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Location: United States > District of Columbia > Washington DC > Downtown / Chinatown , Penn Quarter
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Willard InterContinental Washington 4.5*
Number of rooms: 335
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Also Known As:
Willard Intercontinental Washington Hotel Washington Dc
Intercontinental Washington Dc
Intercontinental Hotel Washington Dc
Hotel Style:
#6 Family Hotel in Washington DC
#9 Luxury Hotel in Washington DC
#11 Romantic Hotel in Washington DC
#12 Business Hotel in Washington DC

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