I've tried to get a reasonably priced room at the Willard for many years because of its historic relevance. I finally got one that fit within my travel allotment (~$200) and now, it will be difficult to go back to anything less. The location can't be beat if you want to see any of the museums or monuments. There are many great restaurants within walking distance. The staff was very friendly, helpful and more than willing to share historic information about the property. My room was quiet, roomy and the bed very comfortable. I hope I can afford to return. Keep a look out for specials and don't be afraid to call to see if you can get a better rate than is listed on their web site.