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Willard InterContinental Washington

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San Francisco, California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Locals, taxi drivers still call it the Willard, the old grand name. It still has the grand hotel’s glamour, lobby is stunning and beautiful, full with great art work and fresh pretty flowers. Rooms are all renovated as well, it’s very nice. Location is great, one block away from White House, two blacks away from National Mall, walking distance to... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Very historic hotel next door to the White House! The staff demands valet parking and will NOT direct you to affordable public parking! If your wife helps you check in while you are parking the car, make sure her name is on the reservation or the staff will make her sit in the lobby until you return to join her!... More 

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Ringwood Illinois
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

My friend and I were in DC for a meeting which was to be at another hotel. However, we came a day early and wanted to have some time to relax and enjoy downtown DC. We have both been here before and love the hotel, mindful of the history that has taken place here and continues. Elegant, historical, with helpful... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Really grand old hotel with heaps of character! Steeped in history (lots of famous visitors!!) Had a lovely, 2 Queen bed, room with our 2 teens, heaps of space! Staff were all extremely friendly and helpful! Great location, right next to The White House, some nice restaurants with patios (attached to the hotel) outside....lovely for lunch or dinner! The hotel... More 

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Massachusetts
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3 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We stayed here for 4 nights and were very pleased. The room was rather spacious and clean. The same applied to the bathroom. We stayed on the 8th floor and were not bothered by the street noise. The room had a safe, to my husband's delight. The location of the hotel was very convenient - next to the White House... More 

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GM_The-Willard, General Manager at Willard InterContinental Washington, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to share feedback on your recent stay at The Willard. We're delighted to hear you had a pleasant stay. This is music to our ears! We very much look forward to welcoming you back soon! Regards, Patrick Birchall General Manager More 

Yorktown Heights, New York
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We booked the Willard on a last minute basis and by pure fluke - had no idea of its historical significance or its elegance. The hotel is spectacular! The staff could not be more warm, helpful and accommodation. We had a slight problem with the first room which was resolved quickly and efficiently. The rooms are pure comfort and class... More 

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GM_The-Willard, General Manager at Willard InterContinental Washington, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. Nothing pleases us more than to hear that a guest had a memorable stay at The Willard. We are absolutely delighted to know that you enjoyed your stay and are humbled to hear that The Willard will be your first choice when staying in Washington. We understand that you have many choices for accommodations here... More 

Chorley Lancs
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We stayed here for 3 nights on our road trip and it was very impressive. The hotel is in an ideal location very close to the white house and the monuments, in fact close to everything. We didn't eat in the hotel but had drinks in the round robin bar which were nice but very expensive. The staff were all... More 

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GM_The-Willard, General Manager at Willard InterContinental Washington, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. Nothing quite beats a road trip in the summer! We're happy to have been a stop on yours. We couldn't agree with you more, The Willard is in an ideal location here in the city. We are incredibly fortunate to have the location that we do as it is within walking distance to many of... More 

Jacksonville, Florida
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53 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 182 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Welcome was a bit stiff. Room was very nice. This is a very old-fashioned grand dame type of hotel - if you are looking for major updates this is not your option. I had trouble with the Keurig coffee maker in the room - I fiddled with it forever and could not get it to work. But I must pay... More 

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GM_The-Willard, General Manager at Willard InterContinental Washington, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. We greatly appreciate you taking the time to share your thoughts on your recent stay at The Willard. While we never wish for our guests to experience any shortcomings during their stay, in the chance they do occur our staff work incredibly hard to rectify the situation immediately. I'm pleased to see this was the... More 

New York City, New York
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

I am an Ambassador (the Intercontinental and IHG loyally program) member and unfortunately write this review based on my observations during my stay. The hotels overall standard is well below expectations (especially intercontinental standards). Checking into hotel was straightforward. Floor hallways were dirty. At first I though it was just dirt that accumulated on that day, but given I stayed... More 

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GM_The-Willard, General Manager at Willard InterContinental Washington, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. We very much appreciate you taking the time to share feedback on your recent stay at The Willard. I am disheartened and concerned to learn your experience at our historic property left you disappointed. We never wish for a guest to leave our hotel dissatisfied with their stay, thus I am disappointed to hear you... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I booked the Willard Intercontinental in DC based on reviews I read and was thrilled when we arrived because it was just as impressive as it looked online. We checked into a beautiful double queen room. It was amazing! We were thrilled. Had a sofa and big desk and we left for the day and went on a great tour... More 

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GM_The-Willard, General Manager at Willard InterContinental Washington, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. We are absolutely delighted to hear that you had a "positively perfect" stay with us. This is music to our ears! It was also such a pleasure to read such kind words regarding Christoph, our Rooms Division Manager. He works incredibly hard to ensure our guests are well taken care of during their stay ensuring... More 

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Located in the heart of the nation's capital, two blocks from the White House, The Willard InterContinental Washington, D.C. offers 335 spacious and elegantly appointed guest rooms, 41 of which are suites, that exude a unique blend of contemporary luxury and historic charm. Many of The Willard's guest rooms feature views of Pennsylvania Avenue and historic landmarks like the Washington Monument as well as downtown Washington, D.C. The Willard has been the site of many prestigious meetings, conferences and social events for nearly 200 years. With 19 meeting rooms and over 22,000 sq. ft. of event space, The Willard features unique and elegant function rooms including several ballrooms from which to choose. Discover a relaxing counterpoint to the busy pace of Washington, D.C. as you savor the fare at Cafe du Parc, featuring delicious French bistro cuisine and exquisite house-made patisseries. Reserve a table on one of Washington's most popular terraces' or dine inside in a modern, sleek Parisian-style setting. Join us for a drink in the historic Round Robin Bar. Located just off the lobby of The Willard, the Round Robin Bar has been a lively meeting place for Washington's political and social elite since the days of Abraham Lincoln. Long celebrated as one of the best in D.C., this legendary bar was known as the nexus of "Rum Row" and the "E street Corridor" -- plying its trade to luminaries such as Mark Twain and Walt Whitman. Today, this fashionable downtown spot draws a smart, stylish cross section of DC movers and shakers. The Round Robin Bar is open seven days a week, Monday through Saturday from 12 p.m. to 1:00 a.m. and Sundays 12:00 p.m. to midnight. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Willard InterContinental Washington

Address: 1401 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, Washington DC, DC 20004-1047
Location: United States > District of Columbia > Washington DC > Downtown / Chinatown , Penn Quarter
Price Range: $220 - $677 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Willard InterContinental Washington 4.5*
Number of rooms: 335
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