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Willard InterContinental Washington

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015 via mobile

The Willard is steeped in history and tradition. The rooms are spacious and comfortable. We were given a complimentary upgrade and our room was available for early check in. Sweet treats waited our return to our room in the afternoon. This was a great weekend to stay here and we feel a little closer to Dr. King.

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West Palm Beach, Florida
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015 via mobile

A classic hotel and in a perfect location. The concierge is a true professional who takes pride in his work. The front desk staff were friendly and efficient-- never felt like a "number" but like a valued guest. The room was large, well-appointed and clean. Breakfast at Cafe du Parc was pleasant both for the food and the service. If... More 

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Wellington, Florida
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

I travel extensively around the world and have never experienced a situation where my personal property was stolen. I am dismayed that the hotel to this day has not followed up with me to date. Given that this is a higher end luxury brand and my status as Royal Ambassador with IHG they really should have acknowledged the email I... More 

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Durban, South Africa
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

We spent 2 nights at Willard Intercontinental, the 1st being barely a night as we arrived at the hotel about 2pm after flights were slightly delayed. Reception: Friendly, however disappointed because even though I stated check in time between 23:00-00:00, our booking was cancelled and showed as a no-show because we were 2 hours late ;/ My initial request upon... More 

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PatrickBirchall, General Manager at Willard InterContinental Washington, responded to this review

Thank you for visiting us from the capital of beautiful South Africa (been a couple times and can't wait to go back), I appreciate your thorough review of the hotel. I am sincerely apologetic for not having kept your room after you had indicated that you would arrive late. We continuously update the hotel currently having super fast internet, close... More 

New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

The Willard has a legendary past. Former visitors include Abraham Lincoln, Mark Twain, and John Philip Sousa. "The Battle Hymn of the Republic" was written here, and it's even got a shout-out in a Walt Whitman poem. The reputation does not disappoint. This is an elegant and comfortable property, with considerate and professional staff. The hotel is situated just two... More 

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Hong Kong, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

This was a great hotel,the location was a prestigious one and it is convenient !We watched the July 4 Fireworks by walking across the street and THERE!The Washington Memorial is RIGHT THERE!It is a historic hotel and the beds are SO comfortable.The TV was also good,because we could watch tons of stuff

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PatrickBirchall, General Manager at Willard InterContinental Washington, responded to this review

Thank you for posting your kind comments on your memories of our hotel. The 4th of July is a very special time to be in Washington D.C. We are delighted to know that you enjoyed the almost 100 channels choice we have on our new 47 & 55 inch TV's. We look forward to you next trip from the beautiful... More 

Gloucester, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

A surprise trip to Washington and I wanted to do it in style; the Willard certainly didn't let me down! From the moment we arrived the staff could not enough for us, fantastic service and attention to details throughout the trip. The building itself is impressive in its decoration and its history. Literally just across the road from the White... More 

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PatrickBirchall, General Manager at Willard InterContinental Washington, responded to this review

Thank you for the visit from across the pond! We are delighted you choose to stay with us for your surprise trip. We are humbled by your comments on the service our staff provided and so glad you had a hearty breakfast at the hotel before adventuring out in this beautiful city. On behalf of the entire staff thank you... More 

Dallas, Texas
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29 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

This place just oozes history! The staff are friendly and helpful and, as you stand in the lobby and look at the ceiling, you can't help but be impressed by the amount of history this place holds. I kept thinking what an amazing story it could tell if these walls could talk! I do know that when Ulysses S Grant... More 

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PatrickBirchall, General Manager at Willard InterContinental Washington, responded to this review

Thank you for visiting from the great state of Texas. We are delighted that you choose to stay with us and thank you for the complete review. We are so lucky to have been part of so many moments of American and International history. Thank you for sharing how the term lobbyist came about. We must always be patient before... More 

Missoula, Montana, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

I wrote about The Willard in my biographical novel RUSH TO DESTINY, the story of America's most quintessential western hero Edward fitzgerald Beale and always wanted to stay there and confirm some of my research. I was not disappointed in fact I was a little overwhelmed. A truly classic hotel only 3 blocks from the White House. Only a coffee... More 

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PatrickBirchall, General Manager at Willard InterContinental Washington, responded to this review

This is a fabulous posting - on behalf of the entire staff, that you for staying with us, after having written about it. I am delighted you enjoyed great culinary experiences that this city is entrenched with. I do ope you enjoyed the classic mint julep at the Round Robin while chatting with our storyteller bar staff. We hope to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

The Willard is a beautiful and comfortable hotel. Location was great, rooms were comfortable. Very close to the White House, so just sitting in the lobby you see many diplomats, secret service, DOAR were there too! Kids and grandparents thoroughly enjoyed. 50th wedding anniversary for my in laws - the Willard didn't disappoint! My only critique would be that there... 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 - $661 (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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