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“One More Off My Hotel Bucket List” 5 of 5 stars
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Willard InterContinental Washington
4.5 of 5 Hotel   |   1401 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, Washington DC, DC 20004 (Downtown / Chinatown)   |  
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Ranked #12 of 140 Hotels in Washington DC
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
“One More Off My Hotel Bucket List”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2013

This hotel has been on my hotel bucket list, and I was supposed to stay here two years ago but ended up having chemotherapy instead. When a meeting came up at a nearby hotel, I jumped at the chance to stay here. I got a nice deal on a deluxe king room. It was in a corner and had two sets of windows a decent view. The room was quite spacious and completely quiet. I slept like a baby, as the bed was extremely comfortable. The desk clerk was very informative, and check-in was efficient. I didn't get my promised newspaper each morning, but that was no big deal. I also didn't get turndown service. maybe you have to call? The coffee maker could be replaced. It looked very old, but it made great coffee. All in all, I lover the hotel and hope to come back.

Room Tip: I think the rooms ending in 01 are corners.
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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled on business
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Bethesda, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2013 via mobile

I had the opportunity to stay at this beautiful hotel for a few nights and I had a great time. The place is just magnificent, both full of American history yet modern and contemporary. A great place, no doubt I'll come again.

Stayed February 2013, traveled on business
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Stamford, Connecticut, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2013

The Willard Hotel helps set high standards for 5-star hotels.

The service, room, location and dining all exceeded our expectations, even for a 5-Star hotel. The hotel itself is rich with history, Concierge made excellent restaurant and entertainment recommendations, bell-hops went above and beyond and the rooms were beautiful. Only steps away from The White House, it goes without saying, but I will say it anyway, if you're looking to get around by foot, The Willard is the place to be.

This hotel is worth every penny.

Room Tip: The historic Round Robin is opposite the front-desk and is certainly worth visiting for an after-din...
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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
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Norman, Oklahoma
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 154 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2013

I have stayed here serveral times and are never disappointed. Be sure to visit the historic Round Robin Bar and say hello to Jim Hawes. Jim has been featured in serveral Washington Post stories, he has been with the Williard since it re-opened in 1985, and is friendly and makes great cocktails. Take in the pictures on the wall of the bar, walk the Peacock Alley, see the conference rooms downstairs. Even if you do not stay, have a cocktail in the bar and walk the lobby and the history exhibit.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled on business
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Cleveland, Ohio
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2013

The Willard Intercontinental is truly a Washington D. C. landmark. Since 1853 it has hosted almost every U.S. President and has a rich history and impressive guest list of "who's who". For instance, Abraham Lincoln and his family stayed here awaiting his inauguration. Martin Luther King finished writing his famous "I Have a Dream" speech while staying at the Willard.The Battle Hymn of the Republic was penned here along with two books by Mark Twain. Most notably, the Peace Convention held at the Willard was a last ditch effort to avert the Civil War.

We stayed at the Willard for a family weekend of fun and sightseeing. It is located in a great spot very close to all the museums of the Smithsonian, the National Mall, monuments and only about two blocks from the White House. Everything about this property is first class.The lobby is is very elegant. The fresh cut flowers are a nice touch.We stayed in a suite on the 10th floor.It was truly one of the most amazing rooms ever!

While some may consider it a little pricey, it depends on what you are looking for. If you want outstanding service, a great location and a some history all rolled into one, the Willard is for you! Be sure to check out the Round Robin bar and try their signature Mojito. It's a very intimate and lively atmosphere for a pre-dinner cocktail or a night cap.

*Check out my other Trip Advisor Reviews under www.tripadvisor.com/members/wayfaringwriter or read my blogs at: www.wayfaringwriter.com or www.travelpod.com/members/wayfaringwriter

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with family
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Lansing, Mi
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2013

Stayed at the Willard over Christmas 2012, arrived Christmas eve and departed the day after Christmas. It was great staying at a hotel that has so much of America's history attached to it, and to think it lay in disrepair before IHG resurrected it. Room was beautiful, with a view of the Washington monument. It was great being a 5 minute walk from the White House, which made it great for viewing the National x-mas tree and all the state trees.
The room wa very clean and well-maintained, did not use items in the refrigerator as did not to pay for the stocked items.
Christmas brunch was astounding, delicious, with the most amazing wait service ever!

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 stars
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Marietta, GA
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2013

We spent the past weekend in DC at the WIllard and had a wonderful experience. The room & view were lovely as was the service. Great location and full of history.
The room service Croque Monsieur was awesome!! Best room service ever.......

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
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Property: Willard InterContinental Washington
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
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beverage Selection Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#3 Spa Hotel in Washington DC
#7 Luxury Hotel in Washington DC
#8 Family Hotel in Washington DC
#8 Business Hotel in Washington DC
#9 Romantic Hotel in Washington DC
#22 Green Hotel in Washington DC
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Willard InterContinental Washington 4.5*
Number of rooms: 335
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 
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