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“Historic Elegance” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Willard InterContinental Washington

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Willard InterContinental Washington
Ranked #13 of 140 Hotels in Washington DC
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New York City, New York
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14 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Historic Elegance”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 24, 2013

Beautiful hotel near the White House with historical significance that both my 8 and 6 year old could appreciate. Staff were attentive, professional and friendly. The hotel room was spacious and clean. One minor warning - skip the morning breakfast at the hotel - a petite French buffet that came with a grande check. The food was good, however this was hands-down the most expensive breakfast my family has ever eaten! And, we didn't have cocktails just two hot chocolates, tea and coffee.

Room Tip: Choose an upper floor to avoid city noises. Ask for a room facing the national mall.
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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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3 Thank Tracey M
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Los Angeles, California, USA
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190 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 20, 2013

I had a great time at the Willard! It's a well located, beautifully decorated historic hotel with friendly staff and comfortable rooms. It's walking distance from the White House, US Capitol, various Memorials and wonderful museums! It's also walking distance from various shopping stores. Cafe Du Park is great! Their breakfast buffet is fabulous and so is their dinner menu. The Occidental Grill & Seafood Restaurant next door also offers a wonderful dinner option. The Round Robin & Scotch Bar is a great place to relax and savor your favorite drink. The room was clean, modern, and the bed was comfortable. Highly recommended.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Daba2010
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Sydney
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73 reviews
62 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 18, 2013

Stayed at Xmas for 5 days at it was magical. The xmas brunch was spectacular, the lobby so beautiful. Service at front desk was excellent. Location was also amazing. Housekeeping and room service not very fast but OK. Overall, however, an outstanding and memorable stay. Would highly recommend if you can afford it.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Luv2travelOzzie
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Hillsboro, Oregon
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 17, 2013

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.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank Russell H
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 17, 2013

What a great hotel. Super location, incredible staff, great spa. If you want a two-day "get away" without getting too far away, it's the best place you can go. Comfortable bed, super clean rooms, modern amenities, and a great overall experience. And not overpriced like a couple of other hotels I could mention. Tremendous experience.

Room Tip: Go for the suite upgrade--well worth it.
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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank SonicMadness M
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Juneau, Alaska, United States
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12 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 17, 2013

I was in D.C. for business and needed something centrally located. The Willard had the best prices, especially given the location. Turns out it is very upscale, classy, beautiful, and historic. The staff was excellent! The concierge was friendly and helpful, as were the bell hops and valet. This will be my number one pick for trips into the city because the location was amazing - only two blocks from The White House!
The only issue is transportation to and from airports. If you are flying in and out of Reagan or maybe Dulles then the taxi fare probably is okay, and worth it. The Metro would work if you don't mind dragging your luggage to the Metro stop - but that can be a big hassle sometimes. Taxi to BWI is like $70, so beware.

Room Tip: the higher the better - further away from street noise and offer better views.
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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Niki L
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14 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 17, 2013

A great hotel with super service and a location you can't beat. My wife and I stayed at the Willard for 4 days in Feb and toured DC. We walked to everything except two of the restaurants where we took cabs. All of the major attractions are within walking distance.

The bar is small, intimate and loaded with history. The service is exceptional and staff is very accommodating. We did not eat at the hotel because we wanted to try several other restaurants in the city.

This will be our hotel when we return to DC.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Property: Willard InterContinental Washington
Address: 1401 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, Washington DC, DC 20004-1047
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Location: United States > District of Columbia > Washington DC > Upper Northwest
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:
#4 Spa Hotel in Washington DC
#8 Business Hotel in Washington DC
#8 Family Hotel in Washington DC
#9 Romantic Hotel in Washington DC
#9 Luxury Hotel in Washington DC
#25 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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