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“Amazing history,elegance,and hospitality!”

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Willard InterContinental Washington
Ranked #15 of 141 Hotels in Washington DC
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Randolph, New Jersey
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“Amazing history,elegance,and hospitality!”
Reviewed August 22, 2014

I have been at a lot of sales meetings over the last 17 years,but to come to such a beautiful historic hotel like the Willard was really amazing. The food was wonderful (I appreciate presentation) the staff especially Alex our server was something right out of the movie the butler. My room was a jr suite, I felt the bathroom could have been bigger, but again I have to remind myself this is an old hotel. The bed was extremely comfortable and my room over looked Washington memorial!!! There some construction going on during the day,but quiet at night. Staff was amazing, location was great, we even got a history lesson from the pr person in the hotel, I went to the round room, drinks and bartender where great, hope I can go for pleasure the next time the spa looked really nice.

Room Tip: Further into the floor anything close to the elevator was a bit noisy
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  • Stayed August 2014, traveled on business
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Reviewed August 22, 2014

Within a long block of The White House and there are many wonderful eateries within a half mile.
Walk down just a few blocks and you are at the Washington Monument and you can go either East to the Mall and all of the Smithsonian buildings or West to the WWII Monument, Vietnam Memorial , the Reflecting Pool amd then good ol' Honest Abe!

Room Tip: Don't stay on the 14th Street side and besure to keep your windows closed!
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  • Stayed August 2014, traveled as a couple
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North Charleston, South Carolina
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed August 20, 2014

The Willard Hotel, located on Pennsylvania Avenue is a beautiful old world historic, luxury icon. Just one block from the Ronald Regan Building, it is the perfect place to stay when applying for Global Entry known traveler membership. By using your Platinum American Express credit card your $85.00 registration fee is refunded for the membership application. Booking your room through American Express also gives you early check-in and late check-out. Other AMEX perks include a room up-grade when available, a complimentary full breakfast and $100.00 room credit for bar or dining expenses. We were up-graded from a standard room, two levels to a two room suite! My husband and I both enjoyed a delicious dinner of beef tenderloin at the hotel Cafe du Parc. The next morning eggs benedict and smoked salmon by room service were complimentary including tax and gratuity! The Red Door spa is on site as well. My deluxe facial was outstanding. Every staff member went out of their way to give superior service. The only down side was a $50.00 per day parking charge. So skip the security lines at the airport, enjoy a wonderful elegant hotel, fine dining and a special spa treat while saving more than $200!

Stayed August 2014, traveled on business
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Reading, Pennsylvania
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Reviewed August 19, 2014

Elegant with a great location. The staff was very friendly and helpful and the restaurant food
excellent. Breakfast Buffet, although $25 per person was wonderful and included juice and coffee. Café du Parc had inside and outside service just like a French café; it also had great food.
You can walk to the White House, other restaurants, Smithsonian museums and the Big Bus
(on and off type) stops at the corner.
Rooms had mimi bar (beware of the 5second rule) and a Kureg with coffee and tea and twice
daily maid service.
It's not the most handicapped friendly hotel but they try to help with small lifts and elevators.
Would we stay there again, YES

Room Tip: Front facing rooms view the Washington Monument - request floor 8 and above. There are only 12 floor...
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  • Stayed August 2014, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed August 19, 2014

The Willard Intercontinental is by far one of the very best hotel in Washington D.C. The ornate lobby and wonderful staff- this hotel is worth the money. On other thing that may be helpful is that the willard room with two queen beds has a queen sleeper sofa. We found this out and it was an extra bonus! Whatever the occasion, this hotel is THE place to go, whether a wedding, business stay, convention, or just a weekend stay. The willard is the way to go!

  • Stayed August 2014
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed August 19, 2014

Perfect location for tourists. A short walk to the White House, Smithsonian Museums and the Mall. The hotel looks grand, full of old world charm and has some of the most friendly and professional hotel staff I have ever encountered. I would like to give special thanks the two concierges for their very useful advice and the amount time they took to talk us through all the tourist and dining options in the city.

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled with family
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Krakow
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Reviewed August 18, 2014

Haven't stayed here for about 5 years and was disappointed. For $700 for two nights I expected more. Our room was smaller than a motel room with only one comfortable chair and a very small closet. The employees are very well trained and treat one as a real guest. We had breakfast included which was a mistake. The breakfast restaurant, Cafe Parc, is similar to an inexpensive roadside quick breakfast place. The buffet is small and very crowded and the kitchen couldn't keep up with the food. The dining room is tiny and very crowded. I asked about other breakfast choices in the hotel and was told that there are none. DON'T INCLUDE BREAKFAST WITH YOUR RESERVATION. There are many other choices for breakfast within walking distance.

The location of the Willard is perfect. Close to the Mall and the White House. Lots of good restaurants within walking distance.

$100 for two days parking, $55 for a mediocre breakfast and $10 a day for very slow wifi gives one an incentive for finding other lodging. "It isn't like it used to be" is very appropriate for the 2014 Willard.

  • Stayed August 2014, traveled as a couple
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IHGCare, Guest Relations Manager at Willard InterContinental Washington, responded to this review, September 3, 2014
Dear Herb H,

Thank you for writing a review about your recent stay with us. I am pleased to hear your positive feedback on the staff and location of our hotel. It is our goal to consistently ensure our facilities and service are superior and we strive to provide rates that are competitive in the area. It seems that we were not able to execute an exemplary hotel stay experience with regard to room quality and breakfast items. Please accept our sincere apologies for any inconvenience it may have caused you. Your comments will help us improve our service and offer a great experience for our guests.

We know you have many choices when it comes to lodging and we hope you will continue to choose IHG for your travel needs.

Sincerely,

Lera P
Case Manager
IHGCare
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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:
#6 Spa Hotel in Washington DC
#8 Family Hotel in Washington DC
#8 Business Hotel in Washington DC
#9 Romantic Hotel in Washington DC
#10 Luxury Hotel in Washington DC
#26 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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