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Willard InterContinental Washington
Ranked #14 of 141 Hotels in Washington DC
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Reviewed 28 May 2012

I had a quick business trip to DC and only spent a night, but the Willard, as usual, was awesome. There is a lot of history with this hotel, but the amenities are as modern as they come. The lobby is beautiful, striking and rich with history. The rooms are large and bathrooms are modern with marble and high end toiletries. The coffee shop Le Paque is convenient for coffee in the morning, the Hamilton, across the street on the back side of the hotel makes a tasty sandwich and there are many area restaurants to choose from for dinner. History, luxury, and great service. All hallmarks of the Willard.

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Reviewed 28 May 2012

It is very hard to fault this old classic. From the moment you walk into the hotel’s lobby to the moment you leave there isn’t much about this hotel you can fault. The two standard outs for me were the hotel’s location, right on Pennsylvania Avenue and particularly next door to the White House; and breakfast, all class but delivered in relaxed and pleasant surrounds. The hotel is famous for its ‘mint julep’ cocktails. You must try one. They might be to your taste, they certainly weren’t to mine, but well worth trying as you to settle into the history of the place. I am sure there are many more flash hotels in Washington DC but for this Aussie this place did me just fine.

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Reviewed 24 May 2012

We had a Jr. Suite on the top floor room 1200. From our room we could see a quarter of the White House and the Washington and Jefferson Memorials. Our room was great. We had a parlor and separate bedroom with a marble bath with tub and shower. I spent alot of time checking out hotels in Washington and could not have been happier with my choice. You are within walking distance to the White House, the monuments, and only a 10 minute walk to some of the museums. I would definately return and recommend the Willard to anyone. This is an historic hotel with alot of clout.

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Reviewed 21 May 2012

This hotel is worth it for the lobby and Peacocke Alley and it's closeness to everything.Staff were attentive,helpful and amiable.I was very disappointed that afternoon tea is only served on set days but worse than that is the fact that this is not written up any where.

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Reviewed 19 May 2012

We had one of the newly renovated suites on the top floor. Gorgeously decorated but the one next to the lift shaft is noisy. We were moved to one further away and it was perfect.
This is now one of my top hotels in the world - great atmosphere, fantastic concierge service, beautiful room with spectacular views of the Washington monument and the Treasury building, ideal location - 3 minutes walk to the White House and 5 minutes to the Smithsonian. The reception areas are so historic, visitors not staying at the hotel come in to look.
Take a seat at the bar during the week and eavsdrop on the fascinating political conversations going on.Perfect!

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  • Stayed: May 2012, travelled with family
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Reviewed 19 May 2012

The hotel is incredibly well located - near sites , restaurants and Metro. I was there on business so I am not sure about "value". The rooms were well appointed but walls seemed thin and I had a couple of leaky bathroom fixtures. The staff was helpful. Lobby and business office need an update. The daily paper was awesome and outside cafe very European.

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Reviewed 17 May 2012

The hotel has an old time charm if one is into this (I do not). The service is excellent and the light dinner at the outdoors resturant was very good my room was small but comfortable. It felt old although many amanties were updated. I guess it was not my style but otherwise it's a good hotel for this price range in this area of DC.

Stayed: May 2012, travelled on business
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Address: 1401 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, Washington DC, DC 20004-1047
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Region: United States > District of Columbia > Washington DC > Upper Northwest
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beverage Selection Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#6 Spa Hotel in Washington DC
#6 Family Hotel in Washington DC
#8 Business Hotel in Washington DC
#9 Luxury Hotel in Washington DC
#9 Romantic Hotel in Washington DC
#25 Green Hotel in Washington DC
Price Range: £154 - £487 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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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