My husband and I live about 2 hours from D.C. and make it a point to visit for a couple of nights every year or so. We've stayed at many nice hotels in the area, and the Willard is now one of my favorites. The lobby is grand and beautiful and yet still cozy and charming. I agree with other reviewers - the front desk staff is outstanding. The woman who checked us in was genuinely interested in where we were from and how traffic was (awful as always). We were upgraded to a beautiful (and huge) oval suite with a large oval shaped living room - fitting given the proximity to the White House. My very minor complaint would be that there were long hairs left on the bathroom floor when we arrived to the room, but the rest of the room was very clean and the little touches, like housekeeping leaving light, classical music playing on the radios, make for a wonderful experience. The gym is fairly small for a large hotel, but it is well-equipped and the spa staff could not have been friendlier. Overall, this is a very historic hotel with management and staff that still go above and beyond to make it a special experience.
- 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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- Also Known As:
- Willard Intercontinental Washington Hotel Washington Dc
- Intercontinental Washington Dc
- Intercontinental Hotel Washington Dc