We arrived late at the hotel (10pm approx) and the hotel was fully booked, so the polite and friendly lady at the check-in desk advised us that she would like to upgrade us to one of their more expensive rooms from what we had paid for (this has unfortunately never happened to me before - so was very excited to see my room as you can imagine)
Due to the above I can't comment on the room we paid for or value for money as I don't know how much it would have costed for the room we stayed in, however the room has two double beds, a living/dining area and two bathrooms. It was very clean and nicely decorated, the main bathroom was very large and fearured a separate bath and shower. The beds were very comfortable and we couldn't hear any noise from any other rooms which lead us to have a good nights sleep.
The hotel itself I thought was beautiful, the hotel lobby is quite grand and the decor is quite traditional. I am led to believe the hotel is one of the oldest ones in Washington DC and has lots of history (though I am not from the US and cannot verify this).
the bell boys were very helpful and all the staff at the hotel were friendly but without being intrusive - perfect really.
The hotel has a perfect location, its so easy to walk from here to quite a few of the main Washington DC tourist sites, particularly around the Mall, e.g. the washington monument etc. Its also just around the corner from the W Hotel which has a rooftop bar/good nightlife (but I wouldnt choose to stay there because I still want to be able to sleep when I choose to go back to my room)
check-out was also easy.
If I ever visit Washington DC again, I would definately stay at this hotel
- 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