The Willard, one of the oldest hotels in Washington DC is a step back in time. We had a lovely suite, all-be-it at the rear. The rooms are enourmous and very comfortably furnished. The two large double beds were fantastically comfortable. I think I particularly liked it for it's very sympathetic restoration. It is not trying to be a modern hotel, but wonderfully old fashioned.
The staff are typically American, that being unfailingly helpful and polite. I know that some people find the 'have a nice days' anoying after a while, I, coming from London, find it refreshingly charming.
Breakfast is everything you would expect, in the lovely Cafe Du Parc, which for the rest of the day becomes a French bistro.
The Round Robin bar if perfect, as is the Occidental Grill (a must visit).
I defy any hotel in Washington to have a better location, almost next to the White House, with the Capitol at the end of the street, and all the museums and the Mall just a short walk away.
- 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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