Willard InterContinental Washington

Address: 1401 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, Washington DC, District of Columbia, 20004-1047, United States | 5 star hotel
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This 5 star hotel, located in the Downtown - Penn Quarter - Chinatown area of Washington DC, is near White House, White House Visitors Center, National Aquarium, and The Capital Steps.
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          TravelPod Member ReviewsWillard InterContinental Washington Washington DC

          Reviewed by ahartry

          Historic hotel, great location

          Reviewed Aug 5, 2015
          by (29 reviews) California , United States Flag of United States

          Charming hotel, although I didn't see any ghosts (and there is a long list of ghosts supposedly walking the halls). I refuse to disbelieve the myth that Ulysses S. Grant coined the term "lobbyist" in the lobby of the hotel, but, if you like facts, then you might want to check out this site for evidence to the contrary: http://www.welovedc.com/2009/06/09/dc-mythbusting-lobbyist-coined-at-willard-hotel/

          Willard is also in a great location, near many of the sites, and it was fun to watch the first debate of the Republic Presidential primaries in the lobby bar!

          This review is the subjective opinion of a TravelPod member and not of TravelPod.com.

          Reviewed by aileenlewis50

          Fabulous hotel the best!!

          Reviewed Aug 20, 2013
          by (6 reviews) , Australia Flag of Australia

          What a great hotel and central to everything!!!

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          This review is the subjective opinion of a TravelPod member and not of TravelPod.com.

          Historical Traveler Reviews Willard InterContinental Washington Washington DC

          The finest!


          What a hotel! It sparkles from the moment you walk in. The Lobby is beautiful and elegent. The hotel has that posh, clean and refined feel to it. History may ooze out of the cracks but luxury keeps it in the modern age. If luxury, cleanliness and ego are what you're about - the Willard is the place to stay.,

          Loved the Willard


          Went to the Willard on Valentine's Day weekend 2004. What an amazing hotel. Staff was fantastic.. hotel rooms are huge and the food/drinks at the Willard Room are incredible. Checked in and received fresh fruit and bottled water.. everyone from the bellcaptain to the housekeeper to the waitstaff knew my name/and addressed me with it/throughout my stay.


          LOVED the Willard


          Room was a little small, but all in all a GREAT experience. Had a view of the Lincoln & Washington monuments. Hung out in the Round Robin Bar, which is small but totally neat....go down for a drink if you stay before you go out. The lobby is the best part of it...There are tables with drink & snack service. U.S. Grant used to go there to knock back a few when he was President. Folks would come up to him in the lobby and ask him for political favors....And now you know the history of the creation of the "lobbyist". That's what Grant called those folks, and that's what we call them today.Staff was great...our first room had no view (which we had specifically requested and paid more for) and they were very good about getting us another room (which was slightly smaller, but not that bad). Bed turndowns, cleanups, little things like putting our toothbrushes STRAIGHT on a towel we used to lay our toothbrushes...they actually REPLACED the towels under the brushes and placed them back because I guess they figured out that's how we liked it. Really nice.Anyway, go for it. So close to the Mall. Perfect for museums. Oh, and if you're going to eat, OLD EBBET'S IS THE ABSOLUTE BEST! BEST CRABCAKES EVER!

          Loved the Willard


          Wonderful experience from the minute we walked through the door.I stayed at the Willard on October 31st and November 1st. November 1st was our wedding and we wanted to stay someplace special. We had booked a room at the St. Regis Hotel in Washington, DC. It was a horrific experience, the service and room were way below average. We called the Willard on the 31st and they took care of us.The room was terrific and the service was top notch. We hope to return for our 1 year anniversary.

          Beautiful Hotel


          I stayed at the hotel on October 17 - 18, 2003 and definitely recommend it. It is expensive, but the staff provide a level of service that less expensive hotels do not. The hotel is in a very convenient location, and the rooms are nicely decorated, full of amenities, spacious, and clean. I was originally booked in a room on the 12th floor, and the room did not have a window that opened. Unfortunately, there was a problem with smells venting into the room from the restaurant below, but the hotel recognized the problem and quickly moved me to another room. The staff's responsiveness on this issue convinced me to try to the hotel again, despite the problem.

          Classic comfort at the Willard


          Although the Willard's regular rates are sky-high, check for weekend bed-and-breakfast packages. The cost is still high relative to other NW options, but there are many compensating advantages: wonderfully comfortable and quiet accommodations, superlative service, and location convenient to Metro Center and major tourist destinations.

          Elegant luxury


          SUPERB! My husband and I stayed at the Willard the weekend before Labor day and we're completely satisfied and amazed at the service. From the luxurious lobby to the marble columns at the entrance at the foyer to the antique furniture in the rooms, you will not regret the choice to stay at the Willard Inter-continental!

          Incredible Hotel


          COULD NOT HAVE BEEN MORE PLEASED!! My wife and I made a trip to Washington for the first time on our anniversary. From check in to every whim that we could imagine the staff pampered us like no other ever has. We travel fairly often and this was the nicest hotel, with the best service we have ever experienced. The Willard Room was where we chose for our anniversary dinner and we were treated like royalty. The food was true five star quality. The Willard itself will leave you speechless with it's architectural beauty, cleanliness and ammenities. The location could not have been better for a first trip to D.C. We were in the heart of the city and within walking distance of everything. We have vowed to make it an annual tradition. BOOK IT YOU WILL LOVE IT!!

          A great hotel


          The Willard is quite simply a wonderful hotel.The building itself is historic and is redolent with history and tradition.The modernization has been sympathetically done - preserving its character whilst providing modern amenities.It has the best location in town - next door to the White House and the Mall - and a fabulous staff who are, without exception, both friendly and attentive.The concierge desk is the best which I have ever come across in a lifetime of international travel, knowledgeable, efficient, helpful.There are some great views from the rooms and the one in which I stayed was very comfortable indeed.This hotel is really well-run and staying there was a real joy.

          Fabulous histroical hotel in the heart of Washington D.C.


          I've stayed at the Willard numerous times. The location, service from the staff and overall ambience of the hotel you can't beat. You can expect nothing but the best from this from an Inter-Continental Hotel.

          TripAdvisor Reviews Willard InterContinental Washington Washington DC

          4.50 of 5 stars Outstanding

          Travel Blogs from Washington DC


          A travel blog entry by sharynw on Mar 09, 2016

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          Friday 11th March Extreme storms have hit Louisiana with bad flooding hitting many areas especially the North Shore. Chris and Laura have purchased tickets for us to see 'Book of Mormon' at the Saenger Theatre, a very funny show which really pushes the limits and definitely not politically correct. Afterwards we went to the Davenport Lounge at the …

          NCGE and debates!

          A travel blog entry by ahartry on Aug 05, 2015

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          Charming hotel, although I didn't see any ghosts (and there is a long list of ghosts supposedly walking the halls). I refuse to disbelieve the myth that Ulysses S. Grant coined the term "lobbyist" in the lobby of the hotel, but, if you like facts, then you might want to check out this site for evidence to the contrary: http://www.welovedc.com/2009/ …

          US Capitol & National Holocaust Memorial Museu

          A travel blog entry by gbaillie on Jul 21, 2014

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          This morning we had a tour booked for the US Capitol Building which is the US equivalent to our Parliament. The US Senate and the House of Representatives meet at the Capitol to introduce legislation, debate issues and vote on bills. The US Capital is located at the eastern end of the National Mall and it took us almost an hour to walk there. The building has been built progressively since 1793, including a rebuild after the British torched it in 1814. The original design ...

          A Monumental Day

          A travel blog entry by thespeck on Jul 06, 2014

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          ... remarked that I felt out of place because my family does not have a military history, I have one uncle who had been to Vietnam but he never talks much about it and I have lost no family in any military conflict. It was somber but lacked personal context.
          After visiting Lincoln we followed the path down the other side of the reflecting pool to the Korean War Memorial and then to the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial. There we ...

          On to DC via Mount Vernon

          A travel blog entry by sharonscanlan on Jul 21, 2013

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          We left Williamsburg about 9:00 and drove to Mount Vernon, a 2 1/2 hour drive. It was very hot and humid when we arrived. Parking was very difficult to find. After lunch in the food court we toured the grounds before our 1:00 tour. The grounds are beautiful and overlook the Potomac. The tour was good, but not as good as Monticello. ...

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