The Willard InterContinental

| Washington, DC, United States
 

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Overview

Iconic property located two blocks from the White House with fine dining, Afternoon Tea, Elizabeth Arden Spa, fitness center, and event facilities. Close to the National Mall, Smithsonian Museums, Spy Museum, Theater District, and Verizon Center.
Set along Pennsylvania Avenue, the Willard InterContinental is a luxury hotel steeped in 200 years of history. The distinctive property offers an array of services and amenities including Tesla chauffeur service, Les Clefs d’Or concierge team, gift shop, florist, and jewelry boutique.

All guest rooms and suites feature InterContinental exclusive Simmons Beautyrest Black mattresses, 47-inch flat-screen TVs with local, cable, premium and international channels, large desks with electrical outlets, Chargeport charging stations, separate bathroom telephones, illy coffee makers, iHome radios, laptop-size safes, and minibars. While bathrooms have Agraria luxury bath products, lighted make-up mirrors, scales, and bath robes. Select suites have separate soaking tubs and showers.

For dining, Café du Parc offers an authentic French bistro experience, while Peacock Alley serves traditional Afternoon Tea. Cocktails are available at the Round Robin Bar (one of the oldest bars in D.C.), and Le Bar serves crafted espresso drinks.

Located on the second floor, the Red Door by Elizabeth Arden Spa provides an all encompassing menu of services including rejuvenating facial skincare, massage and body treatments, aroma and aqua therapies, nail care, waxing, and make-up artistry. Spread over three floors, the historic hotel offers 22,895 square feet of meeting and event space. Able to accommodate events for 10 to 450 attendees, the property has board rooms, meeting rooms, and ballrooms, as well as a 24-hour business center.

Location & Map

Hotel Address:
  • The Willard InterContinental
  • 1401 Pennsylvania Avenue NW
  • Washington, DC 20004-1010
  • United States

Location Summary
Located in heart of Washington, D.C. along Pennsylvania Avenue, the hotel is 2 blocks from the White House, within walking distance of the National Mall, Smithsonian Museums, Spy Museum, Verizon Center, Theater District and more. The historic hotel is a 10-minute taxi ride to the Union Station, Capitol Hill and Georgetown.

Directions to Hotel
Hotel is 7 miles from Ronald Regan Washington National Airport (DCA); 35 miles to Washington Dulles International Airport (IAD); 36 miles from Baltimore Washington International Airport (BWI).

By car from DCA Airport: Take the George Washington Parkway north to 1-395 North. Exit at the 14th Street Bridge, stay in the left lane. Turn left on to Pennsylvania Avenue. The Willard InterContinental is located at the corner of 14th Street and Pennsylvania Avenue.

Highlights & Reviews

Awards
Conde Nast Award Winner
Note Bene
History gallery on property highlighting vast historical signifigance of the hotel. The Willard is where Abraham Lincoln and his family resided prior to his Inauguration, where Julia Ward Howe wrote the 'Battle Hymn of the Republic', where President Grant coined the term lobbyist, and where Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. finished his 'I Have a Dream Speech'.
Business Center
24-hour business center with computers, Internet access, color printer, and scanner.
Banquets & Meetings
The hotel can host events for up to 450 people, with 22,895 square feet of meeting and event space on 3 floors.
Fine Dining On Site
French bistro experience at Café du Parc, named one of the best al fresco restaurants in D.C., and Afternoon Tea at Peacock Alley. There's also the Round Robin Bar, one of the oldest bars in D.C., and Le Bar with crafted espresso drinks.
Fine Dining Nearby
Multiple options within a few blocks of the hotel.
Fitness Center
Set on the second floor, the 24-hour fitness center has 17 cardio and weight machines, plus free weights, private steam rooms, and saunas.
Child Programs
Children's Concierge led by the Les Clefs d'Or concierge team.
Pets Allowed
Pets are allowed, but restrictions apply.
Spa Facility
Red Door by Elizabeth Arden Spa with skincare, massage and body treatments, aroma and aqua therapies, nail care, waxing, and make-up artistry.
Biking Touring
Biking along the C&O Canal.
Boating
Rentals at Thompson Boat Center on the Potomac River in Georgetown.
Casino Gambling
MGM National Harbor.
Golf Driving Range
Hains Point approximately 1 mile from hotel.
Golfing
Hains Point and multiple options in the DC Metro Area.
Hiking
Rock Creek Park or the National Mall.
Horseback Riding
Rock Creek Stables.
Ice Skating
The National Mall (seasonal).
Jet Skiing
On the Potomac River.
Jogging Running
Rock Creek Park or the National Mall.
Sailing
Rentals at Thompson Boat Center.
Shopping
Various national and international shops and boutiques within walking distance.
Tennis Courts Nearby
Multiple options nearby.
Theatre Museums
Smithsonian Museums, National Mall, Lincoln Memorial, the White House, the Capitol Building, Fords Theater, Sky Museum, and more.
Volleyball
The National Mall.
Winery Tours
Public vineyards within driving distance in Virginia and Maryland.
Recommended Rooms
Oval Suites are ideal for families, business entertaining, and watching the Inauguration Day Parade. Oval Suites have large marble foyers that connect the master bedrooms to a beautifully appointed oval living spaces with spectacular views of Pennsylvania Avenue and the Washington Monument. The living rooms have dining tables with seating for 4, butler's pantries with sinks and small refrigerators, along with powder rooms for guests, and the option to connect to a Junior Suite.


Guest Review Highlights

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Family

46% (800)

Couple

41% (713)

Solo

10% (174)

Business

3% (52)

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Amenities

Hotel Amenities
  • - Banquets & Meetings
    - Business Center
    - Meeting Space
    - Disabled Access
    - Fine Dining On Site
    - Fine Dining Nearby
    - Fitness Center
    - High Speed Internet
    - Child Programs
    - Pets Allowed
    - Spa Facility
Available Activities
  • - Biking Touring
    - Boating
    - Casino Gambling
    - Dining
    - Golf Driving Range
    - Golfing
    - Hiking
    - Horseback Riding
    - Ice Skating
    - Jet Skiing
    - Jogging Running
    - Sailing
    - Shopping
    - Tennis Courts Nearby
    - Theatre & Museums
    - Volleyball
    - Winery Tours

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The Willard InterContinental
Washington, DC, United States