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Willard InterContinental

Willard InterContinental in Washington D.C.

Photo: Courtesy of Willard InterContinental

1401 Pennsylvania Ave. NW
Washington, D.C., 20004, United States
TEL: (202) 628-9100
TEL: (866) 487-2537

This 200-year-old hotel remains steeped in Washington history, even though the rooms where Lincoln lived, Coolidge governed, and Martin Luther King Jr. wrote have long since been renovated away. Today's Willard, a bit like the political world it esteems, is grand in public, though a little bland in private: its majestic lobby dazzles with soaring Corinthian columns and a marble mosaic floor, while the 335 guest rooms, while spacious and comfortable, are comparatively spare. Café du Parc sells enticing French pastries to go—a great breakfast and a surprisingly great deal.

Room to Book:

Suite 1212 (the Jenny Lind Suite) is all romance, with a white-draped wrought-iron bed tucked into a roof turret, and a double Jacuzzi looking out a giant porthole at the Washington Monument.

Insider Tip:

The Willard is admirably green: low-energy lightbulbs, lit by wind-generated power, are standard, and the hotel has comprehensive recycling.


Open / Closes
  • Accessible by Public Transportation
  • Business Center
  • Concierge
  • Gym/Fitness Center
  • Handicapped Accessible
  • Laundry Service
  • Meeting Room
  • Maid Service
  • Pet Friendly
  • Room Service
  • Spa
  • WiFi

Number of Rooms: 335

Number of Suites: 40

Number of Restaurants: 3

Number of Bars: 2

Year Opened: 1986



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