Willard InterContinental Hotel, Washington

1401 Pennsylvania Ave NW, Washington, DC 20004, USA (show on map)

Expert reviews

Fodors review:

“This grandiose, opulent Beaux-Arts Hotel, the crown jewel on DC’s most famous street (and just a block from the White House), has sat in the middle of the city’s political and social scene since 1818.”

Featured as Fodor’s Choice in Washington.

Frommers review:

“From its very start, the Willard has hosted foreign dignitaries, from Japan’s 70 Samurai princes in 1860 to… well, take a look at what head of state is on the schedule to visit President Obama, and there’s a good chance that dignitary is booked at the Willard.”

Featured as Frommer’s Exceptional Choice in Washington.

Forbes review:

“Ideally positioned just blocks from the White House, the iconic Willard InterContinental hotel has been a center of the Washington, D.C. social and political scene since it opened in 1818.”

Telegraph review:

“Since opening as a hotel in 1818, this Washington DC institution has become a stately must-stop for history buffs visiting the US capital. But come also for the even-keeled friendliness, deliciously strong drinks, hearty food and cosy guest chambers.”

Guest rating

This an aggregated customer review rating of Willard InterContinental Hotel, Washington. We have taken customer review ratings from hotel booking sites, search engines, the official hotel website and other travel platforms. This is the average of all those ratings. We only list places that have a customer review rating of at least 4.0 out of 5.0

4.6 out of 5.0

Ranked 6th in Washington


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All you need to know

Located on 1401 Pennsylvania Avenue NorthWest, this fine establishment is the ideal luxury home for visitors in the capital of the United States. Willard InterContinental Hotel provides the perfect spot to view the illustrious White House which is just about 1600 feet away from the hotel. The hotel provides everything guests need; comfort, history, luxury and modern amenities.

Willard InterContinental is one of the famous hospitality centers in the city, and it offers its guest a private limo service that would make their stay in the city even better. For your visit to the city of Washington, the Willard InterContinental Hotel is the place to stay.

The hotel is rated four-star for its unique qualities in hospitality. It offers room options such as Deluxe Room, King Room, Deluxe King Room, King Room with Seating Area and King Suite. Other room options include Queen Room with Two Queen Beds and Seating Area, Queen Room with Two Queen Beds and Double Room with Two Double Beds.

The hotel is located close to several important and landmark areas in the city; the International Spy Museum is about 800 m away from the hotel while the White House is just about 500 m away from the hotel.

Guests can make use of the outdoor pool in the hotel to enjoy several laps of swimming. The lounge/bar area is the ideal place for guests to relax and enjoy a drink after a long day.

Enjoy the Willard InterContinental Washington Hotel whenever you are in the capital city of the United States.


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Recent guest reviews


10 November 2023

I love you

The Palestine protest and the tea

Your a beautiful hotel


23 October 2023

Very good

Bar was wonderful wish was a bit bigger

Food was not what I expected from such an amazing establishment Even breakfast was very limited choice and quality was about 3star :( Dinner was not much better


16 October 2023

Great Hotel in a great location

Location and heritage

Small bar and no late night room service.


13 October 2023

We had a wonderful family vacation that gave a historical perspective of Washington, D.C.

location, luxury, service



23 September 2023

Good stay but plain.

The room is better than most DC rooms, bigger plus marble tile bathroom is a plus.

The breakfast area looks too canteen like. The staff seem to care less except the door men. There were no welcoming touches or any kind of finesse. I thought you would be similar if not better than the Jefferson Hotel in DC, but it’s not. Bigger yes, but lacks ambiance of sophistication. But, your location is great for tourists.


18 September 2023


The food at their restaurant (breakfast) was okay but not great, especially for the price they charged.


5 September 2023


Great hotel! We loved our stay in DC! Only comment: shower was a bit weak.


21 August 2023

Wonderful time!

Great location.


16 August 2023

We love the people here

Everything. Plus, Oliver the dog is a superb ambassador!!



15 August 2023

My granddaughter stayed there and they took good care of her



7 August 2023


Beautiful hotel inside and out! Excellent customer service and lovely rooms. Restaurant was great too. Close to everything. Thank you!


3 August 2023

Wonderful the staff is very nice


they need to tell their guest they will be charged for everything in the refrigerator and cabinet if it is moved in any way


31 July 2023

Generally, enjoyable.

The size of the room was great!

The robes in the room were damp as if they had not been dried completely. Additionally, the water was draining slowly from the tub.


27 July 2023

Lovely historic hotel in a great location.

Location was excellent; spacious and clean rooms; good bar (albeit a bit crowded).


6 July 2023

I had a wonderful time

Location Staff Excellent food service


30 June 2023

Beyond expectations outstanding job!

The people!!! There are many very nice hotels in Washington DC ....what makes intercontinental stand out is THE PEOPLE! I am a executive protection agent and have stayed in just about every fancy hotel there is in Washington DC. Most of them have a superiority complex. The staff is so proud of themselves for working there they forget they're there to work for you! Not here, at the intercontinental Willard and the one on the Wharf the people who work there do an outstanding job. In my recent stay we had an unusual situation.... at about 5:30 AM. We had a situation that needed to be addressed immediately. And that is exactly what happened. The entire staff jumped into action and handled the situation better than expected. No need to go into details just know that when you stay at one of the intercontinental hotels in Washington DC the people who work there will take care of you even when it's 5:30 in the morning. Jaap Boelens, Vanessa Perez and Marisse Wong were the three employees I dealt with directly and they were outstanding! I hope this review finds its way to the main office and I hope they understand what a great team of people they have working at both of these hotels. And yes of course the entire hotel is beautiful the sheets are clean and nice the room is perfectly clean the locations are outstanding. We make at least a dozen trips to the Washington DC area every year and these two hotels will definitely be our home away from home moving forward.

Absolutely nothing the intercontinental hotels in Washington DC are outstanding.


5 June 2023


The hotel is beautiful, the rooms are very clean and comfortable. The staff is very friendly. The location is great it's an easy walk to all the major sights.


30 May 2023

Historic hotel in the middle of everything.

Historic hotel in the middle of everything.


29 May 2023

Location location location in a luxurious atmosphere

First class property


29 May 2023


Decor and the bed



28 May 2023


Very strong airconditioning.


15 May 2023

A high quality hotel providing great service in the perfect location.

The hotel was of a high standard with excellent service in a great location. We were upgraded to a suite as it was our first stay in the hotel.


15 May 2023


The Willard is a beautiful property!


13 April 2023

location was in the heart of everything and great amenities. we will stay again

great location and extremely friendly staff


8 April 2023

A historial hotel with the best staff at hand to make you feel welcomed and looked after at all times.

The hotel is beautifully decorated and takes you back in time with its stunning architecture and decor. The hotel museum is a lovely addition and well worth the visit. The staff were extremely welcoming, I was celebrating my mum’s birthday and they made us feel very welcomed and even got her a cupcake and champagne, the customer experience manager Ali Ozen has extensive knowledge of the hotel and provided the absolute best and most professional customer service I have ever received, he went out of his way to show us the hotel facilities and discuss the hotels rich history. Thank you to Ali and his lovely staff for providing such a warm and welcoming stay.

Nothing I didn’t like.

Hotel facilities

Food & Drink

  • - Restaurant
  • - Bar
  • - Breakfast in the room
  • - Snack bar
  • - Special diet menus (on request)
  • - Wine/champagne (additional charge)
  • - Fruits (additional charge)
  • - Coffee house on site


  • - Room service
  • - Non-smoking rooms
  • - Facilities for disabled guests
  • - Barber/beauty shop
  • - Family rooms
  • - Lift
  • - Safety deposit box
  • - Car hire
  • - Heating
  • - Non-smoking throughout
  • - Air conditioning
  • - Designated smoking area
  • - Grocery deliveries (additional charge)
  • - Paid WiFi

Business facilities

  • - Meeting/banquet facilities (additional charge)
  • - Business centre
  • - Fax/photocopying (additional charge)

Reception services

  • - 24-hour front desk
  • - Express check-in/check-out
  • - Currency exchange
  • - Tour desk
  • - Luggage storage
  • - ATM/cash machine on site
  • - Concierge service
  • - Invoice provided


  • - Sauna
  • - Fitness centre
  • - Golf course (within 3 km) (additional charge)
  • - Spa and wellness centre (additional charge)
  • - Massage (additional charge)
  • - Beauty Services
  • - Spa facilities
  • - Steam room
  • - Fitness
  • - Fitness/spa locker rooms
  • - Temporary art galleries
  • - Happy hour (additional charge)
  • - Tour or class about local culture


  • - Terrace
  • - Outdoor furniture
  • - Picnic area

Entertainment and family services

  • - Babysitting/child services (additional charge)
  • - Board games/puzzles

Cleaning services

  • - Laundry (additional charge)
  • - Dry cleaning (additional charge)
  • - Ironing service (additional charge)
  • - Trouser press (additional charge)
  • - Daily housekeeping


  • - Parking garage
  • - Accessible parking


  • - 24-hour security
  • - Key access
  • - Key card access
  • - Security alarm
  • - Smoke alarms
  • - CCTV in common areas
  • - CCTV outside property
  • - Fire extinguishers
  • - Breakfast takeaway containers
  • - Delivered food is securely covered
  • - Face masks for guests available
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