InterContinental Hotels & Resorts

The Willard Intercontinental

1401 Pennsylvania Ave NW (at 14th St), Washington, D.C. 20004, United States
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InterContinental knows how to make you feel right at home, even when you find yourself in one of the world’s most sought-after destinations. InterContinental offers a unique and rich experience whether you stay for a few days or a lifetime.


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  • PreservationNation

    On August 28, 1963, Reverend Martin Luther King finished his famous “I Have A Dream” speech while a guest at the Willard.

    PreservationNation · April 20, 2012
  • WPC Insider

    Walk into the lobby at this hotel - its classic!

    WPC Insider · February 1, 2010
  • InterContinental Hotels & Resorts

    One block from the White House, National Mall and Metro Center, the Willard InterContinental Washington dates back to 1818. Drinks or afternoon tea at the Round Robin are classic! Read more

  • Huda I.

    The lobby of this hotel is where Julia Ward wrote "The Battle Hymn of the Republic," and where Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. wrote his renowned "I Have a Dream" speech.

    Huda I · January 3, 2013
  • NightScene

    Feeling like "Boardwalk Empire?" Rub elbows with the district most powerful in this classic style hotel bar. The only thing that would make this place perfect is being able to light up a fat stogie

    NightScene · November 18, 2010
  • Tasting Table

    Order a Mint Julep; prepared according to Henry Clay’s specific instructions, it's the best in town: Read more

    Tasting Table · August 8, 2012
  • ToryBurch

    Everyone from Martin Luther King Jr. to Mark Twain has stayed at The Willard. Be sure to check out the famed Round Robin Bar, where the mint julep is our favorite cocktail.

    ToryBurch · June 26, 2013
  • James S.

    Double white chocolate mocha the best!!!!

    James Stauffer · June 6, 2013
  • joye

    Rooms are big and bright. Plenty of space to put your stuff

    joye · April 17, 2013
  • Cris R.

    These little mousse cups were amazing!

    Cris Rivera · July 29, 2012
  • jon a.

    There's a creepy photo on the 6th floor.

    jon accarrino · January 15, 2014
  • Jennifer C.

    Such an amazing vibe from the moment you walk in! Don't forget to head into their history museum.

    Jennifer Carlisle · June 18, 2012
  • Chef Geoff

    Great hotel. Chef Geoff's has a great menu right around the corner on 13th.

    Chef Geoff · May 24, 2012
  • M. B.

    Try their cherry blossom afternoon tea!

    M. B. · March 29, 2012
  • Ken M.

    Historically deep! And great place 4 conference.

    Ken Matthews · July 20, 2010
  • Steve M.

    So beautiful especially at the holidays

    Steve Mcdowall · December 14, 2013
  • Omri L.

    The Lobby of this hotel is where President Grant coined the phrase "Lobbying"

    Omri Lavie · September 26, 2013
  • Marc B.

    Be sure to visit the museum in the lobby. Lots of history

    Marc Blumberg · August 26, 2013
  • Drew F.

    Fitzgerald and his wife, Zelda, stayed at this 335-room grand dame shortly after their 1920 marriage. They saidthe hotel smelled "of peaches & hot biscuit & the cindery aroma of travelling salesmen"

    Drew Frey · June 16, 2013
  • Jeffrey S.

    Famous place to stay. Great location

    Jeffrey S · April 12, 2013
  • The Miss O.

    Don't just walk into the lobby! Stay the night if you have the cash. It is so historical!

    The Miss Ohio · February 13, 2012
  • dancingqueen f.

    Truman's Bar @OccidentalGrill next2/no connecting door fm @willard not Handicap friendly:Mgt didn't want to let me use lift, kit back door stuck 45+mins, miss 1/2 HH, comped, noHH prices overcharged2

    dancingqueen fAMed ca events · December 19, 2011
  • vincent c.

    Beautiful hotel, great service.

    vincent callahan · January 27
  • Jenny D.

    If you tip the bellman, they may offer you free bottled water. Bottled water in the room could be $8 or more.

    Jenny DeVaughn · January 15
  • Hotel WiFi Test

    WiFi here is supposed to be rather fast. The estimated speed is 8.1 Mbps as of October 16, 2014 (not certified) Read more

    Hotel WiFi Test · January 14
  • GoLacey Go

    One of the oldest hotels we have ever stepped foot in& it's flawless!!! Gorgeous decor and very well kept!!!!

    GoLacey Go · December 14, 2014
  • Rachel W.

    Love this hotel, friendly staff and awesome decor. Their food is delicious as well:-)

    Rachel Wang Pang · November 29, 2014
  • A. W.

    In Winter, Try the Spiced Cider.

    A. Wright · November 27, 2014
  • Shangqi W.

    Great location, spacious room and good service. It's an honor to stay in this historic hotel. Breakfast should be tier 1, only compared within American hotels. Food choices are fewer than Asian IHGs.

    Shangqi Wu · November 24, 2014
  • Puck P.

    We had a great lunch outside. Love the cute birds on the terrace.

    Puck Peijnenburg · October 13, 2014
  • Imogen B.

    Grand old dame hotel brimming with history! Spacious rooms with lots of storage. Good concierge service. Wonderful position for sightseeing

    Imogen Burton · September 26, 2014
  • David V.

    Beautiful place

    David V · September 6, 2014
  • David V.

    Amazing building

    David V · September 6, 2014
  • AFAR Media

    Drawing many of the political, social, and cultural elite into a world of old Washington luxury and charm: marble columns, mahogany furnishings, crystal chandeliers, cocktails, and afternoon tea. Read more

    AFAR Media · August 4, 2014

    Watching Kentucky Derby celebration!

    SONBOL Aliabadi · May 3, 2014
  • Azizza D.

    A great experience and great service!

    Azizza Davis · May 2, 2014
  • Sevda B.

    Wonderful service for my week long stay on business. Very friendly and accommodating.

    Sevda Başak · February 2, 2014
  • E C.

    A very grand old hotel. Just don't order room service—everything is absurdly salty.

    E Chen · July 28, 2013
  • Venny F. V.

    What a incredible.. By Member as AmbassadorProgram, how we have been getting so many privileges as 1st class.. Moreover we bring a baby who need special service for. Like our home, we love stay here..

    Venny F. Venistine · July 4, 2013

    Though the focus is definitely on business travelers (the business services are incredible), this is a decent base for sightseeing too – the National Mall is not far away. Read more · July 1, 2013
  • Heather

    This is a lovely setting for high tea, and the scones are quite good. Live harp music on Friday-Sunday. The finger sandwiches are ho-hum, as is the tea itself. The hostess is more than a bit snooty.

    Heather · April 23, 2013
  • Terry R.

    Beautiful hotel and great breakfast

    Terry Romano · April 22, 2013
  • The Telegraph

    Special treat: The Willard InterContinental ( has hosted Abraham Lincoln, Charles Dickens, Martin Luther King and David Lloyd George. Rooms from $259/£172.

    The Telegraph · March 12, 2013
  • CITYPEEK Patti

    True old world #hotel elegance

    CITYPEEK Patti · January 23, 2013
  • Joe G.

    I've heard that Mark Twain used to like strolling down "peacock alley" -- then would run outside down 14th St. and do it again!

    Joe Gattuso · May 16, 2012
  • Morgan O.

    Parking is 10 dollars cheaper (for overnight parking) than the W next door

    Morgan O · August 23, 2011
  • Peter

    Rooms are elegant with comfortable beds. Got 5% discount on my stay info at Read more

    Peter · September 19, 2010
  • Bill P.

    Mean Mojito at the Round Robin

    Bill Pescod · August 4, 2010
  • Morgan T.

    I love coming to this Elizabeth Arden location. It is conveniently located and the service is amazing!

    Morgan Thomas · July 12, 2010
  • Luis A.

    Muy bien ubicado. Habitaciones muy amplias y confortables.

    Luis Armando · May 25, 2013