High tea and live harp performances daily at the ornate Peacock Alley
Room service is offered around the clock—order a croque monsieur at 3 am
Location: The hotel has an unbeatable location near the White House
What To Know
Although they’re not required, reservations are recommended for dinner at Occidental
In-room WiFi varies from $10.95 to $20.95 per day depending on the speed
Valet parking is $42 per day
Pets are permitted in the rooms for $200 per stay
Parking on site
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Landmark presidential favorite with a legendary bar, high tea and haute spa
Originally built in 1850, this historical hotel has been a host to nearly every U.S. President since Franklin Pierce. After a long restoration, the hotel reopened in 1986 and features 332 recently renovated rooms and individually designed presidential suites once visited by the likes of Martin Luther King Jr., Charles Dickens, Buffalo Bill and P.T. Barnum. There’s a fitness center with state-of-the-art equipment and a marble and slate-tiled Red Door Spa with signature treatments like a Milk & Honey Sugar Body Glow. Stand-outs at the French Café du Parc bistro include the seasonal Rouen duck breast with brandy gastrique, served at candlelit tables on the terrace. Locavores will love the roasted loin of lamb sourced from a farm in Virginia and served at the Occidental Grill & Seafood restaurant. And at the historic Round Robin Scotch Bar, you can sip on single malts in a button-back leather banquet just like literary luminaries Mark Twain and Walt Whitman once did.
In the Area
Dubbed the “Crown Jewel of Pennsylvania Avenue,” the Willard InterContinental sits just steps from some of the city’s biggest landmarks. You’ll need to plan up to six months in advance to score a chance to tour the White House. Can’t get in? Skip the crowds and take a nighttime bike tour of the monuments. Flex your plastic along the boutique-lined Embassy Row for vintage designer goods at Secondi and leather-bound titles at late-night café-cum-bookstore Kramerbooks & Afterwords. Stroll through Dupont Circle’s FreshFarm Market on Sundays for charcuterie, fresh-baked croissants and seasonal produce. Join the afterwork crowds slurping briny Virginia oysters and boozy punches at Hank’s Oyster Bar, or unwind along the U-Street Corridor at Belgian soul food restaurant and hip hop hang Marvin and at legendary rock venue Black Cat.
Willard InterContinental Washington
1401 Pennsylvania Ave Nw
Washington, Washington, DC 20004
How to Get There
The closest major airports to Willard InterContinental Washington are:Washington, DC (DCA-Ronald Reagan Washington National) - 5.2 km / 3.2 miWashington, DC (IAD-Washington Dulles Intl.) - 36.5 km / 22.7 miThe preferred airport for Willard InterContinental Washington is Washington, DC (DCA-Ronald Reagan Washington National). Distances are calculated in a straight line from the property's location to the point of interest or airport and may not reflect actual travel distance. Distances are displayed to the nearest 0.1 mile and kilometre.