Willard Inter Continental Hotel, Washington DC
Reviews - Willard Inter Continental Hotel
- Age Group: 41 - 50
- From: United States
- Traveller type: Family Traveller
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Historical Traveller Reviews of Willard Inter Continental Hotel
Character, Luxurious, Astounding...Pick Your Adjectivefrom A TripAdvisor Member
Washington DC (July 30-August 3) and what an
introduction. Arriving on a sultry Friday afternoon,
the valet service is nice, but what took my two
daughters (16,12) breath away, and mine frankly
as well, is the aroma upon entrance (Actually,
halfway through the revolving doors). A huge
floral arrangement greets you upon entering
and the pampering has only just begun.
Check-in was efficient, as was the bellman
with our bags. He explained everything about
the room and was most courteous. We had two
double beds, which as other reviews have noted,
one can only describe as PLUSH. You could
literally melt into the linens and be in heaven.
A sitting area and desk accompanied the room
(standard, no suite), but considering we were
going to be out most of the time, no problem.
No dining experiences at either The Willard Room
or Cafe 1401, but there is a Corner Bakery across
the street, Red Sage, a great eclectic restaurant
kitty korner and the omnipresent Starbucks, 2
The Willard is central to almost everything in
downtown DC. A couple of blocks from The
White House, just off The Mall, you get the
idea. Even 6 blocks from The World Bank,
a target identified when we were there on
Sunday, Aug. 1.
Having reserved our room in February, our
rate was a phenomenal $ 149/night, direct
Pricey, if you don't plan out far in advance,
but then again, what isn't. Safe, Historic,
Classy, I can't say enough great things
about "The Wil".
Pricy But Luxouriousfrom A TripAdvisor Member
Excellent Stay, but not without flawsfrom A TripAdvisor Member
We all stayed at the hotel during the 4th of July weekend and had previously spent 7 nights in a Hilton in New York. Well what a difference! Our stay in the Willard was free of any problems with reservations unlike the Hilton where it took about 4 days to sort out problems which should never have arisen! Anyway, back to the Willard...
We pulled up outside the hotel and immediately, the doors were opened by the bell men. They would not let us touch our luggage... they insisted on carrying it into the hotel and lobby and later bringing it to our room. What hits you as you enter the lobby of the hotel, is the beautiful smell of fresh flowers and it is impossible to miss the magnificent flower arrangments present in the lobby. In fact, every day we noticed someone maintaining the arrangments and it is small points like this that make this hotel stand out from any others I've stayed at! The staff at check-in were very friendly and really made us feel welcome. We arrived in our rooms and had our luggage delivered. About 10 minutes later, the phone rang and a member of staff checked to make sure we had everything we needed! The room was equipped with everything you expect including bedroom slippers, bathrobes, walking/jogging maps and much more. However, the one thing that we missed were in-room tea-coffee facilities. Being from Ireland, there is nothing we appreciate more than a good cup of tea!! Apart from this minor point, everything in the room was presented beautifully. More importantly, everything was so clean!! All facilities in the gorgeous bathroom were in perfect working order and the shower was great for a back massage first thing in the morning or in the evenings after a lot of sightseeing!!
As for the location, it must be one of the best in the world. It is situated right beside the White House and all the major monuments such as the Washington Monument, the Lincoln Memorial and Capitol Hill. The close proximity to these sites means that after seeing them during the day, it takes no effort or cost to dander out of the hotel and witness these sights illuminated at night! (highly recommended!) And indeed, the location was perfect for the July 4th fireworks!
When we arrived into our rooms in the evening, some lamps were on, the radio was on softly in the background, the sheets were turned down and chocolates lay on the bed. This just took our breath away. The service is provided free of charge and does not even need to be specially requested.
The beds were lovely and soft and the moment our heads hit the pillows, we were all out for the count!
As it was our first time in Washington, the concierge proved extremely useful for planning tours, restaurants and taxis to the airport. It took us by surprise when the concierge actually remembered us each time and was able to recall our room number without our input!! It was also lovely when the bell men acknowledged us as we walked in and out of the hotel and were able to talk to us as if they knew us.
I believe that the service in this hotel will pleasantly surprise you - all the staff make you feel so welcome and at home and cannot do enough for you! The hotel was a great advertisement for the Intercontinental chain of hotels and Intercontinental will certainly be our first choice in the future no matter where our destination! Thank You!
Will have to give a second tryfrom two2go
The Willard, July 4 and Fireworks - Super Weekend!from rhsen814
True comfortfrom Gloucs
Thank you.. Really wonderful..from The-Stewarts17
Willard lived up to all its previous reviewsfrom StaciNewCanaan_CT
Cherry Blossom Festivalfrom A TripAdvisor Member
Top Local Tips for Washington DC
Use your concierge! The concierge desk at the Willard was always staffed with people who were able to make me feel like my problem was their problem (and this in the face of multi-tasking with the phone ). They were able to get fast dinner reservations at a near-by popular bistro within minutes and were too happy to look up alternative routes when some of my event guests got stuck in a traffic jam.
Museums Museum of American Indian was great for kids. Spy Museum takes reservations over the internet -- a must.
Bathroom Ratings Before you go to any establishment please check to see what condition the bathrooms are in; as a woman with young children I have become much more consciousof them. Believe me, I have stopped going to certain places after doing a review. THE LAVATORY LADY ON BLOGSPOT
Other names for Willard Inter Continental Hotel
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- Address: 1401 Pennsylvania Avenue NW - Washington DC - District of Columbia - 20004-1010 - United States
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