Learn all about The Willard InterContinental In Washington, D.C. and all the amenities that comes with a stay!
If you are looking for the full Washington experience while you’re in town, then you should consider staying at the The Willard InterContinental. This property is a must-stop if you’re fond of the region’s historic history, considering it’s been around since 1818!
If you want to hear about other hotel options, you can check out more guides to the best luxury hotels in Washington D.C. here on HMB!
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As previously mentioned, The Willard is a property steeped with history. This property is has frequently hosted the legendary icons such as Martin Luther King Jr. while he finished his “I Have a Dream” speech, Ulysses S. Grant when he coined the term “lobbyists”, and Senator Henry Clay when he introduced the mint julep outside of Kentucky.
In keeping with the historical theme, the hotel’s décor is old-world ornate, with marble pillars, coffered ceilings, heavy wood furniture, lush plants and plenty of gold trimmings.
The Willard InterContinental in Washington D.C. consists of 335 rooms and suites. Each room and suite is decorated with unique blend of contemporary luxury and historic charm, showcasing prime views of either Pennsylvania Avenue, the White House or downtown.
The 550-square-foot Willard Room features hues of ivory, navy and cool grey with gold accents. The bathroom was furnished with a walk-in marble shower and Agraria bath products. Notably one of the best parts of the room is the ridiculously comfortable Simmons luxury mattress, designed exclusively for InterContinental Hotels.
The Willard has nearly 20,000 square feet of gorgeous ballrooms and meeting spaces, making it a popular place to book events. It has been noted that the property hosts approximately 100 weddings each year. Additionally, the hotel offers a 24-hour fitness center with the latest TechnoGym equipment, an outdoor relaxation terrace, a business center and several retail shops.
All guests are welcomed to enjoy complimentary daily newspapers, shoe shining service and Tesla chauffeur service.
Food & Drink
When it comes to food and drink, the Willard InterContinental offers a few iconic places to stop. Guests can enjoy some French bistro fare at Café du Parc for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Alternatively, Peacock Alley is the perfect destination for the epic afternoon tea. Lastly, the famous Round Robin Bar is a must for some classic cocktails and light bites. Guests can indulge in the bar’s signature drink, the mint julep.
Neighboring the hotel is Occidental Grill & Seafood. Although this restaurant is not on the Willard property, guests are still able charge the meal to their room.
With the rich and powerful often frequenting the hotel, it is no questioning why this property has such exceptional service. The seasoned, international staff at The Willard, were incredibly friendly and helpful, especially the Les Clef d’Or concierge.
The Willard is located in “old downtown,” a prime location for leisure travelers. This property is across the street from The White House and adjacent to the Metro Center. Guests can head to the National Mall with a brief six-minute. It should be noted that the area gets pretty desolate after the nine-to-fivers head home for the day.
Address: 1401 Pennsylvania Avenue Northwest, Washington, D.C.
Earn Free Nights With IHG Rewards Club Points
You can earn free nights at Willard InterContinental by joining IHG Rewards Club. The quickest way to earn IHG Rewards Club points is with one of their co-branded credit cards.
The IHG® Rewards Club Premier Credit Card offers 150,000 bonus points after spending $3,000 on purchases within the first three months of account opening.
You'll earn up to 25 points total per $1 spent when you stay at an IHG hotel. Earn 2 points per $1 spent on purchases at gas stations, grocery stores, and restaurants. Earn 1 point per $1 spent on all other purchases.
This card offers several perks that you'll sure enjoy like: a free night after each account anniversary (you'll also receive a free night when you redeem points for any stay of 4 or more nights.) And as long as you're a cardmember, you'll have Platinum Elite status.
You'll get Global Entry or TSA Pre?® Fee Credit of up to $100 every 4 years as reimbursement for the application fee charged to your card.
There is an annual fee of $89.
The IHG Rewards Club Traveler Credit Card offers 60,000 bonus points after spending $2,000 on purchases within the first three months of account opening.
You'll earn up to 15X points total per $1 spent when you stay at an IHG hotel, 2X points per $1 spent on purchases at gas stations, grocery stores, and restaurants. 1X point per $1 spent on all other purchases.
This card has no annual fee or foreign transaction fees.
An iconic property in Washington D.C., the Willard InterContinental has not only hosted some uber-VIPs, but has a history within the hotel itself. Highlights of the Willard include their decadent French restaurant, historic bar, state-of-the-art fitness center and exceptional service.
Earn free night at Willard InterContinental in Washington D.C. by joining IHG Rewards Club.
The World Of Hyatt Credit Card offers 30,000 Bonus Points after you spend $3,000 on purchases in the first 3 months from account opening. Plus, 2 Bonus Points per $1 spent on purchases that earn 1 Bonus Point up to $15,000 in the first 6 months of account opening.
You'll earn 9 points total for Hyatt stays - 4 Bonus Points per $1 spent at Hyatt hotels & 5 Base Points per $1 you can earn as a World of Hyatt member. To add, you'll earn 2 Bonus Points per $1 spent at restaurants, on airlines tickets purchased directly from the airlines, on local transit and commuting and on fitness club and gym memberships.
You'll earn 2 qualifying night credits towards tier status every time you spend $5,000 on your card.
This card does carry a $95 annual fee, however, the perks sure make up for it. For instance, you'll receive 1 free night at any Category 1-4 Hyatt hotel or resort after your Cardmember anniversary and an extra free night at any Category 1-4 Hyatt hotel if you spend $15,000 during your cardmember anniversary year.