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05-18-2012, 06:47 PM
Willard InterContinental, Washington, D.C. Ė Hotel Review (

As our taxi turned onto Pennsylvania Avenue, it became clear to me that the Willard InterContinental was indeed at the center of Washington, D.C. What I didnít realize, until I had stepped inside its carefully restored ornate lobby, was that the hotel was central to the capitalís social and political life as well.

Founded in 1818 and named after Henry Willard, who acquired the hotel in 1847, the Willard earned its Ö (

05-18-2012, 10:25 PM
I used to travel to DC regularly, and the Willard was always a nice option. Location can be an issue, so it was particularly convenient when I had meetings on Pennsylvania Ave east of the WH. (Lots of law firms in the area.)

We stayed there when our son was looking at colleges (many years ago now), and Congress had just adjourned. They upgraded us to a suite that was very nice.

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05-20-2012, 11:36 AM
When I was traveling to DC weekly a few years ago, I enjoyed the Robin Bar to meet friends for drinks. It could get crowded but it was a unique experience.