Washington D.C.'s original grand hotel, the InterContinental the Willard Washington D.C. is lauded by our guests for its old-world elegance, impeccable service and location two blocks from the White House and the National Mall. The 12-story hotel, unmistakable because of its corner location and Beaux Arts architecture, has 335 rooms and suites that subtly reflect its place in history. The views from the front, which include the Washington Monument, are spectacular. The pillowy-soft beds and 300-thread-count sheets will have you sleeping like a baby. Even standard rooms have iPod docks and flat-panel TVs, as well as Wi-Fi (for a fee). Look for fluffy robes and high-end toiletries in the spacious marble bathrooms. The spa offers a long list of health and beauty treatments, from seaweed wraps to sugar scrubs. For fitness buffs, the 24-hour gym features more than a dozen cardio machines and a selection of free weights. Intended as a refuge for the city's movers and shakers, the Willard, not surprisingly, has a prime location. It takes just a few minutes to stroll to the White House, the National Mall or a dozen or so dining options. If you need to get to other parts of the city, there are two subway stations within four blocks - Metro Center and Federal Triangle. Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport is five miles away, and taxis waiting at the hotel's front door will whisk you there in about 15 minutes. our guests find a "spectacular location," "elegant surroundings" and "spacious accommodations" with up-to-date amenities, when they stay at the InterContinental the Willard Washington D.C.