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The best rooms in the hotel are the suites, but the best guest room depends on if you prefer space or a view at the Forbes Travel Guide Recommended Willard InterContinental in Washington, D.C.
The hotel’s 335 guest rooms can be equipped with a king bed, a queen bed or two doubles. Deluxe rooms are bigger and usually cheaper, while smaller premier rooms sport views of Pennsylvania Avenue. Both room types are spacious, with oversize desks, flat-screen TVs and bathrooms with showers and tubs.
Guest rooms with room numbers ending in “00” at the D.C. hotel look out onto Pennsylvania Avenue and 15th Street Northwest, offering clear views of the Capitol building portico. Rooms with numbers ending in “02” or “04” also face Pennsylvania Avenue, but are closer to 14th Street Northwest and offer views of the Washington monument.
The D.C. hotel’s 40 suites offer the premium experience here. The basic suite is the executive suite. These feature two full bathrooms, a dining table with seating for six, a spacious parlor with plush, classic furnishings, two entrances and an Illy espresso machine. For an even more spacious experience, seven larger suites overlook the corner of Pennsylvania Avenue and 14th Street Northwest. These rooms run about $2,800 per night and are extremely popular on Inauguration Day, as the new president’s parade passes right in front of the Willard and these rooms. Most are named for presidents, but the oval suite is especially interesting: The living room of this suite is a large ellipse, with a semi-circle of windows overlooking Pennsylvania Avenue.
Most of the Willard’s premier rooms boast a view of Pennsylvania Avenue. If view is not important, the average size room is quite spacious. Some guests prefer higher floors for the views.