The Willard, Washington DC
Elegant and luxurious, The Willard is a true Washington DC landmark and is located just one block from the White House itself. Frequented by Abraham Lincoln and numerous other US presidents, this glorious, historic hotel has seen some pivotal moments in US history; Mark Twain wrote two novels here, and it was also where Martin Luther King completed his legendary "I have a dream" speech. It goes without saying that the facilities at The Willard are extensive and impressive. Afternoon tea is hosted in Peacock Alley, French bistro cuisine is served at Café du Parc, whilst Occidental Grill & Seafood offers a menu of steak and safood. For a relaxing drink, try the Round Robin Bar, which also serves a selection of light meals and snacks, or the Scotch Bar. Leisure facilities include a fully-equipped gym and a luxurious spa offering a wide range of treatments and therapies (payable locally). All rooms at The Willard are air conditioned and come with a telephone, flat screen television, high-speed internet access, radio, CD player, safe and a minibar. A laundry service is available at the hotel.