The Willard InterContinental


Washington, DC, United States


The Willard InterContinental offers a variety of green attributes as detailed below. In order to appear on our site, a hotel must possess at least 10 green attributes, so this puts The Willard InterContinental in good company. The more green features a hotel has, the higher the green leaf rating up to a maximum of seven green leaves. To get more information on The Willard InterContinental and to book a room at the best Internet prices, just click on the orange Website button above! Why book direct?

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  • Air
  • Allergies
  • Fresh Air
  • Environmental Cleaning
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Education
  • Educate Guests to "green"
  • Educate Staff to "green"
  • Participate in Green Program(s)
  • Promote "greenness" in PR
  • Donating to Charity
  • Energy
  • Alternative Energy
  • Maintenance for Conservation
  • Energy Conservation
  • Food
  • Organic Food Served
  • Eco-friendly Food Served
  • Solid Waste
  • Bulk Soap & Amenities
  • Compostable Disposables
  • Composting
  • Durable Service Items
  • Guestroom Recycling Bins
  • Hotel Recycling Bins
  • Newspaper Program
  • Recyclable Disposables
  • Supplemental
  • Additional Green Features
  • Towels and Sheets
  • Cotton Towels/Sheets
  • Sheet Program
  • Towel Program
  • Water
  • Water Conservation
  • Xeric Garden
  • Gray-Water Recycling
  • Extras
  • Conference Center/Rooms
  • Transportation
  • Fitness Center
  • Internet


This hotel buys 100% of its electricity from wind energy.

Low VOC paints are used in this hotel.

A hybrid vehicle is available for guest transportation.

Pets are allowed at this hotel for a fee.


A lovely hotel with some obvious attention to green issues, ranging from the selection of teas and coffee in my room to the filtered water provided in the dining room.

They offered a sheet and towel reuse program, though I stayed only one night so didn't have the opportunity to test that reality. Though a newspaper was delivered, without my having a chance to decline it, it was delivered in a reusable bag rather than a plastic bag, and was hung from my doorknob.

Both individual and bulk amenities were provided. I didn't try the soap or shampoo in the shower though because they contained sodium lauryl sulfate, a chemical I react to; I used the soap and shampoo I travel with.

I loved seeing a recycling bin in my room, and an unlined waste basket. Very nice, very classy. And what a way to conserve resources!

In addition to the green issues, staff was friendly and professional. I can't wait for my next visit to DC and the Willard Hotel.

October 2009

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