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Image of InterContinental Washington D.C. - The Wharf, an IHG HotelImage of InterContinental Washington D.C. - The Wharf, an IHG HotelImage of InterContinental Washington D.C. - The Wharf, an IHG HotelImage of InterContinental Washington D.C. - The Wharf, an IHG Hotel

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78 out of 100

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InterContinental Washington D.C. - The Wharf, an IHG Hotel

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9.0

Excellent (3,037 ratings)

Washington, United States - 

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840 m National Mall

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1.12 km Smithsonian Institution

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1.12 km National Air and Space Museum

Hotel Overview

InterContinental Washington D.C. - The Wharf is a luxury hotel praised for its prime location, high-quality amenities, and superior service. Based on user reviews, this hotel offers a well-rounded and enjoyable experience for guests seeking comfort and convenience in the heart of Washington, D.C. Its proximity to key attractions and its vibrant surrounding area make it a standout choice for both leisure and business travelers.

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Hotel highlights

Property

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Location

  1. Exceptional Location: Situated in a vibrant area, offering easy access to popular attractions and dining options.
  2. Luxurious Amenities: Features upscale facilities, including a fitness center and spa services, catering to guests' relaxation needs.
  3. High-Quality Dining: Hosts a highly rated restaurant, providing delicious cuisine and a pleasant dining experience.
  4. Stunning Views: Offers breathtaking views of the waterfront, enhancing the overall stay experience.
  5. Attentive Staff: Compliments on the friendly and helpful hotel staff, ensuring guests feel welcomed and valued.
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Area for improvement

Kitchen

Accessibility

  1. Price Point: Some guests find the hotel rates to be on the higher side, affecting the value for money.
  2. Parking Challenges: Limited parking space and high parking fees are a common concern among guests.
  3. Room Size: Few guests have mentioned that some rooms are smaller than expected, which might be a downside for those needing more space.
  4. WiFi Connectivity: Occasional issues with Internet connection speeds can be a drawback for business travelers.
  5. Noise Levels: Due to its location in a busy area, some guests have experienced noise disruptions during their stay.

Amenities

Extra beds/cribs

Breakfast available

Breakfast available

Pool

Spa

Parking available

Parking available

Pet friendly

Pet friendly

Air conditioning

Air conditioning

Laundry

Laundry

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Total 3,037 Reviews

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RateScore is average rating from most popular providers

Blended Web Rating

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9.1

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4.5/5

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agoda

29 Reviews

9.1 / 10

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booking

717 Reviews

8.9 / 10

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expedia

1,004 Reviews

9.0 / 10

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google

1,287 Reviews

4.5 / 5

Reviews

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Words are aggregated from hotel reviews across the web and listed by the most mentions.

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Property was mentioned 361 times

8% Negative86% Positive

Reviews based on Property

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Travel-a-lot45457 months ago

I stayed for one night at the Intercontinental at the Wharf and the hotel failed on the most basic - providing a well-maintained room that allows for a good night's sleep. There was a persistent (and loud) shower leak that kept me up for most of the night, and the outlets to charge our phones were faulty - on one side of the bed, they didn't work at all; on the other side of the bed one was damaged and the one that was undamaged worked briefly but stopped overnight. Very annoying to wake up to 6% battery after having a phone plugged in overnight. The iron was also unusable. It is surprising that a luxury hotel with rooms at this price point and in this location would invest so little in maintaining their basic systems in the rooms. I flagged these issues to the front desk and they expressed zero concern. Got the impression that my comments were going absolutely no where and would make no difference. They also offered no compensation, discount, or meaningful late check out in light of these issues- poor customer service recovery. I would not stay here again, nor would I recommend this property to friends and family - a shame because I've previously had a great impression of Intercontinental properties. Better to stay at a well-managed and clean mid-market property where you can at least get a good night's sleep than at an expensive property like this which doesn't seem to pay attention to the basics.

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Matt Micale6 months ago
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Stayed 5 nights for a vacation. Chose the Intercontinental largely for its proximity to the Anthem because we had tickets to a show. The Wharf location is excellent; a lot of restaurants, bars, coffee shops, and a CVS are within a minute or two walk. The hotel itself is spectacular - upscale, immaculately clean, wonderful views from the room, a comfy bed, and a supremely friendly staff. Valet is very quick with vehicle retrieval. Elevators are fast. The rooftop bar/pool has an incredible view (and you get to watch planes take off and land at Reagan, which is fun). The main bar has a very expansive and high quality liquor collection, no shortage of top shelf bottles. I only had the wings from the kitchen, but they were tasty. Our only “complaint” - the Wi-Fi wasn’t super fast or reliable, and AT&T had difficulty getting a consistent 5G signal to our phones, which was sometimes frustrating, but it certainly didn’t ruin anything. We would absolutely stay there again.

Hotel Quality

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General Info

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Total number of rooms 278

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Number of floors 12

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Number of buildings/towers 1

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Year Built 2017

WiFi Quality

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7

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174

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125

Wifi Speed Is Good For

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web browsing

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group video calls

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4K online movies

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What's nearby

National Mall

840 m

Smithsonian Institution

1.12 km

National Air and Space Museum

1.12 km

Jefferson Memorial

1.12 km

National Museum of African American History and Culture

1.5 km

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Getting around

Washington Union Station

4.5 km

L'Enfant Plaza Station

700 m

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Airports Nearby

Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport (DCA)

6 km

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Restaurants

Gordon Ramsay Hell's Kitchen

350 m

Bartaco

280 m

Surfside

Nearby

Gordon Ramsay Fish & Chips

280 m

Hanks Oyster Bar

Nearby

Street View

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Daytime safety

63 out of 100

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Nighttime safety

36 out of 100

Unsafe

Washington safety index

Safety

Crime

78

Overall Safety Index

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An average rating of the six safety categories

78 out of 100

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Women safety

Safe

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Likelihood of inappropriate behavior against women.

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70

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Physical safety

Safe

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Likelihood of injury due to harmful intent.

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70

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Property safety

Safe

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Likelihood of theft.

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70

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Political safety

Safe

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Potential for infringement of political rights or political unrest.

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66

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LGBTQ safety

Very Safe

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Likelihood of harm or discrimination against LGBTQ persons or groups and level of caution required at location.

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93

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Medical safety

Very Safe

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Likelihood of illness or disease, assessment of water and air quality, and access to reliable medical care.

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100

61

Overall Crime index

High

An average rating of the crime categories

61 out of 100

Property crime severity

High

65

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Mugging or robbery  59/100

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Car theft  53/100

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Car break-ins  66/100

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Home break-ins  54/100

Violent crime severity

High

65

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Physical attacks  59/100

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Racism or religion motivated attacks  46/100

Other crime severity

High

71

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Insult or harassment in public  62/100

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Corruption or bribery  57/100

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Drug problem  66/100

Prices Around Property

Average Daily Costs Per Person

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Bottle of water 1.5L

$1.4 - $3.5

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Coffee

$3.7 - $8.2

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Beer 0.5L

$1.6 - $4.6

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Meal, inexpensive restaurant

$18.3 - $45.8

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Public transport, one-way ticket

$1.8 - $4.1

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Taxi 1km (normal tariff)

$1.7 - $2.8

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Meal for 2 people, mid-range restaurant, three-course

$73.3 - $229

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Bottle of mid-range wine

$11 - $27.5

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McMeal at McDonalds

$8.2 - $13.7

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Coke/Pepsi 0.33L

$1.8 - $4.6

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Public transport, monthly pass

$64.1 - $164.9

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Gasoline (1 liter)

$0.8 - $1.2

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Mobile phone monthly plan

$39.4 - $100.8

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Fitness club, monthly fee

$55 - $182.3

Weather In Washington

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Precipitation In Washington

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Air Quality

Moderate

PM2.57

PM1015

42

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Slight concern for sensitive groups. Most can continue outdoor activities.

Drinkable Water Quality

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Fair

Water may have some problems, not recommended for daily consumption.

Traffic around property

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Heavy

Potential slowdowns and congestion, expect delays during peak travel times.

House Rules

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Check in after 16:00

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Check out until 11:00

Children welcome

Pets welcome (restrictions apply)

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