The Annual Question, 2014 version -- "Fancy Hotel Easter Brunch" suggestions
Actually, I'd take rec's for any
good hotel buffets in DC,
not just brunch,
not just Easter specials.
[DC area, NoVA also acceptable]
I'm sure it's a mad house on Easter, but the best hotel buffet brunch I've ever been to was at the Fairmont. It's not cheap but you won't need to eat for the rest of the day and it's delicious.
I also hear the brunch buffet at the Four Seasons is good.
We've done two Easter hotel brunches now and had fabulous meals at both: The Willard and The Fairmont. Highly recommended.
The Fairmont is a smaller, more light space and adult/modern-ish affair, the Willard was full of families, more spread out; darker rooms, more classic clubby decor.
Oh and be careful when reserving at Fairmont -- we had a misunderstanding and ended up with a reservation in the casual breakfast spot instead of the "big brunch" somehow. They graciously accommodated us at the brunch, but we were a small party dining early, could have been a more serious problem otherwise!