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The Jefferson Hotel
101 W. Franklin Street, Franklin & Adams Sts, Richmond, VA 23220   |  
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Ranked #1 of 80 hotels in Richmond
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“A perfect choice”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2012

This visit was our first, for a birthday present to visit the Chihuly exhibit at the VMuseum of Art. The Jefferson was an excellent choice in all regards. Staff is gracious and helpful, rooms are very nice, food is excellent. We chose this property because of a 'special' that included our stay and tickets to the art exhibit. When they found out it was a birthday, we were upgraded, and every encounter included a 'happy birthday'. Our driver to the museum (Tommy?) was an added bonus; knew the history of Richmond and was generous with his knowledge. Thanks to all.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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JenniferCrispPRMgr, Public Relations Manager at The Jefferson Hotel, responded to this review, November 12, 2012
Thank you for choosing our Chihuly Exhibition Package for your birthday getaway and for taking time to post a review.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2012

かつて、東京の帝国ホテルを思い出せる様なチャミングなホテルです。サービスがよくて、ホテル内のレストランのLamaireも地元料理、地ビール美味しくいただけます。

Great hotel with much historical significance that has a first-rate staff that provide wonderful service. Lamaire has great food, with an emphasis on local cheeses, beers, and other foods.
I missed the afternoon tea service but would love to try it next time.

Free Wifi with a strong signal throughout the hotel, rates are more than reasonable for what you receive.

Room Tip: My room was up high, away from the elevators as requested and was quite satisfactory.
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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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JenniferCrispPRMgr, Public Relations Manager at The Jefferson Hotel, responded to this review, November 20, 2012
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Atlanta, Georgia
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21 hotel reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2012

The Jefferson Hotel holds a special place in my heart. I have celebrated many milestone events at this hotel. Through the years the service has remained consistently excellent. The hotel is charming. You really feel as though you are steping back in time when you walk through the doors. The rooms are good sized and each one has a unique floor plan. The rooms are not modern. Rather, they have a charming and historic feel to them. The bathrooms are nicely updated and they have flat screen tvs in all the rooms.

The hotel restaurant, Lamaire, has undergone extensive renovations in recent years. As a woman traveling alone I can't always say that I feel comfortable eating alone at a hotel restaurant or bar. I felt totally at ease having a late dinner and a glass of wine at the bar on a busy Friday night. The staff was welcoming and the food was excellent.

The Jefferson is pet friendly which is wonderful and one of main reasons why I stay here as frequently as I do.

I make a point to come down to Richmond every year at Christmas time. The hotel transforms into something out of storybook at Christmas. Families with little children can be found dressed in their holiday best taking photos and exchanging gifts around the big Christmas tree.

The concierge is very knowledgable about all the great restaurants in the surrounding area. The hotel offers a free shuttle service within a several mile radius allowing you to be shuttled to and from a lovely dinner out in the Fan.

All in all, the Jefferson is my first choice when I'm looking for a place to stay and Richmond. In fact, I often find myself coming up with reasons to visit Richmond just so I can stay at the Jefferson again.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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JenniferCrispPRMgr, Public Relations Manager at The Jefferson Hotel, responded to this review, November 8, 2012
Thank you for your gracious review! We hope that you will plan to join us again during the holidays this year. It promises to be another festive and fun holiday season at The Jefferson!
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2012

We visited the hotel for a meal, and what a beautiful hotel it is.
The architecture is beautiful, decor lovely. Oh what a lovely staircase!
The staff were very friendly and helpful in the coffee shop and bar. Also free wi Fi in these areas.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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JenniferCrispPRMgr, Public Relations Manager at The Jefferson Hotel, responded to this review, November 8, 2012
Thank you for joining us for a meal at The Jefferson. We hope that you will stay overnight during your next visit to Richmond.
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28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2012

My husband and I stayed at the Jefferson Hotel when traveling through Richmond on our way to a wedding. I picked this hotel because it sounded so different from other hotels. It is such a nice change of pace from other typical chain hotels. The room was so spacious. Wonderful, clean linens, lux towels, perfect for a night.

The staff was really friendly. I specifically requested a quiet room and got one. (The downside is that the guy in the room next to ours made a bunch of phone calls around 4am... but what can you do about that? I don't fault the hotel.)

I would certainly stay here again in the future.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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JenniferCrispPRMgr, Public Relations Manager at The Jefferson Hotel, responded to this review, November 8, 2012
Thank you for your review and for choosing The Jefferson based upon our unique qualities. The Jefferson offers a truly "Richmond" experience!
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25 reviews 25 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2012

Hi, I took a freind to the Jefferson on Sunday for the Brunch. What a wonderful way to visit. We had a wonderful brunch. Everything was good service and food. I had not been there for a few years so I was not sure how it would be. We were sat right off the rotunda quiet . You really can feel good Southern Hospitality . If you are in Richmond on a Sunday I highly recommend you to try the brunch I have stayed here also and was lovely. Enjoy and have fun.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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JenniferCrispPRMgr, Public Relations Manager at The Jefferson Hotel, responded to this review, November 8, 2012
Thank you for joining us for Sunday Champagne Brunch and for your terrific review of your experience.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2012

The Jefferson is a little different from other five-star hotels where we've stayed. The best part of the hotel is the architecture, from the statue of Thomas Jefferson that greets you in the lobby to the incredible ceiling above him to the wonderful great staircase, or the beautiful ceiling in the rotunda. The hotel room itself was not particularly large, but it had an incredible bathroom. The shower had three shower heads: an overhead one and two on the sides. In addition, it had a separate whirlpool bath. The staff at the hotel was incredibly accommodating. The two restaurants were exceptional. You simply MUST have breakfast at TJ's! The fitness center was above average, but we also had access to an excellent YMCA across the street.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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JenniferCrispPRMgr, Public Relations Manager at The Jefferson Hotel, responded to this review, November 8, 2012
Thank you for your review. We hope that you tried the Red Velvet pancakes for your breakfast in TJ's.!
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Address: 101 W. Franklin Street, Franklin & Adams Sts, Richmond, VA 23220
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Location: United States > Virginia > Richmond
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 80 hotels in Richmond
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Since 1895, The Jefferson Hotel has been recognized for its genuinely friendly service, luxurious guestrooms, breathtaking architecture and elegant decor. Guests of The Jefferson enjoy two award-winning restaurants, 24-hour room service, a complimentary on-site health facility,indoor swimming pool, and complimentary wireless internet access and local calls. Located in the heart of downtown, all of the city's most popular destinations can be reached using the hotel's complimentary transportation. ... more   less 
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