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1200 16th Street NW, Washington DC, DC 20036-3202
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitized in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
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Updated 07/06/21 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Updated 07/06/21 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.


#7 of 157 in Washington DC
Travelers' Choice
A hotel at once classic and contemporary, The Jefferson, Washington, DC is a luxury boutique hotel located just blocks from DC’s most historic landmarks. Intimate at 99 keys including elegantly appointed suites, our hotel features an intricately thought-out design, the most modern amenities, culinary excellence, and exceptional personalized service. Private nooks throughout the hotel encourage guests to escape the fast pace of the modern world or connect with it as they choose. We bring delight to the details.
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Property amenities
Electric vehicle charging station
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Bar / lounge
Books, DVDs, music for children
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Free public parking nearby
Valet parking
Paid private parking on-site
Breakfast available
Breakfast in the room
Complimentary tea
Outdoor dining area
Special diet menus
Wine / champagne
Children's television networks
Highchairs available
Car hire
Conference facilities
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
24-hour security
Baggage storage
Non-smoking hotel
Shared lounge / TV area
Butler service
First aid kit
24-hour check-in
24-hour front desk
Express check-in / check-out
Private check-in / check-out
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Ironing service
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Room features
Allergy-free room
Soundproof rooms
Air conditioning
Coffee / tea maker
Cable / satellite TV
Sofa bed
Walk-in shower
Dining area
Interconnected rooms available
Room service
Seating area
Separate dining area
Separate living room
Wardrobe / closet
Bottled water
Clothes rack
Laptop safe
Private bathrooms
Tile / marble floor
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Electric kettle
Flatscreen TV
On-demand movies
Bath / shower
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Room types
City view
Bridal suite
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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Languages Spoken
English, French, Spanish, German


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Grade: 100 out of 100
154Restaurantswithin 0.3 miles
37Attractionswithin 0.3 miles
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karen19020 wrote a review May 12
Bensalem, Pennsylvania1391 contributions291 helpful votes
The Jefferson absolutely delivered a 5 star experience. The service was outstanding and all the little touches like a tv in my bathroom mirror or a stool for my purse went above and beyond what was expected. One of the best here. They have one of the best bar and restaurants I’ve had while staying in a hotel. The Quill and the Greenhouse had wonderful food and drinks ! Service was top notch. Every single staff member went above and beyond my expectation. A must if you are staying in DC ! So many amenities and extra touches.
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Date of stay: May 2022Trip type: Traveled
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MimiMcF wrote a review Jul 2021
Washington DC, District of Columbia46 contributions83 helpful votes
Hotel's Favorite
For five years before covid, we stayed at this top-notch boutique hotel as tourists visiting DC, in all seasons. Then, we moved here and as residents got to enjoy it all regularly. It has always offered an outstanding level of service, class, and hospitality. As it has just re-opened, it is so wonderful to see it hasn’t lost its touch. It’s as beautiful and welcoming as ever. We’ve had breakfast in The Greenhouse and dinner in the main dining room this week. The food is still amazing. As noted in another review, everyone on staff is helpful and friendly. This is a unique and special place. Beautiful spaces; a gracious and professional staff; very comfortable, upscale hotel rooms; excellent food; and, a superb bar and wait staff. High class all around. The Jefferson is popular with both tourists and locals. The efforts of all who work there create an atmosphere a cut above and you love being part of it. They have a loyal following of professionals in the city and residents who know how great it is. For tourists, it’s well-situated for lots of activities around the city; and, the staff knows how to make your stay memorable. After a year+ of covid shutdowns, and outstanding businesses having to close, it’s so gratifying to see The Jefferson open for business again. Highly recommend it.
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Date of stay: July 2021
Response from David Bueno, General Manager at The Jefferson
Responded Jul 8, 2021
Dear MimiMcF, Thank you so much for the kind words regarding your return visit to The Jefferson. We missed welcoming guests to our hotel and it feels great to be able to get back to what we do best. I was so pleased to read that your visit was such a positive one and that you had a great meal in The Greenhouse and that our staff was as friendly and helpful as you remembered. We look forward to welcoming you back again soon! Sincerely, David Bueno General Manager dbueno@jeffersondc.com
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SALOSAN wrote a review May 5
Malta101 contributions94 helpful votes
Second visit to DC in ten years, and so happy to return back to this same hotel! This is a lovely boutique establishment, with great emphasis on the detail. Within easy walking distance to the White House area, we loved early morning walks and a return back to our home-away-from-home. We had a room upgrade and really appreciated that - the Quill bar is beautiful, as is the old-style reading room. But perhaps my favourite is the wonderful breakfast room, serving an excellent variety of options in a classy atmosphere. So happy to note that the quality has remained top notched and unchanged since I was last there. My clear choice on a future visit back to charming Washington DC.
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Date of stay: May 2022
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Trip type: Traveled
David K wrote a review Apr 2022
West Orange, New Jersey2 contributions
A few days ago, I called to book a room with a King bed. I was going to a conference, which had a block of rooms set aside at a discounted rate of $475/night. When I called, I was told that the block of rooms was already sold out. So I booked a room with a Queen bed for $404/night. I was told that someone from group sale would call me and let me know if they could open up another King bed room for me at the $475 group rate. No one ever called me. For 3 days in a row, I called and was never able to get someone from group sale on the phone, so I left voice mail messages, none of which was returned. So today I called and cancelled my reservation and booked a more expensive room at the Park Hyatt on principle. I won't stay at a hotel that doesn't have the courtesy to return a guests repeated phone calls.
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Date of stay: April 2022
Trip type: Traveled
Response from David Bueno, General Manager at The Jefferson
Responded 2 weeks ago
Dear David K, I'd, once more, like to offer my apologies for the service you received prior to check-in. I appreciate you taking the time to speak with me over the phone regarding your experience and give us the opportunity to rectify the matter. I do hope we have the pleasure of welcoming you to The Jefferson the next time your travels bring you to Washington, DC. Sincerely, David Bueno General Manager dbueno@jeffersondc.com
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Mark R wrote a review Apr 2022
49 contributions65 helpful votes
Second visit to Washington DC, second visit to The Jefferson but first as a hotel guest. The previous very warm welcome we got on our last visit when we only visited the cocktail bar encouraged us to stay this time and get the full Jefferson experience (which we wrote about in a review back then). We weren’t disappointed. The welcome was superb and the little touches make the difference. Everything from the guy at the door remembering our name, the cleanliness of the rooms and the way you can choose (via in room iPad) exactly when you want it serviced (no more being woken up or interrupted, simply pick when you are out), to the excellent teams in both the restaurant and the bar of course which once again should be singled out for the genuine friendliness of the staff working there. It’s location near the White House and about 35-40 mins walk to either the ‘new’ Wharf area or Georgetown makes it an amazing venue too. Should also mention our trip was delayed from COVID and the communication in the run up to us eventually being able to come which coincided with the hotel being closed was superb too. We will be back!
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Date of stay: April 2022Trip type: Traveled
wannabejunkie wrote a review Apr 2022
London, United Kingdom237 contributions55 helpful votes
I travelled to Washington with my brother and we had 2 nights at the Jefferson. We absolutely fell in love with this property. The service was excellent and made us feel at home. The interior decoration was a perfect match of modern quality and old world design. The historical documents and other artefacts were absolutely fascinating and the tour with the historian was a highlight. Food was excellent too. Having use of the University Club gym was a bonus as I did want to train over the weekend; their gym is very well equipped. Really I can't think of a better property in Washington DC. Thank you to everyone at the Jefferson!
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Date of stay: March 2022
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Response from David Bueno, General Manager at The Jefferson
Responded 4 weeks ago
Dear wannabejunkie, Thank you for taking the time to post about your recent visit to The Jefferson, DC! I was so pleased to read that you felt at home and that you had the opportunity to utilize the University Club during your stay. I do hope we can welcome you and your brother back again in the future! Sincerely, David Bueno General Manager dbueno@jeffersondc.com
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Lester L wrote a review Apr 2022
Naples, United States2 contributions
I stayed at the Jefferson for the first time. I’ve stayed at many hotels in DC over the past 5 years. The Jefferson by far was the best hotel. The staff was just superb. They were attentive and made you feel very welcomed. Will return on my next visit! I found the best hotel in DC! LL
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Date of stay: March 2022Trip type: Traveled
Response from David Bueno, General Manager at The Jefferson
Responded 4 weeks ago
Dear ELBEEEL01, The best hotel in DC; thank you! Your kind words regarding your first visit to The Jefferson are truly appreciated and I will be sure to share your kind words regarding the staff with the team. We look forward to welcoming you back! Sincerely, David Bueno General Manager dbueno@jeffersondc.com
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Lisa F wrote a review Mar 2022
1 contribution
The Jefferson feels like a well kept secret -- it's exclusive and luxurious and feels very in-the-know. From the rooms (the most comfortable bed, the softest bathrobe, the deepest tub) to the service (impeccable) to the restaurant/bar (You won't find a better hidden bar than The Quill and their breakfast atrium makes you feel like you're dining al fresco) to the perfectly appointed library with cozy nooks and a roaring fireplace. it honestly feels too good to be true. Made me wish I could live there -- 24 hours and I felt 100% rejuvenated.
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Date of stay: March 2022
PikarS wrote a review Mar 2022
Toronto, Canada94 contributions78 helpful votes
After trying many different hotels in Washington I finally found THE one to call home when travelling for business or pleasure. Great people, beautiful hotel, two great restaurants on premises, a small gym and great room service. This hotel gets everything right and has character and panache without trying too hard. Will be back. Many times.
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Date of stay: February 2022Trip type: Traveled
Room Tip: Peloton bikes at the gym is a nice touch.
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Teri F wrote a review Mar 2022
Scottsdale, United States6 contributions
From the moment we called for our reservation, walked in the door for our stay and throughout our stay, the care of the hotel, the support from the staff, and all of the amazing extras was fantastic. We LOVED speaking with the historian they have that comes to the hotel on Saturday mornings, the beautiful bar filled with history and delicious drinks, the cozy book room for am coffee and to sit and relax, the welcoming door service with waters at the ready, the helpful front desk and concierge and the tv in the bathroom mirror. WOW! We will be back for sure!!
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Date of stay: March 2022
Sleep Quality
$363 - $546 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Jefferson
Which popular attractions are close to The Jefferson?
Nearby attractions include The Magic Duel (0.2 miles), National Geographic Museum (0.10 miles), and Cathedral of St. Matthew the Apostle (0.2 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at The Jefferson?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
Which room amenities are available at The Jefferson?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at The Jefferson?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at The Jefferson?
Yes, free public parking nearby, a parking garage, and paid private parking on-site are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to The Jefferson?
Conveniently located restaurants include Quill, The Pig, and Shake Shack.
Are there opportunities to exercise at The Jefferson?
Yes, guests have access to a fitness center and a sauna during their stay.
Are any cleaning services offered at The Jefferson?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Are pets allowed at The Jefferson?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Does The Jefferson offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers meeting rooms, a banquet room, and conference facilities.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at The Jefferson?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Spanish, French, and German.