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The Jefferson, Washington DC
Ranked #3 of 141 Hotels in Washington DC
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Hudson, Ohio
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31 hotel reviews
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“Five Star Experience”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2013

As you would expect everything about The Jefferson is a five star experience. We recently enjoyed three nights at The Jefferson on a family vacation to DC. Our suite on the seventh floor was well appointed and quiet. Housekeeping was very efficient with daily upkeep and turndown service. You will find the staff very friendly and accommodating to any request. The concierge is readily available and well connected to restaurants and events in the DC area. Lynn did a wonderful job with our dinner reservations and private tour-guide service.
The hotel is beautiful with many historical papers and books throughout. I particularly liked the reading room for some early morning reading and to catch up on email. Coffee and fresh baked muffins are available in the lobby very early.
The bar is quiet and a nice place to stop for a nightcap at the end of a long day. We had breakfast in the hotel restaurant which was very enjoyable and ate lunch in the bar one day which was also very good. I recommend a reservation for the main restaurant for any meal but breakfast.
The Jefferson has a very personal feel to it which I attribute mostly to the employees. Location is great for all main attractions and within a 10-15 minute to many great restaurants.
This hotel is a nice alternative to the high end chain alternatives. I highly recommend it.

Room Tip: We took a tip from another review and requested an upper floor due to street noise. Our seventh floo...
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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with family
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2013 via mobile

I stayed here while my wife who was attending a conference. It was a very classy and elegant place. It was pretty cool that they actually have several original documents signed by Thomas Jefferson himself on display. It was like a small trip to the past.

The service was excellent and housekeeping was also great. It is a well known hotel for people who are willing to spend. The advantage of staying at this hotel is also the fact that you have so many attractions within walking distance including the White House just a couple of blocks away. Over all it was a great experience.

  • Stayed March 2013
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2013

There are so many small touches at the Jefferson that make you feel special. The staff is very welcoming. The hotel is very tastefully decorated in an elegant, understated, fashion. The rooms are spotless, the beds and linens comfortable and each detail seemed to be carefully considered. From the lighting, to the music, to the tv in the bathroom behind the mirror, to the desk with conveniently located outlets, you will find everything simple and functional. I give them special credit for having a stand to house the bathroom remote along with a laminated channel guide along side. These are simple conveniences that save time and make your stay more enjoyable. The Quail bar offers a quite place to have drinks or a meal while enjoying some jazz piano. I highly recommend this hotel for a DC visit.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled on business
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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2013

Just love loved our recent stay at this hotel. I'd actually gotten mixed up and accidentally booked this hotel instead of another upscale DC hotel that I was thinking about. But my mistake turned out perfectly because not only did we enjoy a fantastic tasting menu downstairs at Plume but our room was beautifully decorated and extra comfortable. The details are a bonus at this hotel - renovated in '09' it looks every bit of an investment well spent. You expect an upscale experience from the look of the lobby and the room did not disappont. Will defintely stay her again on our next visit to the capital. Only a quick walk down the street to the white house so it is a great location if it's site seeing that you're after.

  • Stayed March 2013
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Portland, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2013

Really loved this 70-room boutique hotel just a few blocks from the White House. Why? The service was carefully attentive and the cuisine excellent. It did not surprise me that this hotel was the venue where President Obama recently wined and dined a group of Republican senators.

The bed linens were wonderful and the mattress was the best I've slept on for months.

My personal preference is for more contemporary furnishings but the traditional décor did not take away from my appreciation of a hotel that does everything so well.

Room Tip: I enjoyed a deluxe suite, 208. Great accommodation but the view looked over the air conditioning.
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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled on business
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2013

The Jefferson is an excellent hotel for the business traveler. Every aspect of the hotel is well executed. It is welcome change from the institutional feel of the chain hotels. My room was elegantly appointed and had a large desk, which was perfect for getting work done. I ordered room service. The food was delicious and the service was prompt and unintrusive. I hope to stay at The Jefferson on my next trip to Washington.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled on business
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Ridgefield, CT.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2013

2 weeks ago i went to Washington DC with my 93 year old mother to visit my son for his birthday.We stayed at the Jefferson hotel where we stayed many years ago. We loved the hotel then but it has been renovated since. Very tastefully done. The rooms are well appointed and very comfortable. Especially the quality of the sheets and towels. The service was excellent, I would stay there again.

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Property: The Jefferson, Washington DC
Address: 1200 16th Street NW, Washington DC, DC 20036-3202
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Location: United States > District of Columbia > Washington DC > Dupont Circle
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Romantic Hotel in Washington DC
#2 Business Hotel in Washington DC
#2 Family Hotel in Washington DC
#2 Spa Hotel in Washington DC
#3 Luxury Hotel in Washington DC
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
Hotel Class:5 star — The Jefferson, Washington DC 5*
Number of rooms: 95
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Welcome to The Jefferson, Washington's second most prestigious address. Distinguished, sophisticated and discreet, this 95-room luxury boutique hotel exemplifies all that its namesake, Thomas Jefferson, held dear -intricately thought-out design, twenty elegantly appointed suites, the most modern amenities including a petite spa, culinary excellence and exceptional personalized service. ... more   less 
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