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The Jefferson, Washington DC
Ranked #2 of 142 Hotels in Washington DC
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed August 29, 2013

Generous sized rooms, even though bathroom on the small side, great location, clean as a whistle, excellent service. Highly recommended. Walking distance to all the major sites. Would definitely stay there again when in DC.

  • Stayed: August 2013, traveled as a couple
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JeffersonDC, Manager at The Jefferson, Washington DC, responded to this reviewResponded August 30, 2013

Dear GoingApe4U,

I would like to thank you for taking the time to post about your recent experience at The Jefferson. I am happy that you were pleased not only with our convenient location to many of Washington, DC's historical landmarks, but were also impressed with our level of service. It is our goal to ensure that every guest that stays with us has a positive experience.

We hope to see you again soon!

Sincerely,
Robert Jenny
Director of Operations
rjenny@jeffersondc.com

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Reviewed August 17, 2013

My husband and I recently stayed for a night at the Jefferson to celebrate our anniversary. The hotel is elegant in every respect. All the staff members were wonderful and welcoming. Our cozy room was beautifully appointed and very comfortable. We were pleasantly surprised by the anniversary treats we found there -- including champagne. The hotel is close to the National Geographic building, with its excellent exhibits. Also very close is the 14th Street corridor with its now many restaurants. The White House, K Street, and the Mall (with the Smithsonian Museums) are within walking distance. We had breakfast in the hotel's lovely dining area. Breakfast had numerous delicious and inventive choices. There is 24 hour room service (we did wish there was a tea/coffee-maker in the room). The Jefferson definitely deserves the excellent rating it has gotten on Trip Advisor.

  • Stayed: August 2013, traveled as a couple
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JeffersonDC, Manager at The Jefferson, Washington DC, responded to this reviewResponded August 19, 2013

Dear traveledall,

On behalf of the staff at The Jefferson, we'd like to thank you for choosing to spend your anniversary with us. I am glad that you were able to enjoy all that Washington, DC has to offer within walking distance from the hotel and that you were pleased with our breakfast selections in the Greenhouse.

We look forward to welcoming you back for another celebration!

Sincerely,
Robert Jenny
Director of Operations
rjenny@jeffersondc.com

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Reviewed August 13, 2013

I stayed there end of July with my 2 girls in order to visit Washington DC. This hotel is very well located at walking distance from all site seeing place (White house, Smithsonian museums, ...).

First class employee will do everything to make your stay enjoyable. When we arrived my girls were offered a small teddy bear.

The concierge know all the place to go and the 2 restaurant he recommended us were just perfect. Breakfast is amazing and very good, room is beautiful but quite small

  • Stayed: July 2013, traveled with family
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Reviewed August 12, 2013

Our family of four (teenagers 17 and 19) spent three nights at The Jefferson for our first trip to DC. We absolutely loved the hotel! The location on 16th and M is just about 4 blocks from the White House which is perfect for walking to most places. It is also within walking distance to a number of good restaurants. The service was exceptional in every way. The reception desk was very helpful with directions, late checkout request and also accommodating us with a rollaway bed for one of our teens. The concierge staff provided great suggestions re: restaurants, use of the Metro, etc. The doormen were very helpful, friendly and enthusiastic, not at all pretentious. They had cold waters available when we returned from long days of sightseeing and also offered good suggestions about restaurants in the area. The Jefferson also offers iced tea/lemonade in the lobby during the day and coffee/tea and muffins in the morning which was a wonderful service. On our departure, one of the doormen went out of his way to try to hail a larger cab for our family to get to the airport. We stayed in a deluxe suite, corner room with a view of the Washington Monument. The room was gorgeous with much attention to every detail and very comfortable for our family of four. The housekeeping service was especially exceptional; there was always an ample number of towels, toiletries, etc. and the room was immaculate. We would absolutely stay at The Jefferson again when we return to DC. It is certainly the nicest hotel in which we have ever stayed! The only small issue we had was with some of the traffic noise at night which did interfere with sleep on occasion, even though we were on a higher floor (5) Overall, an amazing hotel!

Room Tip: Choose a room on a higher floor(6,7,8) to avoid some of the traffic noise. Corner suites are beautif...
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1  Thank Betsy1960
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Reviewed August 12, 2013

We stayed at the Jefferson for 8 days in July, (during the hot hot spell) and were totally charmed. From reception to departure we had a flawless stay. Loved the hotel "non-lobby" which was essentially a few open, period desks where we were warmly received, many comfortable armchairs where we could sit and wait when needed. The doormen were sweet and accommodating and of erred up "Tommy Pops" which were house made fresh strawberry frozen popsicles that helped tremendously to refresh after being out in the searing DC summer heat. We upgraded to a suite on the 4th floor which was superb. Loved the Nespresso machine,the luxurious bathtub, the tv embedded into the bathroom mirror. Bed was super comfortable and service was impeccable. We had bkfst each morning in the Plume restaurant which had a cozy yet elegant French vibe, very open and airy, amazing glass ceiling and garden feel. Food was fantastic down to each piece of fruit and they even accommodated my vegan/gluten free restrictions with a flourish! The area of historical documents from Thomas Jefferson is complete with "docent" to give you the details. Loved the library where we would steal away for a quiet read of the multiple newspapers. We had drinks each evening at the bar "Quill" which was again a perfect size and quite comfortable. Only negative was one night coming in late-ish and sitting next to a family who had brought in their 2 very young daughters who persisted in playing video games and squealing repeatedly, unchecked..pretty inappropriate on many levels. THe location is an easy walk to the White House and beyond ( full disclosure, we're walkers!). We elected to use the complimentary gym access in The University Club across the street...that was less than ideal, seemed old and tired, stuffy. The small but efficient gym in the hotel is more than adequate unless you want to swim or play squash. We were here visiting a close family member and plan to make the Jefferson our home away from home for all future trips. We've stayed eat several upscale DC hotels in the past and this is by far the perfect mix of intimacy, service and comfort.

Room Tip: I would make sure that you get a room with a bathtub. Suite on 4th floor #414 was excellent.
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  • Stayed: July 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed August 10, 2013

What can say other than perfect, perfect, perfect. The BEST hotel we have ever stayed in.

Truly excellent rooms, excellent service and brilliant location.

Thank you for a truly wonderful stay and wonderful memories.

We will be back!!

  • Stayed: July 2013
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Thank Bryan D
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JeffersonDC, Manager at The Jefferson, Washington DC, responded to this reviewResponded August 12, 2013

Dear BryanBjorn,

I am so happy to hear that your visit to Washington DC and The Jefferson for your "mini moon" was a memorable one. On behalf of all of the staff at The Jefferson, we thank you for your kind words and do hope that you visit us again the next time you are in DC!

Sincerely,

Robert Jenny
Director of Operations
rjenny@jeffersondc.com

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Reviewed August 9, 2013

This hotel is a haven for the busy traveler as well as for the tourist who wants to experience Washington at its best. The staff is attentive and very efficient, without exuding the petulance of other nearby luxury hotels. The location could not be better, near DuPont Circle, the White House, innumerable great restaurants and happy hour places, etc, etc. The rooms are quiet, comfortable and well-appointment. I fully recommend this hotel.

  • Stayed: August 2013, traveled solo
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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 Luxury Hotel in Washington DC
#2 Spa Hotel in Washington DC
#2 Family Hotel in Washington DC
Price Range: $314 - $915 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — The Jefferson, Washington DC 5*
Number of rooms: 99
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Welcome to The Jefferson, Washington's second most prestigious address. Distinguished, sophisticated and discreet, this 99-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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