I stayed at the Jefferson Hotel in late January and having never been there before, was blown away by the building's architecture and beauty. It really is a site to behold. The Jefferson epitomizes the word "elegance." Yet it wasn't so elegant that regular people would feel like they didn't belong. The lobby alone just blows you away.
I was there for work purposes so I only stayed one night. While it was lovely and certainly an experience, I found my room -- which was HUGE -- to be drafty. The heat would come on and then I'd sweat like a demon but when it went off I felt like I could see my breath. Old buildings can be that way but for those of you who are temperature-sensitive, that's something you might want to think about.
Like I said, my room was huge but my view of like the air conditioning condensing units. Hey, I recognize that stuff has to go somewhere and you can't exactly dress it up to be something it's not but yeah, no great expansive view of downtown Richmond for me. But like I said, I was only staying one night and it was for work so it was no biggie.
Also, and this is really weird, when I went to check-out, the woman at the registration desk said she couldn't give me a receipt. I was using a corporate credit card and had paid for the room in advance. All I needed was a receipt that reflected the cost of the room, any additional charges and the zero balance but the woman said because a third party was paying for the room (I'm not certain who that was), that she could give me a "receipt" that showed a zero balance but not with any breakdown of charges. When I called several days later to see if I could get a receipt, that time I was told that because I didn't use a credit card with my name on it, that she couldn't give it to me even though I stayed in the room (reservation was under my name). I asked under what circumstance could I get the receipt and she said if I could give her the last four digits of the credit card used. I gave her the digits and she emailed me the receipt as a PDF. Weird, right?
Either way, I would stay there again, it was a lovely place and have no real complaints.
- 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 newly renovated guest rooms, 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
- Reservation Options:
- TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Hotels.com, Orbitz, Travelocity and Agoda so you can book your The Jefferson Hotel reservations with confidence. We help millions of travelers each month to find the perfect hotel for both vacation and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.