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The Jefferson Hotel
Ranked #1 of 82 Hotels in Richmond
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed October 15, 2013

Very luxe vibe from the moment you arrive until you leave. Both lobbies and the connecting Grand Staircase are beautiful and interesting to look at. Bellmen and valets were top-notch. Front desk staff is professional and courteous, but a bit lacking in enthusiasm. Property is very well kept and clean. Governor's Suite (Room 449) is large and pretty but the bathroom is super-cramped. Nothing special about the toiletries, sink or tub/shower.

Linens, towels, and bathrobes were all first rate. Housekeeping was friendly and efficient. Room service was quick and cordial. Restaurants and bars were elegant, high quality and reasonably priced.

There are a few decent restaurants and lounges and good shopping within a mile..

Cons: considerable traffic noise. Small, unremarkable bathroom relative to the rest of the room and hotel.

  • Stayed: October 2013, traveled with family
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JenniferCrispPRMgr, Public Relations Manager at The Jefferson Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded October 21, 2013

Thank you for your review. We hope that you will visit again to enjoy the new bathroom design that is being implemented throughout the hotel.

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Reviewed October 14, 2013

The Jefferson is unique and beautiful. The hotel has beautiful furnishings and lots of history, pictures of celebrity visits, and very interesting hotel. The main stairway is super cool. We saw a wedding with the bride and groom coming down the wide stairway. Christmas is awesome with the tree lighting, music, cider.

  • Stayed: December 2012, traveled as a couple
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JenniferCrispPRMgr, Public Relations Manager at The Jefferson Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded October 21, 2013

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Reviewed October 13, 2013

The stunning lobby is grand, the service is gracious, the rooms are beautiful and we will revisit this hotel. Located in downtown Richmond, our plans included a one night stay at The Jefferson and we wish we had more time. We ordered room service and also dined at the hotel restaurant. Both experiences were delightful adding another layer of good service and prompting my review.

Room Tip: Because we made our reservations late the room choices were limited and we reserved a suite. When we...
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  • Stayed: October 2013, traveled as a couple
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JenniferCrispPRMgr, Public Relations Manager at The Jefferson Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded October 21, 2013

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Reviewed October 12, 2013

Built in the late part of the 19th Century. Walk in the footsteps of Charlie Chaplin, Elvis and at least a dozen Presidents. The Jefferson is old Virginia and an atmosphere of history. Although not in a great neighborhood, it's close to VCU and a cab ride from the safe action of Shockoe Slip. The rooms are like the hotel, a lot of ambiance, albeit, in some cases, not a lot of space. I stayed in a very roomy 2 room suite. The amenities were great. They provide a rob, whirlpool and roomy shower.
The staff was very nice and management stand behind their product. I had an issue in a prior stay that prompted the manager,Gary, to give an incentive for this stay.
The Jefferson is also Pet friendly. Be prepared to pay for this experience. A minimal room will run about $250/nt. The suite I stayed would normally run $500/nt.
The conference staff are very good and the food is excellent. I didn't dine in the restaurant on site, but it has a great reputation.

Room Tip: Stay in a suite. The standard room is small,.as was the standard in the 19th century
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  • Stayed: September 2013, traveled on business
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JenniferCrispPRMgr, Public Relations Manager at The Jefferson Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded October 14, 2013

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Reviewed October 6, 2013

Great place to stay in Richmond. Not every grand old hotel maintains its charm but The Jefferson has been very well taken care of. The public spaces are really impressive, and the guest rooms are nicely and simply appointed. We will certainly stay on our next visit, too.

Stayed: September 2013, traveled with family
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JenniferCrispPRMgr, Public Relations Manager at The Jefferson Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded October 8, 2013

Thank you for your review. We will look forward to your return!

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Reviewed October 6, 2013

Gone with the wind carry me up those stairs lol had a really fun time here romance romance very nice place to enjoy with SOMONE u love, for the area this hotel is a must see must stay and experience, bucket list of hotels to get to.

  • Stayed: March 2013, traveled as a couple
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JenniferCrispPRMgr, Public Relations Manager at The Jefferson Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded October 8, 2013

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Reviewed September 16, 2013

We spent the weekend at this elegant hotel for a family wedding. It was quite evident why The Jefferson earned its "Luxury" designation. No detail of welcoming or comfort was missed. The architecture is breathtaking. When we arrived at checkout, High Tea was being served. The fine china settings, inviting pastry tower, and exquisite music played skillfully on a harp left a magical first impression! The staff was first-rate; so warm and welcoming. The room could not have been more comfortable. The lovely touches...such as returning in the evening with the beds turned down, lush robes ready, and soft, relaxing music playing....were but one of the many elegant, inviting gestures to make guests feel pampered. The pool was the absolute perfect temperature. Great amenities!

Room Tip: The suites were absolutely lovely! Very continental .... EVERYTHING designed for comfort within the...
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  • Stayed: September 2013, traveled with family
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JenniferCrispPRMgr, Public Relations Manager at The Jefferson Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded September 23, 2013

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Address: 101 W Franklin St, Franklin & Adams Sts, Richmond, VA 23220-5028
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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 Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 82 Hotels in Richmond
Price Range: $310 - $470 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4.5 star — The Jefferson Hotel 4.5*
Number of rooms: 181
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 
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