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The Jefferson Hotel
Ranked #1 of 81 Hotels in Richmond
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Orinda, California
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73 hotel reviews
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“Very nice old school hotel”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 20, 2014 via mobile

The Jefferson is a beautiful hotel. The lobby and main floor rooms are absolutely striking- the architecture is fabulous. We stayed three nights at the Jefferson. To a person, the staff was wonderful- kind, accommodating and professional. We were to stay in a living room suite but I believe we must have been upgraded as our room was absolutely huge! Beautiful views from windows on three sides of the room. We had room service and the food was excellent. In addition, the food arrived to our room piping hot- a rarity in a hotel. The brined pork chop in particular was excellent. Richmond itself was a bit of a let down- the city has seen better days I believe. But The Jefferson is the star hotel of Richmond or any city.

Stayed May 2014, traveled as a couple
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JenniferCrispPRMgr, Public Relations Manager at The Jefferson Hotel, responded to this review, May 27, 2014
We appreciate your review and are delighted that you enjoyed your stay at The Jefferson Hotel. Our city has so many wonderful restaurants, museums, outdoor activities and shopping that we hope you will consider returning to enjoy another stay with us at the hotel and to allow our Concierge Team to plan a fun-filled itinerary for you.
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Chester, Md
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 18, 2014 via mobile

it has history architecture style and great service. A one-of-a-kind place located in downtown Richmond.opened in 1895. It has been the host two presidents celebrities, captains of industry for over a hundred years.Don't miss it if you visit the capital of Virginia

  • Stayed May 2014
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JenniferCrispPRMgr, Public Relations Manager at The Jefferson Hotel, responded to this review, May 19, 2014
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Houston, TX
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 14, 2014

Stayed two nights in the Jefferson Hotel. What a treat! Tour this hotel and you can picture the parties that must have happened here during the Roaring 20s. This historic property just screams “Gatsby!” Be sure to walk through the small alcove under the lobby stairs, which provides an interesting history of the hotel and its owner.

The rooms were comfortable and well appointed. Complementary coffee is served in the lobby in the morning, but I slept too late both mornings to participate. Don’t worry, though, the gift shop downstairs sells coffee to-go, and the ladies in the gift shop are most courteous.

The hotel restaurants are very good. Enjoy the ambiance of the dining rooms of this great hotel! But if you are willing to step out, there’s some great food within a short walk of the hotel. If you are not sure what you are hungry for, I suggest heading to Tarrant’s Café on Broad Street -- pharmacy in a former life, now a great bistro with some delicious food and a menu that has enough variety to satisfy any craving. If you’d like something that serves on white linens, try Bistro 27 just down the block.

  • Stayed May 2014, traveled as a couple
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JenniferCrispPRMgr, Public Relations Manager at The Jefferson Hotel, responded to this review, May 19, 2014
Thank you for your review and for your visit to The Jefferson! The hotel is steeped in history and we love to share that with our guests in our "museum" that you mentioned. Hope you got to see the picture of the alligators and the picture of Elvis in 1953 seated at the hotel's original lunch counter.
We hope you will visit again soon to try some more of Richmond's great restaurants.
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Richmond, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 9, 2014

We love to stay at The Jefferson Hotel, especially during the Christmas holidays as the decorations are extraordinary! Afternoon tea is a must, and the food is fabulous at Lemaire and the Sunday brunch is excellent! The Jefferson has such an interesting history...she is a refined and gracious landmark in Richmond. The rooms are furnished well and are very comfortable. The staff are courteous and attentive. Each and every visit always exceeds our expectations! We hope to stay there again soon!

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled with friends
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JenniferCrispPRMgr, Public Relations Manager at The Jefferson Hotel, responded to this review, May 12, 2014
Thank you for your review! We so appreciate all the local Richmonders who regularly stay with us for a getaway. Thanks for sharing the idea with others! We will hope to see you again soon.
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Richmond, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 3, 2014

We stayed last weekend and had high expectations for our stay based on The Jefferson Hotel's reputation. The entire experience exceeded our expectations and recommend a stay at The Jefferson Hotel.

Service was top notch. Our room was in an excellent location and the turn down service was a nice touch and greatly appreciated. So many little details added up to a great experience.

We enjoyed our stay and look forward to staying again soon!

  • Stayed April 2014, traveled as a couple
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JenniferCrispPRMgr, Public Relations Manager at The Jefferson Hotel, responded to this review, May 5, 2014
Thank you for allowing us to host your "staycation"! We are delighted to have exceeded your expectations and hope that you will return again soon.
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Kiawah Island, South Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 1, 2014

I love The Jefferson Hotel because when I drive in someone is always there to take my bags and when we (my dog Una) go to the desk to check in they always have treats for her. I have a yellow lab who has stayed here several times and the staff treat her like she is a two-legged person. Aside from the hotel being dog friendly the food is delicious. I don't feel like I am eating in a hotel. I feel like I have my own chef. The guest rooms are updated with all the amenities but have the feel of 'old world charm'. I stay here every year in January (on my way to Kiawah Island) and then again in May on my way back to Vermont. To a great staff...Thank you! Tara, Una and sometimes my husband, Hugh.

Room Tip: I have never used the spa but I can say that the exercise room is 'excellent'.
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  • Stayed May 2014, traveled with family
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JenniferCrispPRMgr, Public Relations Manager at The Jefferson Hotel, responded to this review, May 5, 2014
Thank you for your review and for choosing The Jefferson Hotel for your annual trips too and from Kiawah Island. We appreciate your business and will look forward to seeing you and Una again soon.
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 24, 2014 via mobile

It is a dreamy place to stay. Beautiful and historic. I think
The room is comfortable with lovely toiletries. I just think the rooms are a little plain compared to the opulence of the rest of the hotel which is jaw dropping amazing.

  • Stayed April 2014
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JenniferCrispPRMgr, Public Relations Manager at The Jefferson Hotel, responded to this review, April 28, 2014
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Property: The Jefferson Hotel
Address: 101 W. Franklin Street, Franklin & Adams Sts, Richmond, VA 23220
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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 81 Hotels in Richmond
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
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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