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“Not Quite Up To Its Reputation”

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The Jefferson Hotel
Ranked #1 of 81 Hotels in Richmond
Certificate of Excellence
Virginia
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2 reviews
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“Not Quite Up To Its Reputation”
Reviewed November 23, 2009

Attended a wedding reception here. The place was pretty grand, but a bit garish with it's dark interior and vintage decor. Staff was nice, but just not "with it" -- knocked over my wine glass while serving the first course, confused the dinner orders, scooted away plates before the meal was finished --- just seemed like they were in a big rush the whole time, but other times slow to respond to simple requests. I would not rate it "5 Star", but maybe a "4" at best.

  • Stayed November 2009, traveled with family
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Dunedin, Florida
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Reviewed November 19, 2009

Great hotel...Downtown...I didn't feel too safe leaving the hotel grounds though.The hotel itself is wonderful, and the hotel food was first class!

  • Stayed October 2009, traveled on business
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alexandria, VA.
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Reviewed November 17, 2009

We had the LaMeir dinner package and it was so well worth the money, the folks at the hotel were absolutely fantastic and the dinner at LaMeir was an 11 on a scale where 10 is the highest. Would recommend the Jefferson to any and all who love a beautiful room and a staff with attention to detail.

  • Stayed November 2009, traveled as a couple
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Danville, Indiana
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Reviewed November 10, 2009

Beautiful Old Hotel with a history of Gone with the Wind being filmed there.

Stayed January 2006, traveled on business
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Charlotte, North Carolina
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Reviewed October 23, 2009

This was our second stay at The Jefferson and this trip was even more pleasant and relaxing than the last. The public areas of the hotel are beautiful, but I have to say that our room appeared to have been newly renovated and was simply fantastic. The multiple shower head shower and very large garden tub were a pleasant surprise. They offer top of the line soaps and shampoos and now have new fluffy bathrobes that you will just sink into. The room was immaculate, housekeeping was outstanding on all fronts. Do not forget your gym clothes as they have a robust gym that rivals many health clubs. As our visit this time was during the week, we were not able to again partake in the Sunday brunch. It is simply the best Sunday brunch I have ever seen. Wonderful ambiance and a delicious offering of many varieties of foods. The sister hotel to The Jefferson is The Sanctuary in Kiawah SC which is one of our favorite hotels in the world. The service, ambiance, rooms, food and total experience are excellent at both hotels. My only regret is that we couldn't stay longer.

  • Stayed October 2009, traveled as a couple
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Orlando, FL
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Reviewed October 8, 2009

The public rooms in this hotel are gorgeous, very historic looking, impressive. We also had brunch on Sunday and for the price we expected better choices and the service was very, very slow. The rooms were ok, nothing out of the ordinary. Overall I would not stay here again.

  • Stayed August 2009, traveled with family
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Illinois
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Reviewed October 2, 2009

The Jefferson Hotel was fantastic. Our Amtrak train was three hours late, so our mood was down when we arrived into town, but after the Jefferson Hotel sent their town car for us, our total mood changed. It was very late, but they keep the bar open just for us. They were so sweet. We are Northerns, but we experienced real Southern charm at the Jefferson. We ate dinner at the hotel and it was fantastic. It is a wonderful hotel and they couldn't have done enough for us. The only negative, is the room lighting is very poor. Another wonderful feature was the free internet in the room.

  • Stayed September 2009, traveled as a couple
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Property: The Jefferson Hotel
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 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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