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The Jefferson, Washington, DC

1200 16th Street NW | Washington, DC 20036-3202  [SEE MAP]Washington, DC  [SEE ADDRESS]
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TravelHotelsWashington, D.C.The Jefferson, Washington, DC

The Jefferson, Washington, DC

1200 16th Street NW | Washington, DC 20036-3202  [SEE MAP]Washington, DC  [SEE ADDRESS]
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Courtesy of The Jefferson, Washington, DC

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Overview

This hotel features an award-winning restaurant on-site
Valet-only parking is expensive here

The Jefferson, Washington, DC has been catering to Washington's most elite visitors since 1923, providing a taste of European luxury in the heart of the United States capital. The Beaux-Arts era reigns supreme here, with early 20th century paintings and sculptures lining the checkered floors. The Jefferson's elegant accommodations are appointed with Bose sound systems, walk-in showers, flat-screen TVs and complimentary Wi-Fi access. (For a little more space, upgrade to a suite, which will come equipped with a coffee maker and, in some suites, balconies overlooking the Washington Monument.) Recent guests highly recommend making good use of the intimate on-site spa during your stay, and the in-house gourmet restaurants, Plume and The Greenhouse, earn particularly high praise, along with the on-site bar, Quill. Visitors also give props for The Jefferson's location, which is just a short walk from the National Mall.

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Location
Washington, DC
Hotel Class
5.0-star
Property Type
Boutique hotel, 99 rooms
Primary View
City center
Style
Traditional
Best For
Business travelers, Couples, Solo travelers

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  • 5.0Hotel Class
  • EXCELLENTCritic Rating
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Critic Reviews

Critic Reviews

Other Awards

  • Condé Nast Readers' Choice List 2017
  • Condé Nast Traveler Gold 2018
  • Fodor's Choice
  • Forbes Travel Guide Four Star Awards 2017
  • Frommer's Exceptional
  • Travel + Leisure World's Best Awards 2017

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A historic luxury property with a boutique feel, the 99-room Jefferson is among the most elite hotels in D.C. It's not as famous as the Hay-Adams, but its subtle blend of technology (TVs embedded in bathroom mirrors; electronic housekeeping buttons) and colonial charms (intimate library, working dumbwaiter) are second to none.

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Distinguished guests have been staying here since 1923 (Obama used it as his campaign office), obviously enjoying its elegant Beaux-Arts décor, classic library, eclectic antiques, and period artifacts. Hints at the nation’s third president abound throughout as well, including original documents and Jeffersonian motifs.

Fodor's Choice

Frommer's

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Located slightly off the beaten track, about 1/2 mile north of the White House, The Jefferson is an exclusive refuge for privacy seekers, and truly exudes the ambiance of a country house hotel.

Frommer's Exceptional

Other Awards

  • Condé Nast Readers' Choice List 2017
  • Condé Nast Traveler Gold 2018
  • Fodor's Choice
  • Forbes Travel Guide Four Star Awards 2017
  • Frommer's Exceptional
  • Travel + Leisure World's Best Awards 2017

Guest Reviews

Guest Reviews

A hotel's guest rating is calculated using data provided under license by TripAdvisor. A total of 1284 have reviewed the The Jefferson, Washington, DC, giving it a rating of 5, on a scale of 1-5.

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TripAdvisor Travel Rating: TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 1284 reviews 5.0 (based on 1284 reviews)

Guest Rooms

Guest Rooms

Standard rooms at The Jefferson are somewhat small at 320 square feet, and they reflect the tastes of President Thomas Jefferson. They also feature unique touches, including original art and historic documents. All rooms offer views of the city and have dark wood furniture and white accents.
  • In-mirror bathroom TVs
  • Flat-screen TVs and fully stocked refreshment centers
  • Complimentary shoe shine

Standard room size320 square feet

  • Internet (free)
  • Premium channels
  • Workspace/desk
  • Minifridge
  • Bathrobes/slippers
  • Minibar
  • Shower/tub combo
  • Separate shower
  • Separate tub
  • Wireless Internet
  • Guest rooms with patios and balconies
  • Adjoining rooms available

Location & Parking

Location & Parking

Located in downtown Washington, D.C., The Jefferson is less than 2 miles from some of the city’s premier entertainment venues, restaurants, monuments and museums. The hotel is accessible by bus and metro.
  • Farragut West is the nearest metro station (Blue, Orange and Silver lines)
  • Less than a mile to the White House
  • Georgetown around 2 miles west; National Zoo about 2 miles north
  • Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport about 5 miles south; Dulles International Airport about 25 miles west
  • 24-hour valet parking ($55)
  • 24-hour self-parking
  • Airport shuttle
  • Car service (free)

Within walking distance of:

  • Grocery store
  • Movie theater
  • Theater
  • Shopping
  • Bus stop
  • Train station
  • Subway/metro stop
  • Restaurants
  • Beach

Dining

Dining

Plume is the hotel’s fine dining establishment and Washington, D.C.'s only Forbes-rated restaurant. The eatery was also awarded a Michelin star in 2016. This upscale restaurant offers dinner only with a prix fixe menu that includes an appetizer, entrée, pre-dessert, dessert and chocolates.
  • For lighter fare, The Quill offers a classic grill menu and signature drinks
  • Breakfast, lunch and brunch are available at The Greenhouse

Number of restaurants3

Cuisine TypesAmerican

  • Fine dining
  • Casual dining
  • Quick service cafe/coffee shop/marketplace
  • Bar/lounge
  • Room service
  • 24-hour room service
  • Free breakfast

Spa

Spa

The Petite Spa offers specialized and personal experiences for hotel guests. It only accommodates a few clients at a time and offers custom services. Besides facials, body treatments and massages, the spa also offers vinotherapy, which reflects Jefferson’s passion for wine.
  • Open daily 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.
  • For an additional $35, services are available after-hours
  • Group bookings for up to six available

Services offered:

  • Massage
  • Facial
  • Body treatments (i.e. scrubs, wraps)
  • Salon services
  • Outdoor treatment area
  • Steam room
  • Sauna

Fitness

Fitness

The Jefferson has an on-site fitness center with free weights, yoga balls and cardio machines.
  • Towels, water bottles and magazines available
  • Weight equipment
  • Cardio equipment
  • Yoga mats
  • Free fitness classes
  • Premium fitness classes (with fee)
  • Bicycles
  • Tennis
  • Guided runs
  • Paddle boats
  • Motor boats

Business

Business

The Jefferson offers guests a 24-hour business center and a handful of meeting rooms. Cabinet rooms can accommodate up to six people, and the boardroom can seat 32 people. Catering is available from the Plume restaurant.
  • Private cellar dining room accommodates up to 20 people

Number of meeting rooms7

  • Business center
  • Meeting rooms
  • Meeting and event planners available

Pets

Pets

The hotel is pet-friendly, offering dog beds and amenities.
  • $50 fee per dog per stay
  • Guests must crate pets when not in the room
  • Pets allowed (with fee)
  • Dog walking
  • Pet-sitting

Wedding

Wedding

The Jefferson is the spot for a small, private wedding. The hotel offers a package that includes a 60 minute cocktail reception, a three course dinner from Plume and overnight accommodations.

    Maximum wedding guest capacity25

    • Hotel hosts weddings
    • Outdoor space for weddings
    • Wedding planners available

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