The Jefferson

OVERVIEW of the Jefferson Hotel

The Jefferson Hotel was built in 1923 as an apartment building and converted to a hotel in the 50’s. It closed in 2007 for a two year renovation that resulted in the stunning property it is today. The hotel is a Forbes Four Star recipient and is currently ranked the #1 hotel in Washington by Trip Advisor. Influences from the hotel’s namesake, Thomas Jefferson, are everywhere from the original signed documents in the lobby to drapery patterns Jefferson brought back to Monticello from Paris to parquet flooring in the lounge recreated from Monticello’s main salon to the Book Room inspired by Jefferson’s own Book Room at Monticello and more.

THE ROOMS at  the Jefferson Hotel

Guestrooms are elegantly decorated with custom-designed beds covered in fine European linens and seasonal down duvets. Italian marble bathrooms have a walk-in shower, an in mirror television and custom Red Flower bath amenities. Rooms feature an elegant writing desk, two club, reading chairs, a large flat screen TV, a Bose sound system and iPod docking station and a fully stocked refreshment center.

DINING at the Jefferson Hotel

Quill is a dark and intimate cocktail lounge with excellent drink and bar food menu. Tuesday through Saturday, legendary Peter Robinson entertains at the piano. Hotel guests can also enjoy their drinks in the cozy Bookroom beside a roaring fire.

The signature restaurant, Plume, is the only Forbes Five Star restaurant in Washington and receives the highest Zagat ratings for service and décor. Executive chef Ralf Schlegel is a classically-trained chef in French cuisine and hails from Germany and a long line of German hoteliers and restaurateurs.

The exquisite wine list boasts some 1,300 labels and spans more than a dozen nationalities and dates back to a rare 1720 Borges Madeira. The list highlights wine selections called, “Hidden Gems,” wines of rare quality and distinction.

THE RATES at the Jefferson Hotel

From $280 Peak Season Weekend.

WHAT OTHERS SAY About the Jefferson Hotel

AAA Five Diamond – Lodging
Forbes Four Star – Lodging
Forbes Five Star – Dining
One Michelin Star for dining

“Quiet and reserved”, this “elegant” historic hotel in a “beautiful” beaux arts building earns praise for its “superior” location, “wonderful rooms” and suites (all with soaking tubs, some with views down 16th Street to the White House), a “romantic” restaurant and a “beyond-professional” staff; according to a few critics, the overall effect is perhaps “a bit stodgy”, but smitten admirers insist that for an “intimate” “getaway” worthy of a “second honeymoon”, it’s “delightful.” ZAGAT

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