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The Jefferson Hotel
Ranked #1 of 81 Hotels in Richmond
Certificate of Excellence
Bergen County NJ
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20 reviews
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“World class”
Reviewed 26 August 2012

This was our second stay at The Jefferson and it was a fabulous as our initial visit. It is a beautiful hotel with topnotch accommodations and amenities. It is the well trained staff, however, which earns this hotel 5 stars. They anticipate your every need without being obsequious or fawning. The concierge, wait staff, and driver were knowledgeable and helpful with every request.

Dinner at Lemaire and breakfast in the morning were very good.

I have traveled extensively stateside and abroad and would rate this as one of the nicest hotels I have had the pleasure to stay in.

  • Stayed August 2012, travelled as a couple
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Raleigh, North Carolina, United States
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Reviewed 23 August 2012 via mobile

Five star plushness. Doesn't get too much better. Staff is very accommodating and up to the five star rating. Wish we could have stayed another night as we didn't have enough time to explore and enjoy all the amenities. Free shuttle service too!

Stayed August 2012, travelled as a couple
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Charlottesville, Virginia
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Reviewed 21 August 2012

We can't say enough good things about the Jefferson Hotel, where we stayed for our anniversary. Highly trained staff, immaculate room, outstanding food, including dinner at Lamiere and breakfast in bed. It truly ranks as one of the best hotels in the state, if not the entire country. Our highest recommendation!

  • Stayed June 2012, travelled as a couple
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Thank you for choosing The Jefferson for your anniversary celebration and for your review.
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Reviewed 21 August 2012

Stay in this Richmond gem for a wedding. The room was spacious, breakfast was fabulous and the staff took care of you like family. This was a really great weekend and the hotel made it special. Really recommend the breakfast in there dining room, the chef is very creative and presentation on the target. Thank you for a wonderful experience.

  • Stayed July 2012, travelled as a couple
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Thank you for your review and for choosing The Jefferson for such a special occasion.
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Grapevine, Texas
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Reviewed 20 August 2012

It's pretty rare forms to say a hotel was perfect, but that's the only word I can use to describe The Jefferson! Our stay this past weekend was absolutely enjoyable, and I only wish that could have stayed longer. Our room was very comfortable, and the entire hotel was extremely beautiful. We used the hotel's transportation service for a night out on Saturday, and it was very convenient and a good alternative to driving. The highlight of our stay was Sunday Brunch! The service was impeccable, and our champagne glasses never ran dry! The food was amazing, too! I hope that next time we are in Richmond, we will get another opportunity to stay at The Jefferson!

  • Stayed August 2012, travelled as a couple
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Thank you for your "perfect" review! We hope to see you again soon.
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Vienna, Virginia
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Reviewed 15 August 2012

First visit to Jefferson and it exceeded my high expectations. Staff was especially welcoming and professional. Enjoyed the pool and athletic facilities, loved dinner and breakfast at Lamiere, but the it's worth the money just to sit in the luxurious areas and absorb the grand surroundings. There's very few national treasures like this still around. Their web site offers numerous packages with very reasonable rates. A great way to celebrate our 44th anniversary - affordable luxury that did not disappoint.

Stayed August 2012, travelled as a couple
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JenniferCrispPRMgr, Public Relations Manager at The Jefferson Hotel, responded to this review, 29 August 2012
Thank you for choosing The Jefferson and Lemaire for your 44th anniversary celebration!
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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Reviewed 14 August 2012

The Jefferson, which dates from late 1895, is a grand hotel, with opulent public spaces and traditional décor in guest rooms. So, after years of promising ourselves a stay at The Jefferson “someday,” we finally booked a two-night visit for a weekend “mini break.” It was worth the wait! We had a wonderful time, both at the hotel and exploring Richmond (rather than simply driving past it en route elsewhere). Our booking was made via the hotel website and took advantage of the “Great Summer Getaway” package, which included a credit (“gift card”) to use for other hotel services, such as meals. We opted to use our credit for dinner at the hotel’s Lemaire Restaurant.

The Jefferson’s rooms may be of traditional style, but our double room (two beds) was very modern in terms of comfort and appointments. We especially liked the room’s layout, with the bath “around the corner” from the sleeping/sitting area. We also liked the exceptionally plush bath towels, generously sized and made from heavy, thick, absorbent 100-percent cotton. The only element lacking in the bath (often true in other hotels): no direct lighting over the bathtub/shower. That, coupled with an opaque shower curtain, results in a rather dim bathing environment.

We appreciated the small safe placed in the back wall of the closet. The safe’s configuration was a bit narrow and vertical, but it offered enough room to secure certain items we did not need to carry with us at all times. On the plus side, in-room high speed wireless Internet access is complementary (that’s a rarity in many hotels!). In fact, wireless Internet is available throughout the hotel. An iPod/iPhone dock and a USB port in the clock radio was another welcome detail.

We enjoyed three meals at the Jefferson: In addition to cocktails and dinner at the Lemaire, we had two breakfasts—one in the Lemaire (Sunday morning) and one in TJs the following day. The hotel’s house coffee (“Royal Cup”) was delicious (we prefer strong coffee with good flavor), and we both enjoyed the well-prepared “Jefferson Omelet,” and the local grits (it’s a southern thing!). The Jefferson staff—both in the restaurants and elsewhere in the hotel—is unfailingly charming and helpful.

While we did observe the set up for the impressive Sunday brunch—served in the grand Palm Court—we did not try it this time. For that, we will need a second visit. Suffice it to say, that brunch probably would be one’s only meal on a given day! We had an opportunity to hear the trio that entertains during brunch—an added inducement to consider a second visit.

We would recommend The Jefferson to anyone contemplating a visit to Richmond. We recommend it to ourselves for a return visit—soon!

  • Stayed August 2012, travelled as a couple
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JenniferCrispPRMgr, Public Relations Manager at The Jefferson Hotel, responded to this review, 29 August 2012
Thank you for your review! We are delighted that you were so pleased with your stay and we look forward to your return for another getaway with brunch. We regularly offer packages, like the Great Summer Getaway, that include brunch as an option!
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Property: The Jefferson Hotel
Address: 101 W Franklin St, Franklin & Adams Sts, Richmond, VA 23220-5028
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Region: United States > Virginia > Richmond
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre 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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