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“Nice Ambiance and Stay” 4 of 5 bubbles
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The Jefferson Hotel
Ranked #1 of 81 Hotels in Richmond
Certificate of Excellence
Long Island, New York
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188 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
“Nice Ambiance and Stay”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 May 2014

We have stayed at a few hotels in Richmond and the Jefferson was one of our nicer stays. Although the bathroom garbage was not emptied prior to our arrival, they quickly took care of it once we called about it. The valet parking was a nice perk and the staff was always eager to help. The reception rooms were very spacious and its a great venue for a special occasion.

  • Stayed February 2014, travelled with friends
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Readrun
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JenniferCrispPRMgr, Public Relations Manager at The Jefferson Hotel, responded to this review, 2 June 2014
Thank you for your review and please, again, accept our apologies for the oversight by our housekeeping team when servicing your room prior to your arrival. We appreciate the opportunity to correct that and are pleased that you enjoyed the rest of your stay.
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
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  • Service
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Richmond, Virginia
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43 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 May 2014

The Jefferson is the only 5 star hotel in Richmond, and it deserves a 6th star if one were available!
Growing up in Richmond, I recall the grand staircase and visits to see Santa over the holiday season. But it was only after moving away from a Virginia that trips back to Richmond gave the chance to stay at the Jefferson. It is one of the most beautiful hotels one will ever experience. Southern grandeur combined with gracious southern hospitality. The staff are perfection and will do whatever is needed for their guests. The rooms are gorgeous, with very high end Virginia style furnishings. The valet services are good as are bellman and housekeepers. Turndown service gives the perfect end to a day. Everyone should experience a stay at The Jefferson at least once in their lives. We will be back, again and again.

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank BLSRichmond
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JenniferCrispPRMgr, Public Relations Manager at The Jefferson Hotel, responded to this review, 2 June 2014
Thank you for choosing The Jefferson for your visits back to Richmond. We look forward to your many happy returns.
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Georgia
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85 reviews
22 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 May 2014

The hotel is beautiful. Pictures do not do it justice. Did not get to eat in the restaurant, but the bar had a great ambiance and the mixed drink I had was perfect. Room was good size and bed very comfortable. We were able to park our rental car in the hotel's parking lot next door for free - you just have to get our parking ticket validated at the front desk.

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank domer621
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JenniferCrispPRMgr, Public Relations Manager at The Jefferson Hotel, responded to this review, 2 June 2014
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Richmond, Virginia
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96 reviews
32 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 May 2014 via mobile

The Jefferson Hotel is Richmond ' s only 5-start hotel. It has class, history, and luxury. You'll never carry your own luggage. They'll walk your dog, park your car, and turn your bed down each night. Their food is outstanding! From the Statue of Thomas Jefferson in the lobby to afternoon tea in the grand hall, this place harkens back to the glory days of "Old Virginia. " Have fun being totally spoiled!

Stayed January 2014, travelled with friends
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JenniferCrispPRMgr, Public Relations Manager at The Jefferson Hotel, responded to this review, 2 June 2014
Thank you for your review and for booking a "staycation" with us in January. We love it when Richmond residents plan a visit whether for a special occasion or just an easy and fun getaway in your home town. We hope that you'll do it again soon!
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Raleigh, North Carolina
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94 reviews
29 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 May 2014

Nothing new in a review, excellent standards at this hotel. We got the bed and breakfast package which included valet parking ($20 ish) and breakfast which would have been at least $30. Parking across the street yourself I believe is $12. The concierge staff was absolutely fantastic in planning our outings while there. Their transportation to and from downtown saves a lot of heartache and money.The linens are wonderful-no tiny towels here.
Add in the pool and work out areas and you get a fantastic place to stay. It was easy to find too.

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank michelle f
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JenniferCrispPRMgr, Public Relations Manager at The Jefferson Hotel, responded to this review, 2 June 2014
Thank you for your review!
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Jarratt, Virginia
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54 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 May 2014

We stay here once a month and the experience is always the same. I cannot say enough about this hotel. It is always perfect. The employees could not be any more helpful. They are always polite and go out of their way to please us. The beds are so comfortable and the linens are top notch! This is one of the nicest places that I have stayed anywhere. It is very easy to find. They have wonderful valet service so you don't have to worry about your vehicle.

Room Tip: Very nice rooms and huge closets!
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  • Stayed December 2013, travelled on business
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank firstkidofsix
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JenniferCrispPRMgr, Public Relations Manager at The Jefferson Hotel, responded to this review, 27 May 2014
Thank you for your review and your loyalty to The Jefferson! We are delighted to have you visit with us regularly and look forward to your return.
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Boston, Massachusetts
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3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 May 2014

My Husband and I stayed at this hotel while interviewing for Neurology Residency programs.

Check in: The hotel concierge was VERY accommodating. It was very easy to book a hotel shuttle to both dinner and the hospital the following morning.

Room: The room itself was very quaint - a bit on the smaller side looking like a room in a fancy inn, but certainly spacious enough and very clean. There was a king sized bed, modern tv with a variety of channels, and bathroom that was well stocked with conditioners, lotions, etc..

Service: Absolutely amazing. The hotel provides a turn-down service, with chocolates on your pillows and classical music playing on your radio when you return in the evening. The bar down in the lobby also made great cocktails.

Overall feel of the hotel: The hotel looks like a luxurious hotel from the last century - it has a certain flair to it that you do not get from more modern hotels. Below the lobby there is a mini "museum" that has pictures, letters and awards highlighting the hotel's history.

Summary: If you are looking for a charming, clean hotel with excellent service - then look no further! This hotel is well aware of its history, and keeps that early 19th century charm alive. To Note: If you are looking for a hotel with a more modern feel, then I would suggest you look elsewhere. I would highly recommend this hotel to a friend staying in the area.

  • Stayed January 2014, travelled on business
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Amanda M
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JenniferCrispPRMgr, Public Relations Manager at The Jefferson Hotel, responded to this review, 27 May 2014
Thank you for your review and for your recommendation to other visitors to Richmond. We hope that you will return again soon either as a guest of the hotel or a resident of Richmond!
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Property: The Jefferson Hotel
Address: 101 W. Franklin Street, Franklin & Adams Sts, Richmond, VA 23220
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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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