The Jefferson

Dupont Circle and Embassy Row, Washington DC

The hotel

You can’t stay at the White House – but this five star hotel comes pretty close. And we’re not just talking about its location near DC’s most famous ‘house’. The Jefferson Hotel also has a distinctly ‘Presidential’ air about it. Inspired by the beloved plantation of the third US President, and hotel’s namesake, everything from your guestroom’s drapes, to the ingredients in Petite Spa’s treatments, to the epicurean delights at its Michelin-starred Plume restaurant, has a nod to Thomas Jefferson. Even the hotel’s pet pooch is named after his plantation, ‘Monticello’. Inside its beautiful Beaux Arts wrapping, mod cons like complimentary WiFi mingle with a vast collection of antiques, artworks, and historic documents signed by Jefferson. But the pièce de résistance is the original 1923 skylight, flooding light into The Greenhouse, one of the hotel’s three exclusive dining venues.

Amenities

  • Spa
  • Room Service
  • Safety Deposit Box
  • Fitness Centre/Gym
  • Laundry Service
  • Internet Access
  • Close to City Centre
  • Restaurant

Where is it

In downtown Washington DC, this hotel’s just a few blocks from the White House and within easy strolling distance of other must-see landmarks, famous museums and galleries, world-class shopping, restaurants, cafés, and bars, and districts like Dupont Circle. It’s also only a few hundred metres from the nearest subway stops, and is close to a full-service health club and pool. Transfer time from Washington Dulles International Airport: 40 minutes.

Hotel information

99 rooms and suites. All with individual temperature control, flatscreen smart TV, in-mirror bathroom TV, iPad (for hotel information and services), in-desk charging stations, smart button (to request housekeeping or privacy), refreshment centre (fully stocked), filtered bottled water, children’s games, safe, hairdryer, bathrobes, slippers, umbrella and daily newspaper. Premier Rooms are 300–380 sq ft and have 1 king-size bed, sleeping maximum 2 adults.

Deluxe Rooms are 320–440 sq ft and have an Italian marble bathroom with large walk-in shower, with 1 king-size bed, sleeping maximum 2 adults.

Deluxe Suites are 630–690 sq ft and have a separate living area, with 1 king-size bed and pull-out sofa bed in the living area, sleeping maximum 3 adults or 2 adults and 1 child.

Plume (Michelin starred fine dining and award-winning wine menu, open for dinner, Tuesday-Saturday). Quill (classic grill menu and cocktail lounge, open for lunch and dinner). The Greenhouse (open weekdays for breakfast and lunch, and weekends for brunch). 24-hour room service*. Petite Spa*. 24-hour fitness centre. Book Room (with fireplace). Clefs d’Or Concierges. Laundry and dry-cleaning services* (same day). Ironing service*. Basic black belts and custom Jefferson black ties available (other garments also available on request). Complimentary WiFi. Valet parking* (two EV charging stations available).

*Denotes local charge.

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Image of the Tripadvisor rating A wonderful 18 day stay.

Jan 15, 2020 carlslamps

Excellent service all around. Most needs are met prior to asking. Location is perfect. The service from the front door to the time you hit the pillow is no more and no less than you would expect from a 5 star hotel. Immaculate, impeccable, delightful.
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Jan 9, 2020 tonygw87 New York City, New York

My wife and I visited DC for Labor Day weekend and we stayed at the Jefferson. It’s a beautiful hotel not far from the White House and DuPont Circle. If you like to walk like myself you can get the the National Mall in about 25mins and Georgetown in about 30mins. Our room was a good size and very clean. Was a king bed, with a large bathroom… Read more
My wife and I visited DC for Labor Day weekend and we stayed at the Jefferson. It’s a beautiful hotel not far from the White House and DuPont Circle. If you like to walk like myself you can get the the National Mall in about 25mins and Georgetown in about 30mins. Our room was a good size and very clean. Was a king bed, with a large bathroom and walk in closet. The restaurant Plume is excellent. It’s Michelin Starred and well deserving. It is fine dining and if you are not into that it may not be your cup of tea, but we highly recommend it. Was a nice weekend getaway at a wonderful hotel. Read less
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Jan 2, 2020 JP20181 Northern Virginia, Virginia

Took my SO here for new years to get out of the house. All the staff we interacted with were super nice and helpful, room service food was actually pretty decent (though limited all night menu), room was amazing and clean. Very quiet hotel Def would invest my money in staying here again in the future!
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Dec 23, 2019 G8337NHjosephr

I stayed at The Jefferson for the first time this week, but it won’t be my last. The hotel is beautiful and the staff is highly attentive. Highly recommend a stay here for business and leisure travelers.
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Dec 23, 2019 Storyteller303649 Baltimore, Maryland

We spent an anniversary weekend at this fabulous boutique hotel. Every detail of perfection was evident. Amazing service and staff attention to details. The rooms posh and comfortable. The view from our 6 floor was perfect. We could see the White House and the Washington Monument. Downtown location, but perfectly quiet. The Greenhouse menu… Read more
We spent an anniversary weekend at this fabulous boutique hotel. Every detail of perfection was evident. Amazing service and staff attention to details. The rooms posh and comfortable. The view from our 6 floor was perfect. We could see the White House and the Washington Monument. Downtown location, but perfectly quiet. The Greenhouse menu and service impeccable. We did not use the gym. However, fully equipped. A delightful experience Read less