The Jefferson, Washington DC


Located at the corner of 16th and M Streets, The Jefferson, Washington, DC is only four blocks away from the White House and within walking distance from the Smithsonian museums and Embassy Row. Guests of The Jefferson enjoy the convenience of its proximity to dining, shops and nightlife found in Georgetown and Penn Quarter. The downtown business district and Dupont Circle are also nearby.

The Jefferson, Washington, DC is a perfect blend of past and present, of colonial charms and modern technology – from antique furniture, historical relics, cozy and old-fashioned library and elegant conservative décor to electronic housekeeping buttons, complimentary Wi-Fi throughout the hotel and flat screen TVs embedded in the bathroom mirrors.

Originally opened in 1923 as the Jefferson Apartment and converted into a hotel in 1955, The Jefferson underwent extensive renovations in 2009 and reopened as a luxury boutique hotel. The staff aims to make guests feel like welcome and at home – offering their personalized yet discreet service, professional and helpful.


Upon entering the guestrooms, one would notice the extraordinary attention paid to the minute details, incorporating important aspects of Thomas Jefferson’s life, evoking his treasured years in France.

Each of the 99 guestrooms and suites are furnished with a four-poster bed in custom Porthault linens, down duvets, coverlets and bolster pillows with leather framing at the head and foot; a velvet settee at its foot; desk chairs draped in dupioni silk; and elegant writing desks. The bathrooms with hand-cut Italian and Spanish stonework feature either oversized walk-in showers or deep-soaking tubs and custom bath amenities by red flower. Suite bathrooms feature double vanities and radiant heating above deep-soaking tubs.

Standard amenities include complimentary pressing of one garment per stay, complimentary overnight shoeshine, 300 thread count Porthault linens, 17” TVs hidden behind mirrors in bathrooms, Bose Wave Radios with CD player and iPod docking stations, selection of movies via the in-room TV set, DVD players, PS3, Wii and Xbox 360 and a selection of games on request, same-day laundry, one-hour pressing, basic black belts and shoes available for guests, selection of business and lifestyle magazines in room, complimentary daily newspaper (plus international newspapers downloaded and printed upon request), in-house purified water (bottled and sealed onsite), a special treat, and water and ice refill at turndown.

Classic Rooms are approximately 300 square feet in size featuring either one king or one queen bed with either a rooftop or city view of Washington, DC. The bathroom has a walk-in shower and a lighted makeup mirror. Other amenities available in the Classic Rooms are 32” flat panel HDTVs, complimentary high-speed internet access and complimentary local and long-distance telephone calls.

Premier Rooms are approximately 300-320 square meters in size featuring one king bed with either a skylight or city view. The bathroom has a walk-in shower and a lighted makeup mirror. Other amenities available in the Premiere Rooms are 32” flat panel HDTVs, complimentary high-speed internet access and complimentary local and long-distance telephone calls.

Deluxe Rooms range in size from 320-440 square feet featuring one king bed with either a skylight or city view. The bathroom has a walk-in shower and a lighted makeup mirror (in some Deluxe Rooms, the bathrooms feature an oversized deep-soaking tub and two sinks). Other amenities available in the Deluxe Rooms are 32” flat panel HDTVs, complimentary high-speed internet access and complimentary local and long-distance telephone calls.

Deluxe Suites range in size from 630-760 square feet featuring one king bed, a separate parlor area with a pull-out sofa and small dining table and city views of Washington, DC. Other amenities available in the Deluxe Suites are 32” flat panel HDTVs, complimentary high-speed internet access and complimentary local and long-distance telephone calls.

Spa Suite features approximately 800 square feet of living space with one king bed, a separate parlor, powder room. The Spa Suite can be connected to a couple’s treatment room for maximum comfort and relaxation. The Italian marble bathroom highlights a private steam shower with massaging body sprays and a separate deep-soaking tub.

Martha Jefferson Suite measures 1,090 square feet affording city and skylight views with three Juliet balconies. The Martha Jefferson Suite has a separate living room with working gas fireplace, a dining room that can accommodate up to four people, a bedroom with a canopied bed and powder room. The bathroom features a soaking tub. A second king bedroom can be connected to create a two-bedroom suite.

Thomas Jefferson Suite measures 1,900 square feet affording views of the Washington Monument, White House and the cityscape. Five Juliet balconies can be opened to allow fresh air and sunlight. The Thomas Jefferson Suite features a master bedroom with a canopied bed, a grand salon with a working gas fireplace, a formal dining room which can accommodate up to ten people, a daytime sitting room, kitchen, study and guest powder room. The suite’s bathroom is equipped with a shower with massaging body sprays, a free-standing soaking tub and two sinks.

Hotel Amenities

No two persons are the same; each one’s needs are different from the other. The remarkable thing about The Jefferson is the level of personalized service they offer, always willing to go the extra mile to make a guest as welcome, and his stay as comfortable as possible. Upon arrival, guests are greeted by a personal butler who will make every aspect of their visit pleasurable (yes, they will even run errands for you, upon request!). Guests can opt to be checked-in through the residential-style front desks or in the privacy of their own rooms.

Below are more of the services offered by The Jefferson:

  • Afternoon tea
  • 24-Hour complimentary self-service Business Center
    • Computers
    • Printers
    • Photocopier
    • Notary public services
  • 24-Hour Butler Services
  • Concierge Services
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Nightly turndown
  • Wired and wireless internet access
  • Same-day laundry/dry cleaning
  • Complimentary overnight shoe shine
  • Dogs allowed
  • Smoking Policy
  • The Spa at The Jefferson
  • 24-Hour onsite Fitness Center


Plume offers guests seasonal restaurant cuisine inspired by the harvest from Thomas Jefferson’s kitchen gardens at Monticello. It is open from Tuesday to Friday at 5:30pm to 10:00pm and on Saturday from 6:00pm to 10:00pm.

Quill offers house-made mixers and herbal-infused alcohols and specialty spirits and has an extensive wine list for whatever you may fancy. It is the ideal place to mix and mingle with other guests, against a setting of parquet flooring reminiscent of the pattern Jefferson designed Monticello’s main salon and a collection of 18th century maps on the walls that follow Jefferson’s journey through the wine regions of France, Germany and Italy. It is open from 11:30am to 12:00am.

The Greenhouse serves light, fresh and delectable daytime fare under The Jefferson’s skylight where natural light streams in creating a relaxed and airy atmosphere.

Meetings and Events

Meetings at The Jefferson are carefully handled and planned by the hotel’s highly-experienced staff, made remarkable by the thoughtfully and elegantly designed spaces and enhanced by the ultra-modern technological equipment as needed by their guests. Catering is provided by world-renowned chef, Damon Gordon.

The Pavilion Room is 689 square feet in size and can accommodate up to 80 for receptions and 40 for sit-down meals. The Pavilion Room can be divided into two smaller rooms, the East and West Pavillions, for smaller gatherings. Guests are welcome to use the room’s electronic darkening shades, two projection screens that descend from either side, internet connection and LCD projector, compliments of The Jefferson.

The Parlor Boardroom is a striking and decidedly masculine 496 square foot meeting room that can seat up to 18 people around a magnificent polished wood table. The room features a projection screen that descends from the ceiling and an LCD projector that rises from within the table. The presentation coordinator can control aesthetic aspects such as the room darkening shades, dimmable lighting, etc., through a hand-held touch-pad. Guests are welcome to use internet connection and LCD projector and projection screens, compliments of The Jefferson.

The Book Room is a cozy 54 square foot nook where up to 4 people can congregate in comfort and privacy, surrounded by leather-bound Jefferson-era volumes.

The Private Cellar is the private dining room inspired by Jefferson’s passion for wine. The room can accommodate up to 22 people in 297 square feet of space. A dumbwaiter sits on the corner, one designed after Jefferson’s own at Monticello, which delivers vintage wine from the hotel’s collection of more than 1,000 labels.

Jefferson Cabinet Rooms are ideal for small, intimate meetings. The East Jefferson Cabinet is 117 square feet in size and can accommodate 3 while the West Jefferson Cabinet measures 180 square feet and can accommodate 4.

Local Attractions

Washington, DC offers visitors a rich and colorful experience. Below are just some of the must-see in the city:

Attractions and Activities

  • Anacostia Museum
  • Corcoran Gallery of Art
  • Phillips Collection
  • Smithsonian American Art Museum
  • The Athenaeum
  • The Smithsonian Institution
  • Arena Stage
  • DAR Constitution Hall
  • District of Columbia Arts Center
  • Ford’s Theatre
  • Lincoln Theatre
  • Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts
  • Dumbarton Oaks Gardens
  • Old Stone House and Garden
  • United States National Arboretum
  • Decatur House
  • Jefferson Memorial
  • Lincoln Memorial
  • Washington Monument
  • White House/White House Visitor Center
  • International Spy Museum
  • United States Holocaust Memorial Museum
  • Theodore Roosevelt Island and Memorial
  • National Geographic Society Museum


  • Capital Jazz Fest
  • Civil War Weekend
  • Independence Day Parade
  • Memorial Day Service
  • National Cherry Blossom Festival
  • Smithsonian Craft Show


  • Bar Rouge
  • Brickskeller Saloon
  • Black Cat
  • Blues Alley
  • Buffalo Billiards
  • Bullfeathers of Capitol Hill


  • 701 Restaurant
  • Butterfield 9
  • Bob’s 88 Shabu Shabu
  • Café Asia
  • Bistro Bis
  • Dean & DeLuca Georgetown
  • Aatish
  • Bombay Bistro
  • Al Tiramisu
  • Café Luna
  • Akasaka Japanese Restaurant
  • Blue Ocean Japanese Restaurant
  • Anita’s
  • Baja Fresh
  • Casablanca
  • Faryab
  • BlackSalt
  • Johnny’s Half Shell
  • BLT Steak
  • Bobby Van’s Steakhouse
  • Felix & Spy Lounge
  • Jaleo
  • 1 Gen Thai
  • Bangkok 54 Restaurant & Bar
  • Green Papaya
  • Little Viet Garden


  • Cherub Antiques Gallery
  • Frank Milwee Antiques
  • Addison/Ripley Gallery Ltd.
  • Fine Art & Artists Gallery
  • Lorenzo (Men’s Store)
  • Ballston Common
  • Crystal City Shops
  • Eastern Market
  • Fair Oaks Mall
  • Appalachian Spring
  • Beadazzled
  • Betsy Fisher (Women’s Store)
  • Hysteria (Women’s Store)

The Jefferson, Washington, DC is in a league of its own – historical charm, top-notch service, great location and luxurious accommodations.

The Jefferson, Washington, DC
1200 16th Street, NW
Washington, DC
Telephone: (202) 448-2300
Fax: (202) 448-2301
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