The Jefferson Hotel
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TravelPod Member ReviewsThe Jefferson Hotel Richmond
I went here for dessert and coffee after dinner. It is an absolutely gorgeous hotel which was enhanced by the Christmas decorations. Of course you have to pay for the ambiance but it is nice to treat yourself every once in a while.
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Historical Traveler Reviews The Jefferson Hotel Richmond
A roach experience
I was excited to stay at the jefferson. The problem, small rooms, too small that I was tempted to go to a historical hotel close by.Worse yet, at turndown, a coachroach run out as the lady was cleaning the sofa bed. Bed yes, disappointing, no. It happens anywhere and they slashed part of my bill.Clean and beautiful and that is it. Their other saving grace is the history that every is knowledgable of and visitors attracted to.
I stayed at The Jefferson Hotel for a business trip recently rather than settling for a more convenient "cookie-cutter" hotel in the suburbs. And am I glad I did! For a similar rate to these other hotels The Jefferson made me feel like a princess. The staff was incredibly informative, giving me a mini-history lesson of the hotel and the area.
The atmosphere is truly breathtaking, my meal exquisite and the room was lovely. The hotel also has a fabulous fitness center and wireless internet. What more could you ask for??
Breathtaking with Historical Charm
I was treated recently to an overnight sojourn to the Jefferson in the city of my birth, Richmond, Virginia. It was a couple of days before a much dreaded Christmas. From the moment we arrived, not only did I enjoy the company of my charming, generous love, but we were surrounded by genteel, discreet hospitality, the ambiance of such a wonderful historical decor, and the privacy one only dreams of in our complicated world. While he (per his custom when travelling) enjoyed the gym, I escaped to the pool, which I had exclusively to myself (amazingly) for an hour of solitude, wonderful swimming, and then reading the NYT at the table (because I could not bear to leave!) wrapped in a terry robe...I have never felt so loved or comforted...It was a trip I will never forget, and for the man who made it possible, I have renewed adoration for him for the sensitivity and charm of this wonderful gift to us.
Stayed at the Jefferson Hotel .... absolutely exquisite. Also loved a seafood/oyster bar restaurant whose name escapes me. Would love to go back.
Destination Hotel in a Squalid town
My husband and I travel the world over and have found the worl's best hotel in Richmond? Hard to believe but true. This is a land cruise or what my husband calls a"cocoon hotel." Once the guests step through the front door, they are called by name and never want for anything. The architecture is stunning, the stairs, pool and exercise room provide all the workout a person needs, and the several resturants are diverse enough to make eating in a pleasure. Considering the town outside there is no reason to go out. The hotel offers several attractive packages and was very helpful when I phoned for reservations. Our experience proved that there are still real service oriented hotels out there.
My husband and I were married at the Jefferson several years ago and treated to a lovely complimentary room. I was therefore extremely surprised by a few negative comments about this very unique, very wonderful hotel and had to comment. First of all, the staff at the Jefferson is by far the best I have ever encountered and the food and accomodations truly five star. My husband and I have stayed at many resorts and hotels and have never experienced service or class approaching this level of excellence. As for Lemaire, I personally did not eat there but did see and admire it and understand it to be an award-winning restaurant. If one chooses to let excited youths and a few every day imperfections ruin their dining experience, then they will never truly enjoy themselves. All in all, I think the comments made by our wedding party and guests, that they had never seen nor experienced a more perfect wedding, sum up the general nature of this beautiful hotel. I know that as a young woman, the Jefferson Hotel was the fairy tale wedding that exceeded all my expectations and dreams.
Room was as large as my first apartment. Very clean, excellent furnishings. Slight musty smell but probably due to the heavy rains for the last few months.
Restaurant was very good for dinner and even better for breakfast. The bellstaff were just awesome. Despite the stern warning by the overly condescending and pompous nose-in-the-air front desk person who checked me in about the dress code at Lemaire, the 5 star restaurant, they were seating people in shorts and polo shirts. The excuse was some guests at the hotel couldn't have desert and drinks in TJ's because of a large and loud highschool prom. Oops on me for believing the rude front desk person.
If it weren't for the front desk person, I would have rated this hotel excellent instead of above average. First impressions do count.
The 5 Start 5 Diamond Property in Virginia
I have stayed in many hotels in Virginia but none of them live up to the quality and superior staff that the Jefferson has. There is no other hotel that has this charm and southern hospitality. Their Front Desk is marvelous I have never met such a courteous staff that goes above and beyond any expectation that I might have. The bellmen know what you need with out even asking. If I could duplicate this hotel I would. I have never had such a delightful experience in my life. They are the cream de la cream of the hotel world. If you have chances dine in Lemaire where the drinks are to die for. Dont forget to stop by TJs and try the crab cakes. Trsut me you will love this place. They always honor complimentary upgrades. Enjoy!
This is 5 star service?
After hearing rave reviews from locals about the hotel, we anticipated our overnight stay in the "best of Richmond". Looking forward to a leisurely start to the day, imagine our disappointment in being awoken at 7:30 am by hammering and noise in the outside corridor due to repair and repainting work. Why locate guests in such areas without advising of such activities or offering alternatives? There certainly wasn't a 5 star response to this by the front desk.
Disappointment at Lemair
Answering machine in making reservation
Burnt out sconce light in dining area
Waiter asking "still working" on food
Toilet tissue falling off roll
Teenages in ladies room and banging on door
Not a Diamond Five Star.
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Alarm system repaired, installed, restored, and sending signals to monitoring company. Check.
House-sitter fitted out with alarm code and caring for cats. Check.
Car gassed up--well, we can get that on the way out.
One cat in, one cat out. Check.
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