The Jefferson Hotel
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Stayed at Aunt's house in the museum district.
Had a great time visiting with family and having a second Christmas.
Ate home cooked Chili, perfect for the beginning of winter.
Headed over to The Jefferson Hotel for dessert and taking in the scenes.
We tried to figure out the reason why the hotel was named after …
... without me but I think they are under-estimating the power of my mother-in-law (who is a saint for taking care of the house and people). I'm looking forward to spending time with my husband and myself. See you soon!!! Update: We made it To Philadelphia just fine (35 min flight). It is 9:25 and our flight was supposed to leave at 8:40. I guess they tried to ...
... our going away without their permission! Much attention dispensed!
This was a good trip--a little different from our usual trips, as we had no outdoor adventures (having been rained out at Big Thicket), but it was really interesting, and we covered a lot of history.
Next year....who knows?
... from Africa and very likely from South Africa so as an American of South African descent, I am proud as a human to see compassion and reconciliation espoused and prized in a country that has known so much pain. There is real strength in the spirit of South Africa and lord willing it will realize its' potential.
Was it home? No and yes. It's a place set apart from the rest of the world; but it feels like home.
... was filled with Civil War Memorabilia from both the North and the South. It is amazing that so many uniforms are still in existence 151 years later. You really get an amazing sense of what these men went through and the conditions they faced.
Richmond dates back to the early 17 Century. The city was crucial to the development of the Colony of Virginia, the American Revolution ...
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- Swimming pool
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Fitness/Health center
- Wheelchair accessibility
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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??
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.
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.
Only reason for review is I care and want them to have success.