The Jefferson

1200 16th Street NW, Washington, DC 20036, USA

Ranking #2/40

  • Rooms From
  • Distance Center
  • Style
  • Neighborhood
  • $342
  • 0.7 mi (1.2 km)
  • Luxury
  • Downtown
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Why it’s Special

Inspired by Thomas Jefferson, The Jefferson is a historic, luxury boutique hotel with European influences.

Hotel Overview

The Jefferson Hotel is located steps away from historic landmarks like the White House and Dupont Circle. This Beaux Arts building was first erected in 1923, and was converted into a hotel in 1955. The hotel blends Washington and European style, with Jeffersonian motifs and original documents throughout its interior. The bright lobby is elegant and sophisticated, with checkered floors and high-quality furnishings. The Book Room at The Jefferson Hotel Washington D.C. features a cozy fireplace, comfortable armchairs and an abundance of leather-bound books.

Rooms + Bath

Guestrooms at The Jefferson Hotel have a Parisian elegance, with subdued colors, fine furnishings and vintage books on Monticello. The custom beds feature seasonal down duvets and luxurious European linens. Sophisticated in-room technology includes a smart touch system for housekeeping, a Bose sound system and a built-in, mirror television in the bathroom. The Dupioni silk chairs and writing desk offer an extra touch of style. The luxurious bathrooms feature hand-cut Spanish and Italian marble with a stone soaking tub, walk-in shower and deluxe Red Flower products.

Food + Drink

Plume at The Jefferson is Washington D.C.’s only Forbes Five Star restaurant. This classy restaurant features an inviting fireplace and cozy nooks. The menu serves classic dishes and a wine list with 1,300 labels and 50 vintages. Quill is an upscale cocktail bar with parquet flooring and 18th-century maps serving cognacs, wines and cocktails. For high tea and light snacks, head to The Greenhouse with its historic skylight.

Phone 202.448.2300




  • 24-Hour Front Desk
  • Accessible Accommodations
  • Airport Shuttle
  • Bar
  • Business Center
  • Car Service
  • Concierge
  • Event Facilities
  • Family Friendly
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Full Service Spa
  • Laundry Service
  • Meeting Facilities
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Off-Site Fitness Center
  • On-Site Fitness Center
  • Pet Friendly (free)
  • Restaurant

Room & Bath

  • Air Conditioning
  • Bathrobes
  • Daily Housekeeping
  • iPod Docking Station
  • Minibar
  • Premium Bedding
  • Premium Mattress
  • Premium Toiletries
  • Room Service
  • Soundproof Rooms
  • Turndown Service
  • Workstation

The Jefferson


Washington D.C. Downtown is a compact neighborhood and the center of entertainment, culture and shopping. The area is known for its large number of cultural and historic attractions and its excellent museums. Visitors will find downtown a pedestrian-friendly area with historical monuments and beautiful architecture. Downtown is the hub for entertainment and arts with good museums like National Museum of Women in Arts and Marian Koshland Science Museum. The neighborhood is also home to attractive boutiques and stores like Andre Chreky and Coup De Foudre. Downtown is also packed with many excellent attractions like National Building Museum, United States Navy Memorial and Smithsonian American Arts Museum.