The Jefferson, Washington DC

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19 expert recommendations


Afar Magazine

A Beaux-Arts landmark (long known as the “White House North” for its parade of notable guests) transformed into an homage to the third American president in the form of a luxury boutique hotel. Full review →


Andrew Harper 93.0

Distinctive hotel in 1923 Beaux Arts building within easy walking distance of lively Dupont Circle and bustling Farragut Square. Full review →



Parisian downtown classic throws a rim shot of 1920s razzamatazz at Washingtonian establishment.



A Beaux Arts beauty built in 1923, The Jefferson has reopened after a two-year makeover that restored the gleam to its ornate plasterwork.


Condé Nast Traveler 94.4

It is said that Thomas Jefferson’s time in France left him with an abiding appreciation for the finer things in life. Full review →


DK Eyewitness

The Beaux Arts façade is particularly eyecatching with prints and documents, including some associated with Thomas Jefferson, on display inside.


Fodor's Tick 5

Every inch of this 1923 Beaux-Arts landmark exudes refined elegance. Full review →


Forbes Travel Guide 92

The Jefferson, Washington, DC underwent a major renovation before reopening in 2009, when the lobby was updated and an arched skylight dating back to the 1920s was unveiled. Full review →


Frommer's 34

The hotel is tranquil during the day but quite lively in the evening, when Quill fills with flirting singletons and Plume's tables are all taken with fine-dining lovers. Full review →


Gayot 48

Just four blocks from the White House, The Jefferson impresses guests with its historic grandeur. Full review →


Insight Guides

A relatively small hotel, offering discreet and sensitive service in elegant surroundings. Full review →



Elegant downtown D.C. digs with French style and Southern charm just a few blocks from the White House. Full review →


Lonely Planet

This luxury boutique is regularly near the top of Washington’s best-hotel lists. Full review →


Michelin Guide

Built as a grand private residence in 1923, the.Jefferson dazzles with its established reputation, impeccable service and classic exterior.


Oyster 4.0

After a massive renovation in 2009, this boutique reopened, and regained its place among DC's elite hotels. Full review →


Star Service Tick 5

Located just south of Scott Circle, on busy 16th Street, five blocks north of the White House, this establishment is confidently positioned at the top of the ranks beside the Hay-Adams Full review →

Tip: Ask for a view of the Washington Monument.

The Telegraph 8.0

A hotel that fuses European elegance – modern design, antique furnishings, an atrium-like lobby – with fine dining, artisanal cocktails and a reverence for founding father Thomas Jefferson, after whom it is named. Full review →


Travel + Leisure

Thomas Jefferson-inspired design details abound, ranging from toile drapes to three-inch-thick doorframes in guest rooms, just like those at Monticello. Full review →


Zagat 3.8

"Quiet and reserved", this "elegant" historic hotel in a "beautiful" beaux arts building earns praise for its "superior" location, "wonderful rooms" and suites.

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The Jefferson, Washington DC

5 Star Hotel jeffersondc.com

1200 16th Street NW, Washington DC, DC 20036

  • Pet Friendly
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free Internet
  • Room Service
  • Laundry Service
  • Concierge
  • Restaurant
  • Public Wifi
  • Pool
  • Fitness Center
  • Multilingual
  • Business Center
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Spa
  • Air Conditioning
  • Minibar
  • Family Friendly
  • Accessible
  • Breakfast Available

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