Downtown location close to the White House and all the city sights
On-site Plume restaurant, which serves some of the city’s best French fare
What To Know
Scene seekers will need to leave the hotel to party
The spa is small, so book early
Plume is an upscale restaurant; men should wear a jacket to dine
Parking on site
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Elegant downtown D.C. digs with French style and Southern charm just a few blocks from the White House
As Washington, DC’s only Relais & Châteaux property, the Jefferson has a stately air and hushed vibe that even the namesake third president might have enjoyed. Discreet nooks encourage intimate tête-à-têtes, a cozy library invites guests to curl up with a book, and the small but outstanding Spa at the Jefferson pampers guests with custom treatments inspired by Monticello’s gardens.
Bed and Bath
Thomas Jefferson’s influence is felt throughout the hotel. The 99 guestrooms use his passions for themes: a book on wine or gardening, a strategically placed musical note, a framed map of Paris. There are also luxe amenities such as Red Flower bath products, Porthault linens, Italian marble bathrooms with soaking tubs and lighted mirrors fitted with TVs.
The hotel’s restaurant, Plume, has an Alain Ducasse alum at the stove and a sommelier who studied at the French Laundry. The bar, Quill, is one of the city’s preeminent destinations for craft cocktails and sophisticated ambience; it’s scene-worthy without being pretentious or trendy. Order a cocktail and tapas pairing or try the bar’s signature sips with a “test tube” trio of any three of your faves. The next morning, fuel up for a day of sightseeing with a breakfast of french toast at the Greenhouse.
The Jefferson, Washington, DC
1200 16th St NW
Washington, Washington, DC 20036
How to Get There
The closest major airports to The Jefferson Hotel are:Washington, DC (DCA-Ronald Reagan Washington National) - 6.3 km / 3.9 miWashington, DC (IAD-Washington Dulles Intl.) - 35.9 km / 22.3 miThe preferred airport for The Jefferson Hotel is Washington, DC (DCA-Ronald Reagan Washington National). Distances are calculated in a straight line from the property’s location to the point of interest or airport and may not reflect actual travel distance. Distances are displayed to the nearest 0.1 mile and kilometre.