The Jefferson Hotel
A Southern icon, The Jefferson Hotel has enchanted guests with its architectural grandeur and impeccable service since 1895. While retaining the glory of its early days, the Beaux Arts masterpiece has garnered AAA Five Diamond status and welcomed famous guests from music icons to former presidents. Step into the lobby and marvel at the sweeping staircase, said to have inspired Margaret Mitchell's Gone With the Wind, before heading up to your lavish guestroom. Unwind in the spa or indulge in afternoon tea by the marble pools in the Palm Court lounge, where tame alligators once swam. When you’re ready to explore, Richmond’s must-see sights are at your fingertips thanks to the exceptional location.
- Forbes Five Star hotel with 181 guestrooms, each combining heritage style and contemporary comfort
- Explore a menu of refined Southern classics in Lemaire, the elegant fine-dining restaurant
- Marble bathrooms are complete with deep soaking tubs and in-mirror TVs
- Dip into the palm-lined indoor pool, naturally lit by an elegant atrium roof
- Explore Richmond using the hotel’s complimentary bikes or car transfers
As a guest at The Jefferson Hotel you’ll find yourself in fine company. It has welcomed 13 presidents, Frank Sinatra, and Elvis Presley, who would ask for an extra order of ice cream with his breakfast. The hotel is one of a select few in the US with both Forbes Five Star and AAA Five Diamond ratings.
Spacious and handsome, The Jefferson Hotel’s 181 guestrooms are decorated in understated neutral tones with refined, dark wood furniture, and rich fabrics. This traditional feel is combined with contemporary amenities including Nespresso machines, vanities with in-mirror TV screens, plush bathrobes, and marble bathrooms with soaking tubs and rain showers. Suites come with separate living areas, but for the ultimate in luxury book the Jefferson Suite, where you’ll find a grand piano in the parlor, and a marble balcony overlooking historic Franklin Street.
In-room dining is on offer 24 hours a day, and in the evening you can order from the menu at fine-dining restaurant Lemaire. The hotel’s concierge team can help enhance your stay with everything from restaurant bookings, theater tickets, and sightseeing information, to baby and pet-sitting services.
From fine dining to light bites, each of the hotel’s restaurants serves up a unique experience. Focusing on sustainable fare and using locally sourced ingredients, the menus change with the seasons to ensure the freshest tastes.
Lemaire – The elegant ambiance at Lemaire is perfect for a romantic dinner or special celebration. Southern-inspired dishes made with Virginia ingredients — including fried green tomatoes with shrimp succotash — characterize a diverse menu that allows you to opt for a traditional three courses or graze from a selection of tasting plates. Pair dinner with handcrafted cocktails, local beers, or a bottle from the extensive wine list.
Champagne Sunday Brunch – There’s no better way to end your weekend than with a glass of champagne in the opulent setting of the Rotunda Lobby. Ice sculptures and a string trio accompany a bountiful buffet with breakfast classics alongside a carving station, seafood display, and a host of cakes and desserts.
Afternoon Tea – From Friday to Sunday you can take a seat under The Palm Court’s soaring Tiffany stained glass window for afternoon tea. Enjoy finger sandwiches, scones, and delicate pastries in a truly refined setting, complete with a marble statue of Thomas Jefferson.
Make relaxation the order of the day and book a session at the hotel’s Salon Vivace spa. Ease your muscles with a massage, or treat yourself to a body wrap or beauty treatment. Afterwards, take a dip in the heated pool, or grab a book and relax on the sun terrace. If you’d like to keep up with your training, the well-equipped fitness center is open 24 hours a day.
The city of Richmond offers the perfect blend of history, art, and beautiful, verdant scenery — and The Jefferson Hotel makes it easy to explore, offering not only complimentary car transfers to all downtown destinations, but also a fleet of bicycles, complete with helmets, combination locks, and baskets. Spend an afternoon at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, explore the Black History Museum, and discover Richmond's most famous author at the Edgar Allen Poe Museum. You can also get your adrenaline pumping with whitewater rafting on the James River, or admire the flora at the Lewis Ginter Botanical Gardens.
The Jefferson Hotel
Sitting in an enviably central spot on Richmond’s smartest street, The Jefferson Hotel has one of the best locations in the city. Close to historic monuments, art galleries, and gourmet dining, this grand hotel is a landmark in a neighborhood of opulent historic mansions.
Richmond International Airport is 10 mi / 16 km away, around a 15-minute drive. Limousine transfers are available through the concierge.
Amtrak Main Street Station is 1.5 mi / 2 km away, and the hotel offers complimentary transfers upon arrival.
The hotel offers both valet and self-parking services, plus electric car chargers, or leave the car and take advantage of the complimentary transfers to downtown destinations.