The Jefferson, Washington, DC Est. 2009

The Jefferson, 16th Street Northwest, Washington, DC, United States

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$355 avg. room rate
Come visit this DC establishment and see why it’s nicknamed the second most prestigious address in Washington. 
Located within blocks of the White House, this elegant boutique hotel allows history buffs to enjoy exclusive meeting rooms resembling Thomas Jefferson’s beloved Monticello and bookworms to tie the knot in the intimate library.
The Lowdown
Type
Boutique Hotel
Historic Building
Hotel / Resort / Spa
Library
Private Dining / Restaurant
Views
Cityscape
Historical Monument
Skyline
Street
Style
Classic
Elegant
Sophisticated
Traditional
BEST type of CELEBRATIONS
Anniversary / Engagement Party
Baby Shower
Birthday Party
Bridal Shower
Corporate Event
Dinner Party
Elopement / Vow Renewal
Holiday Party
LGBT Weddings
Rehearsal Dinner / Welcome Reception
Social Event
Wedding Ceremony
Wedding Reception

Venue Setting

Meetings and special events at The Jefferson Washington, DC are distinguished by intimate venues that allow groups to enjoy the full attention of our experienced staff. Let us host your event with unrivaled warmth, skill and discretion and enjoy:

  • Catering provided by the team behind Plume restaurant.
    A delightful Private Dining Menu ideal for intimate events.
    Meeting rooms individually designed based on Thomas Jefferson's favorite spaces at his beloved Monticello.
    A full array of business services and amenities.
    Two exclusive wedding packages created in conjunction with Tie The Knot DC!
Fees
(Prices listed here are estimates only & are subject to change)
Price Range

Does this include catering fees?

No

Estimated Price Per Head

from $92 to $145

Additional Charges

Additional charges at The Jefferson, DC typically include:
21% service charge, 10% Tax, plus gratituity.
For events that require AV equipement, we offer an LCD projector and screen, complimentary. Any other needs require an additional cost.

Insurance

Additional Insurance May Be Required Depending On The Event

Capacity

Seated
46
Buffet
46
Standing
85
Celebrations Hosted Here Since
2009
Curfew
12 AM
Venue Spaces
Indoor Venue Space Only
Catering
Client Must Use The Catering Provided By The Venue
Alcohol
Provided By Venue For Fee – You Must Use The Venue For All Alcohol Services
Licensed Server Is Required
Music
Indoors Only
Smoking
Non-smoking Venue
Accommodations

Enjoying a well-earned reputation as one of the best small boutique hotels in Washington, DC, The Jefferson has presided over the corner of 16th and M Streets since 1923, when this historic Beaux Arts design building first opened as luxury apartments. In 1955, the property was transformed into a boutique hotel to accommodate the world’s elite travelers and Washington DC’s most important visitors.

Rich in historical details, The Jefferson is both European and Washingtonian in style, with tributes to Thomas Jefferson and his beloved Monticello throughout. New discoveries unfold at every turn: private nooks, original Thomas Jefferson-signed documents, a Book Room filled with historic leather-bound volumes on Jefferson’s favorite subjects, and signed editions from contemporary authors who have been among the distinguished guests of this boutique downtown Washington, DC hotel.

Every member of The Jefferson’s staff is dedicated to ensuring that each hotel guest's stay is enjoyable. The moment they arrive, guests are ushered to a comfortable chair for check-in, and individual needs are accommodated as if they were staying with a close friend at a private residence.

We hope you will join the new generation of “Jeffersonians” among our guests who make our hotel their home in downtown Washington, DC.

Eco/Green Events
Yes
Pet-Friendly Events
Yes
Kid Friendly Events
Yes
Handicap Accessible
Yes
Other
Yes
Amenities
  • A/V Equipment
  • Bridal Suite/Changing Rooms Onsite
  • Street Parking
  • Valet Parking
  • Wifi
  • Ample Parking Onsite
  • Dining Chairs
  • Dining Tables
  • Onsite Restrooms
Venue Features
The Scene:

Thomas Jefferson – epicurean, intellectual, farmer and inventor – has inspired every aspect of The Jefferson hotel, located in downtown Washington, DC, permeating its design and culture. The best of Jefferson is showcased throughout our historic hotel, from the literal to the evocative, in original documents and Jeffersonian motifs showcased throughout, as well as our assortment of top restaurants.

  • Guest accommodations feature draperies fashioned from three original toile patterns inspired by the textiles and artifacts Jefferson brought back from Paris to enhance his beloved Monticello – which also inspired the fragrance of our customized bathroom amenities.

    Plume, offering culinary creations inspired by Monticello's gardens to blend European tradition with American innovation.
    Quill, where the parquet flooring is recreated from Jefferson's design for Monticello's main salon. A collection of 18th-century maps on the walls of Quill follows Jefferson's journey through the wine regions of France, Germany and Italy.

    The Book Room, inspired by Jefferson's own Book Room at Monticello offering an author’s corner designated for authors in residence who dedicate a copy of their book for placement amongst our shelves.

    The Petite Spa at The Jefferson, where Jefferson's interest in herbs and agriculture is reflected in the vinotherapy treatments. The Spa also utilizes herbs and botanicals reflective of those grown at Monticello in Jefferson’s day.
Design:

In 1923, the nation had a new president in Calvin Coolidge, and Washington, DC welcomed a new luxury residential building: The Jefferson Apartment, a Beaux Arts design by Jules Henri de Sibour that was the address of choice for savvy Washingtonians. 1955 saw the apartment’s conversion into a historic Washington, DC hotel, and The Jefferson was born.

The combined creative forces of some of the world’s finest architectural, design and construction firms brought Washington, DC’s venerable and beloved hotel into the 21st Century with a makeover that is both distinctly European and Washingtonian in style and features an abundance of rich, historical influences of the hotel’s namesake, Thomas Jefferson. The top-to-bottom, two-year hotel renovation infused modern-day elegance and convenience into the stately and magnificent Beaux Arts framework.

Careful restoration of the large, original lobby skylight accompanied such important renovations as a state-of-the-art chef’s kitchen, a sleek and elegant spa and new, sumptuously-appointed specialty room and suite accommodations. Today, The Jefferson’s sizeable collection of antiques, historic artwork and original, signed documents coexist alongside the best of modern-day amenities, encouraging our guests to escape the fast pace of the modern world or connect with it as they choose.

The Renovation
In August 2009, The Jefferson re-emerged as the Washington, DC’s finest small historic hotel. The top-to-bottom renovation included:

  • Upgrades to all 95 guestrooms, the common areas, meeting space, and restaurants.
    The addition of two specialty suites
    The exciting discovery of a magnificent 1923 skylight in the lobby. Covered for decades, it now allows natural light to stream into The Greenhouse
    Beloved antiques, period artifacts, documents signed by Thomas Jefferson and historic vintage books once again grace the guest rooms and suites and public spaces.

We look forward to welcoming you to The Jefferson and to Washington, DC.

Standout Venue Features:
The Jefferson, Washington, DC excels at intimate events and offers a number of unique spaces which are ideal for small weddings, celebrations and discreet meetings.

THE PRIVATE CELLAR

The Jefferson’s private dining room was inspired by Thomas Jefferson's passion for wine and can host up to 20 for rehearsal dinners and small gatherings. Enjoy an intimate space with walls lined by wine display cabinets and private wine lockers.

THE PARLOR BOARDROOM

The Parlor Boardroom is an impressive meeting space designed for up to 26 Participants around a grand wood polished table crowned by tall taper-like chandeliers.

THE BOOK ROOM

This library was inspired by Thomas Jefferson's love of literature. Here, surrounded by leather-bound books on Jeffersonian subjects, guests can slip into this cozy, 500-square-foot space accommodating special receptions for up to 30 guests.

THE GALLATIN ROOM

Named after Albert Gallatin, Thomas Jefferson's close friend and Secretary of the Treasury, this is our largest meeting and private event venue. The Gallatin Room can accommodate up to 80 guests for standing receptions or 46 guests for a seated affair. The room can also be partitioned into two rooms - the East and West Gallatin - for smaller groups.

Extra Perks:
- Complimentary WiFi
-Complimentary LCD Projector and Screen
-All menus are prepared by the team behind Plume, Washington, DC's only Forbes Five Star-rated restaurant
-Dedicated Catering Manager
Eats & Drinks
Food, Restaurants, Cafes, Bars & Lounges
Food, Restaurants, Cafes:

Plume
As the only Forbes five star rated restaurant in Washington, DC, Plume at The Jefferson hotel serves as a discreet and elegant backdrop to the artistry of our award-winning culinary team. Choose a cozy nook or a table by our inviting fireplace as you savor classic dishes crafted using traditional techniques and seasonal fine dining restaurant menus that are inspired by the harvest from Thomas Jefferson's kitchen gardens at Monticello.

Plume's wine list spans more than a dozen nationalities and consists of over 1,300 labels, including the country's largest Madeira collection dating back to 1850. The wine selection consists of over 50 vintages, many of which we believe Jefferson would have enjoyed were he alive today, including a range of labels from his native Virginia.

Greenhouse

Washington, DC’s power breakfasts and express lunches are best served under The Jefferson's historic skylight at The Greenhouse restaurant. Enjoy the informal ambiance for a light snack or meal featuring fresh fare from our inspired menus.

Bars & Lounges:
Quill

Quill is Washington, DC’s upscale lounge and cocktail bar. Quill offers an inspired mix of classic and signature cocktails, a dynamic wine list and an elevated bar menu. We invite you to relax and unwind on our patio or enjoy our in-house pianist, Peter Robinson Tuesday through Saturday beginning at 9:00 p.m.

Steeped in Jeffersonian inspiration, Quill’s parquet flooring recreates the pattern Jefferson designed for Monticello's main salon, while a collection of 18th-century maps on the walls follow Jefferson's journey through the wine regions of France, Germany and Italy. In warmer weather, guests can step out onto the outdoor terrace to savor cigars and cognacs.

Live Entertainment:

We are pleased to have one of Washington's piano greats, Peter Robinson, perform at our cocktail bar and lounge Tuesday through Saturday evenings starting at 9:00p.m.

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