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 hotel to accommodate the world’s elite travelers and 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.