When The Jefferson, Washington, DC opened our doors in 2009, we had only one goal – to become your preferred home away from home when visiting, DC. Whether you are dropping your children off at college or traveling on important business, nothing has brought us more joy than providing each and every one of you with a one-of-a-kind, exceptional hotel experience.

As the current global health pandemic continues to take hold, the restrictions and recommendations from both the CDC and our local government have intensified, making it impossible for us to deliver the high quality experiences that you have come to expect while keeping you and our staff safe and healthy. The intensity and reach of the current pandemic have left us and the hospitality industry at large in uncharted territory. We are nothing without the ability to welcome you, our loyal guests, back to our hotel and so, for the time being, we have with great reluctance and a heavy heart decided to close our doors until such time as it is safe for all to re-open for business.

We fully anticipate reopening in the months to come and at this time we expect to do so on May 4th, 2020. Nothing will give us greater pleasure than getting back to providing you with an exceptional experience on a daily basis.

During this time we want to continue to bring you the best of our city and things to do while you’re practicing social distancing!

Take a Virtual Tour!
Did you know that you can visit many of the Smithsonian Museums virtually and provide something for everyone in your family to help keep them entertained while social distancing. For the natural history enthusiast, there’s the National Museum of Natural History where you can view their permanent exhibits including Deep Time where you can virtually wander through their extensive fossil collection.

If you’re looking for a way for connect to art through artist- and curator-led insights, try visiting the social channels of the Hirshorn Museum. Their #Hirshorninsideout program provides hands-on art activities for adults and kids of all ages, all from your phone or computer.

For the animal lover, there are the web cameras at the Smithsonian National Zoo. Visit with lions, elephants, and, of course, our beloved giant pandas. To virtually visit the zoo in Washington, DC visit them here.

Reading for All
While the DC Public Library may be temporarily closed, that doesn’t mean that anyone has to stop reading! The library has developed a number of programs for both adults and children that allows you to access the library from the safety of your home. You can join a virtual book club, sit in on story time, even binge on your favorite shows with their goDigital offering.

Plan a Future Trip or Dinner!
There are so many amazing places to eat and drink in Washington, DC, and when we all reopen we want to see you! If you are able to during this time, think of planning a future visit to a hotel, bar or restaurant in Washington, DC.

We hope you are all staying safe and we look forward to seeing you again soon!