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  • The Jefferson Hotel was supposed to open on November 1, 1895, but at the last minute it was realized that November 1 was a Friday, and it was considered bad luck to start anything on a Friday. So the hotel was opened on Halloween instead.

  • From the time the hotel opened until 1937, rooms were just $1.50 per night.  A room with a private bath was $1 more per night.

  • The Thanksgiving Day Dinner at the hotel in 1949 cost $2.50.

  • When Elvis stayed at the hotel in 1956, he brought his own television and the hotel manager was shocked that Elvis ate his bacon with his fingers.

  • In the mid 1950s, the hotel had a pink limousine to drive guests throughout the city.

  • The Jefferson has been in several movies including My Dinner with Andre (1981), First Kid (1996), HBO's Ironed Jawed Angels (2004), The American President (1995) and the recently discovered Rock and Roll Hotel (early 1980's).

  • Alligators once resided in marble pools in the Palm Court Lobby.  Richmonders would vacation in Florida and bring the baby alligators home as pets.  As they outgrew sinks and bathtubs, residents would bring them to live at The Jefferson.  Tour the hotel’s public area and see how many alligators you can find today!

  • Thirteen US Presidents, including Harrison, McKinley, Wilson, Coolidge, Taft, both Roosevelts (Theodore and Franklin Delano), Truman and Reagan, both Bushes (George H. W. and George W.), Clinton and Obama have been guests at The Jefferson Hotel.

  • Legend says that Bill "Bojangles" Robinson was discovered by his life-long agent while dancing across the dining room at The Jefferson Hotel. 

  • Frank Sinatra once entertained guests in Lemaire at The Jefferson Hotel with an impromptu performance after enjoying his dinner.

  • Artifacts from over a century of the hotel’s history are housed in a museum at the bottom of The Grand Staircase, including a photo of Elvis at the hotel's old lunch counter.

  • The priceless statue of Thomas Jefferson that stands watch over the Palm Court lobby has only left his post on one occasion.  In the 1902 hotel fire, he was rescued from the building only to have his head bumped on the cobblestones.  He took a brief vacation to Edward Valentine’s art studio where his head was reattached.

  • The Grand Staircase at The Jefferson Hotel has long been rumored to be the staircase featured in the iconic film, Gone with the Wind.

  • The Jefferson Hotel is often cited as one of the finest examples of Beaux Arts architecture still in existence today.

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FORBIDDEN CITY PACKAGE 

Join us at The Jefferson Hotel for the blockbuster exhibition, Forbidden City: Imperial Treasures from the Palace Museum, Beijing, at The Virginia Museum of Fine Arts. This is an exclusive opportunity to view works of art from the Ming (1368-1644) and Qing (1644-1911) dynasties from the collection of this renowned palace that was long forbidden from view by the general public.

The Forbidden City Package includes a choice of accommodations, traditional Southern breakfast for two, breakfast gratuity, two tickets to VMFA exhibit, valet parking and complimentary transportation to and from VMFA.

Superior Room: $315
Deluxe Room: $355
(Taxes are additional.)

Package valid Sunday – Thursday evenings from October 19, 2014 – January 11, 2015, excluding December 31, 2014. Subject to availability and to change without notice. Advance reservations are required.

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HOLIDAYS AT THE JEFFERSON PACKAGE

Join us at The Jefferson for another joyful holiday season filled with festivities and fun! Your package includes accommodations, a $50 gift card to use anywhere in the hotel and valet parking.

Superior Room: Rates from $255 
Deluxe Room: Rates from $295
(Taxes are additional.)

Package available November 22, 2014 - January 5, 2015, excluding December 31, 2014. Enjoy greater savings when staying on select Sundays and Mondays with rates as low as $255 Superior and $295 Deluxe.  Standard package rates of $275 Superior and $315 Deluxe will apply for Tuesday - Saturday stays.  Gift card may not be applied to package rate. Early departures will result in a charge of $50 per day to the guestroom bill.  Offer is subject to availability and to change without notice. Advance reservations required.

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The Jefferson Package – Celebrating 120 Years

The Jefferson Hotel has been welcoming visitors to Richmond since 1895. Join us as we celebrate 120 years with this special package including valet parking and your choice of one of the following inclusions:

A three course dinner for two in Lemaire, including dinner gratuities

Sunday Champagne Brunch for two (available with Saturday night stay only), including brunch gratuities and a late check-out at 3:00pm

Sparkling wine and strawberries upon arrival, room service full American breakfast for two, breakfast gratuities and a seasonal fresh floral arrangement

Traditional Room: $375
Premier Room: $425
Grand Premier Room: $455

(Taxes are additional.)

Based upon availability and subject to change without notice. Advance reservations are required.

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Savor Richmond Package

Experience for yourself what the buzz is all about and join us for a night, or two or three, to experience Richmond’s diverse and delicious food scene. Package includes:

  • Two Richmond craft beers and Lemaire’s signature pimento cheese delivered upon arrival
  • $50 dining gift card for Lemaire Restaurant at The Jefferson Hotel
  • Traditional Southern breakfast for two in the restaurant, including gratuity
  • A copy of Richmond Magazine's Best 25 Restaurants edition (for planning all your culinary excursions)
  • Complimentary downtown transportation

Traditional Room: $365
Premier Room: $415
Grand Premier Room: $445

(Taxes are additional.)

Guests booking the Savor Richmond Package can purchase additional nights of lodging (no inclusions) at rates as low as $235 per night. Please contact reservations directly at 800-424-8014 to add a second or third night to your experience. The add-a-night offer may not be combined with any other package or rate offering.

Based upon availability and subject to change without notice. Advance reservations are required.

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VALENTINE'S DAY PACKAGE

Valentine's Day is the perfect reason to plan a romantic getaway for you and yours. Package includes one dozen red roses, traditional Southern breakfast for two in the restaurant, breakfast gratuity and valet parking.

Superior Room:  $335
(Taxes are additional)

Package is valid for the evenings of February 6, 7, 8, 13, 14 and 15, 2015 only. Based upon availability and subject to change without notice. Advance reservations are required.

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WINTER BED AND BREAKFAST PACKAGE

Perfect for any occasion, this package includes traditional Southern breakfast for two in the restaurant, breakfast gratuities and valet parking.

Traditional Room: Rates from  $265
(Taxes are additional)

Package available Friday - Monday evenings only from February 20 - March 23, 2015. Based upon availability and subject to change without notice. Advance reservations are required.

All rates are subject to change without notice and are subject to availability.
All packages based upon double occupancy.