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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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SUMMER AT THE JEFFERSON PACKAGE

Join us this summer for some rest, relaxation and fun at Richmond’s iconic landmark hotel. Package includes your choice of accommodations, valet parking and a $50 gift card to use anywhere in the hotel.

Traditional Room: $295
Premier Room: $355
Grand Premier Room $385
(Taxes are additional.)

Package will be offered on a space available basis Sunday, June 28 through Monday, September 7, 2015. Gift card may not be applied towards package rate or pet fees. Early departures will result in a $50 charge per day to the guestroom bill. Advance reservations are required.

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BEAUX ARTS BALL PACKAGE – A HALLOWEEN MASQUERADE

In partnership with Fire, Flour and Fork, a weekend-long culinary festival, the Beaux Arts Balls held at The Jefferson from 1931-1933 will be recreated on the hotel’s 120th anniversary, October 31, 2015 from 8-11pm.  Twelve chefs, including The Jefferson’s own Walter Bundy, Patrick Ehemann and Sara Ayyash, James Beard award winner Mindy Segal of HotChocolate, Aaron Cross of Rancho T, Lisa Donovan of Buttermilk Road, Joy Crump of FOODE and Mercantile, Kevin LaCivita of Pomegranate, James Eckrosh of The Dog & Pig Show and others, will present architecturally-inspired dishes in the hotel’s elegant ballrooms.  This Halloween celebration of food and history would not be complete without a costume contest. Guests are invited to celebrate Virginia’s architecture by masquerading as their favorite landmark building.

Beaux Arts Ball Package includes two tickets to the ball and valet parking.

Grand Premier Room:  $475

(Taxes are additional.)

Guests booking the package can extend their stay the evenings of Friday, October 30 and/or Sunday, November 1 at a special rate of $325 per night, plus tax, to enjoy other Fire, Flour and Fork events.

Package valid for the evening of October 31, 2015 only; subject to availability and to change without notice.  Advance reservations are 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: $435
Grand Premier Room: $465

(Taxes are additional.)

Based upon availability and subject to change without notice. Advance reservations are required. The Champagne Sunday Brunch inclusion is available through November 22, 2015 only.  

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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 pimiento 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: $425
Grand Premier Room: $455

(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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THE RICHMOND PACKAGE – A GRAND CELEBRATION 

This grand package is in celebration of 120 years of history at The Jefferson Hotel but it’s perfect for the milestone celebration of your own.  This very special package includes:

  • Two nights in a newly renovated Richmond Suite
  • Sparkling wine and strawberries upon arrival
  • Room service full American breakfast for two each morning, including breakfast gratuities
  • A three-course dinner for two in Lemaire, including dinner gratuities
  • Valet parking

The price for this two night package is $1500.
(Taxes are additional.)

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

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BED AND BREAKFAST PACKAGE

Fun and flexible, this package includes traditional Southern breakfast for two in the restaurant, breakfast gratuities and valet parking.

Traditional Room: Rates from $275
(Taxes are additional)

Package available Friday - Monday evenings only, based upon availability and subject to change without notice. Advance reservations are required.

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ENGAGEMENT PROPOSAL PACKAGE


Surprise the love of your life with a magical proposal at the iconic Jefferson Hotel.  This package provides all the romantic necessities.  Just add your beautiful ring and heartfelt words for a memory to last a lifetime.  Your package includes:

  • Your choice of luxurious accommodations
  • Sparkling wine, strawberries and one dozen red roses delivered to your guestroom upon arrival
  • Romantic three-course dinner in Lemaire, including gratuities
  • Room service full American breakfast, including gratuities

Grand Premier King Room: $665
Executive Suite: $795
Parlor Suite: $845
Richmond Suite: $945
Ginter Suite: $1745
(Taxes are additional.)

 

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

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HOLIDAY CHAMPAGNE BRUNCH PACKAGE

Celebrate the holidays amid the festive decorations at The Jefferson Hotel and treat yourselves to Richmond's finest Champagne brunch in the morning. Includes Champagne brunch for two, brunch gratuity and valet parking.

Traditional Room: $395
Premier Room: $455
Grand Premier Room: $485
(Taxes are additional.)

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Package is valid the evenings of November 25 & 28, December 5, 12, 19, 24 & 26, 2015 and January 2, 2016.  Subject to availability and 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.