The Jefferson Hotel

101 W Franklin St, Richmond, VA 23220
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A member of Preferred Hotels & Resorts and Historic Hotels of America

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  • "LeMaire has a casual corner now. Same fine..." (2 tips)
  • "... including fish and alligator ponds in the Palm Court until 1948." (3 tips)
  • "In 1956, Elvis kicked off his breakout year with..." (2 tips)
  • RVA Badge

    Alligator statues serve reminders of the alligators that once resided in the Lobby pools. At one time, Richmonders bought baby alligators as pets. When they got too big, they brought them to live here

    RVA Badge · January 31, 2012
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  • ...scott

    Sunday brunch: the best 40 dollars you can spend on a Sunday in #rva

    ...scott · January 16, 2011
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  • Lisa Ann Setchel

    Always beautiful weddings here ! We've done a bunch here.

    Lisa Ann Setchel · July 17, 2010
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  • RTDNews

    TIMES-DISPATCH FACT: Among the hotel’s famous guests have been 12 presidents, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Charlie Chaplin, Ray Charles, Frank Sinatra and Elvis Presley.

    RTDNews · June 3, 2010
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  • Nilly

    The alligators are friendly

    Nilly · July 1, 2012
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  • The History Press

    In 1956, Elvis kicked off his breakout year with incredible shows at the Mosque. But the older patrons of the Jefferson didn't even recognize the still humble young star dining in their midst! Read more

    The History Press · July 25, 2012
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  • Andy B.

    Room service is awesome. Just sayin.

    Andy B. · February 5, 2012
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  • Rick W.

    The Peanut Soup is their thing here. It's better than it sounds.

    Rick W. · October 28, 2010
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  • Kate H.

    they have signed Richmond Rocks books in the gift shop!

    Kate H. · October 15, 2010
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  • Chuck

    I love this place, worked here for a year over 20 yrs ago, what a great experience. great rooms, restaurants and a very friendly, helpful staff. A must stay for anybody visiting Richmond.

    Chuck · December 19, 2010
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  • Margaret T.

    Lamaire... yummy. Chocolate desserts are just deserts!

    Margaret T. · March 18, 2010
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  • PreservationNation

    When The Jefferson reopened in 1907, it was enlarged to feature novel elements, including fish and alligator ponds in the Palm Court until 1948.

    PreservationNation · April 22, 2012
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  • Travis B.

    Great place to work!

    Travis B. · January 16, 2012
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  • Tim H.

    Hang in there, duder.

    Tim H. · December 8, 2011
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  • Lucas H.

    Check out http://www.lemairerestaurant.com/ while you're there! Read more

    Lucas H. · March 30, 2010
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  • Todd B.

    If you want to clear the room, tell folks you're new money! Enjoy!

    Todd B. · January 14, 2010
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  • Christine V.

    Great place!

    Christine V. · July 9, 2013
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  • Andrea W.

    LeMaire has a casual corner now. Same fine dining..the choices are formal or casual.

    Andrea W. · June 23, 2013
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  • Erik N.

    This place is NOT a dump!!!!

    Erik N. · June 15, 2013
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  • Kirk A.

    Great place for a banquet.

    Kirk A. · March 8, 2013
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  • Emily G.

    February 4th 2012. The ring dance to date. U of R traditions. Daisy love

    Emily G. · February 4, 2012
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  • Katie C.

    Chocolate high tea is the best!

    Katie C. · October 16, 2011
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  • LaTonya S.

    An education in southern hospitality.

    LaTonya S. · August 21, 2010
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  • S Craig

    All you can drink champagne brunch. Best $42 ever spent!

    S Craig · 1 week ago
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  • I'esha G.

    Always come correct. Eat a lot and ask for plenty of champagne.

    I'esha G. · February 23
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  • Michael D.

    Beautiful hotel and room. Very comfortable.

    Michael D. · November 29, 2013
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  • Drew C.

    Lemaire is fantastic!

    Drew C. · September 3, 2013
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  • Brian B.

    The nicest hotel in town, it is rumored this is where the coaches and team officials will be staying.

    Brian B. · July 10, 2013
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  • Claudia D.

    The plushest towels and bathrobes ever.

    Claudia D. · June 10, 2013
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  • Eamon R.

    Watch your step. A 19 year old staff member may accuse paying guests of trespassing at any time. Make sure to have your room key on you at all times.

    Eamon R. · February 24, 2013
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  • kristindownie

    simply, the best.

    kristindownie · February 20, 2013
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  • Sara J.

    Sunday brunch.

    Sara J. · February 17, 2013
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  • Elizabeth

    Get a drink.

    Elizabeth · February 9, 2013
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  • Valerie E.

    The drinks are delicious ... And everyone is so kind ... Did you know this used to be an insane asylum back in the day ! Yup

    Valerie E. · October 6, 2012
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  • Monica E.

    Great rooms and amazing venue for a wedding reception!!

    Monica E. · August 5, 2012
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  • Nicole F.

    I travel a lot for my job and this is my favorite hotel, hands down!

    Nicole F. · January 18, 2012
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  • Marc B.

    The only place to stay when you are in Richmond! We are already planning a return trip.

    Marc B. · November 27, 2011
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  • Margaret T.

    Best Chef in Town...

    Margaret T. · November 4, 2011
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  • Liz W.

    Absolutely beautiful. TJ's has the best burgers!!!

    Liz W. · October 9, 2011
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  • Creative Technologist

    Hey Brandcenter recruiters! Welcome to RVA. Oo, the Jefferson. Fancy! Be sure to check out the Creative Technology track at http://www.creative-technologist.com. Read more

    Creative Technologist · April 19, 2010
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  • Brittany C.

    Make reservations (typically a minimum of 2 months in advance) and save room for dessert! Read more

    Brittany C. · January 24, 2010
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