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The specialty suites are the best rooms at The Jefferson, Washington, D.C., but the corner versions of the hotel's regular rooms offer light and views for far less money. The three specialty suites are the most expensive rooms at The Jefferson, and with good reason: They're huge, luxurious and elegant from wall to wall.
The spa room at the Forbes Travel Guide Four-Star hotel offers 800 square feet in its king bedroom, parlor space, a powder room and bathroom with steam shower and deep soaking tub. This suite is connected to the adjacent couples’ treatment room, and the two can be rented together — a rejuvenating splurge that includes unlimited spa services for the length of the dual rental.
The other specialty suites are named for Jeffersons: The 1,090-square-foot Martha Jefferson suite with its three balconies and the 1,900-square-foot Thomas Jefferson suite, which is the Four-Star hotel's premier room. It's a top-level space that's bigger than most Washington homes, with a gas fireplace, multiple bathrooms, a study covered in portraits of presidents and other friends of Thomas Jefferson, a huge parlor positioned perfectly to take in the morning light, a separate kitchen and a breathtaking view of the White House and the Washington Monument.
These three suites are (not surprisingly) expensive — the Thomas Jefferson suite will run you $7,000 per night — but for less-expensive, similarly special accommodations, request a guest room with a room number ending in 12 or 03. These corner rooms have a corner of windows that are bathed in light in the mornings, with the southeast-facing 03 rooms offering views down 16th Street NW to the Washington Monument. They may not be palatial suites, but the bed is almost twice the size of Jefferson's bed at Monticello, where he had to fold into the fetal position to sleep. It’s safe to say your stay at the Washington D.C. hotel will be more than fit for a president.