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Kids have it all at The Jefferson, Washington, D.C. Here are the five best amenities for children:
1. The kids’ room service menu. When ordering food in the room, kids aren't left out at the Forbes Travel Guide Four-Star hotel. The extensive hotel room service menu includes a page devoted to a special children's room service menu for guests younger than 12. While parents nosh on lobster club sandwiches and steak, kids can order from their own special list, including grilled cheese with French fries, peanut butter and jelly with French fries, mini burgers, simple mixed greens salad, penne pasta and roasted chicken with mashed potatoes. The dessert options include a seasonal fruit plate, chilled yogurt with berries and fresh strawberries with whipped cream, as well as sweeter treats like ice cream and cookies and milk.
2. Video-game loans. Kids won't want for entertainment while staying at the Four-Star hotel: Video game systems including PlayStation 3, Nintendo Wii and Xbox 360 are available for loan along with a selection of popular games. Check with the concierge to reserve one.
3. A small gift. Upon arrival at the Washington D.C. hotel, younger kids will be given the gift of The Jefferson's children's program, an age-appropriate amenity that may include a stuffed animal, bathtub toy, sticker or trivia book.
4. Free Wi-Fi. Whether for playing Angry Birds or checking Facebook incessantly, older kids will appreciate the free Wi-Fi offered at the hotel.
5. A room of their own. The Jefferson has 11 sets of connecting guest rooms, allowing parents to keep a close eye while maintaining their privacy. A double-queen room is paired with another connecting double-queen room in two locations in the hotel: rooms 215 and 216, and rooms 315 and 316. One floor up, in rooms 415 and 416, a deluxe double bed room is connected to a deluxe king room. In three locations in the hotel — once each on the second, third and fourth floors — a premier king room is paired with a deluxe king room. In one location, on the third floor, a classic queen room is paired with a deluxe king room, and on the second floor, a classic queen is paired with a premium king. In three pairs in the building — one each on the second, third and fourth floors — a deluxe suite is paired with another deluxe suite.