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There are many highlights at The Jefferson, Washington, D.C. Here are the five best:
1. Historic touches. The 2009 redesign and re-opening of the Forbes Travel Guide Four-Star hotel was inspired by the life, thoughts and history of Thomas Jefferson, and design touches throughout the hotel reflect this lineage. In the hotel lobby, highlights include a gallery of historical documents bearing Jefferson's signature. Curtains and pillows printed with schematics and images of the president's estate, Monticello, are in the guest rooms. Images of Monticello also adorn the walls of restaurant Plume, on a single piece of silk painted with a Monticello landscape especially for the hotel.
2. Its central location. The Jefferson is just five blocks from the White House and a few more from the National Mall, where you can visit the Lincoln Memorial, the Washington Monument and other memorials. Also on and around the Mall are the museums of the Smithsonian Institution, which are free. A favorite is the Smithsonian National Museum of American History, and The National Museum of African American History and Culture is also inside.
3. Guest room bathrooms. Each bathroom at the Washington D.C. hotel features Italian and Spanish stone countertops. There's also an oversize walk-in shower, fluffy white towels and a pillow-thick white robe. Some rooms also feature extra-deep soaking tubs, and suites feature steam showers. You’ll find Red Flower toiletries made exclusively for The Jefferson, and — perhaps the most interesting feature — a 17-inch television embedded in each bathroom mirror.
4. Free amenities. One of the best things at The Jefferson is what you won't pay for. Wi-Fi is free, as is shoeshine service. Bottled water in your room is gratis, and each guest enjoys a free press of one garment. All these amenities mean you'll have more spending money for the hotel bar and nearby attractions.