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The special amenities stretch from the curtains to the bed to the bathroom mirror at The Jefferson, Washington, D.C., making for a comfortable, memorable stay. The Jefferson is filled with homages to Thomas Jefferson. In the guest rooms, you'll find curtains and pillows printed with schematics and images of the former president's estate, Monticello. You won't find this fabric at local stores, though: It's been specially licensed to the hotel by Jefferson's estate. In many rooms, the artwork, from the owner's personal collection, is also Jefferson-inspired — above the bed of each suite there's a quote from the president's life.
Your bed is fit for a president, too: In the Forbes Travel Guide Four-Star hotel's most basic room, the classic room, you'll find a queen- or king-size Serta bed topped with four extra-large pillows. And the beds get bigger from there: In premier and deluxe rooms, the beds are custom-made by Serta in a size larger than a California king. The frames, of course, are also custom-made, in dark wood that compliments the grays of the Monticello-printed curtains and the hotel's more than 170 Benjamin Moore paint colors, many of them custom.
There is complimentary water, bottled and sealed onsite in etched glass bottles, and technology features including a standard flat-screen TV in the main area, a Bose Wave radio in each room (tuned to classical music at check-in) and an iPod dock. Press the button by your room's front door to indicate that you don't want to be disturbed (this system also includes a maid service request button and houses a doorbell outside for the hotel staff and other guests to use). Wi-Fi is free, and the desk also includes an Ethernet cord for wired use. If you didn't bring your laptop, the concierge desk can help you procure one, or you can borrow one of the staff's iPad tablets.
Your Washington D.C. hotel bathroom's most interesting feature is inside the mirror: A 17-inch television is embedded in each bathroom mirror, so you can watch the morning news while shaving or hear Jon Stewart weigh in at night. The toiletries (made with organic ingredients) are produced exclusively for the hotel by a company called Red Flower. There's no conditioner, but if you need some, call the concierge desk to have a supply delivered to your room.