When one thinks of romantic destinations, Washington DC isn't a likely candidate. Paris, New York, or other more glamorous cities are probably more common choices. But when your destination is the historic Jefferson Hotel, Washington DC is an obvious choice for a romantic getaway. With 99 beautifully furnished guest room and suite accommodations that were completely renovated by ForrestPerkins, The Jefferson's known as one of Washington’s finest small hotels. For almost 90 years, this Beaux Arts hotel has hosted travelers near and far, who've reveled in its historical details that reflect the best of European and Washingtonian styles. Keep reading to take a full tour. You and your sweetheart can cozy up in a nook at Plume, the hotel's restaurant, which showcases the creations of award-winning executive chef Damon Gordon or relax with a drink at Quill, the hotel's cocktail bar. Make sure to also treat yourself with a booking at the hotel's spa. Everything from massages to facials and body treatments use herbs and botanicals grown in Monticello's gardens. Other treatments include specialized vinotherapies, which reflect Thomas Jefferson's passion for wine.
The hotel's Jeffersonian influence obviously runs deep, with original Thomas Jefferson-signed documents included in the hotel's decor and a book room filled with leather-bound volumes on Jeffersonian-era subjects. I'm all for including a little history lesson with my travel itinerary, but don't forget to pamper yourself. One way to up your stay's romance factor is by booking the hotel's Room For Romance package. Consider it a must for Valentine's Day travel. Take the full tour below!
Photogrraphy by Stirling Elmendorf