Last weekend, we set off on a much-needed girl’s weekend – kid free. I know I know, you’ll miss those adorable faces, I sure did, but the gorgeous hotel will make up for it, promise. We hope you enjoy this review of The Jefferson Hotel in Richmond, Virginia!
Our home away from home for the two nights we were in town was in the downtown Richmond area. The hotel itself is absolutely gorgeous. Visiting the hotel felt like stepping into a luxury time machine that transported me back to the early 1800s. The opulent statue of Thomas Jefferson greeted me upon arrival as well as the kind and attentive staff.
We stayed in a Grand Premier Guest Room with two queen beds, sitting area, dressing area, and a to-die-for bathroom with dual sinks and an in-mirror TV.
Seriously, I need that bathroom in my life.
The room was spacious, comfortable and well-appointed with everything we could have ever needed. I mean, a mama needs her Nespresso machine, right?
Another bonus was the location. It is in the heart of downtown Richmond, and the complimentary shuttle can take you just about anywhere in the downtown area. The area is packed full with perfect little restaurants and cafes to start your girl’s weekend off right.
No girl’s weekend is complete without a little room service and breakfast in bed. We decided that vacation calories don’t count and went for all the breakfast goodness. Top that off with one of the fluffy robes, and I think I found heaven on earth.
I had no trouble enjoying my toddler-free morning in bed, but Susannah decided to take advantage of the fitness center and indoor pool. To each her own, I guess. Just kidding!
We decided we eventually had to leave the hotel, so we drove over to Agecroft Hall. It is a Tudor mansion right in the middle of Richmond. It is kind of crazy, but T.C. Williams purchased the mansion in the UK, and after a long political debate, disassembled it, and sailed it back to Virginia.
The home and gardens are stunning, and the history is super cool. I highly recommend adding it to your “kid-free” list of things to do in the area.
We ended up checking out the New York Deli for lunch and found ourselves in the midst of another amazing history lesson. Opening in 1929, and in its present location since 1934, the New York Deli is Richmond’s oldest (any maybe yummiest) restaurant.
Be sure to bring a few dollar bills for the 50-year-old, black and white photobooth. It is a great souvenir.
We all had such a great time at The Jefferson Hotel. It is pure luxury and relaxation.
You can learn more about this hotel in downtown Richmond, Virginia, and book a room or two here.
The Jefferson Hotel hosted our stay in exchange for this review. All opinions are my own.