Every inch of this 1923 beaux-arts landmark exudes refined elegance, from the intimate seating areas that take the place of a traditional check-in counter to the delicate blooms and glass atrium at the entryway to Plume, the fine-dining restaurant. (The hotel butlers even keep a supply of belts and dress shoes on hand.) After top hat–clad doormen usher you into the exquisite marble lobby, you'll settle into stylish guest rooms with plush linens, Italian marble walk-in showers, and televisions recessed into the bathroom mirrors; each aims to reflect the hotel's namesake's time in Paris, as well as his Monticello residence. They also feature things that even the inventor Jefferson couldn't have imagined, like free Wi-Fi and domestic calls, and "smart technology" to trigger housekeeping. This stunning hotel is also pet-friendly, and charges no deposit for furry friends, who are welcome in all shapes and sizes. They may even befriend Lord Monticello (aka Monti), a rescue dog that the hotel has adopted as a good-will ambassador, greeting guests as they enter and depart.
Hotel Award Winner | 2013