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The Jefferson Hotel

The Jefferson Hotel welcomes two dogs of any size for an additional fee of $50 per pet, per night. Dogs are permitted to be left in the room unattended. There is a grassy area on site. Sorry, cats are not accepted.
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Room Types
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    • 1 king bed
    • Up to 2 people
    • Pet fee additional
    • 1 king bed
    • Up to 3 people
    • Pet fee additional
    • 2 queen beds
    • Up to 4 people
    • Pet fee additional
    • 1 king bed
    • Up to 2 people
    • Pet fee additional
    • 2 queen beds
    • Up to 4 people
    • Pet fee additional
OUR GUARANTEE: Book a room now! Our canine concierge will make sure you’re assigned a pet-friendly room, so there aren’t any surprises at check-in.


In 1995, The Jefferson celebrated its 100th Anniversary. The public areas reflect turn off the century splendor. Towering faux marble columns, magnificent stained glass, a marble Grand Staircase and a fine Carrara marble statue of Thomas Jefferson reflect yesteryear's attention to design detail.

Health & Safety

Safe Stay: The Jefferson Hotel has enhanced cleaning and safety measures in place. Masks and hand sanitizer are provided to guests, and rooms are disinfected between each stay. Social distancing measures are in place, as well as physical barriers between staff and guests. Hotel staff are required to wear masks.


  • Pet Friendly
  • Fitness Center
  • Internet Available
  • Free WiFi
  • Business Center
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Family Rooms
  • Babysitting Available
  • Air Conditioning
  • Television
  • Restaurant
  • Breakfast Available
  • Spa Services
  • Parking Available
  • Wheelchair Accessible
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Non-Smoking Property


BringFido Guest Rating
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating

The Jefferson Hotel has received a rating of 5.0 out of 5 bones by 24 canine critics on BringFido and 4.5 out of 5 by 1,692 guests on TripAdvisor.

  • Ray
    Jul. 16, 2022
    Loved it

    Great hotel, definitely a 5-bone experience. No Covid excuses. Not a cheap stay but it’s worth the money.

  • Sydney
    Jul. 16, 2022

    We had a great time! Sonny was greeted with treats and poop bags. They included a whole list of available pet options. The room was wonderful and every memetic of the staff was kind and accommodating to us and Sonny. We will definitely be returning!!!!

  • Derek
    May. 30, 2022
    Great Customer Service

    Besides from being a cool historic hotel with beautiful guest rooms, I was most impressed by how helpful and friendly the staff were. We were traveling with a senior dog and their helpfulness made our stay more enjoyable for sure.

  • Tim
    Apr. 16, 2022
    Gorgeous hotel and great greeting for our pup

    Elegant property in a great location. Superb service. Near wonderful walking trails on the river.

    Apr. 16, 2022
    Beautiful hotel

    Very luxurious and great staff.

  • Dale
    Apr. 14, 2022
    Beautiful hotel

    Warm friendly staff, fabulous restaurant and very calm atmosphere that dogs and people can enjoy!

  • Madge
    Sep. 7, 2021
    My favorite hotel, even without a dog

    Wonderful hotel, very dog friendly, huge immaculate rooms with lovely amenities. I’d be happy to stay even without a dog but to be able to enjoy it with my pup is the best!

  • Cate
    Jul. 14, 2021
    Beautiful hotel

    Gorgeous room and hotel! They treated my dog TRex wonderfully!

  • Sarah
    Jul. 7, 2021
    Worth the spoiling

    The people at The Jefferson know how to treat you and your puppies well. It is so nice to feel welcome and to feel they are happy to see your puppy! Everyone was so kind. Only issue was finding a good place to walk.

  • Pamela
    May. 6, 2021
    Great experience

    The Jefferson Hotel could not have been better for our friendly yellow lab. There were plenty of grassy places to walk Plus Room service was excellent.

  • Michael
    Apr. 18, 2021
    Beautiful Hotel!

    We had a great stay at the Jefferson! We were driving through Richmond on a long drive and I was very happy to have found the hotel on BringFido.com. The glowing reviews were spot on! The hotel is gorgeous, the rooms are very spacious, and our large Black Lab was treated like royalty.

  • Randy
    Apr. 8, 2021
    Our dog loved it and so did we!

    Great hotel that's also dog friendly. Also very COVID safe, which we appreciated

  • Michele
    Mar. 9, 2021
    The best of southern hospitality!

    We could not have had a better experience. Everyone so polite, welcoming and the room was beautiful. We were even given a welcome bag for our lab! Highly recommend.

  • Linda
    Jan. 11, 2021
    The Jefferson

    Wonderful service, beautiful hotel and room. Great room service. We will definitely stay again.

  • Sally
    Nov. 30, 2020
    One Pampered Pooch

    Every time we stay at The Jefferson we remark on how incredibly and attentive the service is. Not only do they treat humans with white glove attention but our Declan gets all the best attention he desires. Treats and scented poopy bags at check-in and 5-star canine friendly accommodations.

  • Deborah
    Mar. 31, 2020
    Best 5 star pet friendly hotel.

    What a fabulous hotel and truly pet friendly! The staff was warm and friendly. Rooms were spacious and beautiful. Food from room service was fantastic. Great location in Richmond. We plan to go back. Highly recommend if you are in search of a beautiful, comfortable hotel in Richmond area. Pet friendly is an added bonus! Thank to Jefferson Hotel!

  • Cyn
    Jan. 30, 2020

    Couldn’t have been better

  • Mary
    Sep. 10, 2019

    The hotel is beautiful. The restaurants are great. The pool is great. The gym is good for a hotel gym. Dog walking area is across the street. Many helpful staff around the hotel. Everyone fussed over our dogs and we had a very comfortable stay.

  • Rebecca
    More than a year ago
    I Want To Go Back!!!

    I had some medical procedures that would take an entire day.
    I do not drive in the city, because I have bad depth perception, so my husband drove me in to Richmond, and wherever my husband and I go, our not-so-little Italian Greyhound/Chihuahua mix Biscuit goes as well. That limited my options severely. I also needed a place that provided shuttle service to the hospital so that my husband could relax and only worry about Biscuit. This place fit the bill, even with the bill (you know the one that you pay at check-out). We stayed in (I believe) a grand premier king room, and it was fantastic! The mattress was luxuriously soft, Mama Bear would approve (from Goldilocks and the three bears). We were the first guests to sleep in this particular room since it was renovated! I felt so spoiled! The first night that we spent (we had 2 nights there), the air conditioning system was not working. When I called the following morning, the concierge had a very friendly and knowledgeable man come up and fix it. Also, without our asking, our first night was fully refunded! All over the smallest discomfort! I can't list the ways in which this hotel was beyond any that I had ever stayed in before - you must experience the magic yourself! It's grand, inviting... they make you feel like you are at home, and that you are a billionaire! You simply must stay here if you are looking to get a good tour of Richmond! The shuttle driver is knowledgeable and so is the concierge, and any questions that you want to ask them, they will answer it and make your stay just that much more valuable!

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