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The Excelsior House

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09/04/2017 10/04/2017
1 room 2 adults 0 children
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Reviewed 10 June 2016

You will enjoy your visit at the Excelsior House if you will take the time to read its history first....it makes it a little easier to accept the things that are just to be expected as part of an old, historic building. As a woman and a history major, I enjoyed it more than the rest of my family did...

1Thank GayleTX
Nikki E, General Manager at The Excelsior House, responded to this review

I am glad you enjoyed your stay in our historic hotel. We look forward to having you stay with us again in the future.

Reviewed 1 June 2016

Just what I was looking for in my 'blue highways' tour. Suggest you read the history of the hotel, been in constant operation since 1850. What's remarkable is restoration is a community effort. My room--the May Belle Hale room--was underwritten by her sister. My stay would have been perfect if I had internet.My fault, all I had to do was...

Thank Dennis H
Memphis, Tennessee
Reviewed 30 May 2016 via mobile

What a relaxing stay! We made online reservations with no problems. Check-in was a breeze. We stayed in the Lady Bird room. BEAUTIFUL!!!! I must say, the building is nearly 200 years old and its bones are still strong. Will stay here again! What a relaxing stay! We made online reservations with no problems. Check-in was a breeze. We stayed...

Thank Thumper5239
Abilene, Texas
Reviewed 28 May 2016 via mobile

Me and my sister took a short trip to East Texas and stayed a Sunday and Monday night at the Excelsior House. This hotel as been in existence since 1850. We booked the U.S. Grant room which was very spacious and had two double beds. Keep in mind that the building is old and there is no elevator when packing...

Thank ElizaEats
Bedford, Texas
Reviewed 23 May 2016

You need to know going in it is an "old" hotel. Floors creak, window unit a/c, have to ask for a hair dryer, but the room is comfy and the people are great. Trains can be heard at night but I thought that was some of the things to enjoy. Walking distance to everything. Don't miss out on eating at...

Thank 716David
Reno, United States
Reviewed 11 May 2016

This is our second trip to Jefferson, and our second stay at The Excelsior House. Looking forward to our third stay !! Grand old hotel with a rich history. Very friendly and accommodating staff. we go mid-week for $89.00 and it's well worth it. We stayed in room 103 this trip and will request it again next time. Someone complained...

Thank Robbin B
Dallas, Texas
Reviewed 9 May 2016 via mobile

So the floors are sloped and the upstair balcony is in serious despair, other than that, it was a treat to visit such an old hotel! The shower was hot and the a.c. worked well, linens were clean, a tree in the garden smelled like wet paint? So strange. Plantation breakfast was tasty, but meager. Check it out, it's like...

Thank Rachel H
Reviewed 30 April 2016 via mobile

My husband and I had an overnight stay at the hotel. The night clerk was very friendly. Our room, Hayes room, was beautiful. Breakfast at the Excelsior was awesome: fruit, orange muffins, biscuits, eggs, ham and grits. The courtyard was a nice, relaxing retreat. I great place to relax and get away from it all.

Thank Cindy Y
Nikki E, General Manager at The Excelsior House, responded to this review

So glad you enjoyed your stay!

Reviewed 26 April 2016

My visit to Jefferson was entirely too short! I cannot wait to return for more excellent hospitality at the fabulous Excelsior House and to check out the antique shops, ghost tour and local history. I stayed in the beautiful and comfortable Torrans Room with its gorgeous sleigh bed. What fun it was to sit on the front porch and visit...

Thank Pamela M
Nikki E, General Manager at The Excelsior House, responded to this review

We are so glad you enjoyed your visit to Jefferson and our historic hotel. Come back and visit again soon!

Longview, Texas
Reviewed 25 April 2016

Wonderful plantation breakfast...special treat. Joined my brother to spend the day while he attended a seminar. The hotel is staffed by both hired employees and volunteers from The Garden Club. They were kind enough to allow me to get in the room as early as possible so I would have a place to be while he was in the meeting....

Thank mckinck
Nikki E, General Manager at The Excelsior House, responded to this review

We are so glad to hear you enjoyed your stay and breakfast with us at our historic hotel. Come back for another visit sometime...

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The oldest and most historic Hotel in the entire State of Texas. Currently owned by The Jessie Allen Wise Garden Club. 15 Historic rooms Breakfast served to our guests Tuesday - Sunday. Desk Manager on duty 24 hours a day ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Excelsior House

Address: 211 W Austin Street, Jefferson, TX 75657-2253
Region: United States > Texas > Jefferson
Price Range: €60 - €116 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — The Excelsior House 3*
Number of rooms: 15
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