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Reviewed 10 July 2016 via mobile

We stayed in the Parlor. It is a lovely room with a door leading to the courtyard. The king bed is very soft so if you need a firm mattress you might want to try another room, otherwise it is perfect. It is located on the first floor which is convenient since there is no elevator.

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Reviewed 6 July 2016

I love the Excelsior House Hotel! It is so charming. I am so glad history is being preserved. Our room was decorated so cute and the a/c unit took me back to a time when I used to stay with my grandparents. The view from our window was so pretty. Also, everyone one that works there is so nice. We...

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

So glad you enjoyed your stay!

Austin, Texas
Reviewed 4 July 2016

Spotty, unreliable wifi, no fitted bottom sheets on the bed and a noisy early morning environs is offset by spotlessly clean rooms, professional staff, non-stop air conditioning and tasty coffee.  Prices are cheaper during the week - forgo the pricey breakfast and eat down the street at the Bayou Bakery.  The hotel is a genuine slice of Jefferson culture, so...

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Arlington, Texas
Reviewed 4 July 2016 via mobile

The Excelsior House is a historic hotel with a storied past and notable guests such as Presidents Hayes and Grant. It is amazing to see the register pages where the Presidents sign in to the hotel. Seeing President Grant sign in as General Grant certainly revealed the title he was most proud of. The room we had, The Diamond Bessie...

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Nikki E, Manager at The Excelsior House, responded to this review
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Bryan, Texas
Reviewed 3 July 2016 via mobile

Very historic hotel that's been on continuous operation since the 1850s. The rooms are very nice but beware that there is no central air and in the height of the summer the window units can have trouble keeping up with the over 100 degree heat. The staff is very helpful and the plantation breakfast is NOT to be missed -...

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Reviewed 3 July 2016

We enjoyed the stay immensely. My wife fell in love with the Victorian room, which opened to the wonderful courtyard. It was a step back into time; the decor, the lobby filled with history, the elegant breakfast, and within walking distance of the beautiful sites that Jefferson has to offer made a memorable experience worth repeating, and we will. The...

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We are so glad you enjoyed your stay!

Reviewed 27 June 2016

We enjoyed the beautiful furnishings, the pretty courtyard, and the friendly,helpful staff. The Excelsior's location is great---walking distance to eateries, shopping, and museums. We chose the ground floor Blalock Room because it had a king-size bed and claw foot tub. The TV and Wi-Fi worked well, and the room was quiet even though it looked out to the front porch....

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

We are so glad you enjoyed your stay at the historic Excelsior House Hotel. Thank you for your review!

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Reviewed 26 June 2016

This is a very historic hotel in a beautiful East Texas city. The location is perfect being in walking distance of shopping, dining and entertainment. I stayed in the Jay Gould room which is very roomy and appointed with antique furniture. My only complaint is that the wireless didn't work. The breakfast was amazing in the magnificent dining area.

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

Thank you for your comments and I will look into the wireless network issue. We are glad you enjoyed your stay and appreciate your review!

tucson
Reviewed 22 June 2016

Very beautiful place to stay! We loved the LadyBird room and appreciated the fiendly staff. My daughter enjoyed the courtyard and beautiful flowers. I would definately recommend this to anyone looking for a little piece of history, and East Texas charm!

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Reviewed 15 June 2016 via mobile

This is my second stay at The Excelsior and it was as great as the first. Everyone is very warm and friendly and the location is ideal. It's a few minutes walk away from all the charming stores downtown. I only wish we had the breakfast again. Very good, especially the Orange Blossoms. (Orange muffins) I stayed in the Lady...

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Thank you so much for the great view. We look forward to having you back at our historic hotel!

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  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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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. 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: ₹ 4,214 - ₹ 8,103 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — The Excelsior House 3*
Number of rooms: 15
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