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The Excelsior House

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211 W Austin Street, Jefferson, TX 75657
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Ranked #11 of 27 Jefferson B&B and Inns
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Irving, Texas
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27 reviews 27 reviews
5 hotel reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This hotel is advertised to be the oldest hotel in Texas. It has narrow stairs going to the second floor. The breakfast was good and served at the correct temperature. The lady in the dining room was nice and courteous. It would have been nice to get a cup of coffee during the day.

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Houston, Texas
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47 reviews 47 reviews
19 hotel reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I visited while touring this area of Texas recently, and was impressed with the cleanliness, the courtyard, and the history of this place. Nearby is a restored rail car, lots of antique and curio shops.

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Blanco, Texas
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35 reviews 35 reviews
17 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

We spent one night here on our way home from Arkansas. We did get a great deal with the advertised "Mid-Week Getaway" special ($69, check in after 5 and check out by 9) so that was real nice. However, the password for WiFi in our hotel's area didn't work, and the desk clerk didn't care. His response was that it... More 

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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014

This stay was a return trip as we stayed at the Excelsior House 43 years ago. We spent two nights in the Victorian Room while touring Jefferson and visiting friends. The room was nice, clean and well taken care of. We truly enjoyed the breakfast offered with our room reservation each morning. Our server was very sweet and courteous as... More 

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16 reviews 16 reviews
7 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

Diamond Bessie room. Not a diamond. Owners have let hotel run down. Nice courtyard and very friendly staff but does not make up for dirty window sills, floors , dirty marks on doors , neglected flower beds, etcetera. Wouldn't take much to help this old place out. Heard great reviews on Claiborne B n B and Delta Street Inn .... More 

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Arnhem, The Netherlands
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

Coming from Europe for a road trip through Texas, people told us to go to Jefferson, so we did. Looking for a place to stay we ended up in the Excelsior! What a nice romantic old hotel this is! We could look which room we would like and so we found room 201. We loved it. The people who work... More 

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New Orleans, Louisiana, USA
3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

At the end of a two-month tour, we often just make a pit-stop in some nondescript place with the intent of getting home as quickly as possible. The Excelsior House in Jefferson, Texas, stopped us in our tracks. The historic setting is appealing with just enough modern amenities to make the stay pleasant. We spent the evening wandering through the... More 

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Saint Charles
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80 reviews 80 reviews
15 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

A gift from our daughter and son-in-law, we enjoyed the same hotel visited by Ulysses S Grant and other famous people. We stayed in the Jay Gould Room and enjoyed the antique bed, the ornate wardrobe and rich decor. Breakfast was served on the sunny porch overlooking the courtyard and fountain. What a treat! The wrought iron chairs and glass... More 

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Memphis, Tennessee
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78 reviews 78 reviews
28 hotel reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

If you know my reviews, you know I associate the words "historic hotel" with "mean staircase", but the stairs at this hotel are mild. That's a first for me as a historic hotel frequenter. "Historic" is very applicable to this hotel. They have displays in the lobby of the hotel register books and photos from yesteryear. Very interesting. To be... More 

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Idabel, Oklahoma
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

My husband and I took advantage of the hotel's midweek getaway. The accommodations in this historic hotel were quite comfortable and charming. The staff went above and beyond to meet our every request, even to helping us find access to people in Jefferson who could help with our research project. Breakfast on the sun porch was delicious and relaxing. I... More 

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Address: 211 W Austin Street, Jefferson, TX 75657
Location: United States > Texas > Jefferson
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 13
Also Known As:
The Excelsior House Hotel Jefferson

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