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The Excelsior House

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211 W Austin Street, Jefferson, TX 75657
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Atlanta, Georgia
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313 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

i had the good fortune to have booked a room here during the Civil War Days celebration held just down the street. Having the room to come back to during the weekend made the event so much more enjoyable. Thee rooms are lovely with Texas antiques from the 19th century. Bed was surprisingly comfortable. Will come back again next year.

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jgoulds, Front Desk Supervisor at The Excelsior House, responded to this review

We are so happy that you had such a good time staying with us. I hope that we enhanced your experience at the Civil War Symposium. We hope we see you again at the next one! More 

Dallas, Texas
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I had a mini vacation a week ago and I already miss the hotel. I want to visit again and I definitely plan to. Everything was amazing. I'm a 21 year old and I always believed I have an old soul. Walking into the building was like icing on the cake. Seeing all the old antique furnishes and decor was... More 

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jgoulds, Front Desk Supervisor at The Excelsior House, responded to this review

It is so wonderful to see someone of your youthful age so intrigued by our little town. I hope that you were able to get all of your questions answered. Please come join us again when you feel nostalgic for a cozy hotel and a little antique town. Thanks foe all of your kind words. More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We have been staying here for years and it has always been a very pleasant experience. The rooms although small are quite comfortable, very clean, and have everything you would need for a pleasant overnight stay. Jefferson is a quiet little town that closes up shop quite early, but if you want to get away and experience a nostalgic East... More 

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jgoulds, Front Desk Supervisor at The Excelsior House, responded to this review

Thank you for the compliment. Your comments about "yesteryear" is exactly how we hope people feel when they stay with us and in our little town. More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

This place is absolutely beautiful! Based directly in the centre of a small town in Texas. Don't expect the Hilton or the Embassy at this place but hey, I thought it was better than any expensive old hotel. I descend from England so staying in Texas was one of particular surprise in the eyes of my family and friends, but... More 

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jgoulds, Front Desk Supedrvisor at The Excelsior House, responded to this review

Thank you for choosing our hotel. We are very happy that you and your family enjoyed yourselves. We try very hard to make each guest feel welcome. Next time you come this way, please give us a call. More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

Staff was great. The room was very clean & the bed a comfortable. Would definitely stay there again. No elevator and the steps were kind of steep is the only bad point . There is a great place to eat almost directly next door

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jgoulds, Front Desk Supervisor at The Excelsior House, responded to this review

Thank you for all of your kind words. We strive to make every stay pleasant. Please come back and visit any time. More 

Fort Worth, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Jefferson's Excelsior House just has a feel of history. Don't expect the Waldorf or Ritz in this lovely east Texas town. We stayed in the newer section which is not fancy, but comfortable, and hey, who wants to stay in a room with all of the exploring to do. Great breakfast in beautiful dining area, helpful friendly staff, comfy lobby... More 

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jgoulds, Front Desk Supervisor at The Excelsior House, responded to this review

That is exactly what we like to hear. Stepping back in time is what our little town is about. We want you to feel comfortable with us like visiting family. Our goal is to treat everyone with true southern hospitality. Come back and see us soon. More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

Hotel staff were very kind and accomodating. The building was filled with beautiful period pieces and the Dining Room was very beautiful. The room was smaller than I am accostom to but large for the typical historic hotel. Furnishings were very nice and felt very period appropriate. I was a bit suprised that the room was cooled with a window... More 

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jgoulds, Front Desk Supervisor at The Excelsior House, responded to this review

We are so happy that you enjoyed your stay with us and in our little town. We always try to make all of our guests feel at home. We will look forward to your next stay. Again, thank you for your compliments. More 

Austin, Texas
1 review
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

The owners need to invest some cash and TLC into this hotel. It is pretty sad, what this formerly stately hotel has come to. The building itself has charm and character, not to mention its historical significance and great locale in a darling town. But the way the hotel is decorated and being maintained is seriously lacking. We had 2... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

Our room was huge and nicely decorated. The window unit a/c unit left the room only mildly comfortable - can't imagine how hot the room gets in full summer heat. Walking distance to all attractions. Great location and history.

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Argyle, Texas, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

Loved this place! Artifacts all around, worn out threshold as you enter, friendly staff, EXCELLENT bfast, great room (Lady B Johnson) Comfy bed, low shower head, sitting balcony on back for anyone, nice fountain with turtles. A walk to the general store & bar/ restaurant. Brick paved street

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