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211 W Austin Street, Jefferson, TX 75657
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The Excelsior House
Ranked #10 of 27 Jefferson B&B and Inns
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Rating summary
  • 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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tonijr
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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

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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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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77 reviews 77 reviews
13 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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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69 reviews 69 reviews
27 hotel reviews
36 helpful votes 36 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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Aledo, Texas
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30 reviews 30 reviews
5 hotel reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

While in town this past weekend, we wandered into the lobby to see this very beautiful and historic hotel. The staff were so gracious and friendly. Both Christina and Ellie showed us around and told us about the history of the hotel as we had missed the regular tour. I fell in love and can't wait to come back to... More

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Holly Lake Ranch,TX
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50 reviews 50 reviews
4 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Although this historic old hotel is beginning to show its age, it is well worth a visit. Each room is unique with its own personality and name. First floor rooms are larger and are recommended if you have mobility issues. My wife, grandson (10 yrs) and I booked the Diamond Bessie Suite so grandson could have a bed and TV... More

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Cleveland, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

We've stayed at the excelsior Hotel twice this year. Once in March for a quick anniversary getaway. And again in May for the Civil War reenactment. Both times were very nice. The hotel is old and that is what gives it it's charm. The breakfast on the sun porch is fantastic and would never want to miss it. The hotel... More

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7 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

My daughters and I stayed in the Diamond Bessie suite. It's a really nice room. The private porch made the stay even more enjoyable, and it has a daybed with a trundle so three can sleep there comfortably. The breakfast is a must. Best coffee ever, and the orange blossom biscuits are so delicious. We have also stayed in the... More

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Additional Information about The Excelsior House

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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