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211 W Austin Street, Jefferson, TX 75657
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The Excelsior House
Ranked #9 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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New Orleans, Louisiana, USA
3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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54 reviews 54 reviews
8 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago

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
1 review
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
21 helpful votes 21 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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49 reviews 49 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
1 review
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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12 reviews 12 reviews
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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Texarkana, TX
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22 reviews 22 reviews
11 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

We made a last minute trip to the Excelsior Hotel last night for a quick getaway. Check in was smooth and the front desk clerk was very cordial. Our room was decorated beautifully, but had a very old, musty smell. I realize this hotel is old, but the carpet was the same carpet from 20 years ago. Our breakfast on... More

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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014

The setting takes you back in time. Peaceful, beautiful, and comfortable. hotel. The room was clean and quiet. The ladies at the front desk were pleasant and helpful. Loved the authentic furniture and decor. Would stay there again.

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

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