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The Excelsior House

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04/06/2017 05/06/2017
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Reviewed 30 July 2016

35 years ago I heard about the Excelsior House and knew I wanted to stay there. It was a lovely and very old hotel. However, our bathroom sink would not drain. Also, although there was a new flat screen TV on the wall, the cable TV only included the local stations, none of which were large market stations. The type...

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Austin,tx
Reviewed 29 July 2016

We were looking around at places to stay in Jefferson yesterday afternoon. We stopped by the front desk and casually asked if it was true that Oscar Wilde had stayed at the Excelsior. The desk agent was just too busy to answer with more than "yes." We asked when? He barely looked up from the book he was reading and...

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Reviewed 12 July 2016 via mobile

The hotel is nice and interesting because is Antique, however the room 207 needs repairs, the sink leaking, you can hear the water leak all night long, and is annoying, besides water is wasted, the door handle was loose and could not be closed and have privacy. the price vs quality is very high and expensive. Clean towels and good...

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

Thank you for your review. The maintenance issues that you mentioned above have been resolved.

Reviewed 9 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 3 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 3 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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So glad you enjoyed your stay!

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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So glad you enjoyed your stay!

Reviewed 2 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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  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Free Internet
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  • Free Parking
  • Banquet Room
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: $88 - $169 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — The Excelsior House 3*
Number of rooms: 15
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See which rooms travellers prefer

“Plan to stay for more than a night to really soak in the history.”
  • Rutherford B Hayes room.
PMSUMMER, 30 Apr 2017 | Read review
“lower floor if you are disabled”
chevase1, 2 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Go to the website and decide which special room appeals to you.”
marycathyjoneslmp, 23 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Lady Bird Johnson stayed in Room 214 at one time, perhaps a better room than 201.”
midlothiantexas, 21 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Great views on the balcony, rich with history”
P5808ZVstephaniea, 19 Oct 2016 | Read review
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