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The Excelsior House

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04/06/2017 05/06/2017
1 room 2 adults 0 children
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Hays County, Texas, United States
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A delightfully restored (maintaining the character) 19th Century hotel furnished with authentic antiques. The rooms were very comfortable, the staff cheerful and accommodating, and the location exhilarating.

Thank PM S
Denton, Texas
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The lobby is a treasure trove of the towns history and history makers. It is located within easy walking to restaurants, the carriage ride, and many shops. The staff is welcoming and will make you feel right at home. I recommend the breakfast! Delicious.

Thank decidedlyteal
Reviewed 14 March 2017

The town of Jefferson was everything I imagined from the pictures. From the antique stores, to the general store, hotels, and restaurants. Quiet, quaint, and wonderful getaway with that tad bit of excitement from the ghost stories and history. Our first night was at the The Excelsior House in the "Jay Gould" room. I love the charm of the hotel...

1Thank Mary C
Reviewed 11 March 2017 via mobile

This is a lovely hotel in Jefferson. The staff is friendly and close to all the great sites to see. Our room was beautiful with a wonderful bathroom. The bed was not very comfortable 😬. The courtyard was beautiful and allowed us to enjoy the beautiful night by the fountain.

Thank Dennis S
Reviewed 3 March 2017 via mobile

This hotel is a gem! My husband and I stayed here for our anniversary weekend. We stayed here because we like staying in historic haunted places. The night was uneventful except for both of us being awakened at the same time by the sound of a hospital gurney?/cart with wheels? going down the hall at 2:30am... but, there are no...

1Thank MarkandMarie F
Reviewed 17 February 2017 via mobile

This hotel has amazing breakfast! To walk through this hotel at night since Jefferson is haunted, will give you good chills. The history that surrounds this hotel is amazing. The travelers from years past are even more amazing that you feel the part. The rooms are very comfortable and the accommodations are exceptional. I will definitely stay here again with...

Thank KrickettAmyMiles
Reviewed 2 January 2017

This hotel was very comfy and vintage. The staff was very friendly and informational. The beds were comfortable too. We stayed early Dec before the crowd came in for the Christmas train activities. The only thing I did not like were the nightly trains that go through there all night long blowing their horns and then the local church bells...

1Thank chevase1
Reviewed 29 December 2016

A small group of us stayed one night at this historic hotel during a motorcycle trip. There is a lot of history in the lobby that is worth exploring. We were greeted by a very nice lady behind the desk. The dining area and porch were used for breakfast. Very elegant. The breakfast is pretty straight forward. If the weather...

1Thank ComingFromTO
Reviewed 27 November 2016 via mobile

We liked staying here at the hotel. Our room was in the historical section of the hotel. We just stayed one night here but the staff was nice . Only issue we had was the mattress was a little old so whenever one of us moved we were almost rolling right off the bed.

1Thank Dsgandlcf
Huntsville, Texas
Reviewed 23 November 2016

We always stay at The Excelsior House when visiting Jefferson. The rooms are comfortable and you can pick your room online if it's available during your travel dates. The website shows the room and give details about the type of bed(s) and the bathrooms. The hotel is well maintained by the Garden Club. The staff is always friendly and are...

1Thank marycathyjoneslmp

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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: $87 - $168 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — The Excelsior House 3*
Number of rooms: 15
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  • Can tickets for local attractions be purchased at the front desk?
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  • At what time does the pool open each day?

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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