The Jewel of Seguin's Downtown Historic District
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The Historic Magnolia Hotel
Bed & Breakfast
Built in 1840 by Seguin's Co-Founder and original Texas Ranger James Campbell
The Magnolia Hotel was vacant for nearly 20 years when it was listed on "2012 Most Endangered Places in Texas." The building was open to vandals The once vibrant and gorgeous Magnolia Hotel had become Seguin's biggest eyesore and crime problem. Though a restoration effort was considered to be a huge challenge and financial burden for any new owners, the Ghedi's saw the building's beauty and took on the task of bringing it back to life.This once dilapidated structure destine for demolition due to neglect is now considered the "Jewel of Seguin's Downtown Historic District."
The Magnolia Hotel's
fully restored upstairs 5 room single suite
on the second floor consists of
(NOT entire building nor entire second floor):
* 2 separate bedrooms
(1 king size bed & 1 Queen size bed both with ceiling fans)
* living room
(with non-cable TV, a DVD player, spooky DVD's to watch & board games)
* non-cooking kitchen
(Microwave, Mini-Refrigerator, coffee maker and coffee supplies)
* private restroom with a walk in shower
(complimentary toiletries, towels, hair dryer)
* Central AC & Heat controlled by guest.
Would you AND UP TO 3 OTHER GUESTS stay overnight in the
1840's Historic Frontier Magnolia Hotel
If your answer is YES, then continue reading!
As an overnight guest (a total of only 4 guests allowed) in our newly restored single suite/apartment on the second floor you will have full access to 5 rooms (a living room, 2 bedrooms, kitchen and bathroom). These 5 rooms were part of the original 1850 ten room hotel that flourished with guests until 1900. Guests arriving by stagecoach then later by steam engine trains enjoyed a comfortable night's rest in this once thriving hotel.
On the evening of your check-in (4:00PM), you will be provided with a temporary code to open the exterior door leading to the suite's stairway. This exterior doorway is located on S. Crockett St. Just imagine how many thousands of weary travelers crossed this threshold seeking a comfortable night's rest. Once opening the exterior door directly in front of you, you will be see the original 1850's stairs beckoning you to enter. Take note of the row of vintage pictures along the left side of the wall as you walk upwards.
With each step you will be greeted by all the previous owners/guardians of the hotel from Texas Ranger, James Campbell (who was ambushed and brutally murdered by Comanches in 1840), Colonel Thomas Johnston (who died at the hotel 1890), to the current owners, the Ghedi's. Many have said you can actually feel the presence of the previous guardians of the hotel accompanying you up the stairs.
On your right you will see pictures of the hotel as it looked during it's prime with the huge balcony along the front. Midway of the stairs on your right you can actually still see the top of the entrance to the 1847 original Magnolia Hotel below made out of solid limecrete. At the top of the stairs you will then enter another door leading you inside your suite.
The first room of the suite is a large living room (JJ's room). This room was a popular stay for numerous Traveling Salesmen who visited the hotel. To your right is an old-fashioned bedroom with a queen size bed and a few steps more is a charming king size bedroom. To your left is a quaint non-cooking kitchen where then in the left corner of the suite
is a full size bathroom with a shower.
Once you have check-in and unloaded your luggage, head out to the Downtown Historic District's City Park across the street. It is a stunning area of Seguin. There are historic markers, statues, flags, a gorgeous water fountain and always a soft breeze. After dark the city square is filled with music from the Warehouse Bar across the street. That building was once the old hardware store for locals but is now a happening nightclub. After nightfall the park's oaks come alive with thousands of twinkling lights giving you the feel of being in a fairy tale.
Afterwards head back to the Magnolia Hotel's suite. Get into your comfies, turn down the lights and curl up on the living room's vintage fainting lounge with a cup of hot coffee and read the book "Mysteries of the Magnolia Hotel" written by the co-owner of the hotel, Erin O Wallace-Ghedi. Better yet, watch the PBS' documentary (that was filmed at and about the hotel) called "Emma's Little Secret" or the many western movies provided for you. When you wake up there is a coffee maker with all the coffee fixin's waiting for you along with
prepackaged breakfast bars and fruit juice. Be sure to fill out our guests experiences book. We love hearing the stories from our visitors!
207 S. Crockett St, Seguin, Texas 78155