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The Driskill

604 Brazos St, Austin, TX 78701
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  • The DriskillPro 2014
    Brent Wistrom
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    5 Jul 06, 2014

    Expensive, fancy, ornate and historic. The Driskill is one of Austin's prize properties, and has housed many a famous guest during SXSW and film festivals. It has hosted presidents. It dates back to 1886, and was the place for a cattle Barron to show off his wealth.

    Recommended for:Local CultureHistory BuffsLuxury Travelers
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    Stephanie Asmus
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    5 Jan 07, 2014

    Beautiful and historic hotel from the 1800's right on Austin's bustling 6th st. The hotel has a very classy bar with live piano music and excellent happy hour deals; as well, they have a delicious full service restaurant.

    Recommended for:History Buffs
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    Ramona Flume
    5 Jun 27, 2014

    A combination of all things Austin, The Driskill is one of downtown's crowned jewels, not only for its historic architecture, but its refined atmosphere and renowned culinary and hospitality services. Rooms and common areas are glamorous and outfitted with antiques and other assorted Texas decor, but the clientele isn't necessary stuffy. The location is only a block away from Sixth Street and the famed nightlife vibe can easily spill into the hotel on busy weekends and annual festivals, like SXSW. The Driskill Grill serves up to-die-for breakfasts and the bar is always a chic place for a pre-dinner cocktail.

    Recommended for:Art & Design LoversHistory BuffsLocal CultureLuxury Travelers
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    Racquel Joseph
    5 Nov 20, 2013

    The Driskill is a smashing balance of luxury and history. A swanky spot right in the middle of the Sixth street action, The Driskill's bar is always a great place to meet people and the breakfast is superb. My favorite part was definitely the unique view out of my room window of rooftop bars and, further out, the Austin skyline.

    Recommended for:Luxury TravelersHistory Buffs
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    Ashleigh Sabold
    5 Feb 20, 2013

    I love this hotel! My corner room was stunning! While they say it is haunted, I did not encounter any ghosts. I thought the service, the bar, and the beauty of the old establishment was just amazing. A true texan feel

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  • The Driskill
    Mmarthie
    4 Feb 05, 2014

    I came here a few years ago and still remember how good the food tasted.

    We had an early dinner and made the reservations the day of. It was a spur of the moment decision to eat here and they accommodated us very well considering it was fourth of July weekend. This place was just down the street from our hotel in downtown Austin and was a quick drive. We parked on the street, which had plenty of space.

    As I entered the hotel, I felt totally underdressed. This place was definitely fine dining status. (Obviously I didn't know that considering we made reservations from our hotel just the day of from a restaurant guide.) Any way, the restaurant is small but gorgeously decorated. It was an anniversary I celebrated with an old flame, and the hostess gave us a nice intimate table in the corner.

    For the first course I had the pistachio scallops. I can honestly say that, that was the best scallop that I have ever eaten ever, just juicy, tasty and simply delicious. (As you can tell, the portions are small there.) For the second course I had the lobster which was magically delicious. And finally for dessert, I had the apple tart. The waitress was so nice that she had the cooks in the back write "Happy Anniversary" on the plate for me.

    Lastly I want to say that the service is remarkable. Attentive and nice enough to cater to any need as you can tell. If you're willing to spend a lot of money for some well made food, you should drop by here!

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    Traci
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    4 Jun 10, 2014

    This hotel is strikingly beautiful. It's right in the middle of the main drag of Austin - and the hotel rooms are as grand as the hotel's common areas. The rooms are also very comfortable!

    The bar in the hotel is an eclectic mix of strange and western decor. The bartender we met was very knowledgeable and even made a "secret" custom drink - I don't remember his name, but apparently he is an Austin institution and has worked there for decades. Chances are he'll be there when you go!

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    Robert Rowe
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    5 Jul 05, 2012

    When here, enjoy Texas style hospitalty & also check out this ceiling centerpiece in the historic lobby of Driskill Hotel!

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    Patrick Keltner
    5 Jul 05, 2012

    Beautiful old hotel. This place is worth stopping by even if you aren't staying here. The art and architecture here is fascinating.

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    Meg Brooker
    4 Nov 20, 2013

    The historic Driskill hotel is a must-visit in Austin, even if you don't stay here. Chock-full of history, as well as ghosts, the concierge told me about mirrors in one of the ballrooms that are made of diamonds and cause your reflection to sparkle. The vintage rooms are really great with stocked bookcases in the hallways lined with ornate-framed paintings. The Texas opulence extends to the cow-hide draped bar furniture and the statuary depicting cowboys wrangling longhorns. 6th Street is the party part of town, so be sure to request a room on the north side of the hotel if you need quiet to sleep.

    Recommended for:History Buffs
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    Mike G
    5 Jul 04, 2012

    Old school classic Austin hotel. If I had a picture in my head of what an upscale classy classic western hotel in the heart of Texas looked like, this would be it. The room was great, and the service was excellent. The bar downstairs was apparently newly renovated as well. So cool! Lots of wood, leather furniture, and obligatory bull horns, but it wasn't nearly as cheesy as that sounds.

    Recommended for:Luxury Travelers
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    Sarah Ivory
    3 Jun 19, 2014

    This place is seriously haunted but worth the experience. It's kind of like staying in a museum, so much history here including ghost sightings etc.

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  • The Driskill
    Broke Girl's Guide
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    5 Jul 04, 2012

    #BeGone

    The Driskill is one of Austin's oldest and most beautiful hotels. Rooms start at $135 a night, and the bar at the convenient downtown location is a known celebrity hotspot.

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    margaux
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    4 Jul 04, 2012

    I stayed here during SXSW and the hotel is beautiful. I love old buildings with history and the Driskill definitely has some. It's also very conveniently located and where all the action is at during the music portion of SXSW.

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  • The Driskill
    Connie Pistilli
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    4 Jul 03, 2012

    The Driskill is an incredible historic hotel right in the heart of downtown Austin. You'll get only the best of Southern hospitality here. The turn down service was also top notch as they laid a yellow rose on my pillow along with a cozy robe on my bed. My room was gorgeous - the 20' ceilings make the room that much more grand, and all the furniture is beautiful. The free WiFi in the entire hotel is a huge plus, and it also has a gym, bar, formal restaurant and a cafe and is conveniently located on lively 6th street, which is where all the live music goes down at night.

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  • The Driskill
    Baxter Jackson
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    3 Oct 16, 2013

    Upscale accommodation in downtown Austin.

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    Michael R
    5 Sep 06, 2013
    Recommended for:History Buffs
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    4 May 13, 2011
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    4 Nov 25, 2012
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    5 Nov 27, 2011
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Description

A landmark in downtown Austin, this legendary hotel was built in 1886 as the showplace for cattle baron Jesse Driskill and has since become synonymous with traditional Texas hospitality. Enjoy convenient access to the best of Austin, from the Texas State Capitol and Austin Convention Center to the city’s world famous 6th Street nightlife scene. The award-winning Driskill Grill tempts visitors with ... read more
delicious food and wine while the hotel’s charming event and meeting spaces have been site of many a historic benchmark and are well equipped to meet all modern day business needs.

Amenities:

  • Business Center
  • Fitness Center
  • Restaurant
  • Room Service
  • Data Ports
  • TV In Room
  • Hair Dryer
  • Air Conditioning
  • Voicemail
  • Electronic Room Keys
  • In-House Bar
  • Video Check Out
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Clothing Iron
  • In-House Dining
  • Wake Up Service
  • Family Rooms
  • Safe
  • Mini Bar In Room

Reviews Summary

Excellent!1060 reviews across the web.

  • Guests say the hotel is perfect for a romantic getaway.
  • Location
    93% enjoyed the restaurants & bars nearby.
  • Service
    92% found the staff to be very friendly.
  • Ambiance
    84% were fond of the entertainment options.
  • Hotel
    83% thought it was clean.
  • Food
    83% found the breakfast to be wonderful.
  • Hotel Building
    72% enjoyed the lobby entrance.

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