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The Driskill, Austin
(4.4/5 based on 1,100+ reviews on the web)
Designed with a distinct Romanesque-style in 1886, The Driskill is one of the oldest hotels in the country. Built by Jesse Driskill, a cattleman who spent his entire fortune on attempting to build one of the finest hotels in the area, the building is a popular meeting place for prominent lobbyists, legislators, and leaders. Wander inside and experience the lavish interior of the lobby and stop and have a drink at the bar while listening to live music. A visit to The Driskill represents just the start of the adventure when you use our Austin trip generator to plot your vacation.
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TripAdvisor
  • Lovely bar situated downtown. Hotel foyer was stunning as it was Christmas. The bar itself was very well set out and had lots of Texas decor. Happy hour on a Tuesday (5-7pm) had specialty cocktails ha...  more »
  • When you walk into the hotel, it feels grand. The split wooden staircase in the lobby is very inviting and you want to follow it upstairs to see the other part of the hotel. 
  • A wonderful spot full of history to stay or just stop in for lunch...classic and beautiful...and said to be one of Austin's "haunted" locales. Wonderful cuisine and ambience. A must when visiting the ...  more »
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  • Beautiful. Was upgraded to room with a "better view" but it was basically looking out onto an empty wall. Stocked mini bar with snacks. Decent king size bed w standard four pillows. Very enjoyable night overall.
  • Some friends took me to the bar for a drink, it was awesome. We all had the blackberry smash and loved it. Really classy/cozy atmosphere, but very pricey. I suppose that's to be expected at a fancy hotel bar though.
  • The rooms were amazing. Guest services were excellent. The only down fall was the valet services. For such a nice hotel in such a prime location I expected a whole lot better services than I received. All in all, worth it.
  • Dropped in for a few drinks at the Driskill bar and to appreciate the beautiful historic setting. Drink menu has some interesting takes on cocktail classics mostly featuring Texas original spirits. Definitely recommend stopping in for a drink (or few) and taking in the unique decor.
  • Built to be the most luxurious hotel west of the mississippi in the 1880s. It is still fabulous today. Marble, Mosaics, art and service. The lobby bar is one of the best places for sophistication in the city. Good drinks, great service, and usually fabulous music. Also cleanest bathrooms on 6th street. Worth walking through just to see. Even better to relax or hold an event on the 2nd floor. I have never been a guest but I have been told the rooms vary in every way possible. Some rooms are nothing more than glorified closests. others are 7 bedroom suites.