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The Driskill, Austin

Architectural Building · Historic Site
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. Plan your visit to The Driskill and a wealth of other attractions, well-known and undiscovered, using our Austin tour itinerary builder website.
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  • Beautiful historic property! Immaculately kept..... we stayed in a high floor city view room..... quiet.... comfortable.... slept great.... room had a sink in the bathroom + a separate vanity outside....  more »
  • I have always wanted to stay at this hotel because of its grandeur and beauty, so when the opportunity arose, we jumped at it. The lobby was beautifully decorated for Christmas. The tree was huge and....  more »
  • The husband and I were out and about on our date night. We didn't want to drive home so we decided to stay downtown after drinks and dinner. We were not dissapointed. Its beautiful place. The bed was....  more »
  • Love this hotel. It is near everything, charming and superbly staffed. If you appreciate historical properties over slick and modern, definitely the best hotel to stay at downtown. And the cinnamon roll is an absolute must have. Delicious!
  • Our stay was beyond wonderful. The front desk staff was unbelievably kind and accommodating. Room service and valet were outstanding. The in-hotel cafe was great; my only complaint would be that the service was a little bit inattentive and the prices seemed really high. The food was spectacular, though! We will be staying again!
  • This gorgeous hotel has a warmth and charm that make you feel like you're at a special guest at a world class luxury resort. The staff and management go above and beyond to take care of the guests and have earned my esteem and loyalty. I wish I could give 10 or 11 stars!
  • Hotel full of charm & rich history. Service was good by staff members. Bar was a classic style bar and the restaurant served some good brunch including tasty deserts.
  • Really good ambience/vibe. Good brunch, good Texan vibes and good rooms. Fantastic location, right in the middle of nightlife. 4 stars for absence of pool and somewhat poorly taken care of public spaces. Would definitely stay again.

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