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The Driskill, Austin

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Architectural Building · Historic Site
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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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  • We were in Austin for a conference and had the pleasure of staying at The Driskill. All the employees were kind and courteous, but I want to give a special shout-out to David from Valet. He went... 
    We were in Austin for a conference and had the pleasure of staying at The Driskill. All the employees were kind and courteous, but I want to give a special shout-out to David from Valet. He went...  more »
  • My first time in Austin was a lil crazy, no one had told me the Streets will be blocked off due to people clubbing on 6th.when I pulled up to the hotel about 11:45pm , I was totally frustrated... 
    My first time in Austin was a lil crazy, no one had told me the Streets will be blocked off due to people clubbing on 6th.when I pulled up to the hotel about 11:45pm , I was totally frustrated...  more »
  • Our stay at the Driskill was part of a yearly trip with our grandsons. Growing up in Austin, we were familiar with the Driskill and knew it would be a unique experience for the boys. IT WAS SO MUCH....  more
    Our stay at the Driskill was part of a yearly trip with our grandsons. Growing up in Austin, we were familiar with the Driskill and knew it would be a unique experience for the boys. IT WAS SO MUCH....  more »
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  • We stayed for one night over memorial day weekend and absolutely loved it! The location is perfect.. right in the heart of downtown and able to walk to anywhere. Every single staff member was amazing. Everyone went above and beyond. The hotel has such an interesting history and there is so much artwork, it feels like a museum. The restaurant and bar all have great food and service. Valet was a little pricey at $55. Would definitely stay again.
  • Absolutely amazing and fantastic. My mom, sister, and I had a lovely stay at the Driskill. From the moment the valet took the car, we were welcomed with kindness (and air conditioning) and they opened the door for us to enter. The hotel had a vintage, Western feel with cow print as a theme of the furniture. The lobby was grand and clean, and the lounge had a beautiful statue of a cowboy and a longhorn head. The elevator was small, but cute, and we got to our room with ease. It was lovely, the beds were so comfortable and it was well decorated. The soap in the shower was amazing and the window had a good view. The barbecue plate was delightful, and the Fourth of July spritzer was good. Make sure you do NOT miss the pretzel or the Texas Shaped waffle!! The bellman carried my luggage for me, and the people at the desk were kind. It was a 11/10 experience and I definitely recommend to anyone in Austin!!
  • The hotel is very nice. The location is near all the night life walking distance. Plenty of restaurants and options. The deluxe room bed was nice, bed very comfortable and ample space. My only reason for knocking it to 4 stars is due to on my 2 night stay my room was never made up. Not sure if this is COVID protocol but it was odd. The other thing that threw me off is they placed a hold on my card for incidentals but the mini fridge was complete empty. Would had been nice to have water and what not. Besides those two things it was a very nice hotel and very dog friendly. Saw plenty of furry companions on premises.
  • Can’t say enough good things about the Driskill. Our son got married there on July 22 of this year and it went off without a hitch. The front desk staff treated us like we owned the place. The rooms are beautiful and comfy (oh and haunted!) the food in The Cafe is amazing! Every detail was taken care of with such warm hospitality. We can’t wait to return to celebrate the kids anniversaries in the years to come. Oh, if you want a spirit filled night, try 436 and 514 😉 👻
  • Jake the Manager did everything he could to make my stay as good as possible. David with the valet was amazing. So kind and efficient. It was not the driskill we are familiar with as staffing shortages have changed the dreamy experience we used to have. Hopefully they will be back to room service and enough restaurant bar staff. Thankful for all the staff and them giving their best to do what they can. ♥️♥️♥️

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