$189 Avg/night
Rate and special offer based on Check-in: May 25, 2015 Check-out: May 26, 2015

The Driskill

4 stars
View map of 604 Brazos St, Austin, TX 78701

Hotel Overview

Reviewer score
4.4
out of 5
90 reviews
Great

Amazing hotel. Loved it all. Right in the midst of Austin, this hotel has a great feel to it and a... See full review

  • Josiah A.
  • May 5, 2015
Center of Everything

I loved being in the heart of downtown and the staff was very helpful. See full review

  • Krystal R.
  • Apr 14, 2015
Historic splendor meets big city entertainment

In the 1886, Jesse Lincoln Driskill, a wealthy cattle baron, businessman and civic leader, built a hotel to rival New York and Chicago. The Driskill remains a landmark of Texas hospitality, impressing visitors with a blend of old and new, antiques and state-of-the-art technology, modern and traditional architecture. Two hotel wings contain 189 rooms with fine antiques, marble from around the world and original oil paintings. This hotel is immediately breathtaking as guests enter the marble-floored lobby under a soaring, stained glass dome.

Highlights
  • Driskill Grill named one of the nation's top 25 hotel restaurants by ZAGAT
  • Complimentary wireless Internet
  • Massage services by appointment
  • Kids amenities
Location

The Driskill is located on 6th Street in downtown Austin.

Rooms

Old and new merge in The Driskill's rooms, with a blend of contemporary and historic art peppering the walls and custom, modern furnishings. Find a Victorian-style settee upholstered with modern graphic fabric and nailhead-trimmed leather furniture, a nod to Texas ranches. Many types of upscale rooms are available.

Features

The 24-hour Driskill Fitness Studio and Spa offers cardio equipment, steam rooms, showers and dressing rooms. Guests may book massage appointments by contacting the concierge.

 

The family-friendly hotel gives children a coloring book and complimentary cookies and milk from the café and bakery. 

 

Complimentary wireless Internet access is available throughout the hotel. The hotel offers valet parking (fees apply).

Dining

Known as Austin's original socializing parlor, the 1886 Cafe & Bakery serves southwestern cuisine for breakfast, lunch, dinner and late-night meals.

 

The Driskill Grill, named one of the nation's top 25 hotel restaurants by ZAGAT, serves farm-to-table cuisine for dinner in an elegant setting. The Driskill Bar's low lighting creates an intimate atmosphere with comfy leather chairs, warm wood and, of course, cowhide.

Transportation
  • Austin Amtrak Station (.9 mi/1.5 km)
  • Austin-Bergstrom International Airport (6 mi/10 km)
Attractions
  • 6th Street entertainment (across the street)
  • Texas State Capitol Building (.3 mi/.6 km)
  • Lady Bird Lake hike and bike trail (.4 mi/.7 km)
  • Bob Bullock Texas History Museum (.8 mi/1.3 km)
Business
  • Business center
  • 18,080 square feet of meeting space
  • Wireless Internet access

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The Driskill Rooms

Deluxe
Cityscape Guest Rooms are appointed with a blend of Historic elegance and contemporary "Austin Edge" with warm, comfortable earth tones and custom modern furnishings to offer a complete Texas lodging experience. Each upscale hotel guestroom is appointed with luxurious bedding, unique artwork, flat screen
Standard
Vintage Guest Rooms are appointed with a blend of Historic elegance and contemporary "Austin Edge" with warm, comfortable earth tones and custom modern furnishings to offer a complete Texas lodging experience. Each upscale hotel guestroom is appointed with luxurious bedding, unique artwork, flat screen p

Amenities

  • High-speed internet
  • Outdoor pool
  • No smoking rooms/facilities
General
Air conditioned
No smoking rooms/facilities
Pet friendly
Elevators
24 hour security
FEMA approved
Activities
Outdoor pool
Fitness center or spa
Fitness Center
Exercise gym
Jacuzzi
Sauna
Golf
Jogging track
Tennis
Boating
Dining
Bar/Lounge
Continental breakfast
Coffee maker in room
Lounge
24 hour room service
Room service
Family plan
Services
24 hour front desk
Business center
Maid service
Laundry service
Express check in
Express checkout
Childcare Service
Concierge desk
Laundry/Valet services
ATM/Cash machine
Nursery for children
Security
Wake-up service
Airline desk
In-Room Safe
Tour desk
Meeting/Banquet facilities
Barber shop
Barber/Beauty shop
Porters
Conference facilities
Copy service
Currency exchange
Overhead projector
Audio visual equipment
Projector
White board
Conference suite
Computer rental
Easel
Internet
High-speed internet
Parking
Parking
Indoor parking
Valet parking
Accessibility
Accessible facilities
Accessible rooms
Accessible parking
Room
Television with cable
Radio
Safe
Phone with speaker
Telephone
AM/FM alarm clock
Desk with lamp
Mini bar
Free newspaper
Heated guest rooms
Hairdryer in room
Outlet adapters
Fire alarm with light
Turndown service
Cribs available
In room movies
Temperature control
Electronic door locks
Iron
Ironing board
Smoke detectors
Sprinklers in rooms
Bath tub

Nearby points of interest

  • 6th Street Entertainment District: 0.1 mi
  • O. Henry Home and Museum: 0.2 mi
  • St. Marys Cathedral: 0.3 mi
  • Austin City Limits Live: 0.3 mi
  • Austin's Children Museum: 0.3 mi
  • Austin Convention Center: 0.3 mi
  • Texas State Capitol: 0.5 mi
  • Bob Bullock Texas State History Museum: 0.8 mi
  • Frank Erwin Center: 0.9 mi
  • The Blanton Museum of Art: 0.9 mi
  • Zach Theater: 1.1 mi
  • Darrell K Royal - Texas Memorial Stadium: 1.2 mi
  • University of Texas at Austin: 1.3 mi
  • Texas Memorial Museum: 1.4 mi
  • LBJ Presidential Library: 1.4 mi
  • 6th Street Entertainment District: 0.1 mi
  • O. Henry Home and Museum: 0.2 mi
  • St. Marys Cathedral: 0.3 mi
  • Austin City Limits Live: 0.3 mi
  • Austin's Children Museum: 0.3 mi
  • Austin Convention Center: 0.3 mi
  • Texas State Capitol: 0.5 mi
  • Bob Bullock Texas State History Museum: 0.8 mi
  • Frank Erwin Center: 0.9 mi
  • The Blanton Museum of Art: 0.9 mi
  • Zach Theater: 1.1 mi
  • Darrell K Royal - Texas Memorial Stadium: 1.2 mi
  • University of Texas at Austin: 1.3 mi
  • Texas Memorial Museum: 1.4 mi
  • LBJ Presidential Library: 1.4 mi
  • Umlauf Sculpture Garden: 1.5 mi
  • Zilker Metropolitan Park: 1.7 mi
  • Barton Springs Pool: 1.8 mi
  • Town Lake Hike and Bike Trail: 1.8 mi
  • Zilker Botanical Garden: 1.8 mi
  • Town Lake: 2 mi
  • Austin Nature and Science Center: 2 mi
  • Elisabet Ney Museum: 2.8 mi
  • One World Theater: 3.2 mi
  • Texas Military Forces Museum: 3.3 mi
  • Mayfield Park Cottage: 3.5 mi
  • Mount Bonnell: 4.3 mi
  • McKinney Falls State Park: 6.2 mi
  • Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center: 9.7 mi
  • Circuit of the Americas: 11.1 mi
  • Austin Zoo: 11.7 mi
  • Westcave Preserve: 24.4 mi

Dining

1886 Cafe and Bakery
The cafe at the busy corner of Sixth and Brazos streets remains the social gathering place for locals and out-of-town guests alike looking for delicious, regional American foods that combine time-honored Texas comfort foods and contemporary fare with the innovative flair of the talented chefs. Austin's f
Driskill Grill
Repeatedly ranked the number one restaurant in Austin, the four-diamond Driskill Grill invites diners to feast on an ever-changing array of innovative and impeccably prepared fare in the most elegant of surroundings. Repeatedly ranked the number one restaurant in Austin, the four-diamond Driskill Grill i
Driskill Bar
Providing ample opportunities for convivial conversation, The Driskill Bar offers a unique collection of quiet nooks, intimate seating areas, private groupings of period furnishings and generous spaces. Patrons enjoy a relaxed atmosphere of overstuffed leather sofas, bracing spirits, fine wines and good

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
03:00 PM
Check-out:
12:00 PM

Terms and conditions

Rates quoted in currencies other than the hotel's base currency are subject to the rate of the international exchange. Rate may change throughout stay. Rate may reflect average nightly rate. Extra charges may apply. Incidental charges, such as room service, are not included in the rate.

The amenities and/or facilities may not be located at the hotel, but within a reasonable distance, and additional charges may apply for use.

Ratings and reviews for The Driskill

Overall score

4.4 / 5
5.01.0
90 out of 90
Amenities:
4.4
Cleanliness:
4.7
Hotel staff:
4.5
Comfort:
4.5
Location:
4.8
Value:
4.1

93% would recommend to a friend.

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Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Courto
Fort Worth, TX
Apr 5, 2013

Awesome!

This hotel was amazing from the staff to the location to the room. Overall excellent stay!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
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Review of The Driskill

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Josiah A.
Business
N/A
May 5, 2015

Great

Amazing hotel. Loved it all. Right in the midst of Austin, this hotel has a great feel to it and a very comfortable bed. Booked it right after SXSW and got a killer deal. The shampoos and soaps were some of the best I've ever used in a hotel. The location allows you to go anywhere in Austin and the hotel itself is gorgeous. Loved it!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

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Review of The Driskill

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Krystal R.
Business
Austin
Apr 14, 2015

Center of Everything

I loved being in the heart of downtown and the staff was very helpful.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

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Review of The Driskill

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
fat pappy
Business
N/A
Apr 10, 2015

Super!

Near the fun. Great staff and bartenders. Fun decor. Really made my first visit to Austin memorable and delightful. No disappointing elements.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

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Review of The Driskill

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Donald P.
Business
Waldorf
Mar 15, 2015

Make sure you review your bill

Review you bill after you get home, I was told at check out I had no outstanding charges, however I was charged for the mini-bar, and I did not even accept the key to open it from checkout.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

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Review of The Driskill

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Purpel
Business
Spicewood
Feb 21, 2015

Great Anniversary Get Awa

The hotel staff was awesome, and gave us a complementary bar tab of 2 drinks each for our anniversary celebration start. Nice touch!! Was a great 35th!!!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

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Review of The Driskill

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Ron M.
Business
Dickinson
Jan 7, 2015

Great service all around. Very well kept historic hotel.

I was on a business trip to Austin. The employees are very helpful. When asking for directions they don't just tell you where to go they walk you there! The rooms are clean (small but, it is an old hotel) and well maintained.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

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Review of The Driskill

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
carlvalier
Business
denver, co
Dec 3, 2014

Great hotel in heart of austin

very nice hotel right on 6th street in the middle of everything.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

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Review of The Driskill

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Blessed RE investor
Business
Arcadia, CA
Jul 29, 2014

Excellent experience for the single business traveler!

Historic hotel was very well maintained. Staff was friendly & helpful. Food options were delicious w/variety. Location was ideal!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Money-saving tip: In Hotel

Request in-room coffee at time of arrival for duration of stay!

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
FrenchieFromCo
Business
Denver
Jul 25, 2014

Cool -but humide- stay in Austin!

What a beautiful place! We were in town for less than 48 hours for business so we couldn't take time to explore all the treasures this hotel offers. Our room was great and very spacious, staff very nice and friendly but maybe it's because I'm so used to Colorado dryness, I had issues with the old musty smell in the hotel and in our room in particular. Beside that, the location is perfect for business and leisure. Very central and so close to the 6th.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

Parkside restaurant has delicious food and stays open until midnight.

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Review of The Driskill

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
litetraveler276
Business
Washington, D.C.
Jul 18, 2014

Historic Texas Decadence

The location is in downtown Austin and it's really easy to get to from the airport. The staff was excellent. My room was super clean. I have no idea about the value though because Orb!tz has yet to send me the itemized receipt that I requested a week ago...

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

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