$219 Avg/night
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The Driskill

4 stars
604 Brazos St, Austin, TX 78701
Hotel Overview
Reviewer score
4.4
out of 5
81 reviews
Excellent experience for the single business traveler!

Historic hotel was very well maintained. Staff was friendly & helpful. Food options were delicious... See full review

  • Blessed RE investor
  • Jul 29, 2014
Best stay ever

staff are friendly, professional and spot on... best restaurant and bar in town also... See full review

  • DanWebmaster
  • Jun 7, 2014
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

Hotel Map

30.2681 -97.7417
Nearby airports
Austin Bergstrom Intl Airport, (AUS), 7.00, MI, S;
Area description
City Center

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The Driskill Rooms

Standard
Interior View. 1 King or 2 Queens.

Amenities

  • High-speed internet
  • No smoking rooms/facilities
General
Air conditioned
No smoking rooms/facilities
Pet friendly
24 hour security
Activities
Exercise gym
Jacuzzi
Dining
Bar/Lounge
Continental breakfast
Lounge
Room service
Family plan
Services
Business center
Laundry service
Express check in
Express checkout
Childcare Service
Concierge desk
Laundry/Valet services
ATM/Cash machine
Nursery for children
Security
Wake-up service
Tour desk
Meeting/Banquet facilities
Porters
Doctor on call
Copy service
Currency exchange
Overhead projector
Audio visual equipment
Projector
White board
Conference suite
Computer rental
Internet
High-speed internet
Parking
Parking
Indoor parking
Valet parking
Accessibility
Accessible facilities
Accessible rooms
Accessible parking
Room
Television with cable
Radio
Cordless phone
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
In room movies
Temperature control
Electronic door locks
Iron
Ironing board
Smoke detectors
Sprinklers in rooms
Bath tub
Trouser press

Nearby points of interest

  • 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
  • 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

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. Executive Chef Jonathan Gelman brings
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 le
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

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.

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Guest Reviews (81)

Ratings and reviews for The Driskill

Overall score

4.4 / 5
5.01.0
81 out of 81
Amenities:
4.4
Room cleanliness:
4.7
Hotel staff:
4.5
Room comfort:
4.5
Location:
4.8
Value:
4.1

93% would recommend to a friend.

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Anonymous
Houston, TX
Jul 19, 2010

The good and the bad

Hotel was beautiful and centrally located. Room was VERY small and had no dressing table/dressing area. My fiance had no place to put her dryer/curling iron etc.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
3
Location:
5
Value:
3
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Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Anonymous
Longview Texas
Jun 25, 2010

Driskoll hotel

The hotel sevice was excellent. Our room was small but comfortable and classy. Entertainment is convenient to the hotel as is food. Great experience.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
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Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Anonymous
Omaha, NE
May 15, 2010

Absolutely charming!

Wonderful location in 6th Street location in Austin. Walking distance from wonderful restaurants as well as the Congress Street bridge to watch the 1.5 million bats emerge at sunset. Staff at the hotel from the valet to the bartender to concierge were all very friendly and helpful. I would love to stay here again when I had a few more days to enjoy the Driskill and Austin, too.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

We had dinner in the hotel and everything was delicious!

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Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Anonymous
Delray Beach, FL
May 5, 2010

Wonderful!

I loved this hotel! It is elegant and beautiful, but not pretentious. The breakfasts were great, especially the waffles. I would highly recommend The Driskill if you like an historic and unique ambiance.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
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Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Anonymous
detroit
Apr 4, 2010

Very Nice

Staff is very friendly and helpful. Hotel is very nice. There are leather sofas and chairs everywhere for lounging. In the evening there was live entertainment in the bar area. Very clean. Perfect location on 6th street to walk around, also close enough to walk to commerce bridge to see the bats. Many bars, shops, and restaurants within walking distance.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
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Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Alli Austin lover
Dallas, TX
Mar 16, 2010

Okay

I've stayed at the Driskill before and have usually had excellent experiences. [...] The room was also not ready at the check-in time (which is 4pm, already on the late side for hotel check-in times). My room was not ready until an hours later and I was almost late to the wedding I was attending. Not a pleasant experience.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
3
Room comfort:
3
Location:
4
Value:
3
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Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Anonymous
Houston, TX
Jan 31, 2010

Quick Weekend Getaway

This is definitely one of the best hotels in Texas, if not the US! Highly recommended!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
3
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Review of The Driskill

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
HappyNewYear
Dallas, TX
Jan 3, 2010

Great location

Great hotel to safely enjoy 6th Street and the Warehouse District during major holidays or events. Since it was New Year's, the elevators were clogged and broken at times. The security was on high alert, which made it uncomfortable at times getting to your room.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
4
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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
wine lady
Business
Houston, TX
Oct 12, 2009

Driskill Hotel in Austin

Exceptional service: front desk helpful and friendly, car valet service quick. Bed linens were super: down pillows, faux fur throw, pillow-top mattress, responsive a/c and a ceiling fan. Bathroom was highly functional and toiletries best quality. Room very small, but can be dismissed with the reminder that this is a very old hotel. Even so, it had all the amenities needed, was very comfortable.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
MCA
nyc
Sep 28, 2009

Driskill

This was a perfect place to stay to check out the night life in austin and a UT game. The bar scene is right out the front door, but the hotel was still quiet in the rooms. The bar area is replete with friendly, knowledgeable bartenders, and friendly patrons. The restaurant food, and breakfast scene were terrific. Would absolutely stay here again.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
1
Room cleanliness:
1
Hotel staff:
1
Room comfort:
1
Location:
1
Value:
2
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