$179 Avg/night
Rate and special offer based on Check-in: May 17, 2015 Check-out: May 18, 2015

The Driskill

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

Hotel Overview

Reviewer score
4.4
out of 5
88 reviews
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
Super!

Near the fun. Great staff and bartenders. Fun decor. Really made my first visit to Austin memorable... See full review

  • fat pappy
  • Apr 10, 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

Top hotels

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
88 out of 88
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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Review of The Driskill

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Joujou61
Business
Irvine, CA
Feb 3, 2014

FANTASTIC LOCATION

Beautiful Victorian hotel at a fantastic location. Walking distance to all of the happening places in Austin. Comfortable and clean rooms...Look no further, just book this hotel. For people looking for a peace of mind, this hotel had great security also. They confirm if you're a guest of the hotel when you return at night to prevent random drunk party people from bars and pubs entering and disrupting the hotel.

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

Business

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Review of The Driskill

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
tbailey
Business
Fort Worth, TX, USA
Nov 14, 2011

Will be back again and again

The hotel is amazing and the location is perfect to enjoy the fun of 6th St in Austin. The hotel staff were all great and I will be back as a regular each visit to Austin.

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
Andycali6
Business
New York, NY, USA
Nov 30, 2011

The perfect hotel

I felt pampered. It's a really classy, elegant hotel. The decor is beautiful. Great price too.

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

Business

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

Definitely eat at LAMBERTS BBQ, it's wonderful!

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Review of The Driskill

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
MrManTX
Business
San Antonio, TX, USA
Feb 20, 2012

Awesome weekend getaway

The Driskill is above top-notch! If you like history, and want to be close to the fun of Austin's 6th Street.. This is your place!

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

Business

Sightseeing tip: Long walk from hotel

There is so much to see right next to the hotel that people forget about the rest of Austin. Take a long walk, or short drive to South Congress (SOCO). It is well worth it!

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Review of The Driskill

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
College visits mom
Business
Bowlung Green, KY
Jul 5, 2012

Great destination for seeing Austin

This hotel is very luxurious and a GREAT location for seeing Austin. We would definitely stay here again.

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
JessNColby
Business
Dallas, TX
Jul 9, 2012

Beautiful Historic Hotel

We had a great time. Advance warning, the hotel is supposedly haunted.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
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
JMILLA
Business
Seattle
Aug 5, 2012

Spend The Money!

You will not regret stay in here. In the heart of the of it all and the inside of the hotel has heart as well. I did not know Texas was know for there hospitality but I do now.

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

Business

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

Go check out Swifts Attic! Listed as New American but so much more. No item on the menu will fail you but I suggest when it comes to desert ask for the Adult Smoore not listed on the menu.

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Review of The Driskill

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Devin L
Business
Austin, TX
Sep 14, 2012

Yay for Birthdays!

It was exquisite! I've stayed there before and love it. When I saw it was only $128 for a night, I jumped on that deal. When I was checking, I told the lady it was my birthday and she said she could give me a free complimentary upgrade!

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

Business

Nightlife tip: Short walk from hotel

6th street is right there!

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Review of The Driskill

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Elena SQLEvent
Business
Houston, TX
Oct 4, 2012

Great Hotel

It was great staying at this magnificient hotel, great location, staff, breakfast. I'm planning to go back on a leisure trip and definitely stay at the Driskill. thanks so much!

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
Ms. Picky
Business
Orlando, Florida
Dec 2, 2012

Austin Getaway

Wonderful, interesting hotel. Location was perfect. Definetely will stay there again. The staff members were great. We were in Austin to visit our son & had a great time. We are looking forward to a return visit.

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

Business

Shopping tip: Short drive from hotel

SoCo is a great shopping area with a variety of interesting shops. "Uncommon Objects" is a favorite. Home Slice Pizza is a favorite for excellent pizza also in the SoCo area.

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