$169 Avg/night
Rate and special offer based on Check-in: Aug 10, 2014 Check-out: Aug 11, 2014

The Driskill

4 stars
604 Brazos St, Austin, TX 78701
Hotel Overview
Reviewer score
4.4
out of 5
126 reviews
Best stay ever

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

  • DanWebmaster
  • Jun 7, 2014
FANTASTIC LOCATION

Beautiful Victorian hotel at a fantastic location. Walking distance to all of the happening places... See full review

  • Joujou61
  • Feb 3, 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

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

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Hotel Map

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

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 (126)

Ratings and reviews for The Driskill

Overall score

4.5 / 5
5.01.0
28 out of 126
Amenities:
4.6
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
4.7
Room comfort:
4.8
Location:
4.8
Value:
4.4

96% would recommend to a friend.

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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
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of The Driskill

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Momma P'Diddy
Business
Northwest Arkansas
Jun 10, 2014

Awesome Room and Excellent Location

The hotel was beautiful and the staff was very friendly and accommodating. Oh, and the food was excellent too!

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

Business

Review of The Driskill

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
DanWebmaster
Business
Melville NY
Jun 7, 2014

Best stay ever

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

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

Business

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

Parkside is a great spot!

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
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of The Driskill

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
El Cebollo
Business
virginia
Jul 7, 2013

Nice classic hotel

Just the right combination of history with all necessities , comfortable and friendly and a great location.

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

Business

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

Stubb's jalapeno brisket special

Review of The Driskill

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
BrrGrr
Business
Charlottesville, VA
Jan 2, 2013

Great Classic In-Town Stay

The Driskill in Austin is a beautifully modernized classical hotel in the center of downtown Austin near the Capitol. Room and restaurants/bar are first class, and the staff is committed to guest satisfaction. The price is upscale but deservingly so. The hotel also is "green" in that it strives to be energy efficient and to provide wholesome, locally grown foods for those who care about that. Only problem I had is that the front desk was manned by only two people much of the time and at least one. sometimes both, were engaged in phone conversations, so one had to wait there a while.

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

Business

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
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

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
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room 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.

Review of The Driskill

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Photon Warrior
Business
Scottsdale AZ
Aug 4, 2012

Historic elegance

Wonderful experience. I came back with some cool ghost stories for the kids. Will come back and enjoy cocktails in the lounge with some of the most pleasant people in Austin.

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

Business

Review of The Driskill

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
ramtuffcowboy
Business
Seattle,WA
Aug 1, 2012

Nice bldg with historical value, but not best place to stay!

Rooms here can VARY A LOT! Don't expect HUGE luxury, but small and contemporary, even the more expensive "Senate". I complained as my Senate rm was located (1) only, on 3rd floor facing A/C and other utilities on roof. Because of a wedding-party few open rms available. The best feature of this hotel is the bar area just above the main lobby. I visited twice this past yr, and it had been upgraded/changed and is even nicer now. The lobby esp. @ nite is fantastic; sort of a throwback to the "Growing West" and elegant lighting. Breakfast can be difficult for seating, and although there was PLENTY of open tables, refused to seat us w/o waiting. Staff gave some lame excuse, but I felt it was because they were short of help...a "feeling" I got throughout the hotel. I think this hotel is overrated, but a decent stay.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
3
Room comfort:
3
Location:
5
Value:
2
Trip purpose:

Business

Nightlife tip: Short walk from hotel

This hotel is located directly on 6th/Brazos where nightlife is only steps away; funky clubs, food, and out the door on wk ends, horse carriage rides around town (for a fee of course).

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