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The Driskill

604 Brazos St., Austin, TX 78701 (Downtown)
512 474 5911 or 800 252 9367
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Ranked #15 of 182 Attractions in Austin
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Architectural Buildings, Historic Sites
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014 NEW

lobby is fabulous, didn't stay but may next time. Great location near all the action. No idea how much this costs but would be worth it

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Ft Myers, FL
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

The rooms were well decorated, beds were comfy and the bath robes were very nice. We did have to ask for a code pot for our room and it appeared in very short amount of time. The only drawback to the hotel was that the lovely dining room was closed the two evening we were there. The staff and front... More

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Fairhaven, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

The architecture is beautiful on the outside but you really need to check out the lobby and bar. It was pretty amazing. It felt so grand and a little creepy at the same time. We enjoyed checking it out. Don't miss it if you are walking by it.

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Great Barrington, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

Stop by the hotel and walk through the lobby. If you have time, it is worth stopping by the bar for a drink.

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Austin, Texas, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

My wife and I spent our honeymoon and an anniversary here. We stayed in the historic section and I spent a bit extra for a corner balcony room. It was spectacular! We love the classic interior and the bar is a wonderfully quiet reprieve from the much louder, more typical 6th street bar. I have heard reports from others that... More

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Clearwater, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

As were were walking around we saw the Driskill and decided to just stop in at this historic hotel and have a drink in the bar. Very friendly bar tender, enjoyed the whole vibe.

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Dripping Springs, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

This is an incredible piece of architecture right on 6th street in downtown Austin. Walking into it is to turn your clock back 120 years. The lobby is a special place where you are walking through the same space many of the most notable Texas movers and shakers have previously passed. You are caught up in the history of the... More

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Austin, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

Nothing calms your nerves more than a exotic dinner after being scared out of your mind. The Driskill has long been known as a haunted hotel. The people who lived there were significant in the building of Texas.Their stories are colorful. Tours are offered. The restaurant in the hotel has been featured in many magazines throughout the country. This is... More

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Oxford England
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

It's still got that old, quirky feel to it, especially as you walk through the lobby. It's unique. It may have its occasional issues but I don't want a world full of "me too" Hotel Suites. We went for dinner and the live music. The bar on the first floor is a good place to eat. Sadly, the day we... More

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Gaithersburg, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

If you are into architecture and/or history visit this place. As soon as you step inside the lobby, a sense of grandness is inevitable. It has a nice bar area with interesting artifacts decorating. The balconies are big and with enough seating, nice place to relax. At times it can also feel creepy, which adds to the coolness factor.

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