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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 180 attractions in Austin
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Architectural Buildings, Historic Sites
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austin
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39 reviews 39 reviews
5 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

This is a great historical building that is worth a visit if you are already on Congress Ave. It still hums when the Legislature is in town. You can have a drink, or a even cup of tea to rest up before heading out just to pick up the vibe.

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Arlington, Texas
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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

What you must understand about the Driskill is that it was built when travel standards were quite different. By the standards of today, our room was quite tiny, and the bathroom was unremarkable (but clean and well-appointed). The in-room video was fuzzy, but hey, you're not staying at the Driskill to stay in your room, or at least, you shouldn't... More

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Winston Salem, North Carolina
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

Beautiful place, attentive staff. Interesting and comfortable room. There are cheaper places to stay if you just want to sleep but we thoroughly enjoyed the historic setting and the location is perfect to walk all of downtown. One caveat, the 2nd floor suite was beautiful but could be a little noisy right on sixth, just ask at the desk, they... More

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Elk Grove Village, Illinois
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27 reviews 27 reviews
10 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

Stopped into this famous hotel to take some pictures and ended up in the lounge for a drink. They have lots of drink specials and a nice happy hour. A great piano player and nice service.

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Austin, Texas
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52 reviews 52 reviews
19 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

I don't know why there isn't a separate heading for the bar--there should be. While the quality of both the Driskill Grill and 1886 Bakery has varied over time, the bar is always a rock-solid institution. Happy Hour prices are quite reasonable, and there is live music every night. No one has a bad time here.

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Toronto, Canada
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136 reviews 136 reviews
107 attraction reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

The story behind this hotel took us to this place. Kids were ready for a ghost haunt. Nice architectural design and old artifacts still are displaced.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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67 reviews 67 reviews
34 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

Very reasonable prices for such a famous landmark. Great place for a cool drink and a burger to escape from the hot sun for a while.

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Beaumont, Texas
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23 reviews 23 reviews
19 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

I didn't stay at the Driskill but like a lot of people went in to see the lobby. It is beautiful. The Driskill is the oldest hotel in Austin located on Brazos St.

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Shreveport, Louisiana
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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

The hotel has a wonderful, warm ambiance. We went to the bar on the mezzanine, sat at the bar and had drinks and appetizers. The bar was large with lots of wonderful seating couches and easy chairs with coffee and side tables and lots of things to look at. The bartender was very attentive, explained what the liquors in the... More

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Houston, Texas
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9 reviews 9 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

The rooms are small and not having a pool when you are visiting on a 90+degree day is just not right. The décor is nice, but we had two relatives visit the restaurant late in the evening for a to-go order of desert and it appeared they either took it from the trash or combined half orders to one. Then... More

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