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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 #16 of 182 attractions in Austin
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Architectural Buildings, Historic Sites
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24 reviews 24 reviews
6 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

the bar is awesome, gorgeous, relaxing, so Texan, so rich; and then have an exquisite dinner at the wonderful 5 star restaurant,

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Highland Park, Texas
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23 reviews 23 reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW via mobile

We were really excited about our stay at the Driskill even though we were required to pre pay for 3-nights " non - refundable. To my dismay, the parking is very challenging. And we requested a quiet room, due long business days ahead, and confirmed ahead of time, plus read back to me upon check in by the clerk if... More

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Trumbull, Connecticut
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

We spent two nights at the Driskill and had a great stay. The lobbly is gorgeous, and our room was lovely - high ceilings, comfortable bed, not huge by Texas standards but big enough! The staff was attentive, especially Randall in the bar - we stopped by for a cocktail before dinner, he gave us some recommendations for restaurants. We... More

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Senior Contributor
43 reviews 43 reviews
8 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

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
13 reviews 13 reviews
3 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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
23 helpful votes 23 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
22 helpful votes 22 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
43 helpful votes 43 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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