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The Driskill

4.0 of 5 604 Brazos St, Austin, TX 78701
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
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  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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lausanne suisse
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45 reviews 45 reviews
10 hotel reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We expected old, but not old and tired. Common areas are quite nice, rooms are small. We couldn't fit three days worth of clothes for two people into the closet. No where to put suitcases out of the way. The hotel needs an upgrade Management seems to think that friendly = service. It doesn't. We had several minor complaints, but... More

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Granger, Indiana
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27 reviews 27 reviews
9 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This hotel is old and frankly it is not wearing its age very well. The rooms are not comfortable as they are too small and the bathroom is ridiculously small. The part of the hotel I stayed in was serviced by two elevators. Upon my arrival on Wednesday I was informed one was not working and to use the second... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This hotel does not live up to it's reputation. Beautiful lobby, bar and historic feel yes, but for the price you should stay somewhere else. The rooms are the size of a small bedroom. Also, if sleep is important to you do not stay at this hotel. The hotel had maintenance or construction (workers yelling back and forth, drilling, construction... More

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Johns Creek, Georgia
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48 reviews 48 reviews
13 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

I used to be a tour guide of Austin sites and always took my guests to view the venerable Driskill. So when friends asked for me to go with them to Austin and asked where they should stay, I immediately suggested the Driskill. It is a beautiful, old world style hotel, albeit with a western flair. The public areas are... More

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New York City, New York
19 reviews 19 reviews
15 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The Driskill has the feeling of an elegant old west hotel, which it is. It's got the requisite grand lobby, circular staircase and elegant lobby bar, yet it has that welcoming charm that Texas is known for. The staff was friendly and helpful--the front desk gave us good restaurant recommendations and the concierge gave us a great recommendation on where... More

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Naples, Florida
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121 reviews 121 reviews
20 hotel reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

As the taxi turned the corner, I was immediately impressed by the stately elegance of the exterior. Exiting the cab, my eyes were immediately focused on the beautiful leaded glass doors. Once we entered, the lobby continued to overwhelm me. Beautiful flooring and pristine woodwork with elegant light fixtures made me feel like I stepped back in time. Check in... More

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Joe G, Manager at The Driskill, responded to this review

Dear S D, Thank you for writing about your recent experience here. We are very pleased that The Driskill was “charming” and “comfortable” during your stay and visit to Austin. We hope to see you here again soon. Sincerely, Joe G. More

Barcelona, Spain
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a wonderful stay at this great historic hotel. The room was on the small size but it was cozy, the decor was tasteful, and the bed was heavenly. The only downfall to our visit was that on the last day the alarm system was being tested and it kept going off. That was annoying but that probably does... More

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San Antonio, TX
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27 reviews 27 reviews
24 hotel reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

So it's a little bit like cars: like an older Maserati vs a newer Mercedes... depends on your style. This time I chose the Driskill. Let me explain. The hotel is one with history and elegance. Don't get me wrong, the 4 Seasons is elegant, but lacking in the graces of historical beauty. You can see this from the second... More

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Joe G, Manager at The Driskill, responded to this review

Dear RobertRSanAntonio, Thank you for taking the time to write such a great review for us! From the sound of your gracious assessment, I would have to say that the Driskill won you over the competition. Thank you! Please know we look forward to your next trip back. Sincerely, Joe G. More

Great Falls, Virginia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I had always wanted to see Austin and decided to take a side trip from Dallas to see the city. Consulted numerous sites about accommodations and the Driskill came up high on everyone's list. The location was idea. Right in the heart of the city and near by to just about everything. The hotel is old though and could use... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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333 reviews 333 reviews
109 hotel reviews
97 helpful votes 97 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This property just exudes Austin and Texas as a whole. I mean c'mon where else can you sit on your balcony and literally see a man riding a horse right down the street?!?! YUP! We saw that. The lobby area is beautiful. Our check in process was so easy and accomodating thanks to Marcos! The level of service if top... More

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Address: 604 Brazos St, Austin, TX 78701
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Location: United States > Texas > Austin
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — The Driskill 4*
Number of rooms: 189
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