We chose The Driskill for the location of reuniting with our newly wedded daughter and her husband over the Thanksgiving Holiday. We had not seen the couple since the wedding in June and we wanted it to be special. The Driskill did not disappoint. You could feel the change from the progressive Austin vibe to an historic feeling of hospitality as we entered the grand entrance. The staff seems to enjoy working there. An almost life size bronze greeted us as we made our way to the Driskill Bar where we found, according to my wife and daughter, the best cosmos they have ever had (I will add next to mine of course). The dark wood paneling, upholstered seating and brass screamed old Texas. The extensive bourbon and scotch selection was impressive. We enjoyed the prix fixe 5 course Thanksgiving Dinner in the Driskill Grill which was world class. The 1886 Cafe & Bakery offers fresh daily pastries that are great but they should rename the cinamon roll a cinamon loaf. We found the Brazos Huevos Rancheros and the the Paris TX, Benedict to be our favorites. The hotel is centrally located to all that is going on and daily live entertainment abounds within the hotel. Look for deals on the Delta Airlines website as well as The Driskill website.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Welcome to The Driskill Hotel. Built in 1886 as the showplace of a cattle baron, The Driskill remains a landmark of legendary Texas hospitality. Located on Sixth Street in the heart of downtown Austin, the luxurious, historic hotel is convenient to all that the city has to offer, including the Texas State Capitol, convention center, opera, symphony, fine dining, shopping, and Austin's 6th Street music scene. Known as the "Live Music Capital of the World,®" Austin is home to nearly 200 music venues, many within walking distance of The Driskill. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- The Driskill Hotel Austin
- Driskill Hotel Austin
- Driskill Austin