Stately building but by no means not up-to-date. Our room was very comfortable and the building itself is very attractive. Located a short walk from the Capitol Building (or whatever they call it) and not terribly far from the University of Texas. Plenty of very good restaurants in easy walking distance. The staff was very accommodating and helpful. If we're ever in Austin again, no doubt about it, THIS is where we're staying.
- 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