It's been a while since I stayed at the Driskill (5 years) but it still holds up rather well. To start, the service was very nice. There weren't any problems at check in.
We got a few rooms. The one my parents received was very nice and spacious, and the bed was very comfortable. I watched the UT game in there and got room service. It was nice, but expensive. My room was in the older area of the hotel, and was much smaller and had a bit of wear and tear to it. I did like having a nightlight in that room, though.
I ate in the bar of the Driskill Grill for dinner. What I ordered was the "Honey-Kissed" fried chicken with rosemary salt fries. The chicken was delicious, and so were the fries. I also had a cupcake for dessert, and a cinnamon roll for breakfast. They are very delicious pastries.
The hotel is beautiful. I love the lobby and bar. So much charm.
I would recommend this hotel if you can find a good deal, but see if you can get a room in the main building.
- Also Known As:
- The Driskill Hotel
- The Driskill Hotel Austin
- Driskill Hotel Austin
- Driskill Austin
- 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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