The hotel is great! There are plenty of general reviews describing the wonderful staff, character of the hotel and perfect location. I wanted to give my opinion of the curio rooms. They are described as very small. The price is much less than the standard rooms. I was traveling alone so took a chance. I’m thinking they must mean “small” by Texas standards. The room was fine with a queen bed and end table. Also an oblong table & chair, another large chair big enough to place an open a carry-on bag, TV stand/honor bar and plenty of room to walk around. It was as big as many standard rooms in bigger cities like New York, Chicago. Great architectural features including high ceilings and stain glass window in the bathroom. great for 1 person and probably fine for 2.
The negative points: There wasn’t any real view (faced another building). The bath was very small: tiny corner sink about the size of a watermelon, no counter but a little space on the windowsill where you can place items. The tub/shower combo was too small to stretch out in the tub. However, it was very clean, in good condition and had high end décor like marble tiles. If you don’t mind dealing with the small bath, it’s a great deal. How much time to you plan to spend in the room, let alone the bath, anyway?
- 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