Staying at the Driskill is for sure an experience. It is a very old and beautiful hotel with a lot of charm. Although the room was small you could feel the history. The only negative was the room faced another building and was about 6 feet away so there was really no view. There was also construction going on during the day which could be heard but was not too big a deal since I wasn't in the room then and one of the nights I could hear people on the street playing music which was somewhat annoying. I was in a room on the 5th floor.
The elevators are some what of a pain as they are really slow.
Was at the hotel for a conference and they did a very nice job with coffee and pastries in the morning and with the lunch set up.
Location is good, right on 6th street, but if you wander over to congress there are quite a few drug addicts roaming the streets to preferred to get back inside before it got too dark out.
Overall a good experience though.
- 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