We stayed at The Driskill while attending a conference at the convention center which was within walking distance. Most the staff at The Driskill were exceptional and the only thing that could have been done better during our stay was housekeeping. I had to request washcloths, shampoo and conditioner after housekeeping had cleaned the room. The total bill was over $700 for a 3 night stay for a tiny room and a tiny bathroom. The shower was not separate from the rest of the bathroom so I could not use the sink without getting wet while my husband showered. Then we had to use the towels to dry the floor to make the room usable again. The TV in the room had faint lines scrolling on the screen and the Fire Alarm went off in our room for no reason. The hotel fixed the fire alarm quickly and did not care to report the TV issues since we were not there to watch TV. We found the value of the stay to be far below the amount we spent. The hotel also has an odor in the lobby due to its historic nature. I found it unpleasant. I will not be staying again. I would recommend finding a different hotel and just going in for a drink to see this historic building.
- 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