Wish we had been able to book a room here the October weekend of a wedding, but the bride wasn't a football fan and was aware that then undefeated West Virginia was playing Texas that Saturday. But we did stop in for drinks after dinner. You'll have to walk through a beautiful 100-year old marbled lobby and walk up a few steps to a large mezzanine lounge. The small circular bar was well staffed with four friendly bartenders. If you've just arrived from a major U.S. city there is no mistaken that you are now in Texas. Mounted on the bars columns are about four to six lamps, but not lamps you would see in a Ritz Carlton, Four Seasons, Marriott or Hilton. No, these lamp shades just a few blocks south of the Texas State Capitol (a must visit) are mounted atop the barrel of a real, long-barreled Colt 45!
- 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