Even if you don't stay here you should definitely make it a stop in your travels. The lobby is beautiful but go up the stairs and have a drink at the bar. There are lots of small tables to sit and people watch and they have live music most nights.You feel transported back in time and the rooms reflect that too. We had a very nice balcony room which overlooked 6th st (the main hub of Austin) Lots of dark wood and high ceilings in the older section of the hotel. Unfortunately we did not see any ghosts but maybe next time. The service was awesome everywhere and the staff friendly and helpful. This is a special hotel and worth trying over the other cookie cutter hotels in the area.
- 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