I found this hotel on Trip Advisor and, although we usually don't spend quite so much on hotel rooms, we decided to go for it. We stayed for just two nights and enjoyed the hotel immensely! It's so rich in history and the architecture is amazing. Even though we went for a room at the lower end of their price scale, it was beautifully appointed and spacious. We were in the Historic Section of the hotel. Mind you that the New section was added in the 1920s! The hallways leading to the rooms are very wide, supposedly to accommodate women's hoop skirts back in the day.
If you're able to afford it, and you're looking for the ultimate in an old fashioned romantic hotel, this is it! I would go back in a heartbeat!
- 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