This place is very "rich," but I like the lobby decor more than the room decor. If you grew up loving techno and wondering about vegetarians, this place will make you VERY VERY uncomfortable!!! Everything is made of cows. I tried to like it, but underneath everything I began to feel offended. I couldn't help it, it was just an underlying feeling. There are portraits of all the governors of Texas hanging on one wall in the mezzanine level. I wondered….if there were such a thing as Twitter of Facebook…..would these men have been such "good" men. There's no way to know. I have no idea why I would think such a thing. Maybe I found the place overbearing.
I had a suit there with a jacuzzi. The balcony looks west, and out into a partial view of an alley, and a partial view of Congress and 6th. It was unimpressive. The jacuzzi was old style. And either it was broken, or we just couldn't get it to work properly.
Everything is very "nice," but as I said before, if you've grown up loving a different kind of "nice," this place is VERY uncomfortable.
The service is SUPERB, I mean that in the fullest sense of the word. The food is good. Be careful of the "free" things that you open in the room, they are VERY expensive.
- 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
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