The driskill is a grand dame hotel of the old order....rooms are nicely appointed, however, the location is a bit sketchy. The hotel manager was very nice and accommodating however, there is a person who is the head of loss prevention who is obnoxious. We booked this hotel because they told us they were pet friendly, that we could eat at there coffee shop because it has outdoor seating and we could sit in the lobby with our 9 lb. dog that is absolutely quiet and well behaved. That is what all the front desk people told us however this other individual barred us from premises. In addition there is nowhere outside of the hotel for a dog to do its business. The neighborhood in which this hotel is located is creepy at night.........though we must have seen at least 200 policeman on a Saturday night. There is also nothing around the hotel that is pretty.....just a down town location with night spots for the college age crowds. I hardly slept because of all the police sirens that went on all night long well at least until 4am in the morning. the staff though well meaning are erooneous about their information...i.e..restaurants they recommended were closed The area around the lake is much much nicer....stay at the Hyatt it is cheaper and in a better location....overlooking the lake and near the jogging trails.....
- 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