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“Beautiful Hotel in a terrific location” 4 of 5 bubbles
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The Driskill
Ranked #26 of 197 Hotels in Austin
Certificate of Excellence
Kingston, Ontario
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592 reviews
141 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 231 helpful votes
“Beautiful Hotel in a terrific location”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 July 2012

Located at 6th and Brazo, you cannot beat the location if you have either business in downtown or are there for the music scene. It is a relatively short and easy drive from the airport. The hotel itself is stunningly beautiful and very well taken care of. The staff were very friendly and efficient upon check-in. The room was small but you should expect that with a heritige hotel. There were all the amenities, however, and the bathroom was very modern. My only complaint was that the bed was too soft and lumpy. The fitness room is excellent. Each night we walked out of the hotel into the music scene of Austin on 6th St - amazing. Your stay will be an experience.

  • Stayed July 2012, travelled as a couple
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 July 2012

My family (two adults and two kids (19/11)) was visiting Houston, but wanted to jet over to Austin for a quick getaway and chose The Driskill based on its summer 20% discount, reviews on TripAdvisor, and the fact that we like to "go local" whenever possible (food or hotels).

We couldn't have been happier.

Pros:
- Great valet parking
- Great, historic, and grand lobby to welcome you
- Great staff at the front desk
- Great location (able to hit a 6th street pub once kids to bed and able to jog along the water in the morning)
- Someone in the hotel may or may not have expanded the age window for the Buckaroo/Sheriff club, which made my wife and daughters very happy (and kept the hotel very safe)
- Great Illy coffee in the downstairs cafe enabling me to bring lattes to my wife/daughter post-morning run

Cons:
- The door handle to our bathroom broke during our visit. Sometimes this happens in older hotels.

If we ever go back to Austin, I can't imagine staying anywhere else.

  • Stayed July 2012, travelled with family
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Baton Rouge, Louisiana
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 July 2012

This is a very nice hotel. We enjoyed our time there until we found chewed gum between the sheets. It actually was found in the middle of the night when my husband felt something sticky on him. We don't chew gum so it did not come from us. The gum thing kind of put a damper on our experience there - unfortunately.

  • Stayed June 2012
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Austin, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 July 2012

I had my wedding at the Driskill and the staff went above and beyond to make everything go smoothly. My bridesmaids and I booked the Yellow Rose Suite two nights before the wedding and it was fantastic. This hotel is charming and true to old, historical Texas. The Suite was spacious and very accommodating...even had a big three way mirror to help us all get ready, and me into my dress. We also frequently enjoy food and drinks at the Driskill Bar. You will love your stay here! Highly recommend.

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  • Stayed February 2012, travelled with friends
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LH1886, Guest Relations Manager at The Driskill, responded to this review, 23 July 2012
Thank you for your review, I will pass this along to our wedding and catering team! We are honored to be a part of your special wedding day memories.
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 July 2012

If you are looking for the "totally texas" historic experience, this is the hotel for you. We are from Dallas and loved staying at the Driskill. The rooms, service, and atmosphere were exactly what we had hoped for. Copper ceilings and long-horn cattle....what could be better???!!!

  • Stayed July 2012, travelled with family
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, Guest Relations Manager at The Driskill, responded to this review, 13 July 2012
We are so happy to hear that you enjoyed your experience! The property is so rich in history, it's great to see a fellow Texan enjoying the "Texas cattle baron" style.
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Additional Information about The Driskill

Property: The Driskill
Address: 604 Brazos St, Austin, TX 78701
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Region: United States > Texas > Austin
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#12 Luxury Hotel in Austin
#17 Romantic Hotel in Austin
#25 Family Hotel in Austin
#35 Business Hotel in Austin
Price range (per night): ₹ 16,914 - ₹ 40,380
Hotel Class:4 star — The Driskill 4*
Number of rooms: 189
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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