The Driskill

TripExpert Score based on reviews in 17 publications
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17 expert recommendations


Afar Magazine

Austin’s very own grand dame, this landmark hotel opened in 1886 as the city’s first iconic hotel, both a testament to and display of the success of cattle baron Jesse Driskill, who... Full review →

Brave guests might request a room on the reportedly haunted fifth floor.


The piano lounge is a study in cattle-baron cool, with cowhide couches and cowboys-and-indians sculptures.



This grand four-story mansion is an old-world sanctuary set smack in the heart of boisterous Sixth Street.


Condé Nast Traveler 82.9

The very Texan and historic hotel located in the heart of downtown was opened in 1886 by Jesse Lincoln, a wealthy cattle baron whose portrait remains in the lobby. Full review →


DK Eyewitness

The magnificent lobby of this historic hotel, with its marble floors, three-story columns, and stained-glass dome ceiling, exudes luxury and opulence.


Fodor's Tick@2x Choice

Built in 1886 and impeccably restored, the Driskill is a beautiful public space created when people relished mingling in grand settings. Full review →


Frommer's 33

Opened in 1886, the Driskill is Austin's original grand hotel and national historic landmark. It has seen its share of history. Full review →


Gayot 48

The lobby's grandeur, with stately columns towering to a stained glass dome, hints at the opulent accommodations awaiting guests. Full review →



Classically elegant and refined, the Driskill is the grand dame of the Texas capital’s hotel scene. Full review →


Lonely Planet Tick@2x Top Choice

Every city should have a beautiful old historic hotel made out of native stone, preferably built in the late 1800s by a wealthy cattle baron. Full review →


Michelin Guide

Double balconies, arched windows and a hand laid marble lobby floor made downtown Austin's grandest hotel into a frontier palace.


Not For Tourists

Sexy, swanky, if only to have drink at the bar. Full review →


oyster.com 4.0

There's no pool or other on-site amenities besides a nice fitness center and small massage room, but the location in the heart of Austin's famous Sixth Street entertainment district is prime. Full review →


Rough Guide

This handsome and historic downtown hotel is Austin’s swankiest choice, with an opulent marble lobby and updated rooms.

If you can’t afford to stay here, drop by the lobby bar for a mid-afternoon whiskey sour.

The Telegraph 9.0

An historic hotel that recreates the opulence and glamour of a bygone time. The Driskill is a landmark of Texas hospitality. It sets the standard for elegance and, while fully restored... Full review →


Travel + Leisure

Its Romanesque exterior, with arched entrances and brick and limestone from the area, is a distinctive landmark along 6th Street in the heart of Austin’s downtown music and entertainment district. Full review →


Zagat 4.3

"It's like stepping into another era" say guests of this "wonderfully preserved" Downtown "landmark."

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The Driskill

4 Star Hotel driskillhotel.com

604 Brazos St, Austin, TX 78701

Contact (512) 474-5911
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free Internet
  • Room Service
  • Laundry Service
  • Concierge
  • Laundy Room
  • Restaurant
  • Pool
  • Fitness Center
  • Multilingual
  • Business Center
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Conferences
  • Tennis Court

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