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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.
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 →
The magnificent lobby of this historic hotel, with its marble floors, three-story columns, and stained-glass dome ceiling, exudes luxury and opulence.
Built in 1886 and impeccably restored, the Driskill is a beautiful public space created when people relished mingling in grand settings. Full review →
Opened in 1886, the Driskill is Austin's original grand hotel and national historic landmark. It has seen its share of history. Full review →
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 →
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 →
Double balconies, arched windows and a hand laid marble lobby floor made downtown Austin's grandest hotel into a frontier palace.
Sexy, swanky, if only to have drink at the bar. Full review →
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 →
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.
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 →
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 →
"It's like stepping into another era" say guests of this "wonderfully preserved" Downtown "landmark."
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