Steeped in history, The Driskill offers an effective combination of originality, hospitality and an excellent location on 6th Street, right in the heart of Austin's entertainment district.
Originally built in 1886 by Colonel Jesse Driskill, The Driskill has undergone an extensive renovation to bring back its 19th-century glory days. Each room and suite blends contemporary decor with unique historical artwork and comes equipped with luxury linens, terrycloth robes and free Wi-Fi. It's said that Colonel Driskill's ghost has been known to walk the halls, so keep an eye out for him.
The AAA 4-Diamond Driskill Grill was named one of Zagat's Top 25 US Hotel Restaurants in 2011 and dishes up a bounty of locally sourced produce and game. After dinner, grab a drink in the Texas-style Driskill Bar complete with a longhorn mounted above the fireplace, cowhide upholstery, tin ceilings and live music. Then head out to explore Austin's nightlife; the hotel is walking distance of the opera, symphony, and the renowned 6th Street music scene, not to mention more than 200 live music venues.
Be sure to take a wander over to the meeting rooms -- these served as campaign headquarters for former president Lyndon B. Johnson throughout his congressional, and later presidential career. The results of the 1964 presidential election were viewed by Johnson in the Jim Hogg Room.
From the press:
"A distinctive landmark along 6th Street in the heart of Austin’s downtown music and entertainment district" -- Travel + Leisure
"Double balconies, arched windows and a hand laid marble lobby floor made downtown Austin's grandest hotel into a frontier palace" -- Michelin Guide
Infant cots / cribs
Sauna / Steam Room
24-hour front desk
24-hour room service
Currency exchange / ATM
Express check-in / checkout
Laundry / dry cleaning
Safe in reception (fees apply)
Iron and ironing board
Pay-per-view / movies on demand
iPod/iPhone docking station
Complimentary Wi-Fi in guest rooms
Complimentary Wi-Fi in public areas
Valet service (fees apply)
Please note: Some amenities may not be available in all rooms and some amenities or services incur an additional charge and are subject to change. Please check with the hotel directly.
Standard check-in time: 4pm
Standard checkout time: 11am
Cancellation policy & booking conditions vary by 'rate plan'. These will be displayed on the payment page after you have searched for your dates and selected a rate.
Pets allowed Check-in time starts at 4pm Check-out time is 11am
You must present a photo ID when checking in. Your credit card is charged at the time you book. Bed type and smoking preferences are not guaranteed.Your reservation is prepaid and is guaranteed for late arrival. The total charge includes all room charges and taxes, as well as fees for access and booking. Any incidental charges such as parking, phone calls, and room service will be handled directly between you and the property.
Know Before You Go
Children 12 years old and younger stay free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding.
The property has connecting/adjoining rooms, which are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation.
The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.
Valet parking fee: USD 40.00 per night (in/out privileges)
Pet fee: USD 100 per pet, per stay
Late check-out fee: USD 100.00
The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.
The Driskill is located in vibrant, central Austin on Brazos Street, a 20-minute drive from the Bergstrom International Airport.
Rates may vary by date, are subject to availability and are not guaranteed until your purchase is complete.
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