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The Driskill - in the Unbound Collection by Hyatt

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Why We Love It

  • This gorgeous, iconic Austin building is steeped in history -- with reported ghost sightings
  • Close to the State Capitol, convention center, Lady Bird Lake and 6th Street music scene
  • The AAA 4-Diamond Driskill Grill serves locally sourced, inventive cuisine
  • President Lyndon B. Johnson awaited news of the 1964 election results from the Jim Hogg Room

"Austin’s swankiest choice" -- Rough Guide

Map & Directions

The Driskill is located in vibrant, central Austin on Brazos Street, a 20-minute drive from the Bergstrom International Airport.

Rooms & Rates

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Overview

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

Amenities

General

  • Bar
  • Restaurant
  • Sauna / Steam Room
  • Pet-friendly
  • 100% smoke-free

Services

  • 24-hour front desk
  • 24-hour room service
  • Concierge service
  • Currency exchange / ATM
  • Express check-in / checkout
  • Laundry / dry cleaning
  • Safe in reception (fees apply)
  • Business center

Room amenities

  • Air-conditioning
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Mini bar
  • Pay-per-view / movies on demand
  • Safe
  • Flatscreen TV
  • iPod/iPhone docking station

Internet

  • Complimentary Wi-Fi in guest rooms
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi in public areas

Bathroom

  • Bathrobes
  • Hair-dryer
  • Luxury toiletries

Parking

  • 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.

Policies

Check-in: Standard Time is 4pm.

Checkout: Standard Time is 11am.

Pets: Pets allowed

Cancellation: 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.

Additional details: Pets allowed Check-in time starts at 4pm Check-out time is 11am

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.

Fees

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
  • Early check-in fee: USD 50.00
  • Rollaway bed fee: USD 30.00 per stay

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

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The room rates listed are for double occupancy per room unless otherwise stated and exclude tax recovery charges and service fees.

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