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The Driskill

Travelzoo Staff

Why We Love This Hotel

  • 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


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.

Rooms & Rates

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  • Bar
  • Gym / fitness center
  • 100% smoke-free


  • 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

  • Coffee / tea-making facilities
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Mini bar
  • Pay-per-view / movies on demand
  • Safe
  • Flatscreen TV
  • iPod/iPhone docking station


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


  • Bathrobes
  • Hair-dryer
  • Luxury toiletries


  • Valet service (fees apply)


Check-in: Standard Time is 4pm.

Checkout: Standard Time is 11am.

Pets: Pets allowed. Pet maximum weight in kg is 23. Pet maximum weight in lb is 50. Only dogs are allowed. Maximum number of pets per room 1. Only service animals are 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:

Know Before You Go

  • Reservations are required for massage services. Reservations can be made by contacting the hotel prior to arrival, using the contact information on the booking confirmation.
  • 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.

  • Breakfast fee: between USD 4 and USD 24 for adults, USD 4 and USD 8 for children (approximately)
  • Valet parking fee: USD 45 per night (in/out privileges)
  • Pet fee: USD 100 per pet, per stay
  • Early check-in fee: USD 50.00 (subject to availability)
  • Rollaway bed fee: USD 30 per stay

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

Cash not accepted. Debit cards not accepted

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Customer Service available Mon-Sun, 9am-9pm ET

Winner: People's Choice Stevie Awards for Favorite Customer Service

Rates may vary by date, are subject to availability and are not guaranteed until your purchase is complete.

Please note: Some amenities and services may not be available in all rooms or may incur an additional charge. All prices stated have been verified at the time of publication and may vary at the discretion of the hotel.

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