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The Driskill

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Built in 1886 as the showplace of a cattle baron, The Driskill is Austin's original and iconic hotel, and today remains a landmark of legendary Texas hospitality. Located on Sixth Street in the heart of downtown Austin, the charming and historic hotel is conveniently located to all that the city has to offer, including the Texas State Capitol Building, convention center, and Austin's famed 6th Street entertainment district. Known as the "Live Music Capital of the World,®" Austin is home to nearly 200 music venues, many within walking distance of The Driskill hotel.
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Property amenities
Business Centre with Internet Access
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Wheelchair Access
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Room Service
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Dry Cleaning
Meeting Rooms
Laundry Service
Banquet Room
Multilingual Staff
Conference Facilities
Non-Smoking Hotel
Airport Transportation
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Non-Smoking Rooms
Air Conditioning
Family Rooms
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Historic Hotel
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Offers & Announcements:Complimentary Breakfast
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Reviewed yesterday

This hotel is located in downtown Austin parking is by valet only in side of hotel .The staff is friendly rooms nice Forth floor smells of but I think the place is over 100 so doubt that can be fixed . The fitness center has...More

Review collected in partnership with Hyatt Hotels
Date of stay: December 2018
Thank James S
Response from Jasmine B, Guest Relations Manager at The DriskillResponded today

Hello and thank you for sharing your experience with other travelers. We are happy to hear that you enjoyed the location of the hotel, the kindness of our staff and the tchnogym we offer. As a historic hotel we strive to maintain our building to...More

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Reviewed 29 October 2018

If you love history, you MUST make time to visit here! The 1880's architecture, alone, is worth the visit, but once you step inside, you'll realize this fully-functioning hotel is a museum in itself! From the bar lamps made from real boot spurs and 1880's...More

Date of stay: October 2018
Thank Summer K
Reviewed 2 days ago

If you would like to step back in time and enjoy the beautiful architecture of a grand hotel, you will not be disappointed. Christmas season is a wonderful time to visit and enjoy the beautifully decorated lobby. Many venues in downtown Austin are close by...More

Review collected in partnership with Hyatt Hotels
Date of stay: December 2018
Thank dperryaustin
Response from Jasmine B, Guest Relations Manager at The DriskillResponded today

Greetings! Thank you for sharing your kind words about The Driskill Hotel. It is wonderful to hear that you enjoyed the historic charm of the hotel, along with our Christmas decorations. Thank you so much for choosing to stay with us. It would be our...More

Reviewed 2 days ago

We picked The Driskill because of its reputation for being a “traditional and classic” hotel and accepted its daily high rate. The hotel’s interior is classic and traditional, but unfortunately, the atmosphere was far from it. There were numerous parties at various locations within the...More

Date of stay: December 2018
Thank TravelingZoey
Reviewed 3 days ago

Every Christmas for the past 10 years we have gone to the 1886 Bakery with our family and friends for a special treat for Christmas to have lunch. Last year we had the same waiter, Greg. He was not very personable but we thought "oh...More

Date of stay: December 2018
Thank Glenda W
Response from MitchMason, Manager at The DriskillResponded yesterday

Greetings Glenda & Greg! I remember your table vividly and fondly! Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback. I am so sorry to read the feeling you left with despite the amount of time we spent enjoying each other's conversation. I felt...More

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19 February 2018|
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Response from Martha2010 | Reviewed this property |
We were at the bar and people was casual but elegant, not shorts or sandals... kind of like date night - I have to imagine that the restaurant for the hotel would be elegant as well.
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31 July 2017|
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Response from larrymQ4831QA | Reviewed this property |
SoCo (south congress) is 5 blocks from the Driskill, so not too bad if you don't mind the walk. I stayed about a month ago, walked from Driskill to Zilker Park and back, but did it for exercise and put some miles in that... More
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22 June 2017|
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Response from mikel68 | Reviewed this property |
Not sure what this is referencing. I hope you know this was statement you posted was emailed to everyone that stayed at the Driskill in Austin as a question.
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"Pick one away from the elevators . . . very noisy otherwise."
2 days ago
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"Opt for the historic building or a room with a view!"
4 weeks ago
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"Historic section MAY be noisier than new section. New section is more difficult to reach: elevator to..."
3 Oct 2018
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"Rooms on the 6th street corner can be noisy but for me it was fine as I was out until the clubs closed..."
2 Oct 2018
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US$178 - US$464 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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