The Driskill Hotel  4 stars

604 Brazos Street, Austin, United States, 78701  show mapSave
From  US$ 254
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Editorial review:

The Driskill Hotel has been frequented by politicians and rich people for over a century. The bar and restaurant are great, but the room quality varies greatly.

Verified Reviews:

  • Valet guys are especially good - Bathroom was gorgeous - Bar in the hotel is very nice
  • Bed was excellent - Staff was professional - A bit hard to get in and out of
  • Room was beautiful - Piano room was a great place
  • Room was nicely sized - Restrooms adjacent to the foyer - Restaurant/bar are the cleanest in the area
  • Comfortable bed - Front desk staff were consistently cheerful - Room was small

Overview

Situated in the centre of Austin and surrounded by business, entertainment and historic sights the five-star Driskill hotel is a luxurious residence within a short stroll from Paramount Theatre, Governor's Mansion, Texas State Capitol, Austin Music Hall, Opera Symphony House, Bob Bullock Texas State History Museum and Blanton Museum of Art.

Originally built in 1886 as the showplace of cattle baron Jesse Driskill the property combines old-world charm with all of today's modern amenities. Designed in elegant classic style the Driskill remains a landmark of Texas hospitality and offers an elite level of luxury and service. The guests will be fascinated with a full-service spa, an indoor swimming pool, a modern fitness centre and a business center with small meeting rooms and high-speed internet access.

All 189 guestrooms with elegant furniture and fabulous views promise complete retreat and unforgettable impressions to leisure guests and offer state-of-the-art office equipment and wireless internet connection to business travelers.

The Driskill hotel’s award-winning on-site restaurant serves a carefully chosen selection of quality specialties along with a wide range of beverages from local and international cuisine.

The hotel is 74km from San Antonio International Airport.

Year renovated   2008.  Number of floors   12.  Number of rooms   188.

hotel The Driskill Hotel Austin location

Distance to:

  • City Center - 200 m
  • Airport: Austin Bergstrom - 10.3km, Georgetown Municipal - 46.1km
  • Train Station: Downtown Station - 400 m, Plaza Saltillo Station - 1.5km
  • Bus stop - 100 m

Rooms

Among the hotel’s 189 guestrooms one can find double rooms with king-size beds, double rooms with queen-size beds, standard queen rooms with two queen-size beds, king suites with king-size beds, executive suites with king-size beds and presidential suites with king-size beds. All the non-smoking guestrooms come with premium bedding, make-up mirrors, designer toiletries, bathrobes, complimentary newspapers, multi-line phones with voice mail, premium cable televisions, video game consoles, air conditioning, mini-bars, ceiling fans, refrigerators and wireless high-speed internet access. Breakfast buffet is included with your booking.

All children under the age of 17 may stay free of charge when using existing bedding. Pets are allowed on request. Cribs and babysitting facilities are available on request.

Dining options

The Driskill Grill is a famous award-winning on-site restaurant which invites the guests to feast on an ever-changing array of innovative and impeccably prepared delicacies from traditional local and international cuisine in the most elegant surrounding. Continental breakfast is served daily from 7am till 10.30am. The lunch is offered every day from noon till 3pm and the dinner – from 5pm till 11pm.

The newly renovated Cafe and Bakery is a lovely dining place which boasts tasty regional American food that combines time-honored Texas comfort and contemporary fare with the innovative ideas. It serves light snacks and a variety of drinks daily from 10am till 11pm.

A full breakfast is served and charges are applicable. 

Work

The Driskill hotel provides excellent conference and meeting facilities for business purposes with its large conference hall and separate small meeting rooms. The conference hall and the meeting rooms feature high-speed internet access and a printer/ photocopier/ scanner/ fax technologies available to visitors 24 hours a day. Wireless internet connection is available in the entire hotel and is free of charge.

Leisure

The hotel’s recreation facilities include an indoor swimming pool, a contemporary fitness center with the most up-to-date equipment and a modern spa and wellness centre with a sauna. The spa provides marvelous massages, aromatherapy procedures, various facial and body treatments.

Facilities

General
  • Parking (fee required)
  • Elevator
  • Pets allowed
  • ATM/Cash machine
  • Luggage storage
  • 24-Hour Front Desk
  • Concierge desk
Internet

Wireless internet is available in public areas and is free of charge

Guest Parking

Private hotel parking is possible on site and the rate is USD 38 per day.

Services
  • Dry cleaning
  • Laundry
  • Wedding Services
Dining facilities
  • Breakfast
  • Continental breakfast
  • Bar
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
Business facilities
  • Wi-Fi Internet
  • Business center
  • Internet Access
  • Computer rental
Meeting facilities
  • Meeting/banquet facilities
Facilities for people with disabilities
  • Rooms/facilities for people with disabilities
  • Wheel chair access
Leisure and relaxation facilities
  • Bicycle rentals
  • Jogging track
  • Health club
  • Exercise gym
  • Fitness center
Room facilities
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Air conditioning
  • Room service
  • Heating
  • In-room safe
  • Ice machine

Policies

Check-In

from  4 pm

Check-Out

until  12 pm

Pets

Pets are allowed on request

Pets are allowed on request

Children and extra beds
  • All children under the age of 17 may stay free of charge when using existing bedding. 
  • One child under the age of 1 may stay for free. 
  • Older children/adults may stay at the price of USD 30.00 per night/person for extra beds. 
  • Maximum capacity of extra beds in a room is 1. 

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Rooms and availability

Among the hotel’s 189 guestrooms one can find double rooms with king-size beds, double rooms with queen-size beds, standard queen rooms with two queen-size beds, king suites with king-size beds, executive suites with king-size beds and presidential suites with king-size beds. All the non-smoking guestrooms come with premium bedding, make-up mirrors, designer toiletries, bathrobes, complimentary newspapers, multi-line phones with voice mail, premium cable televisions, video game consoles, air conditioning, mini-bars, ceiling fans, refrigerators and wireless high-speed internet access. Breakfast buffet is included with your booking.

All children under the age of 17 may stay free of charge when using existing bedding. Pets are allowed on request. Cribs and babysitting facilities are available on request.

Guest Room

Two Queen Size Beds

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    Rose Suite

    King Size Bed

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      Bridal Suite

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        Executive Suite

        King Size Bed

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          Double Room

          1 King or 1 Queen Bed or King Size Bed

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            Junior Suite

            Two Queen Size Beds

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              The Driskill Hotel LocationWhat's nearby

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              What's nearby

              What's nearby.

              Known as the World’s Live Music Capital Austin is home to almost 200 music venues many within walking distance of the Driskill hotel. Austin Convention Centre is situated just 600m away from the residence, Palmer Event Centre - 1.5km, Lyndon Johnson Presidential Library - 2.4km, Austin Children's Museum - 500m, Congress Avenue Bridge - 800m, State Capital - 600m, the Capitol Building - 600m, the Capital Complex Visitors Centre - 500m, Barton Springs Pool - 2.6km, Zilker Park - 2.6km, Zilker Botanical Gardens - 2.6km, Paramount Theatre - 200m, Frank Erwin Centre - 1.4km, the University of Austin - 1.9km, the University of Texas - 1.9km, Congress Avenue Bats – 500m, Lago Vista Golf Course - 3.5km, Austin Museum of Art – 500m and Umlauf Sculpture Garden – 2km away from the accommodation.

              Attractions for Tourists
              Convention Centers
              Monuments and Landmarks
              • Capital Complex Visitors Center
                500 m
              Historical sites
              • Governor's Mansion
                400 m
              Museums
              • Texas Fine Arts Assn
                100 m
              • Texas State History Museum
                200 m
              • Mexic-Arte Museum
                200 m
              • Imax Theatre-Bob Bullock Texas
                200 m
              • O Henry Museum
                300 m
              • Children's Museum
                400 m
              • LA Pena
                400 m
              • Austin Children's Museum
                500 m
              • Texas State Capitol Complex
                500 m
              • Gallery of the Republic
                600 m
              • Austin Symphony Orchestra Soc
                600 m
              • Women's Symphony League-Austin
                600 m
              • French Legation Museum
                900 m
              Universities, Institutes
              • University of Texas System
                200 m
              • Hirschfeld-Moore House
                400 m
              Theaters
              Medical care and Hospitals
              • Healthsouth Rehab Hospital
                800 m
              • Brackenridge Hospital
                1.0km

              Local Attractions

              • The Blanton Museum of Art
                1.5km
                200 E Martin Luther King Jr Blvd at Congress Ave, Austin
              • Butler Pitch and Putt Golf Course
                1.6km
                201 Lee-Barton Drive, Austin
              • Comal Park
                1.6km
                Canyon Lake, TX
              • George Washington Carver Museum
                1.6km
                1165 Angelina St., Austin
              • Peter Pan Mini Golf
                1.7km
                1207 Barton Springs Road Austin, Austin

              Near the hotel

              • The Driskill
                10 m
                604 Brazos St., Austin
              • Austin Visitors Center
                50 m
                Austin, TX
              • Wild About Music
                60 m
                115 East 6th Street, Austin
              • Congress Avenue
                110 m
                Congress Avenue, Austin
              • Paramount Theatre
                180 m
                713 Congress Ave., Austin
              • Longhorn baseball
                190 m
                Austin, TX
              • Mexic-Arte Museum
                200 m
                419 Congress Ave., Austin

              Restaurants Nearby

              • 1886 Cafe & Bakery

                70% likes this, based on 142 reviews
                Food: American, Bakery, Café
                Price Range: USD 33 - USD 82

                10 m
                604 Brazos St

                Phone: 512-391-7066

              • Driskill Hotel Restaurant

                66% likes this, based on 41 reviews
                Food: Continental

                10 m
                604 Brazos Street

                Phone: 512-439-1234

              • Driskill Grill

                80% likes this, based on 73 reviews
                Food: American
                Price Range: USD 32 - USD 51

                40 m
                Driskill Hotel
              • B. D. Riley's Irish Pub

                75% likes this, based on 87 reviews
                Food: American, British, Pub, Irish
                Price Range: USD 10 - USD 21

                60 m
                204 E 6th St.

                Phone: 512-494-1335

              • Eddie V's Edgewater Grille

                72% likes this, based on 386 reviews
                Food: American, Seafood
                Price Range: USD 23 - USD 32

                200 m
                301 E. 5th Street

                Phone: (512) 472-1860

              Getting there.

              The hotel is located in the downtown of Austin, in its business, entertainment and historic area. It is easily accessible from the major city motorways. San Antonio International Airport SAT is situated within 74km from the residence which takes approximately an hour ride. The alternative Bergstrom Airport AUS is about just 10.2km away. The nearest bus stop is only 300m far from the hotel.

              Getting around.

              The hotel is close to the major city highways and motorways. It is located within 74km from San Antonio International Airport SAT. It takes an hour to get there by car. Bergstrom Airport AUS is 10.2km far from the accommodation. Airport transportation is available on request. Public hotel parking is possible on site.

              The Driskill Hotel Reviews

              Guest reviews are submitted by our customers after their stay at The Driskill Hotel

              Average guest rating

              3.9
              out of 5
              Excellent
              Based on 56 reviews

              Rating by category:

              Dining
              4.4
              Location
              4.4
              Rooms
              3.6
              Service
              3.6
              Value
              3.7

              Individual guest reviews

              • Great location close to restaurants and cafe, the young men park cars in the front of the hotel are very accommodating and polite, lobby and the bar are beautiful. Staff is very nice, complimentary internet access is plus.

                The rooms needed an upgrade and the fine dining missed the mark interns of quality for price.

                My rating for the hotel:

                • Average rating
                  4.1
                • Location
                  5
                • Rooms
                  4
                • Service
                  5
                • Value
                  3
              • The driskill staff were very friendly and the location was amazing, the piano room was a great place to hang out for drinks, service there was friendly, fast and professional. The beds and linens were first rate and very comfortable, the food at our meeting was just OK and the conf, the concierge was helpful too.

                The hotel wasn't perfect for my business needs.

                My rating for the hotel:

                • Average rating
                  3.8
                • Location
                  5
                • Rooms
                  4
                • Service
                  3
                • Value
                  4
              • Great food and close proximity to downtown, the hotel is beautiful and historic, staff are friendly and knowledgeable. The rooms are clean.

                Very uncomfortable bed.

                My rating for the hotel:

                • Average rating
                  4.4
                • Location
                  5
                • Rooms
                  4
                • Service
                  5
                • Value
                  5
              • Great location for entertainment and beautiful historic hotel. Awesome lobby, the enthusiastic staff and concierge was very helpful in our planning. The room was spotless, mini bar was stocked, all the lights worked, heat/ac was on the spot, and the bed was way comfy, the service was as good as we remembered in the restaurant.

                My rating for the hotel:

                • Average rating
                  4.5
                • Location
                  4
                • Rooms
                  5
                • Service
                  5
                • Value
                  4
              • The fitness center was wonderful and the room was very clean and the hotel was quiet. The staff were great and the concierge was extremely helpful. Bed was very comfortable, the food was amazingly delicious.

                Beautiful decor not worth the money to stay at thou and the Driskill's bar, near the lobby, isn't bad at all, either. For a lesser price a full one bedroom suite at the peninsula in chicago.

                My rating for the hotel:

                • Average rating
                  4.0
                • Location
                  5
                • Rooms
                  3
                • Service
                  5
                • Value
                  3
                • Dining
                  4
              • Its location is excellent and hotel is beautiful. The interior lobby is magnificent and the staff is great. The rooms have high ceilings and are well appointed.

                Not worth the money, too much furniture and toilet loud. The menu seemed a little skimpy.

                My rating for the hotel:

                • Average rating
                  3.9
                • Location
                  4
                • Rooms
                  4
                • Service
                  3
                • Value
                  3
                • Dining
                  5
              • Within walking distance of some great city spots and location is ideal. Hotel has modern conveinences, the lobby is beautiful and the staff is very friendly, awesome comfy bedding in the room helps you get a good nights sleep after parting 3 am. The bar and lounge are very inviting.

                Street noise woke me up several times during the night and the service at the restaurant on nye left much to be desired.

                My rating for the hotel:

                • Average rating
                  3.7
                • Location
                  4
                • Rooms
                  4
                • Value
                  2
                • Dining
                  4
              • The room was large and overlooked 6th street, location was excellent. The hotel was beautiful, the Christmas decorations were amazing and the staff were very helpful and friendly. The beds were comfortable and restaurant were fantastic. Maids were also wonderful.

                Bad view and not worth the price. The bathroom was very cramped.

                My rating for the hotel:

                • Average rating
                  3.8
                • Location
                  4
                • Rooms
                  3
                • Service
                  5
                • Value
                  2
                • Dining
                  5
              • Restaurant areas are beautiful and the Driskill is a historic hotel in the heart of Downtown Austin. The lobby is spectacular, the staff is awesome and the rooms also have complimentary internet connection. The breakfast is the best.

                I experienced a very unpleasant situation and after 40 minutes of waiting we noticed our keys on the desk. Very poor value, the parking fees were high and the TV cabinet/armoire in the bedroom was broken and had a 15 year old television inside. The pillows were uncomfortable and at that time, the waiter approached us was obviously tired and not interested in hospitality.

                My rating for the hotel:

                • Average rating
                  3.6
                • Location
                  4
                • Rooms
                  4
                • Service
                  4
                • Value
                  3
                • Dining
                  3
              • Of very good quality, wonderful service and the high ceiling of the rooms. The breakfasts were great.

                My rating for the hotel:

                • Average rating
                  4.9
                • Rooms
                  5
                • Service
                  5
                • Value
                  5
              • Clean, beautiful historical hotel and helpful staff. The bed exceedingly comfortable, wonderful Bar and good food. Great local.

                My room was tiny.

                My rating for the hotel:

                • Average rating
                  4.3
                • Rooms
                  3
                • Service
                  4
                • Value
                  5
                • Dining
                  5
              • Good location; near many good restaurants and gorgeous hotel. The staff were excellent and our room were great.

                My rating for the hotel:

                • Average rating
                  4.6
                • Location
                  5
                • Rooms
                  5
                • Service
                  5
                • Value
                  4
              • Location is excellent for downtown entertainment, the Driskill is a lovely old historic hotel in Downtown Austin.

                The rooms were too small.

                My rating for the hotel:

                • Average rating
                  4.3
                • Location
                  4
                • Rooms
                  4
                • Value
                  5
              • The driskill is in a great location for walking around Downtown Austin, the hotel has a lot of character and is is located in a perfect spot right on 6th street.

                The staff were downright rude and unfriendly, room was poor.

                My rating for the hotel:

                • Average rating
                  3.5
                • Location
                  5
                • Rooms
                  3
                • Service
                  1
                • Value
                  5
              • The location is awesome because 's right at the end of the bar district on 6th street, the Driskill is architecturally beautiful as a place of Texas history and the rooms are big and clean. Staff could be a bit better trained to receive international guests.

                Hotel consists of an old building.

                My rating for the hotel:

                • Average rating
                  4.2
                • Location
                  4
                • Rooms
                  5
                • Value
                  4
                • Dining
                  4
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