The Driskill Hotel  4 stars

604 Brazos Street, Austin, United States, 78701  show mapSave
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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   2009.  Number of floors   12.  Number of rooms   189.

City Center Austin - 700 ft
Airports Austin Bergstrom (AUS) - 6.7 mi, Gray Aaf (GRK) - 55.5 mi
Train Stations Downtown Station - 1400 ft, Plaza Saltillo Station - 5000 ft
Bus stop - 400 ft
Restaurants 1886 Cafe & Bakery (Cuisine: American, Bakery, Café) - 100 ft, Driskill Hotel Restaurant (Cuisine: Continental) - 100 ft

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.

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Facilities

General
  • Parking (fee required)
  • Safe deposit box
  • Pets allowed
  • Elevator
  • ATM/Cash machine
  • Concierge desk
  • Express check-in
  • Express check-out
  • Shoe shine stand
  • Storage space
  • 24-Hour Front Desk
  • Newspapers/magazines
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
  • Wedding Services
  • Valet parking
  • Laundry
  • Dry cleaning
Dining facilities
  • Continental breakfast
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Restaurant
  • Cocktail lounge
Business facilities
  • Wi-Fi Internet
  • Business center
  • Computer rental
  • Fax/photocopying
Meeting facilities
  • Meeting/banquet facilities
  • Audiovisual equipment
Children's facilities
  • Child care
Facilities for people with disabilities
  • Rooms/facilities for people with disabilities
  • Wheel chair access
Leisure and relaxation facilities
  • Steam room
  • Fitness center
  • Exercise gym
  • Health club
  • Jogging track
  • Bicycle rentals
  • Shiatsu massage
Room view
  • City view
Room facilities
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Air conditioning
  • Room service
  • Heating
  • Ironing facilities
  • Work desk
  • In-room safe
  • Ceiling fan
  • Dressing area
Living Area
  • Sitting area
Bathroom
  • Hair dryer
  • Toilet
  • Bathrobe
Kitchen facilities
  • Ice machine
Media
  • Cable TV
  • LCD TV
  • AM/FM alarm clock
  • Telephone
  • Internet access

Policies

Check-In

from  3 pm

Check-Out

until  11 am

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 4 may stay for free in an extra bed. 
  • Older children/adults may stay at the price of USD 30 per person per night in an extra bed. 
  • Maximum capacity of extra beds in a room is 1. 
Pets

Pets are allowed on request.

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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.

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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.

    Tourist attractions
    Convention centers
    Monuments and Landmarks
    • Capital Complex Visitors Center
      1700 ft
    Historical sites
    • Governor's Mansion
      1400 ft
    Museums
    • Texas Fine Arts Assn
      400 ft
    • Mexic-Arte Museum
      700 ft
    • Imax Theatre-Bob Bullock Texas
      700 ft
    • Texas State History Museum
      700 ft
    • O Henry Museum
      1000 ft
    • LA Pena
      1400 ft
    • Children's Museum
      1400 ft
    • Texas State Capitol Complex
      1700 ft
    • Austin Children's Museum
      1700 ft
    • Gallery of the Republic
      2000 ft
    • Women's Symphony League-Austin
      2000 ft
    • Austin Symphony Orchestra Soc
      2000 ft
    • French Legation Museum
      3000 ft
    Universities, Institutes
    • University of Texas System
      700 ft
    • Hirschfeld-Moore House
      1400 ft
    • Austin Community Clg-Records
      3300 ft
    Theaters
    Medical care and Hospitals
    • Healthsouth Rehab Hospital
      2700 ft

    Local Attractions

    • The Blanton Museum of Art
      5000 ft
      200 E Martin Luther King Jr Blvd at Congress Ave, Austin
    • Comal Park
      5200 ft
      Canyon Lake, TX
    • George Washington Carver Museum
      1.0 mi
      1165 Angelina St., Austin
    • University of Texas Tower
      1.3 mi
      23rd St and Guadalupe, Austin
    • Neill-Cochran Museum House
      1.4 mi
      2310 San Gabriel St., Austin

    Near the hotel

    • The Driskill
      100 ft
      604 Brazos St., Austin
    • Wild About Music
      200 ft
      115 East 6th Street, Austin
    • Mexic-Arte Museum
      700 ft
      419 Congress Ave., Austin
    • Museum of The Weird
      1000 ft
      412 E. 6th Street, Austin
    • Sixth Street
      1300 ft
      Between Lavaca Ave and I-35, Austin
    • East Sixth Street
      1300 ft
      East Sixth Street, Austin
    • St. Mary's Cathedral
      1400 ft
      203 East 10th St, Austin

    Restaurants Nearby

    • 1886 Cafe & Bakery

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

      100 ft
      604 Brazos St

      Phone: 512-391-7066

    • Driskill Hotel Restaurant

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

      100 ft
      604 Brazos Street

      Phone: 512-439-1234

    • Driskill Grill

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

      200 ft
      Driskill Hotel
    • B. D. Riley's Irish Pub

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

      200 ft
      204 E 6th St.

      Phone: 512-494-1335

    • Eddie V's Edgewater Grille

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

      700 ft
      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

    8.0
    out of 10
    Excellent
    Based on 33 reviews

    Rating by category:

    Location
    8.8
    Rooms
    7.2
    Service
    7.2
    Value
    7.5
    Dining
    8.8

    Individual guest reviews

    • Older travelers

      Ornate, comfortable setting. Young man at check in was very courteous, as was the bartender. Bathroom was average for a 'Senator' room (501).

      • Average rating
        7.8
    • Single

      The staff at the Driskill was unbelievable! Extremely friendly, proffessional, and helpfull. The hotel itself is a stunning Austin landmark. The valet parking was a great value and the valets were fast and friendly. I will always book here in the future if I need a central hotel. I love the character of the 100+ year old building and the enthusiastic staff.

      It is a downtown hotel, so there is some noise. No more than I expected and everything else makes this worth a bit of noise.

      • Average rating
        10.0
    • Older travelers

      -beautiful, classy property. Staff was well-trained and schooled in hospitality. Rooms & bed very comfortable.

      • Average rating
        9.6
    • Couple

      The atmosphere, architecture, and our room were great. I felt pampered.

      • Average rating
        10.0
    • Single

      The lobby decor

      Size of the bathroom, no place to put toiletries.

      • Average rating
        8.8
    • Couple

      The Driskill is a historic hotel in the heart of downtown Austin. The lobby is beautiful and the staff is very friendly.

      It is overpriced for a tiny room and very uncomfortable bed. We have stayed at the Hilton and Stephen F. Austin in the area, and they were superior in overall comfort of stay. They were also significantly less expensive.

      • Average rating
        7.0
    • Couple

      The beautiful ambiance of the hotel and good food

      our room was next to the elevator, so it wasn't as quiet as we had hoped

      • Average rating
        9.6
    • Older travelers

      The food.

      The maid dressed the bed shorting the sheets.

      • Average rating
        10.0
    • Older travelers

      The hotel is beautiful and historic.

      There are some minor deferred maintenance issues that need to be attended to. The pillows were uncomfortable.

      • Average rating
        9.2
    • Older travelers

      I liked the beauty and decor of the hotel. The bed was extremely comfortable -- no sore back in the morning!

      The size of the room was small compared to other hotels in its class but I think that is to be expected of an historic hotel.

      • Average rating
        8.8
    • Single

      Staff very helpful. Facilities such as bar and restaurant looked very good. Great location close to restaurants and Cafe.

      • Average rating
        10.0
    • Couple

      It was gorgeous!! We stayed there on our wedding night and the staff was amazing to us!

      • Average rating
        9.6
    • Single

      Finally a hotel in the us which I will remember! The Hilton's, Marriotts, etc have no personality or history, the Driskill does. Feels like a boutique hotel rather than yet another boring business hotel.

      I hated the valet only parking. I asked for other options and the staff did not know (which they should!) But this is just a personal remark (just like I find bell boys useless which surprisingly the hotel does not have) There were bathrobes but no slippers. Staff could be a bit better trained to receive international guests. I wish the hotel had a swimming pool

      • Average rating
        8.2
    • Group of friends

      The ambience.

      The service at the restaurant on nye left much to be desired.

      • Average rating
        7.4
    • Single

      I liked the grandeur of the common areas.

      The room was smallish.

      • Average rating
        7.4
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