The Driskill

604 Brazos St | Austin, TX 78701-3212  [SEE MAP]Austin, TX  [SEE ADDRESS]
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Overview

Award-winning dining, period decor and a pet-friendly program
Valet parking is pricey

Anchoring the heart of the Live Music Capital (just a few short blocks from the State Capitol) this historical property and hotel heavyweight has been accommodating Austin's visitors for more than a century. But just because this property is the city's grand dame doesn't mean it's stuck in the past. Sure, visitors are drawn to The Driskill's period decor – the property's leather furniture and embossed ceilings add a sense of grandeur – but they also appreciate the guest rooms' more contemporary amenities, like plasma TVs and complimentary high-speed internet access. The hotel's restaurants, The Driskill Grill and the 1886 Café & Bakery, also earn high praise, with diners calling the food spectacular and the service on point. But guests aren't the only ones who will feel like VIPs here: The Driskill even makes sure that your pooch has everything he or she needs, from a specially designed bed to a dog toy. Part of the Hyatt portfolio, loyalty members can earn and use points here.

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Location
Austin, TX
Hotel Class
4.0-star
Property Type
Hotel, 189 rooms
Primary View
City center
Style
Traditional, Historic, Opulent
Best For
Business travelers, Couples, Solo travelers

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Scorecard
  • 4.0Hotel Class
  • GREATCritic Rating

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Critic Reviews

Other Awards

  • AAA/CAA Four Diamond Awards 2019
  • Condé Nast Readers' Choice List 2018

Fodor's

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Each room — decorated with old photos, vintage curios, and refurbished antiques — is unique, so specific requests should be made when reserving.

Fodor's Choice

Frommer's

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The historic Driskill stands at the corner of Sixth Street near Congress Avenue and is quintessentially Texan — in the best rich-oilman, old-cattle-baron sense.

Frommer's Very Highly Recommended

Lonely Planet

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Relax with spa treatments, work out in the modern fitness centre or dine at the award-winning on-site restaurant. The 24-hour concierge service can also help to make sure every stay is unforgettable.

Condé Nast Traveler

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The very Texan and historic hotel located in the heart of downtown was opened in 1886 by Jesse Lincoln, a wealthy cattle baron whose portrait remains in the lobby.

Other Awards

  • AAA/CAA Four Diamond Awards 2019
  • Condé Nast Readers' Choice List 2018

Guest Reviews

A hotel's guest rating is calculated using data provided under license by TripAdvisor. A total of 2372 have reviewed the The Driskill, giving it a rating of 4.5, on a scale of 1-5.

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TripAdvisor Travel Rating: TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 2372 reviews 4.5 (based on 2372 reviews)

Guest Rooms

Guest rooms vary in size and styling but they all offer custom furniture, pillow-top mattresses, stocked minibars, flat-screen TVs and large work desks. The bathrooms have custom vanities, showers and tubs as well as June Jacobs Spa products.

    Standard room size220-250 square feet

    • Internet (free)
    • Premium channels
    • Workspace/desk
    • Minifridge
    • Bathrobes/slippers
    • Minibar
    • Shower/tub combo
    • Separate shower
    • Separate tub
    • Wireless Internet
    • Guest rooms with patios and balconies
    • Adjoining rooms available

    Location & Parking

    The Driskill is located on the corner of East Sixth and Brazos streets in the heart of the city’s live music neighborhood, near downtown Austin. The hotel offers easy access to Austin’s must-see sites, including the Texas State Capitol and Congress Avenue Bridge, and is within walking distance of multiple restaurants and the live music venues on Sixth Street.
    • Located 9 miles northwest of Austin-Bergstrom International Airport
    • 24-hour valet parking ($45)
    • 24-hour self-parking
    • Airport shuttle
    • Car service

    Within walking distance of:

    • Grocery store
    • Movie theater
    • Theater
    • Shopping
    • Bus stop
    • Train station
    • Subway/metro stop
    • Restaurants
    • Beach

    Dining

    The Driskill Grill is the hotel’s award-winning fine dining restaurant. Featuring an elegant atmosphere circa 1929 with dark wood paneling, velvet curtains and leather furnishings, the restaurant serves locally sourced fare along with an extensive wine list. The 1886 Café & Bakery provides a more casual setting and serves breakfast, lunch and dinner, along with handcrafted pastries and desserts. 
The Driskill Bar offers a quintessentially Texan setting for cocktails and live music.

      Number of restaurants2

      Cuisine TypesAmerican

      • Fine dining
      • Casual dining
      • Quick service cafe/coffee shop/marketplace
      • Bar/lounge
      • Room service
      • 24-hour room service
      • Free breakfast

      Spa

      The Driskill does not have an on-site spa, but in-room massage services are available. Treatment appointments can be scheduled by the hotel concierge.

        Services offered:

        • Massage
        • Facial
        • Body treatments (i.e. scrubs, wraps)
        • Salon services
        • Outdoor treatment area
        • Steam room
        • Sauna

        Fitness

        Open 24 hours a day, The Driskill's fitness center has treadmills, ellipticals, recumbent bikes and stair steppers. Strength-training equipment and free weights are also available.
        • Steam rooms, showers and dressing rooms
        • Weight equipment
        • Cardio equipment
        • Yoga mats
        • Free fitness classes
        • Premium fitness classes (with fee)
        • Bicycles
        • Tennis
        • Guided runs
        • Paddle boats
        • Motor boats

        Business

        The Driskill has more than 18,000 square feet of meeting space for business events and corporate retreats. Equipped with Wi-Fi access and audiovisual capabilities, the property can accommodate groups of up to 500 attendees.
        • Custom catering available
        • 24-hour business center with workstations, printers and faxing capabilities

        Number of meeting rooms13

        • Business center
        • Meeting rooms
        • Meeting and event planners available

        Pets

        The Driskill is a pet-friendly hotel and offers the Driskill Pampered Pet Program, which includes a custom pet bed, designer dishes and mat, waste bags and gourmet treats from the 1886 Café & Bakery. The hotel welcomes dogs weighing up to 75 pounds per pet.
        • Hotel provides a map of pet-friendly parks
        • $100 nonrefundable pet fee
        • Pets allowed (with fee)
        • Dog walking
        • Pet-sitting

        Wedding

        Featuring historical spaces with stained glass, crown molding and a grand staircase, The Driskill is equipped to host weddings with up to 500 guests. The hotel’s reception spaces include The Driskill Ballroom – the property’s original grand salon with crystal chandeliers and gas light fixtures – along with The Victorian Room, which has stained glass windows and decorative iron railings.
        • Custom menu creation
        • On-site audiovisual equipment

        Maximum wedding guest capacity500

        • Hotel hosts weddings
        • Outdoor space for weddings
        • Wedding planners available

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