Sign Up
Newsletter Signup
Free Fodor's Newsletter

Subscribe today for weekly travel inspiration, tips, and special offers.

Passport: Your weekly travel wrap-up
Today's Departure: Your daily dose of travel inspiration

Austin Hotels

The Driskill Hotel

  • 604 Brazos St. Map It
  • Sixth Street District
  • Fodor's Choice
Check Rates


  • Historic
  • Lots of personality
  • Attentive, personal staff


  • No pool
  • Sits on an unattractive city block
  • Thin walls
  • Loud weekend crowds

Updated 12/18/2014

Fodor's Review

Built in 1886 and impeccably restored, the Driskill represents a time when people mingled in grandiose settings. The lobby, highlighted by vaulted ceilings, decorative columns, and chandeliers, epitomizes Old World, Texas luxury. Each room—decorated with old photos, vintage curios, and refurbished antiques—is unique, so specific requests should be made when reserving. Standard guestrooms are cramped, but corner rooms showcase nice city views. Reasonably priced suites provide spacious living areas and private balconies that are worth the splurge. The Driskill Grill and semi-casual 1886 Café & Bakery are both worth visiting. The elegant bar, with frequent live piano music, attracts business travelers and savvy downtown revelers. Some floors are reportedly haunted.

Hotel Information


604 Brazos St., Austin, Texas, 78701, United States

Map It


512-439–1234; 800-233–1234

Hotel Details:

  • Credit cards accepted
  • 176 rooms, 13 suites
  • Rate includes No meals

Updated 12/18/2014

Book A Hotel


Map View

Map of

What's Nearby

  • Restaurants
  • Sights

Add Your Own Review

When did you stay?

Minimum 200 character count

How many stars would you give?






Love To Travel?

Get FREE e-mail communications from Fodor's Travel, covering must-see travel destinations, expert trip planning advice, and travel inspiration to fuel your passion.

How we use your email

Thank You

Now sit back, relax, and check your inbox to start planning your next travel adventure.

Please tell us more about the type of travel you're interested in. Check all that apply.