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.