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The Driskill Hotel

Exterior

At a Glance

    Pros

  • Flawless restoration
  • historic
  • lots of personality

    Cons

  • No pool
  • immediate neighborhood is an unattractive city block

The Driskill Hotel Review

Built in 1886 and impeccably restored, the Driskill is a beautiful public space created when people relished mingling in grand settings. The lobby is highlighted by vaulted ceilings, decorative columns, and chandeliers. The entire effect is old-fashioned luxury, and Texas to the core. Each room is unique: walls are decorated with old photos, postcards, lace, and bric-a-brac scoured from local antiques shops. Ceilings are higher in rooms in the historic wing than in the newer tower wing (which dates merely to 1930) and bathrooms are old-fashioned and spotless. The Driskill Grill and semi-casual 1886 Café & Bakery are both worth a visit. The elegant bar, with frequent live piano music, has long attracted Austin's movers and shakers. The hotel is widely reported to be haunted.

    Hotel Details

  • 176 rooms, 13 suites.
  • Credit cards accepted.
Updated: 02-05-2013

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