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The Driskill Hotel

  • 604 Brazos St. Map It
  • Downtown and Capitol Area
  • Luxurious Retreat
  • Fodor's Choice

Pros

  • Flawless restoration
  • Historic
  • Lots of personality

Cons

  • No pool
  • Immediate neighborhood is an unattractive city block

Updated 10/08/2014

Fodor's 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.

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Hotel Information

Address:

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

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Phone:

512-474–5911; 800-252–9367

Hotel Details:

  • Credit cards accepted
  • 176 rooms, 13 suites

Updated 10/08/2014

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