Driskill Hotel - Austin

604 Brazos Street, Austin, Us, Austin, United States, 78701  show map
 4 stars
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Driskill Hotel - Austin

 Free Wi-Fi

Free Wi-Fi in rooms

 Parking

Paid parking

 24-Hour

24-hour reception

 Check-in/Check-out

Express check-in/-out

 Fitness/Gym

Fitness center

 Sports activities

Jogging track

 Spa and relaxation

Spa & wellness center

Reflex massage

 Breakfast

Continental breakfast

Editorial review:

The Driskill Hotel has been frequented by politicians and rich people for over a century. The bar and restaurant are great, but the room quality varies greatly.

Verified Reviews:

  • Valet guys are especially good - Bathroom was gorgeous - Bar in the hotel is very nice
  • Bed was excellent - Staff was professional - A bit hard to get in and out of
  • Room was beautiful - Piano room was a great place
  • Room was nicely sized - Restrooms adjacent to the foyer - Restaurant/bar are the cleanest in the area
  • Comfortable bed - Front desk staff were consistently cheerful - Room was small

Overview

Situated in the centre of Austin and surrounded by business, entertainment and historic sights the five-star Driskill hotel is a luxurious residence within a short stroll from Paramount Theatre, Governor's Mansion, Texas State Capitol, Austin Music Hall, Opera Symphony House, Bob Bullock Texas State History Museum and Blanton Museum of Art.

Originally built in 1886 as the showplace of cattle baron Jesse Driskill the property combines old-world charm with all of today's modern amenities. Designed in elegant classic style the Driskill remains a landmark of Texas hospitality and offers an elite level of luxury and service. The guests will be fascinated with a full-service spa, an indoor swimming pool, a modern fitness centre and a business center with small meeting rooms and high-speed internet access.

All 189 guestrooms with elegant furniture and fabulous views promise complete retreat and unforgettable impressions to leisure guests and offer state-of-the-art office equipment and wireless internet connection to business travelers.

The Driskill hotel’s award-winning on-site restaurant serves a carefully chosen selection of quality specialties along with a wide range of beverages from local and international cuisine.

The hotel is 74km from San Antonio International Airport.

Year renovated:   2009.  Number of floors:   12.  Number of rooms:   189.

Rooms

Among the hotel’s 189 guestrooms one can find double rooms with king-size beds, double rooms with queen-size beds, standard queen rooms with two queen-size beds, king suites with king-size beds, executive suites with king-size beds and presidential suites with king-size beds. All the non-smoking guestrooms come with premium bedding, make-up mirrors, designer toiletries, bathrobes, complimentary newspapers, multi-line phones with voice mail, premium cable televisions, video game consoles, air conditioning, mini-bars, ceiling fans, refrigerators and wireless high-speed internet access. Breakfast buffet is included with your booking.

All children under the age of 17 may stay free of charge when using existing bedding. Pets are allowed on request. Cribs and babysitting facilities are available on request.

Dining options

The Driskill Grill is a famous award-winning on-site restaurant which invites the guests to feast on an ever-changing array of innovative and impeccably prepared delicacies from traditional local and international cuisine in the most elegant surrounding. Continental breakfast is served daily from 7am till 10.30am. The lunch is offered every day from noon till 3pm and the dinner – from 5pm till 11pm.

The newly renovated Cafe and Bakery is a lovely dining place which boasts tasty regional American food that combines time-honored Texas comfort and contemporary fare with the innovative ideas. It serves light snacks and a variety of drinks daily from 10am till 11pm.

A full breakfast is served and charges are applicable. 

Services

The Driskill hotel provides excellent conference and meeting facilities for business purposes with its large conference hall and separate small meeting rooms. The conference hall and the meeting rooms feature high-speed internet access and a printer/ photocopier/ scanner/ fax technologies available to visitors 24 hours a day. Wireless internet connection is available in the entire hotel and is free of charge.

Leisure

The hotel’s recreation facilities include an indoor swimming pool, a contemporary fitness center with the most up-to-date equipment and a modern spa and wellness centre with a sauna. The spa provides marvelous massages, aromatherapy procedures, various facial and body treatments.

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Facilities

General

  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Paid parking
  • Handicap parking
  • Express check-in/-out
  • 24-hour reception
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Air conditioning in public areas
  • 24-hour security
  • Safe deposit box
  • No pets allowed
  • Currency exchange
  • ATM/Cash machine
  • Beauty salon
  • Luggage storage
  • Elevator
  • Rooms/Facilities for disabled
  • Ice machine

Guest Parking

  • private parking is possible on site at USD 38 per day.

Sports & Fitness

  • Jogging track
  • Fitness center

Services

  • Paid valet parking
  • 24-hour room service
  • Bell staff/Porter
  • Bicycle rental
  • Dry cleaning
  • Laundry
  • Wedding services
  • Newspaper service
  • Tours/Ticket assistance
  • Shoe shine service
  • Wake up service

Dining facilities

  • Continental breakfast
  • A la carte restaurant
  • Fine dining
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Cafe
  • Coffee/Tea in lobby

Meeting facilities

  • Business center
  • Exhibition space
  • Meeting room
  • Meeting/Banquet facilities
  • Secretarial service
  • Computer rental
  • Printers
  • Fax/Photocopying

Children's facilities

  • Babysitting/Child services

Leisure facilities

  • Entertainment
  • Health club
  • Spa & wellness center
  • Sauna
  • Reflex massage

Room view

  • City view

Room facilities

  • Free Wi-Fi in rooms
  • Individual air conditioning
  • Heating
  • Turndown service
  • Sitting area
  • Dressing area
  • Ironing facilities

Bathroom

  • Bathtub
  • Hair dryer

Media

  • Cable/Satellite television
  • Direct dial telephone
  • AM/FM alarm clock

Policies

Check-In

  • from  4 pm

Check-Out

  • until  11 am

Children and extra beds

  • All children under the age of 17 may stay free of charge when using existing bedding. 
  • One child under the age of 4 may stay for free in an extra bed. 
  • Older children/adults may stay at the price of USD 30 per person per night in an extra bed. 
  • Maximum capacity of extra beds in a room is 1. 

How to reach hotel

hotel Driskill Hotel - Austin Austin location
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Hotel Address:

604 Brazos Street, Austin, Us, Austin, United States, 78701

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City Center
  • Austin
    200 m
Airports
  • Austin Bergstrom (AUS)
    10.7km
  • Gray Aaf (GRK)
    89.3km
Train Stations
  • Downtown Station
    400 m
  • Plaza Saltillo Station
    1.5km
  • Bus stop
    100 m
Restaurants
  • 1886 Cafe & Bakery (cuisine: American, Bakery, Café)
    20 m
  • Driskill Hotel Restaurant (cuisine: Continental)
    20 m
Hotel information
  • Check-In:
    from  4 pm
  • Check-Out:
    until  11 am
  • Year renovated:
    2009
  • Number of floors:
    12
  • Number of rooms:
    189

Rooms and availability

Among the hotel’s 189 guestrooms one can find double rooms with king-size beds, double rooms with queen-size beds, standard queen rooms with two queen-size beds, king suites with king-size beds, executive suites with king-size beds and presidential suites with king-size beds. All the non-smoking guestrooms come with premium bedding, make-up mirrors, designer toiletries, bathrobes, complimentary newspapers, multi-line phones with voice mail, premium cable televisions, video game consoles, air conditioning, mini-bars, ceiling fans, refrigerators and wireless high-speed internet access. Breakfast buffet is included with your booking.

All children under the age of 17 may stay free of charge when using existing bedding. Pets are allowed on request. Cribs and babysitting facilities are available on request.

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Guest Room
Bed type: 2 Queen Size beds or Queen Size bed or 1 Single bed
Size: 23m2
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  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Air conditioning
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This double room comes with either 1 queen or 1 king bed.

Room facilities
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    Quadruple Room
    Bed type: Quad
    Size: 28m2
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    • Air conditioning
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    This quadruple room has air conditioning, seating area and bathrobe.

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      Junior Suite
      Bed type: 2 Queen Size beds
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      • Free Wi-Fi
      • Air conditioning
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      This suite features a seating area, air conditioning and bathrobe.

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        Bed type: King Size bed
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        • Free Wi-Fi
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          • Free Wi-Fi
          • Private bathroom
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            Petite Double Room
            Bed type: Queen Size bed
            Size: 20m2
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            • Free Wi-Fi
            • Air conditioning
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            This double room has a bathrobe, seating area and air conditioning.

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              How to reach hotel

              hotel Driskill Hotel - Austin Austin location
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              Hotel Address:

              604 Brazos Street, Austin, Us, Austin, United States, 78701

              Get directions
              City Center
              • Austin
                200 m
              Airports
              • Austin Bergstrom (AUS)
                10.7km
              • Gray Aaf (GRK)
                89.3km
              Train Stations
              • Downtown Station
                400 m
              • Plaza Saltillo Station
                1.5km
              • Bus stop
                100 m
              Restaurants
              • 1886 Cafe & Bakery (cuisine: American, Bakery, Café)
                20 m
              • Driskill Hotel Restaurant (cuisine: Continental)
                20 m
              Hotel information
              • Check-In:
                from  4 pm
              • Check-Out:
                until  11 am
              • Year renovated:
                2009
              • Number of floors:
                12
              • Number of rooms:
                189

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              What's nearby

              What's nearby.

              Known as the World’s Live Music Capital Austin is home to almost 200 music venues many within walking distance of the Driskill hotel. Austin Convention Centre is situated just 600m away from the residence, Palmer Event Centre - 1.5km, Lyndon Johnson Presidential Library - 2.4km, Austin Children's Museum - 500m, Congress Avenue Bridge - 800m, State Capital - 600m, the Capitol Building - 600m, the Capital Complex Visitors Centre - 500m, Barton Springs Pool - 2.6km, Zilker Park - 2.6km, Zilker Botanical Gardens - 2.6km, Paramount Theatre - 200m, Frank Erwin Centre - 1.4km, the University of Austin - 1.9km, the University of Texas - 1.9km, Congress Avenue Bats – 500m, Lago Vista Golf Course - 3.5km, Austin Museum of Art – 500m and Umlauf Sculpture Garden – 2km away from the accommodation.

              Tourist attractions

              Convention centers

              Sport related

              Monuments and Landmarks

              • Capital Complex Visitors Center - 500 m

              Historical sites

              • Governor's Mansion - 400 m

              Museums

              • Texas Fine Arts Assn - 100 m
              • Texas State History Museum - 200 m
              • Mexic-Arte Museum - 200 m
              • Imax Theatre-Bob Bullock Texas - 200 m
              • O Henry Museum - 300 m
              • LA Pena - 400 m
              • Children's Museum - 400 m
              • Texas State Capitol Complex - 500 m
              • Austin Children's Museum - 500 m
              • Gallery of the Republic - 600 m
              • Women's Symphony League-Austin - 600 m
              • Austin Symphony Orchestra Soc - 600 m

              Universities, Institutes

              • University of Texas System - 200 m
              • Hirschfeld-Moore House - 400 m

              Local Attractions

              • The Blanton Museum of Art - 1.5km
                200 E Martin Luther King Jr Blvd at Congress Ave, Austin
              • George Washington Carver Museum - 1.7km
                1165 Angelina St., Austin
              • Neill-Cochran Museum House - 2.3km
                2310 San Gabriel St., Austin
              • Comal Park - 1.6km
                Canyon Lake, TX
              • University of Texas Tower - 2.2km
                23rd St and Guadalupe, Austin

              Near the hotelNear the hotel

              • The Driskill - 20 m
                604 Brazos St., Austin
              • Mexic-Arte Museum - 190 m
                419 Congress Ave., Austin
              • Sixth Street - 360 m
                Between Lavaca Ave and I-35, Austin
              • St. Mary's Cathedral - 410 m
                203 East 10th St, Austin
              • Wild About Music - 50 m
                115 East 6th Street, Austin
              • Museum of The Weird - 300 m
                412 E. 6th Street, Austin
              • East Sixth Street - 380 m
                East Sixth Street, Austin

              Restaurants Nearby

              • 1886 Cafe & Bakery - 20 m

                Address: 604 Brazos St
                Phone: 512-391-7066

                70% likes this, based on 142 reviews
                Cuisine: American, Bakery, Café
                Price Range: GBP 25 - GBP 63

              • Driskill Grill - 30 m

                Address: Driskill Hotel

                80% likes this, based on 73 reviews
                Cuisine: American
                Price Range: GBP 24 - GBP 39

              • Eddie V's Edgewater Grille - 200 m

                Address: 301 E. 5th Street
                Phone: (512) 472-1860

                72% likes this, based on 386 reviews
                Cuisine: American, Seafood
                Price Range: GBP 17 - GBP 24

              • Driskill Hotel Restaurant - 20 m

                Address: 604 Brazos Street
                Phone: 512-439-1234

                66% likes this, based on 41 reviews
                Cuisine: Continental

              • B. D. Riley's Irish Pub - 70 m

                Address: 204 E 6th St.
                Phone: 512-494-1335

                75% likes this, based on 87 reviews
                Cuisine: American, British, Pub, Irish
                Price Range: GBP 7 - GBP 16

              Getting there.

              The hotel is located in the downtown of Austin, in its business, entertainment and historic area. It is easily accessible from the major city motorways. San Antonio International Airport SAT is situated within 74km from the residence which takes approximately an hour ride. The alternative Bergstrom Airport AUS is about just 10.2km away. The nearest bus stop is only 300m far from the hotel.

              Getting around.

              The hotel is close to the major city highways and motorways. It is located within 74km from San Antonio International Airport SAT. It takes an hour to get there by car. Bergstrom Airport AUS is 10.2km far from the accommodation. Airport transportation is available on request. Public hotel parking is possible on site.

              Hotel information
              • Check-In:
                from  4 pm
              • Check-Out:
                until  11 am
              • Year renovated:
                2009
              • Number of floors:
                12
              • Number of rooms:
                189
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              Driskill Reviews

              Guest reviews are submitted by our customers after their stay at Driskill

              Average guest rating

              8.0out of 10
              Excellent
              Based on 35 reviews

              Rating by category:

              Rooms
              10.0
              Value
              9.0
              Service
              7.0
              Location
              8.0

              Individual guest reviews

              • Older travelers
                7.8

                Ornate, comfortable setting. Young man at check in was very courteous, as was the bartender. Bathroom was average for a 'Senator' room (501).

              • Single
                10.0

                The staff at the Driskill was unbelievable! Extremely friendly, proffessional, and helpfull. The hotel itself is a stunning Austin landmark. The valet parking was a great value and the valets were fast and friendly. I will always book here in the future if I need a central hotel. I love the character of the 100+ year old building and the enthusiastic staff.

                It is a downtown hotel, so there is some noise. No more than I expected and everything else makes this worth a bit of noise.

              • Older travelers
                9.6

                -beautiful, classy property. Staff was well-trained and schooled in hospitality. Rooms & bed very comfortable.

              • Couple
                10.0

                The atmosphere, architecture, and our room were great. I felt pampered.

              • Single
                8.8

                The lobby decor

                Size of the bathroom, no place to put toiletries.

              • Couple
                7.0

                The Driskill is a historic hotel in the heart of downtown Austin. The lobby is beautiful and the staff is very friendly.

                It is overpriced for a tiny room and very uncomfortable bed. We have stayed at the Hilton and Stephen F. Austin in the area, and they were superior in overall comfort of stay. They were also significantly less expensive.

              • Couple
                9.6

                The beautiful ambiance of the hotel and good food

                our room was next to the elevator, so it wasn't as quiet as we had hoped

              • Older travelers
                10.0

                The food.

                The maid dressed the bed shorting the sheets.

              • Older travelers
                9.2

                The hotel is beautiful and historic.

                There are some minor deferred maintenance issues that need to be attended to. The pillows were uncomfortable.

              • Older travelers
                8.8

                I liked the beauty and decor of the hotel. The bed was extremely comfortable -- no sore back in the morning!

                The size of the room was small compared to other hotels in its class but I think that is to be expected of an historic hotel.

              • Single
                10.0

                Staff very helpful. Facilities such as bar and restaurant looked very good. Great location close to restaurants and Cafe.

              • Couple
                9.6

                It was gorgeous!! We stayed there on our wedding night and the staff was amazing to us!

              • Single
                8.2

                Finally a hotel in the us which I will remember! The Hilton's, Marriotts, etc have no personality or history, the Driskill does. Feels like a boutique hotel rather than yet another boring business hotel.

                I hated the valet only parking. I asked for other options and the staff did not know (which they should!) But this is just a personal remark (just like I find bell boys useless which surprisingly the hotel does not have) There were bathrobes but no slippers. Staff could be a bit better trained to receive international guests. I wish the hotel had a swimming pool

              • Group of friends
                7.4

                The ambience.

                The service at the restaurant on nye left much to be desired.

              • Single
                7.4

                I liked the grandeur of the common areas.

                The room was smallish.

              How to reach hotel

              hotel Driskill Hotel - Austin Austin location
              Show big map »

              Hotel Address:

              604 Brazos Street, Austin, Us, Austin, United States, 78701

              Get directions
              City Center
              • Austin
                200 m
              Airports
              • Austin Bergstrom (AUS)
                10.7km
              • Gray Aaf (GRK)
                89.3km
              Train Stations
              • Downtown Station
                400 m
              • Plaza Saltillo Station
                1.5km
              • Bus stop
                100 m
              Restaurants
              • 1886 Cafe & Bakery (cuisine: American, Bakery, Café)
                20 m
              • Driskill Hotel Restaurant (cuisine: Continental)
                20 m
              Hotel information
              • Check-In:
                from  4 pm
              • Check-Out:
                until  11 am
              • Year renovated:
                2009
              • Number of floors:
                12
              • Number of rooms:
                189