The Driskill

The Driskill

604 Brazos St (at W. 6th St.), Downtown Austin, Austin, TX 78701, United States
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Welcome to The Driskill Hotel. Built in 1886 as the showplace of a cattle baron, The Driskill remains a landmark of legendary Texas hospitality.


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    Steve K.
    "Beautiful lobby but rooms falling apart."(3 Tips)
    Taylor M.
    "You surprisingly can't hear 6th street inside!"(3 Tips)
    "where big cattle baron Jesse Driskill still surveys the scene"(3 Tips)
    The Driskill
    "music + happy hour in the Driskill Bar!"(2 Tips)

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Daily happy hour specials in 1886 Café & Bakery & live music + happy hour in the Driskill Bar!

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  • breakfast food
  • beautiful lobby
  • fancy
  • café
  • happy hour
  • 6th street
  • disco
  • live music
  • driskill bar
  • balcony
  • brunch food
  • burgers
  • cocktails
  • bakeries
  • good service
  • coffee
  • French toast
  • huevos rancheros
  • cupcakes
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  • Larissa L.

    Beautiful hotel!! Absolutely stunning and in central downtown Austin, smells like a dream and the bathrooms are photo shoot ready!

    Larissa Liburd · July 6
  • Steve K.

    Beautiful lobby but rooms falling apart. Nicks and scratches and just feels old. No water glasses provided in room. Took three calls to get a Housekeeping request.

    Steve K · June 14
  • Lars J.

    Awesome interior design!

    Lars Janssen · June 14
  • William T.

    Fancy café amazing staff fast service and great food!

    William Thorp · May 6
  • Chris V.

    Beautiful classic hotel with a great cafe restaurant In it

    Chris Vicente · March 29
  • Paul C.

    Great SXSW parties and events here. Great venue!

    Paul Canterbury · March 19
  • Nitin

    A frat house during SXSW, but a gorgeous space

    Nitin · March 15
  • Mark J.

    Location. Location. Location.

    Mark Josephson · March 13
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    f e s t o - a · February 17
  • Nicole

    Historical luxury at its best! Beautiful lobby and common areas, and great rooms with very attentive staff. #BestOfTexas

    Nicole · February 12
  • Miriam G.

    A true historic gem, right in the middle of downtown Austin. Be sure to inspect the statues and artwork closely.

    Miriam Goldman · January 23
  • Briana W.

    The bakery has a great brunch, and the bread pudding French toast is amazing!

    Briana Wuagneux · December 25, 2014
  • bryan p.

    Photo Safari fantastic

    bryan plymale · December 1, 2014
  • Kelly B.

    Cozy and classy, but probably best to avoid on a weekend night if you want to get s spot to sit.

    Kelly Briley · November 19, 2014
  • Michelle B.

    Love this city!

    Michelle B. · October 9, 2014
  • manuel

    Went straight to the gutter since it became a Hyatt. Corporate America says hello.

    manuel · October 3, 2014
  • Carlo R.

    Try the bacon cheeseburger from the bar.

    Carlo Rich · September 29, 2014
  • Conner D.

    Check out the Cafe that just opened.

    Conner Drew · September 25, 2014
  • Luqman H.

    plush and well furnished rooms. lift to the rooms opens in the middle of the lobby bar. great ambiance with live music

    Luqman H · August 17, 2014
  • Xenia

    I felt like an oil baroness:) didn't see the ghosts though

    Xenia · August 16, 2014
  • Irina

    The lobby is absolutely majestic. Very well-preserved and maintained hotel. If you can, staying here is a must.

    Irina · August 16, 2014
  • Men's Health Mag

    Don’t be fooled by the ostentatious surrounds—this place is soulful (literally; some say it’s haunted). Read more

    Men's Health Mag · August 3, 2014
  • The Driskill

    Daily happy hour specials in 1886 Café & Bakery & live music + happy hour in the Driskill Bar!

    The Driskill · July 23, 2013
  • Deep G.

    Great place for a business meeting

    Deep Gujral · March 11, 2014
  • Austin360Hotspots T.

    Awesome hamburger half price during happy hour

    Austin360Hotspots Texas · March 8, 2014
  • Phoenix 💥💥💥

    Historical building

    Phoenix 💥💥💥 · March 8, 2014
  • The Most Interesting Man in the World

    They say this lovely Texas landmark is haunted. Me? I don’t believe in ghosts, and I had a lengthy debate about this very topic with a rather opaque visitor one autumn night in room 319.

  • BANCO H.

    Don't drink from the toilet!!

    BANCO HOLLANDER · December 25, 2013
  • Alberto P.

    Un lugar hermodo con un bar primoroso

    Alberto Perez Quiroga · November 16, 2013
  • DarkSkin 🌺 Q.

    Make sure you visit the the Driskill Grill the food is amazing and the ambiance is very inviting.

    DarkSkin 🌺 Queen · November 8, 2013
  • JP S.

    Don't count on the Foursquare check-in special about a pineapple-jalapeño soda. They've been out of ingredients for it.

    JP Snow · October 8, 2013
  • Caroline A.

    Slowest valet ever.

    Caroline Anne · September 28, 2013
  • Lou C.

    Very nice amenities at the Driskill hotel. Upgrade to a suite for added luxury!

    Lou C. · September 28, 2013
  • Hamza G.

    do a very nice place I would recommend to proceed :)

    Hamza Göztepeli35 · August 20, 2013
  • Social News Network

    Perfect for wedding receptions, company parties, or just brunch on a Sunday morning. The best thing about this place? Word has it that Room 429 (amongst others) is haunted!

    Social News Network · August 14, 2013
  • Mike D.

    Upstairs Balcony is believed to be haunted as well as room 308. Also they have Chimay on tap!

    Mike D · June 16, 2013
  • Andi T.

    The salmon and goat cheese salad = amaze.

    Andi Teggart · June 14, 2013
  • Heather B.

    Stay on the new side. Nice gym.

    Heather Barr · June 1, 2013
  • Jamie H.

    Request room 535 if its available or any of the corner rooms facing 6th street. You won't regret it. Then, look out for the friendly ghost! :)

    Jamie Hoang · May 30, 2013
  • Kelly K.

    the baked huevos rancheros & hangover burger are amazing at brunch.

    Kelly Krause · May 19, 2013
  • Stephanie H.

    Ride the bull

    Stephanie H · May 7, 2013
  • Megan T.

    Interesting activity in the ballroom...swaying crystals in the chandelier and some flickering electricity. Had a friend feel a close brush or scrape by her shoulder...

    Megan Thunem · May 5, 2013
  • Condo 2.

    Ask for a room in the tower. The rooms in the original hotel are tiny.

    Condo 29 · May 3, 2013
  • Lianne

    Beautiful historical hotel with an interesting history. Had lunch here and the service left something to be desired but the food was great.

    Lianne · April 21, 2013
  • Nick M.

    A historical spot, cool old hotel and the bar/lounge is great.

    Nick McGlynn · March 29, 2013
  • Eric H.

    You can have a choco/vanilla mix milkshake. #secretmenu #justask #delish

    Eric Henry · March 14, 2013
  • peter o.

    Order the fried chicken it's killer

    peter orlowsky · March 11, 2013
  • C.C. C.

    Great Manhattens

    C.C. Chapman · March 10, 2013
  • Curt Simon H.

    Starbucks is overcrowded - try their coffee (Illy)

    Curt Simon Harlinghausen · March 9, 2013
  • Leslie C.

    Elegant hotel with a great central location and a classic old-style bar.

    Leslie Carbone · March 9, 2013

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