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604 Brazos Street, Austin, TX, 78701, United States of America, ‏‎800-491-6126
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4.5 / 5Excellent

Score breakdown (from 594 reviews)

  • Bar and Beverages
    Bar is awesome
  • Breakfast
    Tasty breakfast
  • Amenities
    Great amenities
  • Vibe
    Awesome vibe
  • Room
    Room is all right
  • Pool
    Bad pool
4.0 / 5Excellent
"Good place to stay downtown austin"
The Driskill is a beautiful hotel, its parlor is a great place to meet at the end of the day and enjoy a cocktail and food. Its location is convenient for quick access to our offices in Austin. The one thing that I would say is opt for a little larger room. The desk setup in smaller room configuration is a bit tight.
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
5 night business trip Oct 11, 2015
Todd
US
1.0 / 5Poor
"Horrible"
Horrible stay. They claimed to upgrade us and put us in a completelly dirty smelly room. Offered room service at 11:45pm???? No thanks. $400 room....any comford suite for $50 is cleaner
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
1 night trip with friends Oct 15, 2015
Piran
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5.0 / 5Outstanding
"Every detail was a quality choice"
There were so many details that made this one of the best hotels I've stayed in. The sheets were luxurious, they tucked all of the pillows and blankets well into the linens (unlike many hotels, of late). The wastebaskets weren't filled with plastic bags, but we're instead made of substance. Each too had its own central heating and a/c (no wall units), as well as fans. There were many levels of lighting options. The decorations were beautifully done, with lots of added detail. And the high ceilings were perhaps my favorite feature. I highly recommend it.
Genuine Expedia guest review
Other trip Oct 14, 2015
A Traveler
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4.0 / 5Excellent
"Driskill Hotel"
The Hotel is beautiful and a Texas Historical Site. The King Suite was very comfortable for 2 adults and 2 children. The in house restaurant had a delicious and well priced breakfast. Valet was prompt. My only complaint was a roll-away was ordered at check-in, which was promised with in 30 minutes. Several hours later it still had not arrived, nor the linens for the sleeper sofa. A second call was placed before going out for dinner. Upon returning to the hotel from dinner with 2 sleepy children, the linens and roll-away still were not placed in the room.(Or turn down service) After a 3rd request, a housekeeper quickly delivered the items. Despite the bedding delays, we will stay there again.
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
1 night family trip Oct 8, 2015
Nicole
US
5.0 / 5Outstanding
"Driskill Stay"
Reception and check in were wonderful. Room service was quick and a great value. Of course the hotel is just stunning as ever. The only complaint we had was that the service in the bar was not up to par for a five star hotel. We were disappointed that in the bar area the dress was so casual, families walked in and out with children, and tables were left dirty for over an hour. We got the wrong drink, and the bartenders were argumentative. The rest of the staff was perfect. Overall we enjoyed our stay in this beautiful historic hotel.
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
1 night trip with friends Sep 27, 2015
vicki
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5.0 / 5Outstanding
"great hotel"
nice place
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
2 night business trip Sep 17, 2015
Bob
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4.0 / 5Excellent
"80 degree night"
A/c wasn't working in my room. Nice person tried to fix it at 1:00 in the morning, but didn't. Then I reported it again that morning and it was supposed to be fixed. When I returned that afternoon, no one knew anything and they just said "I'm sure it was fixed". But it wasn't. The manager graciously moved me to another room the next night. That a/c made it through the night, but completely stopped working the next morning about 9:00 AM. So by 11:00 it was downright hot in there. They took some token amount off my bill, but i feel like the front desk should have been more proactive about knowing if the first room had actually been repaired or not. They shouldn't have left it up to me to go back to the room to discover it was still hot.
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
2 night trip Sep 17, 2015
Jay
US
5.0 / 5Outstanding
"A++"
Loved the history at this hotel. It's "not your typical" hotel with a lot of character!
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
3 night romance trip Sep 11, 2015
A Traveler
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5.0 / 5Outstanding
"Come for the fun, stay for the ghosts"
No nicer place to stay in Austin if you want to be in the middle of everything. Super convenient for staying downtown among all the night life. Hotel is first rate and gorgeous. Very spirited place.
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
1 night trip with friends Sep 12, 2015
Daniel
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5.0 / 5Outstanding
"Historic Charmer and Texas Style Friendly"
My husband and I stayed here for our 18th wedding anniversary. It is a historic hotel making our stay seem as though we were stepping back in time to a by gone era. It is a beautiful hotel. They have done a fantastic job of updating while keeping the historical charm. The staff was very accommodating and very friendly. They sent up chocolate covered strawberries for our anniversary. The 1886 Cafe served a scrumptious breakfast. The location was perfect as it was a short walk to Perry's Steakhouse where we had a fabulous surf and turf dinner. We ended our evening out in the hotel bar sipping brandy on one of the comfortable couches listening to the piano. Would stay here again in a heartbeat.
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
1 night romance trip Sep 6, 2015
Robin
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5.0 / 5Outstanding
"Loved it!"
Beautiful hotel. Wonderful staff. Great room service food.
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
1 night romance trip Aug 30, 2015
Emily
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5.0 / 5Outstanding
Great! except $38 valet a little steep.
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
1 night romance trip Aug 13, 2015
William
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5.0 / 5Outstanding
It was great. Except for housekeeping or the bellhops lost an item of my clothing. They were supposed to transport my belongings from one room to another and one of my tops in the closet went missing in transition.
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
1 night business trip Aug 12, 2015
Mary Kealy
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4.0 / 5Excellent
"Location location location"
Location is fantastic, right in the heart of the music scene. The hotel is very unique and has a great story. It does look and smell old in places. the outside porches on the second floor need a coat of paint and attract smokers which is a shame. Our room was in the newer section and was very small but still comfortable. Valet service was outstanding. Impressed with the staff.
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
1 night romance trip Jul 6, 2015
Jason
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5.0 / 5Outstanding
"Beautiful, historic hotel in a great location!"
We had a fabulous stay at the Driskill hotel. The hotel is beautiful and located right in the center of Austin. We walked to dinner and there were tons of fun bars and music up and down the street. You don't even need to leave the hotel, however since the bar is wonderful! It is large and vibrant with live music the 2 night we were there. We will definitely stay here during our next visit to Austin!
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
2 night family trip Aug 6, 2015
A Traveler
US
3.0 / 5Good
"Did I stay at the "actual" Driskill??!!"
I'm very torn w this hotel. The lobby is very nice and old style but we were given a renovated room in the newer side and didn't like it at all! The room was way too modern and when waking up in the middle of night to go to restroom I forgot where I was. Doesn't have the look or feel of the old Driskill hotel. Disappointed, especially when paying $650 for 2 nights. AND we got stuck in elevators we were using for a while. Hot and annoying. Only upside to the stay, believe it or not was the Valet parking. They rocked! Beds r hard and pillows way too soft. Will not be staying here again unless it's free or a huge discount on the old side of hotel. You're welcome....
Genuine Expedia guest review
Other trip Aug 10, 2015
Uhhhhhhhh
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5.0 / 5Outstanding
great hotel would love to stay again
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
3 night business trip Aug 2, 2015
A Traveler
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4.0 / 5Excellent
"Great downtown hotel"
I am always pleased with the Driskill. Whether with family or on business the staff is always professional and courteous.
Genuine Expedia guest review
Other trip Aug 6, 2015
Todd
US
4.0 / 5Excellent
"Nice place!"
Hotel is very nice. Hotel room, not so much. At least not the junior suite we were staying in. For $420 a night we could've gotten a nicer room somewhere else, but hey. Front desk and valet very friendly and attentive.
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
1 night romance trip Aug 1, 2015
Daniel
US
5.0 / 5Outstanding
"The staff was wonderful. The room was beautiful"
we were near everything in downtown Austin. The entire experience was great. Would definitely stay at the Driscoll again
Genuine Expedia guest review
Other trip Aug 4, 2015
barb
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5.0 / 5Outstanding
"Driskill. Best of the best in Austin"
From its rich history, it's ornate interior, its opulence and location in the heart of 6th Street. Top notch. From the friendly and helpful valet and restaurant staff to the room decor, you feel like you are special. Love the Driskill.
Genuine Expedia guest review
Other trip Aug 3, 2015
Dallas D
US
2.0 / 5Fair
"I had high hopes but . . ."
We had high hopes. This was supposed to be a visually stunning hotel with old world charm, but I found the room to be cramped. It reeked of smoke even though the hotel is supposedly a non-smoking hotel. I found the staff to be 50/50. Some were quite rude and some were more pleasant. When I arrived back to my hotel from spending the night out on 6th st, I was greeted by a rude doorman who demanded that he see my room key even though this was not asked of the previous guests that walked in front of me. I felt disrespected by his obvious profiling of myself. Why it should be assumed that a young person could not afford to stay here is ridiculous! I was also supposed to receive a breakfast credit, which in turn ended up being charged to my card not just once but twice. The valet service which was quite polite is also deemed a little outrageous considering that we're already paying a substantial amount for the room, and of course it was quite a surprise a check out when I was told that it was an additional fee. I had very high expectations given the amount that we paid for our stay, but I was left feeling like I stayed at a nicer Super 8, with only a nice hotel lobby to show for it.
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
1 night family trip Jul 26, 2015
Megan
US
4.0 / 5Excellent
"Lovely place. Nice for special occasion"
We stayed one night for our 30th anniversary. The hotel went above and beyond to make our stay a special one. My husband arranged special touches like a rose petal path and heart on the bed. Also later a single rose placed on my pillow. The hotel, on their own had a beautiful vase of flowers waiting in the room. Roses and other flowers which just happened to coincidentally contain rubrum lilies. The flowers that were in my wedding bouquet. They also delivered champagne and chocolate covered strawberries to our room. All in all made it a very special night. The hotel is a notorious haunted place in downtown Austin. Kinda gotta stay there once but I wasn't all that impressed really with the room itself. It was nice enough but nothing special. Clean and comfortable. Tho the a/c felt a little "humid". Also the shower head wasn't the best. I had to hunt for a quality spot to rinse my hair. Large dogs were barking next door. I'd still recommend the place. It's an Austin icon. Beautiful decor and quality staff.
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
1 night romance trip Jul 25, 2015
Trish
US
5.0 / 5Outstanding
The Driskill is an outstanding history with an excellent location, historical connections and wonderful architecture. The only downside is that you have to either pay $38 for valet parking or make your own arrangements. Fortunately, there is a parking garage half a block south of the hotel (entrance on Brazos) that allows 24 hour parking for $24.
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
1 night romance trip Jul 24, 2015
Ronald
US
4.0 / 5Excellent
"True Texan Charm!"
Checked in on Sunday, out on Monday. The staff were very courteous and very well dressed. The hotel was quiet. The decor is beautiful and appealing. A bit confusing though, it had a 20's style entry, then a cattle barons twist up a short flight of stairs. I wouldn't change a thing, but it was almost like two different decades submerged. There were unused areas which is such a shame because of its grandeur. From the street, a corner door was unlocked and we entered. It opened up to a fantastic ball room that looked like it could have been a saloon. It was empty. This area had woodwork and deep red carpet that is so very nostalgic. It did not open to the hotel, as if secluded then forgotten. I chose this hotel over all others just to take my bestie to eat at the restaurant, and enjoy the luxurious sitting area, but it was closed. That was my fault for not checking the hours. We enjoyed learning of Lyndon B Johnsons stay and seeing the portraits of the Texas governors along the walls. The balcony area would be amazing for a party. This hotel can be so much more..it could use more attention to the nostalgia it already offers. It may not have a pool (not sure i looked), but it offers so much richness to Texas as part of our heritage. My hope is to one day visit the Lyndon B Johnson suite because I know it has so much AWE to offer. Next business trip, my husband is going so he can enjoy a lawyers style ambiance. -Definitely a historical, prestigious place to stay.-
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
1 night business trip Jul 19, 2015
MICHELLE
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3.0 / 5Good
"Beautiful property - street noise?"
Beautiful property. Service was average. Street noise was very loud sonic was hard to sleep. Had neighbors that were on the balcony near my room shouting and laughing which kept me awake from 1:30-3:00am. Had to call security twice.
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
1 night business trip Jul 12, 2015
Jeannie M
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2.0 / 5Fair
"Not good for disabled/mobility impaired using cane"
I arrived w/aarp discount reservation/2 nites and request for near elev.after 3 back surgeries and a mid marchknee replacement.traveling alone.Arrived to 2 young men talking out front (bellmen?)who saw me having trouble getting out of cab w/cane and 1 rolley bag and lg heavyshoulder purse.cabbie opened my door and handed me my bag.I rolled to front desk alone to get my key and verbal directions w/a 2 elevator change getting lost.My 1bag was to be delivered to room. Went back to desk and1 nicehelpful guy got me to my room finally w/I thought my black carryon to discover it wasn't mine. My room no.on door was a single digit while my #on key card was a 3 digit #.staid here 3 yrs ago for family large wedding and bridesmaid luncheon and rehearsal dinner.It's wonderful if family has most of historic hotel rented out . I felt my Aarp discount and my disability hindered me. They need maps;on watch and helpful for disabled seniors arrival,and more on top of one who got bag finally after being brought to tears and them connecting me to another hotel request which I moved to within hour.They did carry my bag out to cab and did not charge me for the 2 nites. I was willing to loose 1st nite to move and enjoy my 1st solo trip after knee replacement.
Genuine Expedia guest review
Other trip Jul 14, 2015
Sara
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4.0 / 5Excellent
"The Room's Not the Thing"
We were here for both business and pleasure. The neighborhood is great for older kids and adults. Younger kids could take it or leave it but there are many activities within easy reach, particularly if you have a car (and valet parking is very convenient). The amenities (room itself and gym) are fine but not remarkable for a hotel of this caliber. The service is excellent. The lobby is an extraordinary place to spend an afternoon working. The bar has live music that you can either enjoy close up or in more removed intimate spaces.
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
2 night business trip Jul 8, 2015
Amy
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3.0 / 5Good
"Nice place Could use update"
Very nice but could use update Nice bit of history
Genuine Expedia guest review
Other trip Jul 12, 2015
galone
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2.0 / 5Fair
"Look at other Austin Hotels"
AC in room was very poor, drunks in the hallway screaming all night and morning. Sheets were cheap, mattress was old with old springs - I love Austin, and used to live the Driskill, but I will probably never stay again... They need to step up their game, Austin has new, great hotels... Not the Driskill anymore
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
1 night romance trip Jul 5, 2015
James
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4.0 / 5Excellent
"Beautiful hotel in great location"
We stayed at the Driskell this week We found it online and it looked very pretty. It didn't disappoint. Beautiful hotel. Rooms aren't overly large but comfortable, pretty and clean. Location was great!! A few blocks walk to the capital and right at intersection of 6th street with so many restaurants, clubs and bars. Only problem was it was a bit expensive and we had no view other than a brick wall. Make sure you ask for an outside room.
Genuine Expedia guest review
Other trip Jul 9, 2015
Richard
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5.0 / 5Outstanding
"INCREDIBLE"
Beautiful hotel
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
1 night business trip Jul 5, 2015
Michael
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5.0 / 5Outstanding
"Super 6th st Hotel"
Great service!!!
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
1 night romance trip Jul 4, 2015
Kenneth
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5.0 / 5Outstanding
"Historic Hotel"
Great historic hotel right on 6th street. Walking distance to Capitol and other sights. 6th Street night life right outside the front door Staff awesome hotel beautiful
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
1 night romance trip Jul 4, 2015
Karan
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5.0 / 5Outstanding
"Wonderful"
Absolutely marvelous! Couldn't ask for more. Hotel is beautiful staff is wonderful perfect location
Genuine Expedia guest review
Other trip Jul 6, 2015
jo
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5.0 / 5Outstanding
"Jul4th weekend!"
Outstanding attentiveness in customer care. I only wish the bathroom area had 2 sinks
Genuine Expedia guest review
Other trip Jul 6, 2015
Phil
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5.0 / 5Outstanding
"The place to stay in Austin."
Great location for staying in Austin. The staff were very helpful as well.
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
2 night trip with friends Jul 1, 2015
Chris
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5.0 / 5Outstanding
"Great Stay!!"
Anniversary getaway. Room exceeded expectations, as did the staff! Wonderful experience!!
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
1 night romance trip Jul 2, 2015
A Traveler
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4.0 / 5Excellent
Only two drawbacks were the musty smell of the lobby and the slow speed/quirkiness of the elevator operation. Otherwise a great historic hotel in a very central convenient location
Genuine Expedia guest review
Other trip Jul 4, 2015
tim
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4.0 / 5Excellent
Great location a bit pricey. Wait for a coupon. But worth trying once.
Genuine Expedia guest review
Other trip Jul 2, 2015
A Traveler
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5.0 / 5Outstanding
"A Treasure of a Hotel"
Loved it!! Beautiful hotel with friendly and helpful staff.A
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
1 night romance trip Jun 28, 2015
merta
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5.0 / 5Outstanding
"Great hotel"
Great hotel. Staff was always friendly, helpful, and prompt.
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
3 night family trip Jun 26, 2015
Lisa
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5.0 / 5Outstanding
"Middle of everything."
Excellent in every way. Convenient to city center, capitol, UT, dining, and entertainment. Only complaint is that I have to call them to get my email receipt that they didn't send as they said they would.
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
2 night romance trip Jun 26, 2015
William
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5.0 / 5Outstanding
"Great historiic hotel!!"
Hotel is beautiful, rooms are small but well appointed. The looby bar is a great place to relax and enjoy yourself. The only fault I found was the bed sheets were not cotton but a call to house keeping and they were changed for the next night. Not surprising, they don't have a pool which gave us a readon to get out and go paddle boarding on the lake!!! All in all a great stay!!
Genuine Expedia guest review
Other trip Jun 29, 2015
Kim
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5.0 / 5Outstanding
Such an amazing hotel .. I LOVE IT .. The staff was on point .. The room service was great .. The room was incredible ..
Genuine Expedia guest review
Other trip Jun 28, 2015
A Traveler
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5.0 / 5Outstanding
The hotel is more then we imagined. Perfect in every way would couldn't think of.
Genuine Expedia guest review
Other trip Jun 28, 2015
A Traveler
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5.0 / 5Outstanding
"Historic Driskill"
First part of my stay was for business, second part pleasure. Getting around was really easy, the service was great, nice southern hospitality, loved the historical decor, room and bed were very comfortable, short walking distance to all the local attractions and restaurants. I would recommend to others and if I'm ever in Austin, I would stay there again.
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
6 night business trip Jun 17, 2015
Valerie
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4.0 / 5Excellent
Comfortable beds, nice decor
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
3 night romance trip Jun 18, 2015
Patricia
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5.0 / 5Outstanding
"Downtown location was perfect!"
Charming hotel with super comfy beds and clean rooms. Staff was lovely and the gym was perfect. Good times at this place and would definitely stay again!
Genuine Expedia guest review
Other trip Jun 21, 2015
A Traveler
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3.0 / 5Good
"Great vibe - bad bedding!"
It's a great fun beautiful historic hotel. The food and drink were fabulous. The sheets on the bed were awful either polyester or v low grade sateen. It didn't help for a good nights sleep. $40 extra for parking is excessive!
Genuine Expedia guest review
Other trip Jun 20, 2015
A Traveler
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