|location. located in downtown austin, texas, the driskill hotel was once the showplace of a cattle baron. Located seven miles from austin bergstrom international airport, this historic 12 story hotel is adjacent to sixth street entertainment district and less than one mile from the texas state capitol complex.
hotel features. gargoyles and busts of the driskill hotel's owner and his sons still peer out from high above each entrance, and shorhorn steer heads adorn the outer walls. The lobby's three story columns reach to a stained glass dome ceiling canopying marble floors. The hotel features a full service business center, elegant meeting facilities wired with high tech capabilities, and a fitness studio complete with stretching room and massage tables. The driskill grill offers contemporary american cuisine in elegant surroundings, while old texas style décor is found in the 1886 café & bakery, serving full breakfasts and light entrees daily. The driskill bar is furnished with cowhide couches and features an extensive wine list, native texas brews, and live piano music.
guestrooms. palatial guestrooms and suites span from the driskill's traditional wing, built in 1929 featuring the colorful surroundings of the texas hill country, to the historic wing's vaulted decorative ceilings, detailed woodwork and balconies. Both wings include original art, lavish draperies, and opulent beds featuring frette italian linens. Bathrooms are outfitted with black brazilian marble tile, brass fixtures and bathrobes. Nightly turndown service, minibars and expanded cable television are room standards. Complimentary guestroom amenities include coffee service, newspapers and high speed internet access.
expert tip. built in 1886, the driskill is rich in history and serves as a landmark of texas hospitality. Its dark mahogany bar with brass railings, scrolled mirrors and crystal globes was imported from germany and has been featured in many movies throughout the decades, including "cabaret" in 1972. This hotel is non smoking.
valet parking notice:
$25 per night with a $5 additional fee for oversized vehicles.