Get an overview of this hotelOpulent historic hotel in bustling downtown Austin


Entertainment district

Built in 1886 by a Texas cattle baron, this richly appointed hotel is in downtown's 6th Street Entertainment District, six blocks from the convention center and a half-mile from the State Capitol.

Renowned restaurant

The acclaimed Driskill Grill serves New American cuisine, while the Texas-themed bar features a fireplace and live piano music. Complimentary wireless Internet access is available in the ornate lobby.

Luxury bedding

Guestrooms feature modern custom furnishings, luxury bedding, unique artwork, cable televisions, complimentary wireless Internet access, ceiling fans, European bath amenities, and fully stocked minibars.

Hotel Amenities

Hotel Amenities

This Austin hotel adjoins the 6th Street Entertainment District and is two blocks from the Warehouse District, famed for its restaurants and live-music scene. The Driskill is a member of the National Trust Historic Hotels of America.

The hotel's mezzanine level has an impressive marble floor and a wraparound balcony overlooking bustling 6th and Brazos streets. Room service and concierge service are available around the clock. The 24-hour business center includes computers with complimentary high-speed Internet access. The property is smoke-free (fines apply for smoke-free violations).

  • Spa treatment room(s) 
  • Steam room 
  • Free newspapers in lobby 
  • Health club 
  • Bar/lounge 
  • Breakfast available (surcharge) 
  • Restaurant 
  • Coffee shop or café 
  • Limo or Town Car service available 
  • Business center 
  • Porter/bellhop 
  • Express check-out 
  • 24-hour front desk 
  • Express check-in 
  • Multilingual staff 
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk 
  • Total number of rooms - 189 
  • ATM/banking 
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service 
  • Year Built 1886 
  • Valet parking (surcharge) 
  • Elevator/lift 
  • Wedding services 
  • Concierge services 
  • Free WiFi 
  • One meeting room 
  • Luggage storage 
  • Laundry facilities 
  • Smoke-free property 

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Free Wi-Fi  
  • Laundry facilities  
  • In-room childcare (surcharge)  
  • Refrigerator (on request)  


Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi


Valet parking (surcharge)

Room Amenities

  • Premium TV channels 
  • Pay movies 
  • Video-game console 
  • Hypo-allergenic bedding available 
  • Premium bedding 
  • Room service (24 hours) 
  • Climate control 
  • Free weekday newspaper 
  • Air conditioning 
  • Ceiling fan 
  • Phone 
  • Minibar 
  • Refrigerator (on request) 
  • Daily housekeeping 
  • Private bathroom 
  • Designer toiletries 
  • Bathrobes 
  • Free toiletries 
  • Hair dryer 
  • Shower/tub combination 
  • In-room massage available 
  • In-room childcare (surcharge) 
  • Iron/ironing board 
  • In-room safe 
  • Desk 
  • Cable TV service 
  • Cribs/infant beds available 
  • Flat-panel TV 
  • Free WiFi 
  • iPod docking station 
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available 
  • Egyptian-cotton sheets 
  • Pillowtop mattress 

Where to Eat

Driskill Grill - Renowned restaurant serving New American cuisine. Seafood, steak, poultry, and vegetarian items, as well as prix fixe and tasting menus. Menu may include Macadamia Encrusted Ahi, Sautéed Wild Salmon, Flame-Grilled Filet Mignon. Award-winning wine list. Dinner only, Tuesday through Saturday.

1886 Café & Bakery - Lobby-level café and bakery with viewing window and mahogany bar. Breakfast, lunch, dinner, late-night desserts, beer, wine, cocktails. Sunday brunch menu until mid-afternoon. Open daily early morning to late evening.

Driskill Bar - Texas-themed lounge with stuffed longhorn head over the fireplace, cowhide couches, faux-snakeskin wallpaper. Live piano music Monday–Saturday, early evening to late evening. Signature drinks, Texas beers, extensive wine list, casual menu of appetizers and light entrees.

Nearby Things to Do

The 24-hour health club, located on the mezzanine level, has a fitness area overlooking the street. In addition to five weight machines, guests can work out on elliptical trainers, treadmills, stationary bikes, and stair steppers. Facilities include a stretching room and men's and women's locker rooms with steam rooms. Cold water and chilled face cloths are provided. Massage treatments are available by appointment (surcharge).

Town Lake, five blocks from the hotel, offers a 10-mile hiking and biking path along the Colorado River. Seasonal recreation includes canoeing, kayaking, and paddleboating. Golf courses are within 10 miles.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or near the hotel; fees may apply.

  • Golfing nearby 
  • Sailing nearby 
  • Bicycle rentals nearby 
  • Scooter/moped rentals nearby 
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby 


To make requests for specific accessibility needs, complete the “Special or Accessibility Requests" section of “Trip Preferences" when you book your hotel.

  • Accessible path of travel 
  • Accessible bathroom 
  • Roll-in shower 
  • Accessible parking 
  • In-room accessibility 
  • Accessibility equipment for the deaf 
  • Braille or raised signage 

Hotel Policies


Check-in time ends at Midnight

Minimum check-in age is 21

Check-in time starts at 4 PM


Check-out time is noon

Payment types


Pets allowed

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on hotel policy.

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.


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We should mention

Children 12 years old and younger stay free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding. The property has connecting/adjoining rooms, which are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation.

Awards & Affiliations

  • This property is affiliated with the International Gay & Lesbian Travel Association (IGLTA) and welcomes lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) guests.
  • The property is a member of Historic Hotels of America.

Park and Internet Promotion

Book a stay in the "Park and Internet" rate category now – December 20, 2016, for travel within the same period, and receive the following:

  • Valet parking
  • Premium wireless Internet access
Must book the "Park and Internet" rate category to qualify. Inclusions are valid for the duration of guest's stay. All hotel reservations are subject to availability and must be made in advance. Offer is not valid with groups/conventions and may not be combined with other promotional offers. Rate is per room per night, excluding service charges, taxes and other incidental expenses. Additional guests may be subject to additional hotel charges. Additional charges apply to room-type upgrades. A limited number of rooms are allocated to this offer. Guests are responsible for all charges exclusive of this offer. No refunds for any unused portion of the offer. Promotional blackout periods may apply due to seasonal periods or special events, and normal arrival/departure restrictions apply. Other restrictions may apply.

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