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The Driskill

604 Brazos St.
Austin, TX, 78701 , United States

TEL: (800) 252-9367

Built in 1886 by cattleman and ex-Confederate Colonel Jesse Driskill, whose goal was to create a “frontier palace,” The Driskill continues to be one of the most well-known hotels in Texas and is on the National Register of Historic Places. Renovated several times, most recently in the late 1990s, the Driskill has 189 restored rooms and suites that feature contemporary artwork and custom furniture. Its Romanesque exterior, with arched entrances and brick and limestone from the area, is a distinctive landmark along 6th Street in the heart of Austin’s downtown music and entertainment district.

Room to Book:

The historic wing of The Driskill has slightly smaller rooms, albeit with higher ceilings and balconies. Ghost hunters frequently ask for room 525, where two brides met an unhappy fate and are said to toy with hotel staff.

Insider Tip:

History lovers will appreciate the opulent Driskill Ballroom, which has played host to gubernatorial inauguration balls since the hotel’s opening and was where Lyndon Johnson addressed his supporters following the 1964 presidential election.


Open / Closes
  • Accessible by Public Transportation
  • Business Center
  • Breakfast Included
  • Concierge
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Gym/Fitness Center
  • Handicapped Accessible
  • Historic
  • Laundry Service
  • Maid Service
  • Meeting Room
  • Parking Fee
  • Pet Friendly
  • Parking Available
  • Room Service
  • Turndown
  • Valet Parking
  • WiFi

Number of Rooms: 189

Number of Suites: 21

Number of Restaurants: 2

Year Opened: 1886



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