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The Driskill, Austin

#2 of 18 in Historic Sites in Austin
Architectural Building · Historic Site
Designed with a distinct Romanesque-style in 1886, The Driskill is one of the oldest hotels in the country. Built by Jesse Driskill, a cattleman who spent his entire fortune on attempting to build one of the finest hotels in the area, the building is a popular meeting place for prominent lobbyists, legislators, and leaders. Wander inside and experience the lavish interior of the lobby and stop and have a drink at the bar while listening to live music. Plan your visit to The Driskill and a wealth of other attractions, well-known and undiscovered, using our Austin tour itinerary builder website.
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  • Decided to take my teenagers out of the house for spring break and Austin is the closest city with the coolest place to visit! Wanted something interesting for them to stay so the Driskill it was...  more »
  • Beautiful historic property! Immaculately kept..... we stayed in a high floor city view room..... quiet.... comfortable.... slept great.... room had a sink in the bathroom + a separate vanity outside....  more »
  • Love this hotel. It is near everything, charming and superbly staffed. If you appreciate historical properties over slick and modern, definitely the best hotel to stay at downtown. And the cinnamon roll is an absolute must have. Delicious!
  • Our stay was beyond wonderful. The front desk staff was unbelievably kind and accommodating. Room service and valet were outstanding. The in-hotel cafe was great; my only complaint would be that the service was a little bit inattentive and the prices seemed really high. The food was spectacular, though! We will be staying again!

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