The Driskill
The Driskill
4.5
Historic SitesArchitectural Buildings
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Monday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Tuesday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Wednesday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Thursday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Friday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Saturday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Sunday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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Austin's original and iconic hotel features beautiful Romanesque architecture from the late 1800's. With a grand entrance into the opulent lobby, you will be transported to an historic era, with its marble floors, stained-glass dome, and corridors filled with museum-quality artwork. Head up the grand staircase to the most authentic Texas bar in downtown Austin, with daily live music and happy hour.
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  • JenRed2014
    Buffalo, New York912 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Oldest hotel in Austin
    This is not a review of a hotel stay, just a visit to the building. This hotel is a fine example of the great architecture and design of the late 1800’s. The columns, ceilings, floors, staircases, furniture and decorations are fantastic. We sat in the upstairs lobby/restaurant for a while, just relaxing, as the bar wasn’t open. If you like old buildings, this is a great place to explore.
    Visited February 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written April 23, 2023
  • Deborah B
    6 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Gorgeous Hotel, but very pricey food and drinks.
    This hotel is a must see for the architecture alone. However, I'm not sure if I'd eat there again. We had breakfast one day at The Bakery at the Driskill, and I can only describe it as expensive chaos. We placed our order with the barrista, got a number, then discovered that there were absolutley no seats to be had. We ended up sharing a common table with four twenty somethings who spent the whole time complimenting each other on their selfies and voting on which ones to post. My American breakfast was mediocre. We also spent some time one evening at their famous bar, which is definitely worth a look for it's amazing architecture. Again, very pricey. One margarita, one beer and a bowl of truffle popcorn, set us back about $50.
    Visited April 2023
    Written April 30, 2023
  • JeffB32
    Bloomfield Township, Michigan4,128 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Delicious and Unique
    Not a review of the hotel, but the cafe. It is an odd little place where you stand in line to place your order for food, coffees, drinks, etc. After ordering you go find a seat and put a stick with your number on it - no rhyme or reason, but it works. Food was outstanding (eggs Benedict and all American of two eggs, bacon, toast). I don’t know how they do it, but server went right from kitchen counter to our table without having to look around for us (my wife watched). Definitely worth a morning meal.
    Visited April 2023
    Written May 6, 2023
  • karen187061
    Solihull, United Kingdom599 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Popped in for a mooch about and a drink.
    We ended up wishing we had stayed here for a few days. Completely different atmosphere from our own 5* hotel. It is an old Hotel with oodles of character, loved the lobby and the bars. You are allowed to have a good look round, I think they even do a free tour. We had breakfast at their 1856 (??) cafe and it was wonderful. The Hotel has a wonderful vibe from a bygone era, you feels as if you've gone back in time. We loved it.
    Visited June 2023
    Written July 3, 2023
  • janet y
    4 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    WOW!!!
    This was my favorite experience in Austin! What a beautiful hotel!!! All of the staff was very welcoming and friendly. The coffee shop was adorable and everything was beautiful and delicious! The bar and lounge open at 2pm- it would be a great place to have a glass of wine. I wish we stayed overnight!
    Visited December 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written December 11, 2023
  • maxpaste
    Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania1,084 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great business stay
    We were here for a business meeting and this hotel was fabulous. The hotel is very historic and well maintained. The rooms were clean and quiet. The meeting space was great as well. I can see why this hotel is a popular choice downtown.
    Visited February 2024
    Traveled on business
    Written February 24, 2024
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maxpaste
Mechanicsburg, PA1,084 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Business
We were here for a business meeting and this hotel was fabulous. The hotel is very historic and well maintained. The rooms were clean and quiet. The meeting space was great as well. I can see why this hotel is a popular choice downtown.
Written February 24, 2024
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janet y
4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Couples
This was my favorite experience in Austin! What a beautiful hotel!!! All of the staff was very welcoming and friendly. The coffee shop was adorable and everything was beautiful and delicious! The bar and lounge open at 2pm- it would be a great place to have a glass of wine. I wish we stayed overnight!
Written December 11, 2023
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mark w
Fort Lauderdale, FL10 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 • Business
the hotel stay was good and the service was excellent but trip advisor should provide more photographs of the hotel on their website
Written July 18, 2023
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karen187061
Solihull, UK599 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023
We ended up wishing we had stayed here for a few days. Completely different atmosphere from our own 5* hotel. It is an old Hotel with oodles of character, loved the lobby and the bars.

You are allowed to have a good look round, I think they even do a free tour. We had breakfast at their 1856 (??) cafe and it was wonderful.

The Hotel has a wonderful vibe from a bygone era, you feels as if you've gone back in time.

We loved it.
Written July 3, 2023
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tencatdaddy
Athens, GA414 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023
so much took place w/in these walls and it is well worth it just to visit to get a feel for the history of the state and Austin.
This is one of those "if these walls could talk" places that is well worth a visit just to experience the "aura".
Written June 7, 2023
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Salvatore C
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023 • Family
Good atmosphere. Not as family friendly as other venues but very enjoyable. Drinks are excellent. Very good location downtown.
Written June 4, 2023
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Alesia
Austin, TX14 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2022 • Couples
This really is a unique and beautiful space, just be ready for dead animals on all the walls but you know, we’re in TX. Everything else about it was cool and one of the rooms is supposedly haunted! OOOOoooOOoooo.

It’s very expensive to stay in so if money is nothing to you then it’s worth it, wooden floors and beautiful rooms. If expense matters, it would be a nice place to get tea and coffee with a friend, solo or maybe a date. Don’t bring an animal lover though.
Written May 13, 2023
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JeffB32
Bloomfield Township, MI4,128 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2023
Not a review of the hotel, but the cafe. It is an odd little place where you stand in line to place your order for food, coffees, drinks, etc. After ordering you go find a seat and put a stick with your number on it - no rhyme or reason, but it works. Food was outstanding (eggs Benedict and all American of two eggs, bacon, toast). I don’t know how they do it, but server went right from kitchen counter to our table without having to look around for us (my wife watched). Definitely worth a morning meal.
Written May 6, 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Deborah B
6 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2023
This hotel is a must see for the architecture alone. However, I'm not sure if I'd eat there again. We had breakfast one day at The Bakery at the Driskill, and I can only describe it as expensive chaos. We placed our order with the barrista, got a number, then discovered that there were absolutley no seats to be had. We ended up sharing a common table with four twenty somethings who spent the whole time complimenting each other on their selfies and voting on which ones to post. My American breakfast was mediocre. We also spent some time one evening at their famous bar, which is definitely worth a look for it's amazing architecture. Again, very pricey. One margarita, one beer and a bowl of truffle popcorn, set us back about $50.
Written April 30, 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

JenRed2014
Buffalo, NY912 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2023 • Couples
This is not a review of a hotel stay, just a visit to the building. This hotel is a fine example of the great architecture and design of the late 1800’s. The columns, ceilings, floors, staircases, furniture and decorations are fantastic. We sat in the upstairs lobby/restaurant for a while, just relaxing, as the bar wasn’t open. If you like old buildings, this is a great place to explore.
Written April 23, 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

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