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The Driskill, Austin

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#2 of 18 in Historic Sites in Austin
Architectural Building · Historic Site
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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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  • Amazingly Stunning inside. The inside of this place was like taking a step back in time. The food here was also delicious. The most awesome turkey club ever and delicious eggs and potatoes. The... 
    Amazingly Stunning inside. The inside of this place was like taking a step back in time. The food here was also delicious. The most awesome turkey club ever and delicious eggs and potatoes. The...  more »
  • I loved this place! I had the Texas revolver drink on multiple days and couldn't get enough of the atmosphere this place offers. Great history and some good music. 
    I loved this place! I had the Texas revolver drink on multiple days and couldn't get enough of the atmosphere this place offers. Great history and some good music.  more »
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  • The hotel is well located, within walking distance to many great restaurants and bars. Interior is old but well maintained, very classy. The cafe in the lobby, we didn’t realize that local people would come to this place to have brunch on Sundays until we see taking off. Also the bar at the hotel is really good as well. Glad we took advantage of them during our stay. The staff were super friendly. David and Luke at the front entrance valet are genuinely friendly and went above and beyond helping us to get in and out of hotel with tons of luggage
  • The hotel is absolutely beautiful & there’s a lot of fun facts and history behind every door knob and picture frame. Great place to stay for an Austin experience. Since The Driskill is in the heart of downtown, there is so much to do. I took some suggestions from Jake at the front desk. He embodies all things hospitality. He really knows how to spark a stay. Many thanks to Jake for making this trip to Texas one to remember.

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