Ratings based on 1,130 Verified Reviews

They paid and stayed. We double-checked.
4.6 out of 5
95% of guests recommend
4.7 Room cleanliness
4.6 Service & staff
4.5 Room comfort
4.6 Hotel condition
They paid and stayed.
We double-checked.
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler

Nice hotel in downtown Austin

Posted Jul 15, 2014
Pros: The hotel staff was very pleasant, rooms were clean, hotel was clean. Bar was inviting and comfortable. Breakfast was very tasty.
Location: Hotel is located in downtown Austin within walking distance to many bars and restaurants.
The hotel staff was very pleasant and hotel was clean. Food was good, bar and restaurant was very nice and staff very personable. Rooms were lovely and clean.
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler from mobile, al

Beautiful, boutique hotel

Posted Jul 14, 2014
We stayed at The Driskell for girls weekend trip. It is a beautiful hotel, but the rooms are very small. The first room we were assigned had a view of the air conditioning units, so we asked to change. Our second room's view was the same, but a higher floor, so we could see other things, as well. We did not have a car, and there is nothing within walking distance, except 6th Street for bars at night. We did enjoy the lobby bar and grill. And the staff was all very friendly and polite. Next time, I would stay somewhere that is within walking distance of things to do.
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Families
by A verified traveler

dirty towels

Posted Jul 14, 2014
The hand towels were extremely dirty with matters I don't wish to write about. The hotel was a GREAT experience and would stay again.
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler from Texas

Birthday in Austin

Posted Jul 9, 2014
The hotel is great. We stayed in the historical section. Desk clerk asked why we came to Austin. Told him it was for my birthday. After taking the luggage up, we went down to 6th Street for a margarita. When we got back to the room, there was champagne. Great experience.
3 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler from Seattle

Historic hotel in Austin, TX

Posted Jun 30, 2014
Pros: Sense of history and lovely stained glass decorations.
Cons: Bedroom and bathroom.
Location: Hotel's only a block away from Congress Avenue for shopping and West 6th street for Country and Western music, Texana, etc.
The Driskill Hotel is historic. LBJ used to hold his victory parties there--you can almost smell the cigar smoke! The high price is for the excellent location downtown and the beautifully restored public areas. The room was small and the bed was way too soft. The bathroom seemed to have the original tile and the walk in shower was poorly designed. For the price, I was surprised that the bathroom lacked the amenities one expects in a high end hotel. Breakfast was fine. Room service was OK but very pricy.
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler from NYC

Historic Stay in Austin

Posted Jun 29, 2014
We were offered an upgrade to the LBJ Suite. Old style furnishings, great experience. Nice bar with live music every night. Do not expect the polish of an Intercontinental or major league hotel chain, but you will be surrounded by the charm of a landmark historic place.
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler from Los Angeles

The hotel is wonderful with character.

Posted Jun 28, 2014
While I loved the hotel, it had no vending machines and the gentlemen referred me to a liquor/grocery store across the street that was no longer there. I was in the Senate Room (501) but the bathroom smelled of mildew.
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Business Travelers
by A verified traveler from Washington DC

Extremely charming old hotel close to capitol

Posted Jun 27, 2014
Pros: The style, charm and service
Cons: Nothing
Location: Located six blocks from the State Capitol. It is a must stay for anyone that has business at the Capitol
This hotel is a jewel hidden in downtown Austin. It is only six blocks from the State Capitol and has a history (built in 1886) and charm that you cant find in hotels today. It has beautiful architecture accented by wood and marble. The hotel staff are very attentive and meet your every need. The food is excellent. This is a great experience that you should take advantage of if you need to stay in Austin. I highly recommend it.
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by Rob from San Francisco

Posted Jun 23, 2014
Pros: Great old-school detail well maintained - nice high ceilings. And location! You are staying SOMEPLACE.
Location: smack in the center of everything in Austin - walk or uber. Dont bother with a car.
Friendly, responsive, and something special architecturally
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Business Travelers
by A verified traveler

Posted Jun 22, 2014
My stay here was wonderful. The staff were helpful and bright to talk with. The lobby is incredible.... I could spend many happy hours just soaking in the ambiance.