Ratings based on 1,130 Verified Reviews
They paid and stayed. We double-checked.
4.7 Room cleanliness
4.6 Service & staff
4.5 Room comfort
4.6 Hotel condition
They paid and stayed.
for Everyoneby A verified traveler
Nice hotel in downtown AustinPosted 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.
for Everyoneby A verified traveler from mobile, al
Beautiful, boutique hotelPosted 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.
for Familiesby A verified traveler
dirty towelsPosted 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.
for Everyoneby A verified traveler from Texas
Birthday in AustinPosted 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.
for Everyoneby A verified traveler from Seattle
Historic hotel in Austin, TXPosted 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.
for Everyoneby A verified traveler from NYC
Historic Stay in AustinPosted 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.
for Everyoneby 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.
for Business Travelersby A verified traveler from Washington DC
Extremely charming old hotel close to capitolPosted Jun 27, 2014
Pros: The style, charm and service
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.
for Everyoneby 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
for Business Travelersby 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.