The Texas State Capitol building in Austin. Some beautiful architecture nestling within serene park grounds. It is here that the laws of Texas are hammered out, some of which can be quite controversial. You can tour the building most days, either on your own or with a tour guide. Be sure to spend some time looking at the finer details inside the building itself, such as the ornate door hinges and wall decorations which include portraits of all the Texas governors.
#architecture Bat departure M.O.S.H - mobile office studio home. As best I can tell, three dudes drive this around the country while they figure out what to do with themselves.
Check them out at 7cees.org. Austin, Texas at night. The statue of famous musician Stevie Ray Vaughan invites you to come and check out a city that claims to be the live music capital of the United States. Tons of music venues can be found throughout the city, especially around its famed 6th Street.
During all nights of the week, great live music can be found of all varieties! Austin has a pretty great skyline, especially lit up at night. The reflections of the Austin skyline off Lady Bird Lake The skyline of Austin continues to grow and change, and is a constant source of photographic inspiration for me. I have shot it from so many angles, and am always looking for new ones. I grabbed this one yesterday while we had some nice clouds in the sky and cooler temps in the air. All in all, a great start to what is hopefully going to become winter around here! :-) From http://nomadicpursuits.com/ Easy hike for everyone and depending on when you visit the park rangers may or may not allow you to go into the water due to high levels of bacteria. Cherry pie doughnut holes, known as Cherry Bombs. Cake doughnut holes topped with cherry glaze and sprinkled with cinnamon, sugar and cake-mix. A view of Austin fro the boardwalks on Ladybird Lake, directly south of the city. A great spot for walking, running or just enjoying the views of downtown Austin! As always Zilker provides the best waterlilies! Start going from April through August! It is hot during the day, but so pretty! Also if you go in the morning you can get some great shots and be done before it's too hot!
Taken with Canon T3i and edited with Aperture. Right before sundown, millions of bats fly out from underneath the bridge and put on a show. #Colorful #atx #flipintexfotos #bluehoir #batbridge Koriente has delicious Asian cuisine in a cool atmosphere. You order at the counter and the food is ready quickly. Entrees are inexpensive-- $6-$9. Rotundas always seems to be extraordinary #lifeatexpedia So, in March there isn't a lot of flowery things to take pics of at Zilker Botanical Gardens, but I was able to get a few things. mostly macro. Even though I borrowed my mom's DSLR I was using my Olloclip more. Bilker is a beautiful place to stop at any time of year. There are water falls, trails, butterflies, and cool cactus garden. Since SXSW is starting it was pretty busy, but in April, like Mayfield, everything changes and because it's getting warmer the flowers are everywhere!
Taken with iPhone 6 using Olloclip and edited with Aperture. The Bob Bullock Texas State History Museum at night.
Located in Austin, Texas, this museum tracks Texas history from its earliest occupants through to the present day. It makes for an interesting few hours.
The museum is also home to Austin's IMAX theater which always offers great documentaries and feature movies, in standard or 3D. Observe warning signs. #troverATX Congress Avenue Bridge. August, 2011. Jalapeño cheddar sausage and moist brisket will activate your flavor sensors, but warm them up first with some fried pickles. House brews are great too, with enough variety to suit every wish (lager, amber, pale ale, etc). Reasonable prices. This huge, beautiful tree lives near the Central Market playground and is a favorite with kids. Its huge branches grow out in all directions, many of them conveniently arching all the way to the ground to provide easy access for children. #treetrove The Dome at the Capital Building, Austin Texas
#architecture #tnkarts #building #rotunda #urban #historic #austintx #austin #texas We didn't get to explore it much but this building was a wonder at night An ACL sunset The beautiful Dome at the Hey cupcakes is a one of the many trailers that lines a street in downtown Austin, these cupcakes are huge and run out quickly. State Capitol Need a way to get around in Austin? Use the pedicabs. #6thstreet #Colorful #flipintexfotos #atx Only have craft beers made in Texas Capitol evening Look for the sneaker art during the Trover walking tour of East Austin. The Circuit of the Americas race track in Austin, Texas. A phenomenal purpose-built track about 30 mins away from downtown Austin, it's home to the American Formula One car race held in November of each year.
The track, also referred to as COTA, is also host to MotoGP, Le Mans and various other races throughout the year including vintage cars. The Aussie V8 Supercars raced here in 2013. The track also successfully bid to host the popular X Games.
The track also can be rented by car clubs from around the USA. Additionally, you can visit the track and view it from its main tower for about US$20.00. Texas Capitol Jimmy Ray Vaughan statue along the lake. View of Barton Springs from Barton Springs Rd. in Austin. The water is beautiful and the weather is usually perfect for paddle boarding or other water activities. Capital A perfectly balanced salty/sweet margarita and delicious table-side guacamole make Iron Cactus a must-have when in Austin. Thirst exhibit installation on lady Bird Lake, hike&bike trail The graffiti park at Castle Hill in Austin, Texas. Lots of very creative work here, and some neat exploring to do through this concrete fort sitting in urban Austin. Keep an eye out for dangerous rod iron as you negotiate the climb up the hill! Chuy's No. 1 on Barton Springs Dr. In Austin opened in 1982. This was a new kind of funky retro hipster Tex-Mex joint with ceilings armored in hubcaps and with lighted '58 Cadillac fins jutting out of the walls. Many people flocked here to try out fajitas for the first time. 33 years and 50 locations later, the hubcaps have not tarnished on the birthplace of the It's long way up to the cupola of the Texas Capitol, but you can make out the letters of the word TEXAS around the star. This is a very impressive building. Bat Bridge A nicely yarnbombed stop sign in French Place. #Austin #streetart #yarnbomb Nutella peanut butter gelato at Tèo. Yes, please. Android in google village. SXSW rocks! My contribution: a Trover stencil. #Trover #SXSW #graffiti party The Texas State Capitol, completed in 1888 in Downtown Austin, contains the offices and chambers of the Texas Legislature and the Office of the Governor. Designed in 1881 by architect Elijah E. Myers, it was constructed from 1882 to 1888 under the direction of civil engineer Reuben Lindsay Walker. A $75 million underground extension was completed in 1993. The building was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1970 and recognized as a National Historic Landmark in 1986.The Texas State Capitol is 308 feet (94 m) tall, making it the sixth tallest state capitol and one of several taller than the United States Capitol in The Texas State Capitol by night from the Congress Avenue. The beautiful pink granite looks lovely lit up on all sides. Beautiful structure with some lovely views.
#stunningstructures There are two long hallways at the capitol building here in Austin that almost look like mirror images of each other. The lights are perfect, the floors are shined, and everything lines up. Always great for a symmetrical shot. Tip: This is also a great black and white shot! #architecture Capital Building, Austin Texas. Inside the Rotunda
#architecture #tnkarts #building #rotunda #urban #historic #austintx #austin #texas Capitol dome Austin Natural spring fed, cold cold water!! Vegan wonderfulness. Open Tues-Sat noon-6, or until the food runs out! Downtown Austin, Texas skyline as seen from the hike and bike trail that surrounds Lady Bird Lake. Observing graffiti at the HOPE Outdoor Gallery
Parking is free for 2 hours and along the street. Austin artist BRiKS put this giant piece up. I have done this before. But this shot I think came out the best. #tnkarts #niborderlens #steelwool #austintx #skyline During the summer months in Austin, Texas, millions of Mexican Freetail bats nest underneath the Congress Street bridge downtown. Go there at sunset and you will be able to see them leave the bridge and head out for their nightly feed. Luckily, they just go for insects! Seeing them swarm into the dusk sky is quite a sight! Restoration starts with a shiny new Chevrolet badge. Texas State Capitol Building Create your own Trover t-shirt at the best party in town. Join us for live street art, car painting, and a free drink. Next food you'll find some great food trucks.
Last chance to party Monday 6-9pm. Order at the food truck and dine under the tent. Line moves pretty fast. The pork ribs were excellent. The moist brisket was a bit peppery, but a dose of BBQ sauce cuts it nicely for an overall pleasing flavor. Come early before they run out of brisket! Stop by Gourdough's across the street for some Sea salt caramel gelato with chocolate. This stuff is insanely delicious. It's worth a trip in itself, but the whole menu at Blue Dahlia is quite good. A #stikman in the crosswalk on 2nd street. This made me paws. A crazy art car in Hyde Park. This one I processed it a bit. Brought up the contrast and a bit more saturation. It made the patterns of this building stand out much more
#architecture #tnkarts #building #urban #austintx #austin #texas #downtown TX State Bird (mockingbird) in front of State Capitol bldg. happy July 4th. Different shades of #green
View from hike and bike trail bridge over to Barton Springs Rd bridge. #austin Impressive building worth a visit Another alternative thing to do in Austin is swim in the natural spring fed pool.
It's just south of downtown, still in the city proper and is really quite gorgeous. Great Pulled Pork! Fun stuff here! We enjoyed delicious coffee made from locally roasted beans. And the Pionono was amazing, too. (Cake soaked in kalhua liquer and coffee syrup with strawberries and whipped cream.) Beautiful blue bonnets are the Texas state flower. Also... This is a private garden, but when the gate is open your welcome to go in and enjoy.... Yummy cheap pho open till 4 am on Saturdays 1am all week :) A charming hula hoop #stencil. #austin #streetart #REVOLT on the side of Home Slice pizza. #Austin #streetart Snacks on the patio Austin, Texas at night. A great city where you can have a brilliant time day or night. It has a strong live music scene, especially around the 6th Street area. Also, you'll find superb eateries and bars, ranging from Tex-Mex to modern fusion, which you can eat in either standard brick and mortar restaurant or at the growing number of food vans. The latter seem to bring a wider international variety to the fray, including great Asian and Mediterranean foods. Deathfox piece at Castle Hill. Texans are very proud of this building, as they should be. I like Wisconsin's Capitol much better. #Austin Met up with one friend who we met through USA Track and Field of Albany at the Friehaufer's Women Run. Carmin and her hubbie live and work in the Austin area. Carmin is an elite athlete who had run all over the world. Visited the capital of Texas. Cool city despite walking around in the rain at some points. Sooo many food trucks! The Capitol is harder to navigate through than one might think. Take the guided tour. Great walking path and beautiful views The 360 Bridge in Austin on a rather gloomy New Years...
#LifeAtExpedia A fun rootsy, dive-bar with a great food truck out back - East Side King. Really rocking on the weekends. Gem under Cesar Chavez I got 99 problems but this pizza ain't one. #Stencil on Home Slice Pizza. #Austin #streetart Curious art and terrific food. Authentic east Austin! The Austin Nature Center is a great place to take kids. It has hands-on kid-friendly exhibits, a big sandbox with model dinosaur fossils inside for kids to discover, and an animal sanctuary with a bobcat, a coyote, foxes, snakes, spiders, lizards, owls, and more. And it's free! #austin #KidsFun #Colorful trailer by #bRiKS and Lucas Aoki at Castle Hill Texas Natural Science Center A drafthouse/movie theater. What an AMAZING idea. LA are you listening? #Sly at work on East 5th. #austin #graffiti #streetart #gats sticker on South Congress. #austin #streetart Austin, Texas
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Get an overview of this hotelNewly revitalized and opulent historic hotel in bustling downtown Austin

Popular property highlights

Pets allowed
Free WiFi
Restaurant
Business center
Laundry facilities

Entertainment district

Built in 1886 by a Texas cattle baron, this richly appointed hotel is in downtown's 6th Street Entertainment District, six blocks from the convention center and a half-mile from the State Capitol. The Lady Bird Lake is just blocks away.

Renowned restaurant

The acclaimed Driskill Grill serves New American cuisine, while the Texas-themed bar features a fireplace and live piano music. Complimentary WiFi is available throughout the hotel and in all guestrooms.

Luxury bedding

All newly revitalized guestrooms feature modern custom furnishings, luxury bedding, unique artwork, cable televisions, complimentary wireless Internet access, ceiling fans, European bath amenities, and fully stocked minibars.

Languages Spoken

The Driskill - in the Unbound Collection by Hyatt

Hotel Amenities

Hotel Amenities

This newly revitalized Austin hotel adjoins the 6th Street Entertainment District and is two blocks from the Warehouse District, famed for its restaurants and live-music scene.

The hotel's mezzanine level has an impressive marble floor and a balcony overlooking bustling 6th and Brazos streets. Other hotel amenities include room service, concierge service, and a 24-hour business center. Enjoy the 24-hour fitness center or take advantage of the spa services on site. Complimentary WiFi is available throughout the hotel and in all rooms. The property is smoke-free (fines apply for smoke-free violations).

  • Express check-in 
  • Bar/lounge 
  • Elevator/lift 
  • 24-hour front desk 
  • Spa treatment room(s) 
  • Porter/bellhop 
  • Express check-out 
  • Year Built 1886 
  • Coffee shop or café 
  • Steam room 
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service 
  • Free WiFi 
  • Limo or Town Car service available 
  • Valet parking (surcharge) 
  • Smoke-free property 
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk 
  • Spa services on site 
  • Terrace 
  • Luggage storage 
  • Breakfast available (surcharge) 
  • ATM/banking 
  • Number of restaurants - 2 
  • 24-hour business center 
  • Concierge services 
  • Total number of rooms - 189 
  • 24-hour fitness facilities 
  • One meeting room 
  • Wedding services 
  • Multilingual staff 
  • Free newspapers in lobby 

Internet

Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • French
  • German
  • Spanish

Parking

Valet parking (surcharge)

Room Amenities

  • Premium TV channels 
  • Pay movies 
  • Hypo-allergenic bedding available 
  • Premium bedding 
  • Room service (24 hours) 
  • Air conditioning 
  • Ceiling fan 
  • In-room climate control (air conditioning) 
  • Free weekday newspaper 
  • Phone 
  • Minibar 
  • Daily housekeeping 
  • Designer toiletries 
  • Private bathroom 
  • Bathrobes 
  • Hair dryer 
  • In-room massage available 
  • Shower/tub combination 
  • Cable TV service 
  • Iron/ironing board 
  • In-room safe 
  • Desk 
  • Free WiFi 
  • iPod docking station 
  • Number of bathrooms -  
  • Rollaway/extra beds (surcharge) 
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available 
  • Egyptian-cotton sheets 
  • Pillowtop mattress 
  • Plasma TV 

Where to Eat

Driskill Grill - Renowned restaurant serving New American cuisine. Seafood, steak, poultry, and vegetarian items, as well as prix fixe and tasting menus. Menu may include Macadamia Encrusted Ahi, Sautéed Wild Salmon, Flame-Grilled Filet Mignon. Award-winning wine list. Dinner only, Tuesday through Saturday.

1886 Café & Bakery - Lobby-level café and bakery with viewing window and mahogany bar. Breakfast, lunch, dinner, late-night desserts, beer, wine, cocktails. Sunday Blues brunch menu, offered 11AM-2PM with Antone's music venue. Monthly beer dinners that feature a local brewery with a 3 course dinner. Open daily early morning to late evening.

Driskill Bar - Award winning Texas-themed lounge with stuffed longhorn head over the fireplace, cowhide couches, faux-snakeskin wallpaper. Live music every day of the week, early to late evening. Signature drinks, Texas beers, extensive wine list, casual menu of appetizers and light entrees.

Nearby Things to Do

The 24-hour fitness center, located on the mezzanine level, has a fitness area overlooking the street. In addition to five weight machines, guests can work out on elliptical trainers, treadmills, stationary bikes, and stair steppers. Facilities include a stretching room and men's and women's locker rooms with steam rooms. Cold water and chilled face cloths are provided. Massage treatments are available by appointment (surcharge).

Town Lake, five blocks from the hotel, offers a 10-mile hiking and biking path along the Colorado River. Seasonal recreation includes canoeing, kayaking, and paddle boating. Golf courses are within 10 miles.

The recreational activities listed below are available either onsite or near the hotel; fees may apply.

  • Scooter/moped rentals nearby 

Spa Services

  • Deep tissue massage 
  • Swedish massage 
  • Prenatal massage 
  • Number of treatment rooms 2 
  • Sports massage 
  • Massages 

Accessibility

If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please note them at check-out when you book your room.

  • Accessible bathroom 
  • Roll-in shower 
  • In-room accessibility 

Hotel Policies

Check-in

Check-in time ends at 2 AM

Check-in time starts at 4 PM

Minimum check-in age is 21

Check-out

Check-out time is 11 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Kids stay free! Up to 2 children 17 years old and younger stay free when using existing bedding.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are available for USD 30.0 per stay.

Pets

  • Pets allowed for an extra charge of USD 100 per pet, per stay
  • Dogs only
  • 1 per room (up to 50 lb)

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.
Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property.

Fees

Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.
  • Breakfast fee: between USD $5 and USD $30 for adults, USD $5 and USD $20 for children (approximately)
  • Valet parking fee: USD 45 per night (in/out privileges)
  • Pet fee: USD 100 per pet, per stay
  • Early check-in fee: USD 50.00
  • Rollaway bed fee: USD 30.0 per stay
The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

Hotel Name

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  • The Driskill Hotel Austin
  • Driskill Unbound Collection Hyatt Hotel Austin
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We should mention

Reservations are required for massage services. Reservations can be made by contacting the hotel prior to arrival, using the contact information on the booking confirmation. Up to 2 children 17 years old and younger stay free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding. The property has connecting/adjoining rooms, which are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation.


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