The hotel itself is wonderful. Sadly the 6th Street area in Austin is overrun by bums, panhandlers, and beggars. Several dozen were readily apparent, and the area no longer feels safe, at least to us. I recommend the hotel highly, but stay off of 6th Street unless you like being …
This old classic in the middle of Austin’s scene is the definition of Texas stately elegance. At the junction of 6th a stroll in any direction finds good food and great music. Do not leave without spending time at the longhorn themed bar.
This hotel is located in downtown Austin parking is by valet only in side of hotel .The staff is friendly rooms nice Forth floor smells of but I think the place is over 100 so doubt that can be fixed . The fitness center has technogym.
If you would like to step back in time and enjoy the beautiful architecture of a grand hotel, you will not be disappointed. Christmas season is a wonderful time to visit and enjoy the beautifully decorated lobby. Many venues in downtown Austin are close by as well.
We picked The Driskill because of its reputation for being a “traditional and classic” hotel and accepted its daily high rate. The hotel’s interior is classic and traditional, but unfortunately, the atmosphere was far from it. There were numerous parties at various locations wi…
"Pick one away from the elevators . . . very noisy otherwise."
"Opt for the historic building or a room with a view!"
"Historic section MAY be noisier than new section. New section is more difficult to reach: elevator to mezzanine, walk to another elevator."
"Rooms on the 6th street corner can be noisy but for me it was fine as I was out until the clubs closed anyway."
"Homes accessed from the Mezzanine are quiet and easily access the bar area and meeting rooms."