Built in 1886 as the showplace of a cattle baron, The Driskill remains a landmark of legendary Texas hospitality. Located on Sixth Street in the heart of downtown Austin, the luxurious, historic hotel is convenient to all that the city has to offer, including the Texas State Capitol, convention center, opera, symphony, fine dining, shopping, and Austin's 6th Street music scene. Known as the "Live Music Capital of the World,®" Austin is home to nearly 200 music venues, many within walking distance of The Driskill.

Restored to its original opulence, The Driskill sets the standard for elegance in Austin, Texas. From the magnificent columned lobby with its marble floors and stained-glass dome to the classic, newly revitalized décor of the 189 guestrooms and suites, The Driskill ensures that every stay is a memorable one.

The saying goes: “Everything’s bigger in Texas.” No description is more befitting of The Driskill. Looming large in the Lone Star State’s rich history, the hotel’s dedication to service, memorable experiences, rich culinary delights and welcoming warmth are equally Texas-sized. Stroll through the opulent lobby, corridors and mezzanine for a glimpse into Texas’ storied past. Rest well in the serene comfort of one of our 189 well appointed guestrooms and suites. Meet, mix and mingle in a number of remarkable, out-of-the-ordinary meeting spaces. Indulge in a variety of flavors sourced in Austin and around the Lone Star State. A visit to The Driskill is simply unforgettable – we’d be honored to welcome you for a truly memorable stay.

1824
Jesse Lincoln Driskill born in Tennessee
1857
Jesse Driskill enters the cattle business
1872
Statewide Election permanently establishes Austin as the capital of Texas
1884
Driskill purchases lot at corner of Brazos and Pecan
Jan. 1887
The Driskill hosts its first inaugural ball
Oct. 1887
Colonel Driskill re-opens hotel under new management
May 1888
New Driskill owner
1893
The Driskill traded for California ranch
1895
Major George R. Littlefield acquires the hotel
1908
The hotel stages its first "election watch" party
1919
Governor William P. Hobby's inaugural ball
1934
Lyndon B. Johnson meets future wife
1950
6th Street entrance is closed
June 1969
The Driskill rooms close for remodeling
1970
Save-the-Driskill community effort
Oct. 1973
The Driskill is purchased by Braniff Hotels
1983
Lara Hotels sells The Driskill
1990
CapStar assumes minority ownership
1999
Grand re-opening Millennium celebration
2003
The Driskill Grill receives acknowledgement
2013
Hyatt Hotels acquires The Driskill
1849
Jesse Driskill comes to Texas by way of Missouri
1869
Driskill moves family to Austin
1880
Colonel Driskill becomes wealthy cattle baron
1886
Grand Opening of The Driskill
May 1887
The Driskill staff hired by Galveston's Beach Hotel
1888
Driskill family loses their fortune
1890
Colonel Driskill dies of a stroke
1894
The Driskill sold at auction
1903
Littlefield sells the hotel
1909
Barber shop and women's spa opens
1930
New annex is completed
1948
LBJ awaits U.S. Senate race results
1964
LBJ awaits Presidential re-election results
Nov. 1969
"Driskill Hotel's Fate Sealed"
Feb. 1973
The Driskill hosts a series of grand re-opening galas
1980
The Driskill is sold by Braniff
1986
Lincoln sells majority interest
1995
Great American Life Insurance purchases The Driskill
2002
1886 Café & Bakery opens
2007
Great American Life Insurance sells property
  • 189 historic guestrooms, including 14 spacious suites
  • 18,000 sq. ft. of historic meeting and event space
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi and wired high-speed internet
  • Concierge services
  • 24-hour fitness center
  • Massage services
  • Executive business center
  • Daily newspapers
  • Same-day laundry and dry cleaning services
  • Complimentary shoeshine
  • Pet-friendly accommodations

Checking off all the sights on your Austin bucket list is easy from The Driskill’s convenient city-center location. With an address on Brazos Street between 6th Street and 7th Street, our hotel offers a coveted glimpse into everyday Austin life from the city's vibrant downtown. Take the bus from a variety of stops nearby or simply stroll and enjoy countless restaurants, shops, and historic sites just moments from the hotel’s front doors.


PARKING: On-site valet parking is available at the nightly rate of $40 plus tax.


TRANSPORTATION CENTERS:

  • Austin Station: 1 mile
  • Austin–Bergstrom International Airport: 11 miles


Click here for Custom Driving Directions to The Driskill, at 604 Brazos Street, Austin, Texas, USA, 78701.

The Driskill604 Brazos StAustin TX 78701 View MapTel: 512-439-1234 Fax: 512-391-7057

We gladly welcome your most cherished travel companions at The Driskill with our Pampered Pet Program. Your pup can indulge in a range of amenities, such as a plush bed and gourmet treats. Inform us that you will be bringing your pet (or pets) with you prior to your arrival, noting a one-time, non-refundable fee of $100 will be applied to your room. Please keep in mind that pets must weigh 50 pounds and under, or two pets must weigh 75 pounds combined at most to be permitted to stay at The Driskill.

Enjoy the following inclusions for your dog’s perfect Driskill stay:

  • Custom Driskill pet bed
  • Gourmet pet treats from 1886 Café & Bakery
  • Designer dishes and mat
  • Bottled spring water
  • Supply of Driskill Doggie Business Bags
  • Map of Austin with designated pet-friendly areas

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