Known as Austin’s iconic hotel, The Driskill is named one of the 15 Best Hotels in Austin, among the city’s top boutique and lifestyle spots to rest your head. With its "stately first impression" and "staff that takes pride in the hotel’s history", Condé Nast Traveler boasted that there is “no more authentically Texas hotel than this 1800s-era grand dame near downtown.” – Condé Nast Traveler, 2018
"Austin's most classic hotel" is named the Most Historic Hotel in Texas for a Timeless Getaway. "Built by cattle baron Jesse Driskill in 1886 and visited by Lyndon Johnson, it still remains Austin’s go-to spot. In addition to marble floors and a stained glass dome, the hotel has an extensive collection of art, including numerous Western paintings." – MSN, 2018
Making the list of 10 Historic, Grand Hotels in the South, The Driskill maintains the prestigious reputation that Colonel Driskill built it to have in 1886, in order to compete with palace hotels in New York, Chicago and San Francisco. "Today, the hotel is a music lover's dream, as it's right off Austin's booming Sixth Street." – USA Today, 2018
"Walk into The Driskill and you walk into a glorious past, not to be found in most hotels: chandeliers, dozens of paintings on each floor, lovely woodwork. All with every modern convenience, excellent places to eat, including the fine bar. And all right in the middle of Austin." – TripAdvisor Review, August 2018
"The stately Driskill Hotel provides a well kept and polished glimpse of another time in Austin. With an excellent location for discovering downtown Austin on foot, The Driskill provides service and well appointed rooms. A welcoming lounge and interesting dining options add to a great Texas hotel." – TripAdvisor Review, April 2018
Named one of the 10 Best Hotel Bars in America by USA Today in 2018, and The Best Bar in Texas in 2017 by Southern Living, The Driskill Bar is without question as Texas as it gets for downtown Austin bars. With its rustic leather couches, cowhide bar stools, details of revolvers, and the grand Texas Longhorn adorning the wall, it’s a unique experience on the list of things to do in Austin that you won’t want to miss.