The Driskill Hotel

Always at the center of Austin’s city life, The Driskill is an icon of elegant style and Texas hospitality.

A Must See Beauty

The Driskill has been an impressive address since its construction in 1886 by a local cattle baron. The gorgeous marble and colonnaded lobby with its stained glass dome is worth the visit. The rooms are a luxurious combination of historic elegance coupled with modern conveniences—custom furniture, luscious beddings, and high-speed internet, plasma televisions. Artwork abounds throughout—from American masters and modern artists.

The Driskill Grill restaurant menu focuses on local Texas produce and game from an award-winning team of chefs. Voted on of the top US hotel restaurants, the Grill is a go-to choice for great food.  The 1886 Café & Bakery offers more casual fare well into the night while the The Driskill Bar is a stop-in spot for local, visitors, and power brokers amid classic Texas décor.

History, Ghosts and More

With such a long history, The Driskill has been the scene of its share of drama and spectacle. The original owner lost the hotel in a poker game and is believed to haunt the hotel today, US Presidents have called it home for a time, and, more familiarly, friends and family visit for holidays and special occasions that create long-lasting memories.