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 iconic 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, including The Driskill Bar which hosts live music daily.
With 189 newly revitalized distinct guest rooms and signature suites, The Driskill offers a variety of accommodation types featuring classic styling, custom furniture and the rich colors of the Texas Hill Country. The Driskill offers guests an authentically Austin and distinctively Driskill culinary experience for guests and visitors at 1886 Café & Bakery, The Driskill Grill and The Driskill Bar. Guests can meet, mix and mingle in the rustic, Texas bar with daily live music, or reserve one of the remarkable, out-of-the-ordinary event spaces. The hotel is an iconic location for meetings and weddings and offers 18,000 square feet of elegant spaces. It was at The Driskill where Lyndon B. Johnson celebrated his presidential victory, as well as the spot where a variety of Texas governors hosted their inaugural ball. Featuring timeless design details and outfitted with modern technologies, each of the meeting and event spaces tells its own unique story.
More than 131 years after opening, The Driskill remains a beloved icon in Austin and one of the most well-known hotels in Texas.