The safety and wellbeing of our guests and colleagues is always a top priority. In light of COVID-19 and for precautionary measures, the following services and facilities will be impacted. For inquiries, please contact the hotel directly.


  • Limited service available -  Food Service, Bar Service, Fitness Center, Parking (service only Thurs-Sat., until 10/4/2020)
  • Unavailable until further notice – Business Center
  • Face coverings – Required in hotel indoor public areas and when moving around in outdoor areas

Government mandate - This location may have COVID-19 travel restrictions in place including national, local and health advisories and requirements. Learn more


View the complete list of our new safety guidelines and procedures.

Austin’s Original and Iconic Hotel, The Driskill

Recognized as a coveted Austin hotel since 1886, The Driskill offers a historic setting entrenched in timeless charm. With a prime downtown location off 6th Street, our hotel is the perfect vantage point for exploring Austin’s entertainment district and beyond. Surrounded by Austin’s foodie scene, nightlife, and live music, we’re less than 10 minutes by foot from historic attractions like the Texas State Capitol Building and Congress Avenue Bridge. Experience the luxury rooms, storied dining, and impeccable service that only The Driskill can provide.

  • Free Internet Access
  • Restaurant On-Site
  • Room Service
  • Fitness Center
  • Pet Friendly
  • Digital Key
  • Digital Check-In
  • Laundry
  • Concierge
  • Meeting Facilities
  • Business Services
    Unavailable until further notice
Safety First, Wellbeing Always

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Rooms + Suites

Cattle Baron Bedroom The Driskill
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Cattle Baron Bedroom The Driskill

Our newly updated guestrooms mingle timeless Texas charm with modern sophistication. Experience the unique setting of each room type and luxury suite.

Our Hotel

Hotel History

Historic Exterior The Driskill

Hotel History

Austin, Texas, features a rich historic tradition that dates back for centuries. The Driskill, one of the city’s most prominent hotels, is part of its story. Conceptualized and built during the 1880s, The Driskill began as a bare plot of land purchased for $7,500 by Colonel Jesse Driskill, a prominent cattle baron and civic leader. In just two years, this plot was transformed into one of the most notable luxury hotels within Austin and beyond.

Since its advent, The Driskill has seen glamorous galas and a host of notable visitors. Just two weeks after its opening, the hotel hosted an inaugural ball for Texas Governor Sul Ross. This tradition continued through tumultuous periods of closing and reopening. As an Austin landmark, the hotel’s legacy was preserved when it opened once more, with owners vowing to never let it close again.

In 1934, Lyndon Baines Johnson brought his future wife, Lady Bird Johnson, on their first date at The Driskill Grill. During Johnson’s presidency, The Driskill welcomed the White House press corps on official business, and the Governor’s Suite became President Johnson’s favorite place to stay while in Austin. Today, the hotel boasts timeless spaces that each tell a story of their own, whether they be notable dignitaries enjoying a night out, or charming stories experienced by guests. The Driskill’s history is one that endures, beckoning new visitors to create their own stories, too.

For an added dose of history during your visit, stop by the Texas State Capitol Building and the LBJ Presidential Library to learn more about Austin's vibrant heritage.

24-Hour Fitness Center

Lifestyle Recreation Running The Driskill

24-Hour Fitness Center

With premium equipment such as treadmills, ellipticals, recumbent bicycles, and more, our 24-hour Fitness Studio allows you to easily match your routine back home. For ultimate comfort, the Fitness Studio comprises two private steam rooms, showers, and dressing rooms.

Business Center

Lifestyle Business Man Desk The Driskill

Business Center

Open 24 hours daily, the Executive Business Center offers all the features you require, including Dell® workstations, color printers, fax machines, and copiers, as well as office supplies and secretarial services upon request.


We gladly welcome your most beloved travel companions with The Driskill’s Pampered Pet Program. Your pup will be spoiled with true Texas hospitality and amenities including a plush dog bed and food dishes. Please inform the hotel that you will be bringing your pet (or pets) with you prior to your arrival.


A $100 one-time, non-refundable fee will be charged to your room.

Weight Limits

Dogs must weigh 50 pounds or under, or two dogs must weigh 75 pounds combined at most to be permitted to stay at The Driskill.

Special Events


Wedding Cakes On Table The Driskill


Since 1886, The Driskill has earned its iconic status as an unrivaled wedding venue for grand, opulent and timeless celebrations.


Ballroom The Driskill


Choose from over 18,000 sq. ft. of unique event space, where each room tells a story of the hotel’s historic past.

Photos + Reviews

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Lobby The Driskill
5.0 Stars

The best hotel in Austin

If you like history elegance & service, look no further. This one beats the 4 Seasons. I have stayed at both many times and I have make the Driskill my home-away-from-home when I'm in Austin. It's an easy walk to the convention center and most areas downtown.
Kato M Denver, Colorado
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