How old is the Driskill Hotel in Austin Texas?
In 2013, The Driskill was purchased by Hyatt Hotels Corporation for $85 million, who embarked on an $8 million renovation of the hotel.
Why is the Driskill Hotel famous?
Located right smack in the middle of downtown on 6th Street, The Driskill Hotel is one of the most historically iconic landmarks in all of Austin. Conceived and built by Col. Jesse Driskill, the somewhat recently renovated (1996) hotel features 189 guest rooms and suites, a killer bar and a high-end grill.
What happened at the Driskill?
The story goes that in 1887—just one year after the Driskill opened its doors— the four year-old daughter of a U.S. Senator fell to her death when she tripped and tumbled down the grand staircase in the lobby while chasing a ball.
Is there a pool at the Driskill Hotel?
The 189-room Driskill Hotel sets a new standard for historic hotels. There’s no pool or other on-site amenities besides a nice fitness center and small massage room, but the location in the heart of Austin’s famous Sixth Street entertainment district is prime.
How many rooms does the Driskill Hotel have?
Timeless charm mingles with modern sophistication throughout our 189 guestrooms. Enjoy a classic ambiance accented with custom Austin touches in our unique guestrooms or step into old-world charm entrenched in Texas details in our historic suites.
Where do I park at Driskill Hotel?
The Driskill Parking
- LINE – $20. Cheapest bookable Garage.
- 720 Brazos St. – Perry Brooks – Garage – $30.
- 151 Ash St. ( 823 Congress Ave.) –
- Lot 555 – Lavaca Garage – $8. Cheapest Garage.
- <1 min walk - 612 Brazos Street.
- 2 min walk – 201 E 5th St Austin.
- $2.40. 1 min walk – 610 Brazos St Austin.