The Driskill, in The Unbound Collection by Hyatt

Austin's Iconic Landmark Hotel

Rated 8.5 in 415 reviews. 126 rooms.


Originally built in 1886, The Driskill elegantly combines authentic Texas charm with modern sophistication. From the magnificent columned lobby with its marble floors and stained-glass dome, to the classic, newly revitalized décor of the guestrooms and suites, each unique space is steeped in history. Enjoy timeless Texas cuisine and dine on famous dishes that have been around for centuries. Experience the vibrant Austin culture from the heart of downtown Austin, including live music at The Driskill Bar, named Best Bar in Texas by Southern Living. The hotel's central location on Sixth Street is also convenient to visit the Texas State Capitol, shopping, the University of Texas and more.

What makes this hotel special?

From the staff's pride in the rich stories and significance of the Texas landmark, to the architectural detail and design of the hotel built in 1886, the history behind the walls is what makes The Driskill unlike any other.

What makes the destination worth visiting?

The Live Music Capital of the World is vibrant culture in downtown Austin, complete with a trendy food and drink scene, beautiful outdoor hiking and biking near the Lady Bird Lake, and the stunning Texas State Capitol Building.

Who is the typical guest at this hotel?

From the Texas native, to the modern day traveler from a foreign country, a wide range of guests make it a point to visit the legendary historic landmark that is The Driskill.

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Recommended Nearby

A guide to great places near The Driskill, in The Unbound Collection by Hyatt

  1. Firehouse Hostel and Lounge

    A hidden speakeasy set inside Austin’s oldest standing fire station - a popular spot for locals and tourists who know where to look. Check more here:

    34 m from hotel
    605 Brazos St Ste 100

  2. The Driskill Bar

    Into tech celebrity spotting? You'll be sure to "run into" a few web celebrities here. Just don't make it look like you're stalking them, which you are. - Royal Frasier

    43 m from hotel
    604 Brazos St

  3. Paramount Theatre

    VH1 Rock Docs DOWNLOADED World Premieres here at SXSW 2013!Napster: The Music. The battle. The revolution. Directed by Alex Winter.

    178 m from hotel
    713 Congress Ave

  4. Midnight Cowboy

    How can you go wrong with a former massage parlor/brothel converted to a speakeasy from the people behind the Drafthouse? NOTE: Have to visit for reservations.

    179 m from hotel
    313 E 6th St

  5. Alamo Drafthouse Cinema – Ritz

    Best movie theater in the WORLD. Hands down. No corporate nonsense just 100% badassness. Don't talk or they will take your ass out!

    204 m from hotel
    320 E 6th St

  6. Eddie V's Prime Seafood

    Possibly some of the best steak I've ever had in my life.

    213 m from hotel
    301 E 5th St

  7. Houndstooth Coffee

    Houndstooth installed a pecan-slab experimental coffee bar where they'll be doing single-origin siphon brewing!

    256 m from hotel
    401 Congress Ave

  8. Frank Restaurant

    In town for SXSW? Be the first to check in across the street Sony City @ Hangar Lounge at the top of each hour for a chance to win Sony headphones.

    325 m from hotel
    407 Colorado St

  9. Péché

    Reader tip: For some of the best cocktails in town, go to Peche on 4th Street. They make their own bitters as a sign of their devotion.

    368 m from hotel
    208 W 4th St

  10. Turf N' Surf Poboys

    the ahi tuna is off the hook — in taco or po'boy form

    407 m from hotel
    407 Lavaca St

  11. MAX's Wine Dive Austin

    This champagne & fried chicken joint's Summer menu matches highbrow tastes with gluttonous, comfort-style prep. Recommended: The Roasted Lockhart Quail with Peach Butter and house Bacon Marmalade.

    410 m from hotel
    207 San Jacinto Blvd

  12. Austin City Limits Live

    Go upstairs to the photo gallery and try to guess all the singers/bands in the pictures!

    0.6 km from hotel
    310 Willie Nelson Blvd