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The Driskill – The Unbound Collection by Hyatt in Austin [In-depth Review]

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I stayed at The Driskill – The Unbound Collection by Hyatt in Austin for a night in June. I live just a couple of hours away from Austin, so when a longtime friend from California was in town for a conference, I took it as a chance to explore the historic Driskill Hotel on a quick road trip with my bestie.

Explore we did, as The Driskill satisfied our curiosity and proved to be a great place to stay. We were entertained by the cattle-baron vibe, history, endless curiosity, and top-notch service. Plus, the room was comfortable and far more spacious and updated than we expected from a 19th-century hotel.

Hotel Location

The Driskill is in the heart of Austin. It’s located at the corner of Brazos and the famed Sixth Street that’s home to live music, bars, dining, and shopping. The hotel is just 4 blocks away from the Texas Capitol building and 1 block away from Congress Avenue with its cool shops and dining. Several art spaces and museums are nearby, too, so it’s a good landing pad for sightseeing in downtown Austin.

Brazos street entrance and valet station for The Driskill Hotel Austin.
Brazos street entrance and valet station.

It was fun to stay downtown and be able to walk around, though Sixth Street was tame on our Monday night visit. It was also close enough to my visiting friend’s conference hotel that she was easily able to meet us on foot at The Driskill Bar.

I drove myself to The Driskill, but for those visiting from further afield, the hotel is just about 7 miles away from Austin-Bergstrom International Airport (AUS). With light traffic, the journey should take around 15 minutes by car.

Hot Tip: The area surrounding The Driskill is walkable, or you can rent a scooter to get around if you don’t want to drive.

History

The history and grandeur of The Driskill are why I booked our stay here, which lived up to my expectations. My bestie and I love to explore, and I booked The Driskill so we could have fun checking out this storied property.

The Driskill is a Texas historic landmark.
The Driskill is a Texas historic landmark.

The Driskill, which originally opened in 1886, is the oldest operating hotel in Austin. If you look at some of the art on the walls in the bar, you can see depictions of the hotel’s exterior when Sixth Street was a dirt road with cattle. The cattle are appropriate, as the hotel was built by Texas cattle baron Colonel Jesse Driskill.

Art depicts former views of The Driskill
Art in the mezzanine depicts former views of The Driskill, at this point housing a bank.

History is alive practically everywhere you look at The Driskill. You can see it in the gilded meeting rooms where Texas oil barons and politicians made deals. It’s also in the painting of Col. Driskill at the grand lobby stairs with a patched-up bullet hole from a gunfight back in the cowboy days. We even got a sneak peek at some secret stairs off of the bar where elite guests once discreetly whisked dates upstairs.

Old fashioned phone at The Driskill Austin
This old-fashioned phone near the elevator worked! Apologies to whoever I awkwardly hung up on at the front desk.

The Driskill has hosted U.S. presidents, Texas governors, and countless galas, weddings, and special events. President Lyndon Baines Johnson met Lady Bird, his future wife, at the Driskill’s restaurant, then used the hotel as his campaign headquarters during congressional runs and even watched the results of his winning presidential election from the hotel’s Governor’s Suite.

The hotel also housed Austin National Bank, then KTBC, the first TV station in Central Texas. You can still see (and step into) the bank vault in the lobby.

The Ghost Stories

A 19th-century hotel with a lot of history, The Driskill has racked up a double-sided sheet of ghost stories. We got a printout with all the spooky stories from the front desk and later that night from the balcony, we watched a ghost tour make a stop at the hotel. Some of the creepiest stories involve suicides and a little girl who fell to her death on the grand staircase.

The grand staircase at The Driskill hotel
The grand staircase at The Driskill hotel has seen death and a gunfight, which left a bullet hole in this painting of Colonel Driskill.

The Driskill’s spirits are said to have haunted guests, including Annie Lennox who left 2 dress choices laid out on her bed before showering and came back to find just 1 of them left, apparently styled by a ghost.

The most prevalent of the haunting stories center on room 525, a king room on the fifth floor where 2 suicides have occurred. The first, a bride, is said to walk the halls in her Victorian gown, while the second woman, who died in 1991, is claimed to carry packages down the hall and vanish into the room.

I was happy to be on the sixth floor and thankful to not be staying alone. However, I wish I had waited until morning to read on our printout about guests feeling their hair being brushed in bed. I slept with my hair up that night!

We didn’t experience anything explicitly supernatural during our stay, though my friend had some trouble with the lobby elevator taking a long time to open. There are Driskill elevator ghost stories, but I think the pauses had more to do with it being an old elevator.

Booking

I booked this stay using Chase’s Luxury Hotel & Resort Collection with my Chase Sapphire Reserve®. I knew I wanted to stay at The Driskill specifically, so I shopped our stay on a few websites before booking, including Hyatt’s own site, so I could have a shot at the Hyatt Best Rate Guarantee.

The Luxury Hotel & Resort Collection booking option came out to be the same or lower than every other site I checked. Plus, I got credits and other benefits by booking through the Collection, which sweetened the deal. The only downside is I earned 3 points per dollar booking with the Collection using my Chase Sapphire Reserve card instead of the 10 points per dollar I could have earned if I booked through Chase Ultimate Rewards.

The Driskill is a luxury hotel and was a bit more expensive than most of the other hotels in the immediate area, but not exponentially. For most hotels, it was a difference of about $50 to $100 before fees, which I more than made up for with Luxury Hotel & Resort Collection benefits.

2 Queens Room booked at The Driskill Hotel Austin
Not sure why it says 2 nights! Image Credit: Luxury Hotel & Resort Collection

Bottom Line: Booking with the Luxury Hotel & Resort Collection got me elite-like benefits at the hotel’s best available price.

Checking In

We arrived in Austin around 1 p.m. and were immediately greeted by the friendly valets who helped us with our bags and took the car keys. We walked into the main lobby all the way past the staircase and to the back of the lobby to reach the front desk.

The front desk at the Driskill
Walk the length of the lobby to reach the front desk.

Persephone, our front desk agent at check-in, was exceptionally welcoming and explained all of our available amenities and how to get to our room. We chatted for a while about the hotel and she gave us a fact sheet about the hotel’s history and notable hauntings — while assuring us that our room didn’t have a history of ghosts to be concerned about.

Map of The Driskill Austin
A map of The Driskill in the lobby.

The Lobby

The lobby was grand, with a sweeping staircase, high ceilings, stained glass, and lots of curious nooks (including an old bank vault). Next to the front desk was infused water, and the business center was located on the opposite side. There was extensive seating in the lobby off to the side near the adjoining 1886 Café & Bakery.

View from the front desk at The Driskill Austin
Stained glass, high ceilings, and tons of columns in the lobby. Grand staircase to the left and seating to the right.

Like the rest of the hotel, the lobby had lots of ornate ceilings and light fixtures.

Lobby ceiling at The Driskill Hotel Austin
Looking up in the Driskill lobby.

The concierge desk, business center, and ATM were to the right of the front desk under the staircase area leading to the bar.

Map of The Driskill Austin
Concierge desk in the lobby.

To the left of the front desk were the bank vault, elevator up to the mezzanine, and an infused water station.

Bank vault at The Driskill
Bank vault in the lobby. You can go inside — I did!

Around the corner from the vault were a corridor and seating area leading to the 1886 Café & Bakery, which was just to the right of the circular entrance.

The Driskill Hotel Austin lobby seating
Lots of seating in the former bank corridor.

Elite Benefits

I don’t have World of Hyatt status, so the Luxury Hotel & Resort Collection benefits were a good substitute. Since the Luxury Hotel & Resort Collection isn’t Hyatt’s own loyalty program, I expected to have to ask for my benefits. But Persephone cheerfully informed me of available credits at check-in — and what we got turned out to be greater than promised.

Here’s what I was granted booking through the Luxury Hotel & Resort Collection:

  • Full breakfast for 2 daily in the 1886 Café & Bakery ($20 maximum credit per room, per day)
  • $75 hotel credit (good for food and beverage or in-room movies)
  • Upgrade to the next available category (subject to availability)
  • Early check-in (subject to availability)
  • Late checkout (subject to availability)

Though the breakfast credit was advertised as $20 maximum, I got more than double that in reality. Our breakfast was around $50 including a tip and gifts. I charged it to the room and asked about the balance at check out, but was told the entire breakfast was credited. I didn’t question it!

We used all of the $75 hotel credit at The Driskill Bar where we got 4 drinks and a snack. We went a teensy bit over, which unlike breakfast was reflected in my bill at checkout.

The front desk didn’t mention an upgrade when we checked in, but our view was better than some other rooms in the hotel. We got a downtown street view instead of an alley. And we were able to check in plenty early, which came in handy for a meeting I had to catch before the official check-in time!

Generally, you won’t earn loyalty points with a hotel unless you book directly. I didn’t expect it on this stay, booking through the Luxury Hotel & Resort Collection, but I earned World of Hyatt points anyway! When I checked out, the front desk attendant asked me if I wanted to sign up for the World of Hyatt loyalty program and get points for my current stay. I gladly snapped up that opportunity!

Amenities

The Driskill is a luxury hotel, but not a resort. It doesn’t have amenities such as a spa or a pool which we would have enjoyed during our stay amid an Austin heat wave. Still, we found fairly impressive amenities.

Gym and Locker Room

The gym was tucked away down a hallway with the locker rooms to the side and the fitness area around the corner and through another door. We got a weird vibe from the gym, but it was probably because we explored it shortly after reading the hotel’s ghost stories and it was eerily quiet with no guests but us. We did not use the facilities and you definitely wouldn’t catch me alone in the gym or locker room, though the locker room was impressive!

Hallway to the Driskill Hotel gym and locker room
Hallway to the Driskill Hotel gym and locker room.

I found the locker room to be an unusual but welcome addition. It had what looked like Texas limestone tile throughout, some of the tiling with The Driskill’s signature D.

Women's locker room at The Driskill Hotel
Entering the women’s locker room at The Driskill Hotel.

There was even a steam room available.

Steam room at The Driskill Hotel womens' locker room
Steam room at The Driskill Hotel women’s locker room.

An accessible shower stall was also available.

Shower at The Driskill Hotel womens' locker room.
Shower at The Driskill Hotel women’s locker room.

The gym itself felt pretty small and somewhat limited in equipment, though it had a nice view!

Weight and elliptical equipment at The Driskill Hotel gym.
Weight and elliptical equipment at The Driskill Hotel gym.

There were a few weight machines, free weights, and a handful of cardio machines.

Free weights and balance balls at The Driskill Hotel gym.
Free weights and balance balls at The Driskill Hotel gym.

You can peer down at the city streets while you work out.

Treadmills and a stationary bike at The Driskill Hotel gym.
Treadmills and a stationary bike at The Driskill Hotel gym.

The gym had water and warm towels available.

Towel warmer at The Driskill Hotel gym.
I thought the towel warmer was a nice touch, though we did not partake on a hot summer day in Texas.

Valet

The Driskill doesn’t have on-site parking, so you’ll need to find parking on the street or use the valet. We chose valet, which was $55 per night. I’d looked ahead at other parking options nearby, but we would have been limited on in-and-out privileges we planned to use, so valet fit the bill for this stay.

Valet at The Driskill Hotel.
Valet at The Driskill Hotel.

We arrived in a manual performance vehicle, which my friend is understandably precious about. She’s found that valets often don’t know how to drive a manual, much less one with some power, so she offered to park it herself if needed.

When we arrived, the valet in charge was able to handle it, but later, we did have to walk to a nearby garage to retrieve it when the valets on shift didn’t know how to drive a manual. I won’t say it was great making the trek on a 100-degree Austin day, but we appreciated that they respected her wishes to be cautious with her car.

Wi-Fi

I found the Wi-Fi to be slow, but I didn’t really need it.

Internet speed at The Driskill
Slow Wi-Fi at The Driskill.

Meetings and Events

We visited on a Monday, so we didn’t see any grand events during our stay, though a few meeting rooms were set up.

The Citadel Club room at The Driskill Austin
The Citadel Club, once a private men’s club, is now a meeting room. Women can walk right in — we did!

We walked through the mezzanine full of ballrooms to get to our room and got a peek at the impressive offerings for events. The mezzanine itself was inviting, and I imagined wedding parties spilling out into it and onto both of the street side balconies. I lost count of the grand ballrooms and meeting rooms available, and all of the ones we peeked into were opulent with features such as ornate fireplaces, huge chandeliers, and ceiling murals.

The mezzanine at The Driskill Hotel
Ballroom doors and balconies in every direction on the mezzanine.

There were even named suites next to some of the ballrooms for guests of honor to slip away when they need a break or are done with festivities.

LBJ Suite door at The Driskill Austin
LBJ’s private suite at The Driskill off the mezzanine.

Hot Tip: You can book a suite if you want to be in one of the best rooms at the hotel — and close to the ballrooms.

The mezzanine can be booked for private events, too.

Grand piano on the mezzanine at The Driskill
Grand piano on the mezzanine at The Driskill.

There were balconies overlooking both Brazos and Sixth Street, deeply set with lots of shade, seating, and a good view.

Balconies at The Driskill Austin
Rocking chairs on a balcony off the mezzanine.

Business Center

The business center was in the lobby right next to the front desk. It was a single room with 2 desks, computers, and a printer. Guests can access the business center from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. daily.

Doors to the Driskill business center and mailbox
There was an old mailbox outside the business center doors, and I think it’s still operational.

It was quiet in the business center with the door closed, so this would be a good place to catch a phone call or get a few things done.

Business center at The Driskill Austin.
A desk at the business center.

Art

I didn’t book The Driskill with art in mind, but it was enjoyable nonetheless. Everywhere we went, the walls were lined with endless paintings. We viewed just a fraction of the art on display at the hotel, but we found many interesting and enchanting pieces.

Hot Tip: You could spend hours walking the hallways, mezzanine, bar, and other areas of the hotel to see all of the art the hotel has to offer.

Art in the hallways at The Driskill Austin
Art lined the guest room hallways and many other common areas.

Many of the art pieces shared views of events and days gone by at The Driskill.

Art at The Driskill Austin
Painting of a ballroom event outside of a ballroom.

The Room

We stayed in room 609 with a street view.

Door to room 609 at The Driskill Austin
Welcome to room 609 at The Driskill.

On the sixth floor, our room didn’t have a history of paranormal activity.

Key to room 609 at The Driskill
Our room 609 at The Driskill wasn’t haunted, probably.

Bedroom

Our room had 2 queen-size beds on iron frames with The Driskill’s signature D on the headboards. These beds were comfortable and we conked out quickly that night!

Queen bed room at The Driskill Austin
Comfy Queen beds.

At the foot of the beds was a lamp, sitting chair, cabinet, and desk.

Bedroom furniture at The Driskill Austin.
Bedroom furniture in room 609.

The bed on the window side was close enough to look out on the view from the bed.

Bed close to the window at The Driskill Hotel
Waking up with natural light in room 609.

There was a single nightstand with a double-headed lamp, alarm clock, and remote for the overhead fan and light. A light switch was next to one of the beds, though we didn’t figure out what it controlled.

Night stand at The Driskill room 609
Nightstand between the beds in room 609.

The alarm clock and the lamp both had USB plugs, and there was also a wall outlet available for charging.

USB plugs on the alarm clock
USB plugs on the iHome alarm clock.

The desk had plenty of room and even more plugs to use, plus some hanging storage for documents or devices.

Desk in The Driskill room 609
Leather-topped desk with work amenities and plugs.

Though the minibar wasn’t free, the welcome amenity waters on the desk were.

Free water bottles on the desk at The Driskill
Welcome amenity water bottles.

Next to the desk was the cabinet which functioned as an entertainment center and coffee station.

TV atop the dresser in The Driskill room 609
TV atop the cabinet in The Driskill room 609.

Inside the cabinet was the coffee and tea maker along with the minibar.

Coffee and tea maker, minibar inside the dresser
Minibar and coffee maker inside the cabinet.

Bathroom

I was surprised by the size of the bathroom. The bedroom was comfortable, but not expansive, so I imagined the bathroom would be the same. While it wasn’t opulent, it was spacious and included a sink, tub/shower, toilet, table, and storage closet.

Bathroom at The Driskill room 609
Surprisingly roomy bathroom at The Driskill.

The bathroom was accessible with grab bars both at the toilet and in the tub/shower.

Tub/shower in room 609 at The Driskill
Tub, shower, and sink area.

There was a closet with a door, shelving, robes, a luggage stand, and a hanging rack. I liked that the closet had its own light so I could easily see what I was getting in there.

Closet in room 609 of The Driskill Austin
Compact but functional bathroom closet with a light.

Opposite the closet was a small table with extra towels, a hair dryer, and other bathroom amenities. This bathroom had no counter space, so this table was essentially the bathroom counter.

Towel stand in the bathroom at The Driskill
This stand functioned as counter space in the bathroom.

The bathroom featured full-size refillable bottles of Grown Alchemist amenities — with a note that these were available for purchase at the front desk.

Refillable bottles of Grown Alchemist amenities in the Driskill bathroom
Grown Alchemist shampoo, conditioner, and body wash.

There was a full-size lotion bottle, too.

Grown Alchemist body cream amenity at The Driskill
Full-size lotion amenity.

View

Our room was near the back of the hotel, so we got a view of the intersection of Brazos and Seventh Street.

The view from room 609 at The Driskill
Austin isn’t known for exciting downtown views, but this was better than a brick wall.

Food and Beverage

The Driskill has 3 food and beverage options: The Driskill Grill, The Driskill Bar, and the 1886 Café & Bakery. Though the grill was closed for renovations during our visit, the bar and café were open, and we visited both.

Hot Tip: Though the grill wasn’t open, the bar kitchen offered appetizers, salads, sandwiches, and entrées you could make a meal out of.

My Luxury Hotel & Resort Collection booking came with a couple of food and beverage credits for the bar and café, so we took advantage of them. I love a good credit, and they worked out well for us.

The Driskill Bar

Just up the grand staircase from the lobby was The Driskill Bar. There was also a street-level entrance on Seventh Street and a set of stairs that led up to the guest rooms. The bar had cocktails, spirits, wine, beer, and snacks.

The Driskill Bar Seventh Street entrance
Head up the staircase in the lobby to get to The Driskill Bar or enter through this door on Seventh Street.

The Driskill Bar is open:
Sunday to Thursday from 2 p.m. to 12 a.m.
Friday to Saturday from 2 p.m. to 2 a.m.

Waiting area in The Driskill Bar
A seating area at the front door of the bar is presumably used for waiting parties when the attached restaurant is open.

The Driskill Grill was attached to the bar, but it was closed while undergoing renovations. You can enter the restaurant just past the bar when it’s open.

Entrance to The Driskill Grill
Peeking into The Driskill Grill, closed for renovations.

While Sixth Street just on the next block wasn’t rowdy as usual on the Monday night we visited, The Driskill Bar was fairly busy early in the evening with nearly every seat around the bar taken and several groups seated throughout the expansive space.

Seating at The Driskill Bar
Lots of seating options in the bar.

This bar absolutely lived up to the cattle-baron vibe, with cowhide seating, leather everywhere, and mounted steer heads. There was an old carved-wood bar, a cowboy and horse sculpture at the center, and cut glass windows and doors with a Lone Star at the center.

It’s very Texas. Maybe obnoxiously so for people who don’t love Texas, but as a lifelong Texan, I found it appropriate for the venue.

The Driskill Bar view from lobby entrance
The view from the lobby stairs entrance. Check out that custom carpet, ranch brands and all!

The art that’s everywhere at The Driskill was in the bar, too. It was along the walls and right in the middle with this large sculpture at the center of the bar seating.

Horse statue and stained glass in The Driskill Bar
Stained glass stars and horses fit the old Texas theme.

The Driskill Bar has live music every night of the week, which started at 7 p.m. the night we were there.

Piano in the bar at The Driskill
It’s not a piano bar, but musicians play at the well-worn piano.

We opted for a spot around the corner from the music and parked it on a cowhide leather sofa.

Cowhide seating at The Driskill Bar
A very Texan meeting spot for my Californian friend.

We had a $75 credit to burn here, which sounds like a pretty good budget for drinks and a snack but in practice didn’t go very far when each round was about $30. We got 2 cocktails each at around $14 per drink, plus a $12 hummus plate. With tax and a tip, we used all of the credit and went a bit over. I think we got a good value out of the credit!

I started with a gin-based Corpse Reviver #2 and my friend got Samantha’s Ghost, a mezcal cocktail. I enjoyed mine, but she didn’t finish hers, finding it too heavy on the mezcal.

Corpse Reviver #2 and Samantha's Ghost at The Driskill Bar
Round 1: Corpse Reviver #2 and Samantha’s Ghost.

For the next round, I opted for a classic gin and tonic. My friend got a watermelon ranch water, a tequila-based cocktail mixed with house-made watermelon agua fresca. We both enjoyed this round!

Watermelon ranch water and gin and tonic at The Driskill Bar
Round 2: Watermelon ranch water and a classic gin and tonic.

As we hung out in the bar, we noticed a curious door cutout on a wall. Extremely nosy as we are, we asked at the bar about it and the bar manager had a free moment to give us a tour and a brief history of what’s behind the door — and what could come soon.

Mystery door in The Driskill Bar
What’s behind the door in The Driskill Bar?

It turns out this mysterious door leads to a large, narrow room with a staircase that goes up to the guest room hallways, which was formerly used by some of the hotel’s VIP guests to surreptitiously take dates upstairs.

The reality of what’s behind the door today is far less alluring, as it’s now a dimly lit storage area. There’s even storage on the stairs, so they’re not really operational. I wish we’d thought to find the other entrance upstairs, not that I’d expect it to be open.

The bar manager told us he’s dreamed of turning the space into a speakeasy, as there’s a door that opens on Brazos street with what could be a patio area.

Bar storage entry at The Driskill Hotel
What could someday be the entrance to The Driskill Bar’s speakeasy. Make this happen, Hyatt!

We voted a huge yes on the speakeasy idea. It’s perfect and we’d make a return trip just to visit!

1886 Café & Bakery

Next to the lobby with an entrance and patio on Sixth Street was the 1886 Café & Bakery. Though its most prominent history was as a lunchroom, it reminded me a bit of an old-fashioned pharmacy with a treat counter and bar. This was where breakfast, brunch, and lunch were served at The Driskill.

The café is open from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. daily.

Stained glass sign at the 1886 Café and Bakery
A stained glass sign greets you at the 1886 Café and Bakery entrance.

The café had a menu of cocktails, brunch entrées, sandwiches, signature dishes, and desserts, including the bakery’s famous 1886 chocolate cake. I regret not getting the cake, though I guess it would have been a weird choice at breakfast.

1886 Cafe and Bakery menu
A menu well-equipped for brunch.

There were 3 seating areas for the café: near the counter, near the lunchroom-style counter, and outside on the Sixth Street patio.

Seating at the 1886 Cafe and Bakery
A view of café seating leading to the counter where we placed our order.

We sat on the outside patio so we could street watch and enjoy some fresh air. It was a bit noisy, but not surprising given the location.

Sidewalk next to the 1886 Cafe Patio and Driskill Hotel
The patio is also the Sixth Street entrance to the hotel, so we watched the morning’s comings and goings.

Like the bar, we had a credit to burn at the café, too. The credit was supposed to be $20 maximum and we had big lunch plans, so we didn’t get a full breakfast here — just a couple of lattes, some fruit, and a mango chia pudding. I grabbed a couple of extra items from the counter, including a hot sauce to bring home to my husband, and the total came to around $50 with tax and a tip. I charged it all to the room and planned to settle it at checkout, but the front desk told me it was entirely covered!

Bottom Line: Between the bar and breakfast, I got about $125 in value from my credits.

Service

We were charmed by the warmth and enthusiasm of everyone at The Driskill, from the valet and front desk to the bar manager. Everyone we interacted with at The Driskill seemed genuinely enthusiastic to share this gem of a historic hotel. I think they were excited to see guests who appreciated the history and spooky stories and we had a great time with them. We were well taken care of, even on such a short stay.

Final Thoughts

The Driskill lived up to its famed history and was practically flawless in every way, from the surprisingly spacious and comfortable room to the impeccable service. We enjoyed our stay here and had a fantastic time exploring the hotel and enjoying the amenities.

This was my first time booking through the Luxury Hotel & Resort Collection, but it won’t be the last. I found it to be a great option to take advantage of elite hotel benefits without elite status.

Frequently Asked Questions

Why is The Driskill Hotel famous?

The Driskill is an Austin institution and a historic landmark. The oldest operating hotel in the city, it’s known for legendary events, notable guests, and ghost stories.

How much does it cost to stay at The Driskill Hotel?

Rates will depend on the date and room type you choose, but my night at The Driskill Hotel was about $350, including fees.

Does The Driskill have a dress code?

Most people at The Driskill dress casually, though dress ranges from ultra-casual to semi-formal. Events may call for formal wear.

Who owns The Driskill Hotel in Austin?

The Driskill is a Hyatt Hotels property and is part of The Unbound Collection by Hyatt.

Is there a pool at The Driskill?

There’s no pool at The Driskill, though there is a steam room in the locker room.

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About Jessica Merritt

A long-time points and miles student, Jessica is the former Personal Finance Managing Editor at U.S. News and World Report and is passionate about helping consumers fund their travels for as little cash as possible.

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