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Hey; you've probably forgotten all about my little essay communication by now, but we all need a break now and then. Speaking of break's, it's spring break in the state of Washington and I've taken advantage of a standing offer to visit the Texas Hill Country from Garrett Sullivan, a player on our 1987 Lakeridge state title team. Let me tell you a …
... at Cedar Breaks Campground about 2 pm. Jim was working the gate and didn't recognize us in our new "home". We got settled into our site and boy what a view (see pictures)! After getting settled in and eating dinner, we relaxed for a bit. About 8 pm Jim picked Bob up and took him on his rounds and I spent the time with Laura. Then after they got off we gathered at their friends parked next to us and ...
... buildings on the north side of the lake between 35 and Congress.
I ran by the Radisson where Kara and I stayed on her first trip to
Austin for the Irons wedding. This was a huge event as I was deciding
between Maryland and Texas for business school and Kara's feel on Austin
would decide where we ended up. On that weekend Kara had also had an
informational interview with Lucy Nazro at St. Andrew's Episcopal
School. That interview led to ...
... them and it had one of those tour guides that likes to
crack a joke every 2 minutes, but at least he was entertaining! The tour was
really great and San Antonio is the perfect place for a weekend break – lots of
great hotels and tonnes of cute little riverside restaurants and cafe’s. It was
a shame we were only there for the day but we ended it on a sweet note with
some much loved Haagen-Dazs which we both haven’t had in ages!
How has this hotel rated in the past?
Historical Traveler Reviews The Driskill Austin
The Driskill is overpriced, over-rated, and you can do better than this place...
The Beautiful Driskill
I went with a friend and her coworkers to Austin. Her supervisor booked the hotel rooms. It was amazing! The hotel is perfect in every way. I took so many pictures of just the hotel. The bar area was so fun that we didn't leave the hotel until late to go to 6th street. I'm very picky and I loved this hotel. I can't wait to go to Austin again! Since then, I heard this hotel is haunted, we didn't notice.
Beautiful, historic, fantastic service
My wife and I an our college aged daughter spent one night there this past weeked...it was coincidence that it was SXSW weekend in Austin. We all loved the hotel. The staff was very attentive, the valet guys are especially good. We had a north facing room which did a good job of minimizing the sounds of 6th street. The room was beautifully appointed, the bathroom was gorgeous. The bar in the hotel is very nice....We will definitely return to this hotel..highly recommended.
I travel to Austn frequently and I had the mixed fortune to stay at the Driskill July of 2003. The Driskill is a quintessential boutique property, nice but quirky.
I stayed at the Driskill the night of Thursday, February 5, while on a business trip. I requested a quiet room because I had a great deal of work to do, but was given a room with a balcony overlooking Sixth Street. The room itself was beautiful, as was the hotel. But the street noise was unbearable. Despite requesting (and receiving) earplugs, I found the sounds of live bands, screaming co-eds, and drunken revelers until past 2 a.m. a tremendous interference to both work and sleep.
Rooms were pretty but TINY!
My husband and I stayed here for a special occasion. The hotel is beautiful but the rooms were very claustrophobic. Ours was not only small but it also had only one tiny window that looked out into the alley. A friend of mine stayed there in the honeymoon suite on her wedding night and said that you could hear a huge amount of drunken street noise coming from Sixth Street (the bar district) below.
June 2003 we took taxi from airport to hotel for under $20. american you can take a shuttle for cheeper but i believe you must carry on your on lugage and you need to know where your going when you get off. Our taxi driver was great very polite and helpful for things to do if only all were this good. We arrived at the Driskill and quickly registered our room was very nice king size bed on 5th floor very immaculately kept. Although first night their version of fire alarm went off which is a women telling you to leave the building with no other info till you got to main lobby(someone smoking cigar) food at driskle very good but expensive cup of great tea 3.00 and the best banana peacan bread you must have.We had supper in the Driskill we did not make reservation but we went at 5.30pm and had no problem getting in. The rib eye and lamb was to die for and the service was excellent even though we did not have drinks just the main coarse we were treated by our waiter as though we were spending alot. He was very funny and helpful in advising us of what was his favorites and he was right on. The 2 things not as good was being a historical buliding our shower always leaked on the floor which we justed used our old towels to sop up which was no big deal as they were replaced in good time. Every evening 2 girls came to turn down our bed and left a card with cowboys prayer and the next days weather witch is important as I had a hard time finding local news with the weather. the next problem I had was finding information on local buses and things to do they did not have this readly available in the hotel I had to walk 2 easy blocks to info centre were I was well taken care of with bus routes for city bus and the dillo which does not run on weekends. Parking is expensive i did find 2 free parking lots on the red dillo route only problem you can't take dillo on the weekend I guess it only runs when the big guys are working. I found the people very nice and the bus drivers very helpful on city buses for first time useser. Barton Springs pool was a nice break must bring water float to relax on I think its best enjoyed this way. Locals very friendly here also I also recommend Congress bridge in evening we went in June 9 pm before bats came out very cool.
If you're looking for a place to go with Texas flare and hospitality, alot of history, and convinient location, The Driskill Hotel is a must stay! From it's timeless elegance to it's professional staff, The Driskill Hotel was an overall perfect experience. GO!
The Driskill is "the place" to stay in Austin. It is a beautiful hotel who's ambiance takes you back in time. The Driskill Grill is perhaps the best restaurant in Austin, and the 1886 Cafe and Bakery has pastry tidbits to tempt any palate. I highly suggest the Driskill to any traveler who wants the ultimate luxury experience, "Texas Style."
Ohmigosh!!!!!!!! This hotel is exquisite!!!!! I went for my cousin's wedding, and it was perfect. The staff is awesome. They make sure your stay is the best it can possibly be. Plus, if you are one who likes to work out on vacations, this is perfect. There is a fitness section, with treadmills and the works (plus weights), with PERSONAL TVs and headsets. You can have free water bottles, and chilled washcloths, as well. If you would like, there is also a meseuse (sp?), and in you can take a shower, plus be in one of those steam rooms (name? i forgot). Plus, there is a wonderful valet service, and you can reach everything by foot. It was wonderful!!!