Mixed bag at the Driskill A review of The Driskill
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.
Pros: Generous and efficient staff, prompt valet service that calls you by name, cute piano bar that plays Pink Floyd (very Austin), nice lobby to schmaltz around in, Luxuriant bedding, spacious bathrooms, nifty art on the walls, relatively good location for downtown nightlife and resturaunts.
Cons: Hotel layout takes a while to get used to, not well maintained (bruised fixtures, and marred paint), 20 head shower a bit intimidating, not much counterspace, marble slippery when wet, lousy views (only four floor property), flowery pillows everywhere, rooms are generally tiny, Valet only (no self park), No pool.
Overall: Not bad, but not great. Stay if you can get a room in the price range of 150-200. Any more than that and you might as well stay at the Four Seasons.