Built-in 1886 as the showplace of cattle baron Jesse Driskill, The Driskill remains a landmark of Texas hospitality. As a member of The Historic Hotels of America and Associated Luxury Hotels International, The Driskill offers an elite level of luxury and service to rank as one of the world’s finest hotels.
Located in downtown Austin, the legendary, historic hotel is convenient to all the city has to offer, including the Texas State Capitol, Austin Convention Center, opera, symphony, fine dining, and shopping. Known as the “Live Music Capital of the World,®” Austin is home to almost 200 music venues, many within walking distance of The Driskill.
Artistry, innovation, and passion are but a few of the key components that guide each dining experience at The Driskill Hotel. At the Driskill Grill and 1886 Café & Bakery, guests enjoy carefully crafted menus flawlessly executed by The Driskill’s award-winning team of chefs.
Repeatedly ranked the number one restaurant in Austin, the four-diamond Driskill Grill invites diners to feast on an ever-changing array of innovative and impeccably prepared fare in the most elegant of surroundings.
Rated by Zagat as Austin’s Best New American Cuisine, 1886 Café & Bakery is well-known as “Austin’s Original Socializing Parlor” and features contemporary Texan comfort foods for breakfast, brunch and lunch, along with full bar service. 1886 Cafe & Bakery also offers a complete line of hand-crafted daily pastries and desserts with service until midnight Friday and Saturday.
MEETINGS & EVENTS
Austin, Texas is the perfect place to host conventions, executive meetings, corporate retreats or special milestone celebrations, and The Driskill is ideally situated to fulfill any business or event needs with over 18,000 square feet of flexible meeting space and event facilities.
Each banquet room at The Driskill lends privacy and class to your event, and the experienced staff is poised to assist with state-of-the-art, audio-visual equipment, and computer capabilities. The Driskill hosts countless gatherings of all types and sizes and specializes in hosting successful meetings and events.
WEDDINGS & SPECIAL EVENTS
The Driskill is the premier wedding site in Austin, Texas. A “Best of Weddings” pick by The Knot, The Driskill is unrivaled when it comes to romantic wedding receptions.
The historic banquet rooms are the ideal spot for birthday and engagement parties, anniversary celebrations, holiday events, bar and bat mitzvahs, and intimate family gatherings.
The Driskill is a full-service hotel adept at handling every aspect of your special event. From menu selection and dance floors to centerpieces and personalized menu cards, our experienced and accommodating staff is here to guide you through each step of the planning process.