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  • Inside The Driskill Hotel In Austin, Texas

    30.2672° N, 97.7431° W

    "Built in 1886 by Col. Jesse Driskill, a highly successful cattleman, the Driskill Hotel stands as one of the oldest buildings in Austin"

    Located at the heart of downtown Austin, Texas is The Driskill hotel. Built in 1886 by Col. Jesse Driskill, a highly successful cattleman, the hotel stands as one of the oldest buildings in Austin. It was officially listed in National Register of Historic Places on November 25, 1969. Since it has opened its doors, the Driskill has expanded from sixty rooms to one-hundred eighty nine with twelve floors.

    The interior design showcases a Romanesque architecture with its characteristic semi-circular arches and decorative arcading. The lobby is warm, welcoming and is very reminiscent of the 19th century it was a once a part of. The Driskill Bar located in the lobby, has a true Texan theme, with cowhide chairs and a horseshoe-patterned carpet, with occasional lively entertainment.

    Our room was a cozy space, decorated with a blend of contemporary and unique historical artwork, accompanied with some antique furniture.

    When it was time for dinner, we descended back into the lobby, where we dined at the Driskill Grill, led by executive chef Christian Apetz, our meals were complemented with a selection from the hotel’s Wine Spectator-awarded list.

    The next morning, we made our way to 1886 Café & Bakery for our coffee and breakfast. The Café, which is headed by Executive Pastry Chef Tony Sansalone, bakes fresh pastries daily and everyone, from passerbyers to guests are invited directly into the space.

    Learn more about The Driskill hotel here.

    604 Brazos St
    Austin, TX

    Words: Abraham Berchan
    Photography: Jon Carlo Tapia

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