Best Lobby / Waiting Room

Driskill Hotel

Opened in 1886 to rival the great hotel showpieces of San Francisco and New York, the Driskill is as storied as it is opulent. The lobby welcomes patrons with classic marble whites and leather browns, as soft light drifts from the chandeliers above. Never let it be said, however, that the Driskill is not of Texas. The upper lobby pays tribute to the history of the Texas cattle barons, a history the hotel helped form.

The Driskill Hotel
604 Brazos, 512/439-1234

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