Best Bathroom

The Driskill

Outside, Col. Jesse H. Driskill’s architectural masterpiece may be overshadowed by neighboring downtown developments – the bust of ol’ Jesse on the roof probably has to lean to see the state house now – but nothing can detract from its internal glories. From the art nouveau-influenced, stained-glass lantern that illuminates the pillars and marble floors of the three-storey lobby, to the plush, ivory-colored bathroom towels, monogrammed with a thick, swirling D, everything about the Driskill whispers refinement. It's tough to imagine that, in 1969, the halls where LBJ romanced Lady Bird were scheduled for demolition.

The Driskill Hotel
604 Brazos, 512/439-1234
www.driskillhotel.com

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