Colonel Jesse Driskill may have been a wee bit overambitious building a four-star hotel in Austin, which, despite having been the state's capital for 47 years, was still a backwater cattle town in 1886. Nevertheless, we owe him a debt today, having praised the building's architecture, its food, its cocktails, and even its ghosts ever since. It's not surprising, then, that this magnificent edifice's no-holds-barred luxury water loo, too, should still come out on top. Rich wood, stained glass, chandeliers, and modern fixtures lend a certain splendor when popping one's squat.
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