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Best of Austin: The Driskill Hotel
"Best of Austin" 2013 is coming. Let's look back at some previous bests.
"...Upscale, classic, and a BOA all-time winner, The Driskill does have a minor issue: Some of the guests..."

Sept. 11, 2013 Columns Post by Neha Aziz

Eurythmics' Annie Lennox Encountered a Friendly Ghost at The Driskill Hotel
Concrete Blonde's Johnette Napolitano wrote a song about it
"...off this Halloween season with a visit to the Driskill...."

Oct. 26, 2018 Food Post by Emily Beyda

Best Hotel and Best Restoration Project in Past Five Years
The Driskill Hotel
"...service and inimitable style in a magnificent setting, The Driskill Hotel is the veritable crossroads of haute Austin. Restoring..."

Oct. 5, 2001 Best of Austin Feature

Best Hotel/Motel
TIE: The Driskill Hotel; Four Seasons Hotel
"...Lavish and star-studded, both posh hotels are the ultimate in Austin extravagance: The Four Seasons..."

Sept. 26, 1997 Best of Austin Feature

Best Hotel
The Driskill Hotel
"...taste of what upscale Austin used to be, the Driskill's still the grand old dame of high-end Austin hotels...."

Sept. 15, 2000 Best of Austin Feature

Best Hotel/Motel
The Driskill Hotel
"...Last year's winner as well, The Driskill, Sixth Street's pearl of Texas elegance, has been duking..."

Sept. 13, 1996 Best of Austin Feature

Best Hotel/Motel
The Driskill Hotel
"...Finalists: Austin Motel, Hotel San José, South Congress Hotel..."

Nov. 3, 2017 Best of Austin Feature

Best Hotel/Motel
The Driskill Hotel
"...courrant, thanks to the careful restoration of the landmark hotel. The expertise in the kitchen as well as the..."

Sept. 24, 1999 Best of Austin Feature

Best Hotel/Motel
The Driskill Hotel
"...The venerable grand dame of Austin hotels got a much needed facelift this year, and we..."

Sept. 25, 1998 Best of Austin Feature

Spend Halloween in a Local Haunted Hotel
Austin's historic Driskill Hotel offers a "ghostly" special package deal for All Hallows Eve.
"...This time of year, Austin's historic Driskill Hotel (6th & Brazos, 391-1712) makes the most of..."

Oct. 28, 2008 Food Post by Virginia B. Wood

Best Hotel
TIE: Hotel San José, the Driskill
"...Once a decaying 1936 motor court, Hotel San José is now a retro-sleek cornerstone in the..."

Sept. 26, 2003 Best of Austin Feature

Fever in the Bunkhouse: Hotel San José Sold?
Diffusing rumors and starting new ones with Liz Lambert
"...a "sale" – that Liz Lambert has "sold" the Hotel San José – while not exactly exaggerated, paint an..."

Feb. 4, 2015 Qmmunity Post by Kate X Messer

Who's Got Rooms Tonight at the Driskill?
Invite us to your room party!
"...party hearty crowd are wisely booking rooms at the Driskill Hotel tonight, site of the Dems Election Night Watch..."

Nov. 4, 2008 News Post by Katherine Gregor

Best Hotel/Motel
The Driskill Hotel

Nov. 11, 2016 Best of Austin Feature

Best Hotel/Motel
The Driskill Hotel

Aug. 4, 1995 Best of Austin Feature

CultureMap Reveals 2013 Tastemaker Award Nominees
Celebration to recognize winners scheduled for April 11
"...this week, CultureMap hosted a reception at the historic Driskill Hotel to announce the nominees for their second annual..."

Feb. 8, 2013 Food Post by Virginia B. Wood

Best Restroom
TIE: Driskill Hotel; The W
"...The bathrooms at the W and the Driskill Hotel couldn't be more different, but they share the..."

Sept. 11, 2015 Best of Austin Feature

Best Bathroom
TIE: Driskill Hotel, Headliner's Club
"...wall of windows in the mens' room, while the Driskill hotel envelopes the user in wood-panel and chandelier opulence...."

Oct. 1, 2004 Best of Austin Feature

Best Waiting Room/Lobby
Driskill Hotel
"...step back in time, the renovated lobby of the Driskill hotel recalls an Austin unmarred by miles of traffic,..."

Oct. 1, 2004 Best of Austin Feature

Defining World-Class
When Cuisines editor Virginia B. Wood moved to Austin 30 years ago, the Driskill was a run-down, pitiful shadow of a formerly grand hotel threatened with foreclosure and destruction. Now its new owners want it to be a world-class destination. How does the Driskill Grill define "world-class"?
"...The Driskill GrillThe Driskill Hotel, 474-5911..."

May 19, 2000 Food Feature by Virginia B. Wood

Undiscovered Jewels
Formula One visitors get a taste of Austin's best hotel dining
"...It's no secret that hotels in Central Texas are booked up for the Circuit..."

Nov. 16, 2012 Food Feature by Virginia B. Wood

Sipping Between the Lines
Chronicle wine writer Wes Marshall reviews the wine lists at two Austin hotels, the Driskill and the Four Seasons.
"...Driskill Hotel604 Brazos, 474-5911..."

March 17, 2000 Food Feature by Wes Marshall

Afternoon Class
The Driskill's Royal Victorian Spring Tea
"...The Driskill..."

April 29, 2005 Food Feature by Barbara Chisholm

Best Cocktail Bar
The Driskill Bar
"...The Driskill Hotel is notorious to locals and visitors alike. The..."

Sept. 11, 2015 Best of Austin Feature

Visions of Edible Masterpieces Dance in Our Heads
Pastry chefs, culinary students create gingerbread art
"...holiday season is upon us and that means Austin hotel pastry chefs and culinary students have been busy creating..."

Dec. 4, 2013 Food Post by Virginia B. Wood

Best Lobby/Waiting Room
Driskill Hotel
"...Opened in 1886 to rival the great hotel showpieces of San Francisco and New York, the Driskill..."

Oct. 14, 2005 Best of Austin Feature

Feel a Draft?
That's the Writers Guild Foundation's exhibit
"...is tucked back in the north end of the Driskill Hotel mezzanine. Meet the Writers Guild Foundation's Scribble-to-Screen exhibit...."

Oct. 26, 2013 Screens Post by Monica Riese

Best Bathroom
Driskill Hotel
"...Duck into the cool, dim hush of the Driskill, and be transported to a time when a gunfight..."

Oct. 17, 2008 Best of Austin Feature

Best Interior
Driskill Hotel
"...Duck into the cool, dim hush of the Driskill, and be transported to a time when a gunfight..."

Oct. 17, 2008 Best of Austin Feature

Best Building Under 10 Stories
Driskill Hotel
"...Colonel Jesse Driskill may have been a wee bit overambitious building a..."

Sept. 12, 2014 Best of Austin Feature

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