Literally EVERY employee of the hotel greeted us with a smile and offered assistance if we needed it. The room was clean, comfortable and very quiet. The restaurant, bar and lounge also proved to be enjoyable and a delight in every way. The attention to detail was impressive from servers calling us by name upon approaching our table to specified mattress and pillow type according to your preference.
Decent location on 6th Street in Austin. A few blocks walk to the action. And the price was certainly cheaper than any "standard" hotel. Our only issues are that the rooms didn't smell as clean as they should. So we bought Lysol and sprayed the bathrooms and the air. Also, these hotels do not provide housekeeping service so the rooms were only as clean as we kept them throughout the stay. (a bummer for my wife...) Other than that, it is great having the mini kitchens in the rooms as we were able to heat up some food and store our beer in the refrigerators. I would stay there again given the same options, location and money wise, that I had this past stay.
Very nice hotel near UT campus and downtown. If you love art, you will love this hotel. It is decorated with artwork from UT art professors in the 1960s and 1970s, as well as some more recent laser-cut art. Loved it and covet a number of pieces that they have on display!
Staff was very helpful and proficient. Will be glad to stay there again.
I travel for business a ton, and this hotel made my work trip so much more enjoyable. From the staff to the restaurants and the fitness center, the hotel had everything I needed and more. Definitely get breakfast at the Carillion, the food and the crew are the best.... And the bathrobes are amazing!!
1. The hotel is new, modern and clean.
2. Great location in downtown Austin, easy to walk to many restaurants, bars, Town Lake jogging trail and shops.
3. Friendly staff and easy check-in/check-out.
1. Valet parking (the only option) was a nightmare. Long waits for the car on Saturday, even when calling down ahead from the room.
2. Loud rooms. Not sure how they didn't plan for better noise insulation, but I was told, "If you want a king bed, you'll be on the side of the hotel facing sixth street, so it's very loud." We did want a king bed, and though we don't party, we do stay up late, so it wasn't the end of the world. But they were right—the noise level is too high to fall asleep without ear plugs.
3. At midnight on Saturday the lobby was chaotic and there was a homeless woman in the bathroom with her bags who had made a mess in the stall--a mess that precluded anyone else from using it.
Experience the Live Music Capital of the World from the comfort of The Westin Austin Downtown. Just one block from the Austin …More
We love to stay at W Hotels when we travel. This was a business trip and the stay was pleasant. The room was more than adequate. We were disappointed that there were NO drawers in the furniture in the room, so we had to improvise and stack things on the desk. The room was clean and the staff was pleasant. We would definitely choose this location on our next Austin business trip.
I'm very torn w this hotel. The lobby is very nice and old style but we were given a renovated room in the newer side and didn't like it at all! The room was way too modern and when waking up in the middle of night to go to restroom I forgot where I was. Doesn't have the look or feel of the old Driskill hotel. Disappointed, especially when paying $650 for 2 nights. AND we got stuck in elevators we were using for a while. Hot and annoying. Only upside to the stay, believe it or not was the Valet parking. They rocked! Beds r hard and pillows way too soft. Will not be staying here again unless it's free or a huge discount on the old side of hotel. You're welcome....
Downtown Austin’s attractions include The University of Texas at Austin and the Texas State Capitol. Austin also lays claim to another capital: live music. Bars and clubs pack a half-mile stretch of Sixth Street. The gay-friendly Warehouse District is another nightlife hub, as is the SoCo District south of Lady Bird Lake. On summer nights, 1.5 million bats emerge from the Congress Avenue bridge.