A Legend among Austin Hotels
Built in 1886 as the showplace of cattle baron Jesse Driskill, The Driskill remains a landmark of Texas hospitality. As a member of The Historic Hotels of America and Associated Luxury Hotels International, The Driskill offers an elite level of luxury and service to rank as one the world's finest hotels.
To learn more about this quintessential National Historic Landmark, view our gallery of videos which reflect on the hotels history, as well as some great and haunting stories that help tell the story of who we are.
The Driskill Hotel
Enjoy this intriguing walk through the legendary Driskill Hotel. From retrospective to fresh perspective, the legend of The Driskill continues to make history with the passing of each new day. Introducing, the legendary Driskill Hotel.
Jewel – Till it Feels Like Cheating
Jewel was in Austin shooting her Till it Feels Like Cheating Video at The Driskill. The song is featured on her Perfectly Clear album. The hotel sets the stage for the story of her waiting for her man – her new husband.
Ghosthunting at The Driskill
Of course, we cannot let a Halloween go by without sharing some of our ghost encounters. The very cool hosts from the "Ghost Hunting & Milkshakes" show recently shot an episode here and the stories alone (which are directly from the staff) are worth the watch. Enjoy Part 1 (of 2) of The Driskill Halloween episode. Happy Halloween!
Driskill Ghost Documentary
Hear the stories of the most haunted hotel in Texas. The spirit of Col. Driskill and the mysteries of images, children’s laughter, and unexplained events are presented in this story of Haunted Driskill.
Take a tour of the Driskill hotel learning about the history of the hotel, Col. Driskill and the many stories relating to this historic Austin landmark and its haunting past.
Jason Lytle live at The Driskill
Enjoy Jason's acoustic version of "Derek Spears" performed live at The Driskill Hotel.
Concrete Blonde - Ghost of a Texas Ladies Man
Concrete Blonde lead singer Johnette Napoliatno was up close and personal with the Ghost of Col. Jesse Driskill himself while touring with Sting. Johnette experienced the bed-side lamp continuously being turned on. After she unplugged the lamp from the wall, the closet door (with light already on) opened to again shine the light on the object of his affection. This inspired the following hit in 1992.