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A historic downtown hotel

Built in 1886 as the "showplace of a cattle baron", the Driskill still stands proudly in the heart of 6th St as Austin's most opulent lodgings.The hotel lobby harks back to a time before Kellz was even born, although it would be perfect for an after party.The bar's outfitted with patinated leather couches and busts of longhorns.The Cattle Baron Suite encompasses four rooms, with 16ft tall ceilings, antique furniture, and a handcrafted wood & marble wet bar.The Senate Guestrooms are more affordable, but still feature luxurious touches like black Brazilian marble bathroom fixtures.And though this Bridal Suite is truly beautiful, not every bride in the history of the Driskill had a happily ever after -- legend has it that room 525 is haunted by a pair of brides who committed suicide in their bathroom. Enjoy your stay!