The Driskill is the grand dame of Austin Hotels, and, recently celebrating its 125th anniversary, she’s still the pulsing heartbeat of the city. On any given night, the upstairs bar and lounge area is packed with families, businessmen, and revelers, all listening to live music and taking in a swig of the city. And a great number of the city’s events begin up its sweeping staircase in a fit-for-a-belle ballroom. The service at the Driskill is impeccable; every member of the staff takes a great pride in passing on a piece of Texas hospitality. Whether you’re dining at the four-star Driskill Grill or requesting a new toothbrush, you are the Driskill’s top priority. Its 189 guest rooms—decorated with Hill Country charm—are split between the original 1886 structure and a newer tower constructed in 1929. If you’re looking for history, great food, or just a good time, the Driskill is waiting.