The Driskill hotel was built in 1886 as the showplace of cattle baron Jesse Driskill. It has come a long way since then. As Austin built up, this hotel's location only got better. It is now within walking distance of dozens of bars, restaurants and music venues. Because of the story behind this ornately built hotel, some people even claim that The Driskill is haunted. If you are looking for a paranormal thrill, the Austin Ghost Tours are just a block away.The rooms at the Driskill are decorated with a true Texas feel, with earth tones and plush, welcoming bedding, as well as a mini bar so you can live it up. Dogs also get special treatment at this hotel. Your furry friends can have gourmet pet treats and a take-home dog toy.