#SXSW Most Pet-Friendly Hotel : The Driskill – Austin, Texas

Photo courtesy of The Driskill Hotel, Austin
Photo courtesy of The Driskill Hotel, Austin

There’s going to be a stampede of vacationing pets and their parents visiting The Driskill Hotel in Austin, Texas after the word gets out that Animal Fair’s readers have honored the historic establishment with the 2008 Cesar® Five Dog Bone Award for Pet-Friendliest Hotel. The Driskill, built in 1886 by a wealthy Texas cattle rancher, has long been a destination for politicians, celebrities, and socialites to celebrate, inaugurate, or rejuvenate. It’s the perfect getaway spot for traveling people and their pets who want to experience the opulence of Texas.

Over the years, The Driskill has hosted many notable guests including such politicians such President Lyndon B. Johnson (who met his future wife Lady Bird for their first date at the hotel dining room), and President Clinton and Hillary Clinton. Austin, Texas is rich in culture boasting a fine symphony, opera, and other musical venues. Many musicians have stayed at the legendary Driskill including Paul Simon and The Dixie Chicks.

Your pet will be riding the gravy train while enjoying the amenities that The Driskill’s Pampered Pet Program offers, including in a comfy custom-designed pet bed with the Driskill logo, delicious looking bowls, bottled water, gourmet pet treats, and a chew toy. It is available for dogs 35lbs. or less and is restricted to two dogs per room.

Princess Chloe Chanel enjoys a pampered night at The Driskill Hotel in Austin. Photo courtesy of The Driskill Hotel, Austin

Chef Troy Knapp  provides excellent fare at both the Driskill Grill and the 1886 Cafe and Bakery. The Driskill is also perfectly located to take your dog to many of the famous 6th Street restaurants and shops that will also welcome your pet.

Join the rodeo of all vacations by visiting The Driskill Hotel with your pet and you’ll quickly discover why Animal Fair and our readers picked this classic establishment as the Pet-Friendliest Hotel of 2008!

For more information visit: www.driskillhotel.com.

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