Located in Oxon Hill, Gaylord National Resort and Spa is near the airport and close to Fort Foote Park, Alexandria City Hall, and George Washington Masonic National Memorial. Nearby points of interest also include Oxon Cove and Oxon Hill Farm National Park and Old Presbyterian Meeting House.
Dining options at Gaylord National Resort and Spa include a restaurant and a bar/lounge. Room service is available 24 hours a day. Recreational amenities include an indoor pool, a health club, a spa tub, a sauna, and a fitness facility. The property's full-service health spa has body treatments, massage/treatment rooms, facials, and beauty services. This 4-star property has a business center and offers small meeting rooms, secretarial services, and a technology helpdesk. High-speed Internet access is available in public areas. This Oxon Hill property has event space consisting of banquet facilities, conference/meeting rooms, a ballroom, and exhibit space. For a surcharge, shuttle services include an area shuttle which runs to destinations within 10 mi, an airport shuttle, and a shopping center shuttle. ;Business services, wedding services, limo/town car service, and translation services are available. Guest parking is available for a surcharge. Additional property amenities include a marina, a poolside bar, and a coffee shop/café. This is a smoke-free property.
There are 2000 guestrooms at Gaylord National Resort and Spa. Beds come with premium bedding. Refrigerators and coffee/tea makers are offered. Bathrooms feature separate bathtubs and showers, makeup/shaving mirrors, bathrobes, and complimentary toiletries. In addition to CD players, guestrooms offer phones with voice mail. Televisions have pay movies. Air-conditioned rooms also include desks, blackout drapes/curtains, electronic check-out, and electronic/magnetic keys. Guests may request a turndown service, hypo-allergenic bedding, and wake-up calls. Housekeeping is available. Cribs (infant beds) and rollaway beds are available on request. Guestrooms are all non-smoking.
The facility was beautiful with amazing views of the Potomac River. My room was nothing special but was roomy and clean. Double sink vanity and great shower. Rooms were decorated tastefully. Meals and beverages were a bit pricey but tasted good. Checking in and out were an ease. Service was excellent and friendly.
We went there for an awards dinner and it was very enjoyable . Beautifully decorated for Christmas. The Ice show seemed really popular with the kids. We didn’t see the show but are thinking of taking the grandkids down for an overnight stay. Nice little area around the the resort to walk around. Easy commute to DC attractions.
"Not worth the money."
This place is way over priced. Major disappointment and rooms were nothing special. Restaurants were horrible including the Old Hickory Steakhouse which seem to be the best thing there. Thumbs down Gaylord....your bartenders need some training while you're at it.
"ICE! Fun at the Gaylord!"
This was the second year in a row that we stayed overnight at the Gaylord to enjoy the Christmas festivities and the ICE! show. We had such a good time last year that we decided to make it a family affair for this holiday season. This year we brought the rest of the family along (eleven of us). The Gaylord is a beautiful hotel and the rooms are very nice and well appointed. It is worth the upgrade to the Atrium view to overlook the Atrium Christmas show of lights. The ICE! featuring Frosty the Snowman show is a must see and very fun for kids of all ages. To see the Frosty story come to life in brightly colored ice scuptures is simply amazing. It is very cold in the ICE! tent so be prepared to bring warm gloves/mittens, scarves and hats/ear muffs. The Gaylord does provide a very large coat to fit over your outerwear to help keep you warm. It is about 9 degrees in the tent. However, putting up with the cold is so worth it. The ICE! slides are great fun to slide down with the kids. The 'Harbor' town is cute and there is just enought restaurants and shops to keep you occupied and provide a variety of eating choices outside of the hotel. There is also a carousel and ferris wheel for more fun times. We had wonderful meals at Rosa Mexicano, Nandos, & Fiorella Italian Kitchen (pizza was yummy). We tried to eat at the Redstone American Grill but they were very rude and did not want to accomodate a party of eleven. I am glad they were rude -otherwise we wouldn't have had the fabulous meal at Rosa Mexicano. The employees at the Gaylord and every where we visited in the town of National Harbor were extraordinarily nice and very accomodating (other than the folks at Redstone Grill). There are a couple issues/recommendations for the Gaylord Management: ~ It took two calls prior to our stay, two visits to the front desk, and two calls from my hotel room to ensure that the Gaylord honored all of our room rates (4 rooms) when we booked in early October. For some reason they kept increasing our room rate. We did get it fixed before checking out but we spent a good bit of our precious time to get this sorted out ~Breakfast - they have four separate price ranges for the buffet. Before you are escorted to your table the hostess/host walks you to the buffet area and begins to tell you how much each buffet station costs - one cost for continental, one cost for omelet station, one cost to have access to all the stations and yet another cost to have access to two buffet stations. Really''!!! How confusing and ridiculous. Offer a continental breakfast and 'all station' breakfast - thats it. Too many choices leads to confusion. Or better yet... run a special and offer a 'free' breakfast. I am sure you can cover this in your room rate charges. ~ Access to Santa Claus: The only way the kids have access to Santa Claus is for the parents to pay $20 for a picture. The Gaylord has Santa tucked away from the rest of the Atrium Christmas festivities and Santa Claus is not approachable or accessible without first paying a fee to take a picture. Isn't that sad for a child who just wants to run up and hug Santa' I understand the Gaylord wants to make money off of these Christmas events .... but tucking Santa away and forcing $20 payment to have access is very much scrooge like.
"Nice place. Busy but festive."
Stayed 6 days at the Gaylord with my husband while he attended a conference. Room was very clean, large and had a nice view of the Potomac, the National Harbor, Ferris wheel, and Washington Monument. We were on the 9th floor. Very quiet. The hotel is festively decorated for Christmas and very, very busy with families attending the ICE show. We encountered no problems with the use of elevators.We found the restaurants to be very over priced and ate in the little town surrounding area.The concierge staff was not very knowledgeable and gave us incorrect info about taxis and events at nearby bars and restaurants. The "greeters" in the registration area did not know very much about local restaurants and could not recommend any to us. It is definitely a large hotel meant for conference goers.
Credit cards accepted by the hotel: Visa - MasterCard
Check-in: 3:00 PM , Check-out: 11:00 AM