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.
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"Tips for Quiet Room and a bit on dining/bar"
I was in for a conference and was pleasantly surprised this is a Marriott property - POINTS!! The rooms meet Marriott standards and I was pleased. I asked for a quiet room and it was quiet, but a bit of a haul from the elevator. However, I'll take a walk to have quiet. Many of the rooms overlook a giant atrium, so I can't imagine they are very quiet. I ate at Pienza's a lot during the conference. You have your choice of buffet, or buffet. So, be prepared to spend a lot of money to eat even if you only want a light lunch or breakfast because it's all buffet. The service was good and fast thought, so I have no complaints. The food was also good. The Belvedere Lobby Bar was a frequent stop. The waiters, especially Carlos, did a great job. There are also very comfy couches and chairs to relax with a drink and enjoy a wonderful view of the Gaylord. The rooftop bar was cool too. The music was just meh, but it offered a great view and great people-watching during the week. I enjoyed the Gaylord.
"Everything you need"
I stayed here for the HCM World Conference. The venue, room and facilities were amazing. Rooms were large and the Atrium view was great. The maid Karen was really friendly and looked after my room perfectly. The only downside was transportation to and from requires a cab. Public transportation into Washington dc was lacking so gets expensive.
"I expected more"
It's an okay hotel, I just expected more for the price and Marriott brand. The resort common spaces are nice; the individual rooms are nicely sized; and the service was adequate. But I would have expected more. The hotel is located in the National Harbor area - across the water from Alexandria, VA, yet feels remote. Sadly no public transportation into the area so unless you have a car or take a cab (out taxi from Dulles ran approx $100 with tip) your mobility is limited. The National Harbor area seems like a relatively new area with an upscale edge that just doesn't seem to deliver the goods. That's how Gaylord Resort felt as well. The Gaylord Entrance/Atrium was quite nice with lots of foliage and the sound of running water throughout. There are three floors of common area, restaurants, gift shop, etc. which are all pleasant. Be sure to bring your credit card - not necessarily because you will find hidden treasures or bargains. Quite the contrary...it's standard fare; but if you do want to get a latte or soda or candy bar, etc - it's pricey (hint: there is a CVS pharmacy a block away where you can get a soda or candy bar for $1 vs. $4). The Gaylord restaurants are on the overpriced side as well (hint: there are numerous restaurants within 1-4 blocks - although they seemed a little overpriced as well). The Gaylord rooms are nicely sized, but the furniture was a bit beat up...the wood had a number of bumps and bruises and there was a significant tear with stuffing sneaking out in the lounge chair. Again, I just expected more. On the positive, the room was clean and had a pleasant odor upon entry, The towels were good quality - which is surprisingly important, the bedding was comfy, the mini fridge actually kept water/sodas cold and the room seemed quiet (at least I don't recall hearing noise from the hallway, from the adjoining rooms or from the outside). So all-in-all okay, but I expected more for the money.
"Great hotel, amazing staff"
Anyone who see's the Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center can see how amazing the hotel is. Good restaurants, bars, shopping, lounging areas both indoor and outdoor makes it so you never have to leave the hotel. However the town is also very nice to walk through and felt very safe. What surprised me most was how well trained the staff was. There was not one occasion were an employee did not follow the 10/5 rule. EVERY single employee makes eye contact and says "hello", to me this is comforting and in a hotel with 2,000 rooms it made me still feel important. Every bell staff member and housekeeper were exceptionally nice and helpful. The rooftop club was phenomenal. It is almost a shame that their is so many different options to grab a drink at the hotel because it makes the rooftop less crowded. Overall amazing hotel- management should be really happy with their staff and property
"Great location, but the room was just okay."
The Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center is a beautiful facility with panoramic views of the Potomac and nearby Washington DC. The view inside the atrium is spectacular, everything is clean and tidy, and the support staff are polite and efficient. This place is huge. It took me almost 10 minutes to walk to my room after check-in. But once I got to my room, I found it a bit disappointing. This is supposed to be one of Marriott's top shelf hotels and it reminded me of a Courtyard that I stayed at last month. The room was quite functional and comfortable, but it just didn't seem to be all that special for the price. There was one improvement over a Courtyard, the shower had a door rather than a curtain. The property is immense and I got my daily workout just walking to and from the hotel lobby. I probably would not stay here if I was on vacation with my family.
Credit cards accepted by the hotel: Visa - MasterCard
Check-in: 3:00 PM , Check-out: 11:00 AM