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.
"Really Nice Hotel!"
We enjoyed our stay at the Gaylord Resort at National Harbor. The whole area of National Harbor is nice with plenty of Restaurants & Shopping. Hotel is HUGE. We were there on a pretty slow weekend so it was nice. Atrium Room is a must if possible. Steak House was good but expensive. Sports Pub was terrible.
"Interesting convention location but not quite a resort"
Stayed at the Gaylord National for an industry meeting, and as far as convention hotels this was a definite step up from the usual. But - it doesn't quite have the charm of other Gaylord properties, especially the Orlando resort. If you haven't stayed at a Gaylord before, they all feature a large glass atrium that has shopping, restaurants, bars and lush landscaping. The Gaylord National atrium is much smaller than other Gaylord properties and not quite as interesting. The view out of the atrium is of the Potomac and DC skyline. Rooms are very nice and modern, and sleep quality was very good (quiet and dark). Note that only some rooms overlook the atrium (and you have to pay more for rooms with a view). Most of the rooms in this property are located along long dark hallways that wrap around a central (somewhat) green roof area with no appeal. The layout is a bit confusing at first. There are only two elevator locations that went from rooms to atrium level which made the walk to and from the room tedious. The atrium has some shops, a coffee shop serving Starbucks beverages, a spa and several restaurants. I didn't have a chance to eat any of the restaurants because food was catered at the business meetings. Overall catered event food was fine, but nothing spectacular. For conventions/meetings this was a nice location but would not stay here if traveling for leisure. It doesn't quite have the feel of a resort, and it more set up for business events with the on-site convention center and mezzanine level dedicated to ballrooms/meeting space. Due to stormy weather when I stayed, I did not have a chance to explore the national harbor area. There is ample on-site self parking, both in surface lots and a parking garage. Parking is $24/day with unlimited in-out. Note that there is a resort fee (which was included in our group meeting rate).
We walked around the Resort and then went to the local shops in the area.Resort was huge, had a room overlooking the atrium and it was quiet at night and just a beautiful resort. The staff were very friendly and helpful. We cannot wait to go back maybe around the holidays to see how beautifully this place can be with Christmas lights and all.
"Expensive but great"
Great hotel, with excellent service and ideal for a convention but expensive and far away from the city. Interesting shopping and restaurant joints near the hotel. Shuttle service to downtown available but not adequate.
"National Harbor Resort"
Fabulous location on the Potomac, in view of the DC skyline. Short walk to shoppes and pubs of the Harbor village. Well appointed rooms, but the star is the 25-story atrium, with shops, restaurants and pubs. Note there is a resort fee no matter how you use the facilities, AND parking fee. Still, we thought it was worth the fees, and enjoyed our stay.
Credit cards accepted by the hotel: Visa - MasterCard
Check-in: 3:00 PM , Check-out: 11:00 AM