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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"Quick stop in DC"
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay though we were not on the property but a few days. Ease of check-in was great. Hotel staff were amazing. Overall, we were very comfortable! We'll definitely visit this property again and explore more that it has to offer!
"Luxury Hotel with Great Convention Space Near DC without the Big City Feel"
The Gaylord ranks very high on my list. Quality is high from room view to sheets to sound insulation. Imagine a hot July day and barely being able to hear the AC in your room. Noise from the atrium and other rooms. Food in the restaurants was very good and fairly reasonably priced for a "city" hotel. Staff was attentive and friendly. Cleaning staff went the extra mile. My only reason for not giving this hotel a five on my rating was the lifeguards in the pool were not as "service" oriented, friendly or concerned with guest satisfaction as they were with their own affairs. The other issue was that I tried to call the concierge on two occasions and after a lengthy wait... (10 minutes plus) I was unable to speak to anyone., Another annoyance is tiered wifi with faster service being exorbitant.
"Resort with minimal features of a resort"
I stayed here for a conference for 6 nights. I booked into the hotel (where my conference was) because I assumed it was like other Gaylord hotels (e.g. Gaylord Texan) that is removed from other attractions, but it wasn't, other hotel choices are across the street (many are from the Marriott brand). The rooms were about 1/3 of the size as those at the Gaylord Texan. The WiFi was unreliable at best, and you had to continually log in. The only thing one can buy once the gift shop is closed is soda and water, no candy bars, etc. Also, for a resort, it's pretty sad that the sport pub closes at midnight, and the lobby bar, while open to sit in, never seemed to actually be open for business. The $18 resort fee, per day, is a complete scam, especially if you're at a conference all day and cannot use the pool or gym. The TV in my room, at times, would not have a picture, I had to turn it off then on again in hopes it would return. We asked the concierge about tickets to a concert one day, and she told us they didn't do that; well that's one of the services I have come to expect from a concierge because of what was done at other hotels I've stayed at. On top of that, she didn't even attempt to suggest where we could potentially look for tickets. I would not stay at this hotel/'resort' again if staying in the National Harbor area; I strongly suggest staying elsewhere, even if your conference is at the Gaylord as it's in walking distance. If you're wanting to go to the National Harbor outlet mall, it's about a $20 taxi ride each way, or the ~1.8 miles is a 35-40 minute walk there and 30 minute walk back (it's uphill on the way there). The mall itself was okay, but nothing special.
A recent visit to the Gaylord proved it was worth the trip. From the interior atrium's with glass ceilings, nightly watch feature to the views. Certainly worth a stay. The rooms were spacious and clean with beautiful views. The limited restaurants are great for lunch and dinner but little variety for breakfast outside room service. Several lunch/dinner restaurants within walking distance. The exterior property is beautify and safe to walk. Right out front is the pier that can take you on a Potomac tour or a quick trip to Alexandria for food and shopping.
"Great convention hotel!"
This is a great convention hotel. The sleeping rooms and the meeting rooms are under one roof so you don't have to walk outside or take a shuttle to the convention center. The atrium area is very pretty. I liked that you can look outside through all of the floor to ceiling glasses on the meeting room side and the atrium. I was stuck inside all day but felt like I was getting glimpses of outside all day. The restaurant food prices are high but that is typical of any hotel. My kids (ages 10 and 12) enjoyed walking around the atrium area, watching the fountain show and the huge pool area that opens out so you can walk out and lay out in the sun if you want. My family came with me and they had a great time. There are a lot of restaurants nearby if you don't want to eat at the hotel. It is worth paying extra to get an atrium view room with a balcony. If you are not getting an atrium view room, ask for a riverview room.
Credit cards accepted by the hotel: Visa - MasterCard
Check-in: 3:00 PM , Check-out: 11:00 AM