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.
"Beautiful hotel in nicely renovated district"
The Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center is right off the waterfront. We could look out our window and see the Potomac. We could see the Ferris Wheel from where we were and at night it is lit up. It's quite nice. There are many nice restaurants around the hotel. It's just a real quaint little area to stay, but bring your pocket book. The rooms are about $320 a night and most of the restaurants around the hotel will easily cost you $100 for two.
We spent two nights here during the Christmas season to see the "Ice" show next door. The rooms were very clean and comfortable, and the hotel itself was very pretty. We went to two restaurants within The Gaylord, and those were also very good.
"Great facility for conferences"
Property is very clean and well maintained. Decor is very benign - not trendy and enough traditional to feel comfortable and professional without being stuffy. Was disappointed that it wasn't decorated for fall. Staff was very pleasant. On the last night, mechanical equipment came on at 5:30 am and made a ver load rumbling and rattled everything in my right I'm and continued until we left the next morning. That morning, the wing of that floor smelled horrible. Something must have gone awry. Fortunately, it was the end of the visit. The resort has a few nice shops and there are lots of shops and restaurants in the immediate vicinity. I thought the food at the resort was mediocre at best, so the area provided some options.
"Very nice, but not close to DC"
I was at the Gaylord for a 4-day conference. Very big hotel with a huge conference/convention area. In general this is an above average hotel, A couple things to consider. 1. If you stay here and want to visit the Washington DC National Mall (monuments, White House, capital, etc.) it is not convenient. The hotel is about 10 miles south of the Mall and its not near a Metro stop. I used a couple methods to travel to the Mall area. Hotel has a shuttle that runs every 90 minutes for $20 round trip. A "hotel taxi" was $35 flat fare one way - and the couple times we used it the vehicle was a big Suburban that could hold 6 people. And I did the public transit option also... a 15 minute bus ride that picked me up right outside the hotel ($1.75 fare) to the Branch Ave Metro station, then a 20 minute Metro (Green line subway) ride to DC ($4.00 fare). Getting back on the Metro/bus was easy. 2. Our room was nice, king with 2 chairs and a desk, large up to date bathroom. If you like a room with a view ask to upgrade for a view of the Potomac. 3. They have a very nice sports bar called National Pastime. Big place with very large projection TVs for game watching. This was fun in the evening as we were here during the World Series (Go Royals!). 4. There are a couple restaurant options and shopping within easy walking distance. As well as a nice outdoor park like area near the waterfront. 5. If you want walking or biking options there are good trails close by... look into renting a bike for a day and ride north to the Mall or south to Mount Vernon. This place was fine for a conference, but don't stay here if you are vacationing and wanting to visit the DC Mall and Smithsonian area daily.
"Great conference hotel, great design"
With this stay, I've now stayed at all Gaylord hotels. I love the design of this hotel (U shaped) because all of the interior rooms face the Potomac River and rain or shine, it's a lovely view. The rooms were pretty standard 'Gaylord' rooms, nice amenities, clean, comfortable, nicely decorated. The conference area was super close and nice on the feet when I'm used to walking long distances in most major hotel conference areas. My only negative was service at the front desk. I specifically asked about a balcony room and was given a terrific deal! But as has happened every time I've stayed at a Gaylord Hotel, my charges were messed up (as were several of my peers) and I spent a half hour fixing it with the front desk. They had to manually make changes. Time for a new computer system' I also booked a tour from the hotel. Chariots for Hire. I was given directions three times by staff of the hotel and all three times they were wrong. The tour company waited (thank God!) for me for 15 minutes at the "Woodrow Wilson Loop" - which is near the parking garage, not the front of the hotel.
Credit cards accepted by the hotel: Visa - MasterCard
Check-in: 3:00 PM , Check-out: 11:00 AM