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.
Very big hotel. Hotel did great job on meals,etc. everything very clean. Housekeeping was great. Bell captain staff great. Pool and terrace area very pretty. View of Potomac very pretty. I've got to say though the glass enclosed river side kind of gave me claustrophobia. I kind of felt like I was part of that TV show Under the Dome. Most people loved it. National Harbor is a recent planned development with several restaurants all within 3-4 block walk. Several with outside terraces for dining. Very safe area. You are outside the beltway. Shopping in Natl Harbor limited. Tanger Outlet approx 1 mile away. Could walk or $5 cab ride for 2 people with cab arranged by hotel transportation desk. Everything is new construction in development. They are building a casino(MGM Grand') at opposite end of National Harbor. Ferry available to Alexandria or Mount Vernon that can be accessed at hotel or 3 block walk to central dock. Most of restaurants outside hotel are $$$ but there are some $-$$ options and a McDonald's within an easy walking distance. Transportation desk at hotel very helpful. They have a shuttle (for charge) to DC/National Mall or will help with cab. Metro does not come to National Harbor. I did cabs and ferry to Alexandria.
"A Nice Change From Ordinary"
We were there for business and pleasure for 5 days and found the rooms with the river/pier view to be fantastic. Looking out and seeing the lighted ferris wheel and pier was great. The fountain shows in the evenings were nice and the extraordinarily large atrium was a nice atmosphere. We found the staff to always be very pleasant and wanting to serve. The event went well, the food was good. The breakfast buffets are over prices but really the only negative. It is a Gaylord hotel. The area has some great places to eat and shop, all in walking distance, and since it is a newly developed area, everything is new. At the pier they have a huge outdoor screen for watching ballgames and hanging out. So a nice area, growing quickly, and the entire trip was a very nice suprise.
"Nice place for a conference!"
Stayed a few nights for a conference at the gaylord national. The hotel is huge, has everything from restaurants to gym to spa and (18th floor) nightclub and everything in between. Staff was helpful and atmosphere was good. Rooms are quiet and spacious. No complaints really.
"Expensive but great place to stay!"
Stayed here for 4 nights during a convention. Overall, it's a great place but very expensive. A cab ride from Reagan National is about 25 bucks and takes about 15 minutes. The hotel is in the National Pier area, which encompasses a few hotels a bunch of bars and a bunch of restaurants. There is a water taxi that can take you to Alexandria (and I believe a bunch of other different places). The hotel is vast. The lobby floor was a bar, entrance to the spa and an elevator to a roof top bar. Across the hotel are convention areas. The floor below is where the restaurants (buffet, sports bar, steakhouse) are along with a few stores and some garden areas and streams. The best rooms have a view of the atrium and a view of the river. The bathrooms are nice with a small stool for ladies to get ready. The beds are very comfortable and the room is pretty well appointed. The downside of this place is the expense food. On average, I would spend $40 on dinner for room service. Drinks at the sports bar are about 12-15 dollars. This looks to be a place where there's convention after convention so maybe they aren't worried about cost since a lot seems to be expensed by the hosting companies. A lot of people ventured out for dinner to the many many bar and restaurants options that were literally 4 blocks away. All in all a good trip.
After expending 5 days in this property, it was like been in a resort but in a major city, WOW the best of both worlds. The staff was great,met every need and the property is well kept, with many facilities and services, plus with in a seclude and quite area, yet with in DC and other destinations. The spa and gym are great too. Many restaurants with in walking distance and attractions too.
Credit cards accepted by the hotel : Visa - MasterCard
Check-in: 3:00 PM , Check-out: 11:00 AM