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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"A Step Above"
This is the 3rd Gaylord Property I have stayed at. Like the rest - it is not a hotel. The facility is clean and beautiful. This property is within walking distance to shopping, entertainment, and eating. I enjoy having the option to stay on the property or step away to HarborSide. Nice location for a meeting.
We stayed here for a week for a conference. The property is beautiful, clean, and the people go out of their way to make you feel comfortable. We don't let housekeeping in the room while we are staying, but they took special care each day to see if we needed anything. The safe was non-operational upon our arrival, but maintenance came and replaced it right away. The restaurants are expensive, but the coffee bar is appropriately (not over) priced. The parking is ridiculously overpriced. $26 per day for self-parking, more for valet. My recommendation is to park across the street at the St. George parking garage for $16 per day instead. The parking, plus the resort fee, made us feel like the Gaylord was trying to "nickel and dime" its customers, which is sad considering the reduced rate for our rooms was still $189 per night. I would stay here again, but not for as long a stay due to the high cost of incidentals.
"Cool building, bad for sleeping"
The structure is quite impressive, inside and out. In general the staff was very friendly, from the folks cleaning rooms to the people tending to the grounds, they went out of their way to say hello. Our room was on the 5th floor and faced the atrium. There were french doors that opened to a railing but no balcony. The view was certainly different than a standard hotel room and so was the noise level. On Friday night the sounds of people enjoying their trip over drinks became an irritant as the clock ticked past 11 p.m., then midnight, then subsided after 1 a.m. At times there were was full on yelling in the atrium that was clearly not being addressed by hotel staff. A little after midnight the fire alarm sounded 3 times and was quickly silenced, the fire department was already there for person who overdosed. Aside from the noise, the room was average size and clean. I spoke to several people who agreed that the beds and pillows are very uncomfortable when compared to hotels of equal cost. By the 3rd night I wondered if we were laying on slinky's covered in sheets. If you choose to stay at the hotel for the convince of an elevator ride for conference attendance, request an outward facing room away from the atrium noise. If you don't mind a walk across the street and prefer a good nights rest, one of the hotels within 1/8 of a mile might be a better choice.
"Decent but overrated "
I have attended many conferences at the Gaylord. Like others by the same name it is one huge hotel. Given its size however one would think that there would be more options for food. From a meeting perspective there really aren't many places to sit with a client or colleague to have a side conversation either. The lobby bar becomes really the only place to meet in the evening and given that it is the only place it is full of the people you want to get away from. This time I had a terrible experience with my reservation. As it turned out the reservation desk located somewhere had everything correct but for some reason the hotel wasn't getting it. After 3 long calls over a week I thought it was corrected. When I went to check in they had my arrival as the day I was departing, and alas no rooms were available. They did find me a room but two calls to the manager were left unanswered. Perhaps the best think about the hotel is that there are numerous restaurants and shops very close by.
"Beautiful center with great staff"
The glass atrium and fountains are beautiful, the view of the Potomac is fabulous. Lots of walking, be prepared, it's a long way from your room to the convention center and events. Great, friendly staff are always checking to see what they can do to make your stay better. Restaurants in house are nice, and there are plenty of other choices for food in easy walking distance. Lots of entertainment close by, taxis, water taxi and uber available for excursions.
Credit cards accepted by the hotel: Visa - MasterCard - American Express - Diners Club - Japan Credit Bureau (JCB) - Discover
Check-in: 3:00 PM , Check-out: 11:00 AM