Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center

201 Waterfront Street Prince George’s County | Oxon Hill, MD 20745-1135  [SEE MAP]Oxon Hill, MD  [SEE ADDRESS]
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Overview

Range of family amenities
Some guests complain of extra fees
The Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center is a destination unto itself. Overlooking the Potomac River from the National Harbor (located in Maryland about 10 miles south of Washington, D.C.), this massive property is not ideal for sightseers. However, with its full-service Relâche Spa & Salon, 24-hour fitness center, multiple dining options and on-site shopping complex, you might be hard-pressed to find a reason to leave. The Gaylord also boasts a wide selection of family-friendly amenities, including a pool and a nightly fountain show, plus the National Children's Museum is a short walk away. When night falls, you and your clan can cozy up in spacious accommodations, appointed with custom furnishings, minifridges, flat-screen TVs and pillow-top mattresses. Though most guests report a satisfactory stay here, some do complain of exorbitant fees. On the plus side, if you take part in Marriott's rewards program, you may earn or redeem points by choosing to stay here.
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Location
Oxon Hill, MD
Hotel Class
4.0-star
Property Type
Resort hotel, 1996 rooms
Primary View
River
Style
Traditional
Best For
Business travelers, Groups, Families

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  • 4.0Hotel Class
  • GOODCritic Rating

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Other Awards

  • AAA/CAA Four Diamond Awards

Fodor's

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Room balconies opening onto the 220-foot-high glass atrium are a good place to watch the nightly dancing fountain shower in the massive lobby below.

AAA

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Overlooking the Potomac River, the Gaylord National is an impressive structure and is the heart of the National Harbor complex.

Other Awards

  • AAA/CAA Four Diamond Awards

Guest Reviews

A hotel's guest rating is calculated using data provided under license by TripAdvisor. A total of 5301 have reviewed the Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center, giving it a rating of 4, on a scale of 1-5.

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TripAdvisor Travel Rating: TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4 based on 5301 reviews 4.0 (based on 5301 reviews)

Guest Rooms

The antique-looking furniture (metal ring pulls, candlestick lamps, two-poster beds) and neutral colors make standard guest rooms at Gaylord National Resort have a relaxed vibe, but the minifridges, coffee makers and in-safe electrical outlets are all business. Bathrooms have double sinks, granite countertops and large mirrors.
  • The $22 daily resort fee includes in-room Internet access, local phone calls and two bottles of water per day
  • Separate writing desks and seating areas
  • Upgrade for a balcony overlooking the atrium and view of the Potomac River

Standard room size400 square feet

  • Premium channels
  • Workspace/desk
  • Minifridge
  • Bathrobes/slippers
  • Minibar
  • Shower/tub combo
  • Separate shower
  • Separate tub
  • Internet
  • Wireless internet
  • Free internet
  • Fee for internet usage
  • Guest rooms with patios and balconies
  • Adjoining rooms available

Location & Parking

Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center is located on the banks of the Potomac River in National Harbor, Maryland, an entertainment district about 10 miles south of D.C. The area offers outdoor markets, street-level boutiques, and an outlet mall, plus a regular schedule of outdoor movies, markets, races and festivals – not to mention a carousel and a Ferris wheel. Sightseeing bus tours operate from the resort, with tickets available through the concierge.
  • Not accessible by metro
  • A water taxi service from the resort's dock takes guests to Old Town Alexandria, Mount Vernon and Georgetown, for various fees
  • Car rental agency on the property
  • 24-hour valet parking ($45)
  • 24-hour self-parking ($30)
  • Airport shuttle (with fee)
  • Car service (with fee)

Within walking distance of:

  • Bus stop
  • Restaurants
  • Movie theater
  • Train station
  • Beach
  • Theater
  • Subway/metro stop
  • Grocery store
  • Shopping

Dining

Dining options at Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center include steak and artisanal cheese along with a cigar terrace and river views at Old Hickory Steakhouse; a market-fresh breakfast and lunch buffet at Pienza; comfort food and big-screen TVs at National Pastime; and coffee drinks and grab-and-go items at Cocoa Bean. The resort also allows delivery from outside restaurants to guest rooms.
  • Room service available from 6 a.m. to 2 a.m.
  • Pienza's Sunday brunch includes live music and a Bloody Mary bar
  • Other spots for a drink are the lobby bar, with views of the atrium, and Pose Rooftop Lounge, with 18-foot windows and a wraparound terrace

Number of restaurants4

Cuisine TypesBuffet, American

  • Fine dining
  • Casual dining
  • Quick service cafe/coffee shop/marketplace
  • Bar/lounge
  • Room service
  • 24-hour room service
  • free breakfast

Pool

The 24-meter (junior Olympic-sized) lap pool and adjacent whirlpool at Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center are indoors and heated for year-round use. In summer, accordion doors along one wall open to an outdoor sundeck and bar.
  • Open 5 a.m. to 9 p.m. daily
  • Towels provided
  • Lap pool
  • Wading pool
  • Lazy river
  • Family pool
  • Infinity pool
  • Whirlpool/hot tub
  • Adults-only pool
  • Lifeguard on duty
  • Poolside service
  • Waterslide
  • Deck chairs or cabanas
  • Pool bar

Spa

Relâche Spa & Salon at Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center offers a full menu of massages, facials and body treatments, as well as hair removal, nail care, makeup, haircuts and hair color services. Clients may also create their own packages of three or more services. Resort guests are granted access to the sleek, black-and-white spa facilities for a $35 daily charge (waived with any spa or salon service).
  • Changing areas include private showers, steam rooms and saunas, as well as a coed relaxation lounge
  • Children's haircuts and mani/pedis available
  • 20 percent service charge added automatically

Services offered:

  • Massage
  • Facial
  • Body Treatments (i.e. scrubs, wraps)
  • Salon services
  • Outdoor treatment area
  • Steam room
  • Sauna

Kids

The Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center offers suites with sofa beds, a children's room service menu and in-house entertainment like a video arcade, nightly illuminated fountain shows, and the annual "Christmas on the Potomac" extravaganza of ice sculptures, miniature-train rides, and photos with Santa.
  • Outside attractions within walking distance include the National Children's Museum, the climbable "The Awakening" sculpture, a playground and a carousel
  • National Harbor presents outdoor movies on weekend afternoons during the summer months and holiday seasons
  • Kids Club
  • Free Kids Club
  • Fee for Kids Club
  • Cribs
  • High Chairs

Fitness

The complex has a 24-hour fitness center, with floor-to-ceiling mirrors, that is filled with cardio machines and weight-training equipment. Outdoors, guests can run, walk or bike the pedestrian path over the Woodrow Wilson Bridge to the Mount Vernon Trail in Alexandria, Virginia. A vendor at the National Harbor marina rents kayaks, canoes, paddleboards and pedal boats, and also offers classes and tours.
  • Cardio machines have personal televisions
  • Other marina vendors rent bicycles, powerboats, and sailboats
  • Weight equipment
  • Cardio equipment
  • Yoga mats
  • Free fitness classes
  • Premium fitness classes (with fee)

Business

The 470,000 square feet of meeting space at Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center includes 89 meeting rooms, two boardrooms, an 180,000-square-foot exhibit hall, and four ballrooms ranging from 8,000 to 50,000 square feet. In-house professionals provide audiovisual and telecommunications equipment and support. A FedEx Office Print and Ship Center on the ballroom level is staffed from 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. daily, with 24-hour self-service for printing, copying, faxing and Internet access.
  • The convention center specializes in government and military meetings and associated per diem rates
  • The resort's restaurants, lounges, terrace and pier can also be booked for private events
  • High-speed wired and wireless Internet access in meeting areas is not included in the daily resort fee; it must be arranged separately

Number of meeting rooms89

  • Business center
  • Meeting rooms
  • Meeting and event planners available

Wedding

Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center’s 180,000-square-foot exhibit hall can accommodate a wedding with 10,000 guests, but 700 is the maximum for a more traditional ballroom or riverside wedding. Favorite venues include the Cherry Blossom Wedding Gazebo and Cherry Blossom Ballroom in the upper atrium; the lower atrium's tropical garden; the 15,000-square-foot RiverView Terrace, which can be tented; Eastern Shore's 4,000 square feet of event space in three sections; and the Pose rooftop lounge and terrace.
  • Specialty lighting and fireworks displays available
  • The couple receives complimentary wedding night accommodations, a dedicated wedding planner, a customizable menu, and a list of preferred vendors

Maximum wedding guest capacity10000

  • Hotel hosts weddings
  • Outdoor space for weddings
  • Wedding planners available

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