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“SPECTACULAR PROPERTY!” 5 of 5 stars
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Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   201 Waterfront St, National Harbor, Prince George’s County, Oxon Hill, MD 20745   |  
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Ranked #3 of 8 hotels in Oxon Hill
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“SPECTACULAR PROPERTY!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2013

The Gaylord in National Harbour is probably the most interesting hotels I've ever stayed in. We stayed for my daughters birthday and received a huge discount on our room. We had to show her birth certificate as proof. Understandable. I thought we would be given a dumpy room in a dark part of the property but boy was I wrong! We were given a room which was one floor down from the top floor and dead center of the length of the atrium. The room was immaculate and very well appointed. Beds were comfy. We had a balcony over the atrium giving us a birds-eye view of it all. The atrium was freaking massive, overlooking shops, restaurants and a beautiful, colorful, fountain which is synced to music. It is also enclosed in glass, giving a gorgeous view of the sky and allowing guests to shop/peruse the odd shops in inclement weather. How many other hotels offer that? Not many! My kids loved it! We could walk around the hotel and be fully entertained. They also have a nice gym and pool. We are hoping to return soon!

Room Tip: If you are afraid of heights, ask for a room on a low floor. I could not set foot on the balcony but...
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Baltimore, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2013

I needed a quick getaway for us with the kids. Ceritifkid ran a special that included tix to the upcoming Ice Show during the holiday season(which is also a must see) plus a resort credit!! So, off we went. The resort is beautiful. The room was immaculate and wonderfully appointed. It was a little small; we probably needed a suite, but the kids love the atrium view balcony. And, since it was going to rain one day, I was glad that the pool was indoors. The staff was all very gracious. Also, there are lots of shops and restaurants on the harbor that made it a perfect little getaway. They asked to come back again. I guess that makes it a winner. We even ran into some of the Redskins there. They were staying there before their last preseason game. (I hope their season turns around.) I digress, nothing but good reviews for the Gaylord!

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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2013 via mobile

We loved our stay at the Gaylord National Resort. We were there for our anniversary. The hotel and grounds are beautiful also well maintained and clean. We were up graded to a suite. It was spectacular! All of the rooms were immaculate, bed was very comfortable. We had an atrium room with a beautiful view of the water and the atrium. Service was first class in all of the hotel. Loved viewing the fountain show at night from our balcony. We took the water taxi to Old Town Alexandria. Very easy to access, many times to choose from. We had room service for breakfast, it was delicious and promptly delivered to our room. We also walked to all the stores in the harbor, they have some very nice specialty stores and a lot of restaurants. We have stayed at several of the Gaylord properties and we were not disappointed in this one. They properties may be priced more than other hotels but you get what you pay for and so worth the stay.

Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2013

I bookedthis because the conference was held there. beautiful resort, it's like a city, the hotel is huge, the floor plan is split and not easy to navigate. cute shops inside the hotel but pricey. the food was not special, the National pastime Bar and grill was open late, the service was poor, food was bland and it was pricey. overall hotel beautiful, but the food and service lousy. I would stay again but go outside the hotel to eat.

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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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Burlington, NC
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2013

This was my first time to National Harbor and the Gaylor National Resort. The Resort is spectacular- gorgeous facility (fountains, all glass with a view of the Potomac ... rooms look out at the Potomac where you can watch planes land in DC or face the gorgeous inner courtyard). The wi-fi is FREE. The fitness center is top of the line and also has no charge. I would HIGHLY recommend a visit to the Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center AND National Harbor if you are traveling to the DC area - they offer free shuttle service to the metro/DC sites.

Room Tip: You might prefer a courtyard view OR a Potomac River view- be sure to request.
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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Washington, DC
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2013

We stayed at the Gaylord on our wedding night before leaving for the honeymoon and I was definitely impressed with the suite. This is definitely one of the best hotels in Maryland, possibly the whole DMV area. It was a gift so I do not know if the price is worth it, but I would think so! The view from our room of the harbor/water was amazing at sunset and sunrise! Everything was immacculate and there were fireworks that evening. The atrium is cool! We left the Gaylord to get a bite to eat at one of the many restaurants around the harbor and it was cool that CVS was right across the street for little things we needed. Great spot!

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Miami, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2013

Was here for a conference and enjoyed everything the hotel had to offer. The room was more than ample and well apportioned. The restaurants were fair to good. The grounds were absolutely well cared for: great indoor garden and nice outdoor garden as well.

The surrounding town of National Harbour is a quick place to walk around and enjoy some restaurants and shopping.

  • Stayed September 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center

Also Known As:
Gaylord National Hotel Oxon Hill
Gaylord National Resort And Convention Center
Gaylord National Hotel
Gaylord National Oxon Hill
Address: 201 Waterfront St, National Harbor, Prince George’s County, Oxon Hill, MD 20745
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Location: United States > Maryland > Oxon Hill
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 8 hotels in Oxon Hill
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:4 star — Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center 4*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Newly opened along the banks of the Potomac, the Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center is the newest monumental addition to the national capital region. With 2,000 luxurious guest rooms, including 110 lavish suites, and 470,000 square feet of meeting, convention and exhibition space, it’s the largest combined hotel and convention center on the Eastern Seaboard. Here, guests will also enjoy four signature restaurants, a 20,000-square-foot spa, the area’s hottest ultra lounge, elegant retail shops and a magnificent waterfront promenade boasting a full-service marina and views of nearby Washington D.C. and Old Town Alexandria, Virginia. Gaylord National will be the cornerstone of the highly anticipated National Harbor project, a 300-acre waterfront destination offering world-class dining, retail and entertainment venues in Prince Georges County, MD. ... more   less 
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