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“A Destination Unto Itself” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Gaylord Opryland Resort & Convention Center

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Gaylord Opryland Resort & Convention Center
Ranked #52 of 156 Hotels in Nashville
San Diego, California, United States
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122 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
“A Destination Unto Itself”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 5, 2013

I stayed at the Gaylord for a business meeting in January. I was not prepared for both the magnitude and splendor of this hotel/resort designed to resemble the Old South. It's like small city with every amenity you could want or imagine. The restaurants were outstanding (I particularly liked the Jack Daniel's), the magnificent indoor grounds felt like being outdoors in a city, and the shopping options were more fun than an international airport. I don't think I ever saw the whole place during my stay, even though I tried. On top of that the rooms were very comfortable and staff outstanding. A couple of times when I got lost (easy to do) and would stop a staff person for directions, they wouldn't just give me directions, they took me to where I needed to be. Now that is customer service! I would come back to the Gaylord again for a pleasure trip, with pleasure.

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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 4, 2013 via mobile

I have to agree with some of the other reviews....First of all $20 for parking...a lot pricey. Really? Second, the $18 resort fee sounds like a lot but you are paying for the ambience. There is quite a bit to see and it is really nice walking through it all. That costs money to maintain. Our $168 AAA discounted room ended up costing $230 with all of the fees and taxes. Just be aware of that before you book. The rooms were, to me, were the biggest disappointment. They weren't bad but for the money should have been nicer. The decor was dated and a little dark. The bathroom is really small and awkward as another reviewer put it. The rooms were clean which is the main thing. We didn't eat on property but there looked to be quite a few options. The place is massive and overall we enjoyed our stay, however, it needs to be updated.

Stayed April 2013, traveled with family
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Idaho
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86 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 4, 2013

My wife and I stayed here four nights for her business convention. This resort/hotel is very impressive, with all of the atriums, water features, restaurants, and shops. We had a very enjoyable stay, and the staff was very friendly and helpful everywhere we went! The hotel and restaurants are quite expensive, but that is expected for a huge resort. Be sure to wander around and see all of the sights. It is a very convenient walk over to the Grand Ole Opry and the mall.

As for the room,it was a bit unimpressive for the price. It was decently appointed, but the beds were so squeaky that we woke each other up every time one of us moved. There were two queen beds in our room and both squeaked. Very annoying. The bathrooms were quite small as well. Not what I would expect for this place. Come here for all of the extras the resort has to offer, but if that doesn't interest you, you can probably find a nicer hotel for cheaper.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Dyersburg, Tennessee
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66 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 4, 2013

We have stayed in this beautiful hotel many times over the years, both before the flood and after. Other reviewers made comments on quality of rooms. Yes, some of the rooms are a bit dated. We always request a balcony room. Love the Cascades and Delta area. You do not stay in this hotel because of the room decor. It is a clean, spacious room. The plants and flowers are beautiful on the exterior of you your room. That is what you come for. One could walk around for an hour and still miss something. Wasabi's is a pretty good sushi bar. The Fuse is a good place to eat. I think it converts to a nightclub at night but didn't experience that. The Relache spa is one of the best we have been to. Indoor pool, hot tub and workout facility all together. A huge premium outlet mall is a short walk down well lit sidewalks. There is a shuttle bus that also runs if you buy too many bargins to carry on the walk back. All in all, great weekend getaway

Room Tip: must ask for balcony room. worth the price
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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Cottontown, Tennessee
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200 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 3, 2013

The Opryland Hotel was recently taken over by Marriot. I was attending their first large convention and I have to say that it went surprisingly well except for one thing. One of the families in my group was given a king room (four in their family/single bed with no rollaway) and to me this is unacceptable. Hopefully the convention staff will work with the hotel to ensure this does not happen next year.

The gentleman who helped us with our luggage could not have been friendlier. Use the bell service. It's a long walk to your car. Avoid valet. Way overpriced.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 2, 2013

First I should say I made the mistake of booking this through Booking.com via Kayak at an advertised $175 a night. I thought I was getting the type of room the hotel shows on their site which has a little balcony and overlooks one of the atriums. So that was my fault. The rest however... My room was a shabby little 2 queen that overlooked the parking lot. Worn, stained carpet, uncomfortable beds, and cheap cheap linens. The bathroom is tiny and awkward. Every time the you ran the faucet or flushed the toilet, the plumbing would glug for several minutes afterward like an old dorm room. I called the desk about upgrading to one of the nicer rooms, and was told that would be $275 plus room change fees, so decided to stay put. I've stayed at the Sheraton Music City Hotel just down the road for $80/night which was at least 3x nicer than this. For $175/night expected much much more. I would have been lucky to get away with that. They also charge for parking - $20 day. I accidentally took a parking ticket and paid that way in addition to swiping my room key so was charged twice for parking. Plus another $40, plus parking taxes. I called them and explained what I thought I had done, and they assured me was no problem. WRONG. I have $45 in parking fees still trying to resolve. Plus state taxes, plus some resort fee, plus more taxes. TOTAL BILL FOR ONE NIGHT STAY FOR ONE PERSON IN A SHABBY UNCOMFORTABLE LITTLE ROOM - DRUM ROLLLLL - $260! Hooray! Never never again. Do not stay here. Far better hotels at far more reasonable rates close by.

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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled solo
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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Fort Worth
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 2, 2013

I stayed at this hotel for three nights while there for the Women in Aviation International 2013 Conference. The rooms were very nice, the facilities were excellent. It is a little pricy but if you want to indulge a little it's worth it. Fortunately I receive a discounted group rate. The only issue I had were long lines during meal times as they had 3 or 4 conference going on at the same time and everyone would make a beeline to the various eating establishments. Best bet is to try and make a reservation if you want a proper sit down lunch. Also plan on doing a LOT of walking as this place is huge!

Room Tip: Definitely ask for a room that is not on the ground floor and atrium view rooms are nice!
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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Property: Gaylord Opryland Resort & Convention Center
Address: 2800 Opryland Drive, Nashville, TN 37214
Location: United States > Tennessee > Nashville
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#4 Spa Hotel in Nashville
#12 Luxury Hotel in Nashville
#35 Business Hotel in Nashville
#37 Family Hotel in Nashville
#39 Romantic Hotel in Nashville
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:4 star — Gaylord Opryland Resort & Convention Center 4*
Number of rooms: 2882
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Nashville's iconic Gaylord Opryland Resort & Convention Center offers guests all the excitement and energy of Music City under one spectacular roof. Beneath our climate-controlled signature glass atriums and nestled in a bend of the meandering Cumberland River is an extraordinary selection of dining, shopping and recreation options that create the perfect setting for a complete getaway. Enjoy our 9 amazing acres of indoor gardens, cascading waterfalls and indoor river with our very own Delta flatboat. Within this lush landscape, you will discover 2,882 guest rooms and 700,000 square feet of flexible meeting, convention and pre-function space. Discover Gaylord Opryland and make memories. ... more   less 
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