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Gaylord Texan Resort & Convention Center
Ranked #6 of 17 Hotels in Grapevine
Certificate of Excellence
North Carolina
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75 reviews
24 hotel reviews
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“Lots of hype, but the rooms were comfortable, quiet, and a write-off!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 31, 2013

I felt captive, and while the establishment was quite polished I did want to leave in order to explore and found it quite difficult (or very costly) to do so. This is definitely a self-contained environment, and I'm sure families with children of parents who want (and can afford) everything catered, including childcare at the indoor water park, would find this place perfect. For the rest of us, not so much.

The room was posh and looked to be newer or better kept than most. Linens were top quality; towels were of generous size, as was the bathroom; which had a separate entry for double-sinks and vanity. Soap products weren't the best, and it was tough to get a new bar of bath soap, but the facial soap was endless (lol).

Most often we had to prompt housekeeping into providing any services; and it wasn't simply because they care about the environment and want us to reuse towels and bedding - we were there for an entire week and we only saw them twice, both times we had to wrestle for face clothes and beg for shampoo!

The only issues I encountered were with reservations - they insisted they had to create two reservations because my room rate changed during the middle of my stay. I thought that lame...rates change all the time at hotels, and having two itineraries and two bills for business purposes was quite cumbersome.

Meals served for the summits (business conferences) were outstanding. Service was top notch; food was hot, fresh and very inviting. Breakfast buffet was plentiful and the fresh fruit was out of this world. So were the baked goods and of course, eggs, potatoes and sausage. Restaurant food was awesome but fairly expensive and with no way off the resort within reason, it became the only game in town.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled on business
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 31, 2013

This place must have cost a fortune to build because it is massive. It is a beautiful resort that sprawls over many, many acres over looking Lake Grapevine. I is close to many other attractions such as the Glass Cactus night club, Bass Pro Shops and Grapevine Mills Mall. The hotel has many restaurants and attractions inside.
Be forewarned, it is expensive. Parking is expensive too and if you leave for a while and come back, you'll have to pay the expensive parking rates twice!

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled on business
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 30, 2013

Spent a few days on business - it was wonderful. The staff was attentive, the facility clean, the service impecible. I can't recommend it enough. Especially for business - but I know my kids would have loved the environment. 15 mins from Dallas/FW airport - you really can't go wrong with this facility! It's big but beautiful.

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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled on business
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Bossier City
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 30, 2013 via mobile

Great representation of "Refined Cowboy Chic". Each of the room buildings are different parts of Texas joined in the middle by an enclosed atrium. Restaurants, shops, and other things to do within mske this a wonderful resort that you won't have to leave. Even has a great water park on property. Close proximity to the airport and great Grapevine shopping.

  • Stayed March 2013
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owensboro, ky
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 30, 2013

We have been coming to the Gaylord Texan for many years. This is the first trip to the hotel since Marriott took over the hotel. I noticed a difference the moment I walked into the hotel. Gone are the many flowers that blanketed the hotel in past years. The flowers are now few and only visible in main area. The spa area where I use to enjoy the steam room (after a long run) now there is a 30.00 daily charge. Seriously, I thought self parking was bad enough at 17.00 a day but I was use to that. The spa charge to use the steam room is the final straw. I will not be back to this hotel ever. It is a shame as we have made so many memories at the Gaylord Texan over the years. It is now time to find a new place with new memories.

  • Stayed March 2013
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Atlanta, Georgia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 29, 2013

I spent a week here for business and the staff, room, and atrium were great. Lobby staff, room cleaning service, restaurant staff were warm, helpful, and hospitable.

The downsides. The price which I thought was too high. I guess it was to help pay for the atrium & what must be an enormous heating/cooling bill. The food was average hotel quality. I ate at the Riverwalk Cantina twice, once for dinner and again for breakfast. I had an expensive omelet that wasn't as good as my local Waffle House or IHOP. I do have to say that food from Texan Station (sports bar) was good. Everyone at the table enjoyed their meals. I did run across a rude cashier at the Gift Shop.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled on business
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Fort Worth, Texas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 26, 2013

We have teen-aged kids who are rewarded with an overnight stay at the hotel of their choice when they bring home straight-A report cards. We lose on that one (a very good thing!), but the kids have become quite selective. They wanted something more "grown-up" than Great Wolf Lodge and we found the answer right across the streeet......we took advantage of the Gaylord's Thank You Thursdays. The kids loved the "staycation" atmosphere and especially loved the water park. They each had a friend and none of them wanted to leave. In fact, we took a break on Friday (the waterpark wristbands are good all day the day you check out...just like GWL), went home, took naps and came back that evening for the fireworks. What a great clean, safe, wholesome and beautiful environment for families! The one thing we found just a little lacking was an area or restaurant that might cater to this type of client....the older kids who are fully able to enjoy all the hotel has to offer and yet not quite ready (nor can they afford) the higher priced restaurants. There were many activities advertised for the younger crowd, but nothing apparent for the teens. To the management....there ARE teenagers who are well behaved and appreciative of all the fine things The Gaylord offers. We would like to visit in the winter months, but there is just not enough for them to do. They chose Great Wolf for their winter reward because of this, but are already talking about returning to The Gaylord in the summer. The Gaylord is as close as you can get to the fun of a cruise ship on land....could someone consider something for the teens that might be comparable to those activities you would find on even your average cruise?

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled with family
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Property: Gaylord Texan Resort & Convention Center
Address: 1501 Gaylord Trail, Grapevine, TX 76051-1945
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Location: United States > Texas > Grapevine
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Spa Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#5 Business Hotel in Grapevine
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:4 star — Gaylord Texan Resort & Convention Center 4*
Number of rooms: 1511
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
You'll arrive through a ranch-style archway surrounded by rolling pastureland. Along the way, rugged canyon walls rise steadily to frame your first glimpse of the breathtaking new Gaylord. Sitting high on a bluff overlooking the glistening waters of Lake Grapevine, just eight minutes from D/FW International Airport, this awe-inspiring resort welcomes you to an authentic Texas experience. From the colorful Riverwalk and wide-open Texas Hill Country to the aura of Southwest-style architecture and the majestic Rio-Grande, its all here under our signature glass dome. Here, we offer state-of-the-art convention and meeting facilities, endless entertainment, World-class spa & fitness center, lavish guest rooms and our tradition of unsurpassed hospitality. Everything in on place ­ so you can have it all. ... more   less 
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