Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center
- Free WiFi
- Parking On Site
With a stay at Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center in Oxon Hill (National Harbor), you’ll be close to Tanger Outlets and George Washington Masonic National Memorial. This 4-star resort is within close proximity of Athenaeum and Market Square.
Make yourself at home in one of the 2000 air-conditioned rooms featuring refrigerators and Smart televisions. Complimentary wired and wireless Internet access keeps you connected, and cable programming provides entertainment. Private bathrooms with separate bathtubs and showers feature complimentary toiletries and hair dryers. Conveniences include phones, as well as safes and desks.
Spa, Wellness & Premium Amenities
Relax at the full-service spa, where you can enjoy massages, body treatments, and facials. If you’re looking for recreational opportunities, you’ll find a nightclub, a health club, and an indoor pool. This resort also features complimentary wireless Internet access, concierge services, and gift shops/newsstands. Guests can catch a ride on the shuttle (surcharge), which operates within 10 mi.
Food & Drink
Grab a bite to eat at one of the resort’s dining establishments, which include 3 restaurants and a coffee shop/café. Relax with a refreshing drink from a poolside bar or one of the 3 bars/lounges.
Business & Travel Amenities
Featured amenities include a business center, limo/town car service, and express check-in. Planning an event in Oxon Hill? This resort has 546,889 square feet (51 square meters) of space consisting of a conference center and meeting rooms. A roundtrip airport shuttle is provided for a surcharge (available 24 hours), and self parking (subject to charges) is available onsite.
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We recently stayed here on a group tour. The rooms were adequate and clean with a few exceptions. The breakfast buffet was excellent! However, as part of our package we were given drink coupons with a value of $20. We wanted to go to the bar on top of the hotel but...it wasn't open the entire week we were there because "there were not enough guests staying in the hotel". WHAT???? So we went to the other bar. Everything we tried to order was considered a "premium" drink (even though the price was only $14) and our coupon was not valid (remember...our coupon had a value of up to $20). So basically the coupon was WORTHLESS regardless of the value. The hotel manager, Adam, was rude and did not care to make things right! I guess since they already had our money to pay for the rooms, he didn't feel the need to even be polite to us! So based on the behavior of the MANAGER, I only have them 2 stars. Why include a free drink coupon with a value of up to $20 if you can't even purchase a $14 drink???
Also, our room didn't even have a roll to hold the toilet paper! How could housekeeping miss that??? They put the roll on the back of the commode! I would compare the quality of the towels to that of a Motel 6! I was completely unimpressed!
If you have never experienced ICE! there are several tips that will exponentially improve your experience. First, wait for the Groupon. Not only will you save a cool $10 on each ticket, but you will also have more flexibility as Groupon tickets do not confine you to a certain entrance time. If possible, go on a Value Day afternoon to avoid crowds. Picture taking will take forever in a crowd as you are constantly waiting for people to move etc. Secondly, do not park at the hotel. GPS directions take drivers right up to the covered door entrance for inclement weather drop off. Save yourself another $10+ by parking across the street in the reduced rate parking lot. While the ICE! exhibit does provide parkas to help with the freezing temps, be sure to bring hand warmers, hats and gloves. Take advantage of all the pre-exhibit videos to eek out every last penny's worth, and learn some really cool facts as well. Make sure your phone is fully charged because you will take a LOT of pictures in the exhibit, but be careful because in my group of four, one person's iPhone froze and died before we got to the breathtaking clear ice sculpture of the nativity at the end. Of special note are the details on the face of Joseph and the baby Jesus. Photos of the nativity are absolutely stunning against the black background. If you have a very small child, bring along someone to wait in the Christmas Village with the little one while the rest of you experience ICE! The Christmas Village offers a carousel ($5 a ride), ice skating ($13 each for unlimited time and purchase tickets through Gaylord ahead of time!), gingerbread making and a train ride. Additionally, while you are at the Gaylord, make an effort to see the new Cirque Dreams Unwrapped show. The showings are 1:00 and 6:30 on Wednesdays (but check showtimes for your date of visit) and if you're late, you'll miss it because the show is very short. If you time your ICE! experience about 4:30, there is plenty of time to do in Christmas Village, get through the nice gift shop and make your way back to find free viewing from the many balconies facing the stage. There are also many food options available for pricey snacks and bistro style eats. We had a wonderful time at ICE!
This was my first time at one of these properties and it was an added bonus to get Marriott reward points for staying here. The grounds are massive and full of restaurants and things to do. One of the major attractions is the area just walking distance from the hotel as it’s truly a great getaway destination so close to Washington.
This was a perfect location for a work conference as the facilities are perfect but definitely budget some extra time as this hotel is huge and takes a long time to get from point A to point B.
We have been to the ICE winter festival for the past 3 years. We enjoy immensely and have a great time. Each year there is a different theme and all of this is in a large building with sub-freezing temperatures which requires putting on a thermo parka to keep you warm over your clothing.
Everything is beautifully decorated and well worth seeing.
Coplay, PA 18037
The National Harbor is Majestic.
The convention center is a series of grand halls, with plentiful open spaces especially in the conference halls, there are massive panel of glass allowing natural lighting, the walkways and views from the hotel are excellent.