Gaylord Texan Resort & Convention Center Hotel, Grapevine
Reviews - Gaylord Texan Resort & Convention Center Hotel
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Historical Traveller Reviews of Gaylord Texan Resort & Convention Center Hotel
Poorly plannedfrom A TripAdvisor Member
The parking is so bad, that myself and a number of other folks have crossed it off our list of places to visit. This is too bad as some of the restarants are quite good.
Enjoyed our stay!from squirrelfriend
While checking in, they did not have a smoking king sized room, so we were moved to a 2 queen smoking room that was larger. I thought it was great. The beds were huge with lots of fluffy pillow and just the right mattress support. We had a safe, a leather recliner and two balconies that looked out onto the Riverfront. Towels were large and the room was very clean.
We ate breakfast at the Riverfront Cafe and the buffet was really good. My husband ate three plates (he is a big eater!) Wait staff was very pleasant and quick.
In the evening we ate at the Sports Bar which someone told us has the largest TV screen in the world. There were many many TV's all over the walls and the place was packed. We didn't have to wait very long to get a table at the bar and we were served fairly quickly given the number of people. Our waiter was fast and polite.
We enjoyed a cocktail in the cigar lounge which had numerous recliners. The lobby area and center of the hotel are gorgeous and they were decorated to the max for the Christmas season. Several train sets were set up to weave throught the foliage. We wish we would have had a few more days to stay. We did not check out the pool area. I'm not sure that there would have been a great deal of things to do at the hotel for children. There were several bars and a wine bar that we would have loved to had time to check out along with several shops. It was definitely worth the trip and we would not hesitate to go again for a few days.
Nice Hotel - Bad Valuefrom stlmurph
The food is terribly expensive. There is a buffet restaruant on the property. The bill for three adults and only two of us having one drink before dinner was $102 plus tip. There is also a sports bar and one other portugese style restaraunt eqaully over priced. There is a series of small shops including a coffee shop that offers sandwiches, snacks and pastries. Nice, but overpriced.
The rooms are nice but rather cramped. Also, I dont know if it is a problem with the ventilation system or some gimmick like with the bakery at Sams, but I could smell the exhaust from the restaurant on the 8th floor.
The rooms are not well built. When I was shaving, the guest in the bathroom of the room next to me sneezed, i said god bless you and he chuckled through the wall that i could hear him. I can only imagine what I would have heard if he had been traveling with his wife or gf.
My room rate was a "convention rate" of $216. It was a room close to the convention side and it included "turn down service and other amenities" (but a bottle of water was #3.00). When I called to enquire about switching to a room posted on the web site at $50 a night less, they said it was "a long walk to the other side of our 4 story atrium." What A Joke! If you must stay at this property, get the cheapest room you can, the walk is NOT bad.
I would advise anyone attending a conference at Gaylord Texan to stay at the Hilton or Hampton Inn a mile or so a way, rent a car and hold your nose when you pay for parking. It will save you tons of money on the room, you can go off property for food and save a bundle of cash.
I am one of those folks who likes to be positive about things in general and I dont get any pleasure in giving this property low marks. However, it is simply a very bad value.
Park free-ripped offfrom A TripAdvisor Member
Parking Rip Offfrom KyBoy777
Beautiful hotelfrom A TripAdvisor Member
Trouble at Gaylord Opryland Texasfrom A TripAdvisor Member
ll have a good time.from Durango4x4
Loved the hotel, not the pricesfrom ILuvToTravelUSA
As a previous person mentions, you can easily get nickeled and dimed to death. We tried to take the shuttle to the Grapevine Mills mall and after waiting 30 minutes found out it only runs every 2 hours (we thought it ran every 20 minutes). Since we had 1 1/2 hours until the next shuttle, we had to take the Town Cars they had available at a cost of $12 each way. Also, there is a $3 a day tech fee they don't mention at check-in but it is explained on your key card envelope. It includes unlimited high speed internet, wireless internet in the atrium, free internet access I think at the Texas Bar, and 20 minutes of free local calls.
If you are coming from the airport, take the blue Super Shuttle vans. They run specific vans to/from this hotel only and it costs $9 each way.
Nickel-and-Dime at a Grand Scalefrom A TripAdvisor Member
Conference rooms are passable. Acoustics in large conference rooms is bad - echos make sound almost unintelligible. If you need to have a showfloor and also rooms for classes and conferences, keep in mind that these may be at different levels and routing people from one place to another may become confusing at the least.
Overall, this is not the place I would do the conference or symposium.
Top Local Tips for Grapevine
Super Shuttle and Gaylord Transportation Use the Super Shuttle if you are arriving by plane. Great price and very convienent. Use the Gaylord free shuttle to go to the shopping mall and the town of Grapevine which has interesting shops and other dining options
Eat at the Old Hickory Steakhouse This place knows how to cook a steak. We were a large group so I got to try a bit of everyone's meal and they were ALL good.
Amphibious duck tours They offer a WWII amphibious vehicle that gives rides across the Grapevine lake. Kids will love it!
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- Address: 1501 Gaylord Trail - Grapevine - Texas - 76051 - United States
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