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Gaylord Opryland Resort and Convention Center

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At a Glance

    Pros

  • pretty much everything is under that roof
  • shuttles available
  • multiple dining options

    Cons

  • distances within the complex can be long
  • traffic in the area can be a nuisance

Fodorite Reviews

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Gaylord Opryland Resort and Convention Center Review

This sprawling complex, now part of the Marriott group, is a fantastic urban getaway, with a spa, indoor and outdoor pool, a riverboat ride, waterfall, and 10,000 tropical plants. There are 17 restaurants ranging from casual to fine dining, numerous shops, and some rooms have private balconies overlooking the spectacular atrium. The 18-hole golf course was designed by Larry Nelson. Be sure to check out Jack Daniel's Saloon where the BBQ is smoked using barrels that once stored whiskey. Too much? Try The Inn at Opryland, the scaled-down sister property nearby.

    Hotel Details

  • 2,710 rooms, 171 suites.
  • Credit cards accepted.
Updated: 05-02-2013

Fodorite Reviews

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    Great Country hotel and A great CMA Fest

    I stayed four days at Gaylord Opryland and attended the CMA FEST. I Loved my Hotel. The hotel is big just walking to the pool area I would have been lost without a Map....Then I heard that there was a Star Trek convention which I did not attend but did see some of the Star Trek actors at the pool. The hotel is divided into several sections I enjoyed taking pictures in the different areas. I like that everything is connected and you could take long walks without leaving the interior of the hotel.

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    Wow...what a nice place to visit

    I thought that my stay here was in the top five places I have ever visited. The shops and activities here are amazing. There are several places to eat from sit down style to grab and go. We visited around Christmas time and the decorations were awesome. The inside gardens were breath taking. The room was nice and cozy. We had a room that over looked the waterfalls and gardens below from your balcony. There really is so much to do in the hotel that we took one whole day just to explore it before venturing out into Nashville. The price is a bit high, but I feel it is really worth the price.

    by sweeper333, 9/9/12
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    Very relaxing and...wonderful

    I don't realy understand a lot of the negative reviews I've read of this resort. Yes, the prices in most of the restaurants are expensive...but so are the prices in virtually every hotel restaurant around the world. The food, however, was excellent. To address one reviewer's concern, most high end steak houses serve steak a la carte. The Cowboy bone-in rib eye that I had was prepared perfectly and had wonderful flavor.

    I was at the Opryland for business, but was very relaxed the whole time because the grounds are beautiful and serene and the staff was extremely attentive. My family joined me and they absolutely loved the hotel from the boat ride, to the water/light show, to the pool, to the service, to the spa, etc.

    The only real knock I had was that it was a little far from downtown Nashville, making it an isolated stay, for the most part.

    by Millerm23, 6/2/08
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    While my wife worked, I played...

    She was attending a 5 day conference while I was enjoying myself. This is a massive hotel and walking about in comfortable shoes is a must. The Delta Island shops are mostly closed for renovation. Old Hickory Steakhouse signature New York Strip costing about $40 with potato side dish an extra $8 was very tasty. But, had the company not purchased the meal, we would have skipped it. There are two coffee/pastry shops. Some of the free activities that I really enjoyed were: DiVine Character Performer, Aqua Fountain Show and some great jazz with Hydroponix. Pick up a hotel schedule for show times. Using the concierges directions to The Parthenon resulting in getting seriously lost. The outdoor pool is totally in the sun and I saw a lot of sunburned backs and shoulders. The room was clean but a little tired. SUGGESTION: because many of the rooms overlook the gardens and entertainment areas, if you want a quiet evening, ask for a quiet room.

    by MnJ, 6/14/07

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