Located just six miles from Dallas Fort Worth airport, this extravagant resort overlooks Lake Grapevine in Grapevine, Texas. The resort is a metropolis and offers everything from high end, first class restaurants to indoor gardens and waterways, and a large convention center, all on site.
The Gaylord Texan Resort and Convention Center is perfect for any occasion, whether that be a weekend getaway with a loved one, a business retreat, or family vacation.
The Gaylord offers a variety of room options to its guests which include standard guest rooms, guest rooms with a partial atrium view, rooms with a central atrium view, and executive and deluxe suites. The standard guest rooms come with one king sized bed or two queen sized beds depending on the guests needs and includes a desk, shower that also operates as a bathtub, ironing board, comfy pillow top mattresses and 24- hour room service.
Additional amenities for the standard guest room include a coffee maker, mini-refrigerator, wireless internet, andtelevision with premium movie channels. Guests can also choose to stay in one of the resorts guest rooms with a partial atrium view of the beautiful Riverwalk atrium which also comes with one king sized bed or two queen beds and features a lovely bathroom vanity with two sinks and large mirror, desk for those looking to get some work done during their stay, and similar amenities to that of the standard guest room. The Center atrium view guest room is also available and offers similar amenities to both of the other guest room options but has a full view of the Riverwalk atrium.
2.More Accommodation Options
For guests looking for a larger accommodation, the executive and deluxe suites are very good options. The executive suite is 540 square feet and features a king sized bed, large bathroom and a lounge living room area with a couch, sofa chair and big screen TV. This room features a TV in both the bedroom and living room and a DVD player, as well as an elaborate bathroom with marble floors and similar amenities to those of the other guest rooms. Some of the executive suites offer connecting rooms as well. Another option for guests looking for a larger space, is the deluxe suite.
Some of the deluxe suites also offer connecting rooms and feature a king sized bed and separate bedroom, a living room with a sofa and chair set and a dining area with a large kitchen table. The bathroom offers double vanities and a shower that also acts as a tub as well. All rooms at the Gaylord Texan Resort and Convention Center are air-conditioned which makes it easier to handle those hot summer months in Texas.
The Gaylord offers plenty of dining and lounge options for its guests. The resort offers everything from the all American Steakhouse to Italian andTex-Mex at a variety of restaurants on site. The hotel also offers coffee shops for coffee lovers that are open all day long. A few recommended restaurants at the resort include the Riverwalk Cantina, the Zeppole Coastal Italian, and Old Hickory Steakhouse.
The Riverwalk Cantina is open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner and offers delicious BBQ smoked brisket hash and Huevos Rancheros for breakfast which comes with a tortilla, refried beans, chorizo, two eggs over easy and salsa ranchero. For lunch, guests can order items like the Riverwalk Torta, chicken enchiladas, or the street tacos which comes with a choice of braised chicken, smoked BBQ brisket, fish or pork belly for the filling. For those craving Italian, Zeppole is the spot to go. Open for dinner, this restaurant has an extensive menu full of both traditional dishes and nontraditional plates.
4.More Dining Options
Guests will find the traditional Margherita pizza, Caesar salad and spaghetti and meatballs, but will also see items like the Texan Gulf Red Fish Pesce Rosso del Golfo which consists of red fish from the gulf, chicory and baby arugula, cherry tomatoes, avocado, and prosciutto covered in an orange-butter sauce. For a more All American meal, check out the Texan Station Sports Bar & Grill for some wings, burgers and thirst quenching beer. Steak lovers should head to the Old Hickory Steakhouse where they can indulge and taste a variety of meat cuts like the cowboy ribeye, filet of beef or prime bone.
For guests who would rather stay in, the resort offers in-room dining. Make sure to call the front desk for a full list of meal options and participating restaurants.
The resort also has a bar and nightclub onsite for guests to enjoy. The Silver Bar is set up like a saloon with a living room and lounge, and offers a variety of wine and cocktails and food too. Additionally, the Gaylord Texan Resort has the Glass Cactus Nightclub on site which offers cocktails, food, and both local and nationally recognized nightly entertainment.
Open on Fridays and Saturday's until two in the morning, this is where guests can go to unwind, listen to music, and dance the night away. The back deck overlooks Lake Grapevine which is a perfect place to catch the sunset or grab a breath of fresh air with a view. With a state-of-the-art sound stage, the nightclub showcases everyone from local DJ's and bands to A- list entertainers who perform everything from country to rock. For a night full of fun and entertainment, guests should head to the Glass Cactus Nightclub.
5.Weddings & Meetings
The Gaylord Texan is a popular place to host weddings and events. With over 60 event rooms and a capacity of 10,000 people, weddings and events of every size can take place here. For weddings, the glass atriums provide guests an outdoor experience indoors without the possibility of a rain storm or the beating sun, and a dance floor and event room that can accommodate hundreds of guests. The resort provides wedding event managers and planners who will ensure the special day is exactly how the bride and groom pictured it and catering teams who work to create the perfect menu for the event.
The resort is also happy to host meetings and conventions with its more than 400,000 square feet of meeting space, breakout rooms, and ballrooms. The ballrooms are perfect for general sessions, galas, or banquets and the breakout and conference rooms are great for team-building sessions and smaller discussions. The entire space is equipped with top notch event technology and high-speed internet. As for food and drink, the resorts culinary team will take care of every meal and break. For teams who would like to dine out, most restaurants onsite can accommodate larger groups if reservations are made beforehand.
The resort also offers spa services and shopping on-site and is happy to recommend attractions nearby for guests looking to venture away from the resort. The Relache Spa is the resorts 25,000- square-foot European-styled day spa. With 12 treatment rooms, two suites and steam rooms and saunas, guests are sure to find relaxation here.
The spa offers facials, refresher and deep tissue massages, hand conditioning treatments, nail enhancements, and body therapies like the detoxifying body wrap and lemongrass body polish service. The spa also offers hair styling services like haircuts and highlighting for adults and children, scalp conditioning treatments and hair removal services. The options are endless for a memorable and carefree spa day during ones stay. For the Relache Spa, reservations are recommended.
For guests in the mood to shop, the Gaylord resort has boutiques, retail and fashion stores on site that offer cute clothing, souvenirs, and all kinds of travel gear. Jewelry and handbag lovers should check out Amelia's and the Carolyn Pollack Jewelry store, and Lone Star Sundry for souvenirs and snacks. Guests who are looking to dress the part while visiting Texas, should stop by Willow Creek to scope out trendy Western wear like cowboy boots, western hats, leather belts, and other accessories. If guests are looking for additional shopping options, they can head to the Grapevine Mills Mall, Galleria Dallas or historic downtown Grapevine where they can find many more retail stores.
7.Plan This Vacation
Other local attractions include the AT&T Stadium which is home to the Dallas Cowboy's, Six Flags theme park, and Grapevine Wine Tours. Sports fans can take a behind the scenes tour of the AT&T stadium which features the world's largest HD-quality video board and learn about the history of both the stadium and team. After, visitors can browse around the Dallas Cowboys Pro Shop which is full of souvenirs. Guests can purchase discounted tickets to the stadium if they stop by the front desk at the Gaylord Texan Resort. Another attraction, the Grapevine Wine Tour, is a great tour group that offers tours of local wineries for wine lovers. The excursions include transportation to and from local hotels and are typically four hours long and include three stops at different wine venues. Wine tours are a great activity that provide a day full of drinks and fun with friends, colleagues or family.
Guests who are looking to stay physically active during their stay, can head to the jogging trails close to the resort on Lake Grapevine or take advantage of the on-site fitness center that offers treadmills, Stairmasters, free weights, steam rooms, and an outdoor hot tub and pool. There are many options when it comes to getting some exercise in while staying at the Gaylord Texan Resort and Convention Center.
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1501 Gaylord Trail, Grapevine, Texas 76051, Phone: 817-778-1000
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Romantic Getaways in Texas: Gaylord Texan Resort Hotel & Convention Center in Grapevine