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Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center

201 Waterfront Street
National Harbor, MD 20745

Escape the ordinary at Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center. Standing on the shores of the Potomac River, our stylish resort offers convenient access to many of Maryland’s most beloved attractions, including the Capital Wheel and MGM National Harbor®. There also are plenty of things to explore right under the roof of our hotel. From the 19-story glass atrium overlooking the river and full-service spa to our seven distinct restaurants, you can experience it all. 



Special daily conference room rate of $269.00 + applicable state and local taxes and mandatory $18 resort fee

Rate expires Monday, September 13, 2021.


Booking Options

Option 1 (preferred): Book Online 

Option 2: Call hotel reservations 877-382-7299 and let them know you are with the Online Learning Consortium or OLC Accelerate group.  

The special conference rate also applies for three days prior to and three days after the conclusion of the conference. 


Please note:

  • High-speed internet access is included in your room as part of the resort fee.
  • Complimentary wireless network access will be provided by OLC in the conference area. Connection instructions will be available when you pick up your name badge at the conference registration desk.
  • *Mandatory Resort Fee includes: daily replenished bottled water, internet access, 24-hour access to the fitness center, access to the indoor pool, domestic calls, daily newspaper at elevator landing.

The Gaylord will NOT be calling you to help you make a reservation – any solicitation like that is a scam. We do our best to halt any of this activity and appreciate any reports of this happening. Follow the hotel link that we provide above to make your reservations online to get our special conference rate.

Your support in staying at the OLC contracted hotel helps keep the conference costs down, which directly affects your registration fees. OLC contracts for the best possible room rates for its events and is required to guarantee a predetermined number of sleeping rooms. If the organization does not meet the contracted room block, the hotel can charge an attrition fee, which will result in higher registration fees at future conferences. Therefore, we encourage you to book your room through our block at the conference hotel.

*All reservations made after the blocks are filled and/or after the deadline will be available at the hotel’s prevailing rate and availability is not guaranteed.

Beware of Room Block Poachers: This is the practice of companies posing as an agent or representative of an organization offering hotel reservation services. They may offer a hotel room at a lower cost, and have an official sounding name such as “Exhibition Housing Management”. “Poachers” will immediately charge your credit card, sometimes with a “service fee,” and in many cases will not make a reservation. Be advised that this is NOT an official service, nor is it sanctioned by OLC. No attendee should be contacted about hotel reservations except by someone from OLC. If someone outside of OLC contacts you, we urge you to ignore them and report them immediately to OLC.


Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center

201 Waterfront Street
National Harbor, Maryland 20745 USA

Gaylord National is just a 15-minute drive from Reagan National Airport and a 45-minute drive from both Dulles and Baltimore Washington International Airports. Shuttle and car service are available from either airport to the hotel and is just 15 minutes due south of Washington, D.C.-right off the Capital Beltway (I-95/I-495)-making it an easy drive from the surrounding Maryland and Virginia areas as well.

Local Transportation Information

The resort does not provide an airport shuttle or transportation.

From Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport (DCA): 

Hotel direction: 6.9 miles W

This hotel does not provide shuttle service.

Estimated taxi fare: 28 USD (one way)

Visit DCA airport website

Driving directions
Follow signs to George Washing Parkway South to Alexandra. Veer right at the sign to Slaters Lane, make a right at traffic light. Follow signs to US Route 1 and merge onto US-1. Follow signs to I-95 North (Maryland). Veer right at signs toward I-95. Veer left toward I-95 and merge onto I-95 North / I-495 East (Capital Beltway). Cross Woodrow Wilson Bridge toward Maryland. Take exit 2A toward National Harbor. Turn right on Waterfront Street. The resort is on the right.

From Washington Dulles International Airport (IAD) 

Hotel direction: 32.3 miles W

This hotel does not provide shuttle service.

Estimated taxi fare: 80 USD (one way)

Visit IAD airport website

Driving directions
Follow Airport Exit signs. Take VA-267 East toward Washington and follow signs to I-495 South toward Richmond/Alexandria. Take I-495 South (Capital Beltway – Outer Loop) toward Richmond/Alexandria. Continue on Capital Beltway, but merge with I-495 East/ I-95 North toward Baltimore. Stay to right, following signs for Local Traffic to National Harbor. Cross the Woodrow Wilson Bridge toward Maryland. Take Exit 2A toward National Harbor. Turn right on Waterfront Street. The resort is on the right.

From Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport (BWI) 

Hotel direction: 42 miles N

This hotel does not provide shuttle service.

Estimated taxi fare: 70 USD (one way)

Visit BWI airport website

Driving directions
Follow Airport Exit signs toward Washington DC. Take exit 2B for MD 295-South / Baltimore Washington Parkway toward Washington. Merge onto I-295-South toward Washington. Stay on I-295-South for about 35 miles. Take Exit 1B (the very last exit on I-295-South, past exit 1) toward National Harbor. Turn right on Waterfront Street. The resort is on the right.

Hotel Parking Information:

All daily drive-ins will be responsible for their own parking charges at the hotel rates of:

Self parking – $30 plus tax per day / per exit  (subject to change)

Valet parking – $49 plus tax per day / per exit (subject to change)

There is a lot to do in and around the Washington DC and the resort area. The Potomac region is not only home to the nation’s capital but also to a diverse array of cultural and historical attractions reflecting the United States’ rich heritage. Here are a few ideas and links to get you started.


Onsite: Spectacular Fountain Shows Nightly
The Atrium Fountain is a majestic display of lights, sound and dancing water that shoots 60-feet high. Gaze at the fountain from the Lower Atrium, or enjoy a bird’s-eye view while enjoying a cocktail at Belvedere Lobby Bar. See the fountain perform shows every night in our Atrium at 6pm, 7pm, 8pm, 9pm. Show times subject to change.

National Harbor Area


Extending your stay or bringing your family? There is a lot to explore! 

  • Capital Bikeshare:  Pedal through the National Harbor on a Capital Bikeshare bike.
  • Topgolf (2.6 miles from hotel): Parents and older kids will love this updated take on golf, complete with great food and other family activities.
  • Harborwalk: This paved walking path invites you to stretch your legs along the banks of the Potomac River and our tidal basin.

OLC does not endorse any of these activities or companies – this is only a partial list of possible activities and adventures in the Washington, DC area. OLC is not responsible for any participation in these activities.


  • At Gaylord National, you’ll find unique boutiques, stores and retail shops all under one roof. Express yourself with exclusive fashion apparel and accessories. Surprise that special someone with exquisite jewelry or another fine gift. Or shop for the ideal D.C. souvenir.
  • Tanger Outlets (2.5 miles from hotel): Take advantage of a complimentary hotel shuttle.
  • Waterfront District (shops & restaurants.3 mile from hotel)


National Harbor’s roster of more than 40 restaurants gives everyone something that satisfies. From fast casual eateries to chef-driven concepts and late-night hotspots, we can cure cravings of any variety. Browse the full list of options to find the right place for you—no matter where you are within the Harbor.

Gaylord National Resort also has many dining options onsite, including: 

  • Old Hickory Steakhouse (Steakhouse)
    Dress code: Smart Casual
  • Pienza Marketplace (American)
    Dress code: Casual
  • National Pastime Sports Bar & Grill (American)
    Dress code: Casual
  • Pose Rooftop Lounge (Bar/lounge)
    Dress code: Smart Casual
  • Belvedere Lobby Bar (Bar/lounge)
    Dress code: Casual
  • The Cocoa Bean (Coffeehouse)
    Dress code: Casual
  • Harbor Marketplace (Coffeehouse/market)
    Dress code: Casual

(For information purposes only – OLC does not endorse any of the offerings listed.)