Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center

201 Waterfront Street National Harbor, Maryland 20745 USA


Located on the banks of the Potomac River, the Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center offers family-friendly activities and convenient access to the dining, shopping and entertainment in National Harbor, Maryland. Experience the wonder of the resort hotel’s one-and-a-half-acre, 19-story glass atrium, complete with lush gardens. Indulge in extraordinary amenities, including renovated hotel rooms, a luxurious spa, delicious resort dining and on-site shopping. Experience more excitement and entertainment at Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center near Washington, DC.



***SPECIAL RESERVATION RATE HAS EXPIRED*** Wednesday, October 18, 2023 was the last day to take advantage of the special daily conference room rate ($289.00/night plus taxes). The resort fee is included. 

Information on how to secure late reservations directly with the hotel can be found by clicking on the Book Now button.

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Booking Options

Option 1 (preferred): Book Online 

Option 2: Call Gaylord National Resort Reservations at 1-877-491-0468 and let them know you are with the Online Learning Consortium 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 complimentary in your guest room at Gaylord National.
  • 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.
  • All reservation cancellations must occur at least 72 hours prior to arrival to avoid a one night’s room and tax penalty charge.
  • A method of payment guarantee will be required at reservation.
  • Pets are not allowed on property.  Service animals are welcome.


Your room rate is inclusive of the mandatory resort fee and includes:

  • Complimentary hi-speed internet access in your guest room.
  • 24 hour access to the fitness center.
  • Hotel-wide wireless high speed Internet access.
  • Unlimited local, toll-free and domestic long distance phone calls.
  • Bottled water (2 daily) replenished once daily with housekeeping service.
  • Daily newspaper at elevator landing on guest room fllors.
  • Coupon booklet with savings at the resort.


Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check Out: 11:00 AM


The Gaylord National 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 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

201 Waterfront Street, National Harbor, Maryland 20745

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.

The resort does not provide an airport shuttle or transportation.

Hotel direction: 6.9 miles W

This hotel does not provide shuttle service. Taxi and car ride app services are recommended to/from National Airport and for local transportation.

 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.

Hotel direction: 32.3 miles W

This hotel does not provide shuttle service.

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.

Hotel direction: 42 miles N

This hotel does not provide shuttle service.

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.

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

Self parking – $33 plus tax per day / per exit  (subject to change) and $16 hourly.

Valet parking – $54 plus tax per day / per exit (subject to change)




The Gaylord National offers a variety of activities and dining options.

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Other areas with nearby dining options include the National Harbor area (walking distance) and beautiful Old Town Alexandria (a short Uber/Lyft ride across the river).