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Aerial view of the Gaylord Opryland Resort and Convention Center
Gaylord Opryland Resort and Convention Center

SmarterTravel Spotlight: Gaylord Opryland Resort

Editor’s Note: The author of this story was hosted by Nashville Convention & Visitors Corp

Gaylord Opryland Resort and Convention Center is more than just a hotel, it is an experience. From on-site shopping and dining to Soundwaves, a 4-acre, 3-level upscale indoor/outdoor water attraction, you’ll never cease to be amazed during your stay at Gaylord Opryland. A visit during the holiday season will have you in awe of the thousands of Christmas lights and decorations set up in and around the resort. 

The sheer size of the resort can be overwhelming, but once you explore, you’ll be able to find your way around easily. The friendly staff is always willing to assist you, and there are maps throughout the resort to help you get around. 

Location: Nashville, Tennessee

Skyline of downtown Nashville, Tennessee next to the water on a sunny day
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Often when visiting a metropolitan area, staying downtown can be convenient, but also loud, and sometimes being in the thick of the hustle and bustle isn’t desirable. When visiting Nashville, the Gaylord Opryland is the perfect hotel that is outside of the downtown area, yet still convenient. It is within walking distance of the bucket-list Grand Ole Opry, as well as the Opry Mills Mall featuring Madame Tussauds. It is a quick uber into town, and there is a bus station outside of the hotel. It is just minutes away from the Nashville Airport. 

Amenities: Gaylord Opryland

The Gaylord Grand Opryland has many amenities to make your stay easier, and the time you are not out sightseeing that much more relaxing, including: 

  • Indoor/Outdoor Pool, open year-round
  • 9 Onsite restaurants
  • On-site indoor/outdoor water park
  • Coffee shop
  • Coffee maker in the room 
  • Fitness Center 
  • WiFi
  • Shopping
  • On-site spa
  • On-site golf
  • Electric car charging station


Gaylord Opryland Resort and Convention Center guest room and attached balcony
Gaylord Hotels

Standard rooms at the Gaylord have everything you need for a comfortable stay. Choose from guest rooms with 1 or 2 queen beds, 1 king, or, if you need more space, one of their suites, which has a separate sleeping area, a sofa bed, as well as more space for any work you might need to get done while on the road. All guest rooms and suites are available with atrium views and balconies, or exterior views. 


People enjoying the dining options at Gaylord Opryland Resort and Convention Center
Gaylord Hotels

From fine dining to grab-and-go restaurants, the Gaylord Opryland has a wide variety of restaurants to choose from, including:

Cascades American Cafe

Cascades American Cafe, located in the heart of the indoor atrium offers a buffet breakfast, lunch, dinner, and also features a wasabi menu. 

Delta Marketplace

Delta Marketplace is the perfect spot to grab a bite to bring with you while you sightsee or to bring back to your room. You’ll find soups, sandwiches, salads, baked goods, and coffee. 

Jack Daniel’s

Enjoy southern cuisine and whiskey at the world’s only Jack Daniel’s restaurant. 

The Falls Bar and Lounge

Enjoy a handcrafted cocktail overlooking the twin falls in the atrium at The Falls

Price & How to Book

Room rates start at around $165 per night, and can be booked on SmarterTravel Hotels.


Is there an airport shuttle?

Yes, there is an airport shuttle to and from Gaylord Opryland, for a fee. 

Is breakfast included?

No, although there are several dining options for breakfast at the resort during your stay. 

Is there a gym?

Yes, Gaylord Opryland has a fitness center that is open 24 hours a day and includes cardiovascular equipment, free weights, strength equipment, and weight machines. There is a locker room to store your valuables while you work out. 

Is there parking? 

Yes, Gaylord Opryland has parking, with a fee for overnight parking.

Does the Gaylord Opryland have room service?

Yes, room service is available. 

What time is check-in?

Check-in at the Gaylord Opryland is 4:00 PM, and check-out is 11:00 AM. You may request an earlier check-in and/or a later check-out, and the hotel will make accommodations if possible. 

How many rooms does the Gaylord Opryland have?

The Gaylord Opryland has 2,888 rooms.

Can I use Marriott Points at the Gaylord Opryland? 

Yes! Marriott Bonvoy points are used at the Gaylord Opryland. 

Is access to Soundwaves Indoor/Outdoor Waterpark included in my stay at Gaylord Opryland?

Regular room reservations do not include access to Soundwaves, you must purchase a SoundWaves Water Experience Package to guarantee access. 

Is access to ICE! included in my stay at Gaylord Opryland?

No, you must purchase tickets to gain access to ICE! Guests staying at the hotel are eligible to participate in the Extra Cool Hour, which grants access to ICE! and the Christmas Shop an hour earlier than the general public. 

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