I woke up this morning thinking that the bed was comfortable, and maybe I’d been too harsh in my opinion. Then I walked to the bathroom.
Gaylord National Resort charges a mandatory $15/day “Resort Fee” on top of the outrageous rate. The fee gives access to the gym and two ‘free’ bottles of water. Apparently I’m supposed to use the $7.50/bottle Dasani to brush my teeth, because there are no water glasses in the room. (Courtyard had 4, plus two coffee mugs.) I eventually found two paper cups with the coffee maker. (Again, the not-so fancy hotel gave us real, ceramic coffee mugs.) I suppose I did get to spit in a nice marble sink, but that doesn’t offset the annoyance of searching for a cup with a mouthful of toothpaste.
My friends know I’m not usually so critical. Perhaps it’s the bad first impression from the valet; perhaps I’m just grumpy this week. I just know I really don’t like the Gaylord National Resort, and I want the whole world to know.