For Thanksgiving this year we spend the week at the Gaylord Texan. The Gaylord Texan is a massive hotel in Grapevine, Texas not for from the DFW airport.

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The whole place is themed out except for the rooms. As you can see from the photos the rooms are just average hotel rooms. They had plenty of room and the mattresses were comfortable. Gaylord Texan

Like the rooms the bathroom was average. The sink is separate from the little space with the bathtub and toilet. They provided the standard shampoo, conditioner, soap, and lotion. Now, this next part may sound a little picky, but I assumed that with what we were paying per night for a room that there would be more amenities. I expected a few cotton balls and some Q-tips. I also expected a better bathtub. At well over $200 a night which is high for a hotel room in Texas I expected more out of the room. img 6264img 6265


Gaylord Texan Atrium

Now they may not go all out on their rooms, but boy do they go all out on their atrium. As I mentioned we were here for Thanksgiving and by then they have fully decorated for their Lone Star Christmasimg 6273img 6271 img 6392img 6376


Gaylord TexanWe did eat at several restaurants and I didn’t find any of them worth the price. I did happen to really enjoy the Frito Pie at their sports bar Texas Station. I paid $13 for this and it was big enough that I could have split it with one of my kids. In fact, I like Frito Pie so much I actually publish a Frito Pie recipe on this site!

Frito Pie

We also ate at Zeppole Italian Restaurant for Thanksgiving dinner where I had the best Creme Brûlée I’ve ever had.
creme brûlée at Zeppole

Although we decided not to do ICE! this visit we have been before and you can see what we thought!

Check current prices at the Gaylord Texan

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