Omni Mount Washington Resort
What We Love
- A four-seasons luxury resort in the White Mountains, with a sprawling spa and excellent skiingFollowing a climb up the indoor wall with a massage at the 25,000-square-foot spa
- Listening to a jazz band at the speakeasy or the orchestra at the AAA Four Diamond restaurant
- Trying the largest downhill ski mountain and longest zip line in the state, or a Golfweek-endorsed course
- Learning about the National Historic Landmark’s enormous role in shaping the post-WWII economy
What To Know
- You can arrange horseback riding, zip-lining, dogsledding and other activities at the reception desk
- Located very close to the Mount Washington Cog Railway
- There's an indoor pool and jacuzzi as well as a smaller outdoor pool
- Learn more about the hotel's history on a guided tour – they run twice daily at 10 am and 3 pm
- Free WiFi
- Golf Course
- Kids Club
- Parking On Site
Experience the height of hospitality beside the tallest peak in the Northeast. A Historic Hotels of America member, Omni Mount Washington Resort once opened its doors to all 44 Allied nations, as the host of the landmark Bretton Woods Conference on post-war finance, and is still known as a warm and welcoming Granite State retreat. It’s a worldly one, too; the property draws on Chinese, Swedish and Swiss techniques, among others, at its 25,000-square-foot spa, and references the Spanish Renaissance movement in its landmarked 1902 architecture. In an Austrian twist, there’s an orchestra at the AAA Four Diamond restaurant that plays waltzes as you dine.
The TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence winner is proud of its New England setting, and not just at the spa, which also incorporates local nettle and rosemary into its treatments. Although there’s lots to do indoors, with shops, an arcade, a gallery and a climbing wall on offer, the surrounding 800,000-acre forest is the resort’s main attraction. You can enjoy swimming in indoor and outdoor pools all year round and zip-lining on one of the longest canopy tours in the region. In the colder months, you can take a scenic carriage or sleigh ride, and be sure to hit the downhill and cross-country ski trails – Omni describes these as “alpine” and “Nordic,” but they’re also fairly iconic in New Hampshire and among the largest on the East Coast.
Good to know
Please note that a resort fee of $31.61 per room, per night will be added on the payment screen. The resort fee includes valet parking; high-speed Internet access; morning coffee and newspaper; access to the fitness center and pools; local and toll-free calls; resort shuttle service; historic hotel tours; seasonal lectures and entertainment and more.
Make yourself at home in one of Omni’s beautiful, New England-inspired accommodations, where you’ll find luxurious bedding and a flat-screen TV. Décor is elegant and opulent, with polished woods and traditional tartan or floral prints. Traditional Queen rooms measure 200 square feet, while the Deluxe rooms are a roomy 300 square feet and offer your choice of one king or two queen beds.
You’ll be spoiled for choice when it comes to fine New England dining, with three or four eateries (depending on the season) and a bar at your disposal. The AAA Four Diamond Main Dining Room not only offers panoramic views of the tallest mountain in the Northeast, but hosts a generous breakfast buffet, at times with chef-attended omelette and waffle stations, and an orchestra at dinner. Please note that reservations are recommended for dinner, and that a dress code is politely enforced at all meals.Stickney’s Restaurant is a steakhouse on patio level, with a fireplace and an al-fresco area during the warmer months. Lunch and dinner are served here, with fish and seafood entrées also on the menu. Nearby The Cave serves late-night light bites, in keeping with its Prohibition-speakeasy theme, and Rosebrook Bar offers cocktails and hummus and cheese plates, to yet more mountain views.If you’re thirsting for a cocktail, pick whether you’d like your margarita with or without salt, or your martini shaken or stirred, at Rosebrook Bar; make a selection from the drink menu at The Cave; or stop by the Princess Room. The latter serves afternoon tea, with finger foods and confections, on Fridays and Saturdays at 3pm.
The resort’s 25,000-square-foot spa looks out to some of the 800,000 acres of White Mountain National Forest and is inspired by this landscape and the traditions of China, Sweden and Switzerland. Receive a signature therapy with a Mountain Mist nettle or rosemary product, before treating yourself to a hair or nail service. When feeling more active, swim a few laps in the indoor or year-round outdoor pool, or work off your four-course dining-room dinner at a yoga class or in the fitness center.
Whether you prefer the indoors or the outdoors, and whether you came to keep busy or take it easy, you’ll find just what you’re looking for at Omni Mount Washington Resort. If you come in one of the colder months, you can take on the slopes of the largest ski resort in the state, and SKI magazine’s 2017 best-snow and 2016 best-groomed ski resort on the East Coast, all facing Mount Washington – the tallest mountain in the Northeast. If you prefer cross-country to downhill skiing, there’s the Nordic Ski Center, also one of the largest in the region, which has a cabin and yurt for warming up between runs. Pop by the rental and repair shop for a tune-up, or brush up on your technique at the ski and snowboarding skills. For a different winter adventure, ice skate, snowshoe, tube, take a sleigh ride, or careen across the one of the longest zip lines in New England.Don’t forget to take home a souvenir. You’ll find shops and a gallery on the lower level of the hotel, as well as a U.S. post office, if you want to ship your new purchases. Also indoors are a climbing wall, an arcade with billiards and video games, and plenty of events: perhaps a holiday celebration, big-band event or lively après-ski party. Traveling with minors? Sign them up for age-appropriate programs, whether an arts-and-crafts activity and story hour, a pirate-themed spa treatment, a marshmallow roast by the fire pit or a ski party.
How to Get There
Pros of our stay: Beautiful and breathtaking Mountain View’s. Friendly and helpful valet and bell hop. Great walking history tour of the hotel. Good food. Fast shuttle service. Comfy beds. Loved the portrait Larry Golden drew of our daughter out in the lobby. He was so friendly and I enjoyed chatting with him about the hotel history which he knows a ton of info! Nice walking trails around the grounds. Fun speak easy on the lower level to grab a late night drink. Our kids loved the arcade and we really enjoyed the soap making craft provided. Nice dinner at Stickneys and the main dining room. Friendly service. Awesome cocktails!
Cons: not the cleanest hotel. I’ve stayed at less rated hotels that were better maintained. The carpets in the hallways leading to our room were always dirty and needed a proper vacuum. Speaking of vacuuming, our room appeared never to be vacuumed. Upon checking in, we noticed crumbs and what appeared to be glazed donut crumbs around the sitting chair. A q-tip found next to the bed skirt. Dusty phone on the desk. Bathroom wasn’t bad except no tissues or bath mat provided on our second to last day. Also, no cookies and milk for our little one as promised on our first night. (Guess you have to ask for it). Walking around the beautiful porch I noticed lots of first tables with crumbs and smears from previous people dining there. On check out day we were going over our expenses and saw a $284 Spa charge on there. Note, we never set foot inside the spa. My husband went to inquire what this could be and was told someone got their hair done. She removed the charge, without incident but I’m curious how this could even happen as whenever one purchases anything at the resort, a room number is given, the employee types it into the system, asks the guest to verify the name on the room according to what is on the screen and a receipt is signed. So.. word to the wise, carefully review your expense sheet!
The property and ambiance speak for themselves, absolutely amazing. However, for the price of the stay the service and cleanliness of the hotel was extremely disappointing. We didn't think the general maintenance and repair work were being kept up to the standard of other resorts we've stayed at. The age of the hotel should not be a factor. It should look amazing, ALL THE TIME.
Wonderful experience - the views, staff and hotel are simply a timeless classic. Don't ever change! We had a great dinner at Stickney's with a gorgeous view and were staying at the hotel for a friend's wedding. Wonderful experience and we will be back.