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
Great place for kids. We went on a Sunday to Tuesday. Lots of things for kids to do. Laundry on premises which is great when travelling with kids. Restaurant choice for breakfast is not great - no option except to pay $25 pp (even for kids). Beautiful location. Recommend
My husband has always wanted to stay at the Mt. Washington Hotel so I surprised him with a two day get-away this past week. I was a little skeptical hearing that it had become a corporate property but they did not disappoint! From the front desk to the waitstaff in the various outlets, every single employee we encountered worked efficiently, was friendly and genuinely seemed happy to be there. We felt like we had walked back in time inside this building. It is obviously very old so if you're looking for contemporary you won't find it here. You will find a shower with the best water pressure I have ever had at a hotel, so they have obviously made updates in areas where it counts. We had an excellent time unwinding around the outdoor gas firepit the first night, it was a treat to have the outdoors be so accessible and comfortable. We also took advantage of the massive deck that runs the entire length of the back side of the hotel. It gives a wonderful view of the mountains. Everything about our stay lended itself to relaxation. The bed was a little too soft for my liking, but that is just personal preference so I can't even count that as a negative. The bathroom was large and well lit and the walk in closet was almost as big as mine at home. Now I know we will keep this on the short list for a winter stay. We are not skiers but I have a feeling there are more than enough other things to do in this beautiful property.
We arrived about 7 p.m. to the area, looking for a hotel and restaurant. This "lodge" was the ONLY place we could access. The male check in clerk was obnoxiously rude constantly repeating the they owned "everything" on the mountain and that reservations and dress codes were required. I asked him to tell me where the other places were and I would be happy to move on but he gruffly said it would be 50 miles down the road and that this lodge and the one restaurant down the road would accommodate us without reservation, IF there was room. I asked if breakfast was served in the dining room (pointing to it) and he yelled "there is NO food here! you need reservations and the bus will take you there". Oh he did point out the option of buying some junk food (chips, twinkies, wine) from their store. I would have left but I had been driving for 11 hours already and wasn't sure where I was heading. When checking out the next morning, the female clerk was much friendlier and apologized for his behaviour. Needless to say- I won't be back nor will I send my friends there. It is a real shame because we planned on spending a few days here before going to Nova Scotia. I will say- the beds were very comfortable.
I wish we had a better stay, I love this hotel! We stayed over the 4th of July holiday, so it was very busy as expected – many families and children.
Dinner at the Bretton Arms Restaurant was superb. Service was great, and the food was amazing (and I am pretty picky!) Wine flight was great as well. Our room was clean, and check in was easy
The not so good:
Our room was not ready when we arrived at 4
Our room was described as a two bedroom when we booked it. There are two beds, but no doors separating them which I was surprised at. Our daughter is a very light sleeper and we specifically paid more to book the two bedroom so she could get a good night’s rest if we stayed up later – so that was a little disappointing. I wish the description was more accurate.
Our dinner at Stickney’s was nowhere near as good as Bretton Arms, the service was slow and the waiter forgot my daughters drink and an appetizer, and we had to ask for them to be taken off the bill.
It was extremely hot so the pool was crowded most of the day – but it was really, really dirty. The women’s locker room was absolutely gross the two days we used the pool, trash overflowing with diapers and trash. Multiple women in the locker room were discussing the state of it both times I was in there. There was also only one hair dryer, which made for a long wait. It also kept over heating so needed to be shut off for long periods. I asked someone if they had another hairdryer but they said that’s the only one they had (on the whole property??)
The wait to speak to a concierge was extremely long – I was in the lobby for 45 minutes waiting to ask about local hiking. Appeared not staffed adequately for a busy holiday week.
Just minor things here and there not up to par with where I would expect them – for example, empty water / lemonade drink dispensers in the lobby (literally – every. time.) The extra charges here and there for things, like $5 ice cream sundae bar or kids activities. Would have been nice to have some fun things included. When we were checking out we saw some kids checking in and getting some Omni kids swag that we should have gotten when we checked in (per the person checking out)
Overall, it was a mediocre stay. It is such a beautiful property in a beautiful location, I wish the service and attention to detail matched the location (and the cost!)
I gave it three stars which visually looks low, but - its defined as average. For the cost and the experience, that's what I felt it was. I am sure we will be back - because the location and those cocktails on the porch looking at Mount Washington.... the best!
This resort is incredible. The people are amazing, the food is amazing, the rooms are amazing. Darsie at the front desk made sure nothing stood in the way of us having a great time. She was amazing and the resort should be proud to have her.