Omni Mount Washington Resort Review

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Route 302, Bretton Woods, Bretton Woods NH 03575
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Editor’s Review of Omni Mount Washington Resort

The Omni Mount Washington is a grand historic hotel dating from the turn of the 20th century, majestically situated in the heart of New Hampshire's White Mountains. The scenery is nothing short of gorgeous, with the 6,288-foot Mount Washington, New England's highest mountain, visible from many of the rooms. The main hotel holds 200 guestrooms and suites under its red peaked roofs, along with plenty of rooms for the little ones to explore and stretch their legs -- including seven separate drinking and dining locations, a wraparound verandah and a grand hall with fireplace. The hotel's claim to fame is its history as the site of the 1944 International Monetary Conference that resulted in the Bretton Woods Accord that established the current system of global ... more finance -- budding history buffs with enjoy the plaques on many of the doors listing the dignitaries who stayed there, and an exhibit on the ground floor showing off souvenirs of the conference.

The 800,000 acres of the resort also contains two other lodgings -- the Bretton Arms Inn, which is more intimate for couples and also has pet-friendly rooms, and The Lodge, which caters specifically to cross-country skiers in the winter. Attached to the resort is the acclaimed Bretton Woods Ski Area, the largest in New Hampshire, with 434 acres of ski and snowboard terrain, 101 trails and glades, four terrain parks and nine lifts. Its Nordic Center is one of the largest cross-country areas in the East, with an impressive network of trails. A Canopy Tour, inaugurated in 2009, is one of the largest of its kind in North America, with 10 zip lines -- some up to 900 feet long -- connecting platforms more than 50 feet off the ground. Open year-round, the tour takes more than three hours to complete, and includes explanations of the alpine environment by naturalist-guides. The rest of the resort is also open in warm-weather months, and offers a wide range of outdoor activities for the whole family, including horseback riding, golfing and fishing. Additionally, Omni Mount Washington Resort has recently debuted two new climbing activities - the outdoor West Wall Climb and the indoor Slopeside Climbing Wall - both suitable for climbers of all abilities and experience levels. The Polaris Ranger Mountain tour, also new, allows guests to explore the higher summits of Bretton Woods on a guided off-road adventure.

The resort has poured more than 50 million dollars into sprucing up all of the rooms and suites in a soothing palette of earth tones, refurbishing bathrooms and creating a new Presidential Wing with additional suites, a new cutting-edge spa and conference center. The resort further plans to restore its Donald golf course to its original glory.

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Our Editor Loves
  • 434 acres of skiable terrain
  • Kids program with changing themes nightly
  • Optional meal plans available
Family Interests
  • All Inclusive
  • Bicycling
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Skiing
  • Theme Parks
Family Amenities
  • Babysitting
  • Children's Program
  • Cribs
  • DVD Player
  • Kids' Pool
  • Kitchenettes
  • Meal Plan
  • Onsite Dining
  • Refrigerator
  • Pool
Our Member Reviews 1286 Reviews
Wonderful Hotel
Reviewed on 05/11/2013
My family stayed for two nights at the Omni Mount Washington in August 2012. It was absolutely wonderful, and I wish we could have stayed for a few more days. The rooms were spacious and well kept. The pool and hotel grounds ...
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Rooms

Of the resorts' three lodgings, families are probably most comfortable in the main hotel, which is closest to the action and amenities. The Mount Washington Hotel includes a range of accommodations, including two levels of guestrooms, and three levels of suites. The family suite includes an additional room with pullout bed; the spacious "premier family suite" includes two additional bedrooms with twin beds, an additional half-bath and gas fireplace.

All rooms include DVDs, wireless Internet and bathtubs. Some of the family suites also have refrigerators; they are available in other rooms by request. The hotel is also renovating one of the largest family suites into a deluxe kids' suite with bunk beds, beanbag chairs, and arts and crafts area.

The Bretton Arms Inn is a bit more intimate, catering more to couples; however, it can be a good choice for families with pets, as it has several pet-friendly rooms. It is also close to the stables, making it convenient for families interested in equestrian activities or dog sledding.

The Lodge, meanwhile, is located at the Bretton Woods Ski Area, making it perfect for families who ski together or are looking to do a fair amount of hiking or mountain biking in the summer. Some of the rooms at the Lodge also have microwaves and coffee makers. It is also the best value option, with the lowest priced rooms, and has some of the resort's best views, with the grand hotel in the foreground and the Presidentials behind.

Kids stay free in all rooms at the hotel. There is a $20/per person additional fee for The Lodge. Cribs are available for free; cots for a $10 fee.

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