We stayed at the inn along with another couple and both couples got the special with the breakfast included. In general, we received very good service from people at the front desk, including a maintenance worker who not only brought our bags up to our rooms on the third floor when we got there, but also brought all our stuff down when we left...and we did not have to wait at all for him to be at our room. He got a very good tip on our way out. Someone complained about the tilting rooms on the third floor. Hello? This is an historic inn, and that is what they are all about..they tend to settle, and that is part of the charm. We had a very nice suite, and our friends had a beautiful room as well, all rooms being pleasantly renovated.
We all enjoyed the foyer of the inn, with the very large and inviting fireplace. Speaking of the foyer, if you plunk down in one of the chairs to read a good book at night, be aware that within a few minutes, the staff at the front desk will lower the lights so that it is impossible to read. We were not the only ones to experience this, and within a 20 minute period had to ask the staff to turn up the lights 3 times, as each time one of them turned the lights up, a few minutes later, they were turned down by a different staffer. One of them mentioned that the owner did not want lights up in the evening. If I were operating an inn, I, too, would be inclined to save on the electricity.. except when it was obvious that people enjoy the foyer for reading! On the other hand, kitchen staffers brought out cookies and coffee/tea at around 4 p.m., and there is a very pleasant bar for those who want more than that.
Overall, I think we had a very good experience. The breakfasts were included and we were able to enjoy fruit, juices, and so forth, until the wait staff brought our sumptuous breakfasts. We had to wait an extra half hour for the breakfast room to open on the Saturday, as some wait staff did not make it into work and replacements were called in. That was just the day that we had to be somewhere in the morning, so our meal was a bit rushed. The wait staff in the evening was highly solicitous, making sure that our dinner meals were just what we wanted. Prices were decent, and the wine selection was very good. The dining manager is very good, though a bit of a flatterer, as are many of the wait staff.
The location of the inn couldn't be better. There are cross country skiing and snowshoeing a 10th of a mile away at the nationally-renowned Jackson Ski Touring Foundation. When you stay at the inn, you can get a decent discount on all-day tickets. There is plenty of downhill skiing nearby, too, at Attitash, Wildcat and many others. Alternative cross country skiing places include Great Glen, and Bear Notch, with Great Glen more challenging and Bear Notch a bit homier and gentler.
Overall, having stayed at other places in the Jackson area in the past, we would certainly return to the Wentworth and stay at the main inn building because of its ambiance, the helpful staff and cheerfulness of the place. While this place is not ranked number 1 among the Jackson choices, we feel that it is better than its current ranking. We would certainly recommend this inn to friends.
We feel that it is in between Very Good and Excellent.
- Also Known As:
- The Wentworth Hotel
- The Wentworth Hotel Jackson
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Nestled in the majestic White Mountains of Jackson, New Hampshire, The Wentworth is a charming, 50-room inn within close proximity to cross country skiing, a stunning golf course and an abundance of year-round, outdoor activities. Surrounded by the beauty of nature, this picturesque inn in Jackson, NH, enjoys a unique position among New Hampshire hotels. Our idyllic setting provides a temporary escape from life’s everyday stresses and allows guests the freedom to reconnect, rediscover, and recharge. ... more less
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