I must preface this review by saying that my husband and I were not "guests" per se at the Mount Washington - We inquired about reservations but the only availability was for queen bed rooms and so, since we live about an hour south of the hotel, we decided to come up for the day to have lunch and enjoy the spa.
The good news is that we had a great time. We started with lunch at Stickney's with a world class BLT. I have never had such a perfectly crafted sandwich - the bread and bacon (lots of bacon) were warm - the tomato and lettuce cold. Our waiter was friendly and efficient and our shared meal - a salad and the sandwich was divided on plates for two - Seated outside overlooking the Presidential range, what more could we ask for?
The spa was just fabulous too - all the facilities were immaculate, well attended and the treatments I had - including the Alpine Glow Scrub - were delightful. The athesticians were very sweet as well as competent. It was a little slice of heaven served up just for us.
Unfortunately, there were a few bad points to the trip. As we drove up to the hotel - all we could see was massive scaffolding, totally covering the front of the hotel. On the left side, a wing was totally wrapped in plastic - like a giant condom. It was totally unattractive. The really bad part was when we had tried to make a reservation, NOBODY advised us that we might be looking at a world class view through the bars of a scaffold - or worse - somebody walking up and down would be looking at US! Very bad news indeed!
Also - as we walked around the hotel, we noticed pitch black smoke rising into the air. We were told it was the boiler and that this happened several times a day. To see that terrible pollution in the middle of the pristine White Mountains was really upsetting. More bad news
At the spa, there were 6 or 7 women (part of a wedding group), who took over the "quiet" room as their personal party venue. There was loud chatter and laughing and lots o' champagne drinks going on in one section of the room. Other people were there- trying to relax while waiting for their treatments. I went into the coed quiet room and all was quiet there - until a table was set up for the wedding party's lunch. Luckily, I was called for my treatment before a full out "musical quiet room" broke out There should be a private room for special parties so that everyone else can enjoy the facilities - after all - we are all paying for our spa visit!
All in all we spent a pretty nice day - which was topped off as it should be - with a smart cocktail, on the porch , very nicely served by a young waitperson and her "shadow" trainee . Sipping that cosmo - gazing at that spectacular view - what's not to like?
Just a note - everyone who works at the Omni Mount Washington always seems friendly and ready to help. And that's not only the staff members that actually served us - they were just great. But there were smiles and hellos from pretty much everyone who walked passed us. And that isn't good news, it is excellent news!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The four-diamond Omni Mount Washington Resort in Bretton Woods, New Hampshire offers a year-round escape just 2½ hours from Boston in NH’s majestic White Mountains! Enjoy a full-service spa, year-round canopy tour, alpine and nordic skiing at Bretton Woods, the 18-hole restored Donald Ross golf course and a wealth of indoor and outdoor pastimes. Come discover our recent $60 million renovation, fine and casual dining, endless recreational pursuits and breathtaking scenery. Grand Hotel, cozy Inn, modern Lodge and convenient Townhomes available. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Omni Mount Washington Hotel Bretton Woods
- Mt Washington Hotel Nh
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