Not worth it at all.
1) Staff was *very* friendly
2) Room was big (It should be. Cost me over $450 a night). Room was clean.
3) Dinner was excellent - at Juliets and at Nicky's tavern
4) Roger the Concierge was excellent
5) The bartender was excellent. The drinks he made were great, and I had a good time hanging out at the bar with my husband. We met some neat people.
6) The horse-riding kids were very good - amiable, etc.
1) $500 a night for what? A room with a jacuzzi in it? This is NOT a resort, at least not in November. They should have lowered the price at least by half - and waived the resort fee. Exactly what did that cover?
2) Fitness room isn't much to write home about at all. There were NO yoga classes at all, and after seeing the total lack of amenities, there should have been yoga and it should have been free.
3) The waiters and waitresses were mostly untutored and in desperate need of mentoring. Breakfast was cold. Our bill was wrong. The kid didn't know if he should bring out our juice ahead of time - little things like that that add up. After our bill was wrong, took another 10 minutes to get the right one. Not only our breakfast was cold - the neighboring table had the same problem.
Dinner the first night at Juliets was great. Great food. The waiter didn't talk much but he did a great job.
Dinner the second night at the tavern was also DELICIOUS. But the very nice, friendly and earnest waitress needs mentoring badly. Friendliness she has in droves, but our food took forever getting out to us, and she seemed 'single threaded' in that she would do the rounds beofre going to get the meal. She brought the wrong drink and then took another 10 to get the right one. She was friendly and I *liked her*, but I want to see more polish at a place that cost $500 a night. In fct, I'm shaking my head in shock that we paid that much. Insanely overpriced. Worth no more than $100 a night and that's because of location at the base of the whites.
The kid who ran the elevator, the bellhops - all friendly and di their jobs as one might expect teenagers/young adults to do their job, but this place doesn't have the muscle to hold up their purported resort image.
In the end, this is a hotel with a spa attached to it. The spa services cost what you would pay at ay spa, so what benefit do you get for $500 a night plus $30 resort fee?
There were no spare blankets the second night, only the first, so if you wanted to go in the other room to watch TV while spouse was sleeping, one couldn't huddle cozily under a blanket.
The toilet paper spare roll was hiding in the closet on the other side of where the bathroom was (?)
There was nothing in the room to tell you about the amenities
It's VERY amateur.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Founded in 1865 and set on 1,700 acres with sweeping views of the White Mountains, Mountain View Grand Resort & Spa is New England's premier historic mountain resort. It was the only resort or hotel in the state to earn AAA Four Diamond awards in both Lodging and Dining for since 2008. With stellar dining choices from the gourmet selections in the wine cellar to casual meals in the Tavern or spectacular views at the seasonal Club House and Veranda, guests find a style and price to fit their mood. With a full-time Activities Department and complimentary children's programs, guests enjoy hiking, kayaking, biking, indoor and outdoor pools, a health and wellness center, golf on the resort's historic course, and four Classic Clay tennis courts. In winter, it's time for cross country skiing, snowshoeing, snow tubing, ice skating, snowmobiling, and dog sled adventures. Mountain View also provides the opportunity to choose from over 500 movie selections in the in-house movie theater. Mountain View Farm features friendly animals at the Big Red Barn. Evening activities include marshmallow toasting over an open campfire. Conde Nast Traveler named Mountain View one of North America's top five resort spas for 2008. There are great views high in the landmark Tower Spa, with an infinity-edge Sok tub and side-by-side massages a specialty. The Presidential Suite has spectacular vistas, a private wet bar, fireplace, flat-screen TVs, hand-painted furniture, and a lovely dining area with French doors. The elegant master bedroom has a king-size bed and cozy window nook while the master bath features a luxury whirlpool. Business meetings are served in 20,000 square feet of flexible conference space with built-in AV equipment and reliable internet and cell phone service. Mountain View specializes in storybook weddings in the domed Crystal Ballroom with its famed hand-painted ceiling or the century-old gazebo on Grand Fountain Terrace. Mountain View Grand is 100% wind-powered and has been recognized as an Environmental Champion by the NH Lodging & Restaurant Association. The resort is a proud member of Historic Hotels of America. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Mountain View Grand Hotel Whitefield
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