Review of Omni Mount Washington Resort, New Hampshire

by GO GlobeHopper

This family-friendly Omni property is one of the most well-known resorts in New Hampshire.  It is surrounded by the White Mountain National Forest and boasts a picture postcard backdrop of the Presidential Mountain Range.


This historic hotel is very similar to the retro lodges and resorts found in the Poconos in the sense that it contains multiple accommodation options, some dining options, and plenty of sports and entertainment all conveniently located on the property.

As such, it has a lot going for it and scores high with guests – for the most part.

In the winter months, there are alpine and Nordic trails for all ages and abilities on skis or snowshoes, Fat Bikes for winter biking, and sleigh rides.  Nordic skiers and snowshoers can also rent a small sled (known as a pulk) so even the smallest family members can still enjoy the great outdoors, courtesy of mom or dad towing them along.


During the summer months, Omni Mount Washington Resort offers everything from bike rides, hikes, and horseback or carriage rides, to swimming (with indoor and outdoor pools), family-friendly six-hole golf to fishing complete with equipment rentals and clinics. And kids 12+ can join in on the Bretton Woods Canopy Tour, featuring nine zip lines, two sky bridges, and three rappels.

For novices looking to try a new sport, or anyone eager to hone their skills, Omni Mount Washington Resort offers private and semi-private lessons for golf, tennis, fishing, and skiing.

While there’s plenty at the resort to keep everyone engaged, Omni Mount Washington is also in close proximity to numerous attractions including the world-famous Mt. Washington Cog Railway, plus Story Land, Santa’s Village, and Clark’s Trained Bears.  The nearby Crawford and Franconia Notches also offer hiking opportunities, roadside waterfalls, and historic sites.

Carolyn Suite

Family-friendly accommodations at the Omni Mount Washington include the popular Family Suites, comprised of multiple bedrooms with a shared bath. Luxury Family Suites include a king bedroom, plus two twin bedrooms, and large separate living space with a working fireplace. And the all-new Presidential Wing features private balconies in each guest room.

For dining, the Omni Mount Washington Resort has a breakfast buffet in the Main Dining Room, and grab ‘n go items with specialty coffee, tea, and pastries are available at Morsels. Throughout the day and evening, a variety of dining venues offer special children’s menus for lunch and dinner. Rounding out the day, the resort serves up S’mores around the fire. Kids will also enjoy the Pedicake or Pirate Package in The Spa for kids aged nine and under. There’s also a family game night in the Great Hall, special presentations by visiting artists, wildlife exhibits, and astronomy programs.


  • gorgeous views
  • rooms are spacious
  • appealing to travelers that enjoy a retro feel and experience
  • plenty of convenient amenities on the property
  • a great option for a family vacation


  • very expensive  – rooms and food
  • some rooms are beginning to look worn and in need of an update
  • depending on the weather and the location of the room, the in-room temperature can be an issue
  • if the resort is busy, staff can be aloof and unhelpful




Partial Source:  Travelweek

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