Some reviewers had some issues with this hotel and so did we. However, some are minor. We have traveled extensively and liek other travelers we find good and not so good at some of our locations.We started getting calls from staff just after we made a reservation. The purpose of the calls were to let us know about all the various spa treatments that were avaialabe. We decined to make such reservations over the telephone. Upon arrival at the hotel the young girl at the reception desk just had no training on how to greet guest. She "sheepishly" told me that the restaurant was closed for the evening and would not reopen until breakfast the follwing day. It was raining and we really did not want to get back on the road for dinner. She did not offer us any suggestions , even after I asked her where we might dine. Her reply was tnat she didn't know. I noticed some of the reviewers encocuntered discourteous staff. We found all the staff , except for the untrained front desk person, to be very nice.
Even after we arrievd they were still trying to sell us spa treatments and we could understand why, as there was only a handful of guest at the hotel. We were given a room on the third floor and told we could not use the elevator unless a hotel persosn operated the elevator. It was a very old elevator with a lot of safety features missing , thus we understood. The only problem was that when we started for our room there was no elevator person. We had to go back to the desk and the young girl did not know where the person was. It took us severl minutes of waiting for a person to finally appear.
Our room was small but really nice. The view was not that great as just outside our window was the large air conditioning unit. We never understand why a hotel puts a guest in such a room when there are dozens or unoccupied rooms on the property. As for the view from our room---not much of a view.
The old hotel is really very nice. We spent an hour in the pool room, another in the library and just walked around the hotel. Could not go outsidee for the rain.
The next moring we had breakfast in the dining room and it was great. Breakfast was included in the price of our room.
This is a very nice old hotel and we enjoyed our stay and would like to return one of these days. The rooms prices are rather steep. We passed up the spa treatments as those can be obtained in almost any mall in Dallas.
- 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 Resort And Spa
- Mountain View Grand Hotel Whitefield
- Mountain View Grand Resort & Spa Whitefield, White Mountains, New Hampshire