Mount Washington Hotel

Also known as: Omni Mount Washington Hotel, Bretton Woods
Off US 302, Bretton Woods, New Hampshire


Omni Mount Washington Hotel, Bretton Woods New Hampshire

Photo taken by Brian Bartlett

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This was the largest spa (352 rooms) in the White Mountains when it opened in 1902. Built in Spanish-Renaissance style, it is a large wooden frame, Y-shaped structure with two five-story octagonal towers. Its isolation and scale made it the choice location of the 1944 Bretton Woods Conference, an international gathering of economists, lawyers, and politicians to chart a blueprint for the world's monetary system. The World Bank was established at this Conference. -- National Historic Landmark statement of significance, June 24, 1986

National Register information 

Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on September 27, 1978
Reference number
Architectural styles
Victorian: Renaissance; Other architectural type; Spanish Renaissance
Areas of significance
Economics; Conservation; Politics/Government; Architecture
Level of significance
Evaluation criteria
A - Event; C - Design/Construction
Property type
Historic function
Current function
Periods of significance
1900-1924; 1925-1949
Significant years
1900; 1902; 1944

Update Log 

  • December 28, 2016: New Street View added by Brian Bartlett
  • October 16, 2013: Photo imported by Brian Bartlett
  • August 28, 2013: Updated by Brian Bartlett: added alternate names
  • August 28, 2013: Photo imported by Brian Bartlett

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Mount Washington Hotel
Posted July 8, 2014, by J.R. Manning

I believe we have a new Landmark Hunter coming up in the world. Great job, Matthew!

Mount Washington Hotel
Posted July 6, 2014, by Stephanie Taylor (ephlor [at] yahoo [dot] com)


My family & I live in southern NH. My son, Matthew, was in the 4th grade this past school year. One of his final projects was to choose a NH landmark, research it, write a report and make a 3D model. Matthew chose the Mount Washington Hotel. It was interesting to learn some facts we didn't know about the resort and to build a replica. I thought it might be fun for Matthew if I sent in his photo to the hotel...I haven't told him. I wanted to surprise him. We have never been to the Mount Washington Hotel, but some time in the near future, would love to make a trip north.

We love northern NH <3 We will be camping in Glen this coming weekend...perhaps we can take a drive to show Matthew the actual landmark itself!

Hope to visit soon,


P.S. I've attached a few photos of Matthew with his model of Mount Washington hotel. In one of the photos, his friend, Ryan, is with him holding his own model of the Cog Railway.

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