The Best Hotels to Book in New Hampshire for Every Traveler

The Mount Washington Hotel sits perched amid the White Mountains of New Hampshire
The Mount Washington Hotel sits perched amid the White Mountains of New Hampshire | © Jon Bilous / Alamy Stock Photo
Nick Dauk

From fine dining to luxury spas, sweeping views to a well-stocked bar, New Hampshire has a hotel to suit any traveler. Here are some of the best, all bookable with Culture Trip.

1. Chesterfield Inn, for post-road trip snuggling


Chesterfield Inn traditional style room with fireplace, blanket on the bed and Georgian windows
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Embrace the one you love the most at the Chesterfield Inn just as New Hampshire hugs the nearby Vermont border. Fireplace suites are prime for snuggling, especially after a romantic walk around the property. The hearty country breakfast of homemade granola, maple-cinnamon French toast, and fresh-baked muffins will make both of your mouths water. You and your pet will absolutely adore your time together at this hotel in New Hampshire – and we suppose your partner can tag along as well.

2. The Glen House, for fireside eats


The Glen House lobby with brick wall, fireplace and traditional furniture with a moose head on the wall
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Hot cocoa and cookies have never tasted as scrumptious as they do at The Glen House. Maybe it’s the moose mounted to the dramatic brick fireplace or the floor-to-ceiling windows gazing out at the Mount Washington Valley that makes these treats extra sweet. Speaking of suite, the premium king and queen rooms have private balconies with panoramic views of the mountain. Add in room service from The Notch Grille and you can savor the views with steak tips and sangria – or more cocoa and cookies!

3. The Hotel Concord, for an all-in-one experience

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The Hotel Concord room with large windows and rug with chair and footrest overlooking the town
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In the heart of New Hampshire’s capital, the Hotel Concord is near some of the city’s best dining establishments. A gathering place, the boutique hotel attracts travelers and locals alike, who drop by its lobby – also known as “the living room of Concord” – for cocktails. Have a delicious dinner at O Steaks & Seafood, or catch a film at Red River Theatres without venturing outside the hotel’s building. For a more intimate night in, head upstairs to the executive lounges and get stuck into that holiday novel by the fireplace.

4. Mountain View Grand Resort and Spa, for unique activities

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Traditional room at Mountain View Grand Resort and Spa with floral curtains and sitting area
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A first-class experience from check-in to check-out – that’s the Mountain View Grand Resort and Spa. It has luxurious guest rooms with panoramic views of the White Mountains and a pool, spa and fitness center that defines modern five-star properties. However, this place is unique because of its activities, from axe throwing and whitewater rafting to dog sledding, snowmobiling and visits to its Mountain View Farm. You’ll return home with some unforgettable holiday memories.

5. The Centennial, for Victorian-era elegance


The Centennial twin room with ceiling fan and tv with twin double beds and plush headboards
Courtesy of The Centennial / Expedia

The best hotels are usually those with timeless charm and rich histories, such as the Victorian-era Centennial, one of the most unique hotels in New England. The exterior oozes late-19th-century elegance in sturdy red brick. Interiors resemble magazine shoots, in tones of champagne and stone. Reserve a classic turret-style room, and order some oysters with Lunetta Prosecco, followed by a visit to your private porch, where you can reflect on your day.

6. Wentworth by the Sea, a Marriott Hotel and Spa, for fireside relaxing

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Wentworth by the Sea, a Marriott Hotel and Spa room with two beds, light decor and plants with patterned carpet
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Live the quintessential New England island lifestyle at Wentworth by the Sea, a Marriott Hotel and Spa. There’s no need to set foot outside, what with the fireplace in your suite and the California chardonnay and lobster bisque on the menu at Latitudes Waterfront. However, the area has a lot to offer, including the buzzy downtown Portsmouth Market Square, fishing, kayaking and hiking trails in some of New Hampshire’s finest green spaces a few miles beyond New Castle’s town limits.

7. The Inn at Thorn Hill and Spa, for rustic living

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The Inn at Thorn Hill and Spa room with wood panelling, vintage decor including bedside lamps, a dresser and wood panelling
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The Inn at Thorn Hill and Spa proves that sometimes the best place to stay isn’t in the penthouse of a swanky hotel, but rather a rustic cottage with picturesque views. Here, you’re immersed in serene scenery, with a cozy fireplace and a romantic two-person spa bathtub. Walk a few steps to the Tavern for traditional poutine, cheeses and cocktails – try the Bee’s Knees (gin flavored with lemon juice and honey simple syrup).

8. RiverWalk Resort at Loon Mountain, for a family getaway

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RiverWalk Resort at Loon Mountain room with branded blanket, sofa and tv with patterned carpet
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An extraordinary experience is guaranteed at this special hideaway. Whatever the season, the RiverWalk Resort at Loon Mountain provides the ultimate holiday getaway for families and couples. Outdoor fun includes snow tubing and skiing in winter, along with hiking and zip-lining in summer. When the weather is frightful, retreat to the spa for a few hours of full-body relaxation. If you fall in love with your suite, you can purchase it and have your mountainside retreat forever.

9. Stonehurst Manor, for pet-friendly holidays


Four poster bed in a room with with plush decor at Stonehurst Manor with burgundy carpets and garden view
Courtesy of Stonehurst Manor / Expedia

Be it your fiancé, your family or your four-legged friend, your loved ones deserve the luxury of Stonehurst Manor. The whole squad can snuggle by the fireplace, contemplating beautiful mountain views. The signature Fish House Punch at the Library Lounge is obligatory – it was a favorite drink of President George Washington. Your pup won’t mind your absence if you share a few scraps of homemade bread and pizza from the on-site Wild Rose Restaurant.

10. Bedford Village Inn, for businesslike cool


Room at Bedford Village Inn with four poster bed and chaise longue in muted tones with sash widows
Courtesy of Bedford Village Inn / Expedia

Work trips shouldn’t be this amazing, but you really can mix business with pleasure at the Bedford Village Inn, just 10mi (16km) from the Manchester-Boston Regional Airport. It provides luxury transfers to and from the airport and has a business center for your daily duties and a 24-hour fitness center for your workouts. Relax in the outdoor hot tub, sip on an old fashioned in the lobby bar, and treat yourself to a 21-day wet-aged, center-cut filet mignon – your hard work deserves a reward.

11. Lake House at Ferry Point, for a quaint B&B experience


Lake House at Ferry Point room with headboard, animal pillow and flowers with vintage bedside lamps and garden view
Courtesy of Lake House at Ferry Point / Expedia

While high-rise hotels in the big city are all well and good, sometimes it’s nice to get away and spend a little quality time at a time-honored bed and breakfast, such as Lake House at Ferry Point. Listen to the relaxing sound of water lapping on the shores of Lake Winnisquam as you doze off with a book from the inn’s library. If you want to work up a sweat, make use of its complimentary kayaks, rowing boats and pedal boats. Head out deep, and you may well have the lake all to yourself.

12. Six South St Hotel, for a student-style experience


Funky Six South St Hotel room in plush tones with pattern wallpaper and red accents
Courtesy of Six South St Hotel / Expedia

Schedule yourself an Ivy League stay without the high tuition rates at Six South St Hotel in Hanover, near Dartmouth College. Sophisticated eats – rare beef, chunky burgers and fries – are served in the Bistro at Six, but you can always stroll around the corner for some more casual fare at Molly’s, Murphy’s or Lou’s. You’re also steps away from Big Green, so fuel up with a few microbrewed jars at the cocktail lounge before catching a Division I game.

Nick Dauk contributed additional reporting to this article.

Traveling on a budget? Check out our pick of the best budget-friendly hotels in New Hampshire. If you’re after something extra special, discover the best luxury hotels in New Hampshire, or for pet-friendly places to stay, check out our guide to the best pet-friendly hotels in New Hampshire and book now on Culture Trip. For more incredible stays in New Hampshire, check out our pick of the best hotels in Loon Mountain, New Hampshire, bookable on Culture Trip.

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