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The Umstead Hotel and Spa

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#1 of 22 Hotels in Cary
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11/06/2017 12/06/2017
1 room 2 adults 0 children
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George Town, null, Cayman Islands
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Gorgeous hotel with 5* surroundings and 5* service. More than enough amenities in the room. Restaurant was superb - try the barley salad for breakfast! Very near the airport and convenient for events and conferences.

Thank Bonnie F
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

What an incredible property. I was there for a speaking engagement. The conference facilities were very nice. Stayed for dinner, FANTASTIC food! Had cocktails, very friendly, courteous and professional staff! Stayed overnight in a beautiful room with one king bed and a balcony. Very comfortable bed, nice bathroom facilities. Had breakfast in the morning, and that was top notch as...

Thank Chris A
Raleigh, North Carolina, USA
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We are local to the Raleigh area but decided to book a weekend for some R&R. It was well worth the cost and even though we were 20 minutes from home, the Umstead staff did an excellent job of keeping us well taken care of. I would highly recommend either visiting for a weekend, night or just dinner & drinks....

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Providence, RI
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Stayed here for two nights this past weekend. Exceptional service, as always. They had a wedding and the hotel was quite busy, so it was a little noticeable as they seemed a tiny bit overwhelmed (our lunch took a tad too long, pool had a waiting list for chairs) but otherwise still a great visit.

Thank rhody2007
New York City, New York
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I've had the pleasure of staying at The Umstead a number of times over the last decade and it never disappoints. Not only is the hotel a truly hidden gem but the staff and service are excellent. The setting is lovely with so many trees surrounding the property and so much wildlife to immerse yourself in, its lovey. The lake...

Thank captainkush
Newport Beach, California
Reviewed 1 week ago

I had always wanted to stay at the Umstead, and finally got my chance in late Oct 2016 with a 2 night stay for meetings in nearby Cary, Chapel Hill, Durham, and Raleigh. My stay was brilliant. The property is comparable to a very good city/suburban Four Seasons in terms of decor, amenities, service, and food/beverage. Aside from 2 minor...

2Thank Bill R
Caroline J, General Manager at The Umstead Hotel and Spa, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you so much for your feedback. We appreciate your kind words and apologize for any delays you encountered during your check in and check out process. We will address these issues with our front office team and we hope to welcome you again in the future. Sincerely, Jim Beley General Manager

Louisville, KY
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

For us, the service and rooms are a cut above the Chicago Peninsula or Four Seasons. We had a one-bedroom lake suite with two balconies and 1.5 bathrooms. Everything worked perfectly. We liked ordering in-room dining from the iPad and typing our specific requests. We had dinner and breakfast in the room and both were accurate and to temperature. The...

1Thank WinchesterTrust
Nimes, France
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The Umstead has the prices and trappings of a 5 star hotel but fails to deliver the key essential - delivering excellent service unobtrusively and professionally in a way that makes guests feel completely at home. Breakfast in the restaurant exemplified all that is wrong with the hotel. Staff seem to think they are centre stage and show no respect...

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Los Angeles, California
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I travel a lot, and the Umstead Hotel continues to be one of my top 3 favorite hotels to visit. I've stayed at the Umstead at least a dozen times over the last 5+ years, and I always am excited to return. This past week's trip was no different. The hotel entrance is always fascinating. I'm always eager to see...

Thank MaltBalls
Durham, North Carolina
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Though we live only about 15 miles away in Durham, my wife and I stayed overnight at the Umstead to celebrate our 15th wedding anniversary. At seemed kind of silly when we made the reservations (since we are so close to home), but it provided a lovely "get-away" and a special way to celebrate. The facilities and service are first-class,...

Thank forbachc

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  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Tennis Court
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  • Minibar
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Paid Wifi
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Nestled lakeside on 12 acres of beautiful grounds in Cary, N.C., The Umstead Hotel and Spa is a calming retreat and luxury destination. The Umstead features 150 oversized guest rooms, elegant furnishings and signature amenities. The Umstead welcomes and inspires guests to find comfort, tranquility and indulgence in the meticulously landscaped property, as well as the plush Umstead Spa and contemporary American cuisine of Executive Chef Steven Greene at its signature Forbes Five Star restaurant, Herons. Independently owned and operated, The Umstead Hotel and Spa is North Carolina's first full-service hotel to receive the coveted AAA Five Diamond Award and is a Forbes Five Star rated property. ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Umstead Hotel and Spa

Address: 100 Woodland Pond Dr, Cary, NC 27513-2131
Region: United States > North Carolina > Cary
Price Range: $479 - $745 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — The Umstead Hotel and Spa 5*
Number of rooms: 150
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The Umstead Hotel Cary
Umstead Hotel Cary
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#1 Family Hotel in Cary
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#1 Romantic Hotel in Cary
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“All rooms are great!”
chrisaA2824NX, 24 May 2017 | Read review
“Choose a lake-view room.”
WinchesterTrust, 11 May 2017 | Read review
“we enjoyed the large balcony of the superior lake view room”
forbachc, 5 May 2017 | Read review
“I coudn`t afford,but I am pretty sure that balconies lakeview rooms would be the best!”
Liylly, 23 Apr 2017 | Read review
“We always request the view to the lake and immaculate grounds”
Isabel60742, 13 Apr 2017 | Read review
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