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The Umstead Hotel and Spa

#1 of 22 Hotels in Cary
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100 Woodland Pond Drive, Cary, NC 27513
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  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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New York City, New York
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22 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

My husband, baby and I spent two nights here and it was just the most relaxing and elegant hotel. Every little detail is perfect. We loved the pool, the gorgeous room, the grounds, the spa area, the restaurant... everything. Easy drive to Raleigh and Durham. Thanks for a great stay!!

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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11 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

While on a business trip from Dubai, I stayed at The Umstead for a few nights. Amazing attentive staff, great views over the pool and lake. Nothing else major to write home about. The walking trail around the little lake was breath-taking. The food was good, the room spacious, comfortable with all the necessary amenities. Big bright bathroom with a... More 

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Cary, NC
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10 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

My wife and I stayed at the Umstead for our anniversary. Our stay was a total disappointment, considering that the Umstead is supposed to be a 5 star hotel. We started out with a couples massage. My wife's massage was great but mine was just okay. I went into the message with some aches and pains and still had the... More 

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Cary, North Carolina
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25 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

As Cary residents, my wife and I were familiar with The Umpstead and it's reputation as the Raleigh area's one true luxury hotel. Aside from her previous experiences with the spa and a quick stop for cocktails in the bar a few months ago, we had never had the opportunity to spend any extended time here. An invitation from friends... More 

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I was told that this hotel was built to service the needs of SAS, which makes sense because it's located adjacent to their campus and in the middle of nowhere really. That said, the hotel is a lovely surprise. It won't blow your socks off when you enter but the pool area is very nice and it is located on... More 

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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23 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This little heaven of a haven is tucked away next to a large corporate complex (SAS) - the architecture and ambience are "first class" for sure. A previous reviewer had commented that staff was "pretentious" - well, I have to admit that I definitely felt a little "under-dressed" as we unloaded our belongings from our beach trip to finish out... More 

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Lothian, Scoltand
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14 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Modern and well designed hotel suitable for family stays and business alike. The staff is at your disposal from the moment you arrive: the car was valet parked, our luggage was take care of and four members of staff greeted us, by name, at the entrance. Some members of staff were clearly more experienced that others but they all tried... More 

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Cary, North Carolina
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Spent one day / night with my wife for our anniversary, including an afternoon at the spa. Hotel and grounds are magnificent...I would rank them right up there with 5-Star hotels I've stayed at in Europe, the Caribbean and India. Spa facilities are terrific and the hotel encourages people to stay there for the day even if you aren't staying... More 

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Greensboro, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Umstead Hotel and Spa is the place to go in North Carolina. The grounds, the staff, the rooms are top notch. Unfortunately we were only there for one night but hope to go back again. Would highly recommend for a couples romantic getaway, special birthday with friends, girls retreat...

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64 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed here for one night after the Rolling Stones concert and our only regret is that we didn't get to enjoy it longer. We were greeted warmly upon arrival and were able to check in early. Once in our room, we went out to the balcony. The view was great, and we highly recommend a room with a lake... More 

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The_Umstead_Hotel, General Manager at The Umstead Hotel and Spa, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for your gracious comments regarding your recent stay at The Umstead Hotel and Spa. We strive to ensure each guest experience is memorable and I'm happy to hear that we delivered on that promise to you! We look forward to welcoming you back to The Umstead Hotel and Spa in the future. With Best Regards, Jim... More 

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